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Malaysian Airlines and Ferguson vs. Illuminati

Source for this article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/malaysia-airlines-flight-mh17-vladimir-putin-calls-for-full-crash-investigation-1.2714249 As you may know, on July 17, 2014, a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was struck down by a Buk missile, killing 298 passengers. I’m not going to single out the number of citizens of different countries, because to me all citizens of the world are equal when it comes to […]

The Illuminati scheme concerning overpopulation: Palestine and abortion

There are two current events that are an expression of the New World Order’s desire to reduce the popoulation of the world…at least the population that is not engineered by them. The first way that the “problem” of overpopulation is being solved is the murdering of Palestinians. The second way is through the focus on […]

Michael Muhney’s firing: People; let’s get practical!

The firing of Michael Muhney at The Young and the Restless, a daytime soap opera, is continuing to receive a good deal of media attention. The latest trend being covered is that some of the show’s actors are speaking out and basically saying that the show has a right to fire whomever they want as […]

Bodybuilding and the Illuminati: Is there a connection?

Although I am definitely not a bodybuilder, over the years I have become increasingly interested in the Illuminati. Recently, I helped one of my clients do research on subliminal messaging and wondered how this related to the topics of bodybuilding and the secret society that threatens to take over the world. According to http://www.musclemissions.org/public/106print.cfm, there […]

Michael Muhney, fired from Y&R, but is it fair?

Michael Muhney has been accused of groping co-star Hunter King’s breasts, and that has allegedly led to his firing from the top-rated soap, Young and the Restless. I have defended him on my Twitter account, because I think his treatment is indicative of a wider societal problem that I have commented on before.   Since […]

History of American Thanksgiving

In history books in America, you can read that after the first harsh New England winter, the European pilgrims invited the Natives to a celebratory feast. However, the truth, according to this site, is a capitalistic overthrow of an entire people. In 1614 the British arrived in New England and took 24 slaves back with […]

Shooting at Garden Place Mall, New Jersey: Illuminati-sponsored?

In Paramus, New Jersey, there has been another shooting. Again, the man had drug-related issues. Again, the killer died. It took place in the Garden State Place Mall. The area that the killer was in was not available to the general public. It is believed that he was targeting one person who fortunately was not […]

Make money online: Internet marketing with Fiverr (Part 4 of 7)

Making money online is entirely possible, but it does take some work. Do not believe these internet gurus who say you can get a marketable site up and running in a matter of days. It takes months of work, finding the right technological tools, figuring out what you need to outsource, finding out what to […]

Shooting at LAX Airport-another Illuminati-sponsored event?

There was another shooting early this morning at the LAX International Airport in Los Angeles. The lone gunman had an assault rifle. He was shot and captured. Wow, this all forms a pattern, doesn’t it? Literally it’s the same type of tragedy each and every time with no or little variation. One gunman. Always a […]

Make money online: Internet marketing (Part 3 of 7)

If you are interested in making money online, there are several key things you can do to build up your list, or in other words, to get people to visit your site and voluntarily give you their name and email addresses. This is important for marketers, because then you have their permission to send them […]

What goes on at the Bohemian Grove?

Strange things happen at Bohemian Grove, and members of both political parties are known to have visited the controversial, Illuminati-sponsored location. Other than choosing interest rates and United States Presidents, what else supposedly goes on there? Pagan rituals are said to be celebrated here, which makes me wonder why people don’t go there on May […]

Make money online: Internet marketing (Part 2 of 7)

I tend to be a very practical person, and when it comes to something like internet marketing, I think that practicality is very important. So many internet markers promise that you can make money without having any technological expertise, and you can expect to become rich and live the dream in a matter of minutes […]

The history of Halloween: Satanism, pagan rituals, and devil worship

Celebrating Halloween is one of the best ways to worship Satan. Halloween is second only to May 1 in the list of important Satanic holidays. Many people say “Happy Halloween,” without realizing the import of what they are saying because they do not understand the history of holiday. Additionally, it’s not even really a holiday […]

Make money online: Internet Marketing overview (Part 1 of 7)

One of the things that’s wrong with modern society is obviously the economy and how dependent we are collectively on the elites. One of the ways to overcome this dependency is to build our own businesses, and the easiest method to do that is to build one online. The costs are significantly lower (understatement!), and […]

Adam and Ryan Lanza: same person?

There are several suspicious incidents involving Adam Lanza. Several issues point to the strong possibility that he is not even a real person. Normally I place my single source at the end of my article, in case anyone who is interested in seeing the original of what I’m summarizing can access the original article, and […]

Osama bin Laden, Hitler, and the Illuminati: May 1

May 1 is a very important date in the world of the Illuminati. It owes its very existence to that date in 1776 when Adam Weishaupt formed the secret society in Bavaria. Pictorially, the Illuminati is represented by a point inside a circle. Obviously, there is a great similarity between this visual and the actual […]

Russell Brand and the Illuminati: Brand wants revolution!

Russell Brand wants a revolution. Paxman asked him who he was to edit a popular political magazine like the New Statesman. Paxman had a problem with Brand because he does not vote. Brand replies, very intelligently, that he does not get his authority to have an opinion from voting. One of Brand’s platforms is the […]

Sexual practices of Muslims: temporary marriage or muta

Islam contains very strict rules about sex outside of marriage. Basically it is haram or forbidden. What follows is a quick guide to what Muslims should do in the area of sex to make sure that they do not offend God. It is important to understand the Muslim view on temporary marriage, or muta, within […]

Nevada: questions about this potential Illuminati false flag

The recent school shooting in Sparks Middle School in Nevada has raised some questions for me that I think are very interesting. For one thing, the article I’m sourcing here mentions that the shooter shot himself in the head. Obviously someone who does something like this has mental issues, but my question is whether or […]

Alesteir Crowley and the religion he founded for the Illuminati, Thelema

In Britain recently internet service providers have been instructed to censor esoteric materials, or as I like to call them, truth. Filters will gut out pornography, etc. A champion of the esoteric was Alesteir Crowley, the founder of Thelema, a religion and political system. He believed that people should live and live live. Under his […]

How Nevada is similar to Sandy Hook; is Nevada an Illuminati false flag?

There was a shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada yesterday. The shooter was a young man who shot himself. When these school shootings happen, whether here or at Sandy Hook, the gunman often shoots themselves. In this case, the shooter who appears to have acted alone, stole the handgun from his parents, raising the […]

Dajjal, one-eyed force: Is it the Illuminati, scapegoat for Satan?

