I am going to post some really general information on religions from a more academic perspective. Keep in mind, it has been quite a few years (a little more than a decade) since I have really studied this and related topics, so I will try to keep this pretty general. I will also pull ideas from my previous posts on the topic of religion too, as well as some of my other related unpublished works.Continue Reading
This is a collection of stats for use in my Transforming the World Conversations which I blogged about here. The first event which will discuss poverty was on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 @ 6:45pm at our yoga studio.Continue Reading
As I have stated on my new Patreon project I am planning on creating a class in our Yoga studio for conversations on political topics. Here is its description: Transforming the World: Conversations on Social, Economic, Political, and Sustainable Policy Description These FREE conversations will be facilitated by James O’Neill and will focus on social, political, economic, […]Continue Reading
In an attempt to support myself with my writing and activism in politics, religion, and sexuality like I am want to do on my blog here, I have created a Patreon account. If you value my writing, works, thoughts and would like help me keep writing and to be able to spend more time doing it, then please jump on over my Patreon page and support me. Every little bit helps! At some point, I hope to be making enough to not have to worry about needing a second job and to possibly even be able to have time run for office.Continue Reading
In reading, researching, and writing about a Resourced Based Economy (RBE) over the last year my complete view of the how the world is and how it could be has radically changed. This post will cover how businesses and entire industries could be transformed while attempting to make the world a better place by attempting to fix unbridled capitalism towards a more ethical model for businesses.Continue Reading
In reading, researching, and writing about a Resourced Based Economy (RBE) over the last year my complete view of the how the world is and how it could be has radically changed. This post will cover how businesses and entire industries could be transformed while attempting to make the world a better place by attempting to fix unbridled capitalism towards a more ethical model for businesses.
The end result for manufacturing, businesses, and research is beyond what we would define as businesses or even government, because it transcends these, and eventually requires the end of capitalism and its horrors, so thinking of business in a way that is outside how capitalism defines it can be a difficult feat. If you have not read my previous posts on Resource Based Economies and watched those documentaries then you may want to do that, so that you have the background to understand what I am talking about. Here are links to those posts:Continue Reading
This is the will be the text of the Intersectional Character History for my character, Durden Multae (changeling monk), and Kyle’s character, Valeriana Estelmer (human wizard) for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign we will be starting this Sunday (23 Sep 2018).Continue Reading
Generally, because I tend to write about politics more than naught, I do not write about RPG stuff very often, but I will try to do that a little more to give you all a little wider of a window into that aspect of my life. So, here is the run down of the next campaign we will play and my character.Continue Reading
So, I had a Facebook conversation this weekend with someone who asked about Resource Based Economy (RBE) and how it would work, specifically asking about creation of products and getting access to resources, so I will spend some time talking about that and more for his and others’ benefit. Now keep in mind there has never been an RBE in the world, so this is all very subjective and just my projection of what it could and should be like. If you have no idea what a Resource Based Economy is then please read my post The Cancer of Capitalism and Its Antidote for an overview and why we NEED to shift to this socio-economic system in order to save our planet… and humanity from extinction.Continue Reading
I finally was able to watch S13 of Supernatural which was finally available on Netflix and, much to my childhood glee, I was able to watch the acclaimed ScoobyNatural episode which was a cartoon episode that was a Superatural-Scooby Doo crossover. It was amazing. I spent most of the episode squealing in delight.Continue Reading
Here is an infographic I created to show how the money creation cycle creates a many of the problems plaguing humanity today. We need to break free from this vicious and destructive economic cycle.Continue Reading
If you don’t stand for the special song, the magical sky-cloth won’t freedom!
Pursuant to a not-quite-conversation on Facebook regarding this meme I posted, I will sum up what happened and where I stand on this. It was interesting that this lady, a fellow Bernie supporter and Universal Healthcare supporter, found this meme as a reason to unfollow me even with as much as we have in common politically. =OContinue Reading
This is a big freaking deal! I cannot tell you how many times I wanted access to a research paper or a doctoral or research thesis and it was hidden behind a freaking pay wall, which pretty much stopped my knowledge inquiry cold! =)
Fortunately, there has been a movement over the last decade or so to set knowledge and research free and there have been various educational institutions which have likewise done so, even in the US. All publicly funded research should be available for all! All research and knowledge should be available for all… period. This is a great step forward!
Read it and rejoice! This is one of the many reasons why Europe is decades ahead of USA and its arrogance, ignorance, hubris, and faux-ceptionalism!Continue Reading
The #AllLivesMatter Movement is a clever, racist, and conservative rhetorical ploy whose goal is the undermine and co-opt the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and it does so quite well.Continue Reading
Here is great video showing what would happen if Daleks made a relaxation tape for humans.Continue Reading