Below are the latest episodes of the This is what I think podcast.
Context does not matter any more. Any type of statement or opinion about even a slightly complex topic, gives rise to immediate predictable reactions. There is no consideration to reflect on what is written. Instant reactions are more about what team someone is on, and less about the actual content. It is true in politics, […]
[audio mp3="//www.deporres.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/this-is-what-i-think-06092018.mp3"][/audio] Consider the following information. From The Center for Disease Control: Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US. 115 people die each day in the United States from opioid abuse. From The Health Insurer CIGNA: Most Americans are considered lonely. From Fight the New Drug: This is the reality of what the porn industry fuels (and fantasizes): real people being sexually abused and exploited at the hands of family members, traffickers, and pimps. Each click to porn content directly fuels the demand for sex traffickers to make money by selling videos and images of their sex slaves to porn sites. From The Health Insurer State Farm: Many Americans do not know their neighbors, or have social interactions limited to a "wave or a nod." From The Pew Research Trust: If it were a religion, the largest group would be those who claim no religious affiliation.
Westside Middle School, Jonesboro, Arkansas. James Parker Middle School, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Thurston High School, Springfield, Oregon. Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado. Lake Worth Middle School, Lake Worth, Florida. Santana High School, Santee, California. Red Lion Area Senior High School, Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Ricori High School, Cold Spring, Minnesota. Red Lake Senior High School, Red Lake, […]
I am a racist. There, I said it. Admitting to being a racist is not something I say with pride. I am not proud. But many decades ago I learned about my racism, my prejudice. And I must confront the racism that lives within me.
Paying even a little attention to the news from the US Senate might have helped someone to recognize that the Democratic party has a religion problem. First, a while ago, Senator Bernie Sanders had difficulty when a religious belief about the salvation of Jesus caused problems. Then, Senator Diane Feinstein had difficulty with a judicial nominee who indicated that her religious beliefs led her to believe that if it was the case that one's religious beliefs conflicted with the law, the judge should recuse herself. Senator Dick Durbin asked the same nominee if she was an "orthodox Catholic."