There will be a regathering of Israel in 2018, according to this website. This was counterfeited in the 1940s by Satan because he is never about anything real; he is always a distorted mirror of reality. He fakes. The Holocaust was a Satanic method of making white people feel guilty about how the Jews were […]

The Illuminati, Henry Makow, sex and pornography

Henry Makow asserts in his article that porn represents a 12 billion dollar industry in the United States. He offers the opinion that the Illuminati subsidizes porn to enslave the minds and souls of millions. Debt, false flags, and mind control are three interests of the Illuminati. Mind control seems to me to be the […]

Murder of the middle class (Obamacare): A new thriller by Barack Obama

The government shutdown is over. But the murder of the middle class continues unabated. The liberal bias of the media does not talk a lot about the underlying fundamental reason for the government shutdown in the first place. That is the Republican-attempted defunding of Obamacare, which is a very principled stand to take because it […]

(Most popular post) Nick Vogt, Jeff Bauman, Dawn Hochsprung, and Donna Bruce: What do they have in common? (Boston Marathon bombings and Sandy Hook conspiracy theories)

Source for first part of article:http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/311478/81/Snopescom-scopes-out-Boston-Marathon-conspiracies   The WTSP site has summarized what Snopes.com has written about the Boston Marathon bombings and related conspiracy theories. There are 5 main categories that Snopes outlines in relation to these tragedies. One is early creation Facebook pages. In other words, before a tragedy happens, someone expresses condolences about […]

The new American 100 dollar bill: Gold vs. fiat

The new 100 dollar bill turns gold when light is shone on it. There are several other interesting aspects to the bill as well. These are all very interesting in light of the current financial crisis, looming currency crash, and Illuminati symbolism.   The big blue stripe down the centre is meaningful. According to monetary […]

Government shutdown and the Illuminati (Part 3)

  The Senate and the House are still at odds when it comes to the government shutdown. The Republican House side says that it is willing to suspend a new tax on medical devices, etc.   A settlement is necessary because the Treasury Department has stated that by October 17, it will not be able […]

Obamacare, the government shutdown, and the Illuminati

  According to this website, Obamacare is little more than a Fascist, socialist scam. The only people who will benefit majorly from this legislation are the ones who run the big companies, including and especially the large pharmaceutical companies. You know, the companies that have the cure for cancer but don’t reveal it because they […]

The history of American Thanksgiving

  This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, and I am definitely grateful for all that I have, but there is a history to the holiday that is not all dressing and stuffing! According to the site I’m summarizing, his is the history of Thanksgiving from a Native American point of view. Supposedly, the Christian God […]

DC Navy shipyard shooting: hoax? false flag? complete with crisis actors?

  Is the DC Navy Shooting a complete hoax? Is it a false flag? According to the Conspiracy Research website, the reason this navy shipyard shooting occurred is because Barack Obama wants to distract the American public. The reason the Navy was chosen is because that’s the stakeholder or group that is going to attack […]

Illuminati and New World Order: martial law

  In World War I, the concept of total war was created. All resources in a state were used toward victory; nothing else was important, and all rights were subverted in the interests of the state. In “The Illuminati’s October Surprise,” uploaded by TruthShockTv, a reference to total war is made at the beginning of […]

Government shutdown and the Illuminati, Part 2 (false flag?)

  This website offers the opinion that the entire government shutdown is a false flag. This surprised me, because usually it is major events like Sandy Hook, Aurora, Navy Yard, Miriam Carey, etc, that is categorized by conspiracy theorists as a false flag. It is tied to the Chinese warning the United States that the […]

Government shutdown and the Illuminati

  The government shutdown is inconvenient for some, but tragic for all. The Federal Reserve ‘Bank,’ is at the heart of the matter. This central bank is a tool of the Illuminati and has been caught in a major lie. It has been saying for the past year that the American economy has been in […]

Does Anderson Cooper show that he’s connected with the Illuminati through his interview with Miriam Carey’s sisters?

Anderson Cooper reports that Miriam Carey had been suffering from postpartum depression, and the source for this is her boyfriend. She was reportedly delusional, believing that President Obama was monitoring her electronically. Cooper says her sisters dispute some of what the boyfriend has stated. In her apartment, police found papers involving prescriptions for symptoms of […]

Alex Jones, Miriam Carey, false flag?

Alex Jones always has an interesting perspective on the tragedies that happen far too often lately. He is always very clear, incisive and to the point. I don’t agree with everything he says, but I absolutely respect him and think he has a lot of valuable things to say. He has a lot of common […]

What’s Alex Jones saying about the Miriam Carey incident?

When I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I experienced a lot of things that I would not have if I had not been who I am. I won’t get into that, since it’s off topic, but I bring it up to explain why I identify with Miriam Carey, […]

Significant decisions for the LGBT community and advocates: DOMA and Proposition 8

Today is a vitally significant day in American culture because of two rulings made by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The decisions are historic because of their impact on the wider society, regardless of whether or not a person approves or disapproves of the message sent by the Supreme Court. Specifically, the […]

Barry Mills: How open should we be when discussing our deepest, darkest secrets?

Social media has really changed my life. It has connected me with people I would never have met otherwise, and that’s exciting for me since I really love people. One of the most intriguing people I have met lately is a man named Barry Mills. He has just started writing a blog entitled Two Lives, […]

Jimmy Carter, the Catholic Church, and women’s rights

  In a recent interview, Jimmy Carter posited that the Catholic church is wrong for not ordaining women, based on a website article I was reading earlier today (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/23/carter-catholic-ordain-women_n_3488082.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003). He believes that organized religion can fight for women’s rights, instead of oppressing them, as is believed by some to happen.   Carter believes that discrimination […]

Edward Snowden: hero or villain?

Source of picture: http://www.infowars.com/edward-snowden-leaves-hong-kong-on-flight-to-moscow/       It’s always interesting to read certain authors and social critics, because they always (or their associates) have something interesting to say. Infowars.com is one of those sites, and Alex Jones is one of the social critics I find brings an interesting perspective to the news of the day. […]

Political cartoonist Khalid Albaih and the Arab Spring

    Khalid Albaih is a political cartoonist who lives in Doha, Qatar. The subject of his cartoons, satirically called Khartoons, in a reference to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, is anti-government. In an interview, Albaih made the point that the Arab Spring did not fail, that famous overthrows like the French Revolution took years […]

Bill Abram and the Bank of Canada: Creation of money (Federal Reserve illegal)

According to Bill Abram, in 1993, Canada’s national debt stood at $423 billion. In Canada, the way government gets money is tied in with the big drug picture, over the control of people. International bankers control us through the creation of money. According to a graph put out by the Auditor General, in 1993, the […]

Where does the United States Congress get its money? The Federal Reserve! (This is bad).

It says in the Constitution that currency should be in the form of gold or silver. Thomas Jefferson warned Americans about paper money, and the banking system itself. Contrary to popular supposition, the Federal Reserve is not an arm of government. It is a financial cartel, a group of private banking corporations with an agreement […]

Why we should read James Zemboy: Agatha Christie and the servant class, adoption, and

I am currently rereading James Zemboy’s The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie. It is more expensive than traditional books, but I highly recommend it, because it is well worth the extra price. I won’t mention the price, because it’s different in different formats, but I did pay 30 some dollars for it and I read […]

Loneliness and insecurity, Part 2

I wrote an article about a year ago about my loneliness and insecurity. That article, and this one I am about to write, are both very personal and I feel a bit uncomfortable sharing this information about myself but I figure that I probably am not the only person to feel this way, and if […]

Is Angelina Jolie being brave or foolish about her breast cancer decision?

Doctors have told Angelina Jolie, the movie actress married to Brad Pitt, that she has an 87% chance of becoming afflicted with breast cancer. Her decision, when confronted with this tragic possibility, was to undergo a process where both of her breasts would be surgically removed and she would then get implant reconstruction. Because of […]

Was Franklin D. Roosevelt surprised by Pearl Harbour? Was there a conspiracy?

