Three Chairs On A Porch: Two Godfathers & A Consigliere

If you haven’t had an interesting conversation today, don’t worry, just read this.

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

three chairsAfter two chaotic and violent episodes of Maine’s favorite porch based talk show, I informed the interns that I would book the guests for tonight’s show.

As you know, the premise of “Three Chairs on a Porch” is that two guests with a vague connection, join me on the porch for a chat.  They each get to ask the other one question.  I sit there and listen to the conversation that grows out of those questions.

For tonight’s edition, I asked two men who were no strangers to violence, but who also knew how to conduct themselves and act as gentlemen.  Joining me on the porch of The House on the Hill today are: Zeus, the Father of the Gods, and Michael Corleone, the Godfather of the Corleone Family.

The two formidable beings greeted each other warmly, and then took their seats.  Zeus sat on my right, and Michael, who…

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Pentagon Shipping Brand New Cargo Planes To The ” Boneyard “

This bothers me a lot


New Air Force Cargo Planes Fly Straight Into Mothballs


” The Pentagon is sending $50 million cargo planes straight from the assembly line to mothballs because it has no use for them, yet it still hasn’t stopped ordering the aircraft, according to a report.

  A dozen nearly new Italian-built C-27J Spartans have been shipped to an Air Force facility in Arizona dubbed “the boneyard,” and five more currently under construction are likely headed for the same fate, according to an investigation by the Dayton Daily News. The Air Force has spent $567 million on 21 of the planes since 2007, according to purchasing officials at Dayton’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Of those, 16 have been delivered – with almost all sent directly to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, where some 4,400 aircraft and 13 aerospace vehicles, with a total value of more than $35 billion, sit unused. ”

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Progress in the Effort to End Domestic Violence


                                                                                                                                                               See these words? If someone 

                                                                                                                                                              is doing any of them to you

                                                                                                                                                               You are a victim of physical and 

                                                                                                                                                                mental abuse.

Domestic Violence is an issue that affects all of us, and in particular the number of women impacted every day is staggering, One in three women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness month,, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence,  the NCADV, is making an announcement. NCADV is partnering with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. Valeant has pledged to donate a portion of sales from all Medics and Obagi products to the NCADV in support of its initiatives.

They always say they won't do it again.

They always say they won’t do it again.

The company Mineral Fusion has partnered with NCADV to help raise awareness and show survivors of Domestic Violence that they are not alone. Mineral Fusion supports NCADV with products proudly displaying the NCADV logo and website along with monetary donations and product donations for shelters. Mineral Fusion is sold at Whole Foods Markets, Sunflower Markets, Vitamin Cottage and other independent natural product retailers.

Now, The National Organization for Women. stopping abuse and rape.

Now, The National Organization for Women.
stopping abuse and rape.

NCADV has also partnered with Cellular Recycler for the collection of used cell phones. They receive  a portion of the monies that come from  the sale of refurbished cell phones to support our programming that helps stop violence in the home.

Through I Am Generess, you’ll discover how the Pill you choose can help women in need. For every Generess Fe prescription filled, you can donate $5 worth of  coins to a participating women’s of your choice. That means that every time you have your prescription filled, you have the opportunity to help a woman in need.

Marital Rape is a crime in most states. You can say no.

Marital Rape is a crime in most states. You can say no

                                                                                                                                                               To donate to the NCADV click here.

COINTELPRO, Shills, and Achieving True Freedom

this is an interesting perspective. Hugs, Barbara


become absolutely free

You know how there is always debate going on about whether certain big names in the “truth movement” are shills, or even CIA COINTELPRO agents? Well here is a reliable way to tell. And a lot of you are probably not going to like it.

I think there are two keys to it.

The first key is in their general focus. A lot of times they will major in minors or sidetrack us into details that are plain wrong, or at least a distraction from the main point. A red flag for me is anyone who obsesses about the intricate details of secret societies, Illuminati, Masons, Jesuits, or whatever. These people argue and nitpick about which secret society is really in control, how they’re structured, who’s in them, blah blah blah. I say who gives a fuck? The important point is that we are ruled by a psychopathic elite made…

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I like the way you see things. Hugs, Barbara

Barry Stein's Blog

I once saw an interview with Stevie Ray Vaughn, the great guitarist, where he described how he play’s his guitar. He talked about how he get’s in the zone, opens up the channel and the music comes out and through him. It was the first time I had ever heard anyone publicly express the secret thoughts I have when I write.

Once in the zone, I recall the people and places, I feel the emotion of the recollection and out into the world, these little suitcase words get carried, filled with the feelings, thoughts and memories. All this waiting to get unpacked by the reader; bewildered by how they travel along with me and feel what I felt.

Well, this weekend I wondered what it would be like to open the channel as I shot the images. What would it be like to get out-of-the-way and let the essence…

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If you’re looking for that viral post about body image….

Truth for women.

Emily L. Hauser - In My Head

I had a post go mini-viral today. Why today and not the day on which it was first posted and I flogged the heck out of it? Who can tell? The internet is a brave new world, man.

But if you landed on my front page for some reason in search of that particular post, you’d have to scroll quite a bit. So here you go — click here to go straight to Training the world – on little girls and body image.

And thanks for stopping by!

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