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I'm a History and English teacher with a variety of interests, e.g., outdoors, music, politics. I especially love to dance. Check out my book: The Teacher's Manifesto.

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Sessions to Those Fleeing Domestic and Gang Violence: Not Our Problem - TheHumanist.com
Krish55 comments on Jun 19, 2018:
But the problem was created by US support for death squads, etc: ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4eLYXJIZfg
Realistic Indiana Jones movies
Krish55 comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Have found the IJ movies racist and promoting of Western privilege.
We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons.
Krish55 comments on Jun 18, 2018:
If you really believed this, you wouldn't post it. For there would be nothing for us to learn from it...
We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons.
Krish55 comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Sorry, my mistake. Didn't mean to click on this post. But I guess my experience won't teach you anything about being too fast to react to click-bait...
What causes people to substitute compassion for those in their own circle with compassion for ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 18, 2018:
If your "in-group" benefits from the exploitation and warmaking on the "out-group," then those with a wider, humane focus will be critical of their own "in-group" injustice towards others. Thus they will necessarily be emotionally hurtful to those causing a much greater physical hurt to others. It's called moral courage. Socrates and Einstein exhibited this. It's the opposite of tribalism which you seem to want.
What causes people to substitute compassion for those in their own circle with compassion for ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Does your phrase "out-group preference" indicate a bit of tribalism on your part?
What causes people to substitute compassion for those in their own circle with compassion for ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Here is the classic song about this phenomenon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrD14jqTtAE
What causes people to substitute compassion for those in their own circle with compassion for ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 18, 2018:
It's not a substitution. Their intellect is compassionate - that's the caring for strangers. But the personality is uncaring and perhaps egocentric - hence the ignoring of other's feelings. Pointing out the disparity could help the person to use their intellect to improve their personal qualities.
Would Clinton really have been better? [democracynow.org]
Krish55 comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Clinton in the campaign was more militarily hawkish then Trump. She helped to destroy Libya and Syria.
Who has/had the best singing voice of all-time? My vote goes to Whitney Houston.
Krish55 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
For pop, maybe. But listen to some opera before deciding...
"It's OK, everything happens for a reason.
Krish55 comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Agree. Good post!
Do you like to dance ?
Krish55 comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I do. Latin, Ballroom, Folk, etc. ...Folks, "left feet" is not a permanent condition. It's just a matter of exposure and practice. Key is to continuously listen to the rhythm of what you want to learn to dance. Once you internalize the rhythm, the body and the feet will follow...
Is anyone in the se Florida area
Krish55 comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I'm in Deerfield, north part of Broward County. There's s.o. else in Margate.
A moral crisis grips the US border.
Krish55 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Good article. The origin of this migrant crisis is the US support for dictatorships and death squads In Central America...
Let us Fuck politics, religion, science, god, social justice, church, ammosexuals gun owners and ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Poor choice of words. To ignore something is quite the opposite than to "F" it.
How American Greed Led to a World in Decline | Alternet
Krish55 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Great article. Have you joined Progressives and Socialists on this site?
No doubt the scientists in our membership will explain how supposedly ignorant Syrian men can ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Alternative views are good, but don't promote stereotypes of "Ignorance"...
I’ve been in the hospital the past week and have missed my hilarity here, pancreatitis.
Krish55 comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Hillary is an agnostic? No wonder she lost! But you still miss her...
I came close to killing myself last night.
Krish55 comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Brave of you to post! First thing, get out of the house and go into Nature. Second, meet people and find ways to help others. Third, when at home don't watch TV and do not go on the internet. Those artificial blue lights can cause depression. Exercise, read, and meditate, Etc. Be active!
100 years ago the Russian Revolution created much consternation in the UK.
Krish55 comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Wonderful post! Can you post this in the Progressive and Socialist group also?
The Fetters of Mankind.
Krish55 comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Great. Reminds me of the Internationale.
