Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FEATURE ARTICLES. TIMES OF YOUR LIFE. DO YOU REMEMBER?


Students, Primary School, Village, Laos

I think that one of the Big Differences between an Individual who continues to support DONALD TRUMP, and one who sees the DANGER he represents to the SOCIAL, INTELLECTUAL AND MORAL GROWTH OF THE U.S., IS THE DEGREE OF UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION EACH OF US HAS FOR...

...The Sacrifices that were made by those who took care of us during the formative years.

...Those who helped us Intellectually, Emotionally and/or Financially, even though they were under no obligation to do so.

...The Individual Acts of Kindness that played an important role in our lives, that we do not acknowledge.

...The Teacher who believed we were capable of more.

...The Friend we don't see anymore, who at one time we counted on, and in turn counted on us.

...The First employer to give us a chance.

...The Opportunities we were given, that are now denied to others.

...The Life choices we made, and accepting responsibility for these decisions.

...The Importance of the U.S. Constitution, which protects all citizens, not just the majority.

...The Benefits we received from the Government, paid for by Taxes
collected from all Americans.

...The Impact a single individual can have. Our actions and behavior affect others.

Do you remember the times of your life? If so, do you use these memories to benefit others, or to exploit them?

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

FEATURE ARTICLES. THE HATE CHRONICLES. THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSET, MOTIVATIONS, AND GOALS OF THE FAR RIGHT FANATIC. #2. (ABBREVIATED F.R.F.)




Death, Darkness, Dark, Hood, Hooded














What you must realize, as you listen to the latest Diatribe by Donald Trump, is that many of the things that matter the most to the average American Citizen is either Unimportant to the F.R.F., or represents something they believe should be eliminated altogether.

For example, think about the current administration. What type of Supporters does Mr. Trump surround surround himself with. In General, Concepts such as "CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS", 
"THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD", "TERRORISM", and "LOGIC" ARE ARBITRARY TERMS THAT CHANGE DEFINITION, DEPENDING ON THE WHIMS, PREJUDICES, AND BIASES OF THE F.R.F., EITHER THE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP. They bring a WHOLE NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE "SELF CENTERED."

Donald Trump was able to build a Foundation of Support, Tenuous as it may be, because he convinced the RASCISTS, BIGOTS, MISOGYNISTS etc., to come together and HATE AS ONE GROUP. Even though he has never come close to a working majority, a SHAM ELECTION AND THE TACIT APPROVAL OF THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN PARTY has allowed this "COALITION OF HATE" TO BLOSSOM INTO A FLOWER OF EVIL. 

Fortunately, many Americans are waking up to the TRUE NATURE OF DONALD TRUMP, AND THE FACT THAT HE ONLY CARES ABOUT: HIMSELF, AND THOSE WHO WILL FEED HIS ENORMOUS EGO. The National Republican Party became big Trump Fans after no one in the DEMOCRATIC PARTY QUESTIONED THE INITIAL RETURNS FROM THE 2016 ELECTION.*

See part 3.

*I guess it never occurred to anyone that DONALD TRUMP ACCUSSING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF FIXING THE ELECTION, BEFORE A SINGLE VOTE HAD BEEN CAST, MIGHT HAVE BEEN A PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE BY THOSE WHO KNEW WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN WHEN THE POLLS WERE OPEN.







Sunday, June 4, 2017

WHEN A LEADER HAS NO HONOR.



Trumps Decision to abandon the PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT SHOULD NOT COME AS A SHOCK.
IS THERE ANYTHING DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE, THAT MAKES YOU THINK HE WOULD DO ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T PUT HIS DESIRES OR PREJUDICES FIRST?

HIS ENTIRE PRESIDENCY HAS BEEN ONE SCANDAL AFTER ANOTHER.
-  WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, A DECISION THAT ACTUALLY PUT THE NEEDS
OF THE COUNTRY, AND ITS CITIZENS AHEAD OF HIS DESIRE TO REWARD
THOSE WHO GAVE HIM THE PRESIDENCY IN A SHAM ELECTION?

