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Mick is an immigrant working in the computer industry living in the US heartland. He immigrated from Great Britain about 30 years ago and became a citizen. He likes biking and hiking. He is married with three kids.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2020
On American Leadership Commentary on COVID situation in the US and Internationally
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 22, 2019
Presidential and Parliamentary Democracies and the Road to Autocracy This article asserts that in democracies presidential systems are more likely to descend into autocracy than parliamentary systems. It lists three reasons and looks at some current examples
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2008
Review of "How to Win a fight with a Conservative" by Daniel Kurtzman Review of "How to Win a fight with a Conservative" by Daniel Kurtzman A witty humorous book
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 30, 2007
A report on an anti-war MoevOn.org meeting A report of a succesasful MoveOn.org anti-war meeting in Illinois
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2007
Makin' America numer one, agen Making America number one again, where it should be
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2007
Book Review "House of War" by James Carroll A book review of James Carroll's "House of War" which is a history of the Pentagon since its inception in 1943. The book relates the policies and relationships of the Secretary of Defenses, the Presidents, the generals, and the advisors. TIts major thesis is that the Pentagon has become a immensely powerful force in propogating war and paranoia, Caroll believes that the Pentagon has been wrong nearly every time.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Anti-war haikus Anti-war haikus
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2007
A Pledge Can most American-born adults disassociate the ideas of liberty from a freely-flapping flag? Can they accept that the star-spangled banner can symbolize injustice? Could they ever accept that their beloved flag-draped America has become the land of the unfree and home of the knave? I think not.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 1, 2007
"Armed Madness" - A Review To sum up the book I close in Palast's own words:"You want to say that George Bush is an evil sonofabitch: I'd go further: he's UN-AMERICAN. And that's why he lost the election TWICE. So, I'm asking you again. What are you going to do about it?"
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2007
"Their" Country 30 years ago the top 1% of the population received 9% of the national income; today they receive 16%.Most of the time when we discuss inequality we talk of the inequality of income distribution rather than wealth distribution mainly because income is easier to measure accurately than wealth.But in all societies,wealth inequality is far greater than income inequality;few of us have negative income,a considerable number have..
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Construction Zone I think that we have to consider what tasks a Democratic administration will need to perform to get America rolling again.It is questionable whether the Democrats, who in the past six years have been more Demowimps (or Wimpocrats), will be up to the task, but in the ever narrowing difference between the only two realistically winnable parties, what other choice do we have?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 23, 2007
What is a traitor? It is time to be specific; time to frame our clarion call; time to shout from the electronic rooftops: Bush and Cheney are traitors to America.