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Political and Other Reflections from Robert

The "Getting Real" Factor

In the panic and promise of the year 2012, I note a polarity which - I contend - is dis-empowering any which way you cut it.

On the one side, there is the "Fear Factor" crowd. Global devastation and collapse either at the hand of nature, corporations and their army/nations, or a combination thereof.  Read More 
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Getting Over Yourself and What to Do Next

I have heard so much as of late the issue of feeling "disconnected" and the emotional/existential issues that this brings up.
So, here is a simple message...
It's not about you.

Let's start with a fact so you can get over it all - and I do mean it all.

You are ONE  Read More 
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Not so thin skinned

In the beginning of this week, I was rather disappointed with the Obama administration in supporting the firing of Shirley Sherrod. Their knee-jerk fear-base response to Fox and other reactionary pundits was Pathetic - with a capital "P" for two reasons. First, because they didn't bother checking their facts first. Secondly, because in an  Read More 
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Turning point

If - as I have written so often - that disaster is always, but sadly, the best teacher, then it may be possible that the horrendous events unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico will be the wake-up call that environmentalists have been warning us about.

Besides the death to many species of plants and  Read More 
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Overwhelm: Lions and Tigers and Bears...

If we were in Oz, the chant, "Lions and Tigers and Bear, Oh my!" would seem the most apt of exclamations in the face of the continuous stream of ecological, economic, and geo-political calamities we see stacking up in news outlets, blogs, YouTube, on an on. I even feel that repeating them hear would  Read More 
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Health Care Not the Issue

In listening to the jockeying going on in Congress it is clear that the game being played has little to do with health care. The fact that the not so in tune representative from Ohio could say that he didn't think that anyone is really having a problem with their health insurance lets us  Read More 
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Feet to the Fire

How more apparent can it be that our political process is so wimpy, reactive, and utterly ineffective when we watch the hyper attention and posturing that comes with the Tuesday election in Massachusetts?

As you may or may not know, I never thought that the health care bill proposed by Democrats was really of  Read More 
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