YOUR ESSENCE: YOUR PERSONAL NOTHING-THAT-MATTERS

What follows is more from Chapter Nine of To Tell The Truth...

 

Earlier we said that some degree of maturity is necessary to make everything work.  In fact, what’s really necessary is some degree of other-than-physical development, an ongoing, never-ending, maturation process.    You have to continue growing even after you realize that you are expanding along with the universe itself.

John J. Goetz, in his research and writing in urban studies (1989, personal communication), has enumerated certain characteristics of mature individuals who continue to grow as human beings:

They do not always put themselves first;  

They relate well to others, and treat others as individuals;

They seek the ultimate well-being of others in addition to their own;

They realize their limited abilities and see value in a diversity of talents and backgrounds;

They are able to discern, to see past words

MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

DRAINING THE SWAMP:  Making America Great Again

We’re off! And the Trump Administration is gaining altitude as we speak.

wisdom speaks

Listen to the Man…

After considerable initial turbulence The Administration is on its promised way. Once the entire system is staffed and running, things will only improve. It’s clear that we have a President that means what he says, unlike many of his political forebears. Appointees in place are in command of their positions, and Trump is making good on his promises to Make America Great Again. Showing muscle in Syria has made a positive impression on most of the Free World, and the Mother Of All Bombs has impressed the proletariat elsewhere. Getting other nations on board should be easier now, and look for the economy to improve significantly over the next few months (and thenceforth…)

And the opposition has been quelled to some degree by the appointment of

HEALTH CARE – PART I

A REAL AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Donald promised to reform health care. Don’t look now, but the task is well underway.

How else to explain the virtual collapse of ‘the establishment’ as a non-politician expands his popularity with the ‘deplorables’ who elected him? Those same folks who came out of the woodwork to topple the political establishment by electing a populist who spoke directly to them and for their dissatisfaction with politics as usual?

Yes—the health-care hodge-podge is beginning to come together. Mr. Trump is making good on his promise, and a few others as well. Talk about a third-party movement; it could be under construction: a party that, if carefully cultivated, will change the face of Western civilization.

Believe it or else, the health-care dead-end has taken a right turn. What we’re seeing is a return to real politics not-as-usual. Ignore the media hype and behold discussions over a

DRAINING the SWAMP: PART II

The Donald promised to drain the swamp.  Don’t look now, but the task is well underway.

Yes—the swamp has begun to drain;  how else to explain the panic in both parties as they seek to determine just who they are and whom they represent?  How else to explain the disarray in long-established(?) political parties, both of which are losing their original purpose?   How else to explain the virtual collapse of ‘the establishment’ as a non-politician expands his popularity of the ‘deplorables’ who elected him? Those same folks who came out of the woodwork to topple the political establishment by electing a populist who spoke directly to them and for their dissatisfaction with politics as usual?

Mr. Trump is making good on this promise, and a few others as well.  Talk about a third-party movement; we now have a democratic party in shambles and a

DONALD TRUMP: An Unusual President?

Not if you’re paying attention. President Trump is not a Republican, nor is he a Democrat, because President Trump is not a politician. He owes no allegiance to either party, because neither party elected him. Both parties’ establishments were against his presidency, and remain so. No. Mr. Trump is The President—nothing less.
President Trump is President of the people, elected by the people, just as presidents are supposed to be. What a concept! A President Of The People! Why hadn’t someone thought of this before? Answer: They did. Back in the 18th Century. Just as legislatures were supposed to do their elected duty and then go home, So was the President. Nobody said he had to be a politician; he was just supposed to be The President. Elected by the people: a President Of The People. Nobody said there had to be politicians elected for life. They were supposed to

THE REALITY of CLIMATE CHANGE

THE TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

global_warming_by_teabing1CLIMATE CHANGE IS A FACT. Temperatures are increasing and will continue to increase slowly in the immediate future.  Temperature rise will be minimal (perhaps 1 degree by 2020), accompanied by a slight rise in sea levels (nowhere near destructive) because of melting  (largely) arctic ice.  Floating ice already displaces 90-percent of its volume under water, so the increase in water volume due to melting will be limited to about 10-percent of the melted ice volume.  Antarctic ice is land-based, and its volume is increasing.

Currently Earth is in a (geologically well-documented) interglacial period, coming off a glacial period of the recent geologic past (10-12,000 years ago).  There have been, in fact, several prior glacial periods (and interglacial periods necessarily between); some have influenced mankind, and there’s no evidence that this pattern will not continue in the future.  Earth’s temperatures can be expected to vary in such a dynamic system, and they do. In other words, global warming is currently taking place as is its nature.