What are the Two Best Cures for Anything?

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“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” – Albert Einstein

            “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is more enticing to me than a path -- or a road - that leads to a place unknown.  -- Photo by Pat Bean Nothing is more enticing to me than a path — or a road – that leads to a place unknown. — Photo by Pat Bean

My Answer is Laughter and a Walk

Soul Writing’s blog http://tinyurl.com/keqkm8e this morning asked “What are the two best cures for anything? Before reading more, I looked at my canine companion, Pepper, and said: Laughter and a walk.

And nothing excites me more than when whatever path I've chosen to walk turns up a surprise, like this great blue heron that I cam upon while following the above path at Brazos Bend State Park in Texas. -- Photo by Pat Bean And nothing excites me more than when whatever path I’ve chosen to walk turns up a surprise, like this great blue heron that I cam upon while following the above path at Brazos Bend State Park in Texas. — Photo by Pat Bean

At the sound of…

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Democracy – Justice, Equality, Liberty

Hakan Erdogan

Anyone following developments in Turkey these days would notice that its Democracy is going through a tough test. The form and the way Democracy is implemented profoundly affect the quality of human lives. If any reader fails to recognize this directly, it is perhaps because he or she is living under a relatively stable Democracy where not much changes from year to year. A lot is being discussed in the media about specific daily developments in Turkey. In this post, I would look from a wider angle and give some historical perspective on Democracy.

3 main pillars of Democracy

The word Democracy originates from the Greek word Demokratia, meaning “the rule of the people” (Demos mean people, Kratos means power, rule). Translation of the word “Democracy” is one of the easiest one in the world: It is almost always very close to the original Greek word in most major languages. However countless meanings are attached…

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Ukraine crisis: Russia vows no invasion

Newsdesk International

Obummer continues to huff and puff, trying to convince the world that Putin plans to invade the Ukraine.  Russia though, has responded, saying they have no intention of doing that….why would they anyway, want to invade a country that’s broke?  Putin called Obummer yesterday, and still, Obama demanded that Russian troops be removed from the border.  Hmm, since when can he order anything?

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Here’s what the NSA reform is really about

Newsdesk International

 Edward Snowden said it himself on Monday, as some of the NSA’s most ardent defenders, including the House Intelligence Committee and the White House, suddenly released similar proposals endorsing the end of the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records as we know it. But what does this really mean in regards to our privacy and rights?

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No One Cares About Your Damn Religion | Larry Womack

Fore Cryin' Out Loud

No One Cares About Your Damn Religion | Larry Womack .

…I guess I’m unusual because I would love to talk about this subject

Ok, so first off this guy makes a pretty wide statement saying every religion believes their “God” is ok with whatever he/she does. Are we talking about abortion, murder, stealing, lying…etc? Because the majority of people will have similar views on those topics and not be isolated thinking everyone else is crazy. ..Or maybe I’m the crazy one for thinking people are still morally sound (for the most part)


He then reaches back to the slave days and claims that people believed the Christian God was cool with slavery, last I checked, people are not perfect. I’m sure some did think that but there is a small problem, I’m not form the 1800s so I honestly can’t tell you what exactly went through their minds. Back then…

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Meet the 5 Most Overrated Presidents

Fagan Around

Don’t worry… Ronald Reagan is on this list!

Americans love to rank things. So lists of the best presidents in American history frequently allow historians to duke it out over whether George Washington, Abraham Lincoln or Franklin Delano Roosevelt should be remembered as our nation’s greatest leader. Meanwhile, recently departed President George W. Bush already ranks close to the top in polls of historians asked to rank the worst president in American history. Rather than wade into the thicket of which men best or worst served their nation during their time in the White House, we would like to offer a different kind of list. Here are five presidents who routinely rank far above what their performance in office deserves in surveys considering presidential performance:

1. Andrew Jackson

The Democratic Party frequently hosts Jefferson-Jackson Dinners honoring President Jackson and another historic president who is also on this list. It…

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White House sued for covering up crimes of JPMorgan



By Gabriel Black
15 February 2014

Better Markets, a non-profit Wall Street watchdog, filed a lawsuit Monday against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging that its $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis was an illegal cover-up.

Better Markets said the deal, worked out in November 2013, “gave JP Morgan Chase… blanket civil immunity for years of alleged pervasive, egregious and knowing fraudulent and illegal conduct that contributed to the 2008 financial crash and the worst economy since the Great Depression.”

The lawsuit argues that the Department of Justice sought to use the deal—the largest settlement with a single entity in US history (by more than 300 percent)—to protect JPMorgan and its executives from prosecution. Under the terms of the settlement, the bank was not required to admit to any wrongdoing.

Better Markets alleges that…

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Obama building ‘compliant officer class’.


(Saving…) Does the banker-owned “U.S.” government have the moral high-ground on nukes?.


John D. Rockefeller quotes

John D. Rockefeller quotes.

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