G*D Holds press conference: Is really pissed — Says “what don’t you understand about my rule NOT to kill one another?”

January 11, 2015

Re-posted from The Onion http://www.theonion.com/articles/god-angrily-clarifies-dont-kill-rule,222/ God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule NEWS • God • ISSUE 37•34 • Sep 26, 2001 NEW YORK—Responding to recent events on Earth, G*D, the omniscient creator-deity worshipped by billions of followers of various faiths for more than 6,000 years, angrily clarified His longtime stance against humans killing each other […]

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Hitler: Part 4 ~ Act 3: WWII at home — Euthanasia & Eugenics as State Policy

September 14, 2014

Return to Part 3 Euthanasia & Eugenics ~ strange bedfellows of profit, purification, and political appeasement My thoughts and conclusion (draft version) on the original question of responsibility by German citizens to have stopped him and victims of Hitler to have more successfully resisted his systematic and industrialized criminality  Continue from Part 4: Another of Hitler’s […]

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Hitler: Part 3 ~ Act Two — 1918-1939; Act Three — the beginning of WWII

September 13, 2014

Act Two:  Ending the Great War ~ Victory for Allies,  Humiliation for Germany Having been fought on the megalithic scale of an industrialized, mechanized and technologically-enhanced, the Great War permanently ended the traditional codes of chivalry and honor that the nobility and its armies had lived and fought under for centuries. Even more important, the […]

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Hitler: part 2 ~ A Slow Motion Disaster in Three Acts ~ Overview & Act One

September 12, 2014

This is the second of a 4-part series; it won’t make sense without first reading the original post.    A Slow-motions Disaster in Three Acts WWII and the brutal and systematized extra-judicial incarceration, torture and killing of a large number of Germany’s own citizen of all religious and political backgrounds, and Jews all across Europe […]

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Hitler et al: Part 1 ~ Should Individual Citizens Be Held Responsible for Crimes Perpetrated by their Country’s Political Leaders?

September 11, 2014

~ word count 1836 ~     I started this post on WWII as a short introduction for the Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood, which is an anthology by clergy and other leaders of the Church of England. It contains 104 ‘letters of the scattered brotherhood’ written during the pre-war period and WWII (1933 to 1945). […]

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Intro-background ~ Letters to the Scattered Brotherhood ~ letter # 77 – pages 174 & 175

September 7, 2014

My book review of the LSB as published on Amazon BACKGROUND ~ LSB, British authors & WWII: The letters in the anthology “Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood” were originally written by Anglican priests and other religious leaders of the Anglican Church in the UK during the 6-year buildup to the WWII, and the 7 years of […]

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Ode to Robin Williams: “You are only given a little spark of madness ~ don’t lose it!”

September 6, 2014

  Link to 4-min excerpt of Robin Williams’ 1978 performance  Post from “Upworthiness” August 2014 There’s been a quote going around attributed to Robin Williams that goes as follows: “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Here’s where it came from. He was performing at the Roxy in 1978 for […]

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Videos on Empathy, Vulnerability, Shame & Guilt by Brene Brown

December 18, 2013

TED talk by professor of Psychology Brene Brown, on the topics of Vulnerability, Empathy, Shame, & Guilt. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSjc-pbXk4[/youtube] Here is a link to a her material about vulnerability that is demonstrated in an entertaining and educational graphic — originally posted by the website “UpWorthiness”. [youtube]http://www.upworthy.com/my-wife-didnt-get-why-i-was-so-into-this-woman-but-after-about-40-seconds-we-were-both-obsessed?c=upw1[/youtube]

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Upworthiness ~ great graphic video on institutionalized loneliness in the modern world

December 2, 2013

Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone “Upworthiness” post from December 2013 A 4-minute video ~ Comments and recommendation by Ray Flores In a world where we collect friends like stamps, here’s some sense for our social networks. At minute 0:40, my jaw hits the floor when creator Shimi Cohen outlines the capacity […]

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The book ‘Jews, G*D & History’ by Max I. Dimont ~ my review for Amazon.com

October 19, 2013

I have an original 1962 hardcopy of this book, with my mother’s name neatly penned on the inside cover. She gave it to me when I was a young adult. Reading it turn out to be a seminal event in my life, similar to my experience of Will Durant’s book “The Story of Philosophy“. I love both […]

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