Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts

02 February 2019

Will There Be a World War 3? Let's Discuss.

Ever since mankind realized that they were supposed to be counting wars ... people are on the edge because they are rightfully concerned about the possibility and regularly ask this question:

Will there be a World War 3?




There are lively discussions going in many online communities.  I donated my "two cents" to a discussion in a forum.  This is what I said:

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"NOSTRADAMUS predictions for 2018 have foretold one of the worst years in global history with a string of natural disasters, the fall of the economy, and the start of World War 3."
Nostradamus 2018 predictions: World War 3 and disaster BUT survivors could live to 200
Eh! I never believed anything attributed to Nostradamus. Frankly I don't think there will be a 3rd world war because, although the countries possess nuclear weapons, nobody in their right mind really wants to use them. In a nuclear-to-nuclear showdown there are NO WINNERS. The fallout from the use of nuclear weapons is unimaginable. The earth - the land, the oceans and the sky - will be ruined FOR EVERYBODY!!
North Korea warns of nuclear showdown, ...

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Agree or Disagree?

Leave your comments below or better yet join Forum Coin (free sign up) and contribute to this discussion?  

There are many lively discussions and conversations taking place.  Did I mention that you can also earn for contributing your social comments?  It's a social site that pays you to socialize.  Earn money writing short posts, even quips!  Pretty much you donate your two cents and get one cent back.  An easy way to earn some pocket change.  You can get paid in currency or ask for an Amazon gift card.  Hey!  Who doesn't want a little extra money for the holidays, for gift shopping, for daily living expenses, etc.?  The forum community is global and welcomes members from everywhere, not just the USA.
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03 December 2018

Quotes About Texas ~ Kinky and Others

Rummaging through some of my old content and material and found this two quotes. Have a board on Pinterest that I maintain called "ALL THINGS TEXAS". Published this post and tacked on an image just so I could pin them. :)




Kinky Friedman contemplates a question from th...
Kinky Friedman contemplates a question from the audience at a campaign rally at the Bastrop High School, West Campus Gymnasium, Bastrop, Texas, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 "The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.' "   -Kinky Friedman.  (Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (1944 - ), American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.)


 "I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day." -James Dean  (James Byron Dean (1931 - 1955), American film actor and cultural icon, who died at age 24 in a tragic car accident.  Best embodied by the title of his most celebrated film, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). NOTE:  I've heard a lot about that movie.  But I don''t remember watching it.  I remember Mr. Dean from the movie "Giant" with Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.)


Mr. Dean is pictured on the LIFE magazine cover sandwiched between Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee.

LIFE Gone too Soon
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04 February 2018

American Presidents | Representing The Whigs

The Whig was a U.S. Political party that was in existence from 1834 to 1856. Four of the active and influential members of the party served as the President of the United States.




No More Whigs

The Whig was a U.S. Political party that was in existence from 1834 to 1856. It was formed in opposition to the Democratic party. They favored higher tariffs and a liberal interpretation of the Constitution. The members eventually united with the Republicans and their party, as we know of it in history, was no more.

It was formed in opposition to the Democratic party. They favored higher tariffs and a liberal interpretation of the Constitution. The members eventually united with the Republicans and their party, as we know of it in history, was no more.

- William Henry Harrison (1841) -
We will never of he would have served our country well because he died one month after taking office of pneumonia.

- John Tyler (1841 – 1845) -
Tyler opened up trade with China and signed bills admitting Florida and Texas to the Union.

- Zachary Taylor (1849 – 1850) -
Respected as a war hero. “Old Rough and Ready” was his nickname. Before he could implement his policies concerning the exclusion of slavery from newly acquired lands, he died.

- Millard Fillmore (1850 – 1853) -
Fillmore delayed the debate over slavery by agreeing to The Compromise of 1850 which gave each newly acquired territory the “liberty” to decide, on their own, whether they would be a slave-state or a free-state. We of course know that the final decision was settled by the American Civil War.


