Shut up and work
Some small minds have a psychotic need to look down on selected others, a few convenient doormats to make them feel important.
One nation, no specific god
Over the past several decades many conservative Republicans of the Christian right have chastised the government for not mentioning God at every opportunity.
I see where the elemental animosity between the Hindu and Muslim elements of the South Asia sub continent is about to overwhelm the veneer of democracy in both India and Pakistan.
Meaning of Christmas doesn’t come in shopping bags
I’m going to blame the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for starting the Christmas buy-a-thon that’s now under way in every shopping center or mall across the country. That rather decent parade didn’t start this buy frenzy we go through every year but it definitely kicks it off and leads us all to the slaughter like an inanimate Pied Piper of Hamlin. Friday, or should I say “Black Friday,” as this is the day retailers are in the black when all t...
Mumbai: Just blame the British
Last week’s attacks in Mumbai, India by Muslim terrorists remind me of the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. Before their independence, both India and Palestine were under the control of British power. After their independence, each nation has been involved in an ongoing religious war. In 1947 the U.N. General Assembly created a partition plan creating the state of Israel within the Arab state of Palestine, in effect establishing...
We live in a world that has limited resources. The earth is finite. It is not expanding or growing. Very little new land is being formed that is usable, with some volcanic eruptions, and no new water is being created – or the hydrologic cycle. There is a fixed amount of oil, minerals and rock. Until recent times the earth’s resources seemed limitless. Growth could always be accommodated and was encouraged. Man’s impact on the planet was neglig...