Mainstream Media’s One-Sided Coverage of the Great March of Return: a Case Study
Krish55 comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Another Israeli historian documenting the terror that drove Palestinians out...https://www.amazon.com/Ethnic-Cleansing-Palestine-Ilan-Pappe/dp/1851685553/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8=1528546859&sr=1-1=the+ethnic+cleansing+of+palestine+by+ilan+pappe
Mainstream Media’s One-Sided Coverage of the Great March of Return: a Case Study
Krish55 comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Israeli historian documents the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians...https://www.amazon.com/Palestinian-Refugee-Problem-1947-1949-Cambridge/dp/0521338891
I was ambushed again on my morning walk in the woods.
Krish55 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
If they're playing banjos, run!
I got my agnostic.com shirt in the mail today!!! Whoohoo!
Krish55 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
I don't believe that!
Karl Marx's famous quote about religion was written in an era when opiates were commonly used for ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Dear contributors, if you haven't already, please join "Progressives and Socialists!"
This is a borrowed question but, I'd like an honest answer: When executing a convicted murderer by ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
The same reason why you wash your ding-a-ling before visiting a brothel!
Karl Marx's famous quote about religion was written in an era when opiates were commonly used for ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Good point!
I just don't understand why so many people are completely okay with punching down but absolutely ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Punching down is a lot easier and less dangerous..
I just don't understand why so many people are completely okay with punching down but absolutely ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Love that! you in the "Progressives and Socialists" group?
Wake Up America! Where Are Your Values?
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
This poster is meant to imitate David's classic painting: The Death of Marat. https://media2.picsearch.com/is?W77597Nx_pKMwrRYhcqOxfwAVAoGaM_KesHdUJryX24=341
Cult Dressing & Religious Behavior
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
With religion on the wane in most of the West, the religious impulse finds new outlets...
World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Thanks for posting
Wake Up America! Where Are Your Values?
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
She never existed; that was the image for export...
Why Won't Congress Stop Herr Trump?
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
The comments below are on point!
Any Grunts in here?
Krish55 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Former, but not for war
Musty smelling books. Any advice?
Krish55 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
My problem is worse. Musty smelling armpits!
What religion do you view as most threatening to democracy and why?
Krish55 comments on Jun 5, 2018:
The most dangerous : the belief in American Exceptionalism...://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-Military-Interventions-Updated/dp/1783601779/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8=1528226197&sr=8-1=killing+hope+us+military+and+cia+interventions+since+world+war+ii=51J9YuPt6yL=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_=srch
What religion do you view as most threatening to democracy and why?
Krish55 comments on Jun 5, 2018:
Neoliberalism -The Religion of contemporary Capitalism - is the most destructive to the environment, to countries that resist exploitation, and to American citizens. Islamic fanaticism has grown as a reaction to the chaos caused by capitalist wars. But it was the capitalist countries that encouraged that fanaticism in the first place to destroy socialism in Muslim countries. Domestically, neoliberal capitalism has also destroyed the kids of Flint and NJ (see "kids for cash"), areas where fracking occurs, etc. etc. American neoliberal capitalism incarcerates the largest population in the world.
Elizabeth.
Krish55 comments on Jun 5, 2018:
The basic principle is show, not tell. Have detail come out through the story rather than just describe it as in an essay. It is fiction, after all.
1,347 attacks in 2017: 90+ islamists: [storymaps.esri.com]
Krish55 comments on Jun 4, 2018:
Of course, fanatics of other religions make attacks also. As do fanatics who follow American exceptionalism...
Just like humans, these monkeys can plan their routes – but most prefer not to ...
Krish55 comments on Jun 4, 2018:
...like most humans!
"In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Krish55 comments on May 31, 2018:
The dude who ghost-wrote the Bible!
Memorial Day – 7 Facts Documenting Our Neglect of Millions of Veterans
Krish55 comments on May 29, 2018:
One of the best ways to honor our war dead is to help take care of their buddies who survived.
Have you ever caught your parents having sex?
Krish55 comments on May 28, 2018:
Yes, when they were making me!
I recommend "Gasland" on the subject of Fracking - it is poisoning the water and air.
Krish55 comments on May 28, 2018:
And some good banjo playing too!
I recommend "Gasland" on the subject of Fracking - it is poisoning the water and air.
Krish55 comments on May 28, 2018:
Great video. I've used it in school.
I accidentally handed my wife super glue instead of chap stick and now she's not talking to me.
