Posting Stories of Police Brutality is Not Anti-Police

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If you somehow are under the impression that posting stories on social media about police officers committing egregious acts of violence against black people is “anti-police,” then you are completely missing the point. Most of us who post these stories fully support our police departments, and are very aware that the vast majority of police…

Trump Thinks He Won The Hofstra Debate

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So, there was an image that had been Tweeted by Donald Trump this morning that was probably the biggest “WTF” moment of his entire campaign. Why? Because up until the Hofstra debate, the only people who really were listening to Trump were Trump supporters. The rest of us found it hard to stomach even listening…

A Few Words on Stress and OCD

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The website “A Guide to Understanding Stress and OCD” states, “Stress can also be thought of as how we react to an event. The classic stress response is the “fight or flight” reaction in which your body activates a number of physical and behavioral defense mechanisms to deal with an impending threat. This includes the…

Remembering The Fallen – Fifteen Years Later

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It has been fifteen years since terrorists attacked the United States in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Fifteen years. That fateful day brought about changes to the way we do things that have generated conversations from front porches to political campaigns. It changed how we travel, how we react to similar attacks the world over,…

Major Insurers Pulling Out Of ACA Exchanges

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Remember all those horror stories before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law? Tens of millions of people could not afford health care, or were denied health care due to a pre-existing condition? I remember them, mainly because I was one of them before I got Medicare. Early onset Parkinson’s meant I was unable…

When Did You Choose To Be Heterosexual?

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If I hear the term “gay lifestyle” one more time, I am going to scream. I’d say that I’d pull the hair out of my head, but… This issue should be a no-brainer. After all, it takes only a couple clicks on Google to get good, solid, and reliable information about the LGBT community, the…

Recapping The 2016 DNC

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Okay, my thoughts on the DNC. Speeches were all good and all on point. Senator Clinton isn’t the greatest speech-maker usually but she upped her game last night. She spoke at length but I was never looking at the clock except to check when it was my cat’s feeding time. BTW, my cat was impressed…

We Cannot Let Trump Win The Presidency

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It’s not the Republican voters that will usher in a neo-facist, racist, anti-science, anti-SOCAS, nationalist separatist, inexperienced, intellectually retarded, buffoon of a demagogue into the highest office in the nation. Yes, as expected, the Republican voters will outnumber Democrats, which normally wouldn’t be a problem in this election cycle given that Trump enjoys little or…

Fifty Shot Dead in FL Gay Night Club

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“Homophobia? It’s not a phobia. They’re not afraid of homosexuals. They hate them.” Orlando, Florida (CNN) Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. As I read the…

Thoughts From an Unapologetic Smoker

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The world was mine from 1978 to 2001. That’s when everything changed. From the time I was twelve years old until I was thirty-five. I was comfortable. I did what I pleased. I enjoyed my life. Then the world changed, I suppose for the better, and I no longer had a place in it. You…

The Establishment Clause is Freedom

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“[Our] principles [are] founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.” – Thomas Jefferson There has been much written about the Founding Fathers and their religious views, but in spite of what the actual history is, and regardless of what the gaggle of Conservative politicians and our pastors spout off, most of the Founding…

Denying Climate Change Being Worsened By Humans

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The denial by a majority of Conservatives regarding the reality of climate change, and the effect that humanity has on the rapid changes taking place has risen to frustrating levels. It was only last January that the Senate cast a vote on climate change, which at the time, seemed like an article from The Onion.…