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December 25, 2014 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: Intimate Reflections on America’s Most Interesting Thoughts and Suspicions (Re-broadcast)
Couples from across the United States join the show’s hosts Earl Cobb and Dr. Charlotte Grant-Cobb to read and discuss their favorite dialogue from the new book, “Pillow Talk Consciousness: Intimate Reflections on America’s Most Interesting Thoughts and Suspicions.”
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Pillow Talk Consciousness is a unique essay on America, its social & political challenges and the power of human consciousness. The book cleverly illustrates how our birthplace and the level of consciousness we obtain during our lives, eventually frame how we see ourselves, how we see others and how we see our world. It does this through a thoughtful collection of 100 entertaining, informative and provocative dialogues. Each dialogue is written to reflect commonly held thoughts and suspicions on topics that frame the lives and the conversations of average Americans in the 21st century. All are written with a candor that is expressed by the majority of Americans only in the safety and privacy of their own home, with a trusted partner and wrapped in a momentarily abnormal level of human consciousness. The topics range from education to family values; from war to politics and from music to motherhood. Join three couples from across the U.S. as they read and discuss their favorite dialogues and share your own thoughts.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness a book by Michelle Alexander a civil rights litigator and legal scholar, published in 2010(The New Press). The book deals with race-related and social, political, and legal phenomena in the United States and attempts to apply the term 'The New Jim Crow' to the situation of African Americans in the contemporary United States. The name derives from the original Jim Crow laws that prevailed in the states of the former Confederacy of the U.S. through the 1960s. This book was on The New York Times Best Seller List ten consecutive months, and philosopherCornel West has called it a "secular bible for a new social movement in early twenty-first-century America." In the book Alexander deals primarily with the issue of the current mass levels of incarceration in the United States (with 5%of the world's population, U.S. incarcerates 25%of the world's prisoners) and what she perceives as societal repression of AfricanAmerican men and, to a lesser degree, Latino men. She discusses the social consequences of various policies for people of color, as well as for the US population as a whole. According to Alexander, the majority of black men in large American cities are "warehoused in prisons," their labor no longer needed in the globalized economy. Alexander maintains that many young black men, once they are labeled as "felons," become trapped in a second-class status that they find difficult to escape. The conventional point of view holds that discrimination has mostly ended with the Civil rights movement reforms of 1960s. Alexander claims the U.S. criminal justice system uses the “War on Drugs” as a primary tool for enforcing traditional, as well as new, modes of discrimination and repression.
Join us for our pro talk segment on Sports With The StatMan on Wednesday at a special time, 11am ET.
The Eagles went from NFC East front-runner to missing out on the playoffs in a couple of short weeks. How did that happen? The clock struck midnight on Mark Sanchez. The Patriots and Jets played at MetLife Stadium for what is likely the last time with Rex Ryan coaching the Jets and Ryan's Jets gave the Patriots a run for their money. The Giants are salvaging their season and potentially coach Tom Coughlin's job with three straight wins behind the amazing play of Odell Beckham. ***
In hockey, the Rangers are the hottest team in hockey with seven straight wins, moving into third place in the Metropolitan Division. We will also cover the other locals and hot topics as we whip around the league at the Christmas break. ***
Listen live this Wednesday night at 11am ET or download the podcast here. "Like" the show on Facebook. Follow the show on Twitter (@gstatman) for the latest updates. You can also download the show on iTunes from your PC or mobile device in the iTunes Store, as well as Stitcher. And, the Random Musings blog is always on.
Now we know what voters want for Christmas. America's economy is making more money than ever. Workingclass citizens are not reaping the strength of this booming economy. Only 1/3 of registered citizens voted in November, and the majority of those voters made it clear what they want for Christmas. Voters do not want more jobs. Voters do not want a raise in minimum wages. Voters want Congress to continue outsourcing American jobs. Voters want Congress to shut down the government if GOP doesn't get what they want when they want it. Voters want to go back to no health care for poorest of Americans. Voters do not want medicaid expansion in almost 1/2 of the states; Voters are against immigration reform, against equal rights for LGBT, and Voters want endless wars. All of the above favors the top 1% of wealthiest Americans, and widens the gap between the haves and the never will haves.
Reverend Jon Saint Germain is the Voice of the Crystal Silence League, providing Spiritual guidance on the practical use of crystals and crystal balls in the development of mental concentration and mind power, silent influence over others, divination and scrying of the future, and telepathic contact with people and spirits.
According to Thoreau, the majority of people live in "Quiet desperation," surviving from day to day, unfulfilled, some not even daring to dream of a better life. And yet everything we so desperately desire are out there waiting for us. All we have to do is ask for them. But we have to know how to ask.
This episode focuses on crystalizing your desires and manifesting them into daily experience through healing yourself of self-doubt and habitual patterns created by past failures and neagative mental thought patterns.
Listerners are encouraged to call into the show with questions and comments. Mr. Saint Germain will also be giving free readings during the show!