Trump, Threats, Bomb, Nuclear, Atom Bomb













DONALD TRUMPS FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY IS LITTLE MORE THAN
THE FAR RIGHTS AGENDA OF HATE, PREJUDICE, INTOLERANCE, AND AN
ALMOST COMPLETE DISREGARD OF MODERN SCIENCE, AND THE SCIENTIFIC
METHOD. 
-  WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, THE COURAGE TO STAND UP TO THOSE WHO WOULD
SENTENCE FUTURE GENERATIONS TO A MAN MADE GLOBAL CATASTROPHY?

IN FACT, I have found only one thing that TRUMP IS consistently PASSIONATE ABOUT. NATURALLY,  IT ONLY BENEFITS HIMSELF.

ENDORSING "EASY MONEY" SCHEMES ON THE INTERNET. 

IN THE MOST RECENT "ADVERTORIAL", DONALD HAS
FOUND HIMSELF A NEW "PARTNER."

THAT PARAGON OF VIRTUE, BILL O'REILLY.


Here are portions of the AD, as it appears on the INTERNET.
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Bill O'Reilly drops a bombshell and explains the REAL reason he was fired.
By Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton, CNN
Updated 8:11 AM ET, Fri June 2, 2017


(CNN) -- Bill O'Reilly finally breaks his media silence to reveal the real reason he was asked to leave Fox News. - It's not what you've heard.

Bill O'Reilly says he was fired from Fox News because he knows the truth about something called the Complete Profit Code and not because of the alleged complaints against him.
"It's time people knew the truth -- not just about me, but about the entire operation. It's about the money. I thought they cared about me, and about the truth... they only care about one thing."
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"We were going to be telling people about The Complete Profit Code, so that we could help the American People create more income for themselves. We spent months researching and vetting this story, to make sure it was 100% legit, and now, no one will ever see it."
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"The real key to this story is what this woman, Judy Greer is able to do for average folks, people who need a way out. This is a real game changer, and I'm ashamed to admit it, BUT FOX NEWS TRIED TO SHUT ME UP..."
...........................................................................................................................................................................
...AND NOW THE ENDORSEMENT.
"My only saving grace here is that the President backs me on this. He knows Judy Greer and he knows me and he knows I'm right."
Neither Ms. Greer or President Trump is attempting to distance themselves from O'Reilly as this very public scandal plays out in the media, even though neither stands to gain from a continued relationship with him.
"The truth is, my name is toxic right now. But they have continued to stand by me, because they know I've done nothing wrong. That's why I'm so dedicated to still spreading the word about The Complete Profit Code. If nothing else comes of this, at least we can help some people save themselves financially."
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OF COURSE, IT WOULDN'T BE A DONALD TRUMP ADVERTORIAL
WITHOUT THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

These statements have not been evaluated or endorsed by Donald Trump or the Trump companies.
The use of CNN, CNN.com and any and all trademarks belonging to or relating to CNN are used for entertainment purposes only.

This information was not written, reviewed or approved by any employee or representative of CNN or any of its affiliates. CNN does not endorse or approve any of the comments made in this advertorial.
Complete Profit Code is not affiliated with Donald Trump, or any of the Trump companies. Any and all quotations attributed to Mr. Trump in the above advertorial do not represent the opinions of Mr. Trump in any way. These products and services not affiliated with Donald Trump or any of the Trump companies. This piece is purely for entertainment purposes only.
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Since most of the above "Information" is just reprinted material from previous ADVERTORIALS, FEEL FREE TO READ THE PREVIOUS POSTS ON THIS TOPIC.

ISN'T IT WONDERFUL WHEN A LEADER GETS HIS PRIORITIES IN ORDER.






Friday, June 2, 2017

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION- Board Statement on Harassment, Bullying, and Intimidation of Philosophers.


