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Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER TEN: LET’S ALL DANCE NAKED ROUND THE BONFIRE – Part Two

GAIA EARTH WORSHIP or PANTHEISM: Neopaganistic veneration of natural phenomenon utilizing faith based junk science to the point of delusional superstitions. Gaians claim that the earth is a sentient super-being, an ancient goddess spirit, deserving of...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER TEN – LET’S ALL DANCE NAKED ROUND THE BONFIRE – Part One

ORIGINAL HIPPIES, LIBERTARIANS AND THE TEA PARTY: The fundamental core values of the mid-1960s hippie counterculture movement were 1. A craving for independence. 2. A celebration of individuality. 3. Joy in the freedom of self-sufficiency. 4. An acceptance of the natural order of things. The Tea Party and Libertarians are the social movements in contemporary America that can rightfully claim to be the ideological heirs. Sadly, by the late 1960s the hippie counterculture ideals became contaminated by big government socialists. The hippies lost their way, forgot their roots, embraced statism and a nanny state...

Public investments in our precious resources must be smart, sustainable

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New Mexico has a long history of forging innovative solutions to a whole host of problems. Our knowhow and ingenuity have influenced everything from the creation of the personal computer to the exploration of the moon, Mars, and beyond. Surely we can come up with workable solutions for the myriad problems we face here at home.

One long-term problem—child poverty—has worsened and recently released Census numbers drop New Mexico to the very bottom in the nation, with 30 percent of our children living at or below the poverty level (just $24,250 for a family of four). Poverty is a complex issue, but one that we ignore at our peril. Brain science and biology show us that the damaging...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER EIGHT – EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU AN OFFICIAL VICTIM OR AN OFFICIAL OPPRESSOR

RACIAL TOLERANCE INDEX: Racist? Compared to what? In a global research project the World Values Survey studied 80 countries over three decades revealing the most and least racially tolerant. The United States ranks as the most tolerant along with Canada, United Kingdom and Australia although our status has recently declined. For the dregs of racial intolerance try India, Egypt, Iran, Korea or France.

RACISM: Prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. The notion that one’s race determines one’s identity. It is the belief that one’s convictions...

Plateau Science Society Meeting

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The October meeting of the Plateau Sciences Society will take place on Sunday, October 18, at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Street, Gallup.The social get-together with refreshments will run from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The business meeting will start promptly at 3:00 p.m., followed by a short break and then the program at 3:45 p.m. The program is open to the public.

This month’s program will highlight the many years that Elizabeth (Betty) Kelley, Sheila Brewer and other members of the Plateau Sciences Society worked on the excavations of the Vidal Site just north of Gallup. This site, located in Heaton Canyon consisted of a Great Kiva and a cluster of buildings, contemporaneous with...

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