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retired educator who grew up in the southern bible belt, but row totally rejects that biased culture. Profoundly influenced by several years in Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War. As I believe in a multidimensional approach to issues in grad school, I did some work in political science, intellectual history, sociology, social psychology, human development, human cognition and learning, and philosophy.

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Washington’s Delusion of Endless World Dominion – BillMoyers.com
wordywalt comments on Mar 23, 2021:
We are back to our normal pattern of great disagreement. I do not see how one can reach such a deluded conclusion. I I greatly respect Moyers, and agree only that such may be the aim of the extreme right in our country.
"The truth this nation will eventually have to face, when all the dissembling is worn thin and ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 23, 2021:
I totally disagree. Putin was a member of the communist party elite in Russia, and a trained member of its secret police. He is ruthless. He was a member of a totalitarian ideological elite. He still believes in ruling by a ruthless dictatorial elite, this time of corrupt oligarchs of which he is the leader. Russia has always had an inferiority complex and feels that it is underestimate and slighted by the rest of the civilized world. It feels that it has to prove itself through an expansionist acquisition of territory and influence. He will always seek to cause problems for the west just to prove how big he is. He can NEVER b trusted.
Kind of hard to blame Trump for the mess we have at the southern border right now!
wordywalt comments on Mar 23, 2021:
We can blame the Republicans for a 30 year long obstruction of any attempt to reach a real solution of the immigration problems and of effective relations and assistance to th central American nations.
We have choices.
wordywalt comments on Mar 23, 2021:
We must.
Is Joe Biden Enabling Russiagate 2? - American Herald Tribune
wordywalt comments on Mar 23, 2021:
In all due respect, I disagree strongly. From 1945 to th late 1980s, Russia was th number I threat to the freedom and security of western Europe and the Americas. We cannot forget how the Russians tyrannized and exploited all of eastern Europe and constantly threated western Europe. Without the USA and NATO Russia might well have also taken over a war-weakened western Europe. While Russia is not the communist nation that it once was, it is still the authoritarian state with a ruling elite that it always has been. It still has the inferiority complex that it always has had. It has always had expansionistic ambitions at the expense of surrounding neighbors. It wants to be seen as a dominant actor on the world stage in spite of the fact that it lacks the population and the economy to rank in that class. In order to be seen as a heavyweight actor, it will always seek to stir up trouble in the world, so as to appear to be in a heavier weight class than it deserves. Finally, Putin, himself, is a problem. We was one of the communist elite and a trained member of its secret service.. He will always seek to be the leading member of a tyrannical, authoritarian elite, although it is no longer an ideological elite. His goals include acquisition of wealth and power, absolute domination of his country's power structure, and to be one of the heavyweight actors on the world stage. He is a man who can never be trusted.
Hedges: The Evil Within Us - scheerpost.com
wordywalt comments on Mar 22, 2021:
So very true. Third post in a row that I agree with
The man behind an Instagram account showing pastors’ wealth - The Washington Post
wordywalt comments on Mar 22, 2021:
These demagogues preach the "prosperity gospel" so that they an declare greed legitimate.
"Since the mid-1970s, there's been an international consensus for resolving the Israel-Palestine ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 22, 2021:
Again, I totally agree.
No longer looking for a love interest.
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
At age 84, and with many years of experience behind me, i fully agree. .
Trump EPA Invited Companies to Revise Pollution Records of Carcinogen
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
From Trump, I am not surprised. A criminal likely invite others to join him so hat he does not stand alone.
Democrat BREAKS THE RULES to Call Out GOP Racism - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
Bravo!!!
Death.
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
I don't care if anyone tells my story. I know that , over the course of my lifetime, I have influenced the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of people. That influence will live on long after I am gone. That is all that I need to know.
Supreme Court CORRUPTION Exposed - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
The corruption on the right is pervasive.
Analysis: How For-Profit Health Care Worsened the Pandemic - Public Citizen
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
I agree with you on something.
McConnell Threatens "Scorched Earth" as GOP Attacks Voting Rights: A Closer Look - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
McConnell is unintentionally sounding the death knell for the era of Republican control.
