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How have you been? I’ve missed you

Originally posted on Welcome Travelers…:
Hey! How have you been? My computer is kapoot and I broke down and ordered a new one. I felt sure it must be in by now, but they haven’t shipped it yet! Me: what? Not shipped yet? Mica: It ‘s only been 2 days. Me: No, it must be…

Jesus, Jihad and Jewish Genocides

Originally posted on Welcome Travelers…:
“Read the Quran’” they told me. So I did and found it repetitious and contradictory. “Ah” they said, “That is because you have to read it in Arabic and have it interpreted by experts.” Experts? WHICH experts? As a student of ancient literature, I find these conditions very fishy-a classic…

Worldwide Terror Network Run out of Pennsylvania?

Muhammed Fethullah Gülen (1941) was born in Turkey and is founder of the Gulen movement, an Islamic organization that is variously described as promoting peace and brotherhood or as being a CIA-backed Islamist regime-change front group. Gulen, who runs hundreds of Islamic charter schools worldwide from Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, is a mystery. Where does he get his … Continue reading

You Say You Want a Revolution? Here’s the Blueprint.

Lord knows, America has problems and has been going downhill in the areas of living standards, rights, infrastructure-and hope-for about thirty years now. But what can we do? The forces arrayed us seem insurmountable. The police state ramps up more and more every month; any direct challenge will be met with extreme force. The news … Continue reading

Betcha Didn’t Know: 3 Surprising Facts about Oil

Oil is the Current Power Commodity in world politics, but it only the current one and it’s only been the biggie for a little over a hundred years. If you’re American, you may have heard how John D. Rockefeller single-handedly developed the oil industry in the late 1800s, but that is not true. 1. Oil had … Continue reading

The One Person Who is Most to Blame

It is quite natural to look for the one person who is most to blame when something bad happens. That way we can deal with them and prevent that bad thing from ever happening again. So we want to know who rules the world-really? Because they are doing a lousy job and we should get … Continue reading

Fight Ignorance! Buy a Map.

Several years ago I realized I was abysmally ignorant about the world, though I’m supposed to be smart and went to college and read a lot. “Dang, you’re ignorant,” I said to myself, “Go forth and learn.” So I went to the office supply store and bought a map of the world, which I hung … Continue reading

What is a Just War? Who Would Jesus Kill?

In 2003, the Bush administration sent Ambassador Jim Nicholson to the Vatican to get approval for the invasion of Iraq on the grounds that it was a “preventative war.” The Vatican answered with a firm, “No.” This excellent series of short videos explaining St. Augustine’s Just War Theory brought back memories of moral reasoning at … Continue reading

Old Testament Israelites Sound Like Middle Eastern Terrorists

Brian: Excuse me. Are you the Judean People’s Front? Reg: F**k off! We’re the People’s Front of Judea. Reg: If you want to join the People’s Front of Judea, you have to really hate the Romans. Brian: I do! Reg: Oh yeah, how much? Brian: A lot! Reg: Right, you’re in. -Life of Brian, Monty Python   I am a Christian and … Continue reading

Corporations-Our Frankenstein Monsters: “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!”

The myth is that shareholders run corporations and the Board of Directors look out for the shareholder’s interest. In reality, the Board of Directors are a bunch of old farts who rubber stamp whatever is handed to them. As for shareholders, they take little interest in day-to-day operations; they just want to get a good … Continue reading

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