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On “Synth AI” versus “God I”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On “Synth AI” Artificial intelligence will be sporting more and more of a human look and feel and, innovators hope, consciousness, as it, ah, computes itself closer to what is known as “the singularity.” Get a load … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: A Bit of Lyrical Prescience from 1985

Rummaging through artifacts of my teaching career, I found a C.D. of this 1980’s Don Henley tune “Dirty Laundry” from a project put together  by a group of my A.P. Lit students in about 2008. Topic: yellow journalism.

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Another Take on Job as Prophetic and How God Foiled Satan’s Plan and Revealed Grace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I keep thinking about Job, you know the one, the (by all appearances tragic) hero of the book of the same name in the Old Testament of the Bible wherein Satan received permission from God to pummel … Continue reading

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More on White Genocide in South Africa: Ominous Symptoms in America, and More Ways to Help S.A.

I previously linked to an Olive Tree Ministries News Story on White Genocide in South Africa. We don’t get this information here in the States by “mainstream news” media. But, of late, independent news outlets have been researching and exposing the … Continue reading

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How (Political) Rage Makes Perfect Sense–At Least per Alinsky and Screwtape

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Anybody over, say, forty, remembers days in the U.S. when political parties may have railed at each other a bunch during the days prior to election day, but afterward, most people agreed to disagree and life carried … Continue reading

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On “Precision Teaching” (1969) and “Meme Control” (2018): The Better to Manipulate You With

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Precision Teaching  Back in 1969-70 I was assigned a student work-study position through the University of Oregon at Pearl Buck Center, a local facility serving physically and mentally challenged individuals. This was before “mainstreaming;”

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Revisiting The Clinton/Trump Hegelian Dialectic in Light of May 12, 14 and Prophecy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The theory remains with me that the election of Donald Trump was part of an Hegelian dialectical process with Hillary Clinton being the “thesis (problem),” Trump being the “antithesis (solution),” and the “synthesis (resolution)” being the (pre-determined) … Continue reading

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