The Census Bureau revealed that the poverty rate remained stuck at 15% last year (2012) the same as the year before (2011) and some 2.5 percentage points higher than in 2007, reads a NY Times article, "The Measure of Our Poverty." by Eduardo Porter. Meanwhile the so-called "1%" of the population grew by 29%, the equivalent of a thousand new millionaires per day, over the President's first three years in office, according to theguardian.com November 1, 2012 article entitled "US has added 1.1m new millionaires under Obama,says study" by Dominic Rushe. With this explosion of millionaires under President Obama, we should not be arguing over whether or not to raise the minimum wage. I'm sorry!
The UFC made a trip to Brazil with a headlining fight between Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dolloway. Also on the card was former bantamweight champion Renan Barao. How did they fair? If any news is good new then the UFC getting sued must be good news. Will anything actually come out of the lawsuite against the UFC? Quinton Jackson and UFC have reunited, but Scott Coker says Rampage is still a contracted Bellator fighter. Jon Jones has said some stupid things, but this may be stupidest ever. Has his fued with Daniel Cormier exposed Jones for who he really is? Does it even matter?
All the questions are answered and more on tonight's Majority Desicion.
Amid the twinkling of the Christmas lights and the shimmering glow emanating from the garland strung over the light posts across America, the captured corporate media is busily reassuring people that our economy is getting stronger, our country is moving forward in all important areas, and overall, the United States is better off today than at any other time in the recent past.
Lies - all. The lies are strong enough, large enough, and repeated often enough to convince the majority of a mind-numbed public that what they are seeing strung across the lampposts and Christmas trees in city squares is traditional holiday garland. Aided by normalcy bias, greed, and other psychological controls implemented at the hands of the global elite, most walk past the fully adorned Christmas trees at Rockefeller Center in New York and numerous city parks in the U.S., seeing garland hanging from the trees, exactly like they’ve been told.
Having choosen to ignore the cries of the watchmen or having become fully entranced in the lie, what they’ve been convinced is the holiday decoration is neither decorative nor whimsical, but dull and taut. For what adorns the trees is not garland at all, but the thick and deadly rope hanging like swags, ignored by the masses while taunting the informed. Few see that at the end of each strand of rope is a hangman’s noose, ritualistically coiled thirteen times and awaiting the victims of the illusion.
Join Steve Quayle and Greg Evensen as they unravel the coil of the hangman's noose.
What Is Control?
People crave respect. They want to be accepted for who they are in reality, rather than having to pretend to meet someone else’s criteria. When treated as an inferior, they react badly. When they feel they have to pretend, living as a picture of what another wants rather than as the person they actually are, they slowly dissolve their own identity. Some become lost and never rediscover who they were. Others deteriorate for a while, but eventually hit a point of frustration that leads to defiance, anger, and rebellion. Yet others live between those extremes.
Picture the lion or tiger in a cage snarling and slapping at the tamer making them jump through hoops and put on a show. They show their anger, but ultimately comply because they do not wish to receive punishment, and they enjoy receiving reward. The award is not equal to the freedom they once had, but over time they submit themselves to captivity and the morsels handed by the one who controls them. The whip hurts; the morsels are tasty; compliance results. At least for some of the big cats. Others likely never yield to the control of the tamer. Maybe others do for a while, but finally have enough and fight back.
Who Is the Controller?
One reason that controlling people often claim that they are controlled is that when they do not get what they want, they blame the other person. If he wants more lovemaking and she does not provide it, he views her as controlling him through sex and that may be the case. However, the difference in one who really is a controller and one who is being controlled is whether one allows the other to be who he or she truly is.
In the story that began this article, the husband controlled. He had so beaten his wife down with his arguing, intensity, and sense of self-righteousness that she had long since come to believe herself invalid.
Yesterday's comments on the Michelle Kosilek case covered the basics. Today, the guest is Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project of Gay & esbian Advopcaes & Defenders. She was incredulous about the majority decision denying reassignment surgery.
We'll cover the implications not only for Kosilek but also for current or future incarcerated transgender inmates in Massachusetts. Levi may also give us some perspective on the next action, as in whether the case might move to the Supreme Court.
We are meeting with Scott Nichols, Director of Franchise Business Development for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores.
The Outlet stores (Sears Outlet) are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers’ suggested list prices.
Sears Outlet is the oldest of the four store formats and was established in 1968. The newest format, Sears Home Appliance Showroom, was introduced in late 2007. The majority of its stores are Sears Hometown Stores, a format which grew from the legacy Sears catalog stores and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.
Join us for our pro talk segment on Sports With The StatMan on Wednesday night.
The Eagles fight for the lead in the NFC East with a home game against Dallas. New England tries to clinch the AFC East as the Patriots take on Miami. We will talk about both games, as well as the other locals, and go around the NFL. ***
In hockey, the Flyers are starting to pick up some points. The Bruins and Devils are trying to reverse their woes, as both teams have slipped to sixth place in their divisions. We will also cover the other locals and hot topics as we whip around the league. ***
Listen live this Wednesday night at 11pm ET or download the podcast here. "Like" the show on Facebook. Follow the show on Twitter (@gstatman) for the latest updates. You can also download the show on iTunes from your PC or mobile device in the iTunes Store, as well as Stitcher. And, the Random Musings blog is always on.