I am only able to write and speak freely on this blog because people gave up their lives so that we could have a taste of freedom. So this Memorial Day, I would like to say thank you to the men who died so that I can live the American dream. I can write what I want in this place. I can choose the career that I want and live the kind of life that is simply not possible- in so many other places. I can love my country and hate my government. That's legal and patriotic. But most importantly, I can recognize the truth. I don't have to make the truth conform to my beliefs any longer- I make my beliefs conform to the truth. Please note that I said "any longer." This would be an excellent spot to offer up a definition of the term "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when individuals are confronted by facts which are in conflict with their existing belief systems. This causes people to become quite uncomfortable. They have a choice to make when c
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I have always been in awe that the oligarchy and Congress conspire to achieve tremendous tax advantages for corporate America. Then Congress' acts shocked when people begin to say, "Hey! Corporations like GE aren't paying any income taxes at all." Like it was some oversight or mystery. Well, except that Congress is responsible for all tax laws. The latest dog and pony show can be found here. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-20/apple-meets-fairness-doctrine-set-pay-whole-lot-more-tax Btw, this is why we will never have tax reform. Because our owners don't want tax reform.
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Today, I would like to start with a comment from another blog. The writer captures the problem we all share. I don't even think the general population cares. When I try to discuss these issues with anyone Im labeled too negative or worse. As long as sports or Dancing with the stars is on T.V. and hot pizza is delivered on time, Americans could not care less. I know that thru your efforts you try to enlighten people, unfortunately most Americans do not want to be enlightened. on Obama Officially Becomes Worst President Ever So, I'd like to blow off a little steam. I don't know who I detest more... flaming liberals or right wing conservatives. They are both nuts. Who does that leave? It leaves independents, which as it turns out, really decide every election. I like small party candidates because at least they have a platform beyond abortion. The obvious problem is that all of those small fractured parties are useless. Non contenders. The stranglehold that the Republican