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Celebrity Religion

Cable Christianity, Page 2 of 2 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "Orthodox creedal Christianity cannot believe in real progress without conceding that they have been in thrall to celebrity religion based on the very miracles that Jesus is said to have rejected when he emerged to speak his piece. Orthodox Christianity solves the mystery of human nature by consigning it to doom unless it embraces celebrity religion."

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The tax lobby slurps at our expense

Corporations Couldn’t Wait to ‘Check the Box’ on Huge Tax Break - ProPublica: "A simple rule meant to cut paperwork for U.S. companies has grown into one of the biggest multinational tax breaks around, costing the United States and other governments billions of dollars in lost taxes each year.

It thrives thanks to determined business support, including a campaign two years ago that forced the Obama administration to retreat from altering it and tax professionals worldwide who exploit its benefits."

The tax lobby slurps at our expenseAnd Democrats aren't even on the fence They stand with a napkin to wipe the greed off And don't even blink when we say they've gone soft

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Wall Street invaded by cops

Lawrence O’Donnell rips ‘unprovoked police brutality’ at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ | Raw Replay: "Video recordings showed female protesters being rounded up in an orange-colored mesh pen by police and subsequently sprayed with mace without any provocation, and other protesters being dragged across the street by police."
"When you die you go to heaven There'll be no policemen there"

- Hobo's Lullaby
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I make tough choices by finding out which choice I prefer

Deep brain stimulation studies show how brain buys time for tough choices:

I make tough choices by finding out which choice I preferWhen I don't really know I consult my unconscious I assign values to each choice for the following terms Me Nature Society Shells Networks Pleasure Financial Manifestation
The way I answer reveals to me my actual state of mind I go with the winner Sometimes I know just by starting this process It is also a means of ranking multiple options
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How human kindness killed Rick Perry

Rick Perry on immigration: Do Republicans believe in states' rights? - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine:

Pity the poor immigrant
Rick Perry meet Bob Dylan Just when we wanted to assume you were the worst of the worst You were saying nice things about innocent children The irony is hardly lost Being nice does not win GOP nominations You lost for being nice


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You get to be an Antichrist

You get to be an Antichrist
(It is a badge of honor) By seeing religion as being A crutch based on False hopes And by embracing secular And universal goals In short in being one of The world that is becoming
Those who scream frantically At us (We believe all are one) Are enemies of Jesus Who uphold dead religion Like skins of roadkill For us to honor A most sad display
As if we might ever bow to Their false truth We won't And Jesus walks free of their Creedal perfidy

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I used to be a DJ

TalkShoe - Call - Stephen C. Rose Up Close and Personal:

I used to be a DJ
A regular morning man In Pittsfield, Massachusetts I never had a plan I just got tired of writing Eagle fish wrapping
And so I went to GRG And got into rapping Talk is different than prose And sometimes more revealing There's more nuance and more verve And sometimes even healing I miss those days of free expression I was spinning vinyl then Of one thing I am fairly certain I'll never spin again

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Cell Phone Bling Video Nods To Veblen

Will Congress Ever Resuscitate

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com:

The House for now is a lost cause But there's a two year limit We can turn out the malcontents As many as are in it The Senate is a salient break On mob rule run amok And sometimes it can do what's right Mainly it's nip and tuck All told our fair democracy Still functions fairly well It just takes time for things to change And new ideas to jell



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At Least President Obama Listened to Rick Perry

The WSJ is complaining that Obama is criticizing the GOP He's earned the right And no American will fault him Fair is fair He has been playing rope-a-dope He has won his All Americans stripes Nobody thinks he is partisan when it comes to solutions The GOP has rejected every solution it once proposed The GOP has not protested when its right wing uses every filthy expression to skewer the President The GOP has not backed all Americans Has Obama Yes To the wealthy he has said fair is fair To the poor he has said this is a recipe for national decline We must move up not down To the middle class he has said I am on your side He criticized Rick Perry For dissing the truth of man made climate desecration Rick Perry should be grateful that someone was listening to him


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My friend Will Campbell

We met in the Smoky Mountains in 1961. We worked together off and on until this year. Will is well into his 80s. I called his little office in Mt. Juliet, just a one-room building down the hill from his house. After several attempts the announcement came. Account closed. I rarely called his home though Brenda is as dear to me as anyone. Privacy is honored. But I finally did call and left a message and then got through. It was so good to hear Brenda's voice. She was good to me when I was going through some hell of my own. Will suffered a stroke. He can maybe recognize Brenda. He is a giant of the civil rights movement. Born and raised in Liberty, Mississippi. Iconoclastic Christian. White. Acerbic. Much quoted. Irascible. An author of prize-winning narratives and a surpassingly good novel called The Glad River. Speech has been robbed of one of its most treasured voices.

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