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Retired Commercial Printing Executive who developed I.T. systems for the industry. Advanced degrees in Social Psychology, now living in Southern California. Broad range of interests, from economics to history of social mores. SHARE
(6 comments) SHARE 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
(6 comments) SHARE 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
(5 comments) SHARE 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 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
(2 comments) SHARE 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
(6 comments) SHARE 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
(1 comments) SHARE 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
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(4 comments) SHARE 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