Current Events, Just musing

NOprah, It’s Beneath You

So Oprah Winfrey gave an inspirational speech at the 2018 Golden Globe awards. And the crowd went wild. Speculation and encouragement arose to get her to run for president in 2020. Nothing demonstrates how politics works than watching fans of Oprah encourage this to happen. Because what it demonstrates is that if people like you,… Continue reading NOprah, It’s Beneath You

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We Already Knew This

Imagine a book coming out, or an essay or one-hour presentation with PowerPoint slides. Imagine the information presented said that everyone around President Barack Obama or George W. Bush or Harry Truman or Theodore Roosevelt or Thomas Jefferson thought these men fools. Imagine the person presenting this information claimed that all the president’s men thought… Continue reading We Already Knew This

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Harry Reid’s UFO Hobby – You Paid For It

A secret government UFO program run out of the Pentagon?! This is the kind of news that gets us X-files fans salivating that the truth isn’t quite so far out there but right here. And I couldn’t have timed the release of my latest novel, CHASING DISCLOSURE any better. What marketing! A Pentagon UFO research… Continue reading Harry Reid’s UFO Hobby – You Paid For It

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Full Disclosure; or, What I’d Rather Be Doing

It’s been far too long since I contributed some thoughts to this blog. Most of the reason has been due to my final push to get this new novel completed. It’s been two years in the making: One year of intense study and refresher of the subject matter at hand and another year to knit… Continue reading Full Disclosure; or, What I’d Rather Be Doing

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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