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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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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2016
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
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 28, 2016
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
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 9, 2016
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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 27, 2016
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
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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.
File:US Navy 090120-A-9759M-218 Military leaders of the U.S. Armed ..., From GoogleImages
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 15, 2016
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
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 29, 2015
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
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2015
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
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2015
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
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2015
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, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 16, 2015
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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 22, 2012
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
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2012
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
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 9, 2012
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
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Wikipedia blackout, why we fight Thinking about what Wikipedia means, and why defending against Agnotology, The science of creating ignorance, is a vital endeavor.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 30, 2011
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.
(42 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 14, 2011
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 21, 2011
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.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 8, 2011
"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

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