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Bernard Starr, PhD, is a psychologist/gerontologist, and professor emeritus at CUNY, Brooklyn College where he directed a graduate program in gerontology. He is the founder, and for twenty-five years the managing editor, of the cutting edge Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, He also founded and edited two series for the Springer Publishing Co.: Adulthood and Aging and Lifestyles and Issues in Aging. His book, The Starr-Weiner Report On Sex and Sexuality in the Mature years (co-authored with Dr. Marcella Bakur Weiner) provided the first comprehensive data on sexual activity after age 60. He is a past president of the Brooklyn Psychological Association and a past president of the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy.

For seven years he was writer, producer, and host of an award-winning radio commentary, The Longevity Report, on WEVD-AM Radio in NYC. During the same period-- for three years--he wrote op-ed articles for the Scripps Howard News Service on healthcare, the "boomers," and issues of an aging society. He currently produces and hosts television documentaries on meaningful, active and productive living in the third age of life (Active Aging Stories) for Phoenix Rising Television Productions

His latest book is "Jesus, Jews, And Anti-Semitism In Art: How Renaissance Art Erased Jesus Jewish Identity and How Today's Artists Are Restoring It." He is also the author of "Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew," and is the organizer of the art exhibit "Putting Judaism Back in the Picture: Toward Healing the Christian/Jewish Divide
Currently, his articles are published at OpEdNews and the Huffington Post contributor platform. He has also written for Salon, Barons Financial Magazine, the Algemeiner, and UPI's Religion and Spirituality section. His earlier book, "Escape Your Own Prison: Why We Need Spirituality and Psychology to be Truly Free," published by Rowman and Littlefield, explores spirituality as a psychology of consciousness.


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John Glenn returned to space at age 77, From InText

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       Tuesday, May 14, 2019
How Old is Too Old to Run for President? A Gerontologist Ponders This Critical Question for the 2020 Election Now that several senior citizens are candidates for President of the United States many wonder if they are too old for the job. Psychologist/gerontologist Dr. Bernard Starr illuminates that issue.
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       Tuesday, April 30, 2019
How to Defeat Donald Trump:Think Psychological Warfare Donald Trump's relentless repetition of degrading names and false accusations for his opponents is a powerful psychological conditioning technique that results in mind control.
The Walls of Jericho Came Tumbling Down by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, From InText

