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Regarding immigration policies, every nation wishes, or ought to wish, to have as many intelligent, talented, creative persons resident permanently within its borders as is possible, provided those persons adhere to the laws and to mores of the nation. That's the ideal; but, the reality is quite different, as allegiance to anything at all, except to their own creativity, is difficult for those creative persons who are also intelligent and talented. This is why there is always a conflict between society and creativity. More enlightened nations will welcome this conflict, because conflict fosters and enhances creativity, and the State recognizes the more tolerant it is to the expression of creativity in any form, that tolerance is beneficial for the continuance of the State. Less enlightened nations suppress the expression of creativity, because it's considered a treat to the continued existence of the State. Creative persons therefore will always seek to migrate to those nations of more enlightened policies.
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In this hiatus period between the political conventions and the actual general election public is pummeled with advertisement for some political candidate or another, for every public office that shall be decided for fulfillment by election. All candidates are competent, but none are essential for any office. World will go on no matter who is elected, probably equally well. America is based upon the concept of "self-reliance." We don't need any of them really. We''ll survive very well and better without them.
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The person you put in that office has the power to make many peoples lives miserable. The fact the country will survive does not negate that.
America let gitmo happen. It lets torture happen. Historically it locked up 100,000 or so people just for having Japanese parents.

Self-reliance doesn't stop the evils of government, and it wont save you when its your group they decide to blame for their failures.
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The name-calling and falsifications of positions of candidates for Presidency conform to an old tradition going back to 1800 , nevertheless such tactics are insulting to the electorate. Both candidates are experienced, articulate and knowledgeable; so, either would be effective in national office. There're substantial differences in platforms and priorities, but both candidates are capable of performing well in a public office. Depending upon what one believes is important as to priority is decisive factor in deciding whomever to vote for but both would do well, when and if, one of them succeeds. So, not to worry, whoever wins. 
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Have neurological problems; so, signing off. Good luck to all.
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When it comes to the present presidential candidates, I believe both are about the monies. Both are plutocrats. Both do aspire to an oligopoly in that they each wish to install their family as a dynasty to pass on US presidency however both are very smart, as well as good orators; if elected, neither of them benefits US.
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Just a word about humanity, ninety-seven percent of all people are concerned with the welfare of themselves and their family; whatever ethnic tribe and cultural group they happen to belong to, and they pose no harm to others. Three percent of humans are the psychopaths and sociopaths, and these persons really do pose a real threat to others because they lack compassion and conscience. Lack of empathy and sympathy is congenital. It's birth defect. The brain didn't form as it should. Child is evil.
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What is really necessary for anyone's survival is a ready access to competent physicians whenever anything physical or mental is perceived to be going wrong, in some way; as prompt care, is necessary to prevent a condition from becoming worse. This is really very necessary for survival. Everything else is secondary.
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For myself, I've only learned, in spite of school; by challenging everything that was ever taught in school. I learned to read by stealing comic books; not in school. However, there exist now, thanks to the internet, open course ware classes taught by able professors, available on-line, for no cost. Catch is that; to get a degree or certification, necessary to apply for a position in any reputable company one does need the equivalent of a Masters. But if you're just interested in absorption of learning it's all free.
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Writing poetry has always been extremely easy for me, but as whether the poetry is any good or bad has absolutely no real importance to me. Poetry is easy because it's the way I think. But I do lack discipline. so, the way I'm writing now, is to simply write verse by verse onto my blog and then; when I finish that verse; post it directly from the blog onto Google+ publicly. It's all about discipline. Instead of the poem becoming a rambling epic, without any focus; the poem becomes concise and clear, and therefore memorable. The look of the poem and its syntax, makes the poem as well as its sound and subject matter. Then, afterward when I publish in print, there's little editing left to do.
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Of course, such things are none of my business; but, since it is an issue in the election campaign; the zika virus, if and when it is contracted by a woman in her First Trimester, shall and will cause a congenital birth defect. It's not as sure in Second and Third Trimesters. Now, if so contracted, any woman ought to be able to abort if she so chooses to do so. The birth defects are severe enough; so that a child, if born (most are stillbirth), would be dependent for rest of its life. Something to consider.
