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Life, death and awareness.

I have several beliefs about human existence. I am old now so my perspective is different. I think the reason we have so many religions is the result of a brain that wants to survive. Being aware of our mortality the only possible survival was by creating a hereafter. Religion provides that and fortuitously each religion had similar mores to those of the culture that created them. I am agnostic, I cannot do as believers and atheists do, thinking they know the unknowable. With life for an aware being I think it better to not have intelligent life. Our existence has one purpose, produce more victims into this dilemma. There is, however a heaven. It is where we go after our death and loss of this cursed awareness. Strange, we reach this blessed state no longer aware and not aware of it.

Russian spies helped


Republican criers

Renee M Ane-Anderson I listened as they called my President a Muslim. I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys. I listened as they said he wasn't born here. I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could. I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice. I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog. I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court, no matter who the nominee was. I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn. I watched as they did just that.
I listened.....I watched.....I paid attention.
Now, I'm being called on to be tolerant.
To move forward. To denounce protesters. To "Get over it." To accept this...
I will not! I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.I will do this as quickly as possible, every chance I get. I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country. I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice. I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to them.
Them. The people who voted for him.
The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win. I will do this so that they never forget. And they will hear me. They will see it in my eyes when I look at them.
They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them. They will know that I know who they are. They will know that I know what they are. Do not call for my tolerance. I've tolerated all I can. Now it's their turn to tolerate ridicule. Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day
forward is now Trump's fault just as much as they thought it was Obama's.
I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely unwilling to give.

Good reads

Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
Mimi Alford
Kindle Edition

The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century
Joel F. Harrington
Kindle Edition
The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
Paul Theroux
Kindle Edition
Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
The Fatal Shore: The epic of Australia's founding (Vintage)
Robert Hughes
Kindle Edition
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mitchell Zuckoff
Kindle Edition
The last one is my favorite.
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