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B. Sidney Smith is a recovering math professor, gardener, and creative loafer living near Appomattox, Virginia. His autobio, curriculum vitae, favorite recipes, and much more besides can be found on his website, bsidneysmith.com.
All the Bunnies in the Meadow Die
When it comes to human population collapse, only two questions remain: when will it start, and how many of us will die? This is the defining issue of our time.
Friday, October 26, 2012(40 comments)
Voting Green in a Swing State
If I murdered Santa Claus in front of their children, the look on my Obama-voter friends' faces could scarcely be much different than the look they get when I say I am voting for Jill Stein. You see, I live in Virginia...
Thursday, October 18, 2012(15 comments)
Land of Elites
The vast majority of Americans face a harsh truth. The wealth of the nation they themselves built has been plundered, their government has turned on them, and their lives are poor, powerless, and without prospects. Any who doubt this need only glance at the numbers. But careful, this glance will leave you shaken, and very angry.
Saturday, October 6, 2012(49 comments)
Voting For, Voting Against
Can you vote? Will you vote? Will it matter? People argue over whom to vote for on the assumption they can actually exercise meaningful franchise. I sincerely wish they could. Here's why they can't.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012(4 comments)
Why I Don't Watch TV
Americans watch 4 to 6 hours of commercial entertainment every day. The country is a virtual factory farm of consumers. Here is how one writer accounts for his decision to commit the fundamental act of rebellion: hitting the off button.