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Religion

Religion – What defines a cult?

I just read the article from the BBC “Park Romney: Why he turned against the Mormon Church“. If you read this blog with any frequency then you know I like to talk about religion.  I like to talk about the historical aspects, the origins, customs and ceremonies etc.  Religion has impacted humanity more than any […]

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News

Afghan civilians murdered by US soldier

Two very quick observations here.   1.  Did you notice that no media outlet used the word “murder” to describe what happened?   2.  The media never mentioned the victims names.  – All of the attention was focused on the soldier and nobody reported on the victims.  This was pointed out by Common Dreams  – […]

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Culture History

Past Meets the Present – Infinite City

I’m currently reading a book called “Infinite City – A San Francisco Atlas”  When most people hear the word “Atlas” they think of boring school subjects and perhaps don’t bother to lift the cover.  For me however, I opened the cover and this book has kept me spellbound.   As any reader of this blog […]

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News Politics

The bin Laden assassination part deux

It looks like most of my predictions from my previous post turned out to be correct.  Notice I wrote it right after the announcement was made.  How did I know these things you might ask?  Well, for two reasons: 1. I read a lot. 2.  I learned a lot from many people while living abroad. […]

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News Politics

What’s in a Headline? – Obama, Libya and Pundits

Every morning right after I open my eyes and before I get out of bed I grab my Iphone.  I check my work mail, then go straight to the news. For the news, I go to Facebook which being so much more than just the social network of a few years ago is now my […]