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A Meditation for Any Day

The following was copied from a Unitarian Universalist bulletin.  It expresses a concept that is often either denied, forgotten or never realized.  In today’s political divide over immigration it seems important to realize that many of those we will never know who helped enhance our lives are and were immigrants who took jobs beneath their ability in order to enjoy life here.  Some slaves, and the children of slaves, built buildings and roads and created works of art for which they got no…

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 18, 2019 at 3:11am — 5 Comments

Truth Will Always Leak

Truth Will Always Leak…
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Added by Doc Vega on April 18, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

ON AI, THE BURGEONING TECHNOCRACY & THEIR PORTENDED ESCHATOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

     In 1948, mathematician John Von Neumann theorized the potential existence of a kind of computational machine which would evolve at such a pace as to soon be capable of replicating itself in an exponential mode of systemic upgrade. He postulated that with each new 'replica' of itself, there would be improvements made upon the…

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Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on April 17, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Reparations due: us is not US, US is not U.S.

Reparations due: us is not US, US is not U.S.

We, all of us humans, who are alive on Earth are us.  Some among us believe they are exceptional, they are US.  To be of US is to believe one is entitled to privileges and immunities not deserving of the vast majority of the rest of us.  Some of us…

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Added by moki ikom on April 17, 2019 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Weld On First

             Off the top of my Head of the Charles River, I crew in canoe.

      Off the Commons there is Curley’s but I stay in China Town. I like the noodles and dumplings of Boston. I like the diversity of Boston, I like the frog pond on a summer Sunday morning. 

       And so a challenger rises, and I see what I like. I see a challenger rising, and so the right that I knew once shows signs of life, in spring. 

       Is the Charles cleaner now that Weld has jumped…

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Added by Robert B. James on April 17, 2019 at 7:25am — 2 Comments

Michele Bachmann Says We’ll Never See a More Godly Biblical President

Michele Bachmann Says We’ll Never See a More Godly Biblical President:  Former Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said in a recent interview with a conservative Christian radio program that she has “never seen a more Godly, biblical president” than Donald Trump.

But gee, I wonder…

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Added by Johnny Robish on April 17, 2019 at 7:01am — 19 Comments

Burning up Wedding Rings

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Added by Doc Vega on April 17, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

THE RED FLAG PRESENTS: THE HINGE FACTOR: TRUMP'S ALL OUT WAR ON CENTRAL AMERICA AND VENEZUELA & VENEZUELA'S FAILURE OF GOOD INTELLIGENCE PART TWO

Venezuela was too trusting in the United States and its propaganda of freedom and democracy instead of studying the history of the US when dealing with Latin America.  All countries located in South America…

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Added by mary gravitt on April 16, 2019 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Notre Dame in Flames

Photo by Stephanie LeBlanc on Unsplash

 There’s nothing modern about this tragedy.

Like many, I found the pictures of Notre Dame—with flames reaching to the heavens, the ornate steeple collapsing like…

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Added by John Manchester on April 16, 2019 at 10:52am — 15 Comments

Mad Dogs of Advertising: Beekeepers

We-d

often play practical jokes on one. Another and this morning a mid-winter tractor-trailer woke me up, or accurately, the sound of air brakes scattered my troubled slumber. I-d disengaged all things electric, struggling for 'good sleep, the real deal, rest', having at least partially laid out a slightly-more-than-adequate 'neatly arranged suit case ready' and duffel bag yawned folded set to go ... there-d be a concert in Central Park for sure in late April. There was an odd sense,…

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Added by J.P. Hart on April 16, 2019 at 7:39am — 5 Comments

Disco Inferno

                 The power of place. Built space. Free of Nature’s Grace. 

         Coventry’s quarry, granite maybe, St. George’s stone had to come from somewhere. My great grandfather James, the bastard, cut Rhode Island stone. 

          St. George’s was built one small block off the river to be seen from and to see, the sea. In what was then Sea Bright, all the way to Avenue of Two Rivers. The Arch Bishop visited, all the way from Canterbury, England. The stone church may…

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Added by Robert B. James on April 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

In the End, Trump Will Discover the True Meaning of Equal Justice Under Law: Death and Taxes

Death and taxes is a common reference to the famous quotation:[1]

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

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Added by Ron Powell on April 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

A Patient's View of Fighting Cancer

I’ve been retired for 14 years.  A lot has happened in medicine since then, apparently.

My latest go round with my cancer resulted in surgery, ‘radiosurgery” and now I am getting immunotherapy.  The last is something that has come on since I was practicing; at least as a main-line therapy.  I’m still not sure how it works.  I’m getting something called a checkpoint inhibitor.  The immune system is complicated.  Like the blood coagulation system it appears to be like Topsy, it just…

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 16, 2019 at 4:32am — 8 Comments

Trump Once Again Advising Firefighters How to Do Their Jobs

Trump Once Again Advising Firefighters How to Do Their Jobs:  After claiming those deadly wildfires in northern California last year could have been prevented if California had simply “raked their forests,” the recent devastating fire at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral once again afforded President Trump the…

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Added by Johnny Robish on April 15, 2019 at 10:09pm — 3 Comments

Guest Post On Turning Over Trump's Tax Returns: David Cay Johnston, The Daily Beast

Here’s the Law That Requires Mnuchin to Turn Over Trump’s Taxes, or Lose His Office and Go to Prison…

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Added by Ron Powell on April 15, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Baby on the Way

I am 41 and my wife is 40. We finally got around to this and we succeeded without any medical assistance (I am a virile sort of guy). After the cell free DNA test, and some other tests, today was the first anatomical check and sonogram. Everything checks out. 

It hadn't really hit me previously, but today was the start of some huge emotions. I held my wife's hand and my eyes moistened, and I felt myself tearing up as I saw my baby daughter's face for the first time.

Baby…

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Added by Rob Wittmann on April 15, 2019 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Murderer’s Row

        I’m no Ken Buns. I played Little League; had tops maybe thirty baseball cards. My favorite player was Willie Mays. I finished my last season riding the bench a good  portion of the time. I was good enough to start, but my parents did not give a crap, and neither did I, so I played when Lenny played me, and that was fine with me. I played infield, outfield, left field, and catcher. 

         I was no stand out, and did not want to. ECT ( early childhood trauma) had left me…

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Added by Robert B. James on April 15, 2019 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

"That's, like, five people,"

Nancy Pelosi's time is past. 

She proved that during a "60 Minutes" interview last Sunday.

I'm all for "I've been doing this job forever" people keeping their jobs, but once their minds starts failing it…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on April 15, 2019 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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A Meditation for Any Day

Posted by Rodney Roe on April 18, 2019 at 3:11am 5 Comments

Truth Will Always Leak

Posted by Doc Vega on April 18, 2019 at 12:30am 0 Comments

Weld On First

Posted by Robert B. James on April 17, 2019 at 7:25am 2 Comments

Burning up Wedding Rings

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Notre Dame in Flames

Posted by John Manchester on April 16, 2019 at 10:52am 15 Comments

Disco Inferno

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