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Where Did All the People Suddenly Go? On the Rapture–Oct. 2016?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As Bible scholars share the results of their studies of the approximately 25% of the Bible that deals with prophecy, one topic garners a lot of attention: the prophecy of a “Rapture,” or, “rapturo,” an event that … Continue reading

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On Recent “Protests”: A “Tragedy of the Commons,” the Commoners, and the Commander in Chief

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila A Tragedy of the Commons A theory known as the “tragedy of the commons,” developed in an 1833 essay by economist William Forster Lloyd, occurs when individuals or groups work against their own self interest by overusing … Continue reading

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On Combatting the “Red Flags” of Global Psychopathy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila If one has had occasion to study the ways and means of psychopaths, one cannot help but see so much of the current global mayhem through this lens.

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On How to Trash the U. S. Constitution and Get Away With It—for Now

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Ever wonder how come certain members of the government seem to be getting away with overstepping their powers as defined in the United States Constitution, aka, the Supreme Law of the Land? [1]

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Another Reason So Many Might Be Bailing on Hillary and the Dems

When I came of age to vote, I decided to vote Democrat. About twenty years later, I switched to Republican. Then, at length, to Independent. Things change. People change. Political parties change, that’s all. Change comes for many reasons, of … Continue reading

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On Virtue (and Righteousness) “Signalling”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila ON VIRTUE SIGNALLING There’s a new meme floating around the ether: “virtue signalling,” i.e., actions that signal to observers (or readers, as virtue signals are mostly “likes” or approving “tweets” on social media) that the person affirming … Continue reading

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Politics and the Constancy of Truth: From Proverbs 28

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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