I’ve written a number of articles that haven’t been put out for public consumption. You see, when the world goes mad, it can be like a minefield when you try to shine a light on it. You are never completely sure when you might take a wrong step and have everything blow up in your face. And yet, silence isn’t a viable option. Continue reading
A few people have asked why I haven’t been posting a lot about the Occupy movement. After all, I have a blog and I don’t seem to be afraid to use it. It’s not like I don’t have opinions on the matter. So I figured I’d take a few moments and touch on a few things. Continue reading
The founders understood the lessons of history, and were keen observers of human nature. As a group, we here in the now clearly aren’t. What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations.
While “Working-class Radical Conservatism” seems oxymoronic, it isn’t. At best it’s misguided, at worst is deluded self-loathing. The net effect is that people who believe they are doing good can’t accept that they are most probably, well, not. yeahiknow5 comments on … Continue reading
I’m old enough to remember when it wasn’t like this. I’m also old enough to weep for the entity my once-enviable nation has become. Nine Pictures Of The Extreme Income/Wealth Gap | OurFuture.org.
It’s so comforting to read this with elections about a month away. But it does help explain why voters are almost always schmucked regardless of whom they elect. 5 Scientific Reasons Powerful People Will Always Suck | Cracked.com.
There’s a difference between enlightened self-interest and simply self-interest. It seems that for the Kochs, the line between the two is heavy and wide. That’s what filthy rich can buy for you. The billionaire Koch brothers’ war against Obama : … Continue reading
I love words. I love all words. They tie us to a common anchor of communication. And yet, some words are despised. Not because of anything intrinsic–they are just sequences of letters/sounds, after all–but because of societal taboos. It’s been an interesting personal adventure. Continue reading
As gangs increase their influence and power in northern Mexico, worried border-state governors are increasingly considering a mobilization of force. With tensions increasing we need to look at seeing how we can avert senseless escalation. Continue reading
As small computers have become increasingly homogenized, the idea of the killer app is more of a fading dream. There are still technologies to be exploited. One is about to burst forth, one might come soon, and research is going on with two more. Each of these pieces of tech has the potential of making its creator not only rich, but legendary. Continue reading