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Social/Culture Wiping Off Spit

Antifa in Context

Antifa is a subject that often comes up in discussions with my right-leaning friends. To me it often seems like a “go-to” when they need something they think is associated with the left and is easy to demonize. Despite our political differences, my friends and I do consider each other decent people; it’s just that […]

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Noise Social/Culture

WBT’s Katz on Gay Penguins

This is a letter to Jeff Katz, a radio personality in North Carolina who recently broadcasted his opinions on WBTabout a children’s storybook about two gay penguins. Hi Jeff – I just happened to catch your show about gay penguins yesterday. You said that this story of the two male penguins was a way of […]

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Politics Social/Culture Wiping Off Spit

Viral Memes and the Left/Right Delusion

Have a look at this viral meme… We’ve probably all seen this before… I know I have – enough to where I feel compelled to explain a few things for the sake of preserving our language and our national sanity… First of all, let me just say that no one should be educating themselves with […]

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Politics Social/Culture

The Unconstitutional Trump

Article 1 Section 9 of the U.S.Constitution has proved to be a law, contrary to the actions of the most recent Republican presidents. For instance, George W Bush suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus as applied to suspected terrorists picked up in various locations throughout the world. What does Article I, section 9 of the […]

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Politics Social/Culture

Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court Decision

  Some of you may have heard slight mutterings in the media regarding the recent Supreme Court decision that allows private companies to force their workers to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. It sounds pretty boring. Let me rephrase: The Supreme Court just gave private companies the power to treat their workers anyway way they want […]

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Politics Social/Culture

The “Political” Resistance to Being Nice

In recent years, a war over social justice as been raging in the IT industry and one battleground in this war appears to be the codes of conduct that organizations sometimes ask their workers to comply with. Business Insider just published an article describing one skirmish in particular. This story tells of a contributor to the […]

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Economics Politics Social/Culture

Double Standards and an Argument Against Minimum Wage

While searching for arguments against minimum wage I found this article by Tim Worstall published by Forbes. It’s about 1100 words that essentially says one thing… that minimum wage is immoral. I gotta say, I was pretty disappointed in the explanation. I was expecting some creative interpretation of scripture or something but all he actually […]

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Politics Social/Culture Technology

Common Defense and the Microscopic Threat

Is an enemy still an enemy if you can’t see them? I think most people would balk at the question. Seriously? You think a malicious entity is not an enemy so long as he hides from view? Of course an enemy is still an enemy as long as the enemy remains a threat to our […]

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Politics Religion Social/Culture

The War of Zion

Only a few days after the end of hostilities in Gaza, the Zionist-controlled Israeli government  boldly claims another 1000 acres of land in the West Bank.  In other words, they are taking land that belonged to Palestinian families for generations and telling them to get out so they can build “Jewish” settlements for any Jew […]

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Economics Politics Social/Culture

Ten Core Beliefs of the Tea Party… And My Response to All of Them

There are some obvious things about the Tea Party such as their opposition to taxes and to Obama and their paranoia about socialism of all things. The discussions that I’ve had so far with actual Tea Party supporters however never get past the slogans. When I push for more depth they tend to get defensive. […]