Image credit: By N. Currier (firm), New York [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons




Presidents’ Day is celebrated every third Monday in February in the USA. Almost everyone knows all about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Just sharing a few tidbits about some of our less talked-about American presidents.



Content above first appeared at TreasurePen.com, Feb 13 2014.




U.S. History Timeline: From Washington to Tyler

Jackson and Monroe were not the only ones who made time for romance. All of the others had romantic involvements that resulted in marriages. The first names of the First Ladies from Washington to Tyler are as follows (with husband's initals and the wedding date): Martha (G.W. - January 6, 1759); Abigail (J.A.

U.S. History Timeline: After Lincoln, Before Coolidge

by cmoneyspinner The Republican party was formed in 1854 by antislavery groups. Members of the Whigs, Free-Soilers and Know-Nothing parties merged their ideals of freedom with others in this new party that opposed slavery.

Presidents Who Served First as Vice-Presidents

What do American Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, and Calvin Coolidge all have in common with each other? Two things. These nine men served as Vice-Presidents before becoming Presidents; and they are no longer with US.

04 January 2018

History Markers : Terror From the Right: 1995 - 2014 | splc.org

Below is a concise summary of stories of plots, conspiracies and racist rampages, 1995 to 2014. Target? Democratic America. The number in parentheses is the count of how many events actually occurred.


First event was July 28, 1995: Anti-government extremist Charles Ray Polk indicted by federal grand jury for plotting to blow up the Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas.


Last event dated June 8, 2014: Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda, 22, shoot two police officers. The Millers perceived law enforcement as "oppressors" and reportedly told neighbors about their plans.



Terror From the Right: Plots, Conspiracies and Racist Rampages Since Oklahoma City
| Southern Poverty Law Center


* * NOTE: SPLC has updated this list AFTER 2014.  Events below ones I think should be mentioned.  

2015 San Bernadino, California Attack.

2017 Mass Shooting at a country-music show at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas 

Sadly, there continue to be additions to the list.  No point splitting hairs over what constitutes a "terrorist act".

Some plots are aimed at the government.  
Some people just aim at anything! Reason unknown.  (O.o)


1995 (4)

1996 (9)

1997 (9)

1998 (7)

1999 (8)

2000 (2)

2001 (4)

2002 (5)

2003 (7)

2004 (4)

2005 (2)

2006 (1)

2007 (1)

2008 (5)

2009 (8)

2010 (8)

2011 (8)

2012 (6)

2013 (2)

2014 (3)




Report: Department Of Justice, Homeland Security Must Go On Offensive Against Growing Right-Wing Threat





Study: Greatest Terrorism Threat In America Not Al Qaeda, It's Right-Wing Sovereign Citizens





DHS Warns of "Domestic Violent Extremists" Targeting Government Officials, Law Enforcement









28 October 2017

US History: Presidential Trivia: Teddy Called Them Muckrakers

The term "muckraker" was used by America's 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. 

In the United States, muckrakers was the name for writers whose aim was expose corruption: i.e. to search for and expose misconduct in public life.


In chronological order:  
  • 1908 - Ray Stannard Baker "Following the Color Line" written to expose racial discrimination.  

Worthy of honorable mention: 
  • Ida Minvera Tarbell (1857 - 1944), U.S. journalist, known for "muckraking" exposĂ©s of political and corporate corruption; also a biographer, notably of Abraham Lincoln; and the only lady in the bunch!

Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker"...
Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker" author. 
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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More Presidential Trivia:

  • American presidents, (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, were Nobel Prize winners. 1906, Roosevelt received the award for being a mediator and arbitrating an end to the Russo-Japanese conflict; there was a dispute over +Manchuria and +Korea. Wilson received the prize in 1919, for establishing the League of Nations after World War I (1914 - 1918).


  • The "teddy bear" is named after Roosevelt's nickname Teddy because he went hunting and didn't want to shoot a baby cub.  Many people think a teddy bear with roses is an irresistible gift for Valentines Day?  



