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Most Americans accept without question the founding principles of the United States are ones of rugged individualism. Possibly this is the reason taking care of each other has not been as ardently embraced by a similar number of Americans. There is a common, but erroneous suspicion it is socialist to care about each other through collective action in government. That somehow caring for each other violates the principles of rugged individualism.

In truth, America took off as a global superpower once we really started taking care of the less fortunate in our society. The United States has a complex relationship…


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There were many bad things about the pandemic. There has been a lot of human suffering. It has not been all bad though. There are positives to be taken away from this trial the global human community has been experiencing. The United States is being tested as a country and a people. It may be we will look back on this time as when we learned or RELEARNED these valuable lessons and took away these positives to conquer an uncertain future.

The Indisputable Positives of this Pandemic

We started prioritizing people. For the first time, capitalism ground to a halt. When making money collided with the…


Laker was an angel who looked like a hound from Hell!

If a loving God was to send down an ambassador would not the form of the dog be useful? A dog is literally an “angel” incarnate. Dogs are so immediately trusted by humans, they are brought into the home without a second thought. There at our feet, the dog can teach us so much about compassion, understanding, love and loyalty.

Perhaps it is why dog is god spelled backward. Somehow we suspect this connection…at least we English-speakers. We all understand if we were as good a person as our dogs think we are, the world would be a much better…


What I learned upon adopting a pit bull cross was WHY they are favored as fighting dogs. They are super intelligent. The thing that intelligence brings as much as understanding is a greater quality to fear. You understand enough to be REALLY afraid. When you are afraid you fight harder. It was a terrible insight.

She is perhaps the most intelligent dog I have ever had. She is the first dog I have ever had who recognized and sometimes would watch an airplane fly by. Her intellect can make her more fearful too. …


Leo and Jerry

Jerome Powell’s statements have become increasingly irrelevant. We can all see what is going on. There is only one path for the Federal Reserve at this point. That path is to suppress interest rates for as long as they can. For years now the Federal Reserve has been underreporting inflation.

The Federal Reserve really does not have a lot of wiggle room on interest rates any longer. As long as the big debtors can keep the price of servicing their debt low, then all is well. This is why interest rates have never gotten back to pre-Great Recession levels.

After…


Can you name them just from their photos? You should be able to and here is why

Can you name them by just their faces? You should be able to given their accomplishments.

If you read about the Roaring Twenties, there is so much excitement about the technological leaps of the 20th century. There are so much optimism and forward-looking energy. Every single American is looking to a future of great promise. The nineteenth century was in everyone’s rearview mirror. The horse and buggy era was long gone. There was nothing to be learned from that time when we were driving cars and flying in airplanes.

I detect this in the zeitgeist of today. There is this belief in technology. A strong belief it can solve ALL our problems if it is just…


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As the Derek Chauvin trial begins, Americans have an opportunity to watch their justice system in action. Americans must do more than rail against the injustice. Americans must recognize WHY this is happening. Why do the cops keep getting off? Why are cops able to commit MURDER on camera and suffer no LEGAL consequences? There is a reason for this which goes deeper than racism.

Yes, there are many racists working as cops. I can speak from personal experience on this one, so if you want to debate this fact, let us take it elsewhere. I am here to discuss…


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There is a cowboy machismo to having a concealed carry license in the United States. There is no doubting this. I was recently in a conversation with some people in my social circle about a trip to Arizona. One of my acquaintances suggested I would not like it because it is an open carry state. Everyone is openly carrying he opined.

“I mean your such a pacifist and all, you would not like it,” he suggested.

I literally fell to one knee laughing so hard. Most people there were just casual acquaintances. In cocktail conversation I guess I can sound…


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We cannot know the truth about a whole lot of things according to our government. We as citizens cannot have certain knowledge. As citizens of the United States, you are looking into a room through a keyhole. In the room, there is an invisible person, place, or thing. How do you determine what it is? You blow smoke into the room through the keyhole. Eventually you are able to determine where the smoke DOES NOT go. It is a long long process.

As a nation we are being inundated with manipulative media on all sides, sifting through it all is…

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