December 6, 2013
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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 17:13)
Cliché Mania: Profanity`s QuagmireBarry Lee Coyne Sakem-News.com
I rather wish those cliché-mongers could alter their ways and revisit their paucity of expressing things with precision. To me, that would be a Christmas present unto themselves.
Earlier this week I attended a Men's Retreat held out at the Oregon Coast. Its aim was to explore ourselves in depth and where we were heading in retirement. We touched on our relationships with our parents, our spouses and siblings, and most of all, ourselves.
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 13:03)
After the Humiliation of the Last Papal Visit
Stuart LIttlewood Salem-News.com
The substance of these modern techniques of mind manipulation and behavior control is examined in the companion volume on Modernity.
(LOS ANGELES) -
This book which you now hold in your hands, Hijacking The Holy Qur'an And Its Religion Islam – Muslims and Imperial Mobilization 1st Edition 2013, is a broad compendium of topics at the intersection of religion of Islam and political science. It is a case study in social engineering and is not intended as an advocacy of Islam. Volume I is abridged version.
This present compilation is broadly focused on demonstrating how the religion of Islam has systematically been misused for “imperial mobilization” and narrow self-interests, and how its singular scripture, the Holy Qur'an, has itself contributed to that state of affairs.
A reminder that rulers of whatever denomination tend to exchange not only their ethics but wisdom and reason itself for a new sauna and nicer wall panelling in their private studies.
(NANAIMO, Vancouver Island) -
He was an odious little creep, even by church standards. But in his immaculate suit and "I can sell you anything" smile, he obviously had just the right stuff to head a seminary: specifically, as Principal of my Alma Mater, the Vancouver School of Theology (VST).
His name was Bud Phillips, and he dropped among all the pious bunnies a year after I had enrolled there.
Yet, there is indeed a peaceful, even collaborative, way to disagree.
(PORTLAND, OR) -
Disagreement is an essential component of a healthy relationship, a healthy workplace, and a healthy democracy. Much research documents the dangers of surrounding ourselves with so-called “yes men” who always concur. Workplace echo chambers stifle innovation and reify bad policy decisions. Disagreement stimulates creative thinking and prompts innovation.
Yet, there is indeed a peaceful, even collaborative, way to disagree. And, I contend, that it never involves personal insults, ad hominem attacks, and strings of epithets and curse words.
We have inherited a beautiful planet and nature, which sadly is being destroyed in so many ways, because Neanderthal mentalities, and beads and trinkets are ruling and ruining our planet.
(KELOWNA, BC) -
It’s been more than 50 years since I’ve read the Bible, out of curiosity, and the recent news that “Winemaker brings sacred scroll (the Torah) to the Okanagan,” peaked my interest to read some of it again.
As a well-informed adult, I’ve read with amusement about this unjust and bloodthirsty god in the Bible, which could only have been fabricated in the minds of superstitious and uninformed people of thousands of years ago.
The 2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is set for February 4-6 at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena, Montana.
(BUTTE, NM.) -
Businesses and landowners who register early can learn about strategies to maximize the local job creation and economic benefits that can come from developing our clean energy resources later – and save money now.
The conference will bring in leading clean-energy experts and practitioners to talk about what’s involved in creating successful clean-energy projects that can cut a farm’s energy costs and produce power or feedstocks to market.
"It is very difficult and it is not very common here, particularly for girls, to learn music. Girls can go to school to learn how to read and write, but music is an unreachable desire" - Meena Yousufzai, 22
(KABUL AFP) -
With a sense of showmanship that would have impressed Freddie Mercury, Salahdeen, aged seven, struts his way through a passionate rendition of "We Will Rock You" - all part of the learning process at Kabul's "school of rock".
Founded two years ago in a living room in the Afghan capital, the school has grown into a busy youth club based at an arts centre with a recording studio and 35 students mastering singing, the guitar and drums.
I once spent a year in Philadelphia - I think it was on a Sunday - W.C. Fields
(DAYTONA BEACH) -
America was discovered by nomads who crossed a land bridge to Alaska 10,000 years ago. They came on foot, before the invention of the wheel or the horse Some of them may have come from as far away as India, which may explain why they called themselves Indians.
Their ethnic origin has been widely debated, although since they wore feathers in their hair, they definitely weren't Chinese. They did talk funny, but so does everybody in southeast Asia.
Zionist book burners of all sorts discredited the book and its author. Nevertheless, Blumenthal may have learned the necessary lesson.
Max Blumenthal’s Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel is a good read: A personal journey of a young American righteous Jew who finds plenty of faults in other Jews in general and in The Jewish State in particular.
Blumenthal is a very good writer, his flow is fantastic. His delivery is overwhelmingly juicy on the verge of gossipy. He doesn’t pretend to be objective, precise or accurate.