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When one considers current conflicts among adherents of the various Abrahamic faiths, it might be well to consider how and why such faiths arose. Legendary founders of all these faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, were obviously psychotic; but the psychosis is inspired. They were each responding to the times. In their core values, each of the faiths emphasize compassion, charity, civility; which is all to the good. It's only when any faith demands obeisance and servitude that Abrahamic faith is evil. All creative peoples hear and experience constant dialog in the head as if one is being dictated to (I've written well over a 1,000 poems so I'm familiar with the phenomenon) but I always know that it's my own brain communicating with my own self and not some outside entity such as an angel or a muse or a god; but, I know it because I have good understandings of neurology and of psychology. The founders of Abrahamic faiths lacked such a knowledge, so they understood "The Voices" in the light of their times in which they lived; simply a different interpretation of an exact same phenomena. Inspirations are the same in any time. 
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We all of us know what's smart thing to do. But what is right thing to do? We might be wearing civilian clothes, but underneath that there's a uniform and whatever colors that has, you must still be true to it.
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The true priests of our age are its poet-philosophers and I am blest to be one of them. William O'Connor
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Poetry and Philosophy works by William O'Connor are available on both Amazon and on Barnes & Nobel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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It is set in the far future, and tells of the many inevitable tribulations and tests to be undergone by the coming, new, and the eventual succeeding, human species. The premise of the SF series is that once the total human population exceeds eight billion, a bifurcation of species must occur; and a new human species shall eventually evolve. New philosophies and new theologies will necessarily occur with such human evolution. I am also engaged in the process of publishing "The Cliffs and Their Caves," a collection of cave bear children's stories from Ballydavid Head, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland. I am sole owner of Rothcroi Publications, my only publisher. I use Amazon as my sole distribution channel. I compose poems directly on my Blog.  I do that so I know how a poem looks electronically. These "Blog Poems" constitute my unedited first drafts.  When I have enough Blog poems, I edit them in MS Word and after the edit is finished, save as a DOC file; then go on to publish a paperback and an e-version of the book, both with AMAZON; Create Space for the paperbacks and KDP Select for the digital books. Aside from poetic art, I'm working on my Ren-Taijiquan Boxing and Fencing skills for the physical aspect (Peekskill has a Ren-Taijiquan Boxing and Fencing Club), and I am avidly practicing the Dingle-Druid Seven Stars Society religious way (those bird postures) for the mental psychic aspect. Because of its high royalty rates, I'm using Kindle Direct Publishing's KDP Select as my sole agency for digital distribution. My works are available on Google Android devices bearing the Amazon KINDLE APP; My poetry is directly created upon my BlogSpot Blog. My prose is directly created as a long Note on EverNote Premium. I use the Internet as the creative medium for both my poetry and prose. Regard teaching, I only teach Seven Stars System; nothing else. The Seven Stars Society is a: "Mensa for Psychics." I am both a Mensa Member and a Druid of the Dingle Order (Druid of the Dingle sect wear the sky-blue cockade of The She {ANU} in order to distinguish their Druid Order affiliation). With regard to recognition signals, the right palm is placed on the heart, with the palm facing inward, with three fingers extended: the small, the ring and the middle, representing Crom, Dagda, ANU respectively, while ball of thumb is folded over nail of index finger; the circle made by the thumb and the forefinger affirms an eternal renewal.This circle is the origin of the common "OK!" signal. Since the genre most read today is science-fiction fantasy, and I do wish and I do want to be read widely, As much as I love writing poetry, and I would like to do nothing but write poetry, as I can write poetry as well as anyone can, science-fiction fantasy is what people wish to read. So I shall be publishing in that genre (along with my poetry) for the remainder of my life. If anyone needs to contact for any reason my gmail address is oconnor.rothcroi.william@gmail.com 
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