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Nov. 13, 2017 10:32 pm
Saturday last (11Dec2017) we walked in a minute or two late for the local Catholic Men's Group; our ears were greeted with a couple of members discussing the empty Church's. After several minutes of listening, this writer asked a number of questions e.g., "Why the Church's are losing attendance/members?" and then a number of questions which followed their answers... This was not the first time...  Read More
Nov. 10, 2017 1:49 am
One of the oft-heard/read assertions made regarding things moral - in the public-square - in at least the 2 nd half of the 20 th century (the claim may antedate those days - by many years - but this writer was not around to witness/hear/read such claims...) is: "We cannot legislate morality!" Although this writer isn't advocating the "legislating of morality" we are noting that law – by...  Read More
Nov. 6, 2017 8:58 pm
The Trump Health and Human Services Agency has proclaimed that human-life begins at conception on October 10, 2017. That seems to be a first… It is likely considered scandalous among the malefic that advocate for a woman’s right to choose to murder her baby, and what a difference an election makes; had Hillary won the Presidential election she would have continued Obama’s sanguineous...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2017 12:48 pm
The kneeling protest demonstrations which NFL players feel compelled to perform seem to be harming the product which the NFL markets. At some point - if the protests continue, and more and more NFL fans become former fans – the NFL, as a business, will have to put-its-foot-down and make honoring the American flag and National Anthem a condition of employment. One would think – if the cause for...  Read More
Oct. 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Once upon a time, this writer was opposed to mandated military service for high-school graduates (note: an idea a bit popular in the Reagan era and beyond), but has begun to think such may be a good idea, given how so many social institutions e.g., family, Church, schools, boy-scouts, girl-scouts, etc. are doing such a poor job of producing a plethora of adults of moral character i.e.,...  Read More
Oct. 13, 2017 1:46 pm
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas slaughter of 59 innocents, and wounding of hundreds of others, nothing can be done - or said - to change any of the events that took place in Las Vegas at the hands of Stephen Paddock. Many people want to extend comfort, sorrow, prayers, and rage; some people will invoke God for blessings, healing and understanding, and others will wonder: "Where God was?" We'll...  Read More
Oct. 9, 2017 10:10 pm
In “5 Interesting Sounds for a Hit Formula” , explain each idea to use in Pop Illuminati in 20-30 breasonings before composing the song. Also, include in Pop Illuminati 20-30 breasonings about songwriter/writer or work that could have influenced the work, and then proofread the work according to the influence. In addition, before composing the song, write 4-5 newspaper article...  Read More
Oct. 7, 2017 11:44 am
Question: What must one do to be redeemed? Answer: Those conditions are met by being conceived in the womb! Redemption is not to be confused - although it invariably seems to be - with Salvation. Jesus redeems - from Lucifer - the human race by death-on-the Cross; Salvation requires participation... And Salvation is a separate topic, for another blog-post. In the writing of a number of...  Read More
Oct. 5, 2017 12:10 pm
“Roger That” R esponsible O wnership of G uns for E very R ational, T hinking H uman A ware of T rust The following and similar arguments are NOT screeds against responsible gun ownership. Self-defense is a legitimate posture for all animals, including humans, homo sapiens sapiens , in a Nature that is indifferent, random, and violent, in which no living being...  Read More
Oct. 4, 2017 9:27 pm
Often one encounters Catholics – and denominational Christians – of varied degrees of fervor for their religion, but what is generally common among those that one encounters - irrespective of their zeal – is that they have narrowed the teachings of Jesus Christ to what the average unassuming native of the culture-of-death (i.e., the culture of irrationality i.e., the culture of antichrist) finds...  Read More
Sep. 21, 2017 2:24 am
The other day, we witnessed a short tête-à-tête between a Marine (Let us call him "Kurt" - he resembles Kurt Russell, except he is 6' 6" and roughly 25 years Russell's junior; Kurt's no longer in the Marines, but of course - as with all Devil-Dogs - the Marines are still in him...), and one of his co-worker's (we call him: "Joe," like this writer, Joe is former Navy); we paraphrase the portion of...  Read More
Sep. 19, 2017 1:30 am
When we posted the blog-post “Regarding Political Correctness” we posted an unpublished response to a letter-to-the-editor, and the letter which inspired this blogster’s missive sufficiently intimated the meaning of the term that we left the term “political-correctness” undefined; subsequent to publishing the aforementioned blog-post we realized the term was left undefined. Now providing the...  Read More
Sep. 15, 2017 11:10 pm
A Look at Dogmas which often seem to make Mass Murder quite Easy We have spent a number of words and essays commenting upon dogmas, in response to the narrowed pejorative use of the term by Professor Allen Shoaf and Bob Butler. Our responses heretofore have been to demonstrate that the term “dogma” and that the nature of thinking beings (rational beings – in essence, if not in fact i.e., in...  Read More
Aug. 31, 2017 8:20 pm
As we begin to consider the claim that: “the scientific-method is a collection of interrelated dogmas” we note that the “dogma of sufficient-reason 1 ” compels this writer to think it apropos to define the term “dogma/s” and to likewise delineate some form 2 of the scientific-method. To that end, we take the original meaning of “dogma/s” as our starting point; dogma - from a philological...  Read More
Aug. 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Firstly, why would the same-sex community seek after MARRIAGE (or seek after an amendment to Australia’s Marriage Act 2004 in particular) when same-sex union already has its equivalence which the community calls COMMITMENT? Of course, there is no course (of action) without a cause, which I attempt to examine in this conversation. Secondly, why would a same-sex union seek EQUALITY with a...  Read More