American Philosophical Association

Dear DAVID,

In recent weeks, the philosophical community has seen several instances of philosophers being targeted for harassment, and even threatened with violence, through social media and email in response to expression of their philosophical views. The most hostile and threatening communications have come from members of the general public and have displayed open contempt for the philosopher’s social identity. Some of the harassment and bullying has come from members of our profession, raising concerns similar to those that originally inspired a petition for an APA Code of Conduct.
Recognizing the effect of these kinds of incidents on both the individuals directly involved and the profession more broadly, the APA board of officers has issued the following statement.

Board Statement on Harassment, Bullying, and Intimidation of Philosophers


The APA strongly supports the reasoned discussion of complex and controversial social issues, whether in the context of scholarly journals or in more public forums. Incidents of harassment, bullying, and intimidation are a reminder of the social, personal, and professional risks of doing this work—risks that are intensified when the philosopher occupies a minority social identity, untenured position, or other vulnerable status.
In February 2016, in a statement responding to a case of a philosopher being harassed and threatened for expression of philosophical views, we wrote the following:
Philosophers are gadflies, at least some of the time, and we must support those who take intellectual, ethical, and social risks in their work, including their public presentations. Bullying and harassment that target a person’s race, gender, class, sexual orientation, or other status are especially abhorrent. We unequivocally condemn such behavior and stand in solidarity with our members who are subjected to this deplorable and discriminatory abuse.…
The APA condemns the activities of those who seek to silence philosophers through bullying, abusive speech, intimidation, or threats of violence. We also call upon our membership to speak out against such attacks, whether from within the academy or from the public sphere.
Today, we reaffirm these statements and our steadfast commitment to academic freedom and respectful scholarly engagement.
The APA has a longstanding commitment to supporting philosophers and defending their professional rights. The members of the board encourage all APA members and members of the profession at large to join us in standing against the harassment and intimidation of philosophers.
All the best,
Amy E. Ferrer
Executive Director




Saturday, May 27, 2017

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT, THEN MAKE A STAND #2. Donald Trump is a Symptom of the REAL PROBLEM, NOT THE CAUSE.

War, Refugees, Children, Help, Suffering

The 2016 Presidential Election, WHILE BEING A SHAM THAT IS PERHAPS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE EVENT IN AMERICAN ELECTORAL HISTORY, HAS AT LEAST SHOWN A LIGHT ON A VERY DISTURBING TRUTH:  SOME AMERICANS ARE WILLING TO SUPPORT AN INCOMPETENT DEMAGOGUE, EVEN TO THE POINT OF DISREGARDING
RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL. (AS LONG AS SOMEONE ELSE IS VICTIMIZED).

Remember how Indignant and Horrified members of the REPUBLICAN PARTY WERE BEFORE THE GENERAL ELECTION, RELUCTANT TO SUPPORT A CANDIDATE LIKE DONALD TRUMP? EVEN BEFORE HIS NOMINATION BY THE PARTY, MANY PROMINENT REPUBLICANS, ACTIVE OR RETIRED, ATTEMPTED TO DISAVOW TRUMP AS AN UNDESIRABLE CANDIDATE.  Yet, once TRUMP was given the PRESIDENCY THOSE OUTRAGED VOICES DISAPPEARED, AT LEAST AMONG REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

IT WAS ALMOST AS IF...

...They were playing both sides of the same coin. If the "ELECTION" DIDN'T RESULT IN TRUMP ENTERING THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY COULD CLAIM THAT HE WAS NOT "THEIR" CANDIDATE, IN THAT THEY WERE FORCED TO ACCEPT HIM.

However, when TRUMP ENTERED THE WHITE HOUSE, ALL THAT VITRIOL DISAPPEARED. SUDDENLY, TRUMP WAS THEIR CHAMPION, AND THEY JUMPED ON THE BANDWAGON. The Moral Outrage was gone.

COULD IT BE...

 ...THAT A CLINTON PRESIDENCY WOULD HAVE FORCED THEM TO COMPROMISE, WITH THE MORE DRACONIAN PARTS OF THE REPUBLICAN AGENDA REPLACED OR ELIMINATED.

IN THE END, TRUMP COULD BE CAST AS EITHER FRIEND OR FOE.

Look for the next post on this subject.











