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Your Life is Your Business

Posted by Lojah on November 7, 2015 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We all talk about starting a business as a means to wealth. This seems reasonable, but for the average impoverished person this really means very little. “How do I go into business without any means and possibly no idea what market to go into?”

First you have to realize that you already are in business. YOU are your business. Your life and your body is your corporation. Read More at the Moody View

9 Top Irish Drinking Songs

Posted by Lojah on November 7, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Irish have produced some of the best drinking songs ever written. Characterized by their catchy melodies, comical lyrics, and their tendency toward tragic endings; a good night of pub-singing is a communal activity with much crowd interaction and participation. The following is a list of my top nine Irish Drinking Songs, in no particular order. Why nine? If you must ask, perhaps you need to learn more about the Irish.

Read More at the Moody View

The Ability to Drink Milk is an Evolutionary Advantage

Posted by Lojah on September 4, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

There is an interesting article making its way around the interwebs these days telling you to throw away the milk ‘cuz it’s baaad for you ‘cuz lotsa folks got the lactose intolerance.

 

This is inaccurate and misleading information. It’s really a vegetarian activist and animal rights argument masquerading as a health warning, making use of fake science in an attempt to add credence to a false premise that milk is bad for us. They probably made up their statistics, but only about 10% of Americans are lactose intolerant, though virtually all Chinese and “full-blood” Native Americans are. (read more at The Moody View)

Rabbi Daniel Lapin and the Secret to Jewish Success

Posted by Lojah on September 3, 2014 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Lapin, Rabbi Daniel (2010) Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, Second Edition, Hoboken, John Wiley and Sons Inc.

 

Thou Shall Prosper is a fascinating exploration into wealth creation amongst Jews and the values within Jewish communities that encourage financial success. It is organized into 10 separate chapters, titled commandments in imitation of the Laws given to Moses. Written by Daniel Lapin, an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi motivated by a desire to research and catalogue the cultural traits that have contributed to this, making them available to all people. The book promotes what Rabbi Lapin calls Ethical Capitalism. (read More)

 

Pensacola, Place I call Home

Posted by Lojah on August 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ve called Pensacola home for the majority of my life. I’ve lived plenty of other places, but my roots run deep in Northwest Florida. Casually strolling down Palafox Street, I’m often amazed at just how much history is packed into such a small space. Along with art galleries, music venues, and bars that specialize in craft-beer, are mixed the small Plaza Ferdinand VII, and at the end of the road the circular Plaza de Luna situated on the front of Pensacola Bay where you are confronted by a bronze statue of the conquistador Tristan de Luna. Downtown Pensacola contains several little archaeological sites and reminders of its colonial past (more)

Rastafari, Zion and a Religious Irony

Posted by Lojah on August 25, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Fans of Reggae music understand how intimately tied it is to the Rastafarian movement from which it was born. Rastafari is a religion, a philosophy, a way of life and a social movement. Depending on whom you ask regarding the nature of Rasta, you’ll get a different combination of these basic premises.

Rastafari emerged from the poor black communities of Jamaica in the 1930s. The roots of the ideology lie heavily in the collective experience of slavery and Marcus Garvey’s back to Africa movement. The poor religious people in the shanty towns of Jamaica may not have known much about world history, but they understood the Old Testament stories referring to Egypt and Ethiopia were taking place in Africa; that mystical homeland that legend had endowed with mythic stature.

 

 

Native Tribalism in the Twenty-First Century

Posted by Lojah on August 25, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries “Family Values” have been at the forefront of many a politician’s rhetoric in the United States. Though these social servants may think that they mean well, in truth they often have done and do more to hinder family values than they do to help. Indigenous family values have been steadily attacked for the greater span of history, often by the goals and aims of the capitalist mainstream of American and Western society through the colonial process. It is through this process of colonialism and the perpetuation of the values inherent in this philosophy of conquest and assimilation that has brought the plague of impoverished, powerless families in crises to the world. Indigenous peoples in general have always been the primary targets of these acts of aggression against family values, and since the close of the fifteenth century, Native Americans have been the victims of this war on the family. As an Indian and a Stomp Dancer at a traditional ceremonial grounds I have some close ties to this subject as I have witnessed first hand some of the destructive policies of the government in these matters which have long standing and far reaching consequences for people of all races ... (more)

Mass Medias Effect on Anthropology, Nationalism and Native Awareness

Posted by Lojah on August 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Modern anthropological studies are placing an ever growing amount of importance on mass media. This interest came about in large part as a reaction to the up rise of nationalism leading up to World War II, and the growth of mass communication and media. Since that time anthropology has shifted from the mere study of indigenous cultures into the study of nations, states, political ideologies, institutions, and all the instruments of nationalism.

Lojah on Celtic-Folk-Punk

Posted by Lojah on July 31, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I got blogged on Celtic-Folk-Punk.  Go over and check it out.  Meanwhile download the tracks.


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