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Thomas J Donegan
Thomas J Donegan
Born January 22, 1958 Graduated 1976 Lawrence County Vo-Tech U.S.Navy, 11/76 - 10/82 Cryptologic Technician M-branch Graduated 1989 Slippery Rock University B.S. Mathematics, minors: Philosophy, History U.S. Government 1990 -2001 Various private sector Electrical/Electronics jobs 2001- present
 

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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. 16, 2017 10:43 am
There is precedent for the Government of the United States to investigate those things e.g., organizations, police-departments (investigating systematic racism via Obama’s unjust Department of Justice and his unjust AG Eric Holder), Universities (ostensible tolerance for campus sexual-assaults), US Military et al, which seem to either explicitly – or implicitly – promote or tolerate violations of...  Read More
Oct. 13, 2017 8:59 pm
Hillary Clinton - in a short interview (http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hillary-clinton-compares-weinstein-to-trump/) - rejected comparisons between Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein but favored a comparison with Weinstein and POTUS Donald Trump. Hillary claims that Bill Clinton's affairs/actions were full-litigated in the 1990's, and thus the comparison should not be made, because - we...  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. 11, 2017 1:11 pm
When one is thrown a hanging curve-ball, should a batter ever care about the politics of the pitcher? My guess would be: "No!" So if one advertises - presents oneself as a "fierce political moderate" one would expect that a picture of Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein together would generate all sorts thoughts of the many things which a caricaturist could do with such a photo. One would think a...  Read More
Oct. 11, 2017 1:06 pm
Often one observes the righteous vigor with which a certain caricaturist and sentinel - incessantly opposed to all forms of cant* - portrays his subject (any number of denizens of the social-political Right) with comical, and often venomous, caricatures. And most of the time his drawing is accompanied with a haranguing missive through which this gentleman characterizes those of the Starboard side...  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. 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
Oct. 1, 2017 12:01 am
In those back-and-forth's with loved one's - family and friends - one may be agitated at the direction they take (personal rather than philosophical), but with understanding one may become somewhat inured to the allegations, derogation's and characterization which - dare we say - inevitably come from the emotionally ordered. Characterizations range from arrogance, to uncaring, to plain evil; and...  Read More
Sep. 27, 2017 1:26 am
When an individual embraces objective moral principles, that embrace limits any number of actions, thoughts, and desires. We do not intend to explore - here, and at this writing - the limits imposed on thoughts and desires, although such an exploration will likely be taken up in some future blog-post. Here, we are specifically interested in dealing with those individuals which either explicitly...  Read More
Sep. 26, 2017 7:28 pm
The "fierce political moderate," Phil Hands - has a blog-post titled: "Donald Trump is a national embarrassment," in which Mr. Hands portrays POTUS Trump as a clown, as the adults - Obama and Hassan Rouhani - are negotiating; Obama seems - by Phil's drawing - to be playing hard-to-get; any fair-read of the deal would show Obama's behavior likened to a randy (rutting) buck proximate to doe's in...  Read More
Sep. 24, 2017 9:19 pm
Today the Pittsburgh Steelers - sans Alejandro Villanueva (He spent 3 tours in Afghanistan; the token patriot of the team) - remained in the locker-room as the National Anthem played; whether the Steelers are aligning themselves with Colin Kaepernick against President Donald Trump or trying to be fashionable seems rather irrelevant, because football formerly was a sport; formerly played pretty...  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
Sep. 12, 2017 10:10 pm
As Hillary Clinton does a book tour whereby she explains all the reasons for her loss to Donald Trump, you would think someone would create a web-site whereby Americans could register, log in and explain how they worked to cheat Hillary out of her Presidency… Such a web-site - you would think - would be quite lucrative because so many, many people would likely log on and take responsibility to...  Read More
Sep. 7, 2017 1:07 pm
A man - Paul Dici - submitted a letter to the editor (it appeared June 10, 2017 New Castle News) regarding “political correctness” which unconsciously ends touching – we guess – the fountainhead of PC. Dici intimates that political-correctness had infected the wide culture and finally invaded the University… We responded – the paper allows 300 words – explaining that PC originated in the...  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 12:44 pm
Phil Hands - the "fierce political moderate" caricaturist @ bestthinking.com - in a recent blog-post: "Both Barack Obama and Donald Trump are inspirational figures" presented Obama and Trump as two inspiring Presidents; Obama inspiring magnanimity and general superlative conduct while Trump inspires racial hatred, and bigotry in general, particularly - from the caricature - inspiring the...  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. 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. 2, 2017 12:20 pm
Been meaning to write about this for quite awhile… We rented and watched the Spotlight movie – 4 times, each time intending to write about the topics addressed within the movie, but have allowed ourselves to be distracted by other things... Note that this writer is a Roman Catholic, no agenda. Jesus Christ says: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves...  Read More
Jul. 26, 2017 2:19 am
We observe that as a guy, most of the time Fox News can be appreciated muted, but moral responsibility requires that one be somewhat informed about what goes on in the Nation. Given that one has a finite amount of time available to pursue knowledge regarding the notable events of the day, one couldn't select a better source for quasi-objective (Fox News, is left-of-center, but strives to be...  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. 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
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