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Imagine If…

For a few brief moments, let’s suspend what happened in our country after 9/11 and think about how things could have been so completely different if our country had taken a different direction. magine if we had not entered into war with Iraq and Afghanistan how different our country and the world would be today. Imagine if, as a nation, ... Read More »

Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

In his book “Empire of the Illusion”, Christopher Hedges clearly and convincingly, makes a strong argument that American citizens now live in a society that consistently works at dumbing down America. He illustrates his point by the following statement: “This culture of illusion thrives by robbing us of the intellectual and linguistic tools to separate illusion from truth. It reduces ... Read More »

Appreciative Inquiry

I just looked up the word “appreciate” in one of my old dictionaries and found one of the definitions to be: Increase in value. I like that definition. Appreciative Inquiry is a tool used in business today to cause people to look at themselves and business situations in a positive way. Too often in business we ask ourselves the question ... Read More »

This War, A Poem By Tara Schley

This War. Put away all your weapons and war. No more fighting, tears or sorrow. When you walk through the streets, there will be no need to cower or scurry. You may stroll with head held straight, darting not from worry. The mothers tired of, children under feet, will send them out once again, to play in the streets. The ... Read More »

Motivation Monday XII

photo “09/11/11 at memorial” by:  Karol Olesiak On this President’s Day, we can say with some certainty what we should be commemorating is future lack of dependence of representative leadership. It is a strange idea to have a holiday monumentalizing the future, but it might be necessary as the present seems more and more obsolete. Perhaps, one day a maximized citizenship ... Read More »

Motivation Monday XI

Image: A can of tear gas lands near Loukanikos and protesters, February 2011. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER Motivation Monday XI, along with our wishes for prosperity, goes out to the Greeks in the street. In July of last year an unlikely symbol of the Greek riots emerged. It is astonishing how something like a loyal dog can reaffirm that all ... Read More »

Motivation Monday IX

Image: tungphoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net What motivates you? As world economies decline it gets easier to stay unmotivated. The state of world affairs can either be an excuse or a catalyst. When the media cycles droop to critical lows it is easier to motivate oneself in a kind of I-need-to-save-the-world mindset. But when they drool bellow an accepted equilibrium it is ... Read More »

George Carlin’s Discharge from the Air Force

George Carlin was trained in aviation electronics and was stationed in Barksdale, Lousiana. Like many other greats, he had a very disrespectful attitude to his superiors. He was discharged after three years for poor conduct. His discharge propelled him to become a comedic gift to many people all over the world. Regardless of the discharge, George Carlin was proud of ... Read More »

Who Doesn’t Love Free Music?

One of my favorite things about the Occupy Movement so far has been seeing individual and group creativity seemingly rise to levels I never thought I would see. Between photos, videos, music, protest signs, and everything in between I get to somehow experience new types of art every single day. Wisconsin has been occupying the Madison Capitol since before occupations ... Read More »

Welcome Back

We can only hope when we reach 2013 and another article appears on SFTC (much like this one) about the bounty of enrichment we will experience in that year, it will be enshrined with victory for the Occupy Movement. Occupy is just one of our causes but our area of focus through this political climate. As realists we understand that ... Read More »

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