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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Only Two Words Matter

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Truth and Trust Volume 1504 Number 4 Contracting gets a bad rap nowadays, often well-deserved. We’ve personally dealt with contractors for two plumbing, two tile, three electrical, three minor improvement and one air conditioning project in Costa Mesa. Some contractors were courteous, others rather surly. One was an abomination in work quality as well as reliability. Two plumbers, one tile ... Read More »

Dangerous vs. Rude

". . . they are obsessed with hate . . .can see only conspiracy . . ."

Volume 1504 Number 3 Book: Some Cowards are Dangerous “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” Anne Lamott (a Progressive novelist) “Attention seeking, grandiosity, entitlement, and rejection are often linked . . . Imagine Al Sharpton or Rush Limbaugh unable to garner attention ... Read More »

Government-supported Religion

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Volume 1504, Number 2 Look like Cults, Act like Cults “Save the …” cults* are not registered as religions but many do enjoy tax-exempt status – an important boon for religions – for other reasons. “Save the . . . “ cults can look a lot like religions, though. In some areas people suffer from debilitating, sometimes fatal, diseases consequent to ... Read More »

Banning Bashing revisited

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How rather than what Normally we don’t answer personal questions – personal beliefs aren’t often relevant to the logic of the ideas discussed. However, “What do you personally think about development of the Banning Ranch?” does introduce an important political perspective. First of all, the point to the post was neither the value of Banning Ranch nor the advisability of ... Read More »