Krish55 comments on May 27, 2018:
Hopefully, she's not hanging out with another chap who has the right stick!
True or false: The president is above the law, and does not have to respond to subpoenas, or the ...
Krish55 comments on May 27, 2018:
The idea that anyone can be above the law is Rejected Royal Residue. The whole idea of democracy and republicanism is that everyone can be held accountable.
What is the purpose of pain?
Krish55 comments on May 27, 2018:
To create a market for painkillers...
Just joined this group, so please excuse any ignorance.
Krish55 comments on May 25, 2018:
I'm the founder of the group and a recent member also. Just what effect does us being closed have?
Corbyn yet again shows his pro-imperialist bourgeois colours.
Krish55 comments on May 25, 2018:
Thanks for the info and analysis. Corbyn's election would still be a step in the right direction, though.
The working class must learn the lessons of 1968 and build rank and file committees to counteract ...
Krish55 comments on May 25, 2018:
Such councils are the core of socialist democracy and socialism itself!
This event was in homage to my great-aunt, Matilde Landa. I am proud to share her genes.
Krish55 comments on May 25, 2018:
Great woman! Thanks for sharing!
New Age BS
Krish55 comments on May 18, 2018:
I tried to link their videos on angels and astrology...
The goal of any fundamentalist religion always has and always will be total control of females.
Krish55 comments on May 18, 2018:
This may seem sexist, but men and women do have different psychological makeups. Being more nurturing and left-brained, women see religion as a way to nurture the family and community. Being more right-brained and assertive, men are more willing to question religious nonsense. For right-brained, religious men, this mental assertiveness sees religion as a way to control women and others.
Boredom occurs when we haven't looked deep enough inside ourselves.
Krish55 comments on May 18, 2018:
It occurs to those who are boring!
There is no objective reality. There is only an objectionable reality. Discuss.
Krish55 comments on May 18, 2018:
The Greek word for self is "idios." Our word "idiot" comes from it. (The next comment is in no way about anyone here.) The root meaning of "An Idiot" is therefore someone who only makes sense to himself!
There is no objective reality. There is only an objectionable reality. Discuss.
Krish55 comments on May 18, 2018:
Since there is no objective reality, I guess I am just imagining this post. I will therefore overcome my illusion and not reply to this mirage.
Six months on the site.
Krish55 comments on May 18, 2018:
You believe this site evolved? I thought God created it!
What do you think should happen to people that have sex with animals?
Krish55 comments on May 18, 2018:
That's sort of behavior gets my goat!
Israel accuses unarmed Palestinian protesters of running in front of their bullets just to make them...
Krish55 comments on May 17, 2018:
Funny title. On point!
Israel accuses unarmed Palestinian protesters of running in front of their bullets just to make them...
Krish55 comments on May 17, 2018:
Draconian
Does anybody think that moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will increase the possibility of a...
Krish55 comments on May 15, 2018:
Israeli historians reveal the terrror against Palestinians...https://www.amazon.com/Ethnic-Cleansing-Palestine-Ilan-Pappe/dp/1851685553/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8=1526425550&sr=8-1=ethnic+cleansing+of+palestine=51nAwSlj65L=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_=srch
Does anybody think that moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will increase the possibility of a...
Krish55 comments on May 15, 2018:
Israel was created by Jewish terrorist groups such as the Irgun and Stern Gang operating against the British and Palestinians. This terror drove out the Palestinians in 1948. Israel has continually expanded and continues to defy international law. We should cut off all aid.
Best way to combat antisemitism is by firing live rounds at unarmed kids, Israel confirms
Krish55 comments on May 15, 2018:
Israel is not a democracy because the Palestinians who have been ethnically cleansed cannot return nor vote! Its democracy is the same as South African whites had - for the ethnically privileged. It's no accident that Mandela and the Irish are strong supporters of Palestinians. Africans and the Irish know what colonial racism - in this case Israel's - is like.
Nikki Haley walks out of U.
Krish55 comments on May 15, 2018:
She wants to run for president and has to court AIPAC support.
Does anybody think that moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will increase the possibility of a...
Krish55 comments on May 14, 2018:
For peace, we need to quit supporting Israel.
