Monthly Archives: November 2015

Terrorism is not an ethnic trait – it’s a malady wrought by social, religious extremism


Some nations unwittingly provide the ways and means for terrorists to thrive Every nation on earth has the potential to produce its own brand of terrorists and criminals. But only a few nations provide the media and conditions that produce … Continue reading

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America: land of the free and the brave, or home of the bound and the fearful?


The United States of America – a nation of immigrants – appears to be turning away from and shunning its history. More and more voices are condemning the US government’s plans to provide asylum to thousands of desperate Syrian war … Continue reading

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The difference between a Democrat and a Republican: like the difference between blue and red


Many Americans appear to be confused about, or unsure of, their political identities. Some Americans align with a party because they have friends or associates within it, while some drift towards a party because of one or two platform issues … Continue reading

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Some seek public office only for the honor and distinction of the title, but not to serve


There should be a law making it a misdemeanor for one to have achieved nothing – or next to nothing – for the benefit of a constituency while enjoying the title, benefits, and honor of a public office. Winning an … Continue reading

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Are Conservatives (Republicans) Proposing Sharia Law For The United States?


This poster has been making the rounds in social network sites and chat rooms. It looks pretty logical, considering what Republicans (and conservatives) have been batting for. The poster points out that Sharia Law (Islamic Law) is pretty similar to … Continue reading

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It’s not their religion, politics, or culture – it’s our abiding, fundamental distrust of others


More and more people are turning out to be rude, offensive, intolerant, and sometimes verbally violent in discussion forums and social networking sites across the Internet. The incivility is worrisome. What is our problem? Why are more of us becoming … Continue reading

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MLMs, pyramids, and other dubious marketing schemes: not only illegal but immoral and unethical


A friend abandoned his successful real estate business a couple of years ago to join a multi-level marketing (MLM) operation. Because he tried to convince me to team up with him to “earn money big time” and live in luxury, … Continue reading

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