36 results for 'Paul Wylie'
These few words spoken by Jesus should be all the knowledge required to be able to discern between the false prophet and the ones who truly can lay claim to the title of Christian. There were no caveats to this statement, something that said unless you claim to be a leader of politics or religion. No exemptions to the teachings of Jesus were handed out, but yet, throughout history, men and women both have claimed some form of divine communication that others can not hear, seen visions of God that no one else has seen, and been given new and ever more twisted commandments to enforce on the followers... (more)
The 2003 Maputo Protocol, drafted as an update or addition to the 1981 African Charter on Human And People's Rights, was signed by 23 African nations, one of which was Uganda. In the articles of the treaty were frameworks for a more just way of dealing with issues of women's rights, especially in Uganda. Issues such as marriage, property rights, land rights, and the end to female genital mutilation.
Overjoyed at the signing of the treaty, Ugandan women celebrated their uplifted station in life, since before the treaty, they were basically a man's cattle to do with as he pleased. Rape... (more)
Even though most of our planet is covered by water, we can not drink it. Desalinization attempts around the globe have been successful up to a certain point, but there is still a long way to go before the usage of salt water for ingestion by people becomes widespread.
Most of our water is gathered in reservoirs, from falling rain, or mountain runoff from melting ice. But a new study just published tells us why we've all been having an odd feeling, knowing something just isn't quite right, but being unable to put our finger on it. No, I'm not talking about the continuing debacle in Afghanistan,... (more)
This is probably the hardest story that I have ever attempted to write, and do so because of another blogger on MSNBC who asked me my story, and to whom I gave no answer. I write it because of another story she wrote that dealt with the subject of letting go, something that touched me, and caused a stirring of warmth just large enough to allow me to attempt this. She'll know who she is if she ever reads this.
My son was four years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia. The shock that his mother and I felt at that moment is a feeling that I don't believe time will ever erase. Sure,... (more)
Wishing to write today on a lighter subject matter than my usual rants about the social and political wrongs and evils in the world, I decided to weigh in (literally!) on the upcoming football season and give you a dish handed down thoughout the generations in Brooklyn, N.Y. There would be no true justice in the world did not a boy who grew up in the Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst areas not chime in on this critical and important matter.
Anyone not familiar with the areas mentioned above should know that the neighborhoods are predominantly Italian and Italian-American, and they are a people... (more)
Rising from the ashes of the tumultuous 1960's, the neo-conservative movement was born out of the backlash against the free wheeling counter culture era. Banding together out of a common hatred of Lyndon Johnson's social policies, they set out to take over the Republican Party in order to return the United States toward the path they believed she was destined for, imperial rule over the world.
Almost overnight in the 1970's, many disaffected Democrats had switched parties to join the 'Reagan Revolution', thinking they were doing the right thing in steering the course of Americans back... (more)
A recent escapade involving the customer service section of a major U.S. firm, that I subscribe to, can only be described as the most exasperating experience I have recently gone through. Many of you will likely see yourselves here, and in retrospect, it is kind of funny what I went through. I'm relaying the conversations, and some of the aspects of the experience, to highlight what outsourcing U.S. jobs can do to our quality of life.
It all started when a service that I subscribe to went kaput. I didn't realize it at first, because I thought it was something that I did, or the equipment... (more)
With food shortages ongoing globally, and with some areas of the planet in such dire straights that actual food riots have taken place, it seems almost comical in a sense to see the reports in the U.S. media of families having to resort to feeding their families Spam several times a month.
Ah Spam! The gelatinous gooey mass of some form of pork that we were all forced to eat as children. Our parents told us that it was good for us, and we spit it out when they weren't looking. As we grew older, we came to realize that our parents were in the unenviable position of having to figure out... (more)
Using a criteria based on several factors, such as a population of 150,000 or more, services available per capita, quality of services, and access to services, I have come up with America's Most Compassionate City. It's not a city that most would think of in this day and age of made up divisions like 'red' states, 'blue' states, or the increasingly popular 'purple' state terms thrown about by talking heads in MSM.
Founded in 1856, Lincoln, Nebraska quickly grew to the seat of local government, and was named the capitol of the state in 1867. Nebraska, having lagged behind the rest of... (more)
(Author's note: I wrote this article on Jan. 11, 2010 and am reprinting it here in response to a reply that was given on my article about N.Y. gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino. This is an effort to try to explain the true facts of the annual C.O.L.A. I feel that it is as timely today as it was several months ago.)
The Obama Administration continues to use a misleading and inaccurate practice to base its yearly cost of living increases for seniors and the poverty stricken.
Health care debates, two wars raging overseas, the spectre of terrorism raising eyebrows once more in... (more)