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       Monday, January 21, 2019
Ancient and Medieval Walls Only Worked if They Were Backed by Lethal Force. Is That Donald Trump's Plan? Historically, walls alone have been ineffective and could be breached by crude technologies. Against 21st century technologies the medieval type wall sought by Donald Trump is flat out silly. Walls that have appeared effective did so because they were backed by a powerful military prepared to use lethal force. It will be sad day if America unleashes lethal force against caravans migrants seeking asylum from violence
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       Sunday, December 9, 2018
Hanukkah vs. Christmas: Does It Have to Be a Contest? Hanukkah and Christmas are much different celebrations--Hanukkah for a military victory that restored the practice Judaism, and Christmas for the birth of Jesus, who Christians believe is the Messiah. Since the Hanukkah festival is not mandated in the Torah, secular Jews wonder if it should be celebrated at all. Nevertheless, they worry that no celebration might encourage their children to be drawn to Christmas traditions.
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       Saturday, November 17, 2018
How Congress Became a 'Cathouse' of Prostitutes Paying Off Their Pimps Members of Congress are beholden to lobbyists and other donors who finance their election campaigns and other projects.Thus they will often vote the demands of their benefactors rather than their beliefs or conscience making them like prostitutes who work for their pimps. Without campaign finance reform Congress will continue to be a cathouse.
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       Friday, November 9, 2018
Why Christian Anti-Semites Are Ignorant of Their Own Faith Anti-Semites are ignorant of the common foundation of Judaism and Christianity. Otherwise they would know that Jesus was a dedicated practicing Jew and that the synagogue was his spiritual home; thus, an attack on a synagogue is also an attack on Jesus.
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       Sunday, October 21, 2018
Donald Trump is Trying to Control Your Mind: Going High is Not the Way to Fight Psychological Warfare Democrats have been conned into "going high" in response to Donald Trump's deplorable tactics.In doing so they have surrendered to the mind control techniques of "implosion" and "desensitization."
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       Monday, August 13, 2018
How Fake News Launched the Persecution of Jews for Two Thousand Years A series of fake news releases dating to the beginning of Christianity set the stage for atrocities against Jews spanning two thousand years. Then, the omission of Jesus Jewish heritage and identity in Mediaeval and Renaissance era artworks supported anti-Semitism by hijacking Jesus from Judaism and establishing him as exclusively Christion with no connection to Judaism--lethal fake news with no free press to correct it.
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       Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Jeff Sessions' Authority Defense for Cruelty of 'Just Following Orders' Has a Grim History The Trump administration's cruelty to asylum seekers and their children has been rationalized by Attorney General Jeff Sessions with the "authority defense" based on his cherry-picking of a few sentences out of context from Romans 13 in the Bible.The teachings of Jesus put this rationalization to shame.
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       Monday, May 28, 2018
A Better Way for Athletes to Protest That Will Bring Cheers, Not Smears There is a more effective way for athletes to protest oppression of African Americans and other assaults on democracy under the Trump administration--a way that would defuse the charge of anti-Americanism by embracing "my America" of social justice and democracy and rejecting "their America" which is tearing down the principles established by the founders of our republic that have made America great.
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       Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Mind Control: How Donald Trump Has Transformed Americans into Pavlov's Dogs Donald Trump has inadvertently harnessed powerful behavioral principles to normalize pathological behaviors that in previous eras would have disqualified him for public office. Primarily through the application of "systematic prolonged desensitization" he has achieved mind control of millions of Americans. But brainwashing can be disrupted.
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       Friday, March 16, 2018
President Trump Threatens to Raise Tariffs on Fish Unless China Agrees To Import Gefilte Fish (A Satire) Donald Trump's ignorance about trade coupled with his arrogance that he boasts to know more than the economists --both Democratic and Republican--he just might do something as ridiculous as to demand that China import Gefilte fish and make it the national dish of China.
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       Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Ma and Pa 'Business Empire' of Donald Trump Donald Trump brought to the White House the Ma and Pa model that runs his business enterprises.The application of this model for conducting the government of the United States explains much of the chaos and failures of Donald Trump's administration.
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       Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Politicians, Your Prayers for Gun Victims Are Being Answered But You Are Not Listening: "Get Rid of the God-Damned Guns" The gun lovers' answer to gun violence is "Leave it to God." Why aren't thoughts and prayers working? Or, maybe they are but ears are deaf to the message: "You have the God-given power of choice. Choose to get rid of the God-damned guns."
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       Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Church or Synagogue: Which Would Jesus Choose? When confronted with two adjoining buildings, a church and a synagogue, which one would Jesus be drawn to enter? That's the intriguing question posed by artist Israel Tsvagenbaum's painting, "Crossroads." After reflection on the interiors of these buildings in the context of Jesus' identity, the answer is obvious
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       Thursday, January 11, 2018
Donald Trump vs. Kim Jong-un: The Long and Short of It Donald Trump is obsessed with size. Everything about him has to be the biggest and the best. Does this conceal his fear of just the opposite?
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       Saturday, December 16, 2017
Surprising Connections: 'Alice's Restaurant,' Judaism, and Donald Trump Emergimng from these connections:those who promote equaity and social justice and those who tear them down.
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       Sunday, December 10, 2017
The New Democratic Party Strategy: 'Dumb and Dumber' Democrats have demonstrated that they don't know how to fight and are unable to learn. The campaign mantra of "when they go low we go high" cost Democrats the election. And they are doing it again in seeking a mythical high ground by persuading Al Franken to resign. What Democrats are adept at is playing into the con man's play book.
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       Sunday, December 3, 2017
Alice of 'Alice's Restaurant' Is Back in Town The 50th anniversary celebration of Arlo GUthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", which inspired the film "Alice's Restaurant, dramatizes the explosive era of the 1960's. In a 2017 interview with ALice Brock, she reminiscesd and drew comparaisons between "then" and "now"
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       Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thomas Jefferson: Christian or Jew? Jefferson's edited version of the Gospels in the New Testament gives the answer to the question: Christian or Jew? The sections that he eliminated are the very ones that set Christianity apart from Judaism, according to a consensus of leading biblical scholars.

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