An article I found when I was looking through articles on the John Birch Society webpage states that the government knew about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour before it happened. The reason for this, according to http://www.jbs.org/home/pearl-harbor-hawaii-was-surprised-fdr-was-not, is that the government wanted to incite the public so that it would want America to enter […]

What happened on 9/11? Has the mystery been solved? Did a conspiracy really occur?

In September 1991, George H.W. Bush and a group of financial experts involved in the security brokerage industry financed a quarter of a trillion dollar project entitled Project Hammer. This was right after the Cold War ended. The main agenda was to take economic advantage of Russia’s weakened state due to losing the Cold War. […]

Why should we read…D.M. Andrews’ Serpent in the Glass

There are many reasons to buy the book entitled The Serpent in the Glass, written by D.M. Andrews. The author clearly loves playing with words, such as miser and miserable, and communicates this pleasure to the reader. Another word about wordplay: The narrative overall has a whimsical, what if? quality to it that is perfect […]

Are the new One Life to Live and All My Children any good?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes! They are both like a breath of fresh air. Because the shows are not on networks, the producers have more freedom to be more adult in their depiction of these fictional characters. Four-letter words are uttered (no, not that one, at least not yet). On One […]

The sin of sex: how serious is it? (Part 1)

I recently read that Mormons believe that sexual sin is next only to murder and denying the Holy Ghost in terms of seriousness. I wondered if this could be true because it seems so extreme to me. According to the official Church website (or what I believe is; someone can correct me if I am […]

Why we should read Become (Desolation I), by Ali Cross

Ali Cross is a self-published author of books that deal with young adults in the genre of the paranormal, with some romance thrown in for good measure! The first in the Desolation series is entitled Become. When I read this book, several things occurred to me. I’m not sure if the author intended all of […]

Agatha Christie/Mary Westmacott: Was Absent in the Spring based on a real-life event?

Agatha Christie wrote six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott between the years 1930 and 1956 (when they were actually published). One of these, Absent in the Spring, is an excellent character study of a woman who is temporarily stranded in the Middle Eastern desert, and starts analyzing herself to great effect. All her life […]

What is Alex Jones saying about the Boston bombings?

Lately, the media has attacked the website Infowars, run by social critic Alex Jones, for encouraging terrorism that results in attacks like the one waged by Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar, at the Boston marathon recently. According to the Infowars site, Tamerlan’s ex brother-in-law has stated that Tamerlan became interested in Infowars after he […]

Is this woman a crisis actor for the Boston Marathon as part of a false flag operation?

Source: http://www.ufo-blogger.com/2013/04/boston-ma-false-flag-cnn-caught-red.html       In this article, rather than do what I usually do, which is summarize someone else’s article on the subject at hand, I am going to explain some of the concepts associated with crisis actors and false flags for those who don’t know them. I plan to write quite a few […]

False flags and crisis actors: My confusion over the contradiction between what Mark Dice and Glenn Beck are saying about the Boston Marathon bombings

Sources: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/15/with-absolutely-no-evidence-alex-jones-calls-boston-marathon-explosions-a-false-flag-operation-conducted-by-the-govt/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeB89O4hI7g&feature=youtu.be   In researching the Boston Marathon bombings, I have come across some interesting issues. Mark Dice talks for example about the 17 terrorist attacks that have been orchestrated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He admits that not every mass shooting is a conspiracy, but he does contend that many are. […]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Miranda rights: Who matters more, the guilty or the innocent?

  Source: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2013/04/dzhokhar_tsarnaev_and_miranda_rights_the_public_safety_exception_and_terrorism.html   In the United States, it is traditional for criminals to receive what is known as their Miranda rights. This means that they receive a warning from their arresting officers as they are being handcuffed. The warning tells them that they have a right not to say anything without the benefit of […]

Boston Marathon bombings confusion: Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, 7/7, drill, etc.

Source: http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/04/19/michael-savage-rips-obama-and-federal-cover-up-of-boston-bombing-and-release-of-saudi-national/   There are some confusing elements surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings. One is the existence of Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi. According to the source quoted above, this is possibly someone who is working for the American government. He is a Saudi national, which does not necessarily mean he is a citizen of Saudi Arabia. […]

Martial law in Boston: The Tsarnaev brothers and the Boston Marathon bombings

Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca/19-year-old-boy-suspect-why-does-boston-celebrate-martial-law-with-chants-of-usa-usa/5332206   This article on the implementation of martial law in Boston is very interesting. The author, Patrick Henningsen, makes the point that the general population was almost begging for martial law to be enforced so that they would feel safe. I thought this was an important point because many conspiracy theorists over the […]

Classic movies: What makes them so good?

People have different opinions about classic movies. Many people do not like to watch films that are not in colour, but instead are in black and white. However, sometimes this can considerably lend itself to a great atmosphere. For example, think about film noir. Some classic films in this genre include Double Indemnity and The […]

(Most popular post) Nick Vogt, Jeff Bauman, Dawn Hochsprung, and Donna Bruce: What do they have in common? (Boston Marathon bombings and Sandy Hook conspiracy theories)

  Source for first part of article: http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/311478/81/Snopescom-scopes-out-Boston-Marathon-conspiracies   The WTSP site has summarized what Snopes.com has written about the Boston Marathon bombings and related conspiracy theories. There are 5 main categories that Snopes outlines in relation to these tragedies. One is early creation Facebook pages. In other words, before a tragedy happens, someone expresses […]

Is there a connection between the Boston Marathon bombings and the Illuminati?

  Source of story: http://illuminatiwatcher.com/?p=6453       In the above picture, a man is atop a building near the site of the Boston Marathon where bombings killed 2 people and injured 23 others. It is incidences like this that cause people to wonder about conspiracy theories.       Is there a connection between […]

What is the Illuminati?

The Illuminati from what I understand is a secret society. It is pursuing a New World Order where national or state boundaries become extinct. They want globalization on a grand scale. I have read that the movement began in the 18th century in Bavaria. I am just learning about this society myself, but have picked […]

Words whisper; actions scream! Most people are selfish and self-absorbed.

There’s a trend that’s happened in the past couple of years where people are uncomfortable if a person is negative. But sometimes it’s good to be negative when you’re trying to make a point. I have a sincere belief that most (definitely not all) people are incredibly self-absorbed and selfish. Is this negative, or just […]

Masculinity and men in the Middle East

Moustaches in the Middle East are a fascinating topic. The above picture is of a young Persian man. Notice the perfection of his beard. He looks well-groomed, and trimmed with the facial hair offsetting the perfect complexion of his skin. I know several Arabs and Persians who have similarly impressive goatees and beards, so the […]

Homosexuality in the Middle East: Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia: And my opinion

I have already written on the subject of homosexuality in Saudi Arabia, and I came across another interesting article on homosexuality in Kuwait, so I thought I would write about that.   This article was written in 2007 (http://muslimmedianetwork.com/mmn/?p=1478) and is authored by Sumayyah Meehan. The author states that in the Middle East, punishment of […]

Do we have a responsibility to help the homeless?

Yesterday while waiting for the bus, a homeless guy asked me if I could give him a bus ticket or pass or cash because he had lost his ticket. He said when you’re homeless it’s hard to keep track of stuff. I didn’t have the right change for the bus, so I didn’t help him, […]

Luke and Laura, General Hospital, and Ron Carlivati better not let us down!

