Archive for the ‘Life and Choice’ Category

Damn A

December 12th, 2014 2 comments

That is the start of a comment to Mr. Sheldon Adelson from a group of purported Iranian hackers.  He isn’t anymore popular with them than those who’ve enjoyed online poker. Read more…

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Are you what you eat?

November 23rd, 2014 2 comments

That last post was humor about what you can and can’t eat.  There is a lot of conventional wisdom out there. The First Lady is an adamant example.  So I found the following particularly interesting.  And please pass the butter.

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October 30th, 2013 1 comment

Most of my existence has included an ongoing conflict. The evening news loves to report on man’s inhumaity.  The politicians harp on the inequity they say surrounds us.  After a while we just plod on without giving it a lot of attention.  But, in the back of our minds… Read more…

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About time

September 6th, 2013 1 comment

Yes, the posts here have been sparse.  I think I am starting to feel old.  I am fighting it.  It isn’t so much the longevity matter as it is being able to relate to the rights and wrongs that formed my being.  Religion, education and all those experiences is what time burdens us with.  I can remember my elders wry smile at  seemingly wrong times; like I often do now. Read more…

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Frack You

January 9th, 2013 5 comments

God spoke to Moses from a burning bush, burning bush, burning bush,
God spoke to Moses from a burning bush,
And told him what to do.

It seems Hollywood has a similar agenda.  A new propaganda film starting Matt Damen is out that demonizes the new natural gas production.  There is a lot of pseudo science around these days and this is a major area for it. Read more…

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December 15th, 2012 2 comments

Appalled is the right operator to describe yesterday.  I was behind the curve in learning about the massacre.  It feels a bit dirty to call yourself human at such moments.  I have avoided most of the reporting.  I listened briefly on the radio to get an overview.  I avoided the news show on TV last night.  My brief sojourn with News Radio 78 made we want to scrub away any thinking about humanity’s shortcoming. Read more…

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Vast Wastelands Populated with Wolves

March 26th, 2012 2 comments

OK, brilliant headline aside, this is another day of media bashing.  Let me start with the great newspapers.  Chicago had 4 majors and a host of minors.  What is left is a shadow.  The bankrupt Tribune just announced more layoffs.   In its heyday it  had bureaus everywhere,  French and three or four daily edition, and awards galore.  Difficult times lead to difficult measures.  The point isn’t that they didn’t/don’t try.  The point is they’ve lost the revue source provided by old, dated business models.  Business models always becoming dated is a given. Read more…

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December 21st, 2011 1 comment

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Barak Obama Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when  Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)  Well, `tis the season.   Super bargains mix with, what for many, is the real superman.   I attended a parochial school and every so often that smacks me up the side ob de head with remembering.  (Yup, being tallest I batted lead off.) Read more…

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A Nation of Laws

December 20th, 2011 1 comment

The title is supposed to reflect a good thing.  We’ve a history that we learned starting in grade school about how we rebelled against bad laws and fought a revolution.   Afterward, we designed a Constitution and followed up with a Bill of Rights to prevent the excesses that brought about that revolution.   Read more…

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Wolf’s Clothing

October 11th, 2011 6 comments

The last post mislead or at least wasn’t complete.  I said the following and didn’t flesh it out.   I should link to myself here but screw SEO goodness.  The idea is a play on words.  I made a purchase from and I don’t recall ever be much madder or happier.  It is a great example of libertarian, Wall Street, Online poker and so on. Read more…

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