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Things As They Really Are??

(Faux-socialists? Faux-polarity? Part Two) Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterized by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production, as well as the political theories and movements associated with them. Social ownership may refer to forms of public, collective or cooperative ownership, or to citizen ownership of equity. There …

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Should we be concerned about cryptocurrencies?

cryp·to[ krip-toh]NOUN [PLURAL CRYP·TOS.]1. a person who secretly supports or adheres to a group, party, or belief.ADJECTIVE2. secret or hidden; not publicly admitted: a crypto Nazi.Source: Dictionary.com Derivative? of crypt?crypt[kript]NOUN1. a subterranean chamber or vault, especially one beneath the main floor of a church, used as a burial place, a location for secret meetings, etc.2. Anatomy. a …

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Inevitable?

What happens when an economy (national or global) is based on a system that promotes psychopathic behaviors? If one doesn’t believe that corporate capitalism favors psychopathy, one has not been reading headlines of late or one has a very short and selective memory. Review: ▪  A Plague of Psychopaths? at http://dejavu-times.blogspot.ca/2014/05/a-plague-of-psychopaths.html▪  Capital Punishment at http://dejavu-times.blogspot.ca/2015/10/capital-punishment.html▪ …

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Restraint of Trade ?

restraint of tradeNOUN1. action tending to interrupt the free flow of goods and services, as by price fixing and other practices that have the effect of reducing competition.  (Source: Dictionary.com; italic emphasis added.)  Here’s an offer from amazon.com to ship cross-border—USA to Canada—though undoubtedly, the FREE Shipping will need to be adjusted.  Here’s the adjustment! …

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Gods ?

St. Paul’s Chapel & World Trade CenterPublic Domain ~ See footnote 6 for source If we were accused of believing in the God that George Washington and the first U. S. Congress invoked to bless the United States, following Washington’s April 30, 1789 inauguration,1 would there be enough evidence to convict us? Perhaps the best (or worst) …

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A Better World ?

Yes, indeed! It’s getting better and better—isn’t it? If you don’t believe, or you find yourself asking, “For whom?” take a listen to the Ira Basen documentary, “In The Valley of the Kings”1 [Silicon Valley, that is] (42.06 min.) at http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/sundayedition_20150220_88670.mp3 The world is certainly an over-regulated, mixed-up mess, but do we really think that monetizing …

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