Everything Else Archive

  • The Complex Threats of the North Korea Situation

    The Complex Threats of the North Korea Situation

    North Korea is not going to launch a nuclear weapon at anyone without being provoked and feeling certain that their regime’s livelihood is threatened. So why is the U.S. government (primarily President Trump) provoking them? Since when is war and the ensuing violence and massive...

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  • Election Day 2017

    Election Day 2017

    Unfortunately this is an off year for elections, with substantially less news and things at stake than mid-term or presidential elections, but it still is a good time to re-evaluate where our society stands and contemplate what has happened over the last year. Regardless of anyone’s...

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  • Kneeling During The National Anthem -A Perspective, A Rant, An Open Letter

    Kneeling During The National Anthem -A Perspective, A Rant, An Open Letter

    Those people who are bitching about athletes kneeling during the National Anthem don’t give a damn about their reasons. Though I wouldn’t have the balls to kneel during the Anthem, I sympathize with those athletes. I’m extremely disappointed in my country right now and my fellow humans in...

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  • Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

    Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

    Another Reason To Get Rid Of The Electoral College There are about 5 million U.S. citizens in U.S. territories that cannot vote in a Presidential election. Why? Because when you vote in the U.S. you are not voting for a President, you are voting for...

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  • Observations From The Planet 9/25/17

    Observations From The Planet 9/25/17

    Two world leaders. With fingers on nuclear triggers. Throwing childish jabs at each other. Reactionary, immature, egomaniacs. Representing the very worst in all of us. We are all human. We all have angry, fearful, defensive, mean-spirited thoughts, but a mature person keeps them to themselves,...

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  • Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

    Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

    When things are not going your way or when serious shit goes down it’s all too easy for people to start pointing the finger at ethnic, cultural, or religious groups as the root cause. It is also the intellectually lazy approach to dealing with societal...

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  • Seven New Deadly Sins

    Seven New Deadly Sins

    Everyone has heard of “The Seven Deadly Sins.” This old Christian tradition includes the “sins” of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. Well, I have some of my own, that morally and culturally have either been ignored or not prioritized by our leaders and...

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  • The Scourge Of Concert Ticket Prices

    The Scourge Of Concert Ticket Prices

    Ever wonder why the price of concert tickets is so high? Any of you who are older than the kids or young adults of today probably remember prices in decades past that were fractions of what they are today. Is this just a symptom of...

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  • The Real Problem Behind Lawns

    The Real Problem Behind Lawns

    One nice thing about living in the mountains away from civilization is that it’s not necessary to grow and maintain a lawn. Trees, other native plants, and rocks suffice just fine. Natural landscape is always better than human engineered in my opinion. Lawns and flower...

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  • Leadership In The Fog

    Leadership In The Fog

    It has been pointed out to me recently that I need to do a better job communicating my points in a more measured, respectful way if I am to affect change, rather than just adding to the conflicts our society is already mired in. Whether...

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