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Slavery Is Not a Crime, In Half the World’s Countries

For almost the entire history of the human world, slavery has been a staple industry. And apparently, in half the world it still is. India has the highest number of slaves in the world at 18.4 million slaves. This number … Continue reading

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Not Often Enough

Sometimes not often enoughWe reflect upon the good thingsAnd those thoughts always centreAround those we love And I think about those peopleWho mean so much to meAnd for so many years have made meSo very happy And I count the … Continue reading

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The Chinese Virus that Causes COVID is Now a Permanent Part of Your DNA!

This is really spooky… this’ll kill ya. It looks like the SARS COV-2 virus from Wuhan — the accidental lab accident behind the global COVID pandemic — has the ability to worm its way into the human DNA of persons … Continue reading

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When Will We Ever Know What’s True?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The western world is in the middle of a year + game of playing the fool to governments, media, public health agencies, and the rest of the gang … Continue reading

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A Deeper Level: Conversation Without Words

What are some alternative ways that we can use to understand each other and the world around us, besides using words in verbal communication? First, consider nonverbal communication in general: Facial Expressions Tone of voice, inflection, etc. Posture, Body Language … Continue reading

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It’s Nice to Know I Can Still Scare People

Fear can be a difficult emotion to work with. It tends to make people squirm. They want to get away, to someplace more comfortable. There are a lot of dysfunctional relationships people can have with fear. Here is one of … Continue reading

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The Smartphone Generation: Human Brain Optional

An eighth-grade teacher tells me that for many years she has had successive classes of students read the same book, Edith Hamilton’s Mythology. Her students have loved it — until five years ago or so. “I started to see kids … Continue reading

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How Belief Systems Crumble

Human belief systems are fascinating things. Whether they last a lifetime or whether they are demolished and rebuilt every few years, they all share some things in common. A belief system is ordinarily built from many separate pieces, like a … Continue reading

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Graphic Summary of 2020 US Election

They try to scrub the truth from most large media sources, but the corrupt and illegitimate government* and its media lackeys will find that the people do not forget so easily. Image Source Updated source for information documenting fraud in … Continue reading

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Why Do Ordinary People Lose Sympathy for Blacks?

Hint: It may have something to do with behavioral issues. I don’t care about black people’s problems anymore… I’m simply worn out with them. Exhausted by their constant demands, their neediness, their helplessness, their hypocrisy, their never ending problems, their … Continue reading

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New Treatments for Depression: DBS and Ketamine

Numerous studies have investigated deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a therapy for TRD (Treatment Resistant Depression). We performed a meta-analysis to determine efficacy and a meta-regression to compare stimulation targets. We identified and screened 1397 studies. We included 125 citations … Continue reading

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Universities are Burning America to the Ground

The value has gone out of the average university education. At best, college has become a ruinously expensive four year escape from responsibility for youngsters. At worst it has become a training ground for radicals and rioters, set on a … Continue reading

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The Amygdala and Persistent Dark Mood

Surviving on the wild savannah without amygdalas would have been difficult for ancestral tribes of humans. But it is no picnic trying to be happy in modern hectic times with our amygdalas. Recent research by U. Miami psychologists published in … Continue reading

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If Biden Refers to Kamala as “President Harris,” What Does Kamala call Biden? “You Drooling Idiot?”

There Is No Biden Administration A basic problem with the Biden administration is that there really isn’t one. Like most journalists I use the term as a formality, but the White House site calls it the Biden-Harris Administration. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Waking Trance Revisited

First published on the original Al Fin blog in 2012 Human consciousness is an odd pickle. We all experience it every waking day, but no one understands it well enough to build a good imitation. What are we missing? Quite … Continue reading

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What Would a Real Insurrection Look Like?

After months of insurrection theater combined with a fake impeachment trial, inquiring minds would like to know: If the fraudulent election of November 2020 were truly contested by armed insurrection, what would it look like? Consider the visual contrast between … Continue reading

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A Life of Everlasting Lockdowns Under Biden?

Death and Lockdowns What Could Go Wrong? Update: One cannot understand the debate over lockdowns without considering the $trillions of bailout dollars being transferred to state governments under the name of COVID relief. It is well known that lockdowns destroy … Continue reading

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Is it a Trance? Or is it Meditation?

It makes a huge difference to your brain whether you are sitting there meditating, or whether you are just spinning your wheels in an aimless trance. Meditation enlarges your prefrontal cortex executive functions, boosts your hippocampal memory centers, grows your … Continue reading

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Can Your Cinnamon Do This?

Can your cinnamon prevent Alzheimer’s, cure cancer before it starts, control type II diabetes, reverse some effects of Traumatic Brain Injury, prevent heart disease, make you smarter, and promote healthy weight loss? Cinnamon contains vital oils and derivatives which makes … Continue reading

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If We Cannot Solve Our Problems on the Same Level of Thinking that We Created Them then What Do We Do?

One of the largest problems needing to be solved is that most of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful elites do not want real problems to be solved at all. “A great crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” as … Continue reading

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Test Launch of SpaceX Starship SN10 a Thing of Beauty

Update: After a successful launch, test flight, and landing, the successful rocket exploded on the pad. I guess that one will not be re-used 😉 . Despite the grand finale, the overall message of the test flight was that the … Continue reading

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They Cannot Help But Go Too Far

Over the years, Maher’s audiences have always been trained seals, reliably clapping at every hard left, anti-George Bush, anti-Trump, pro-Obama statement the host utters. But this time, he said that the BLM rap pushing Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) on American society … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Will it Ever be Black Future Month?

Or put more clearly: Do black people have a future? Every year as the US once again celebrates “Black History Month,” everyone tries to ignore the fact that blacks still lag in educational achievement, in life expectancy, in wealth and … Continue reading

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Guest Posting by Charles Kingsley

Guest post byCharles Kingsley I am a 39 yo freelance author married to my 27 yo wife Layla, an illustrator of children’s books. We have two young boys, 19 months and 2 months, both of whom are being home-schooled. My … Continue reading

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Americans are Leaving California and New York in Favor of Florida and Texas

Americans who live in Democrat Party-run states such as New York, California, Illinois, and New Jersey, are experiencing economic hardship, high unemployment, and draconian regulations and taxes. The highest unemployment states are Hawaii, Nevada, California, Colorado, New York, New Mexico, … Continue reading

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