Aug. 16, 2017 1:01 am
Our discussions regarding dogmas are actually precipitated by the manner in which dogmas have been recently characterized as purely a pejorative by writer’s professor Allen Shoaf and Bob Butler (Founder and Administrator @ bestthinking.com) at bestthinking.com. The characterizations in question not only claim that dogmas precipitate violence, but actually claim dogmas actually murder people. The...  Read More
Aug. 11, 2017 8:33 pm
To begin the discussion of dogmas, we ought to provide its original definition/meaning, viz: "a philosophical tenet." Now we can then go on to define "philosophical" as: "a term whose meaning is related to "philosophy"" which would require then us to define "philosophy" as "the love of wisdom" which would lead to a definition of "wisdom" as "a discernment of limits" and also define the term:...  Read More
Aug. 9, 2017 6:45 pm
It’s not often in this foul year of our Lord, two-thousand seventeen, that any verbose armchair scribe lacks for subject matter worthy of dissecting. Yet with my ongoing pursuit of an economics degree from Penn State and attempting to not lapse or permit a collapse in governing ModState , I’ve struggled mightily with the balance of mutually-agreeable means. This has been to further numerous ends...  Read More
Aug. 3, 2017 4:47 pm
My nephew (Ian) had asked for clarification on a point made in the blog-post written on a topic related to the Iceman (Richard Kuklinski), but the response did not address his question, but a related matter, and thus another response was generated to address the question asked; this is that response (removed are any personal comments). His question: " Anyways, am I correct in assuming that it...  Read More
Aug. 3, 2017 3:19 pm
My nephew (Ian) asked me a number of questions (via e-mail) regarding both the blog-posts: "Iceman - Richard Kuklinski - and the inimicality of the social-sciences" and "Morality and Disputations." I initially misunderstood his question, as he made the point to me that he took me as a "virtue-ethicist," as he mentioned a number of innocuous actions asking about those as well. Thinking he wanted...  Read More
Aug. 1, 2017 5:43 am
Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons - Imagined Professional Music Tips Note: 80, etc. in the following refer to the number of breasonings (see Lucian’s Pedagogy ). 80 - {song, sales, music video, each extra, marketing }*2 incl seen-as version, 50 times (what we write down is the area of study side, not the seen-as version/cut off infinite side) 10 - lyric line of song, except riff ...  Read More
Aug. 1, 2017 5:39 am
Breasonings come back, like returning to the pictured desert island in: - Having children - School and university assignments - the form of 2*80 breasonings at Masters level, when combined with recordings (Implicit pedagogy) - Applying for and keeping jobs - Selling - Meditation - Including political sides - Fame, in particular stage and screen and broadcast and print media See also...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2017 11:45 am
At work a couple of colleagues were talking about the Iceman, Richard Kuklinski; this writer had never heard of the murderer – for hire… What prompted their discussion was a report that found a new victim of John Wayne Gacy… As these gentlemen spoke we asked a number of questions, and the individuals related that they had listened to interviews of Kuklinski by a number of members of the...  Read More
Jul. 18, 2017 11:32 am
Ronald Reagan claimed: "I didn't leave the Democratic Party, it left me!" Of course Reagan was making a claim like that of William F. Buckley's description of a conservative, viz: "One that stands athwart History and yells, Stop!" Buckley was in part showing his wit, or humor, but in part he was in earnest, for although conservatives are advocates of the advance of many things e.g., technological...  Read More
Jul. 17, 2017 12:01 pm
To download my Learning HOW to Age Workbook for FREE, go to www.expressiveavenues.net, click the Books and Media tab and select the workbook. Questions and comments related to the program are welcome. Be well!  Read More
Jul. 16, 2017 5:58 pm
The doctrine-of-Justification - i.e., the dispute as to whether Salvation is garnered by faith alone, or, does Salvation come from faith and works? - has been a point of controversy, and division amongst the Christian religions, since Martin Luther 1 left the Catholic Church (Luther was a Roman Catholic priest). It is often argued that Luther left the Catholic Church - because he could no...  Read More
Jul. 16, 2017 9:55 am
To those whom argue from the social-political Left, we acknowledge: It may be that there was - and is - a cover-up going on within the Trump campaign... If so Robert Mueller will uncover that information, and if it touches Trump that will likely end him and his Presidency; Republicans will be so much happier with Pence. Some Republicans would like to accelerate Trump's removal - if they could -...  Read More
Jul. 16, 2017 9:02 am
Combine a non-82b50L song with the “opposite” of 5 sounds from it’s not-to-be-released 82b50L counterpart, to be reinterpreted as a hit upon the moment of conception. This is where 82b50L songs are influenced by a range of perspectives, including 82 billion As, 50 “large” songs. Preparing to produce a song with 82 billion As requires pedagogical headache medicine. See Pop Illuminati re:...  Read More
Jul. 16, 2017 6:20 am
Imagine connecting the 4*250 breasonings for 4,000,000,000,000*50s with Manager Algorithm and on Manager Network in the Daily Regimen to infinity cut off to a finite value. This symbolizes 4 brick walls, a floor and a roof to protect you. This protects you from headaches. See Pop Illuminati re: warning about famous breasonings.  Read More
Jul. 5, 2017 2:19 pm
Human relations are - at-bottom - moral relations; each (human) individual involved in any relation whatsoever is a moral being and therefore worthy of deference from other moral agents and obligated to give deference to others. In most instances, all parties involved in relations have only an intuitive grasp of what morality is, and how moral principles ought to circumscribe all relationships...  Read More

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