  • Kindle eBooks - Biographies & Memoirs of Presidents & Heads of State






    30 August 2017

    #OlympicPeace : The Olympics is Proof of Peace in Diversity

    Doves have come to be known as a recognized universal symbol for peace in many cultures.  




    The releasing of doves was done first at the 1896 Olympics held in Athens, Greece


    It was only fitting that the 100th Anniversary of this tradition be highlighted at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA, USA.  Atlanta, as most students of American history know, was the Confederate Center in Georgia where several engagements of the Civil War were fought.  But that was the 60s (1861-65).  


    One decade, we’re fighting like cats and dogs with each other, hooping and hollering about secession; and just 30 years later we are off to Greece, and the United States, emphasis on the word “united” was representing!  


    Because, in the end, all that we all really do want is … world peace. 



    World Peace Through the Olympic Games Atlanta, c.1996
    World Peace… Patricia Cajiga 22 in. x 34 in. Allposters.com
















    18 July 2017

    What is Religion? (It's a Straight Forward Question with a Straight Forward Answer.)

    Two topics they say people should never discuss because it will likely always end in a heated argument: politics and religion



    - Hard not to discuss politics. The media does a good job of keeping it in your face.

    - Hard not to discuss religion. It's close to one's heart. Atheists, wiccans, devout believers all have convictions. The media helps a little. Didn't you hear all those reports about pope Francis?

    When it comes to religion, there is a definition that everybody can agree with and should not cause controversy.

    “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1: 27)

    How hard can it be to follow this guideline?



    Content first shared at myLot.com, Sept 2015.

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    04 July 2017

    Happy Birthday America! - Remembering US (Pt 3)

    The Whigs, Free-Soilers and Know-Nothing political parties merged their ideals of freedom with others to create a new party that opposed slavery. Abraham Lincoln was a member of that “new” part and became the first Republican president. ...

    Read more:







    http://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/post/162593733486/frederick-douglass-what-to-the-slave-is-the-4th

    Happy Birthday America! - Remembering US (Pt 2)

    “The holiday we now know as Presidents' Day which is celebrated the third Monday of February was at one time called George Washington’s Birthday. ...”

    Continue reading at:



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    Follow Cmoneyspinner's HomeBiz Projects's board American Patriot on Pinterest.

    Happy Birthday America! - Remembering US (Pt 1)

    “Before the Republicans, There Were Whigs”.  Some think this political party should make a comeback!


    It's the birthday of the United States of America. Citizens generally celebrate the holiday with a cookout and fireworks. It's also a good day to reflect on some of the history of this country, i.e. how we got to where we are today. Sharing link to an article about one of our political parties. 



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    Difference Between Politics and Religion

    Politics and religion. What's the difference?

    In case one might think the lines are blurred. They're not!

    The difference between politics and religion is summed up in two “C” words. Compromise. Conviction.

    (Assumption: Politics in democratic or self-governing countries. Obviously in dictatorships or similar forms of government, compromise is not entertained and conviction ain't worth diddly squat! It's just Rule by The Iron Hand. Whoever don't like it can escape/relocate, go to prison or die!)


     

    In politics, when you're trying to resolve matters or issues, one must often build a “bridge of compromise”, in order to satisfy or respond to the varying demands of the general diverse population or citizenry, because they are all a part of the community. In politics, although it's said that laws and policies enforced and implemented are the good of ALL, that's not always the case and decisions are often made as a matter of expediency.

    In religion or matters of faith, there is no compromise. You either believe it or you don't. You adhere to the doctrine or you don't. You don't have authority to change, to bind or to unbind. When you committed, you submitted. The community is only made up of believers. When it comes to their politics they know where to draw the line because decisions made are matters for eternity.

    OK. So after talking this over with myself, it seems a revision is needed.

    Politics versus Religion? The difference is two “C” words plus two “E” words. Compromise. Conviction. Expediency. Eternity.

