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Privacy In the Age of Data Mining


From the book: “1984” by George Orwell (June, 1949).  A book of science fantasy whose time has come only 60 years after publication.  We thought, long ago, that the world of Winston Smith was a vision of a world that … Continue reading

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When Big Brother Knows Everything


One of the more interesting science-fiction books I read as a youth.  At least I thought it was science fiction.  These days it is more descriptive of the world we live in.  Even the privacy of my thoughts is threatened … Continue reading

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Abracadabra: CISPA!


There is a steady pressure, piston-like, that is slowly eroding privacy, simply because those exerting it think that they can.  The risks, according to one person are:  “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, … Continue reading

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American Democracy: The Illusion and the Truth


Money, democracy, and Oligarchy. the hidden hand of power http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/10/2011102683719370179.html

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Can Society Endure the New Indentured Servitude of Student Debt?


Ok, I’m not seriously in college anymore.  I haven’t smoked any weed in ages, I can barely remember the last time I woke up and wondered how the person next to me in bed and naked, got there.  My last … Continue reading

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The Dilemma Drug of Legalization


I have always admired George Will for the precision and focus of his arguments.   Whether I agree or disagree with his position is besides the point; his analyses of many issues are difficult to rebut. – Carlos The drug … Continue reading

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Incest: Why is it so Disgusting – and Popular


For reasons yet unknown to me an informal survey of pornography sites shows an interest in incest-related categories.  I don’t have the background to comment on this except to note that society’s most heinous crimes appear to have a large following … Continue reading

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