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by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Does capitalism by overshadowing democracy , undermines itself ?
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Does capitalism by overshadowing democracy , undermines itself ?

The first-past-the-post electoral system just barely qualifies as democratic rule within the democracy spectrum. American and Canadian governments, in particular, typically maintain thinly veiled yet strong ties to large corporations, as though elected heads are meant to represent big money interest...
by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Who will swallow the Corona virus debt? The rich or the poor?
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Who will swallow the Corona virus debt? The rich or the poor?

I receive the annual influenza vaccination every fall, though for the last few years I’ve specifically asked for a placebo
... to which I receive a serious look by the nurse, who's clearly not amused by my attempt at humor on this otherwise serious topic of vaccinating.
by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump a sellout to the Deep State? hope not!
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Trump a sellout to the Deep State? hope not!

Donald Trump and his unconditional supporters blame much of his woes on the ‘Deep State’. Yet, from my understanding, the Deep State’s original meaning has to do with the fossil fuel industry's insidiously effective lobbyist manipulation of government. It would be a large part of the national Capito...
by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: There's Really Nothing Entertaining About Infant/Toddler 'Actors' Being Potentially Traumatized
Replies: 0
Views: 250

There's Really Nothing Entertaining About Infant/Toddler 'Actors' Being Potentially Traumatized

In his book The Interpretation of Dreams, Dr. Sigmund Freud states: “It is painful to me to think that many of the hypotheses upon which I base my psychological solution of the psychoneuroses will arouse skepticism and ridicule when they first become known. For instance, I shall have to assert that ...
by FrankGSterleJr
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Child Development and Parenting Science Through High School Curriculum: a basic human right for future generations
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Child Development and Parenting Science Through High School Curriculum: a basic human right for future generations

Such curriculum has everything to do with our young people universally knowing even the basics of the child's developing mind. Therefore, they can understand how (with curriculum examples) a seemingly-minute yet consequential flaw in rearing/environment, perhaps something commonly practiced/experien...
by FrankGSterleJr
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's loss is by more than 4 million people...
Replies: 125
Views: 1915

Re: Trump's loss is by more than 4 million people...

Far more disturbing than Donald Trump’s bizarrely over-stoked fan base (for me) are the strong supporters who consider themselves to be Christian. The Biblical Jesus was unquestionably the opposite of the president’s character; he was all about compassion, pacifism and absolute charity. He clearly w...
by FrankGSterleJr
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Child Development and Parenting Science Through High School Curriculum: a basic human right for future generations
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Child Development and Parenting Science Through High School Curriculum: a basic human right for future generations

A noteworthy line from the book Childhood Disrupted (pg.24) in part reads: “Well-meaning and loving parents can unintentionally do harm to a child if they are not well informed about human development … ” Sure, people know not to yell when baby is sleeping in the next room; but do they know about th...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Universal health care without crucial medication makes for very healthy Big Pharma profits only
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Universal health care without crucial medication makes for very healthy Big Pharma profits only

Soon after the September 23 Throne Speech promised universal medication coverage, the drug companies reacted with threats of abandoning Canadian research and development (R&D) if the federal government does restrain the industry’s drug prices. R&D costs are typically cited by the profitable industry...
by FrankGSterleJr
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Existential Crisis
Replies: 859
Views: 22411

Re: The Existential Crisis

GRACE Pass me the holiday turkey, peas and the delicious stuffing flanked by buttered potatoes with gravy since I’ve said grace with plenty ease, for the good food received I’ve thanked my Maker who’s found me worthy. It seems that unlike the many of those in the unlucky Third World nation, I’ve be...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Would Jesus promote punishing the innocent instead of the guilty?
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Would Jesus promote punishing the innocent instead of the guilty?

Justice is so fundamental to us both as individuals and collectively/societal that theists typically insist upon creating God with that same trait—in their own vengeful and even violent image. Our collective human need for retributive ‘justice’—regardless of Christ (and great spiritual leaders) havi...
by FrankGSterleJr
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Does capitalism by overshadowing democracy , undermines itself ?
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Does capitalism by overshadowing democracy , undermines itself ?

Consecutive Canadian federal governments (always either the Liberal or Conservative party) have consistently allowed us to remain the world’s sole country that has universal healthcare but does not similarly cover prescribed medication, however necessary. Not only does this make medication affordabi...
by FrankGSterleJr
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Child Development and Parenting Science Through High School Curriculum: a basic human right for future generations
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Child Development and Parenting Science Through High School Curriculum: a basic human right for future generations

“The way a society functions is a reflection of the childrearing practices of that society. Today we reap what we have sown. Despite the well-documented critical nature of early life experiences, we dedicate few resources to this time of life. We do not educate our children about child development,...
by FrankGSterleJr
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Media significant in creating mass misperception
Replies: 0
Views: 535

Media significant in creating mass misperception

(A related study to the post below is at: http://jspp.psychopen.eu/article/view/96/37 AND article: http://journews.concordia.ca/?p=234) .... Although conservative mainstream news-media in North America (and perhaps even Britain) might generally be expected to behave implicitly apologetic towards big...
by FrankGSterleJr
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Postmedia initiates ‘fuddle-duddle damage’ to Trudeau
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Postmedia initiates ‘fuddle-duddle damage’ to Trudeau

[My side commentary is in bracketed, bolded text] (Postmedia's headline): Trudeau tries to undo fuddle-duddle damage OTTAWA -- On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau barged into a group of opposition MPs in the House of Commons and told them to “Get the f--- out of the way.” [Do you mean to th...
by FrankGSterleJr
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Postmedia rich in double-speak and poor in journalistic objectivity & ethics
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Postmedia rich in double-speak and poor in journalistic objectivity & ethics

Newspaper business ‘ugly, and it will get uglier,’ Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey tells MPs Postmedia’s president and CEO is urging the federal government to become an ally to the print news industry as possible newspaper shutdowns loom, warning the business is “ugly, and it will get ugli...