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Seems We’ve Seen It All Before(So Best Not Look, Right?)

Question 1: To which socio-political grouping do we owe our living standard and its underlying technology? Question 2: What is the comparative status of all others on earth? Question 3: What is the trend followed by the folk identified for … Continue reading

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Can A Real Revolution Arise Of Revolting Politicians?

There are ordinary and extraordinary revolutions. The ordinary ones replace rulers with different rulers, leaving most else unchanged. Such may be bloody or not, recalling that elections are one of the means for overthrowing rulers. Some revolutions though, are special. … Continue reading

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Do Americans Understand War Anymore?Th

War is said to be the continuation of diplomacy by other means. Those means are primarily the destruction of life and property until one side loses its will to continue. War is hell for its participants but it has been … Continue reading

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The World And Wiley E. Coyote

Perhaps some are ancient enough to recall Wiley E. Coyote from the old Roadrunner cartoons. Wiley always ended running off a cliff chasing the smarter bird, running safely after his flying quarry until he chanced to glance down, noticing the … Continue reading

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Do Any Now Remember America’s “Protestant Work Ethic?”

The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ arguably built American wealth and power and that excludes Jews and Catholics. Except that Jews and Catholics shared the view: Self-sufficiency, honesty, hard work and ambition were the stuff of success. Acceptance of charity was a … Continue reading

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The Driverless Car: A “Dream for Some; A Nightmare for Others …”

Our Wise ‘Leaders,’ the same folk who have provided our schools with those improved lunches that the kids don’t eat, are looking beyond such paltry improvements to larger game: They wish to eliminate the automobile. An ambitious ‘improvement’ certainly; it … Continue reading

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I Am Robot … (Friend or Enemy?)

Robots are news as they get attention. They will save us, destroy us or render us obsolete, depending upon whom one hears. Much the same was attributed to the horseless carriage before folks agreed to call it a car. What … Continue reading

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