Laura is back on General Hospital! Today was the first show I’ve seen in a while. I came back because I saw Genie Francis on a cover of one of the soap news magazines. I haven’t watched the show on a daily basis for years—in fact, I think that the last time I watched regularly […]

Women’s rights as expressed in the Islamic Quran

In Canada, the relationship of Quebec to other provinces is that they are different but equal. In other words, both are respected, but they are not the same. One is primarily French in its culture, and one is primarily English. But both are worthy.   There is an analogy between how Canadians think of the […]

Women’s rights in Iran: Part 1

People in the West often have a very stereotypical view of women’s rights in Iran, and other countries in the Middle East. However, the reality is far more complex than that. Women’s issues are becoming a strong force in Iranian politics. Although the constitutions of Iran in 1906 and 1979 denied women’s rights, female activists […]

What really happened concerning Agatha Christie’s disappearance in 1926?

Agatha Miller was born in 1890 in Torquay, England. She was married in 1914 to Archibald (Archie) Christie, at the beginning of the First World War. She wrote her first book in 1916; it was called The Mysterious Affair at Styles. She had her only child in 1919. She wrote several more books between the […]

Hollywood: 1950s movies, the studio system, and Bette Davis

The 1950s saw the end of the old movie studio system where the moguls like Jack Warner and Louis B Mayer had shepherded an enormous number of stars through the film process to the American public. I use the word ‘shepherded’ for a specific reason. The stars under contract in the old studio system were […]

Does Joan Rivers go too far on Fashion Police with some of her jokes?

Joan Rivers is a very funny woman. But some of her comments cross the line, in my opinion. I know she is trying to portray herself, as all comedians do, as saying things that no one else dares to say. But in that race to the bottom, Joan is becoming an Olympic athlete.   On […]

Who has won more acting Academy Awards/Oscars than anyone else?

The answer is Katharine Hepburn. She won for 1933′s Morning Glory, 1967′s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 1968′s The Lion in Winter, and 1980′s On Golden Pond. She won 4 times in total as Best Lead Actress. She was also nominated 8 other times, for a total of 12 nominations. Her nominations were for 1935′s […]

Kris Kardashian Jenner: Is she a good parent?

Kris Kardashian Jenner is a very famous woman these days. But is she a good parent? It depends on your perspective. If providing substantially for your children’s financial welfare counts, then she has been a very good mother indeed. I remember in an episode of one of her shows that the reason why she works […]

Which is better, classic Dallas or the new Dallas on Bravo?

In my opinion, although the current Dallas is great, nothing can replace the classic show. However, last night’s episode was stellar in one important way. Originally, I thought that the picture JR sent Bobby, or rather, the video, was something cute, a throwaway scene that made limited but cute use of an ailing Larry Hagman. […]

Academy Awards, Joan Crawford and reality shows

In 1946, Joan Crawford received the Academy Award for Lead Actress for her role in the previous year’s Mildred Pierce. This was an example of a film noir movie. What is film noir? It’s where the atmosphere, plot and general feel of a movie is dark. A classic example is Double Indemnity, starring Barbara Stanwyck. […]

What is the sexual life and culture like for Eskimos?

Eskimos live in a culture that is very different from others. The term Eskimos is not how they identify themselves, but how others refer to the people who populate Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland (where, by the way, it’s icy, and in Iceland, it’s green!), northeast Siberia in Asiatic Russia.   Eskimo culture includes the following: […]

Why is culture important?

A knowledge of international culture can help us in a variety of ways, but I would like to discuss three that are especially important to me on a personal level.   The first is that life is a mystery. There are so many questions that people have, which are universal. If we know more about […]

Agatha Christie, racism and elitism: Why is she the best-selling author of all time?

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author in the world. There are many good things to say, obviously, about why she is so popular worldwide. She created characters that were memorable for the most part, even if sometimes they were stereotypical. She had a wonderful sense of humour, which was subtle. Her solutions to her murder […]

Shah mat: Iranian revolution of 1979. What is the connection to chess?

The words Shah Mat in Farsi refer to the death of the King. This is the origin of the term ‘checkmate’ in English. It is the final move in a game of chess. The person who checkmates the other player wins the game. In 1979, the Iranian Revolution resulted in the death of the Shah. […]

Why are 1930s American movies better than current American movies?

A lot of people do not like to watch movies from the 1930s because they are turned off by the fact that the movies are shown in black and white. They are missing out on a lot, though.   One of the most interesting things about 1930s films is that there are two types of […]

What is Barack Obama saying about the Sandy Hook conspiracy?

Recently, Alex Jones went on Piers Morgan and mentioned that Morgan should be deported for his stance that there should be a ban on assault weapons. Jones interpreted this to mean that Morgan was violating the 2nd Amendment, in principle. One response to this interview was very interesting, and that is Barack Obama’s. After the […]

Are these two different pictures of the same woman? Sandy Hook conspiracy

Recently, I came across a link that made me think, for the first time, about the Sandy Hook conspiracy theory as possibly having some legitimacy to it. I’m not sure if this is the same woman in both pictures, but the similarity is strong enough that I am definitely willing to entertain the idea. And […]

My new book cover for He Talks To Me, Too!

This is the book cover for my new book, He Talks To Me, Too.   This is a story that draws upon the literature of bildungsroman, a journey about the character and moral development of a young person. It also is based in sentimental literature, where the heroine is tested, like Job was in the […]

Notre Dame’s Te’o Manti, Lennay Kekua, and Ronalah Tulasosopo: What really happened?

Manti Te’o is a member of the Notre Dame football team. A hoax has been perpetrated by Ronalah Tulasosopo, who tricked Te’o into thinking that there was a woman named Lennay Kekua, but this woman actually never existed. Public sympathy was aroused for Te’o when his fans discovered that not only did his grandmother die, […]

Muslims and Mormons: More alike than different?

  The word ‘Mormons’ refers to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Obviously the term ‘Mormons’ erases any reference to Jesus Christ, so this nickname for this group of people does them a disservice from the perspective of trying to evaluate if they are Christian or not.       My […]

Aaron Swartz–modern-day Robin Hood: Killed by the government?

Aaron Swartz was the co-founder of Reddit and RSS. This latter service especially, provided the technology necessary for things like blogs, podcasts, and other marvels of the 21st century. When I read the following article on Swartz and his death, I was reminded of the story of Robin Hood.   Robin Hood stole from the […]

Journal News’ publication of gun owners’ name and addresses: Terrorism!

Recently, a newspaper was irresponsible enough to publish the names of gun owners in the New York area. This paper is the Journal News. However, not only did this paper publish people’s names, they also published their addresses. Not only this, but it gets worse. They made an interactive map to make it easier for […]

In defense of Mormon Robbie Parker

According to a writer at http://difficultrun.nathanielgivens.com/2012/12/18/robbie-parker-and-his-critics/, Robbie Parker is clean-cut in appearance, has several children, and refers to God as Heavenly Father. These are all signs that he is Mormon, or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I agree that these are clues, and although I noticed only the last […]

Is Robbie Parker an actor? Anderson Cooper addresses the issue.

Anderson Cooper has decided to talk about the conspiracy theories about the mass shooting that recently occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. One of the most interesting parts of the discussion occurred for me when Cooper quoted Robbie Parker as saying that people need to focus on what is important, and not be derailed from that. This […]

Michael Muhney, Twitter, social media, and being positive.

