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Kim Woods Called Another Rosa Parks--Please!

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Make a Statement: Quit--Kim Woods Jailed

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Is a picture worth a thousand words?

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Joan Denoo commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post THE TALK
"Carl, thank you for that very moving video clip. The undercurrent of racism that emerges during these stressful times reveals how crazy people become during times of uncertainty and strife. Having videos of encounters between police and black…"
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"Flying Athemist--I saw that interview and was heart broken."
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Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post THE TALK
"Glen, at that time that is exactly the thought. The police and black folks had a bad record and it was worse in the South."
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Glen Rosenberg commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post THE TALK
"Did not those rules include instructions for those pulled over by cops while inside of car? Also was it a given that white cops are bigot/racist authoritarian tyrants?"
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tom sarbeck commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post THE TALK
"THE TALK has probably saved the lives of many young men in America. I didn't need to hear it; my ethnic German parents taught obedience to all authority and our experience of America differs greatly from the experience of minorities. Being a…"
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The Flying Atheist commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post THE TALK
"I just watched this interview clip several days ago.  It is with Dr. Brian Williams, the ER surgeon who was working at Parkland Hospital in Dallas the night a sniper attacked the police after the Black Lives Matter event.  It's very…"
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Loren Miller commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post THE TALK
"I can't escape the feeling that there are elements of the police who have DEVOLVED, in that it's become less about "Protect and Serve" than "Protect and Serve US," where "US" is the police themselves. …"
Jul 21
Michael Penn commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post THE TALK
"Thanks Don. The way the world is going right now the advice you give here is good for any person of any race. I watched a video of country singer Coffey (coh fey) Anderson explaining to everybody how to act when pulled over by the police. Anderson…"
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Daniel W commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post TRADITIONS
"Thanks Don for the very somber reminder. American culture still needs to make many major changes. This year has been incredibly difficult for so many people."
Jul 20
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THE TALK

THE TALKTraditions pass along through family lines and are thought to bring unity and civilization in what can be a confusing world. During this dangerous time of white police killing blacks and blacks killing law enforcement officers perhaps it is far past time to speak of a family tradition passed along in most black families at least since the…See More
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Michael Penn commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post TIED MY ASS
"I'm on the calling list for political surveys and I get calls almost every election year. This year is nothing so far. Could it be that they might know I'm not in favor of anything going on? Maybe they know I don't give a dump about…"
Jul 19
k.h. ky commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post TIED MY ASS
"Donald, that was kind of the point. The majority of 'breaking news' seems to be some political announcement. Not real news. As in 'breaking headlines Trump landed in fl'. Or wherever."
Jul 19
Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post TIED MY ASS
"h. h. ky--I give a shit about breaking news unless it is important, ie, no politics. "
Jul 19
Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post TIED MY ASS
"Daniel--I have blocked  most of those calls but occasionally one slips through.That's when I leave the phone off the hook for as long as it takes for it to go away."
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Published author and photographer. Work from home and seek connection with nontheist in the Dallas area.

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THE TALK

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 8:00am 9 Comments

THE TALK

Traditions pass along through family lines and are thought to bring unity and civilization in what can be a confusing world. During this dangerous time of white police killing blacks and blacks killing law enforcement officers perhaps it is far past time to speak of a family tradition passed along in most black…

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TIED MY ASS

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 5:10pm 16 Comments

TIED MY ASS—Im a day late and a dollar short in publishing this, because I wrote it over two months ago, which is a long time in political hogwash.

It's May and I'd be willing to bet my last dollar that by the time voting begins in November the media will say the race…

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Book Review--Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 3:30pm 14 Comments

Large and In Charge—Maybe

Human beings like to think “I am the master of my fate:  I am the captain of my soul,” but  bestselling author Leonard Mlodinow makes clear in his New York Time number one book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior that isn’t the case. Mlodinow takes the reader through an easily readable scientific tour of how the brain works and how much the unconscious mind influences decisions that we are not aware…

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Posted on June 8, 2016 at 7:30am 9 Comments

It finally drove me to writing. I was going to say drink, but it’s before 8 am here, although I have been known to have an occasional rum for medicinal purposes. I’m here because I was cleaning out the email that managed to escape my blocker and became infuriated by something that has irked me for…

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Bigotry & Bathrooms

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 11:00am 16 Comments

Growing up during the Jim Crow era introduced many to the virulent racism of the South. Negroes were not allowed to use the same bathrooms as whites. Now with the hysteria transgender bathroom use sweeping through the country it is not difficult to draw a parallel with blacks being banned from…

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At 11:22am on March 24, 2015, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks, Donald, for the link to the music. I like the way you phrased the music appreciation via education. I always seek out your posts. 

At 6:12pm on March 22, 2015, Rich Goss said…

Thanks, Donald.  Needless to say, I'm the guy with the Brooklyn accent.  Rev Jones is the cowboy and the pompous bombastic asshole is the imam.

Rich

At 11:18am on January 21, 2014, Luara said…

Hi Don,

You said you would be interested in seeing what I come up with in reading about delayed food allergies.  I just posted a blog post on the likely mechanism of my kind of delayed food allergies.  With tons of references!

At 1:00pm on December 4, 2013, Luara said…

Don,

Maybe you would be interested in my review of the Manual for Creating Atheists.

At 1:25pm on December 1, 2013, Luara said…

You might be interested in my review of Carl Hart's book High Price.Laura

At 8:58am on November 28, 2013, Daniel W said…
Don have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 11:11pm on January 7, 2013, Daniel W said…

Here is my review of King Leopold's Ghost.  If you are interested.  I thought of your book reviews when I wrote this.

At 2:46pm on August 22, 2012, Harlem Humanists said…

Thanks for reaching out to us. It'd be great if you could visit us some time that you're in NYC. 

At 1:36pm on July 26, 2012, Tammy S said…

Thanks for the add Donald, I really enjoy your postings!

At 11:43am on July 26, 2012, Steph S. said…

Thanks for the email Donald -  I always enjoy your writing.

Hope you have a great day!

 
 
 

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