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Truth, Lies, the Objective and Subjective

“A man believes what he wants to hear and disregards the rest…” –  Paul Simon I had a typical exchange with my four-year-old granddaughter the other day. I saw her do something. It doesn’t matter what it was, as this isn’t the point. The point is I witnessed her doing a thing. I confronted her…

A Few Words on Stress and OCD

Are you part of the problem? 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…

When Did You Choose To Be Heterosexual?

Think that question is ridiculous? 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…

Thoughts From an Unapologetic Smoker

A Rant by Troy Boyle 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…

All Believers Are Not Created Equal

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because notice it always coincides with their own desires – Susan B Anthony It is important to understand that there’s a difference between a person of faith and a religionist. While a person of faith believes in deity, their interpretation of deity…

A+, RadFems and The ‘New McCarthyism’

“Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch hunts.” – Desi Arnaz Back in the 1950’s, Senator Joe McCarthy made a rather infamous name for himself by making accusations of treason, disloyalty and subversion without the benefit of evidence. It was ‘guilt by association,’ of the worst kind. Many people lost jobs and had…

Legalized Marijuana: Only 38 More States To Go

“Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use.” – That’s A Fact, Jack So, last night, voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures to allow adults to use marijuana for any purpose. Yes, the slow-growing acceptance of marijuana use creeps ahead as more people realize that the dangers put forth by the anti-marijuana propaganda machines are pretty…

Are Men’s Rights Legitimate?

“Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt There’s been an awful lot of banter regarding something known as a…