Michael Muhney is an actor, who currently stars on The Young and the Restless. He is one of the show’s best assets, not only because he has definite charisma, but also dramatic talent, as well as some comic skills.   He is also interesting off screen. He has a strong Twitter presence, and engages intensely […]

Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes acceptance speech

Jodie Foster received a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille award, at the Golden Globes last night. She is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress, and has been acting since the age of 3. She is now 50, which means that she has 47 years of experience in show business.   For years, it has […]

Inside the kingdom of Saudi Arabia: BBC Documentary

Inside the Saudi kingdom, there are 13 provinces. Hail is one of the more conservative provinces, and represents the agricultural centre of the nation. Women are not encouraged to speak on camera, according to the local culture. Other provinces include Jouf, Tabuk, Qasim, Madinah (the sacred site where the Prophet Muhammad received his revelation which […]

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah: What is he doing with regard to women’s rights?

30 women have been appointed to the Shura council, which has been staffed traditionally by men. These women will be part of the group that advises the monarch on government policy. There are 150 Shura council members in total, so this number of women represents a significant 20 percent of the body. Incidentally, this is […]

Have you heard about the Illuminati playing cards?

These cards were released in 1995. People who believe in the Illuminati point to these cards of proof of the existence of this secret society, because several of the card depict images that have later turned out to be reality. What do you think?   The secret master card refers to the Illuminati. There is […]

Ry Dawson: Iran not a nuclear threat, Zionists practicing racial colonization like Nazis, Illuminati not responsible for Iraq war.

Ry Dawson in a YouTube video, found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssxEvQNa16E&feature=youtu.be, criticizes the famous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on a variety of issues.   As the video begins, Jones is explaining that the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has threatened to wipe Israel off the map. According to Dawson, this is not so. Ahmadinejad has instead threatened […]

The controversial interview with Alex Jones and Piers Morgan summarized

Piers Morgan conducted an interview with Alex Jones a few nights ago, and it has ignited a considerable amount of controversy. According to Jones, the 2nd Amendment does not refer to duck hunting; it refers to the right American citizens have to defend themselves against the tyranny of the government. He points out that the […]

Was Jesus Christ born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem?

What do the Mormons think about this issue? The Book of Mormon is considered scripture for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to this Christian church, Smith received divine revelation and was told directly by God what to write (in the same way that Muslims believe Muhammad received divine revelation […]

How did December 25 become Christmas?

There is not a lot of information in the Bible about when Jesus was born. There are some clues, however, ambiguous though they are. In Luke 2:8, it talks about how the shepherds are tending to their flocks when the news of His birth comes. This suggests a spring date, rather than the traditional one […]

Was the Muslim Prophet Muhammad mentioned in the Christian Old Testament?

Sources: http://biblos.com/songs/5-16.htm http://www.answering-islam.org/BibleCom/songs5-16.html   In the Song of Solomon Chapter 5, a woman is describing a man, a man who has not yet been born. In other words, a prophecy is being uttered. In verse 16 of Chapter 5, it says, “His mouth is sweetness itself; he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved, and […]

What is the NRA saying about what happened in Newtown, Connecticut?

People have been waiting for a week to hear what the National Rifle Association (NRA) think about the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the company, finally broke his silence. He stated that the solution to the problem of mass shootings is to arm good people with guns so […]

What do the King Solomon story in the Bible, the fight over the Gaza Strip between Israelis and Palestinians, and the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut all have in common? A fight for ownership rights at the expense of innocent children.

King Solomon was a very wise man. In the King James version of the Bible, specifically in the 3rd book of 1 Kings, a story is told where he was supposed to judge between two mothers of children. Both mothers said the child belonged to them. In his wisdom, Solomon suggested cutting the child in […]

Piers Morgan and the issue of gun control: His view on Newtown, Connecticut

Piers Morgan, the CNN talk host, has strong opinions about what America should do about gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. He went on Twitter the day the tragedy occurred, and posted several tweets about what gun control policy should be in the United States. He says that no […]

“I am Adam Lanza’s mother:” A plea from Liza Long, the mother of a boy with mental health issues.

Liza Long wrote an article at http://thebluereview.org/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother/, which created a firestorm of controversy. In it, she described herself as being in the same situation as Adam Lanza’s mother. Long, too, has a son with mental health issues. She describes her interactions with him, which are becoming more belligerent over time, and she basically is pleading […]

Right to bear arms: Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Ban certain guns.

The tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, is one more piece of evidence that guns that are capable of killing many people in a matter of seconds should be banned. Yes, I know that many people believe that the Illuminati-controlled government staging a future coup, and the general population needs to be […]

Did you hear about the woman who has fingernails growing out of her skin?

  Source: http://www.emirates247.com/offbeat/crazy-world/bizarre-this-woman-grows-nails-on-her-head-face-2012-08-16-1.471760   Shanyna Isom, a law student in Memphis, suffered an asthma attack a few years ago. As a result, she was prescribed steroids, which had a terrible consequence for her. She immediately started itching all over her body. She began to grow scabs, especially on her legs, which quickly spread to the […]

Who takes breakups harder, men or women?

I think that men do. There is a myth that men are not as sensitive as women. They just show it differently, meaning that they do not show it as openly because society still frowns on men who are too emotional, which has devastating consequences.   Men do not fall in love as easily as […]

Mass shooting in Portland, Oregon: Illuminati behind it for the purpose of implementing martial law?

Unfortunately, there has been another mass shooting in the United States. This time, it took place in a mall in Portland, Oregon. According to a Time article, which can be found at http://nation.time.com/2012/12/11/two-shot-at-mall-near-portland-ore/, the perpretator wore a mask, body armour, and camouflage so that he could not be identified. After killing two victims, the gunman […]

Is Days of our Lives good right now?

Days of our Lives is a mixture of good and bad right now. I am liking the Will/Gabi/Chad/Sonny/Nick storyline. It is nice to have guys gossiping about each other, rather than the usual women! Gabi is a great heroine. She has done really awful things but is still somewhat sympathetic. If I were related to […]

Should girls ask guys out on dates? No!

When I was at Ricks College, I experienced something new. It was called Morp, which is Prom backwards. The reason they spell it backwards is because of the fact that for this one time, girls ask guys to the dance, rather than the other way around. Is this a good idea? I think it’s fun […]

What needs to be fixed in Mexico? (Part 1)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Vlw_IunCY&feature=related   Denise Dresser recently a talk on what is wrong with Mexico. Everyday life in Mexico is extremely dangerous. Parents never know if the phone is going to ring, and if they are going to be told that one of their children has been caught in the fire of a drug cartel. Perhaps […]

Diabetes, Part 2: Natural remedies for overcoming diabetes

There are a number of herbs and other natural remedies that a person can use to improve their chances of beating diabetes. For herbs, two that are particularly effective, according to reports, are sage and milberry. If you do not want to take too many pills, even natural, non-chemical ones, you can always steep these […]

7 myths about diabetes: Advice from Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Blood Sugar Solution

Diabetes is an epidemic. Soon more people on the planet will have diabetes than don’t have it. There is tons of misinformation out there. I suffer from diabetes and my doctor is concerned because my blood sugar was 16 when I recently had it tested. Ideal is 5.5. I’m really reading and researching a lot […]

Why I like Khloe Kardashian’s co-hosting the X Factor

The chemistry between Khloe Kardashian and Simon Cowell is adorable. He needs to button his shirt, and Mario Lopez can start wearing his the way Simon does now. But Khloe doesn’t need to change anything, except perhaps it would be good to convince Mario to not hate her. Because I think he does. And he’s […]

What’s the most important commandment to keep?

