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CLICK HERE to read The Case FOR and AGAINST the Impeachment of Donald Trump

How does one reconcile "One Nation Under God" and "In God We Trust" with the notion of "Separation of Church and State"?  To find out, CLICK HERE to read Vince's bold new essay, "The Truth About the Separation of Church and State So Help Me God!"
 
For Vince's ground-breaking essay on Global Warming, Evolution, and Cosmology — An Objective Analysis of How Each Impacts Our Future, CLICK HERE
 
For All of Vince's Highly-Acclaimed Essays on "Russiagate" and "Russophobia," CLICK HERE

For Vince's Stunning Article That Challenges The UK Government's Official Narrative on The (Alleged) Poisoning of Sergei Skripal, CLICK HERE
   
CLICK HERE to take the Russiagate and Russophobia Test

CLICK HERE
to read "Potent Quotables" by leading thought-provokers

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Wikipedia Disclaimer by Vince Milum: I am well aware of the limitations of Wikipedia, however, I choose it as a reference source (when sharing articles with others in an informal / non-technical manner) because it is both free and readily accessible, thereby eliminating any unnecessary hardship for "non-insiders" to sufficiently grasp my writings without the need to resort to a system of over-technicalities of formal citation merely to convey a simple point.  When writing a more formal or academic piece, I assure you that I use more traditional reference sources and citation methods as is custom to whatever audience I may be writing for at that time.

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April 16, 2018

In a new article, Vince Milum makes The Case FOR and AGAINST the Impeachment of Donald Trump.

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March 29, 2018

UPDATED: Vince Milum challenges the official narrative on The (Alleged) Poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

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March 15, 2018

In a new article, Vince Milum challenges the official narrative on The (Alleged) Poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

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March 12, 2018

Vince Milum writes:

In our latest posting to "Potent Quotables", political-comedian Jimmy Dore exposes former New York Times journalist, James Risen, as a dissembling, pathological liar who — with the help of most of his "mainstream" fellow-yellow journalists in America — has managed to convince American citizens that (a) "Treason" is NOT defined by the constitution and (b) the U.S. Constitution has less legal authority than the writings of so-called journalists at the NY Times and elsewhere. CLICK HERE to read more and watch the video.

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March 7, 2018

Vince Milum writes:

Read the latest of our "Potent Quotables" wherein Glenn Greenwald argues that you will be branded a "terrorist" or an "anti-Semite" if you fail to unconditionally support Israel.

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March 5, 2018

Vince Milum writes:

Today, (in homage to the TV show, Jeopardy) we launch a new ILJ feature called "Potent Quotables."

Our first entry are some interesting excerpts from The Fatal Delusions of Western Man, a thought-provoking essay by Patrick J. Buchanan that merits reading as well as frank and open discussion (regardless of ideological persuasion).

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March 3, 2018

Vince Milum writes:

How does one reconcile "One Nation Under God" and "In God We Trust" with the notion of "Separation of Church and State"CLICK HERE to find out.

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February 21, 2018

ILJ Update
By Vince Milum

Today, we announce the revised format for the "Intelligent Living Journal."  Due to the persistent obsession of American media and many leaders of American government, we have decided to create a section of the ILJ devoted solely to the topics of "Russiagate" and "Russophobia."  Setting those subjects to another page allows this main ILJ page to be more comprehensive in focus, while the new R&R page provides a vehicle for concentrating on those matters.  CLICK HERE for our new Russiagate and Russophobia section which you can bookmark and periodically check for updates.

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 February 14, 2018

Vince Milum writes:

There are many issues whose discussion in the public sphere is too-often driven by ill-informed windbags (of both left-leaning and right-leaning persuasions).  Among these topics are Global Warming, Evolution, and Cosmology.  Because the least-qualified among us dominate these debates, little truth / clarity ever reaches "the masses."
 
Today marks the first installment of this mini-treatise (as it will be periodically updated and expanded) and the intent is to counter the trend of misinformation and disinformation.  Thank you (in advance) for your forbearance as I delve into each of these subjects in what may seem (at times) to some, an overly mundane way.

Because of the volume of text associated with this composition, I am electing to dedicate a separate internet page to it.  Please CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE.

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February 4, 2018
 
The Best "Sports Page" in Kansas City...
 
For those of you living in the "Mo-Kan" area (encompassing Missouri and Kansas) as well as fans of Notre Dame, we invite you to check out "The Milum Sports Special" which not only has the latest sports scores for area teams and Notre Dame but links to nearly every college's sports teams in the 2-state area — as well as Fighting Irish links and links to the sports teams of the U.S. Military Academies. Check out the page and bookmark it:
  

Milum Sports

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February 3, 2018

The Revived Roman Empire and Yet Another War Based On False Pretenses?
(All discussed in a few tweets)
 
By Vince Milum
 
Per a tweet by Justin Raimondo, this could be the big take-away from the Nunes Memo Event:

Hoover and Kennedys

"One thing future presidential candidates are learning from the memo: if you want to win, you need the FBI's endorsement.  Just like Roman emperors needed support of the Praetorian Guards.  So that's a big change: or maybe not.  Maybe it's just now being publicly acknowledged."
 
URL: https://twitter.com/JustinRaimondo/status/959555642477264896
 
To assist readers for historical reference purposes, I linked the following after retweeting the above:
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Claudius
 
Re-Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/ReasonedMind/status/959762661469761536
 
Another important tweet this past week comes from Matt Lee, the Chief Diplomatic Writer for the Associated Press (and Dean of Correspondents at the U.S. State Department).  Let's start with my introductory tweet (paraphrased here for clarity):
 
"Here's one small thing the U.S. Government — notably Nikki Haley (the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations) — has failed to mention before America launches a full-scale war in Syria..."
 
