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September 14, 2008

Why Is This Happening To Me…Again?!

Filed under: Health, Religion, Society, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Joe De Luca @ 2:58 pm

Why Is This Happening To Me…Again?!…and What You Can Do About It! – by Michael Ryce

Why isn’t this book required reading?

The mind, aka “the great deceiver”, let’s us see and experience what we unconsciously believe. In other words, our realities, or perceived realities, are based on our ingrained belief systems. The good news is that we control our own thoughts, and thus can re-program those beliefs and hence our realities.

I recommend this book to everyone. It’s an easy, quick, must read.

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January 2, 2008

Happy Gregorian New Year

Filed under: Economy, Politics, Religion, Society — Tags: , , , — Joe De Luca @ 1:11 pm

The Gregorian calendar was imposed on western civilization in the year 1582 by the Papacy, based on the Julian Calendar which was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. The Julian calendar was based on the Roman Calendar, which in turn was based on the Greek Lunar Calendars.

Jose Arguelles, decoder of the Mayan Calendar, and co-founder of Earth Day, proposes a better alternative to our present Gregorian Calendar.  It’s the 13 moon / Dreamspell calendar. Sign the petition for calendar reform.

December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination

Benazir Bhutto, the two-time prime minister of Pakistan has been assassinated. I am saddened by her death, and the death of the other people involved in the attack. She was a very courageous woman, and I believe that she truly stood for a better world.

As for the allegations of corruption, most were fabrications. Her off-shore accounts were real, but who are we to judge the legality and ethics of that. Now, if she stole from the people that’s a whole different story.

What does her death mean to us? Well, I’m with Ron Paul on the idea of non-intervention. Each country deals with its own problems, especially if they are in the middle of a civil war. Let’s stop pumping money, money that we don’t have, into foreign economies. Let’s stop supporting dictators…and then changing our minds. When will we learn? In the past we have supported Osama Bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein, with money and weapons. And we know how the rest went.

Bottom line: let’s stop supporting Pervez Musharraf. Why? Because he’s another dictator!

December 17, 2007

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

Filed under: Politics, Religion, Society, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe De Luca @ 10:36 pm

Which greeting do you prefer? And, is there really a difference between the two?

Is this a case of religious fanaticism vs secularization, or simple etymological ambiguity? Some people are offended when they hear Happy Holidays, or Merry Christmas, depending on their ideological leanings.

The word Christmas comes from Christ’s Mass, or the mass of Christ. Pagan origins. Holidays is a corruption of Holy Days. In its current use Holidays has a commercial connotation, but the same could be said for Christmas.

The bottom line is that both terms could be religious or irreligious, depending on intent. Happy Holidays does not replace Merry Christmas, it is simply a collective term for the Holidays, which happen to include Christmas day.

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December 5, 2007

Razoo.com for the Common Good

Filed under: Health, Politics, Religion, Society, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe De Luca @ 12:19 pm

Visit razoo.com to make a difference in the world. Razoo is a brand new social networking website that connects people who are interested in the same cause. Don’t see your cause? No problem. After signing up you can create your own. You can also join an existing group, or create your own, whether it be local or global.

November 30, 2007

Fascism at our Doorstep, S.1959 H.R.1955

Filed under: Politics, Religion, Society — Tags: , , — Joe De Luca @ 7:33 pm

If Senate Bill 1959 should become law, bloggers like me could be incarcerated.

What YOU need to do:

November 21, 2007

Meaning of Thanksgiving

Filed under: Politics, Religion, Society — Joe De Luca @ 9:22 pm

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. But, do we really know what that means?

Thanksgiving is not unique to the US. Over the course of time, countless cultures around the globe have celebrated some form of Thanksgiving, or harvest festival, whether religious or secular.

In the U.S. it can be traced back to 1619 Berkeley Hundred Virginia, and 1621 Plymouth Massachusetts. Other notes: in 1789, President George Washington issued the first Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation, in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday, and in 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date to a week prior. It was changed back to the fourth Thursday of November in 1941.

Oh wait! I almost forgot the massacres of the Indians. Follow the link and learn what they don’t teach us in school. The Real Story of Thanksgiving

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