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Jeffrey P. Colin
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Jeffrey P. Colin is a freelance writer, engaged Buddhist advocate for Universal Compassion, Buddhist practitioner living in Las Cruces NM. He is developing a 501(c)(3) Business Incubator with a focus on Low-Income and marginalized Entrepreneurs, environmental/green enterprises, and community empowerment, called "Compassionate Ventures."

Jeffrey has been involved in multiple endeavors, from running an Arts-based Nonprofit Organization focused on creating economic opportunities for “at-risk” adults and youth, to spending time as a stay at home dad, to working as a Cryptolinguistic Specialist at the United States National Security Agency/Central Security Service while he was serving in the United States Air Force.

He also has his own personal Blog.

He is also an administer for a Facebook group started by his wife Karen L. Colin at Be the Change.

And he has a petition on Change.org going currently to request Trader Joe's to open a location in economically stricken Las Cruces New Mexico. Sign it here.

Those wishing to contact me via email can do so by contacting me at:
buddhistchimp [at] writeme [dot] com

Entries by Jeffrey P. Colin

The "Real" Message of the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Decision

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:53 PM

As women's and reproductive rights advocates bemoan the supreme court's decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case, there is an aspect of this decision that is being missed by those who are most critical of the decision: the decision is more a statement on worker's...

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Healthcare "Formularies": The REAL Obstacle to Reasonable Care

(2) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:54 PM

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has gone into effect as of January 1, 2014. It is a private/public sector alternative to publicly funded Single Payer Universal Healthcare, and it was passed into law amidst a fury of debate and partisanship. The United States is one of the few...

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Facebook and GMO "Friends"

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 1:02 PM

Facebook is one of the world's dominant social networking websites. It has changed the way that people view online interactions, and many other aspects of society. Facebook has introduced a new understanding of the word "Friend" to the world. While some find this useful, others of us find it disturbing....

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'Professional Attire' and Reality

(3) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 3:10 PM

There is a lingering perception that the type of clothing a person wears has some impact on their performance at their job. It is a perception that is beneficial to those that sell expensive clothing, and to those whose desire for control over their employees is carried to the extreme....

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The Noble Delusion of Mass Activism

(9) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 3:27 PM

It is my guess that this will be one of my least popular posts to date (even though my posts are not all that popular to begin with). I am assailing one of the holy grail concepts in both American and world politics: Activism. While I am not intending to...

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"None of the Above"

(9) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 5:20 PM

As the American people are seeing this "Sequestration" rule unfolding, it may be time for them to consider at new option at the polls: a "None of the Above" vote. Such a change would likely require a constitutional amendment. But at this point, with the poor quality of candidates, and...

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A Buddhist and a Capitalist

(4) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 6:26 PM

One of the overwhelmingly false notions that has been promoted in American society is that a person is either a believer in capitalism, socialism, or Communism. The assertion is that those are the sole choices available to us throughout the world. There are actually numerous variants of economic distribution systems,...

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Duck Dynasty and Our Future

(39) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 2:10 PM

If many see "reality shows" like A&E's Duck Dynasty as simple harmless fun, I believe they are dangerously mistaken. The show is a "scripted reality show," which means that the subjects of the show are fed lines written by writers and producers to make the show more interesting,...

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A Message to Humanity

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 2:57 PM

As we move forward after one of the most deceptive and meaningless United States presidential elections to date, it may be time for the people of the world to concede something that should have been obvious throughout most of our history: we are not all that evolved. We have opposable...

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One of the Dramatic Issues Not Being Discussed by the Presidential Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 5:34 PM

With the November 6 election fast approaching, there has been a deafening silence on the part of the two major presidential candidates ringing out across the nation in the area of poverty. As someone recently relocated from Southern California to Southern New Mexico, I was sadly surprised to...

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The Presidential Debate Was Good Theater, But...

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 10:50 AM

Let me say up front, that I am not a registered Libertarian. I am also not a Democrat, Republican, Green, Socialist, or member of any other political party. I am just a simple person who believes that far too much is made of the American political process. And, I feel...

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Do the Poor Have a Voice?

(4) Comments | Posted September 30, 2012 | 9:37 PM

Recently, my family and I moved from the Los Angeles area to Southern New Mexico. We moved from the relatively affluent nested suburban community of La Crescenta, Calif., to the peaceful, but economically depressed town of Las Cruces, N.M. While the poverty here is not as readily visible as in...

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Dwindling Compassion

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2012 | 8:27 PM

As someone dedicated to living a life of service to others, I have been struck recently by how little attention is paid to the amount of suffering in the world. Admittedly, my life is somewhat different than the lives of most, in that I have committed to such service as...

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The Trouble With Tariffs

(15) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 11:55 AM

As our country's economic downturn appears to worsen, and election year rhetoric is tossed about, many critical policy choices are being ignored. The fact that many items that poor and working people use regularly are subject to substantial tariffs, which add to their final cost, is rarely mentioned....

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The Candidates and Poverty

(4) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 2:07 PM

With election campaigning in full swing now, many of the us from the 99% made famous by the Occupy Wall Street protests, are concerned that neither candidate is paying adequate attention to the issue of poverty. We are concerned that, while much is being made of impending

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Media, Poverty and a Lack of Concern

(12) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 10:34 AM

One of the great challenges faced by those working to combat poverty in the United States is the lack of interest in the subject demonstrated by popular media outlets. Aside from exciting opportunities for poverty combating projects like ours to post in inclusive publications like the...

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GDP and Job Creation: A Grand Mismatch

(9) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 11:21 AM

It is no secret that the United States has been in the throes of an economic crisis for many years. The credit collapse of 2008 was really just one of many "eruptions" of economic woes that have persisted for most of the 21st century. Unemployment is high, and signs of...

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