Part 1 Why did the wages stop going up? There are four reasons.
There were a hundred and fifty years of rising standard of living for all people. Workers every decade enjoyed more because their wages rose, and they could buy more. They understood more and more work meant they could buy more stuff, i.e. homes, cars, education, health care, retirement, and recreation.
In the 1970s, that history of the United States stopped. Real wages… Continue
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By Sikivu Hutchinson
My new novel, White Nights, Black Paradise, on… Continue
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Boom-shakalockalocka—boom shakalockalocka—ramalama ding dong—fee fee-fy fy-fo fo fum—na na nana, na na nana, hey hey hey—doowahdidhe—sha la la—day o umba day o mambu ji ay o—Iko iko, iko iko unday Jockomo feeno ah na nay Jockomo feena nay
Even though Sly and the Family Stone or Dennis Edwards might…
Added by Donald R Barbera on October 7, 2015 at 11:00am —
I read an interesting article on CNN the other day by Craig Gross. For those who aren't familiar with Craig, he's a pastor and founder of xxxchurch.com, which helps fight porn addiction. The article he wrote was entitled "Is Judas In Hell?" , and you can read it here:… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 26, 2015 at 10:36pm —
A lot of politicians and congressional members have been making the headlines in some of the worst ways lately. Headline making behavior like writing treasonous sounding letters of hate and rebellion against diplomatic talks directly to Iranian leadership. Making the phrase "climate change" an… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 14, 2015 at 11:30pm —
I hate to admit this, but I have a trophy folder on my laptop. Not game trophy images. Not racks of deer I've hunted. Not the typical photos of my children standing all posed with academic or sport awards. No, it's a folder full of screenshots. Frozen images in time, with winning moments in… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm —
"Anyone who believes in that shit is an idiot. Feeble minded and stupid." Continue
Man, that is pretty harsh an assessment of those who believe in religion, isn't it? It's even harder to hear when you don't share the same attitude towards…
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 26, 2015 at 10:20pm —
Most of my mornings are filled with top 40 hits of pop music as I commute to work, kids in tow. This radio station is a clear favorite for all of us with its variety, and usually I can ignore the music and let the kids enjoy a little be bopping before going to school. Recently though, we discovered that on Sunday mornings there is a half hour of… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on January 21, 2015 at 8:36pm —
I am a survivor of religious brainwashing and amplified abuse due to religious influences in my childhood household. Continue
I was trained from an early age that life was a constant battle between the divine and my imperfect flesh. I was…
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on January 15, 2015 at 7:42pm —
This is still the most common excuse I get from agnostics and even some non-church going Christians.
They Don't Want To Be Wrong about God's Existence, so they are playing it safe, hoping that if there is really a God and an afterlife, they will be in for a place in Heaven.
They are thus living an Irrational Delusion.
For starters, how do they know that they are worshiping or believing in the correct God, there are hundreds (presently worshiped) and thousands of… Continue
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This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 30, 2014 at 7:56pm —
For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 15, 2014 at 11:04pm —
Everywhere I scroll, I find many atheist and secular minded individuals with my same mindset. No God. No religion. Acceptance for all. On the television, it is always the same faces of Dawkins, Harris, Silverman, and occasionally Cupp. I run into the same issues on blog sites like Patheos, Freethought, Secular Coalition, and American Atheists. Same male faces and the dash of a female…
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 9, 2014 at 10:56am —
Ferguson, MO. Continue
Okay, please don't roll your eyes and think "Here we ago again. Another blog about police brutality, police states in America, and racist bashing." I'm not going to be analyzing the events of Ferguson, per say. I am writing about a larger picture here. No speeches about how…
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 22, 2014 at 9:47am —
We have all had that conversation with friends, family, and even in our own minds have pondered the validity of the "What if you go to Hell?" scenario. Continue
Images of devils, demons, exposed human flesh to flame, faces twisted in torturous poses, evil looking imps in observant reveries of delight. The overall themes being rejection, exile, physically unbearable pain, retribution, and guilt. Through many belief systems, Hell is a common thread that most agree upon.…
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 19, 2014 at 1:47pm —
It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of.
Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 17, 2014 at 9:30pm —
In the general public, there is an expectation when discussing the infighting amongst atheists, that there will never be a concrete movement away from God due to lack of cohesion. That because of atheists' insistence on individualism and no clear rank and file, atheism in itself, is a flawed logic doomed to… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 12, 2014 at 8:00am —
Though Atheism or similar thoughts are very old in India ( Charvak for Example) we do not have ( as far as i know right now) any organization / institution of Atheists to share and discuss our views and refine our understanding of the subjects in Indian context.
Individually we do not have enough time to keep reading all the available literature on the subject. But discussion forums bring the juice of collective readings for easy consumption. I was thinking for quite some time to… Continue
Added by prem prakash pandey on August 7, 2014 at 4:25am —
There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist.… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 1, 2014 at 6:11am —
Dallas--A Dallas woman who kicked and beat her 2-year-old daughter and superglued her hands to a wall of their apartment recently received a 99-year prison sentence. This one…
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