Current Events, Just musing

Ideas Need a Free Market

“We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence." - Sam Harris The evening of August 11, 2017, brought out a scene reminiscent of Triumph of the Will through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. A crowd of… Continue reading Ideas Need a Free Market

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Show, Don’t Tell

Throughout this healthcare debacle, the side wanting the government run, single payer option is trying to scare people by claiming the attempts to repeal Obamacare are attempts to kill you. Alarms are sounding with claims that the purpose is to eradicate the poor. They claim the purpose of repealing Obamacare is to benefit the rich.… Continue reading Show, Don’t Tell

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Sods of Plastic

  You thinking what I’m thinking? Or better yet, you thinking what I concluded back in 1996? What exactly does the GOP stand for? Healthcare has been their issue throughout the Obama Administration. They attempted to repeal it sixty times while he was in office. Mostly this was a dog and pony because they knew… Continue reading Sods of Plastic

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Short Form Civilization

When everyone in the room is yelling, no one is heard. The 2016 American presidential election was particularly nasty. It brought out the worst in everyone participating in politics. Politics has always been a bitter business. But something seems excessively bitter as of late. I’m seeing more and more analysis regarding the lack of social… Continue reading Short Form Civilization

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The Black Blood of Modernity

About ten years ago I was having a conversation with a friend about climate change. (I think we called it global warming at that time). I concluded that if warming was happening by natural causes, there was nothing we could do about it. So humans would have to adapt through artificial means. If warming was… Continue reading The Black Blood of Modernity

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Islam: The Third and Troubling Child

It's no secret, I think all religion, being a practice on faith rather than reason, is a poor life style. However, current events demonstrate there is only one deserving special attention if not out right combat for hearts and minds. That is Islam. I've addressed my concerns here, here and here. And here. This short piece is a reminder in light of… Continue reading Islam: The Third and Troubling Child

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The Great Drug War Wall

On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued the executive order that authorized the construction of the Great Wall of America. Expected to run about the length of one-thousand-three-hundred miles, costing anywhere from sixteen to twenty-six billion dollars to build, seven-hundred-fifty-million a year to maintain and taking four or twenty years to build, * it looks… Continue reading The Great Drug War Wall

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Executive Disorder

First things first, read the entire Executive Order. Then come back. I’ll wait. Done? No you’re not. Read it first please. * Flips through Cabela’s catalog, looks for fly-fishing classes * * Gets diverted to the muskets. Always wanted a musket * Done? You sure? Okay, here we go: The Executive Order PROTECTING THE NATION… Continue reading Executive Disorder

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Let’s Talk Health Care

Let's talk about health care. First, some things I won't do. First, I will not invoke the Constitution. Second, I won't debate whether it's a Right or not. These two items alone have caused more weeds in the discussion than results. I won't do any of these things because regardless of where you fall using… Continue reading Let’s Talk Health Care