Ah…happiness. What does it mean to you? What makes you happy? If you’re like me, that answer has changed over the years (I’m 50 now, y’all!). But for the majority of people in modern society, happiness is (sadly) tied to money and material things. To make things WORSE, the mere pursuit of happiness can cause […]
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) enables corporations to exploit Native American resources, according to a new investigation by reporter Stephanie Woodard. The BIA manages police departments, schools, and other services on Native American reservations. The agency is also supposed to negotiate the best deals possible for Native landowners when corporations want to cash in on reservation land […]
If you are a subscriber of the Sunday New York Times, then you might’ve seen a full-page ad in the July 17th edition of the newspaper. Subscribers found a full-page advertisement denouncing Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. If you are wondering who was the mastermind behind the letter – and who has enough disposable […]
China Can Breathe Easy With Vitality Air China is experiencing its worst smog of the year, and Canada’s Vitality Air is cashing in. Beijing’s air is so polluted, breathing it is said to damage the lungs as much as a two-pack-per-day habit, killing approximately 4,000 people each day. But a new Canadian company has […]
GOP presidential hopeful and belligerent blowhard Donald Trump spoke with CNN’s Chris Cuomo about Pope Francis and the Pope’s view of capitalism. Just for fun, Cuomo asked Trump this: “You meet the Pope. Pope Francis comes. There’s a translator there. and he says ‘Oh Mr. Trump, this is very nice.’ Then he says, ‘I want to tell him something’ and […]
A few years ago, I attended Occupy Denton, lending my voice to those of other Dentonites cursing the wealth and privilege of America’s richest and the bankruptcy of the American economic system. Since hindsight is always 20/20, I have recently questioned the impact and the validity of the Occupy Movement. I think the movement was […]
There is a very significant problem in America that very few media outlets are paying attention to. The criminalization of poverty is becoming an issue and no one seems to care. What’s disheartening is that this trend is coinciding with a growing number of Americans falling into poverty. The increasing inequality in?this country?has been well […]
Note: For the purposes of this discussion it should be understood that when I’m referring to that which is properly “Christian Ethics,” I’m referring to the idea that that which is Christian is also Biblical. So for the purposes of this post and any discussion about it, think of Christian Ethics as Biblical Ethics and, […]
From Wikipedia: Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time. I just bought a new printer. Printers aren’t as big a part […]
This week, Pope Francis is at it again! He has laid into our global economy, calling it idolatrous and evil. He finds the 13.1 percent of unemployment among the world’s young people worrisome and it troubles him greatly. Throwaway Culture The Holy Father has attacked our throwaway culture before- not just the United States, but […]
It’s no surprise to the American people that companies spend a lot of money on advertising research. It’s also no surprise that they gear their advertising towards what we respond to. Here are all of the dirty details.
As a kid growing up in rural North Carolina, I often remember hearing the term ” The American Dream.” It brought ?a vision of a white house with a white picket fence, with Mommy and sister Suzy playing homemaker inside the house while father and son played pitch and catch in the backyard with the […]
Pope Francis never ceases to amaze. Just days after being named Time’s Person of the Year, the pontiff responded to his conservative critics, led by Rush Limbaugh, by arguing that his disapproval of “unfettered capitalism” does not make him a Marxist. In an interview with Italian daily newspaper “La Stampa,” Pope Francis said that although […]
I was reading the?Huffington Post today and came across an article that made my heart and spirit very happy to read and see. Diana Butler Bass has written a piece on Advent! Too few people who grew up in Christian households or who are Christian do not realize the tradition of Advent or even know […]
Read signs at any Teabully gathering and you’ll see a shocking lack of understanding of the terms they throw around. You’ll also see some really poor spelling. So, Liberal America offers this quick primer to help educate the Tea Party.