Given the increased scientific support for the purported benefits of mindfulness and the practice ...
Krish55 comments on May 14, 2018:
I tried to think about what you said, but then I got distracted...
If a stranger approached you to have a friendly chat about your god position, what would go on in ...
Krish55 comments on May 13, 2018:
"god position"? I'd talk about the Kama Sutra!
Truth State something you KNOW is true No opinions please
Krish55 comments on May 10, 2018:
Mindgames?
Religion is a byproduct of the evolution of our mind.
Krish55 comments on May 10, 2018:
Definitely shows the need for even more evolution!
Woman accused of stalking, sending man 65,000 texts after one date | abc7news.com
Krish55 comments on May 10, 2018:
How she could send so many texts is the 64,000 dollar question!
When I was 12 a man I babysat for pinned me up against a wall and called me a cock tease.
Krish55 comments on May 9, 2018:
Those who have been victimized themselves, as your mom obviously was, sometimes become callous to new victims. It might be self-protection - a way to not relive their own hurt. Maybe try to get her to open up about her own experiences...
Political Athiest I was a conservative, then a libertarian, then a progressive.
Krish55 comments on May 9, 2018:
Seek the truth and justice.
Dick pic with a platonic relationship :p
Krish55 comments on May 3, 2018:
Maybe Socrates thought hemlock was an ancient form of Viagra!
Do you believe the self is an illusion and how have you experienced the dissolution of the self?
Krish55 comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Did you write this or was that an illusion too?
@NaderAliAmer -- Hello, and welcome to the group.
Krish55 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
Thanks, eventually I would like to write stories also. But reality attracts me!
Politically speaking, are atheists more liberal or conservative leaning?
Krish55 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Being more willing to challenge orthodoxy, they would be more liberal. I'm actually starting a new Progressives and Socialists group for this site...
Does the weather affect your mood?
Krish55 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Heard Trump is highly upset about Stormy weather!
My dear friend made a post on her Facebook page about Liberalism. This is just a snippet.
Krish55 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Tell her Liberalism and Socialism got her the right to vote and earn equal pay!
@Krish55 -- Hello, and welcome to the group.
Krish55 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Thanks!
@EvoQ -- Hello, and welcome to the group.
Krish55 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Thanks!
Hi! just dropped in to say hello to all of you!
Krish55 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Hello
Chilean Music goes to the Mideast! [telesurtv.net]
Krish55 comments on Apr 24, 2018:
Good combination of folkloric and topical music
I have always thought Belafonte did Guthrie better than Guthrie. [youtube.com]
Krish55 comments on Apr 24, 2018:
The original is authentic folk style.
“In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed.
Krish55 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Funny, really! But it's economics rather than politics that determines culture. It was trading and early capitalism that produced both the Borgias and the artists.
I have a thread running on pre 20th century composers.
Krish55 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I like Shostakovich.
Who is your favourite atheist comedian?
Krish55 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Mine died and went to heaven.
Isn't it all just Brainwashing?
Krish55 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Conventional patriotism is just a secular religion!
If we end up living longer than average due to advances in medicine/technology, what do you think is...
Krish55 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
A reallly ugly-looking dude in the mirror when I wake up in the morning!
I'm always interested to hear other's stories Were you always atheist?
Krish55 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Grew up Christian. But illogic and injustice in Biblical stories just didn't make sense!
I have heard that sharks teeth as big as megalodon have been found in recent times.
Krish55 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
You mean "cited"?
Okay.
Krish55 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Live a fulfilling life and you won't dread death.
When religious folks casually “bless us” or “pray for us,” is it better to say “thanks, ...
Krish55 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
As with everything, it depends on the situation and how well you know the person. We don't have to be proving something everytime. Sometimes being gracious is important, especially when the person cares for us.
Can you recommend a book, please?
Krish55 comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I would recommend The Teacher's Manifesto. It synthesizes history, literature, politics, and economics to explain what is happening in our society, politits, and education system. https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Manifesto-Cry-Justice-All/dp/1522983481/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8=1524367691&sr=8-1=The+Teacher%27s+manifesto=41htEpZ6Q4L=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_=srch

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