Posts made in November, 2017

Saving Capitalism starring Professor Robert Reich [My letter]

Saving Capitalism starring Professor Robert Reich [My letter]

November 27, 2017 Professor Reich, I just finished watching your documentary titled, Saving Capitalism, on Netflix. I thought it was very interesting and well done. However, I believe your understanding of America’s economic problem as it relates to a healthy middle class balanced against the wealthy is poorly understood. You fail to hold Americans accountable for their role in the transfer of wealth and power to the top. I often think about how America can balance its own trade deficit with China while improving savings. Buy less of their stuff! We suffer from materialism and we’re constantly developing new technology to make it all the more easy to spend our money buying new stuff in a push button society. We don’t need more stuff, we need...

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Is Christianity a lemon?

Is Christianity a lemon?

November 16, 2017 Is Christianity a lemon? By Ted Burnett The Christian is not a good man. He is a vile wrench who has been saved by the grace of God. – Martyn Lloyd Jones (1899-1981) A Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor. This week, I read the above quote while scrolling through Facebook. It had been posted by a friend who went on to make the same claim about his own life. I looked to see who was credited with the quote and based on the dark graphics I assumed it was said by a dangerous man. How wrong I was? When I “Googled” the quote I discovered the name of “Rev. Martyn Lloyd Jones”. I don’t know if this attitude is still relevant and/or widespread in Christianity, today. If so, I couldn’t disagree more with my friend or this minister on how...

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Are Lawyers All Raging Psychopaths?(Dear ABA President Hilarie Bass)

Are Lawyers All Raging Psychopaths?(Dear ABA President Hilarie Bass)

November 12, 2017 President Hilarie Bass, American Bar Association Office of the President 321 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654-7598 Re: Shreveport, LA attorney James Albert Burnett and his sociopath/psychopathy personality disorder Dear ABA President Bass, I’m writing to you, as President of the ABA, after reading the following article, “Are Lawyers All Raging Psychopaths?” in Psychology Today (August 19, 2014) over the weekend where the ABA was quoted in this story. The article by Ruth Lee Johnson, J.D. was written in response to Professor Kevin Dutton’s book, Wisdom of Psychopaths”. Dutton, a psychologist from University of Oxford, argues that there are “functional psychopaths” who—unlike criminal psychopaths—use their unempathetic, ruthless, and...

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Comfortably Numb – Pain and Pleasure in America

Comfortably Numb – Pain and Pleasure in America

Introduction: I have written this essay before under different titles using different words, but the essence is the same. We have created a society that’s become intolerant of any pain and yet suffering is occurring everywhere. The discipline that goes with being great has been replaced with a push button, an air conditioning society. In the human body, there’s a mechanism called pain that warns the brain using the central nervous system that there’s a problem. It can be as small as a thorn in our foot from walking through our yard barefooted to something as a serious experiencing internal pain near our heart or another organ. Since Y2K, we have established policies and laws in response to the painful actions of 9/11 that led to two wars started around the world...

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committee on Colleges responds to my formal complaint against USA.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committee on Colleges responds to my formal complaint against USA.

November 2, 2017 While I disagree with almost every aspect of SACS COC’s investigation and their findings into my formal complaint of misconduct by administrators at the University of South Alabama including their justification to threaten me with arrest, if I step onto their campus, again. I watched the events unfold before me (from May 15 to September 9) and SACS COC didn’t. Apparently, I failed to explain what happened in a meaningful way that rose to some level that would trigger a worthwhile investigation much less violations against the school. While President Waldrop said, “no” someone else, a faculty member, thought my project was worthy enough to have a Student Center official email me for a tour of their meeting rooms. What I found most...

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