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Was East Germany a Template for the NSA’s America?


I have long been a fan of Chris Hedges’ take on current politics.  I have commented elsewhere (http://tinyurl.com/mzw6ofv) on my reservations about government interest in data mining but I was beginning to feel Cassandra of Greek mythology.  Few seemed interested … 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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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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Two Towns Try to Bridge a Recession – S.I. Hayakawa


Long ago when I was beginning to learn to think, someone suggested that I should read “Language in Thought and Action,” by S I Hayakawa.  Someone suggested if I learned anything from it I might get a good grade.  She … Continue reading

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I am a Christian because it is the one true religion


NOT! It has long been a mystery to me how the leading proponents of conservatism so closely align themselves with religious fundamentalists and “cognitive dissonance” of belief.  There are many intellectuals of the right who are, perhaps, deists, Manicheans, Christians, Jews, … Continue reading

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For Profit Corporations with a Social Conscience Focus


There Is a Way! Beyond the Big, Bad Corporation New corporate models focus on ownership, governance, sustainability and social benefit. May 21, 2012  |  Tara Lohan  As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly … 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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