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While we were on our Gates of Hell excursion, we chatted with people who were attending a symposium at Stanford on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. We learned that a person who pretends to be much wiser and more leaned than they actually are (moi, pseudo-intellectual?) are not examples of Artificial Intelligence, but are actually classified as examples of synthetic intelligence. ("I didn't know that!")

Are all the police shootings of blacks just a long series of coincidences or is the first American President of African American heritage, participating in a nationally coordinated program? Again, providing perceptive and insightful comments on either scenario is above the World's Laziest Journalist's pay grade.

Berkeley CA is in a congressional district that may well be classified as America's most Liberal Congressional District. Why, then, are the homeless in Berkeley consistently complaining of mistreatment and why is the city trending towards claiming the title of having the most anti-homeless laws of any city in the state (or country?)?

The topics of war and poverty will be the subject of analysis and commentary for many years to come and so to provide an assortment of topics in our weekly effort to inform, amuse, and delight (?) our faithful readers, we may, given the proper circumstances, impulsively take a week or two hiatus to avail our self of a travel bargain as a means of doing some fact checking for non-political punditry columns. (Where did we put our copy of "Europe on $5 a Day"?)

Over the course of recent years, we have failed to get any publicity for our efforts from any nationally known fellow travelers, but the advantage of that situation is that we have carved a niche that permits us to develop a unique style that permits us to range from "verboten" topics, such as predicting that a Conservative Republican majority United States Supreme Court will certainly declare "an abomination against nature" to be unconstitutional to other esoteric and arcane bits of information such as "you can't manufacture mayonnaise during a thunder storm," with an air of impunity that is not available to wage slaves in the mainstream media.

Is the uproar over the new Indiana law actually a stealth way to measure the vitriol level potential if Gay Marriage is determined to be unconstitutional? Do the people who believe that peyote is a sacrament get any legal acknowledgement of their religious rights and beliefs?

Speaking of the movie "Double Indemnity," did any of your usual sources address the topic of increased liability if an airplane crash is a suicide with numerous counts of murder attached rather than just an accident? Don't cha just love a news source that proclaims: "Lies, exaggeration, or propaganda? We deliver and then let you sort it all out."?

Again, we wish to thank our regular readers for their continued support and hits.

Maintaining an image of uncontrollable columnist errant is one thing, but the reality is that isn't how it is. Our closing quote for this week is a Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) line: "A man's got to know his limitations."

Now the disk jockey will play Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," Lenny Bruce's "song" "Non Skeddo Flies Again" (It's on youtube.) and the Rolling Stones song "Flight 505." We have to go find the gin-mill that epitomizes the expression "old school bar." Have a "don't even think of watering the lawn" type week.

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