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It’s the Guns

Taking after the rant by Cenk Uygur The Young Turks, 2/15/2017 There have been 7 school shootings in the USA in the first 45 days of 2018, including the Parkland shooting on February 14.* The USA is averaging a school

Posted in Psychology, Rant

Mis-statement of Beliefs

A few days ago, I discovered a meme calling itself a Statement of Beliefs. Then I thought, “This a lot to unpack, but I believe I will give it a shot.” I copied the meme to this page. Here’s my

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Posted in Rant

About that Russian hacking…

  “Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master” —Demosthenes (BCE 384-382), writing a perfect epitaph for the Democratic Party The Democrats want you distracted with tales of Russian election interference so they don’t have to

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Posted in Politics, Rant, Uncategorized

’Twas the night before the night before Christmas…

I don’t usually find myself defending strangers, but when “J” hammered “P” on Facebook, I got out my hammer and hammered back. I hope I did well in defending socialism against capitalism. “J”: “P,” it is so cute that you

Posted in Economics, Politics, Rant, Uncategorized

Capitalism Enables Sexual Harassment

Let me take you on a little thought experiment, courtesy of Prof. Richard D. Wolff, lately of his weekly podcast, “Economic Update.” Dr. Wolff has opened my eyes on many things about economics and always makes relevant to me “the

Posted in Rant

Giving Up the Ghost. Thankfully.

I had a birthday recently and, as is my custom, I use the occasion—which, this year, fell on Thanksgiving (as it did in 2006, 2000, 1995, 1989, 1977, 1972, 1967 and 1961)—to reflect on what I have to be thankful

Posted in Uncategorized

On the Nose

Can a simple sign be unwittingly offensive? Can it be (unwittingly) racist to advise people about proper hygiene? I ask because it never occurred to me until my wife pointed it out. And now, like that song that keeps running

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John Mill