Many people’s answer to this question is “the one that you’re not keeping.” But I disagree with this. I think it’s too simple of an answer. There is, as far as I know, no one on earth who is committing only one sin, or breaking one single commandment. Most of us commit a dozen sins […]

When is it okay to judge?

The problem that a lot of us have is that we judge wrongly. There is a time to judge and there is a time not to. When is it appropriate? When we are judging something in the hope of making a better society. Sometimes we need to judge for the purposes of self-protection. For instance, […]

Which is better, Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Klout, or Google+?

Social media is the rage of the day. But which one is best? It depends on what you’re looking for. I like sharing ideas with people and engaging as many as possible. So for me, the clear choice is Facebook. It exactly suits my needs. If we could set it up so that Facebook accepted […]

How is Khloe Kardashian doing co-hosting the X Factor?

Last night something interesting happened on the X Factor. It’s a reality show competition like America Idol. One of the singers will be given a 5 million dollar contract to make a CD when they win. So the stakes are very high. The judges for the show are Simon Cowell (originally on American Idol), Britney […]

Guys and girls: What do women mean when we say nothing is wrong?

Men and women sometimes have very good intentions, but often they do not understand each other because they literally do not know what the other person is saying. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is they assume that because the way they handle a situation is the way that someone of the opposite […]

Racism: How Arabs are depicted in Hollywood

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/reel-bad-arabs/  Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People  In Hollywood movies, ominous music accompanies Arabs on screen. The desert is shown as something to fear. This goes back to silent movies in Hollywood, with stars like Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. In Disney’s Aladdin, the film degraded Arabs by saying “they came from a land in a […]

Money, margin loans and mind control. Fascinating stuff!

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/wake-up-call-new-world-order/   One cause of the American Revolution was that King George III stopped allowing the colonists to print their own currency. Therefore, they had to borrow the money they needed to run their colonies from the Bank of England, (which had been created in 1694). They also had to pay interest on the money […]

Why was President John F Kennedy assassinated? The Illuminati!

Summary of http://www.globalreport2010.com/globalwatchspecialreport.pdf   Why was President John F. Kennedy assassinated? According to this website, it is because he signed Executive Order 11110, the substance of which is that the Federal Reserve would soon no longer be able to lend money at interest. In other words, the central banks who own the Federal Reserve would stand […]

Who caused the Great Depression? The Illuminati!

For some of my blogs, I will be summarizing documentaries that make us think in a new way about politics: You won’t learn this stuff in university! This summary is Money Masters. You can find the full video on YouTube and if you want to buy it (which I encourage!), you can obtain the ordering […]

The election of the prison warden: “Imprison us!” cried the townspeople.

The prison warden couldn’t believe his luck. With his personal charm (which was invisible to many, but widely reported), he had managed to secure a job in this tough economy as a prison warden with little relevant experience. There had been an election, and he had won. Even better, he had slowly built a strong […]

What are Middle Eastern countries saying about Obama’s re-election?

In Egypt, there were congratulations but not as much enthusiasm as there has been in the past. When Obama won in 2008, he gave a speech which outlined various plans for a strong relationship between Cairo and Washington. However, his future policies did not reflect that in the eyes of many Egyptians.   A leader […]

Why I love God

There are many reasons. One of the most important is that I know His sacrifice is beyond my comprehension. Parents would rather suffer themselves than see their children suffer. However, God sent His Son to die for us because He knew that without this divine intervention, we would not be able to return to live […]

If Obama is running to be reelected as President so he can help people, why isn’t he helping people when he’s ALREADY President?

Source for photograph: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=290297   I would be criticizing any President, be they Democrat or Republican, for the situation that’s going on along the Eastern Seaboard. It is absolutely unacceptable what’s going on, or more accurately, what’s not going on. President Obama should be ensuring that the generators for the marathon are redirected to those […]

Here are some neat math tricks!

Here are some tricks for math that will help you save time. If you want to multiply two numbers by two numbers, there are several things you can do to make it a less daunting task.   If you multiply a number by 11, all you have to do is add the 2 digits of […]

What’s the difference between racism and colourism?

Colourism has been defined as the belief that people with dark skin are inherently inferior to light-skinned people. It is more specific than racism. Racism applies to any race feeling that they are superior to another race, or any individual within that race. Colourism specifically has to do with discrimination against those with dark skin. […]

Donald Trump makes a lot of sense. Here are several reasons why. Trump for 2016!

I know a lot of people make fun of Donald Trump because of his hair and his desire for publicity, but I think he is wonderful. He is the perfect combination of real estate mogul/businessman and entertainer. Yes, he courts publicity, but he deserves it. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t get it. Tons of people […]

Some tips for writing papers: Good luck!

If you have to write a paper, there are a couple of tricks I know about (and have often used myself) that will help make the process much easier for yourself.   When you have to write a summary, take each paragraph separately. Don’t read the whole article and then start writing. Have a Word […]

What does it mean to be a cultured person, and why is it important?

Did you know that when Shakespeare’s Juliet asks Romeo, “Wherefore art thou?”, she is not asking ‘Where are you?’ But ‘Why are you?’ In other words, she is not wondering where he is, but instead she is lamenting the fact that he is a Montague, rather than a Capulet, as she is. Their families are […]

Homosexuality in Saudi Arabia: Does this article have it right?

The article, which can be found at http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/05/the-kingdom-in-the-closet/305774/ offers a frank discussion of homosexuality in the country where Islam is practiced most faithfully. But I’m wondering how accurate it is because a couple of people I know who are from there have told me that it is incorrect in a number of areas.   Here […]

Society’s enemies: Condoms and birth control (Part 2)

On October 17, 2012, I published on my website an article entitled Society’s enemies: Condoms and birth control, found at http://jaclynhollandstrauss.com/2012/10/17/societys-enemies-condoms-and-birth-control/. I also sent it to a Facebook group, Saint Mary’s University Philosophy Society shortly afterward. A response to my article can be found if you join that group. Here is my response to that […]

What’s life like for Saudi women?

According to a Guardian online article, found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/29/saudi-women-living-contradiction, there are contradictions that make up an inherent part of Saudi culture. One contradiction is that women are not allowed to drive for the purpose of not interacting with men; however, they hire male drivers who are strangers to transport them from place to place.   […]

Jay Z and the Illuminati

In Jay Z’s new song Monster by Kanye West, the rapper talks about raping children and women in the context of pillaging villages. Let’s remember that Barack Obama has included Jay Z in public campaign ads. He counts the rapper as one of his friends. Of course, that is probably because Jay Z raised a […]

Khloe Kardashian will be co hosting the X Factor!

Khloe Kardashian is going to be hosting the X Factor (US) once the live shows start soon. I’m excited, because I think she has a lot of personality. And it will be nice to see her in a different environment. I watch the Kardashian reality shows for some reason but I don’t actually enjoy them. […]

Here are some good tips if you have a midterm, online or in class.

