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When Does Full Banana Republic Status Begin in America?

Certainly, we are close. But open, rampant theft is still covered up by those committing it. For instance, fed members and those in congress ‘trade stocks’ for profit. Certainly with insider information, for they are the insiders setting policy which affect the stock markets. They make money through these stock trades as a way to …

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1800 Year Old Letter, Still Great Advice to “Young Christian Intellectuals”

I read excerpts of this letter in The Fathers of the Church, a book by Mike Aquilina. Here is how Mr. Aquilina introduces it: “In an affectionate letter, Origen offers advice to a star pupil, who would one day be canonized and deemed a Church Father, St. Gregory of Pontus, often called “the Wonder-Worker.” Origen …

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Something Broke In the World on Labor Day Weekend 2022

Everyone can tell something is dreadfully wrong with the world. “Everybody’s having them dreams”, as Dylan said. I don’t know what it was but something happened on Labor Day Weekend 2022 which changed everything. Maybe the utter pointlessness of this destruction that is being wreaked upon america is really hitting home with many americans. Maybe …

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How to Deal with Rude Customers in Business So They Never Bring You Down

Anyone in business knows that there are many great people in the world…kind, understanding…just good people that you enjoy doing business with. One of the great pleasures of business is in dealing with these people. To provide a good service at a fair price, and to have the respect of those you deal with, as …

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‘Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredients’ – Why It’s On So Many Labels Now

I’ll bet if you go to your pantry and start checking the label on your foods you will be surprised at how much GMO food you have. ‘Food’ companies are sneaking this trash into everything. The only warning is in small font located somewhere on the packaging. I used to love Hellman’s mayo. I checked …

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Letting Your Kids Watch Screens? Their Brains are Shrinking

If you’re a parent that keeps your kids off screens you should be congratulated and cherished. Yes, it is hard work – for the kids want the screens. Plus, you have to fill the time they would otherwise be on screens with something else…which usually requires your attention and energy. But it is essential to …

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Marxists are Only Concerned About Money. Just Like America

Marxists are only concerned about money and the economy. The quality of life of the people, how they actually live, is of no interest to them. We see this in our current society. The chief determining factor in the quality of one’s life is how much money they have and how industrious they are. It …

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An Interesting Perspective From a Wise Old Lady on Her Funeral, and Getting to Heaven

The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy I heard a story recently about an old lady who told her priest that at her funeral Mass she didn’t want him to say she was a good person or was going straight to Heaven. Why? Her wishes go against conventional thinking. Most, at their funeral would want …

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The Goal of Life – Not Money, but Spiritual Enlargement and Enrichment

The Rabid desire for more fake fiat bucks, endless amounts of fake wealth…the great illusion I see so many toil endlessly for money. And though I can appreciate the desire for money and having money – for it can buy freedom from necessity, I cannot understand the endless grubbing for it. If someone has a …

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Helping the Homeless Experience the Dignity of Life, in a Simple Way

I know a man who volunteers at a St. Vincent de Paul Society center that helps the homeless. They give them food, wash their clothes, provide showers, etc. I used to look down on places like this. But thinking recently, trying to put myself in the shoes of a homeless man, I thought it is …

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A Short Note on the Reaction to the Free ‘Money’ Spewing forth from the Fed

When the Fed came out with the spending bazooka earlier in the pandemic, though it was reckless and destructive to the american people, many cheered. I talked with some of the cheerers about it and everyone of them were for the PPP loans to businesses. I heard the same thing from each of them, which …

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