46 results for 'truth'
Having survived two tours of duty in Iraq, and having been involved in some of the fiercest fire fights in Fallujah, the marine whom I met about three years ago in a bar in New Hampshire returned home missing not just the lower portion of both of his legs, but according to everyone who knew him, he returned missing a piece of his soul.
I met this man quite by accident in a small bar in Dec. of 2004 because I happened to be in the same little hole in the wall as he just before he was going to be shipped overseas. He was smartly dressed in fatigues, neatly pressed, and had that military... (more)
...remarks that so widely circulate today about individual citizens or particular groups. Gossip and rumor mongering flourish because too many of us participate, however, slightly. Our fellow citizens are our equals and we should not assist any attempts to deny, diminish, or obscure this civic truth. The diminution of anyone’s citizenship diminishes everyone’s citizenship. American citizenship is our most precious attribute and we must not allow any opportunists to drive wedges among the citizenry due to variations of color, creed, cultural heritage, gender, sexual orientation or... (more)
Some live in consecration to an ennobling creed.
Some clamor and grapple for an ever-increasing share.
Some calmly and contentedly take whatever proportion seems fair.
Some persist in a fevered quest for glory and find enduring shame.
Some persevere in the search for truth and win immortal fame.
Some live with cowardly equivocation and die a thousand deaths.
Some live with courageous integrity even to the point of dying.
Some only improve the world once they are finally gone.
Some build a splendid legacy that lives forever on.(more)
When our would be leaders play tricks with the truth,
What will become of the idealism of youth?
If facts are not honored but subject to choice,
How will we ever speak with one voice?
If those appointed to know raise an alarm in response to the test
While elected rivals dismiss their concerns as a jest,
What will become of our country, our children and all of the rest?
Any of us with a smidgen of sense see the peril that looms,
However, partisans prevaricate in crowded speech rooms.
As economic catastrophe hurtles our way,
It's funny how we miss the huge issues streaking toward us as we go about our daily lives. As most of us, myself included, worry about the issues before us today, we almost never see the controversial subject creeping slowly and insidiously into our lives until they're already upon us.
For years now, the readers of future trends have been screaming from the rooftops about RFID chips, and how the intention is to eventually implant a chip into every human being on the planet as well as everything that is manufactured on the planet. RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is already implanted... (more)
...to connections between today's Republicans, their corporate masters, and those who willingly aided Germany while the United States was at war with her during World War 2. Those connections are never discussed in the so called media, but must come to light in order for Americans to discern the truth from the propoganda.
Koch Industries, or more specifically, the pair known to Americans as the Koch Brothers, Charles G. and David H., are two of four sons of Fred Koch, the founder of Koch Industries. Fred Koch was a chemical engineer who founded the Texaco oil refinery firm that later... (more)
In 2010, David Koch, spent $250,000 on attack ads in a single week, to defeat him. Mr. Koch, incidentally, inherited his $17 billion fortune from his father. This fortune was made by helping to industrialize and arm the Soviet Union when it was America’s mortal enemy. Along with his brother, Koch is the owner of the second largest private company in the United States. This company, Koch Industries, is one of the top 10 air polluters in the United States and they have caused more than 300 oil spills and paid more than $35 million in pollution fines. Furthermore, Koch Industries received more... (more)
...slightest of breezes can topple it
When you make a house of wood,
A fire can devastate in a flash.
A house made of stone can withstand
Both wind and flame without weakening.
A true heart with pureness in love
With unwavering conviction
Of what is truth and perfection
Could never be toppled or destroyed
It can only be strengthened
And fortified in its state
While it laughs at the pebbles of doubt
And smirks at the rocks of hate
She holds her state in knowingness
Of what her house is built... (more)
Through a HuffPo headline, I recently came across an article at McClatchy news titled "Obama seeks to expand arms exports by trimming approval process". A disturbing thought. I read the article in full, already preparing my comment in my head. I was going to write something about the fabled War Machine, merchants of death, Obama equaling Bush, et cetera.
However, as I read on, I discovered the foulest piece of non-journalism I've read in a while. Then I went to read the comments that my fellow HuffPo users had written. They were of the most awful, reactionary, apocalyptic sort,... (more)
The outcome was going to be the same no matter what I did... in one respect. In another respect, the outcome was greatly influenced by my actions. You see, I saw the truth, and acted on it. But my actions put me in a predicament in which I felt the need to lie.
Where does one draw the line with respect to ethical conduct? I knew that loyalty to my superior in this situation was the same as looking away and doing nothing when another is in need. Could I live with myself had I not done what I thought was right?
I suppose I should have been completely honest.... (more)