Evidence Piles Up Against Trump As Grand Jury Takes Over - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
Go after the idiot full bore!!!!!!
Florida's DeSantis positions himself as Trump's heir to the White House
wordywalt comments on Mar 21, 2021:
No way in hell! He won't even be re=elected in Florida.
Starting to like Kim's sense of humor.. 😂 Thanks BPB. 😊👍
wordywalt comments on Mar 20, 2021:
Not accurate in ANT sense and not funny in any way.
Christian “Prophet”: The Military Will Return Trump to Power by the End of April | Hemant Mehta ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 20, 2021:
And these lying demagogues call themselves Christian!!
Georgia Spa Shooter Was a Patient at an Evangelical “Sex Addiction” Clinic | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 20, 2021:
Evangelicals have always had a love - hate relationship with sex.
Letters From An American 03/19/2021
wordywalt comments on Mar 20, 2021:
Bit by bit, Trump is steadily losing support among thinking and moral Americans.
mRNA vaccines for cancer. [timesofisrael.com] [cdc.gov]
wordywalt comments on Mar 20, 2021:
That would be fantastically good!!!
Tony Perkins Says Biden’s Agenda Is ‘Literally From the Pit of Hell’ [rightwingwatch.org]
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
Perkins is a damnable liar.
States with Republican governors had highest Covid incidence and death rates, study finds
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
That is no sheer coincidence. It is cause and effect due to stupidity of public policy by those governors.
When should Twitter cut off rule-breaking world leaders ?
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
It is Twitter's company and it has the right to set standards for use of the platform. Nobody makes anyone use Twitter. There are alternative platforms.
..........
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
Neither accurate nor funny.
I grew up in a family that were enthusiastic supporters of the Democratic party.
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
Your last assertion is simply not true. FDR was much more to the left -- and much mo effective -- than any Democratic president since. It is not that the Democratic party has moved to the left, but that the Republican party has moved much farther to the right. That makes the contrast stand out.
Stop Blocking Our Theoretical Legislation | Ted Rall's Rallblog
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
Pure worthless tripe.
What Name Comes to Mind When You Think of Atheism?
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
There is no specific name that comes to my mind in relation to atheism. I simply associate it with intellectual and moral maturity.
Trump was a Russian asset, new Intelligence Community report shows.
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
It comes as no surprise.
Pastor Rick Joyner: Christians Need to Get Ready Since a “Civil War” is Coming | Beth ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
This man must be watched closely my civil authorities for possible stirring of insurrection.
When Paul Vitz, a psychologist, wrote this book, he was explaining paternal shortcomings, ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 19, 2021:
My father was very present and a positive influence in my life. I had no great adolescent trauma. My atheism is due simply to intellectual maturation.
Let’s Stop Pretending Russia and China are Military Threats - CounterPunch.org
wordywalt comments on Mar 18, 2021:
This article is sheer insanity.
1 shot down.
wordywalt comments on Mar 18, 2021:
Why would you want to harm a dragonfly?
The Secular Communities Survey
wordywalt comments on Mar 17, 2021:
Completed the survey.
Biden’s tough-guy flexing at ‘soulless killer’ Putin would be funny if the consequences ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 17, 2021:
Yu sound like another Russian asset.
The Democratic Party’s Real War in 2020 Was Against Bernie Sanders
wordywalt comments on Mar 17, 2021:
I was not a Bernie supporter. But, the premise of the book is ridiculous. The real war of the Democratic party has been against the immorality, the duplicitous, immoral , racist , and greedy behavior of Trump and the Republican party. Their behavior is so caustic and destructive to our country that it profoundly unpatriotic.
Tucker Carlson: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Mar 16, 2021:
Sock it to him, Mr. Oliver, with wit and intelligence -- things that Carlson lacks.
Ron Johnson Insists His Attack On Black Lives Matter Was 'Innocuous' And 'Not Racial' | HuffPost
wordywalt comments on Mar 16, 2021:
Johnson is despcable. We must do our utmost to see that he is never elected to public office again.
