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Reflections on the Wretched of the Earth


I am reminded of a book I read long, long ago:  Lanternari’s “The Religions of the Oppressed.”  (http://tinyurl.com/lqzrthu)  Throughout the world runs a theme of transcendence from oppression both spiritually and politically.  Society has always been led by the Big … Continue reading

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Northern Europe: Perhaps America CAN Learn From Europe; or Are We TOO Special?


I’ve been to Iceland – not exactly mainland Scandinavia but close enough for me to have experienced some of the culture.  The weather was good thanks to the Gulfstream’s licking at its shores.  The people are some of the best … Continue reading

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Malthus, End Times, and Finite Resources


A: The important stuff is in the last 1/10″ Dr Alexander A Bartlett is one of those fortunate people who can communicate simply and effectively.  What he discusses in the following series of videos are  exponential functions and their relationship … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic or Cyclical Climate Change?


Certainly nothing stays the same.  It’s a fact that in England peppered moths were eaten as the trees they lived on were darkened by soot from the industrial and the survivors were the genetically darker variety that were camouflaged.   … Continue reading

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The Failure of American Journalism


What has happened to American Journalism? I find myself going to Al Jazeera daily because it is news.  Sometime about 20 years ago someone decided that news should become a profit center instead of a profit sink.  The news has … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Attack Fracking on Flimsy Grounds


The people know best how to invest authorizing licenses for drilling:  The people speak! Environmental groups are becoming unduly concerned about accepted methods of collecting one of America’s most plentiful resources.  Thousands of dollars are being expended to influence legislation … Continue reading

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