Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ceasefires and ending of ceasefires.

Markk Unfortunately, most Muslims in the Mid East (like members of the Tea Party) cannot voice dissent with extremist policy without being labeled (or worse) as traitors to Jihad. So only aggressive and loud voices are heard. The rest are … Continue reading

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On seeing a documentary about Rudolf Valentino

Valentino, Harlow, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Jim Morrison.  Sexy-icons.   But they were unfulfilled and unhappy within their super-stardom.  What they had in common was a mystique that made living their short lives as real people impossible.                                                                                                                                                                                  They … Continue reading

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Re Obama signing executive-order banning anti-gay bias by contractors.

Real faith is striving to live as your beliefs lead you. It has nothing to do with forcing those beliefs on others. Obedience can be enforced. Faith comes from within.

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Regarding the Mormon church’s refusal to ordain women.

Markk Seattle Pending Approval Because of the high degree of their political involvement, I cannot think of a rational reason for churches in America to retain tax-exempt status. Churches having tax-exempt status is more than letting the other guy doing … Continue reading

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You-Tube exhange between ‘Jacob Israel’ and me regarding the release of an innocent man after spending 25 years on death-row in a Texas prison..

ark Weinstein <markweinst@gmail.com> wrote: Mark Weinstein 6 days ago                                                      It is not possible for fair-minded people (in their right minds) to favor the death-penalty.  Period. Jacob Israel 3 days ago Actually the death penalty would force both juries and DES … Continue reading

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Respose to condemnation of Israel for the violence.

  Markk Seattle Pending Approval Your view is that “……if only Israel would…..”, then things could be worked out. Of course Israel could do things differently. Who couldn’t? But the situation isn’t only in Israel’s lap. Hamas is not a … Continue reading

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Re NYT article about Republican tactics to deny students the right to vote.

Markk Make no mistake about it – the Right is manifesting full intention to subvert democracy in the United States.   Citizens United gives elections to the highest bidder;  the 1965 Voting Rights Act was gutted on the lie that bigotry … Continue reading

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