Glorifying Violence

Why is it that a brutally severed human torso is acceptable for public broadcast so long as any female nipples are covered? What kind of sense does that make? Crime shows vie to show new and more graphic violence in each episide. You can witness body parts being stabbed with random implements and watch theContinue reading “Glorifying Violence”

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Living Off The Land

There was a time when there was an inherent ‘Plan B’ for almost anyone. Given all sorts of possible disasters, a person could load up their family and a few posessions and drive up past the end of a dirt road. There, they could stake out a future in the wilderness and make due withContinue reading “Living Off The Land”

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This is Going to End Badly

I’m no psychic. I’m just concerned that things have gotten badly out of hand and there may be no way out without some pretty ugly conflicts. In years past, anti-vaxxers were a small subculture of homebodies trading vinegar toxic cleanse recipes in the back alleys of the internet. No one took them seriously because theyContinue reading “This is Going to End Badly”

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Thou Art God

No. Really. The power of a god, to an individual, is proportional to their ability to impact their life. I suggest, then, that everyone is more powerful than any god, real or imagined, from that person’s perspective. Look back. Who has made the biggest impact on your life? Who pulled up the bootstraps and gotContinue reading “Thou Art God”

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Bodily Integrity

“My Body, My Choice.” has become a catch phrase of both liberals and conservatives recently. Far from an indication of some new unity of purpose or compromise, it is an ironic sign of how polarized politics have become. On one side, you have the political left claiming that people, specifically women, have the right toContinue reading “Bodily Integrity”

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Corruption

Corruption is humanity’s greatest problem. It is the reason for more unnecessary misery than anything else. It destroys fairness, eliminates justice, engenders graft, creates abuse and kills trust. Corrupt societies cannot cooperate effectively and must depend on coersion instead. This handicaps the society and productivity falls. With all these negative impacts, why does corruption existContinue reading “Corruption”

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Monogamy

It’s not for everyone. Specifically, sexual monogamy is not normal. Clearly, serial sexual monogamy is the socially accepted norm in western society, but that norm has been gradually weakening for decades. In a 2016 poll, only 56% of Americans claimed to want a completely monogamous relationship. Why? Some statistics: About 62% of marriages end inContinue reading “Monogamy”

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A 9/11 Perspective

20 years ago today, like pretty much everyone else, I watched the events of September 11th 2001 in shock and disbelief followed by horrifying realization, sadness and anger. In the days that followed I cried with the families and loved ones looking for answers and clinging to hope. I looked desperately for answers on theContinue reading “A 9/11 Perspective”

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The Elephant In The Room

Clearly, there is a partisan divide between those who take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and those who wish to minimize it. Social media is flooded with memes frantically exchanged from every direction. Desperate people mourning the dying or dead. Tired caregivers pleading for relief. Skeptical homebodies ready to storm the capitol (again). Blatant liars offeringContinue reading “The Elephant In The Room”

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Traitors

Lindsey Graham – S.C.John Barrasso – Wyo.Marsha Blackburn – Tenn.Roy Blunt – Mo.John Boozman – Ark.Mike Braun – Ind.John Cornyn – TexasTom Cotton – Ark.Kevin Cramer – N.D.Michael D. Crapo – IdahoTed Cruz – TexasSteve Daines – Mont.Joni Ernst – IowaDeb Fischer – Neb.Charles E. Grassley – IowaBill Hagerty – Tenn.Josh Hawley – Mo.John HoevenContinue reading “Traitors”

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