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May 1, 2021

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Is it really your business?

As creatures of society, we’re natural nosy and intrusive busy bodies.  While there are laudable values in knowing what everyone else is doing (more able to help when help is truly needed), our native nature isn’t to good-hearted altruism.  We gossip about everyone and everything.  We have an opinion on everything and everyone.  Seldom is […]

April 15, 2021

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Keeping history alive

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Social networking, Wising up
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This is awesome! Spectacular! Enlightening! Annual Veterans Tribute Teacher Turns Student Questions About ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Into Annual Veterans Tribute Virginia Allen / @Virginia_Allen5 / April 15, 2021 Norris Learner and his wife Beth talk with Veterans Heritage Project student Jacob Jones about Learner’s military service. (Photo: Barbara Hatch) Harrison Kessel was in eighth grade when he interviewed World […]

September 1, 2015

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Why government will fail

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Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
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Obama’s press secretary is on record saying Congress is afraid of the NRA.  Silliness.  It’s we’re the government and we’re here to help trying to sway public opinion and walk on our freedoms. It’s time we began recognizing and decrying this for what it is. It isn’t “control the masses”, though it could be. It […]

August 20, 2015

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Daily Rant

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Categories: Economics, Feeding the Soul, Social networking, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
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Apparently Bernie Sanders is advocating a free bachelor’s degree for all and someone on Laissez Faire Capitalism posted a mocking cartoon.  I took exception to Bernie Sanders’ socialistic thinking and posted this: This is so interesting. It speaks to a complete failure to understand economics and the mechanics of supply and demand. The question regarding […]

March 27, 2013

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Weather vane mentality

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Religion, Social networking, Wising up
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Something I read this morning sparked a thought.  We know me.  That’s always dangerous and often amusing in a “can you believe it” way.  This morning’s fireworks sparkler can be attributed to an article by IowaHawk on Breitbart on same sex marriage.  First, it’s the kind of writing I love, expressing obvious common sense with humor […]

February 26, 2013

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It’s all about what is disgusting

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
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I just watch the most fascinating talk about how our tolerance for disgust determines our politics.  It’s one of those illuminating discussion, one that I will watch a number of times. This is the second really illuminating thing I’ve run into in the last two weeks.  I’m on a roll!

June 28, 2012

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Dashed expectations

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
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ken n 1: range of what one can know or understand; “beyond my ken” [syn: cognizance] 2: the range of vision; “out of sight of land” [syn: sight] For some reason beyond my current ken, I expected more from SCOTUS today on their ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare act.  To say I’m […]

June 16, 2012

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Favorite news sources

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Energy, Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
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In my RSS feed (I use Bloglines as I’m still boycotting Google) I have over 30 hard and soft news sources.  I can get away with having this many because most don’t produce a lot of data daily.  For example, one of my favorite singers, Diana Krall, adds concert dates every couple months.  I subscribe […]

June 16, 2012

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Where the news is

by Nori
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Over the last six months the way I get my news has changed.  I used to be a devotee of Fox, but the cancellation of Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch was the end of a slow change. Napolitano’s show was the one I would watch faithfully.  Fox’s cancellation signaled a shift by Fox toward a more […]

April 24, 2012

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Going postal

by Nori
Categories: Government, Social networking, Wising up
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The USPS is facing big problems.  They can’t afford to meet their pension obligations, a problem which is the result of poor management (nobody can do poor management quite like the government), union manipulation (the root of the pension problem in the first place) and a really poor business model.  So, what to do, what […]


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