Tag Archives: Current Events

Whatever Little Work

“If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your friends do not despise …

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The Company You Keep

Alan Dershowitz was part of the legal team that won an acquittal for O.J. Simpson, even though he was guilty.  Next he dug up dirt on Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, helping him get a ridiculously light sentence for abusing little girls. And he is currently representing Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump.

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Survey Says:

According to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, available HERE (PDF), Fifty-six per cent of the surveyed global population said capitalism in its current form does more harm than good in the world, and fifty-seven percent of respondents worry about losing the respect and dignity they once enjoyed in their country.  Most respondents said that hard …

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Lesser Of

Ignore his party affiliation for a moment, ignore the rhetoric, and just look at the things Barack Obama did. He built over 800 miles of wall along the border with Mexico, and still holds the record for the most deportations. He built thousands of miles of  oil pipeline, declining only to build the last tiny …

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Think Different

Invasion, occupation, bombing, assassination, torture; none of those things has brought peace to the Middle East. Maybe the United States could try something different? Peace came to Southeast Asia when America stopped killing people and went home.  Maybe try that?

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Hope

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Unwavering Commitment

If you find yourself angry at any government, please recollect how harmful anger is to yourself and others, and steady yourself with a firm resolve. Make an unwavering commitment to yourself that you will not allow your mind to become perturbed. Be immovable– unshakable from a peaceful state of mind.”  ~The Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, …

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Threatened

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A Brief History of the American Presidency

A brief history of the American presidency: Ronald Reagan illegally sold arms to the Iranians and used the proceeds to fund an illegal war in Central America.  When confronted, he used the standard Mafia defense:  “I have no recollection of these events.”  He was not impeached. George H. Bush ordered the bombing of civilian targets …

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At the Doctor’s Office

I took my Dad to the doctor last week.  While he was back getting his ears cleaned, I overheard some of the other patients checking in. One woman didn’t have any insurance, so they required her to pay up-front. She couldn’t, so they sent her away. Another man came in who was about to lose …

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“Stagnation now, stagnation tomorrow, stagnation forever!”

Barack Obama gave a speech recently suggesting that the Democrats were aiming too high. He said they should focus on tiny, incremental, almost unnoticeable change. I hope nobody was listening. The inaction and impotence of his own administration were responsible for the voter apathy that put a game-show host in the White House. If the …

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So long, Robert

Lyricist Robert Hunter has passed away (LINK). This is one of those times where the world seems largely indifferent to what, to me, is huge.

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