Monthly Archives: December 2010

Shock Doctrine

Back in 2007 Naomi Klein’s[i] book, Shock Doctrine[ii] hit the marketplace.  The short, short synopsis is that disaster, either natural or man-made, allows for unpopular change to be pushed through by a government ala what happened here relative to 9/11, … Continue reading

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Culture Wars

Contrary to the opinion of O’Reilly, Scarborough, the[i] Washington Examiner and most pundits I have heard or read, the United States continues to move socially toward the left.  There have been blips along the way, such as the recent election, … Continue reading

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Hooray!

While blogging itself might be considered self-indulgence (and I wouldn’t argue with anyone who took this position), I’m going to take it one step further and make today’s blog a self-congratulation.   On August 19th of this year I posted my … Continue reading

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Economics in a Finite World

I suppose we’ve touched upon this subject last month when we explored economic costs, limits, and budgets but it is quite possible I was not clear on one yet central point, and that is a country’s resources are not limitless, … Continue reading

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Site Map

Surprise!  I don’t have a site map.  This blog is the closest thing to a site map that I have as I’ll describe the right hand column that’s in place every day in the blog and how to best utilize … Continue reading

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A Joyous Holiday

Dogs like me.  I haven’t figured it out much, but I go with it.  There I am, minding my own business and I’m approached by a dog so normally I kneel down to say hello.  Who wants to be towered over?  … Continue reading

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The new compassion

I received an opinion piece from a friend which was written by a professorial type located in California’s Central Valley, a Mr. Victor Davis Hanson.  As I have little firsthand knowledge of the Central Valley and have not studied the area … Continue reading

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More than one

He’s the one steadily evolved into why is he the one?  Now he is back to the first description.  It must be true – the media has proclaimed it!  This week there was the repeal of DADT, the passage of … Continue reading

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The Leakmaster

Julian must be tough and perhaps a little bit more than creepy.  But this post is not about his toughness or his sexual proclivities or his ego but about the failings in the United States Government and abuse of power.  … Continue reading

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The Roberts Court Goes A’Courting

I’ve attached three articles.  The first is a New York Times article titled “Justices Offer Receptive Ear to Business Interests,”[i] the second is from PBS[ii] about the Supreme Court Citizens United decision and the third is a rejection of the … Continue reading

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