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Christopher is a retired Mayflower family, Navy Vet, flower child, Mensan and a long-time rural Alaskan with a lifetime or two in Social Sciences and cross-cultural endeavors. He has a terminal graduate degree and is heading into his terminal years with full speed ahead.
His idols are those wonderful people who can take a complex subject and make it meaningful and understandable to those not specifically trained in that field but none the less affected by it.
He writes mostly about human behavior, foibles, science, history, Alaskana, the environment and presently, critical thinking, politics, war and social change. Chris generally prefers to just give you the info and let you make up your own mind it just doesn't work well otherwise but sometimes he just can't resist slapping people on the forehead.
Democracy Denied - Your choice is no choice!
Only 8-9 states allowed 'unfiltered' write-in votes. Several forbid them under any circumstances. There can be no "drafting" of a preferred person - especially anyone not approved within the 'system'. Even where there is an avenue, some are onerous, all require forms that must be approved by individual within the State who usually is in one of the major parties.
Saturday, July 19, 2008(1 comments)
Financial Groans and Creaking
Somethin's happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I've got to beware
Stop, children, what's that sound
"For What Its Worth" Buffalo Springfield, 1967 (Stephen Stills)
Food & U - Part II
Food Stamps? Downer Cattle? McMenu? Growing your own. A few things to consider.
Friday, May 9, 2008(1 comments)
Food and U - Pt 1
What is going on with food? Is it merely panic? Why is everything rising except paychecks?
Saturday, March 8, 2008(8 comments)
Job Loss for February Much Higher than 63,000
The DJIA went down 146 points, below the psychological barrier of 12,000. Bush grudgingly agrees that the economy is slowing somewhat. I wonder what the market would have done if they had actually read the unemployment report!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008(4 comments)
The Surge is, er, Working!?
The Surge is working for now because it has allowed preparations for the civil war to come. The U.S. opposes a tri-partate solution while creating a de facto one.
Waterboarding's Long History
Can't decide if water boarding is torture. Our esteemed leaders seem not to be very well read. Perhaps an Rx for Alzheimers is in order. Better yet, how about a boot in the doofus?
Sex Offenders and America
We are often told of the 'Wave' of sex offenders and why they should be isolated from society 'because they can't be rehabilitated and will repeatedly attack again and again.
Is this even true? What do the governments own numbers show?
Thursday, December 13, 2007(4 comments)
Medicare Primer for Universal Healthcare Comparisons
Medicare for all has been termed as an basic example of what a a universal healthcare program might look like. Well, here is Medicare in a nutshell so carefully question any candidate whose program ends up looking like this.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Universal Healthcare Primer
The U.S. Healthcare system is quickly rising out of reach for many employers and individuals. Universal healthcare has its proponents but do they have a real, concret plan or are they just scouting for votes. What are some of these problems for the richest nation on earth?
Monday, December 10, 2007
Who among your friends is a Criminal?
The growth in prisons is booming. The growth in prisoners is keeping match. Quite likely more of your neighbors and friends have a criminal record in the U.S. - and they are far from alone.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
The government minimizes losses in the Iraq/Afghanistan war on terror and activists sometimes inflate them. Some are not mentioned at all. Let's take a look at the human cost of this war.