Category Archives: Poli/Econ

Capitalism Explained by a Nurse


Words, words, words.  Many people think that a word is a thing.  Take sex, most of us have different images of a simple three-letter word:  I don’t have space to list all of them.  If you say something is a … Continue reading

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A Rope for Paula Deen


Politically Incorrect! Time is a dimension of experience, one that cannot be recaptured. In that time the dynamic process of growth and maturity occurs.  In the words of T.S. Eliot, Because I know that time is always time And place … Continue reading

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Private Prisons Profit From Economies of Scale and Relieve the State of Problems


Depriving someone of their civil rights is a serious thing.  Whether it is a capital crime or a year in prison it is a conscious act of the state and should remain a state responsibility.  We would not likely outsource … Continue reading

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The Newbie’s Guide to Staying Under the RADAR of the NSA


Some people are really paranoid about being watched by Big Brother.  There are ways to minimize your susceptibility to being monitored.  But, as in the cartoon “Spy vs Spy,” there are always counter-counter-countermeasures being developed.  Dan Stucky makes some good … Continue reading

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Assange Statement at Start of Bradley Manning Trial


As the Bradley Manning trial begins another exposure of massive US government intelligence gathering has just been exposed by Edward Snowden, an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, VA.  At the same time Julian Assange, under the protection of … Continue reading

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Starving the Beast: How America Became a Downwardly Mobile Economy


It’s hard to be downwardly mobile.  While the BRIC countries were (more or less) surfing the emerging market waves the USA has been studiously and blindly working to become downwardly mobile.  While the body of this article looks at the … Continue reading

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The Thinking Behind the Second Ammendment


Recently, many of us may have seen a video of a straight-faced man in a small video suggesting that the whole institution of slavery might have been avoided had slaves had guns to protect themselves.  This was a silly spot … Continue reading

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