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Retired Commercial Printing Executive, developer of I.T. systems for the industry. Advanced degrees in Social Psychology, now living in Southern California

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Friday, May 6, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
White house correspondents dinner - A critical analysis In depth analysis of the W.H.Correspondence dinner, both the specific recent 2016 edition and as an institution

Thursday, April 28, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The worst of Trump's Foreign Policy Speech Trump had promised he would be Presidential when he secured the nomination. Guess what, he gave the "serious" foreign policy speech and it's the same guy. Note his "big lie" on his opposition to the Iraq War

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ted Cruz appoints Discredited Crusader General as Foreign Policy Advisor This appointment by Ted Cruz, is an endorsement of the Christian Dominationist principles of General (ret) William G."Jerry"Boykin, who was reprimanded during the Iraq war for his proselytizing as seeming official U.S. Policy.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Time for Bernie Sanders to Come Out The American Public have multiple stereotypes of Jews, one viewed with affection the other hostility. Sanders has an opportunity to ride the wave increased numbers of "non affiliated" among millenniums, and openness to his secularism. But he must initiate the conversation, rather than respond defensively

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
N.Y. Times headline triggered G.O.P. refusal to consider Scalia Replacement A headline is the summary of a newspaper article, which defines the meaning of the details in the text. This headline in the N.Y. Times was what Joe Biden, rightly states is out of context. If this was an error by the Times, it was not a trivial one.

US_Navy_090120-A-9759M-218_Military_leaders_of_the_U.S._Armed_Forces_march_down_Pen Monday, February 15, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Donald Trump, the fictional one, deserves to be elected President Two Donald Trumps, the real one and the creature of his own invention, where any refutation only solidifies the belief of his acolytes in his courageous challenging of the conspiracy of all his enemies. The real Trump is brought into focus by his organizing NYCs greatest military parade, which if he were the fictional Trump, could have been restructured as an anti-war movement that could have changed history

Thursday, October 29, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican Debate- Huckabee provides the key The closing comment by Mike Huckabee, and the reaction of the other candidates explains the contradictions of this incarnation of the Republican Party. With a video

Donald Trump Saturday, August 8, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Donald Trump, Beyond the Play by Play By imagining looking back the Trump event we can suspend judgement, ignore his media persona, and think about what his candidacy taps in the public at this moment in time

Sandra Bland after arrest Friday, July 24, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sandra Bland- A Personal-Societal Autopsy The tragedy illustrated by this event is giving badges and guns to the wrong people, and then establishing a bureaucracy to back up the pathological hubris of these armed individuals. This case illustrates the tragic outcome, made more poignant by the work of Ms. Bland in redressing this. We owe it to Sandra to learn

4th of July Independence Day Parade 2014 DC Monday, July 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Donald Trump - Veterans Day 1995 This focuses on a social pathology that is so ingrained, so ubiquitous as to be unassailable. It is perpetuated by becoming a joke, P.C. for political correctness, until one man who could possibly become the President, dares to breach its norms. Trump a Hero? No --he's a ruthless amoral example of media celebrity as described herein. This should be a learning experience for us all. Trump a Hero? far from it --he's

The Arc of History and the Laws of Marriage Thursday, July 16, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
After Obergefell - direction of the arc of history A view of the Obergefell decision mandating acceptance of same sex marriage, that goes beyond current sound bites. The danger is acrimony where a common respect for sanctity of constitutional values are under more stress.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
GOP now God's Own Party Dominionist Christianity, the merger of God and Country has reached a dangerous apogee in this election, especially since our greatest threat is no longer Atheistic Communism, but simplistic religious fervor, that the Republicans are endorsing as long as it is the American version

Friday, March 16, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Using the "F word" against Fox News This describes a trick that Fox News played on some to make her believe she was breaking the law base on the Federal Flag Code. The article also discusses partisan language in the code, that gives a distorted picture of citizen's rights in this country

Thursday, February 9, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Right wing media control in San Diego A major exposition for seniors, is being subtly transformed by the new conservative owner of the paper that's sponsoring, This describes my attempt to limit the damage

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Wikipedia blackout, why we fight Thinking about what Wikipedia means, and why defending against Agnotology, The science of creating ignorance, is a vital endeavor.

Sunday, October 30, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who Really Invented The Personal Computer? A trip back 50 years before the concept of the internet and personal computers existed. One man, among a very few others, lit the spark that changed the world.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 (42 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Debate: Republicans Unite Against Atheists There is much to learn about the deepest character of this strange group that has captured the party previously know as the GOP. After watching each debate carefully I describe some central themes.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Truman would be handling the Republican Debt Threat If the U.S. defaults, Obama will be seen as weak. Both parties will lose, but the damage will be done. There is a way out, described by this proposed speech.

Thursday, April 21, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lost your keys: You now have Alzheimer's Senile Dementia otherwise known as Alzheimer's Disease is something feared by most older people. This definition has just been expanded, without a full examination of the adverse consequences to individuals and our economy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Trust in God," says the Supreme Court Newt Gingrich claims that the liberal court system must be fundamentally transformed. He has a head start from Today's decision to retain "In God We Trust" as the national motto

Friday, January 7, 2011 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's "Death Panel" Rescission The media reported this as Obama backing away from his signature provision for end of life conversations being covered by Medicare. Whether this is the case, or a simple technical correction, the perception, my perception was that it was a terrible mistake. I also give the personal reasons why this provision is so vital.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tea Party Congress: U.S. Constitution is Gods Work, Do Not Disturb Reading a copy of the Constitution given away by my Congressman at a local street fair, I noticed something on the cover that didn't look familiar. This could be the sub text of the new Republican House majority

Thursday, December 2, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How to transform the Bush Tax Cuts into the Obama Tax Cuts Democrats have allowed the Republicans to define the income tax issue on their terms. The language is framed to their advantage, and inaccurately at that. With some confrontational spirit, the tables can be turned to the great advantage of the Democratic Party, and more importantly, the Country.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Government Waste, Groucho is "Against It" Groucho Marx's faintly remembered routine was too good an accidental parody not to share. While doing so, I included my video that illustrated just what will be lost if Republican "war on government waste" succeeds.

Saturday, October 9, 2010 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Choice: Pledge of Allegiance or Jail The compelled recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance has been contentious long before "under God" was added. The principle that it could not be compelled has been breached by a Mississippi state judge, whose actions must not be allowed to stand.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tennis Court Confrontation A conflict at a tennis court reflects some larger stresses of our society, and one person's way of dealing with them.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inside the latest California Sex Offender Law Chelsea's Law. The state of California is close to passing a law that is aimed at preventing sexual attacks against children, yet because of distorted reporting designed to enrage the public, it will actually do just the opposite.