Quotes by a Barfly Philosopher

For all who choose to read... 

Prejudice is a fallacy of society
contributed by the ignorance of man.
Music is the doorway
to the inner thoughts of the human race.
War kills your brother, my brother...our brother!
An artist paints yesterday, today & tomorrow.
A man without God is a man searching for God.
When man split the atom, he split the world.
Personal computers will make
the ink pen and paper obsolete.
We have entered the 21rst century...
it will produce a new breed of thinker.
Education is the silver key that opens
a golden door leading to the ultimate platinum card.
Art expresses the emotions
of an individual at that exact moment in time.
Adultery...sex on the razor’s edge.
Free advice comes with a price.
Brotherhood forms in battle...in war...in death.

War is created by politicians who heed
pilfering lobbyist’s rants for corporate greed.
Death of the mortal shell is the beginning...
the essence of eternal existence.
It takes action, speed and wit
to survive a slanderous political hit.
Laugh in the face of adversity...
cry on the shoulder of prosperity.
Beauty beckons, beholds and bonds
the immortal spirit from beyond.
Truth procures a man’s stature in society.
Censorship doesn’t exist in a true democracy.
Bureaucracy is the master of red tape drownings of itself.
A man’s character is defined by his actions, not his personal wealth.
Destiny is the chime
that rings man’s mortal rhyme.
Hell exists on Earth...
mortal man is the creator of evil’s worth.

Oceans deep blue and white majestic peaks;
golden grasslands and evergreen forests;
fresh air and bountiful wetlands;
this is the earth I once knew.
I once was a spiritual man...I use to drink’em well.
My dreams placed fear into the hearts of foes,
and healed my mortal woes.
Life without faith is a life not lived.
Friend or enemy, comrade or foe,
we all drink from the same cask...we all travel the same road.
Fame for the ego...money for work well done.
The theory of man’s evolution is an insult to women.
What existed before Creation and the Cosmos?
(That answer is beyond human comprehension.)
To me, heaven is the end of suffering & need;
a place where the immortal soul is freed.
To have the ability to succeed
is to do whatever it takes to proceed.
The solutions for today will come tomorrow...
history is yesterday’s sorrow.

Ideology drives us apart. Neuroscience can bring us back together.

A guide to making difficult conversations possible—and peaceful—in an increasingly polarized nation.

  • How can we reach out to people on the other side of the divide? Get to know the other person as a human being before you get to know them as a set of tribal political beliefs, says Sarah Ruger. Don't launch straight into the difficult topics—connect on a more basic level first.
  • To bond, use icebreakers backed by neuroscience and psychology: Share a meal, watch some comedy, see awe-inspiring art, go on a tough hike together—sharing tribulation helps break down some of the mental barriers we have between us. Then, get down to talking, putting your humanity before your ideology.
  • The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. The foundation supports interdisciplinary research to overcome intolerance, new models for peaceful interactions, and experiments that can heal fractured communities. For more information, visit charleskochfoundation.org/courageous-collaborations.

How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

Image: Dicken Schrader
Strange Maps
  • America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
  • Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
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Why a federal judge ordered White House to restore Jim Acosta's press badge

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) returns to the White House with CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist after Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate his press pass November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House after Acosta's press pass was revoked after a dispute involving a news conference last week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Politics & Current Affairs
  • Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
  • The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
  • The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
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