There are several tricks that can help you study for a midterm. For example, the index at the back of the book is your best friend. If you are writing a midterm online, and you have access to the book, make sure that you use the index as much as possible. Let’s say that the […]

Mitt Romney at the Alfred E. Smith dinner

Mitt Romney recently gave a speech at the annual Alfred E. Smith dinner where politicians poke fun at each other. Here are some of his best jokes:   A political campaign can involve a lot of wardrobe changes. You can wear blue jeans in the morning, but a suit at a lunch fundraiser. Then again, […]

2nd Presidential debate, 2012. What did you think?

Tuesday’s night debate was interesting for a number of reasons. From the beginning, Governor Romney was aggressive with President Obama. Some say he was rude; others say he got the job done by asking the President tough questions. What do you think?   One part where President Obama owned Governor Romney was when Romney tried […]

Society’s enemies: Condoms and birth control

Last night while I was watching the 2012 Presidential election debates, Mitt Romney made a comment about how the government should not control a woman’s right to contraceptives. And it got me thinking about something I’ve thought before. People use condoms for a variety of reasons. Last night I posted the following on Facebook:   […]

Did President Obama manipulate the job numbers?

Why are people so surprised that Barack Obama might have cooked the books concerning the job numbers that were released where the numbers dipped below 8%? That kind of thing has been done in Canada. Think of the scholarship scandal. Both situations involve the government inappropriately involving itself in the administrative aspect of government. And […]

Is America little more than Israel’s puppet?

I would say that Israel is the bigger threat because the power of the Zionists is such that they control the media, and the media does not report the terrorist acts of the Zionists. This lulls the world into a false sense of security with regard to Israel, when there is supposedly evidence that strongly […]

What are the good things about Chinese culture?

There are several good things about Chinese culture. This article will basically discuss 3 of them; the strong work ethic, the respect for elders, and the fact that they concentrate more on the group than the individual. Although of course the culture is not perfect (which one is?), I prefer to focus in this blog […]

What’s Ann Coulter saying about racism in her new book Mugged?

  She is actually saying a lot of really interesting stuff! Here is an overview but I’m going to be discussing her latest book a lot more because it is on an important subject: racism. And she is one of my very favourite authors.   One of the important points she begins with; in fact, […]

Does the theory about Osama bin Laden’s death being faked make sense?

  We all know that politicians lie on a regular basis. Usually, it is for political gain, either direct or indirect. One theory has it that the death of Osama bin Laden was faked so that Barack Obama could distract people from the controversy surrounding his birth certificate. I have never thought that the ‘birthers,’ […]

The battle for humanity in Syria

Sometimes it is hard to remember what is going on in other parts of the world when we are in calm, beautiful Nova Scotia. That is why sites like YouTube are so helpful because they remind us of the atrocities that are occurring in countries like Syria as people there fight to live a life […]

Why do many Middle Eastern guys want to date Canadian girls? (Part 3)

Although these are all just theories, and I have no way to prove them, I do think there are several reasons for why many Middle Eastern guys want to date Canadian girls.   Of course, there are exceptions. Some guys from a culture that is different from the Canadian one don’t think much of the […]

Don’t judge Iran by Ahmadinejad: Iran is one of the world’s great civilizations

Persia, present-day Iran, is one of the world’s great civilizations and easily the largest empire of all time.   Cyrus the Great was a master engineer who helped design some of the greatest marvels of engineering and architecture the world has ever known, such as palaces, and an incredible infrastructure of bridges, highways, etc. It […]

Can you believe an 11 year old girl wrote this?

Haruka Herrera is a Japanese-Mexican Middle School student in Laredo Texas. She is 11 and wants to be a writer of children´s books. She enjoys drawing, reading and surfing the internet. What follows is a sample of her writing. It’s hard to believe she already writes so well at the tender age of 11! Emily […]

Was Jesus Christ Muslim?

Dr. Jerald F. Dirks, a Christian scholar who graduated from Harvard Divinity School, says that Christianity did not exist at the time Jesus Christ lived. Jesus was a Muslim because the word ‘Muslim’ means someone who submits or surrenders to God. Jesus submitted to God; therefore, He was a Muslim, according to Dr. Dirks. A […]

22 Christians arrested for praying..what is America coming to?

The United States was founded on Christian ideas and principles. Most of the Founding Fathers were self-professed Christians, and one of the issues they were most concerned about is a very Christian principle: that of freedom from tyranny. They did not want to be tyrannized by Britain and unfair tax laws. They wanted to be […]

Negotiating with terrorists: good or bad idea?

Ron Paul says that we should negotiate with terrorists and use diplomacy. I agree with him. What is the Secretary of State for if not to negotiate? As always, I like to relate foreign policy issues to a family unit to see what my opinion is. In this case, imagine if someone breaks into your […]

The racism and general ridiculousness of MSNBC

MSBNC is a propaganda machine disguised as a news channel. Of course, you could say that probably about other channels as well. But MSNBC is particlarly awful in its obsession with race and simultaneous racism.   They are past masters at seeing racial prejudice where none exists, but at the same time engaging in racist […]

Racism in America: differences in sentencing guidelines based on ethnic origin

Judge sentencing rulings: Mohammed, five years in the state penitentiary. Jermaine, twenty years. Frank, 20 hours of community service. I’m sorry but the guidelines force me to do something. Are you ok?   A lot of people are aware of the fact that depending on your ethnic origin, the sentence you receive at a criminal […]

Who is the White Widow? And what is her connection with Al Qaeda?

Her name is Samantha Lethwaite. She has been referred to as one of the most frightening female terrorists of all time. She was married to Jermaine Lindsay, the 7/7 bomber. Her name is associated with high-ranking Al Qaeda members. Nothing is known for certain about her, and this is all alleged; however, it is clear […]

What is the connection between 9/11 and the Fast and Furious gunrunning program?

Is the 9/11 conspiracy theory becoming more accepted? According to one article, it is. Jesse Ventura was a guest on Piers Morgan Tonight recently, and talk turned to the 9/11 tragedy. Morgan referred to Ventura’s conspiracy theory about the event as a crackpot theory. Ventura then proceeded to ask the audience how many people agreed […]

Is Barack Obama racist?

According to a Political Action Committee (PAC) ad, Obama is indeed racist against white people, as his some of his administration, such as Eric Holder. The ad points out that it is racist to accuse white people of being racist just because they do not like Obama or criticize him for his policies. The ad […]

I’m anti-Zionism, not anti-Jews

Many people confuse between supporting the Palestinians’ right to Palestine with being anti-Semitic or anti-Jew. For me, this is not true. I am anti-Zionism, the movement founded by Theodor Herzl, not anti-Jew. I am not racist, and do not appreciate racism in others. The average Jewish person is the same as the average Canadian, the […]

Love thy neighbour…but how?

How can we love our homeless neighbour? We can look directly at them and smile when we pass them on a crowded city street. That doesn’t cost anything.   How can we love our Muslim neighbour? We can read the Quran and try to understand their religion better.   How can we love our black […]

Should the U.S. be blamed for supporting bin Laden pre-2001?

Osama bin Laden is a reviled figure now in the Western world but it was not always this way. In a 1993 article written in the Independent,bin Laden is referred to as a “Saudi businessman,” one who did much good in Sudan. Specifically, he connected Port Sudan with Khartoum by constructing a road, one that […]

Arabs and stereotypes

When OJ Simpson was arrested for the murder of his wife, Time very controversially ran a picture on their cover of the legendary football player with a darkened face. They received a lot of flak for this because people drew racist connotations from it. The implication was that Simpson was obeying the darker instincts of […]

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (Medical Unit): Season 7 finale: Koma inducing!

