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The Death Of Decency

By paulwylie, published on Oct 1, 2011

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)

Tags: obama, bush, war, truth, poverty, veterans, lies, homeless

Patriotically Speaking

By Caballero_69, published on Jul 24, 2011

...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)

Tags: patriotism, usa, constitution, truth, fear, unity, us, lies, citizenship, republic, promises, actions, skepticism, cynicism, dilegence

Some

By Caballero_69, published on Jun 25, 2011

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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.

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Tags: learning, legacy, truth, courage, commitment, integrity, reputation, glory, fame, keeping faith, candor

Ode to Pat Toomey

By Caballero_69, published on May 19, 2011

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,

“No... (more)

Tags: truth, voting, citizenship, debt ceiling, expertise, testimony, governance

Operation Digital Angel

By Paul Wylie, published on Apr 9, 2011

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)

Tags: politics, business, truth, government, privacy, information, implants, chips, intrusion

All Enemies, Foreign And Domestic

By Paul Wylie, published on Apr 8, 2011

...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)

Tags: politics, courts, republicans, democrats, economy, war, truth, poverty, politicians, lies, money, u.s., treason, elites, rich, agendas, judges

He's the One! A Candidate With Courage Shows the Way

By Caballero_69, published on Mar 18, 2011

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)

Tags: america, truth, courage, leadership, future, faith, reactionary, hope

A heart of Stone

By baynurse, published on Feb 8, 2011

...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)

Tags: truth, faith, spirituality, knowledge

Obama Wants to Sell More Guns? That's Not What I Read

By the expat returned, published on Jul 31, 2010

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)

Tags: journalism, obama, war, truth, weapons, global security, debunking

Decisions and Responsibility

By Rushgal, published on Jul 13, 2010

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?

Definitely not.

I suppose I should have been completely honest.... (more)

Tags: justice, truth, responsibility, honest, choice, decision, consequence, ethical, dishonest, integrity, cause

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