Morton Kurzweil

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Expertise: Neurology of belief systems and religion
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Education: Post-graduate school
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Last Edit: Feb 12, 2011 - 9:01 PM PST

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Morton reviewed this story - May 29, 2011
Morton's Rating
4.9

It makes you wonder why religious schools, religious institutions,and religious political groups are tax exmpt.

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Morton commented on this story – May. 15, 2011

There are two ways to look at the cycles in history.
One is the competition between those who have and those who do not.
This has proven false since those who gain authority, power, or wealth become haves with the same ideologies of all haves.
The second view is more ... More »

Morton commented on this story – May. 15, 2011

There are two ways to look at cycles in history.
One is the haves and the have nots contending for

Morton commented on this story – May. 11, 2011

Is what justice?
Justice is whatever a society believes to express its values.
Witch hunts and genocide were justified by the Catholic and Protestant Churches for centuries. Slavery of humans was justifies on religious and legal grounds. Wars are fought for such ... More »

Morton reviewed this story - May 1, 2011
Morton's Rating
2.1

No facts except that Gaddaffi has less concern for civilians than for the propaganda benefits to himseld.

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Morton commented on this story – Mar. 27, 2011

“Profits generated by the special privileges — such as perpetual life and limited liability — granted to corporations alone” have allowed organized religions to obtain control of governments over the centuries. The next step for this court will be to reinvent ... More »

Morton reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2011
Morton's Rating
4.9

This article concisely points out the misplaced activism of the Supreme Court, displacing the private citizen with corporate powers.

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Morton reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
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3.1

cherry picking facts is not journalism

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Morton commented on this story – Feb. 13, 2011

First to secede, last to surrender. Dumb ideas looking for headlines.

Morton commented on this story – Feb. 12, 2011

In the last American revolution youth was defeated during the 1960’s Vietnam War. We have had a steady loss of individual liberties and an increase in corporate political influence. The loss of a middle class was the direct result of the concentration of property in the hands of ... More »

Morton reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Morton's Rating
4.9

Very good, insightful and historically accurate.

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Morton reviewed this story - Jan 17, 2011
Morton's Rating
1.6

The entire blogosphere consists of egos throwing turds at each other, one side criticizing the odor, the opposite side complaining about the consistency, but neither willing to crawl out of the cesspool.

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Morton reviewed this story - Sep 21, 2010
Morton's Rating
2.9

Insight would exhibit a better grasp of fundamental cultural similarities among all religious extremists. "Religious" implies prejudice, value judgments based on faith, not reason, and bigotry to the point of blindness.

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Morton commented on this story – Sep. 20, 2010

The intrusion of religion into the heterogeneous culture of a secular democracy signifies the beginning of the dissolution of every empire, from the fall of the Persian, Greek, and Roman, to the British, communist, and Nazi beliefs of the modern age.
Each empire made a single ... More »

Morton commented on this story – Jul. 11, 2010

There is nothing new in this article. The vast majority of humans retain their ancient herd instinct from which they accept the certainty of cultural identity, unable to identify true and false, by confirmed in the learned behavior and rituals of judgments based on social acceptance. ... More »

Morton commented on this story – Feb. 27, 2010

A government health bill with accountability may take eight or nine pages. Obfuscation and loop holes needs 2OOO pages. If the Democrats are serious they will produce a bill that the taxpayer understands, then let Congress put up or shut up. Fear is not an issue. Ignorance is.
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Morton commented on this story – Feb. 26, 2010

This should be the model for the U.S. Government to apply to bank risks and insider trading.

Morton reviewed this story - Feb 26, 2010
Morton's Rating
3.8

I am a fan of to Olbermann, but why is any opinion a form of journalism? The First Amendment is clear. We have the right to believe, speak, publish, and join others in any organized effort to promote the most inane, contradictory, ignorant, or sane, wise idea we wish to use to our benefit. This was an Amendment simply because the founding fathers could not prevent the madness of the mob. The separation clause was an attempt at preventing such ideas from being imposed by the bigotry ... More »

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Morton reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2010
Morton's Rating
1.2

Scientology is not a religion. It is a cult founded on a bar room bet.

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Morton reviewed this story - Nov 21, 2009
Morton's Rating
1.1

Publicizing GOP propaganda is not a news story. Republican dogma has no relevance to this or any issue if the intent is to confuse or intimidate the public with the lies and misinformation of the Bush W. years.

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Morton reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2009
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Morton reviewed this story - Aug 31, 2009
Morton's Rating
3.1

Should the rant of a nut case be taken seriously because it's wrapped in a religious cloak?

This is America. Every pastor has the right to be as crazy as the Mullah who issue edicts for death and violence in defense of a God too weak to defend Himself.

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Morton reviewed this story - Aug 14, 2009
Morton's Rating
4.0

It's kind of twitterish about a the foibles of a political dust mite.

Don't blow this out of proportion. Sarah meant "youth in Asia". a reference to her new career in messianic evangelism.

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Morton reviewed this story - Aug 12, 2009
Morton's Rating
4.4

No. Sarah Palin is not quality news

Sarah Palin is right on - until she leaves her church and walks into the light.

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Morton reviewed this story - Aug 9, 2009
Morton's Rating
2.9

It is descriptive of a superficial geopolitical lesson offering little insight to potential changes taking place.

What is outlined in this article is the historic situation since the division of India and Pakistan. That world about to change for all the varies populations when the water supply from the Tibetan plateau, now reduced by glacial melt, is diverted into hydroelectric dams by China for its own use. Water, not oil is the next oil resource. China is also intends completing its four lane highway across Tibet into Pakistan as a short trade route to the Arabian Gulf.. It will be an ... More »

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Morton reviewed this story - Jul 18, 2009
Morton's Rating
1.8

It is self serving and far from objective.

God and country is not Religion and Country

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Morton reviewed this story - Mar 22, 2009

Where in the twenty first century is there a State in which Jews can live as equals among equals? Tolerance is the worst form of bigotry. Trust is submission. Only mutual acts of respect for the individual will establish a lasting peace. This is not possible while political corruption is the order of religious and secular authority. All people want the same things for their families and their future. The madness of Iron age warfare and seventh century politics has no place in modern ... More »

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Morton reviewed this story - Mar 22, 2009

Price is what is necessary for people to buy. Value is what people are willing to pay at any price, including debt and labor.

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Morton reviewed this story - Mar 15, 2009

Substituting spit and bile for ink was not an intelligent cost saving idea. News investigating lost out to advertising and political propaganda a long time ago. Now people can watch television and read blogs that reenforce their narrow ideas of reality.

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Morton reviewed this story - Mar 8, 2009

Republicans attempted to privatize everything but religion. The Democrats are trying to nationalize everything, including religion. Ethics is in the eye of the beholder. Morality has no place in a democracy. Morals are reserved by the Tenth and Eleventh Amendments of the constitution to the people. Obama knows that. Now we know that he knows.

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