Would you join a Religion to save yourself from covid vaccines being mandatory?
wordywalt comments on Mar 16, 2021:
We may ior may not have the ability to mandate the COVID shots. But until we have and maintain herd immunity, we can legally place restrictions on those who refuse to take the shots. In other words, we can and should make life difficult for those who choose not to take the shots to prevent them from infecting others.
Letters From An American 03/15/2021
wordywalt comments on Mar 16, 2021:
What a difference Biden's cabinet is in compared to that of the idiot Trump;s!!!!!!
Island mentality is a special thing, even on an island the size of the UK or Australia.
wordywalt comments on Mar 15, 2021:
A phrase that we a;ll should learn and act -on -- especially those in power. .
Here’s a Brainwashed Child Speaking in Tongues at a Recent Christian Conference | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 15, 2021:
When I was a kid growing up in a small rural town in Florida, there was a pentacostal church s short distance from our house. We kids called he church and its members "holy rollers." Just across the street from the church was an open space with s small grove of pine trees. The church had Sunday evening services. and in the hot Florida summertime the church front doors were left wide open. A couple of by buddies and I would occasionally site down in the grove where we could watch and where the pentacostals could not see us in the darkness. We watched the goings on with humor and amazement. The members would go into fits as "the spirit hit them" and go into spasms on the floor. Others would start babbling on in intelligible sounds loudly and in prolonged spells. The whole thing was chaos brought on by "true belief in a religious dogma full of emotion, but lacking in intelligence.
BREAKING: Trump FORCES His Way Back on Twitter - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Mar 15, 2021:
Bar his kids, also.
This works for both politics and religion
wordywalt comments on Mar 14, 2021:
If your way of life is either doing what the hell you want without regard fr the consequences for others,; or if your way of life preys on or takes advantage of others- you better believe that my beliefs the contrary gives me every right to challenge your fucked up way of life.
Can introverts be happy? [blogs.scientificamerican.com]
wordywalt comments on Mar 14, 2021:
Yes.
What does COVID mean exactly? What is the meaning of each vowel? C O V I D
wordywalt comments on Mar 14, 2021:
I think it is corona virus infectious disease.
About that border wall.
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
Why speculate on something that will never happen?
An opinion piece on the US aid package addressing America's woes. [scheerpost.com]
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
Give Biden half a chance. He is just beginning his administration. With the single bill that has been passed, he has already accomplished things that other administrations could not or did not want to. In all honesty, I do not care for your judgmental cynicism.
Christian Death-Cult Leader: Everyone Should Avoid “So-Called ‘Vaccines'” | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
What a destructive demagogic idiot he is!!!!!
MAGA Cultist Pastor: Meghan Markle Is a “Jezebel” and “Narcissist” | Hemant Mehta | Friendly...
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
And, he is proving what a vicious demagogue he is.
A good read.... [eand.co]
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
I disagree. Our society was being threatened by the reactionary rabble being incited by Trump. But,. now that Biden is proving how caring and competent he he and his administration are, the danger is ebbing rapidly. True representative democracy is healing and bing restored in the USA. It is surviving a real test. Britain can also survive this crisis if it acts similarly. We have to prove to our people that we can and will provide a better vision for now and for the future.
So, that was fun.
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
The number of scam calls seems to escalating every day. We use a blocking service for robo-calls, but they still get through. It is both saddening and disgusting that the morality of so many people was sunk so low.
Obamacare’s About to Get a Lot More Affordable. These Maps Show How.
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
By the time that Biden's first year as president is over, it should be do obvious that Biden is the most caring and competent president that e have had sine Harry Truman, and maybe since FDR.
PALM BEACH (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J.
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
The idiot Trump is and has always been a damnable liar.
Man, who saw that coming???
wordywalt comments on Mar 12, 2021:
Anybody who believed ANYTHING that the idiot Trump said was damned fool.
Good News: You lose 1.49 oz for every hour of sleep!
wordywalt comments on Mar 11, 2021:
Ich habe das nicht gewusst.
How one photographer caught a glimpse of the elusive Florida panther
wordywalt comments on Mar 11, 2021:
Over sixty years ago, I was driving through a wooded area on U.S. 90 near the Suwannee River before dawn. A Florida panther ran across the highway at full speed. It crossed the highway in three leaps, with its long tail flapping. The while sight was framed in my car's headlights. It was a beautiful l sight.
