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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Relax or rename the emotion?

“Anxiety is incredibly pervasive. People have a very strong intuition that trying to calm down is the best way to cope with their anxiety, but that can be very difficult and ineffective,” said study author Alison Wood Brooks, PhD, of Harvard Business School. The general idea, when we are facing a speech, or maybe a Karaoke performance, is to try to ... Read More »

FBI involved in murder of Patrol agent

“John Dodson, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, contends that the bandits who killed Terry were working for FBI operatives and were sent to the border to do a drug rip-off using intelligence from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. “Several ATF agents and DOJ officials involved in the botched operation were reshuffled in an ... Read More »

Too lazy to do it right

Domesticated 088

Dec 29 “Any headline which ends in a question mark must be answered by the word no.”                                                                Betteridge’s law of headlines “The reason why journalists use that style of ... Read More »

In perspective

5. What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government? While middle-class families are still plagued by a sluggish recovery in the Obama economy, this is what their finances would look like if they spent money like the government—and it’s not a pretty picture. Most families understand that it is unwise to constantly spend excessive amounts compared to ... Read More »

My skillset’s no longer enough

Dec 26 This is a brief peek at how today’s medical practice really works. “I’m sorry, my skillset no longer matches your needs” addresses the reality. The author opines that maybe a lawyer is needed to help his patients: and a lawyer might be needed for getting our children actually exposed to education, instead of indoctrination and social engineering. And ... Read More »

Sensory celebrations

Utah Snow

Sensory Christmas You can think all you want about the holidays and what they mean to you and your loved ones, but nothing can replace the feeling you get when you hear, see, taste, smell or touch something that instantly brings joy to your heart and a tear to your eye. Read More »

Merry Christmas

This year’s journey has been filled with joy, loss, struggle, wonder, and more. But there’s no “reset” button for our year. And that’s good. It’s the journey that matters. No journey is all comfort and success, nor is any journey burdened with only failure and debacle and pain. None of us is ever free from regrets, or struggle or pain. ... Read More »

Promoting Bigotry

Propaganda to promote bigotry The purpose of propaganda is to influence people by appealing to emotion rather than relying on facts and reason. Despots use propaganda to gain control, politicians to win votes, and cosmetic companies to sell face cream. “Waterproof grease that inhibits evaporation of liquids” isn’t likely to sell a product. A picture of a woman with perfect ... Read More »

Cui bono — A&E’s “PC censorship”

So Cracker Barrel bans Tees branded “Duck Dynasty.” That’s a brand owned by the A&E network. Outcry over perceived “punishment” of the star for his personal beliefs caused Cracker Barrel to agree to put the Tees back on the shelves. Or was pressure from the TV network key? They were the primary (profit) losers from the ban. The family ... Read More »