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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
(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.
(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
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 9, 2010 Choice: Pledge of Allegiance or Jail
The compelled recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance has been contentious long before "under God" was added. The principle that it could not be compelled has been breached by a Mississippi state judge, whose actions must not be allowed to stand.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 19, 2010 Inside the latest California Sex Offender Law
Chelsea's Law. The state of California is close to passing a law that is aimed at preventing sexual attacks against children, yet because of distorted reporting designed to enrage the public, it will actually do just the opposite.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, January 7, 2011 Obama's "Death Panel" Rescission
The media reported this as Obama backing away from his signature provision for end of life conversations being covered by Medicare. Whether this is the case, or a simple technical correction, the perception, my perception was that it was a terrible mistake.
I also give the personal reasons why this provision is so vital.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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 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
(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
(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
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 2, 2010 How to transform the Bush Tax Cuts into the Obama Tax Cuts
Democrats have allowed the Republicans to define the income tax issue on their terms. The language is framed to their advantage, and inaccurately at that.
With some confrontational spirit, the tables can be turned to the great advantage of the Democratic Party, and more importantly, the Country.
(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
(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
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Tennis Court Confrontation
A conflict at a tennis court reflects some larger stresses of our society, and one person's way of dealing with them.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 17, 2010 Government Waste, Groucho is "Against It"
Groucho Marx's faintly remembered routine was too good an accidental parody not to share. While doing so, I included my video that illustrated just what will be lost if Republican "war on government waste" succeeds.
(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
(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
(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.