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Capitalism and Democracy

“I don’t know what money is today, and I don’t think anybody at the Fed does either.” Richard Pratt, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank, 1982 “American democracy was founded on the principle, stressed by James Madison in the Constitutional Convention in 1787, that the primary function of government is to […]

TFTD: Creativity, the "Río Abajo Río"

The quote is about creativity, spirit, the river beneath the river.

Humor in the Holocaust

“…Look, without humor we would all have committed suicide. We made fun of everything. What I’m actually saying is that that helped us remain human, even under hard conditions.” — Holocaust survivor, quoted by Dr. Chaya Ostrower, PhD of Beit Berl College, Israel in Humor as a defense mechanism in the Holocaust I came across […]

Sita Sings the Blues

The Hindu Goddess Sita made her animated film debut in a wonderful movie called Sita Sings the Blues.

Survival of the Faggest

Modern women often prefer sensitive guys. Who knows? Maybe homosexuality confers a great breeding advantage on men who carry the trait.

Christophobia

“Vocatus atque non vocatus… deus aderit Called or not called , GOD will be present.” — Inscription on Gravestone of Professor Dr. Carl G. Jung, Kusnacht, Switzerland Quoted from Heaven’s Register Have you read any Jung? Jung was a medical doctor whose father was a philospher and pastor. Jung believed that God is not “out […]

An Introduction to Evolution

I have to give a speech on evolution…help? – Yahoo! Answers My nephew would tell you that a shark doesn’t turn into a chair. Darwin and Wallace were the first guys to write about evolution. Darwin got his ideas while traveling around the world and seeing all kinds of animals. The ship was called the […]

What Was the Cold War?

In WWII the Germans ran into Russia killing everyone they found. They destroyed entire villages, an entire way of life. In some parts of Russia one in four people died. Every family was affected. However, the Germans awakened a sleeping giant. And when U.S. General George Patton realized just how big Russia was, he wanted […]

The Renaissance

I’ve been playing on Yahoo! Answers and it’s been great for my writer’s block. I’m starting a new category. Renaissance means “rebirth.” It is the rebirth of knowledge and of culture after a thousand years of ignorance. If you control information – DRM! – you control the world. King Charlemagne of France wanted to learn […]

Schizophrenia – Industrial Disease?

Early manifestations and first-contact incidence of schizophrenia in different cultures. A preliminary report on the initial evaluation phase of the WHO Collaborative Study on determinants of outcome of severe mental disorders. Psychol Med. 1986 Nov;16(4):909-28. Sartorius N, Jablensky A, Korten A, Ernberg G, Anker M, Cooper JE, Day R. The results provide strong support for […]

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