A Template of Decency: Glenn O. Pierce Remembered

A Template of Decency:  Glenn O. Pierce Remembered
His life was a template of decency–Glenn O. Pierce, May 31, 1922 – December 20, 2017 For many, the restored farmstead structures at Kline Creek Farm in the Pleasant Hill Community near Wheaton, stand as a memorial to the volunteer carpentry of a beloved community member Glenn O. Pierce, who passed December 20, 2017 in Tahlequah,... Read more »

Feasting at the Trough of 'Sound-Finance'

Feasting at the Trough of 'Sound-Finance'
Last week, the American people were promised “a huge tax cut for Christmas.”  We don’t need a great imagination to recognize the source of such anticipatory boasting.  Desperate for a win at any cost, the Republican tax bill is coming—in time for Christmas. In a nut shell, the social function of the doctrine of “sound-finance”... Read more »

KENTUCKY DERBY DAY!

KENTUCKY DERBY DAY!
State of the art artificial intelligence algorithms have been developed that allow computers to use machine learning to decipher and analyze the factors such as prior races, ancestry, pedigree, and speed figures to come up an astounding resolution to an ultra complex problem. By Litt Gunn The Sport of Kings——Center Stage. Suddenly it’s— that time... Read more »
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Trump: More Nixonian than Nixon

Trump: More Nixonian than Nixon
Mainstream media has evolved to legitimize the Trump Administration, even when they’re caught lying because now “the alternative-reality media will provide air cover.” By RA Monaco Once again, President Donald Trump has declared that the media is “the enemy of the American people,” most recently in a speech at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference. ... Read more »

America: What Have You Done?

America:  What Have You Done?
The abiding dignity, upon which Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was found, makes Trump’s brand of racial politics exceedingly painful just to imagine. By RA Monaco On a day that honors the moral values and ideals of assassinated activist Dr. Martin Luther King, we are painfully reminded that America has elected to follow the colossal... Read more »

Who Will Pay?

Who Will Pay?
Who is going to pay is one of the most “politically” debilitating questions Americans and their politicians ask. By RA Monaco Who will pay for the “Wall,” is a discussion that was certain to resurface. Hopefully, there will be no Wall. Here are some thoughts about our money system and how this all may, in... Read more »
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An Election Buttressed by Normalized Ignorance

An Election Buttressed by Normalized Ignorance
Thoughtfulness and the ability to think reflectively and critically is fundamental to our future.       By RA Monaco We live in an age of normalized ignorance, buttressed by poisonous fundamentalism, nationalism, greed, hate and a justifiable anger set in the haze of political and moral indifference.  The future is likely to be cast in the... Read more »

Working-People: Written Out of the Script

Working-People:  Written Out of the Script
Empty language sent the message that politics doesn’t work and that working-people have no language to address having been written out of the script—so we turn to saviors and potential violence.  By RA Monaco Until Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned for the presidency of the United States, working-people no longer had a language around which to... Read more »

Bank of America: New Ways to Plunder

Bank of America: New Ways to Plunder
There is a different set of rules for in-lobby video tellers and those at the counters who actually touch your money—beware! New in-lobby automation at Bank of America features the flexible functionality of a video teller with the same operational indifference used to fleece millions from consumers.  Plundering more consumers faster with Diebold’s in-lobby-teller-assisted terminal... Read more »
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Let the Season Find You

Let the Season Find You
Lean back, surrender and let your body listen.  The warmth of the holiday season will find you in these soulfully rich interpretations of classic holiday music from Doug Webb—Home for Christmas. Try it, just be still and let your body listen as Webb’s saxophone renders his soul into musical thoughts that will surely–with your submission–find... Read more »