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I was a sophomore in high school in the mid eighties and dealing with a couple of upperclassmen who were bigger and stronger than I.  For those of you who've read Late Bird a part of this story will sound familiar. This was sometimes a daily thing because I would ...
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“The greatness of America isn’t found in our differences. It lives—within our truths. In our agreement with one another to pursue happiness: to engage life in its fullest capacity. America isn’t easy. She isn’t supposed to be. Easy belies weakness. America is hard, like the hands of a farmer or ...
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Last century the United States Federal Government enacted a "new" program or in other words...creeping Democracy. The program forced Americans to put money away for usage in their golden years.  It's pretty easy to see the motivation.  The humans at the "top" didn't think the humans at the "bottom" were ...
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As in all entertaining stories we have heroes and foils.  Currently the story of politics in America is stacked with overwhelming foils and few heroes.  Many believe the Republican Party will eventually crumble.  Although anything is possible it is the Democratic Party that is in real trouble. One Democratic Congressman ...
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Whether we refer to it as the eyeball test or Malcolm Gladwell's theory covered in his book Blink (our brain gives us all the info we need in most situations in the blink of an eye) the message is the same. Listen to what your body tells you. Too many ...
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I've listened to Hillary Clinton call herself a hawk and John McCain's answer to Iran given in song. "Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran". Obama's red line or Ric Santorum's plan to "bomb them back to the seventh century". It doesn't matter the Party anymore. Politicians making threats others will ...
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Eckhart Tolle once wrote about the process of "presence" or "being". William Shakespeare spoke about this as well, long ago, in the ever famous line, "to be or not to be that is the question." I believe the concept of "being" is the positive evolution of the animal known as ...
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Come on already.  It's an easy question to answer. "Is Barack Obama a muslim?" When you watch Donald Trump and Ben Carson and the muslim issue is brought up it is very clear by their body language where they stand. They believe Obama is a muslim. They aren't alone. My ...
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Let's understand how this really works shall we. The Republican Party doesn't answer to you, me, or the United States Constitution. They answer to their donors. Reince Priebus and his cohorts only exist because they continue to receive money from, presumably, Americans. Let's fast forward and for sake of this ...
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Most humans will inherently do the right thing...or at a minimum won't do the wrong thing. This isn't a Pollyannic view or a glass is half full mentality.  It's how most of us are.  Otherwise nothing would ever be accomplished.  Most crime (aside from drug usage) happens in short bursts ...
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Simply put the definition of Democracy is the Majority ruling over the Minority.  You may get some pseudo-intellectuals (lawyers/professors)  pontificating around the edges but stripping away all the noise Democracy is about the Majority dictating to the Minority. Those in the Majority think this is great...those in the Minority...not so ...
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Recently I listened to Chris Matthews of MSNBC state "the Democrats want the border open for the votes and the Republicans want it open for the cheap labor". Chris Matthews has said many things that are wrong but on this one he is absolutely correct...and everyone knows it. When I ...
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It appears the political world has decided Donald Trump is a powerful force.  DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus,  among many, have waded in with attacks in the Donald sweepstakes. "News" organizations such as FOX, CNN, and MSNBC have filled their airwaves with Trump quotes hoping ...
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While in Oklahoma doors continued to open as lovers of freedom and readers of Late Bird spread the word all over the country.  Never doubt the strength of one American voice. Your voice.  My voice. OUR voice! Shoulder to shoulder. One voice at a time. The call of America has ...
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Recently as I finished speaking with an office manager at a local successful business I was asked about my trip to Oklahoma. "I'm heading out to meet Americans face to face.  We've got some problems to fix." Behind me a young yet powerful voice resonated through the room. "Barack Obama ...
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To anyone not in these United States, even the oppressors, America is equated with Freedom. Dictators and tyrants abhor freedom so they in return abhor America. This is something those of us who pay attention understand. People who practice Systemic Human Oppression such as Communism or Islam, regardless of nation ...
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Back in my twenties I was a Sheriff's Deputy assigned to a County jail for a little while. One day a very rambunctious inmate who'd been caught smuggling items while working as a "trustee" (I know...hilarious) decided losing his privilege of being outside the jail every day wasn't enough and ...
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I believe I was ten, maybe eleven. My family was visiting my aunt and uncle in Lakewood, CA. Standing outside in the front yard with my younger female cousin a voice erupted from across the street. "Hey Fatso!" I heard. I looked across the street. Who was this kid talking ...
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The truth can be an interesting thing. When embraced it can bring strength and peace. I make it a point to write or speak about things that are true. Unfortunately some people simply cannot handle the truth because it doesn't fit their narrative. Let me give an example. The 1st ...
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Exiting my local gym a few days ago I paused and looked to my left.  A Prius was idling (maybe it was parked, you can't hear them).  On the back of the bumper was a sticker that said Faux News in big bold letters and in parentheses below (FOX News) ...
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