Posts made in December, 2012

What the brain doesn't know could kill it.

December 27, 2012 What the brain doesn’t know could kill it. (My response to a Linkedin discussion on drug addiction.) By Ted Burnett The sole purpose of a drug, of all drugs is to numb the central nervous system of pain. Americans and America is facing a crisis of survival and yet the brain doesn’t know this information, nobody knows this information because the body has been put to sleep. Given the spiritual crisis, the emotional and financial crisis, the mental and physical crisis, there’s no appropriate response by the body to fend off this infection. It’s like the body has no immune system and a tumor is growing unchecked. We’re getting sicker and the disease just might kill us and we’ve yet to respond. We don’t know...

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My response to NYT's Paul Krugman's When Prophecy Fails

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?_r=0  December 24, 2012 My response to NYT’s Paul Krugman’s When Prophecy Fails By Ted Burnett The United States and its people have become a bunch of emotional and spiritual cripples.  We’re incapable of walking and running on our own two feet because our psychological wounds are being treated with drugs and lots of denial that never heal and not with sunlight and the truth.  The drugs are simply pain killers that allow the infection, the mass, the tumor to grow unchecked in size and if left untreated it has the potential to kill the body, to kill the patient. What the United States should be able to do on its own — live within its own means —...

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An introduction and emails to David M. Walker, Founder and CEO of Comeback America Initiative

Introduction My last essay, At the Heart of Climate Change, caused quite a stir.  I lost some twenty professors from top schools (double the norm), but I also got my share of accolades and one odd request.  My favorite response was simply…  “Hi Ted,  Thank you!”[Name withheld], Associate Professor Columbia UniversityNew York, NY  Her reply evoked a “wow!” from within me.  I liked it.  On the other hand, a professor at USC’s Marshall Business School who will also remain anonymous asked me the following, “Would you share a picture of your house and stuff?”  My response to him was, “No, but I will describe it for you.  Of course, you can always “Google Map” it.”  In the spirit of transparency, I offered him a room by...

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