Why Do We Love Beautiful People More?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This salon was recorded Sunday August 3, 2008 at the Buli Cafe on the Cedar Springs Strip in Dallas. Host RICK VANDERSLICE brings a provocative question to The Buli Salon today: Why Do We Love Beautiful People More? You might disagree with exact definitions of what makes a person beautiful, but that definition wouldn’t be that far off from most others. And, if we’re honest, we have to confess that beautiful people do cast spells on us. Why is that so? Is it a good or necessary thing? Should we broaden the definition to include more? If beauty is only skin deep, is that enough? Joining Rick at the square table in the Library Nook are two salon favorites. Writer/blogger/poet RJ JACKSON and social/political observer ROY CALHOUN. Since this is an audio forum, we should assert that both RJ and ROY are exceptionally attractive people. Your host, on the other hand, will continue to dwell, safely, in the audio realm.

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Is Greed Good?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This salon was recorded on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Buli Cafe on the Cedar Springs Strip in Dallas. The question today on The Buli Salon is a slippery one: Is Greed Good? This question was inspired by our last salon on the middle class. The entire economic engine of American capitalism requires the fuel of ever increasing consumption from its citizens. Increasing wealth by consuming and acquiring more and more things is powered by, yes, greed. Are the results of this greed imperiling our survival and happiness on Planet Earth? Is there a better ethic and organizing principal for sustainable human civilization? Joining RICK VANDERSLICE at the square table in the Library Nook are regular salon members: writer/blogger/poet RJ JACKSON; social/political observer ROY CALHOUN; activist/writer/podcaster JOHN SELIG.

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What’s Happening To The Middle Class?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This salon was recorded on Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Dallas, around the square table in the Buli Cafe’s Library Nook. This is the age of increasing globalization. expanding world markets and big changes in the American middle class. Is our middle class shrinking? Most everyone sees and feels these changes, even economists, though they do differ on what direction the exit from this class most are taking, up or down. If our country was built on the idea or a strong middle class, believing it to be essential to maintaining democracy, what should we make of these changes? Isn’t America the richest, most successful society on the planet? If not, when did that change? Why has it changed? Joining RICK VANDERSLICE to consider these issues are 3 favorite, middle class, salon members: Writer/blogger/poet RJ JACKSON; social/political observer ROY CALHOUN; activist/writer/podcaster JOHN SELIG.

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Should America Abolish The Death Penalty ?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This Buli Salon was recorded on Sunday, July 13, 2008 in the Library Nook of the Buli Cafe in Dallas. Today we debate the death penalty in the United States. With the close 5 to 4 decision from the Supreme Court, finding it to be cruel and unusual punishment to apply the death penalty to child rape convictions, unless the victim dies, our salon members consider the impact of this emotional ruling and consider the larger social and moral dimension of todays question: Should America Abolish The Death Penalty? Joining RICK VANDERSLICE are two regular salon members: writer and blogger RJ JACKSON and activist, writer, and podcaster JOHN SELIG. Also joining in for the first time is real estate executive THOMAS GARCIA.

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Considering The Essential Films

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This salon was recorded on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Dallas’ popular Buli Cafe on the Cedar Springs Strip. Today we’re Considering The Essential Films that everyone should see. All film lovers have their list and none would be exactly the same. Films, or movies, or flicks, are the most impactive art form of the past 100 years. They show us back to ourselves as we were, as we are, and as we might become. Joining RICK VANDERSLICE, around the square table in the Library Nook, are three film lovers and Buli Salon regulars: writer and blogger RJ JACKSON; cultural observer ROY CALHOUN; LARRY PARRIGIN, creator of Gaily Forward Toons on the web.

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It’s Obama v. McCain! Now What?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , on June 15, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This salon was recorded on Sunday, June 8, 2008 in the Library Nook of the Buli Cafe on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas. Three regular salon members join RICK VANDERSLICE today to talk politics. RJ JACKSON, writer and blogger; DANIEL BURGESS, former newspaper editor now in public relations; TRAVIS KNOLL, student of political science. The conversation considers the fallout from the very close Democratic primary race between BARAK OBAMA and HILLARY CLINTON as well as the prospects of the two nominees, Obama and JOHN McCAIN, in the coming general election in November.

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Where Is The Outrage?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , on June 1, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This Buli Salon was recorded on Sunday, June 1, 2008 in the Library Nook of the Buli Cafe in Dallas. Joining RICK VANDERSLICE at the square table are 3 salon regulars. JOHN SELIG, writer, political activist and podcaster; RJ JACKSON, writer and blogger; ROY CALHOUN, political observer. All of us respond to the stunning admissions of former Press Secretary Scott McClennan contained in his new book: What Happened: Inside The Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.

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What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan
ISBN-10: 1586485563
ISBN-13: 978-1586485566

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