In one day.
wordywalt comments on Mar 11, 2021:
Damned straight!!
What a Whopper of a mistake.
wordywalt comments on Mar 9, 2021:
Berger king burgers used to be my favorites. But, the company moved their headquarter to Canada to avoid taxes. I have not bee to Burger King and will not return.
The Virus Changed. Now We Must ‘Get to Zero’ or Face Catastrophe [thetyee.ca]
wordywalt comments on Mar 9, 2021:
Viruses are mutating constantly. Some turn out to br harmless, some lethal. We never know in advance what the mutations will be.
Robert Jeffress: You’ll Work in Heaven But Without Any “Government Regulations” | Hemant Mehta...
wordywalt comments on Mar 9, 2021:
Mixing absolute stupidity with religion and right wing ideology.
Have had everything but Crickets, Haggis and 100 year old egg. Has anyone had those three?
wordywalt comments on Mar 9, 2021:
I have eaten everything on the list EXCEPT sea urchin, haggis, crickets,durtan, chicken feet, and razor clams. I think hat gives me 33 points. ,
What Qanoners believe will make your skin crawl "In this segment from CNN Alyson Camerota ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 8, 2021:
The fact that the January 6th insurrection did not work took the wind out of Quanon's sails. Now the risks of another attempt are so high that they will be afraid to attempt it again. The next effort would be destroyed!
Jan.
wordywalt comments on Mar 8, 2021:
###### He has much to account for.
Watch this without tearing up a little... Go ahead,, I dare yah.. 😁[youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Mar 8, 2021:
Cute and talented kid.
Opinion | Living in Texas right now feels like an exercise in survival - The Washington Post
wordywalt comments on Mar 7, 2021:
They should blame Republican politics in the state.
Okay, here's something for everyone.
wordywalt comments on Mar 7, 2021:
Try to make your life one that is real value , but at the same time, live in the moment.
A day after forcing marathon bill reading, Johnson says 'preference' to leave Senate
wordywalt comments on Mar 6, 2021:
No one would be sorry to see him go.
Florida Governor caught lying again about his role in giving 1200 doses to wealthy Ocean Reef ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 6, 2021:
As a Floridian, I say, "Nail his sorry ass!!"
Some people believe, or at least assert that voting by mail is immune to fraud, deception, or ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 5, 2021:
I do not believer that anyone believes that voting by mail is entirely immune. immune to manipulation and corruption But with adequate controls, it is not a problem. As a whole, the controls currently in place are more than adequate, so there is not a problem. Purchasing guns by mail is a completely different and a much more dangerous problem.. Equating the two is either a logical error, or a deliberate attempt to manipulate thought.
Gotta love it.. should be a federal law.. [dailywire.com]
wordywalt comments on Mar 5, 2021:
You are probably right, but we ave much more important problems and issues to deal with.
A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House Tim Wu’s appointment to the National ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 5, 2021:
We do need to confront Republican politicians by making clear the truth of their actions and intentions. If they are not willing to agree to needed constructive actions, they should be shamed.
I see no down side...
wordywalt comments on Mar 4, 2021:
This good enough to be called a classic!
New report finds ex-Trump White House doctor drank on the job, abused staff [msnbc.com]
wordywalt comments on Mar 4, 2021:
Not surprising
Will the tradition-loving Joe Biden let the Senate keep the filibuster?
wordywalt comments on Mar 4, 2021:
Thar will be determined by the Senate, not by Biden.
Turnips and Lettuce.
wordywalt comments on Mar 3, 2021:
I have been a diabetic for over 40 years. I have mine under good control and have done so for years. I started heavy workouts 3 times a week at the gym some 15 years ago. I tried to control my diet. For the last several years my doctor placed me on trulicity, a once-a-week medication. I t has worked extremely well, decreasing my appetite. That has led to a weight loss of some 20 to 25 pounds and a much lower A1C. It has made control much easier.
I just signed up for this app.
wordywalt comments on Mar 3, 2021:
I agree with you, and have written several posts to that effect.I left religion behind over 50 years ago and do not waste my time on the subject unless some religious action impinges on me.