Now for Matt's Tweet (which introduces an AP article by Robert Burns):
 
"[U.S. Defense Secretary James] Mattis says [the] US has no evidence of Syria[n] [government] use of sarin gas"
 
URL 1: https://twitter.com/ReasonedMind/status/959650009477206016
 
URL 2: https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter/status/959439868840546304
 
Here is a link to the entire AP article:
 
US has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says
 
Here is the opening excerpt:
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has no evidence to confirm reports from aid groups and others that the Syrian government has used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.  “We have other reports from the battlefield from people who claim it’s been used,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.  “We do not have evidence of it.”
 
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So, there you have it, folks.  The Revived Roman Empire (led by its New Praetorian Guard) is fully in control of the U.S. government and may be about to fight a direct war against Russia in Syria because of an alleged chemical weapons attack that even the U.S. acknowledges it cannot substantiate.  And how was your weekend?

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January 28, 2018
 
Vince Milum writes:

 Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson

People often ask me why I utterly despise many (if not most) journalists and politicians.  It is because of what I call "Michael Jordan Disease"* which is an affliction a society suffers when it fails to play its Michael Jordans.
 
That disease is particularly prevalent in America wherein inbred incompetents are groomed to succeed their (similarly) incompetent parents in academia, government and society.  Frequently, our gatekeepers insist on degrees from (so-called) "elite" universities as barriers to entry to stifle the unwashed masses from ascending to thrones of American leadership, but all-too-often admittance to those universities is itself guided by affirmative-action for (privileged) generational derelicts known as legacies on the one hand, and children whose daddies can make the biggest donations to oversized university endowments, on the other.
 
Until we commit ourselves as a nation to reversing this trend, our downward spiral of imbecilic nepotism will continue and our time atop the global-institutional apex will pass.

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*"Michael Jordan Disease" explained in a little more detail: I see a bench which has a (young) Michael Jordan, a (young) Larry Bird, a (young) Magic Johnson, a (young) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and a Lebron James sitting on it, while the coach insists on playing a bunch of jackasses who aren't fit to be waterboys for the Washington Generals.  I am tired of watching this game and think it's time we either change the channel or storm the court (because, unless we do something, it ain't gonna get any better).

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January 26, 2018
 
Vince Milum writes:
 
In my mind, the best title ever for a book discussing world religions is:
 
The Joy of Sects
 
Besides having a great title, this book (by Peter Occhiogrosso) is arguably the best content-wise as well.  (In fact, I have roughly a half-dozen copies which I periodically loan to those pursuing a greater knowledge of humanity's diversity of faiths.)
 
For today's column, I would like to address an aspect of "denominationalism" (if you will) within Hinduism to not only correct (certain) "Western" misunderstandings about the faith but also to give some perspective on a small history of both monotheism and reform* within the religion.  (*Two reforms sought within the movement were abolition of the caste system and emancipation of women.)
 
Rather than bore you with my particular take, I am simply going to link to three Wikipedia "Samaj"** articles (describing three religious "societies"**) and "pray" that no one (maliciously) alters the articles between the time I post this entry and you read the linked articles:
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arya_Samaj
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmo_Samaj
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prarthana_Samaj
 

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January 19, 2018

Vince Milum writes:

The title of the Ad Week article is, "Who Do Americans Believe Is the Most Objective News Source?"

And the answer, based on a (new) GALLUP Survey, is that a plurality of Americans identify Fox News as the most OBJECTIVE news media organization:

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/who-do-americans-believe-is-the-most-objective-news-source/355232

MediaObjectivitySurvey

Let me posit some possible explanations for this:

(1) All-but-Fox tend to lean "left-of-center" and thus must accept a smaller (individual) "share of the pie" than Fox which has the "right-of-center" market-segment largely to itself.

(2) Related to item (1) above, it is fair to say that many national and international media outlets come across as sharing (Candidate) Hillary Clinton's view that "half" of Middle America belong in a "basket full of deplorables."

For any news entity to challenge Fox, it will be necessary to reverse this perception.  And since perceptions are largely grounded in reality, to challenge Fox, a house-cleaning of executives, producers, and on-air talent is long overdue for some of these other media outlets.  Otherwise, they will remain contesting bewteen themselves for second place at best.

(3) What may be of (particular) concern to those who are politically on the left is that a plurality of INDEPENDENT VOTERS (also) believes Fox News to be the most objective.

Myself (as a registered political Independent), I prefer to NOT consume ANY of the products of "large media" entities with institutional concerns that override their objectivity (which includes all of the entities cited in the survey).  Further...

I will NOT give myself as an audience to anti-Russian -or- anti-Iranian -or- anti-Syrian -or- anti-Korean xenophobia routinely spouted from America's and EU airwaves.  What I am particularly dumbfounded about is how "the left" has become a haven for Russophobia.  As I admonished my fellow intelligence operatives during the Cold War:

"The Russians are NOT our enemy; our struggle is against the Soviet Union, and I look forward to the day when Russians decide for themselves how they want to live."

What too many Americans and EU members cannot accept is that day has arrived.
 

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January 16, 2018

Vince Milum writes:

Today, I am proud to announce the launch of this journal which is tantamount to what some call a "blog."  In so doing, let me also announce the launch of our new web site:
 

Philosophy Party
 
Give it a visit and have yourself a party!

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