Monday, May 22, 2017

FEATURE ARTICLES. WHY DO POLITICIANS LIE? PT 1.


It is a Question that has been asked many Times, and by Members of every Society and Form of Government that Exists, or has Existed.

Elected Leaders of a Free Republic, Dictators for Life, Kings and Queens, Military Juntas etc., have been Lying to those whose Lives and Welfare Rest upon the Decisions They Make.

Yes, sometimes the Lies are Transparent and Easily Recognizable, and many times the Leader(s) could care less on Whether or not what They are saying is believed. After All, in many cases, there is little the Citizen or Resident could do about it anyway. Many Totalitarian Regimes, Past and Present, Placate the Population with Hollow Promises and Grandiose Speeches that are nothing more than Window Dressing for Foreign Critics. The Population has little opportunity to do much more then Grin and Bare it, and hope Things get better.

However, what Explanation can be Offered when those who are lying are Elected to Office, and Their Words are Recorded by a Media that has Few Restrictions on what can be Made Public and Known to the Entire World.

With That in Mind, The General Consensus among those in a Free Society, like the U.S., seems to be that Their Political Leaders Lie because They Don't want the People to Know the Truth. It is Believed that these Mistruths are Deliberate Attempts to Hide Immoral and/or Illegal Actions that Harm the Population and Undermine the Very Foundation of the Principles that are the Cornerstone of the Government They are Supposed to Protect.

But is this Always True? Could there be a more Reasonable Conclusion to explain such Behavior?

Yes, There are many examples of Politicians Lying to Cover- Up Illegal Activities that would Lead to Prosecution, or at least Censure and Possible Removal from Office. But these in no way Represent the Vast Majority of Cases where the Lie has no Connection with Criminal Activity or at least Behavior that can Result in Charges being brought.

To Examine this Topic More Clearly, we must first settle on a Few Definitions to separate the DIFFERENT LEVELS OF NON- TRUTHFUL COMMUNICATION THAT ARE USED IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH.


1) LIE- THE SIMPLEST OF ALL. A LIE IS A DELIBERATE AND CONSCIOUS ACTION, WRITTEN OR SPOKEN, TO RELAY INFORMATION TO OTHERS THAT THE INDIVIDUALKNOWS IS NOT TRUE.

TO BE CONTINUED...











Saturday, May 20, 2017

THE SOCIOPATH- A DANGER ALL AROUND US. PT 17.



Now we come to an area that is not often discussed when the definition of a "SOCIOPATH" leaves the World of Academia, and becomes a Practical Matter that Affects the Lives of those Suffering from the Malevolent Behavior of such an Individual.

Diagnosing somebody as Sociopathic isn't Easy. While the Psychiatric Profession may be Equipped to Render such a Judgment, it would not be easy unless the Potential Diagnosee agreed to Sessions that would allow Direct Contact, with Open and Unscripted Dialogue.

However, as we have seen, the Sociopath Doesn't believe they are in anyway a "HAZARD" or "DETRIMENT" to anyone else. If there is a problem, it is the Fault of others, who cannot Handle The Natural Intellectual Superiority that the SOCIOPATH feels sets them apart from "Lesser People." To put it simply, they use others because of the Weaknesses Perceived, and Tough Luck if they don't realize it. It's NOT THE SOCIOPATHS FAULT.

This is also Subject to the Willingness of the Individual under Scrutiny, to be Honest, and Forthcoming about Their Behavior, and how it affects those they come in contact with. Part of the Sociopathic Profile is the Ability to Convince others that they have Feelings, Emotions, and Reactions just like everyone else, when in fact, the SOCIOPATH has none of these.

So, in the end, it could be You, a Relative, or a Friend who is left with the Unenviable Task of Realizing someone close to you could be Sociopathic, and you must learn how to deal with it.

Unfortunately, you may end up confronting such an Individual, who has become an Important Part of your Life. Perhaps they Fulfill a certain need that has been Lacking, and that loss may seem an Unreasonable Price to pay, if you remove them from your Life altogether.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?