On Good Friday

Rather funny,  strange. I did a Facebook post asking for a photo of one of us defending self in Times Square. A friend commented that it’s Easter/Pesach and for peace.

My response is that today is Good Friday which commemorates when we nailed Jesus to the cross, and Pesach recalls when God slew all the firstborn in Egypt except for those who had blood from a lamb on their door lintel.

Peace. Right.

Peter Grace

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Cal Science Center

Enjoyed the California Science Center today with my youngest. The Hubble IMAX show was fantastic. I really enjoyed seeing the Aerotech SRBs in action. We were going to see the Dead Sea scrolls,  but Niall fell on the stairs and bumped his nose. He cried a lot. We went home. He went out from home and bought more Yugio cards.  Sigh.

Photos from the visit:

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Peter Grace

On Crazy

I’m not  presently crazy. I know my mortality is staring at me. That’s fine.  I’m enjoying life.

I’ve run into violence and evil but, not as much as some.

I do have compassion. It’s a human emotion.

People think guns are  evil, but they are just tools. It’s the intent that matters.

My intent has frequently been misunderstood.

On Human  Rights, it’s a mixed bag as we are all human.

There are unfortunately more predators out there then not nowadays.

I do want the beautiful little children I see to be able to defend their selves from evil.

The Human Right Self Defense is protected by the Second Amendment.

Please God, Bless America.

Peter Grace

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George Yancy and Noam Chomsky: The Roots of American Racism

Very cogent. Hopefully people will become aware that all people have souls and that slavery under any name is evil.

Vox Populi

This is the eighth in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s conversation is with Noam Chomsky, a linguist, political philosopher and one of the world’s most prominent public intellectuals. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, “On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare,” with Andre Vltchek. – George Yancy

George Yancy: When I think about the title of your book “On Western Terrorism,” I’m reminded of the fact that many black people in the United States have had a long history of being terrorized by white racism, from random beatings to the lynching of more than 3,000 black people (including women) between 1882 and 1968. This is why in 2003, when I read about the dehumanizing acts committed at Abu Ghraib prison, I wasn’t surprised. I recall that after the photos appeared President George W. Bush…

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On Progressivism

I was just reading an essay by Richard Sahn: Life Lessons from Dorothy Day.

I recall reading about Dorothy Day at the University of Massachusetts and her newspaper and Catholic Worker

I like Richard’s comment on our “our acceptance of a filthy, rotten, system that enshrines greed and injustice and inequity, a system tailored for exploitative competition, brutal punishment, and forever war”

As a nation under God, I’m of the opinion that while we do need to support ourselves; we shouldn’t do that at the expense of our souls.  Lying to get ahead may seem fine but, it is a sin.  I’ve seen that and more in my local humans. I also know humans that are good, God loving people. I’ve also met good  people who are having a hard time due to ill health or other problems. Some work is being done to alleviate this suffering, but not enough.

I’ve become aware of Slavery which still exists and is both in our supply chain and in our own nation.

Many of my fellow American citizens remind me of an animal licking it’s genitals. Not good, but very human. I hope we can rise above that.

Please stop war. Use diplomacy. Stop jailing people for honest mistakes. We are all human beings. Please remember the Golden Rule – treat other people the way you would like to be treated.

God does love us all.

God Bless America,

Peter Grace

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On outsourcing

Outsourcing seems to make sense when the function being outsourced can be done with a higher quality while controlling cost.

What I have seen is a drastic drive towards outsourcing with a major decrease in quality.

From  H1B visas are for foreign workers who take jobs from the American Middle Class.
Here are the links to data.  There are supposed to be 65,000 maximum H1B visas. If so, they seem to be mostly concentrated in Fortune 500 companies. According to 2013 statistics, 153,223 H1B Visas were issued with 99K H1B visas issued to  Indian Citizens. Not good. They should be hiring Americans and training them to do the work.

Error and rework rates increase and customer satisfaction drops off when instead of getting a person on the phone who they can understand and is empowered to help them, they get someone in Indonesia masquerading as an American.

An American enterprise should train it’s employees and hire young people and veterans while promoting from within. The predatory drive to increase profits at the expense of the middle class is a disgrace.

Hopefully we can fix this.

Peter Grace
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