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Meet My Inner Self or Oversoul, Robert

by Pete on April 27, 2018

“Lao Tzu fell asleep and dreamt he was a butterfly. Upon wakening he asked, Am I a man who has just been dreaming he was a butterfly? Or a sleeping butterfly now dreaming he is a man?” Robert, Part 1 June 3, 1980 3:00 A.M. Waking up as a young boy in a dream, I […]

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End Discrimination for Profit and Power

by Pete on October 18, 2015

Republication of Mar. 12, 2014 article by Laura Clawson on Daily Kos entitled: Paul Ryan says men in ‘inner cities’ aren’t ‘even thinking about working’   Rep. Paul Ryan’s effort to brand himself as a Republican anti-poverty crusader continues. The House Budget Committee chair and former Republican vice-presidential nominee went on Bill Bennett’s radio show […]

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This article is in response to an excerpt from Carroll Quigley’s book, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. His book describes the different forms of capitalism as they have evolved, how to control the levers of capitalism to maintain balance, and how capitalism has been used by a handful of […]

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What to do About Corporate Greed and Sell-Out Politicians

November 15, 2011

Response to article (and great comments), Bank of America Makes Millions Charging Fees for Unemployment Benefits; written by Marie Diamond and published on Think Progress: Track these decisions back to their source and hold the politicians involved accountable. If it is found they made these decisions for personal gain or cronyism; if it is found […]

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Are Men Afraid to Think?

November 18, 2010

Bertrand Russell quote posted on Facebook by Anggia Putri Nilasari “Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not […]

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Money or Happiness?

December 17, 2009

Instead of measuring success by how much money, power and privilege we have, why not measure it by how much love, truth and joy we have in our lives – as individuals and societies?  This may sound ridiculous on the face of it but other countries are taking this idea seriously. John de Graaf, in […]

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