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    NOTE: For the record. Can't speak for other faiths. But there's no such thing as a Christian nation. There are nations where Christians live. Christians are a part of a kingdom which is not restricted or limited by man-made boundary lines or governments. We were instructed to go into all the world preaching the Good News. We were warned that we might have to lay down our own lives. But we were never commanded to kill anybody! So if somebody says something different? They're wrong! Anybody who killed or is killing in the name of Jesus Christ? They're wrong!  But that's another discussion.



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    The line blurring is very disturbing. The “ISIS brand” is built on being a Muslim. A faithful Muslim. That's their foundation and they make it plain that if you're not for them, you're against them; and if you're against them, then you've got to go!

    This is a bigger problem for Muslims than it is for non-Muslims. Why? Because it's the followers of Islam who are being divided. "A house divided against itself can not stand."

    When a division occurs, particularly in matters of faith, "the faithful" need to make sure they're on the right side.

    For Muslims, since it's a faith in Allah, the followers need to know if they're making their God angry! Because an angry God can show you “10 thousand deaths” way worse than anybody on earth, like ISIS, can show you! “It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”.

    A Muslim needs to decide two things. (1) Is ISIS sent by Allah? (2) If not, then a Muslim needs to decide who they fear the most. Allah or ISIS?

    Can't their God deliver them from evil? When those decisions are made, the "line" becomes "un-blurred".

    Don't know how the Muslim community is going to overcome this. But if they don't employ diligent efforts to make a clear distinction and differentiation between “which is witch” … then ... dare I say it? … the good is going to suffer with and for the bad. I'm no prophet. But blind people can see this coming!


    - American Muslims should lead the charge in this effort, i.e. unblurring the lines. Agree or disagree?



    If you're going to lay down your life for something, it should be something worth laying your life down for.




    Image credit: glitter-graphics.com

    02 June 2017

    “The Dangers of Being Too Political on Social Media” ~ Can We Talk? Or At Least Think.

    The following thoughts were provoked by an article published by a person in my Google Plus circles, MikeAllton. He's a social media consultant and was given the opportunity to publish his content at MarketingProfs.com which he titled: “The Dangers of Being Too Political on Social Media”.


    Let's face facts people. Social media is here to stay. 

    I might also add: 

    • Social media is no different from Mars Hill, except that the reach of the debate and the discussions is worldwide, and you don't have to be deemed “one of the great minds” in order to add your two cents into the babbling cauldron.
    😉



    I love a spirited discussion and debate. Especially with my husband. Who usually always wins because he tires me out. It's not that he persuades me. I just run out of wind.

    Regards friends in my social networks, I am careful to choose who to discuss really in-depth serious matters with, whether it be politics, religion or other really “tough stuff”. But if I am deeply concerned about an adverse impact of a decision, friend or no friend, I think it would wrong for me to not say anything and I feel compelled to be willing to sacrifice my “comfort zone” for the greater good. Even if I run the risk of losing a friend (or get yelled at by a total stranger who doesn't know me at all).

    Some matters are worth taking the risk of losing a friend. 
    But you have to decide that.

    Some matters are worth taking the risk of losing your job. 
    But you have to decide that.

    Would you rather not say anything just to remain friends, only years later to have that “adverse impact” of a political decision manifest itself and then speak up? Only to have your friend look at you and ask: “Why didn't you say something then??! I thought I was your friend!” 

    Would you rather choose to keep a job only to find that, in reality, you relinquished your freedom?

    Hulk (comics character).pngI never think in terms of “dangers” of expressing my views on matters that impact humanity because the disagreement might cause a divide or severe a relationship or make people so angry they turn into the Incredible Hulk




     I think of whether it would be “dangerous”  to NOT express myself.

    (As  insignificant as my thoughts are to the grand scheme of things and the survival of the human race.) ☺




    By Source, Fair use, Incredible Hulk Comic Book Character


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