Letters From An American 03/02/2021
wordywalt comments on Mar 3, 2021:
Our country has multiple stupid and self-serving governors in th South -- people who put their own political career above the health and well-being of their constituents.
I drink my beer unchilled, because if it's ice-cold then you cannot taste it - and if you don't like...
wordywalt comments on Mar 3, 2021:
In Germany beer is kept and consumed at room temperature.
New Orleans archdiocese urges Catholics to avoid new Johnson & Johnson vaccine
wordywalt comments on Mar 2, 2021:
Totally irresponsible!
Apparently, god is a genetic disorder... yes? : [en.m.wikipedia.org]
wordywalt comments on Mar 2, 2021:
No way. It is a matter of indoctrination by parents and surrounding culture.
Trump wants to be known as a candidate for president in 2024 so he can say he cannot be investigated...
wordywalt comments on Mar 2, 2021:
Let him run. He would lose much more badly than the last time. And, he would cause even greater losses in Congress.
A bald man got a great deal on a wig today - only $1! It was a small price toupee.
wordywalt comments on Mar 2, 2021:
Groan....
The 50 most ridiculous lines from Trump's CPAC speech.
wordywalt comments on Mar 2, 2021:
It is both sad and disturbing that so many people believe that crap.
Evangelical Leaders Raise Alarms About Christian Nationalism In Their Ranks : NPR
wordywalt comments on Mar 1, 2021:
About damned time that some of them showed some some morality on the issue.
Walmart Anti-Union ‘Training’ Video Is Another Reason Not To Shop There
wordywalt comments on Mar 1, 2021:
I have not shopped at Walmart for years.
I have now received two letters from the Veterans Administration informing me me that I qualify for ...
wordywalt comments on Mar 1, 2021:
The vaccine is safe and effective. I had my second shot a month ago, and had no side effects.
Playing with fire..
wordywalt comments on Mar 1, 2021:
How the religious person view his religious belief and values determines how risk-averse he or she is. If he or she views those beliefs and values as :ceiling values"(placing limits on what one -- the "shalt nots" -- on what one can do and say make some religious people risk averse. If the religious person sees his or her religious beliefs and values as "floor values" (values and beliefs which provide a basis from which t grow) that tends to give the person the sense of strength to take risks.
Agnostics may be the carriers for the most important vaccine in human history.
wordywalt comments on Mar 1, 2021:
I see no reason to make atheist an ideological system. I simply view it as likely fact that no gods exist, given all of the evidence or lack of evidence. Don't make more of it than that. .
Most people are bad at arguing. These 2 techniques will make you better.
wordywalt comments on Feb 28, 2021:
Using their values against them definitely makes the other side change its tone and tactics.
And the Republicans in the Senate are already trying to sell it again.
wordywalt comments on Feb 28, 2021:
An almost perfect description.
I just annoy people...
wordywalt comments on Feb 27, 2021:
My vision has gotten so bad in my old age that I had to give up driving almost 19 years ago.
I am going to use my precognative abilities to win the lottery.
wordywalt comments on Feb 27, 2021:
Yeah, Sure.
Who is really behind this off-the-wall conspiracy cult?
wordywalt comments on Feb 27, 2021:
A good description.
Trump’s Tax Returns Aren’t the Only Crucial Records Prosecutors Will Get
wordywalt comments on Feb 27, 2021:
I hope hat those records cook his goose!!!
What religion began, nationalism has completed, with the nation as the secular substitute for God.
wordywalt comments on Feb 27, 2021:
I sere little or no relationship between viruses and either the extent of or the nature of nationalism. It is an an artificially forced issue.
ARE THE EARTH’S SHIFTING MAGNETIC FIELDS CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE? [euronews.com]
wordywalt comments on Feb 27, 2021:
That could well be the case.
Liberty Counsel Falsely Claims Equality Act Would Force Religious Schools to Hire Pedophiles and ...
wordywalt comments on Feb 27, 2021:
Why must these evangelicals lie so frequently???
Candace Owens
wordywalt comments on Feb 25, 2021:
The only hatred of African-Americans that I have ever seen in America is from the reactionary right.