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Doomsday & The Internet

April 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’m not at all sure where to start with this post. My part of the world — the United States — seems to me to be in some kind of downward spiral and I don’t know what to do about it. Does it make sense to try to write and make some sense of it […]

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Tikkun Olam

January 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’m not sure why I’ve called this post Tikkun Olam, since many of the references in it are actually to the Christian Bible. Perhaps it’s because although the references are taken from the Christian Bible, the concepts about which I write — particularly that of making the world a better place, of healing the world […]

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Tags: Balaam's Ass · Social Issues

Let Safety Ring

December 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Over on the blog, Defending People: The Art and Science of Criminal Defense Lawyering, after a post titled “Thoughts on a Hanging,” a character named “Y” comments: Wait. A. Minute. How can we have real liberty if we lack safety? How is a man free to “pursue happiness” — another key phrase to our country’s […]

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Tags: General Social Issues · Government · Homeland Security · Political · Privacy · Social Issues · Uncategorized

Should America Try Real Socialism?

November 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

True capitalism does not exist.  Anywhere.  In the Known Universe.  At All. You think I’m kidding? Name me one place where true capitalism, as a social structure driving the economy of a real country, actually exists.  It just doesn’t.

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While Rome Burns: The Impact of Republican Welfare on the United States

September 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I’m not even going to bother linking to the latest round of stories about the planned government bail-out of banks.  Suffice it to say that the news today makes it almost impossible to avoid the thought that the economy is in the tank.  Now the very people who put it there are going to take […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · General Social Issues · greed · Political · Social Issues · The Bush Regime

Give Me A Heart Attack

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

According to a recent statement reported by the Washington Post, Curt Furbrain — I’m sorry, I think that might actually be Furberg — is advocating for warning labels on ADHD drugs, stating, “I am sure there are patients who need these drugs, but it is not 10 percent of all 10-year-old boys.” Either the Washington […]

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Civil Rights? Whatever…

April 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I really don’t know how many times I’m going to beat my head against a wall before I just give up and realize that the United States Constitution is dead. And that no one cares. These days, anything the police wish to do is not only justified, but considered a-ok, no problemo, what-the-hell-are-you-complaining-for?-we’re-just-trying-to-keep-everyone-safe. Anderson Cooper […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Law and Legal Issues · Social Issues · The Rule of Law

Second Life: First Encounter

March 14th, 2007 · No Comments

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Fear, Dread, Dominion & Accumulation

June 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

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Keep On Birthin’

June 19th, 2006 · No Comments

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