Part 2 How do people cope with so many changes taking place in such a short period?
First, wage-workers dealt with the end of rising wages by adding women and other family workers to the paid labor force, and they worked more hours per year. Between the 1970s and today, the average number of hours worked per year by a U.S. citizen rose by about 20 percent. We worked 20 percent more hours on the job than we did thirty years ago. By comparison, for example, if you…Continue
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
Menus for easy swallowing is a new challenge and one I am not well equipped from experience to meet.
The reality is, I explore options and need some brainstorming partners. Remember when I had cancer, and so many of you were on my Cancer Team, encouraging, advising, teaching me how to proceed? Now I ask for a Foods To Nourish Cary Team.
beef, chicken, or fish stock;
mashed potatoes cooked in homemade…Continue
Are you at the age where college will soon be a part of your life but your still not sure what you want to be? Are your parents pushing you onto a career path that feels right to them but makes you want to stick a screw driver in your eye? Does the idea of pretending to do something you can't, sound like a good way to make money? Well, look no further then the fast paced world of…Continue
I just finished watching promos and the short version of the movie and realized it contains all the most common fallacies of reason.
Everythting from Strawman, False Analogy, False Dichotomy and even the Slippery Slope fallacy are so obvious in this movie.
Even the Title is a Fallacious.
The only Indoctrination about the Movie is the movie is an attempt to Indoctrinate viewers into believing that public schools are dangerous, which is indeed false.
The only thing…Continue
Natural selection is no mere idle fancy. Every so the logic behind it stirs a call for eugenics. Last time around evolutionists acted as sponsors and consultants for over 30 states in the USA, promoting surgical interventions to stall our species' descent into oblivion. Now "Unless we embrace genetic engineering, we will become a sickly and frail species" says Johnjoe McFadden, reader in molecular microbiology at the University of Surrey. Is natural selection so established a theory that we…Continue
We’ve all been there at some point. You log onto your favorite social media website like Facebook, and as you scroll through the many status updates in your news feed with highlights about your Aunt Martha’s cat, or your friend’s son that lost a tooth, you see this:Continue
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
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
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.
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.…
It was a very sad time for me when I heard the news about the death of Frank Zappa in 1993 from cancer.
His sarcastic humor and incredible musical ability with a completely non-commercial outlook on the entire music industry gave me some of my outlook on life and skepticism.
He was always skeptical of everything and shunned commercialism.
Frank Zappa epitomized the Social and political Skepticism…Continue
Folks don't know just what it's for,
Nobody gives us rhyme or reason,
Have one doubt, they call it treason,
We're chicken-feathers, all without one gut
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?
When Les McCann and Eddie Harris…Continue
It's a pipe dream. Still, there's no harm in spreading it around. The more people that see it, the better the chances that some of them will say something…Continue
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During her short time on the political stage, Christine O’Donnell has generated such incredible buffoonery she could start an “All Christine, All the Time”…Continue
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