The Kardashians are quite a crew. Or should I say krew? It’s sad how Bruce Jenner gets no love. His daughters, Kylie and Kendall, did not even want to attend the tribute he received for winning the decathalon in 1976. He won a gold medal, girls! Pay some respect! They seem to be more worried […]

He Talks To Me, Too: Organized religion, sex addiction, and the life of a young girl

My second book, He Talks To Me Too, found at http://jaclynhollandstrauss.com/my-writing/canadiannorth-american-culture/, has just been started, but it is going to be a look at organized religion. The metaphor of an island is going to be used to suggest a church that has a lot of rules and regulations. A young girl, Catherine, joins a community of […]

Melisande’s Lingerie Closet: Celebrities who think they know everything about politics.

Many celebrities have strong opinions about politics. Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Barbra Streisand, Melisande de Saulnier…wait, who is that? She’s the fictional celebrity I created for my book, Melisande’s Lingerie Closet. The book is a political satire about stars who think they know everything about politics. But they end up just making fools of themselves. […]

America: should it be the world’s policeman?

You are going to be free whether you like it or not! This seems to be the United States’ foreign policy in some cases. The intentions might be good, but what is the reality? There are several reasons why America wants there to be as many democracies as possible in the world. Democracies do not […]

Why are we attracted to one person and not another?

There are different theories about what attracts someone to someone else. One possibility that I have heard about from a friend is that when we are very young children, the first person who treats us with exceptional kindness is a physical model for whom we will be attracted to in the future.   Let’s say […]

Canada isolates Iran through withdrawing diplomats: Bad idea!

One of the most interesting things about politics is international relations. The reason I find it so interesting is because I think we can use families as an analogy for the relations that occur between states. In fact, the political satire I wrote, Melisande’s Lingerie Closet, found at http://jaclynhollandstrauss.com/my-writing/melisandes-lingerie-closet/, uses the analogy of a family […]

Did the Illuminati cause the deaths of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston?

Michael Jackson died in the summer of 2009. Whitney Houston died in 2012. They were both immensely popular pop singers, especially Michael. He was known worldwide. I remember the day that he died, I was tutoring a student from Yemen and he knew exactly who it was when the television announcer told everyone about Michael’s […]

Why are many people racist?

The word ‘racism’ is thrown around so much these days that we have kind of forgotten what the word actually means. It refers to the belief that one race is superior to another. People are accused of being racist when they are clearly not. President Bush was accused of being racist because his government did […]

George W. Bush: Hero or villain?

Many people have strong opinions about the 43th President of the United States, George W. Bush. I think he is underestimated (not misunderestimated, as he mistakenly referred to the word one time) because people have knee-jerk reactions to any Republicans sometimes. This article will show 3 ways that Bush did a great job while he […]

Is the United States a democracy?

Many people, including Americans, refer to the United States of America as a democracy. However, this is not technically true, although of course the ideals of the Founding Fathers are democratic. An example of America’s commitment to democracy is George W. Bush’s implementation of the Freedom Agenda, a platform dedicated to the spreading of democracy […]

Rob Kardashian: Making his own way in the world

On Keeping up with the Kardashians this past week, the family had a group therapy session. It all got very dramatic when Rob Kardashian burst into tears and had a bit of a breakdown on camera. Since this is a reality show, we always have to remember that it could be manufactured drama. However, if […]

What is your God like?

I believe very deeply in God even though my actions do not often correspond with my beliefs. I have strong beliefs in what His character is like. I might be wrong, but here are some of the characteristics I believe He possesses.   I believe He is very practical. He knows we are not perfect. […]

Moving from Halifax to Hantsport: What does moving say about human nature?

I moved from Halifax to Hantsport, Nova Scotia on August 22, 2012. It was an extremely frustrating day but thanks to God, it all worked out in the end. Moving is one of those situations in life that tests the character of the people we know, although they would never admit it. Sometimes stuff happens […]

Ramadan: Why do people fast?

  Since Ramadan is ending over the following weekend, I thought I would take this chance to talk about fasting, and its spiritual implications. When I was Mormon, I used to fast once a month and I gave my testimony of my belief in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So I know […]

Phyllis and her portrayer, Michelle Stafford: Young and the Restless

The character of Phyllis is very polarizing on the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless. You either love her or hate her. The actress, Michelle Stafford, plays her very well; full of energy, and bravado. She is like the Bette Davis of daytime. Her new dark hairstyle makes her look even younger than […]

The pamphlets of Paris: We need more passion! Where are the Voltaires?

In the eighteenth century in France, the city was a hotbed of literary and political activity. People were very excited about the changes that were taking place. Many French citizens were unhappy with the lifestyle of the monarchy, particularly Marie Antoinette, the young Queen. Many revolutionary ideas were expressed and these ideas were constantly disseminated […]

Donald Trump: President of the United States?

Donald Trump is going to do something yooge (Donald Trump’s version of huge) at this year’s Republican convention. It is expected that Mitt Romney will get the nomination because he has the required number of delegates. Could Trump announce that he is going to run? He no longer is disqualified because of the airing of […]

Loneliness and insecurity (Part 1): The story of my life

This blog is going to reveal probably more about myself than I am comfortable with but if it helps someone, anyone, know that they are not alone in experiencing feelings of loneliness and insecurity, then it will have been worthwhile.   The other day, something happened to upset me and I still haven’t forgotten it […]

Hordes of zombies on Spring Garden Road

There are a lot of zombies on Spring Garden Road today in Halifax. Maybe there’s a convention for people who like Barack Obama? In any case, they are painted up, without a lot of clothes on, and are contorting their bodies in an extremely odd fashion. No, I’m not talking about Kim Kardashian’s sex tape. […]

A Saudi student in Canada: Sultan (a good example)

I have tutored many students over the past eight years, and the vast majority of them have been from the Middle East. Because of my familiarity with so many students, especially from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Dubai, I know many of the challenges that these young students battle while they study here […]

How can men impress women?

A lot of times, guys who are nicer than average unfortunately feel as though they are nicer than they actually are. They are misled by the fact that they are not total dogs. But what makes a nice guy, according to girls? I think there is general agreement on this issue. One of the things […]

Barack Obama: How has he violated the First Amendment?

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States promises free speech, which means that a person cannot be punished by the Government or a representative of the Government for expressing their opinion. One might suppose that the Fairness Doctrine, because it includes the word ‘fairness’, is a good thing, when such is not […]

2012 Summer Olympics: Gabrielle Douglas turned the world on with her smile!

  Gabby Douglas is a remarkable young woman. She is a multi-gold winning medalist in the field of gymnastics. She is known for her trademark giggles and smiles, which have endeared her to a wide public. In the 1970s, the Mary Tyler Moore was a classic television show that followed the life of Mary Richards […]

Should Canadian girls date Middle Eastern guys?

There are a lot of Middle Eastern students in Halifax. In that culture, they do not date for the most part like Canadians do. However, there are some young men who would like to have a Canadian girlfriend. Canadian girls often like Canadian guys, probably because there is no language barrier. And let’s admit it, […]