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Economic Progress Under Obama, #4

This is strictly anecdotal… I have been an engineer for 30 years, and I have been writing software professionally for 20+ years.  When Bill Clinton was president, especially in his second term, I had headhunters bothering me like crazy.  They … Continue reading

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Martyred Bishop Romero and the Religious Right

In March 1980, Roman Catholic bishop of San Salvador Oscar Romero was serving mass and during the service he was assassinated. In 1997, John Paul II declared Romero a Servant of God. He was declared a martyr by Pope Francis in … Continue reading

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Changed my vote at last minute

Not for Hillary or Trump–God no.  I decided to vote for Johnson.  I did not want to leave my vote for president blank and therefore be subject to simple tampering.  I also figured, what the hell, maybe if he gets … Continue reading

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How to defeat paywalls

This probably is common knowledge especially since I figured it out on my own, but if you don’t know…. Certain online papers like the New York Times or Washington Post limit non-subscribers to 10 articles a month.  But, it can … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s Alleged Assaults

Trump brought up Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assaults in his apology.  I don’t know what an unbiased source of accurate information for his alleged assaults might be, but lacking anything better, here are some links from Wikipedia: Juanita Broaddrick Kathleen … Continue reading

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Victim blaming and the hypocrisy of white women

A month or two ago when that criminal Brock Turner got a slap on the wrist for sexually assaulting a woman at Stanford, I wrote on Facebook that I thought there were common sense things women could do to lessen their … Continue reading

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Birtherism and Trump’s Decision Making

Finally this week, Trump renounced his birtherism.  For most sane people, the question was resolved years and years ago. In reality, it was a racist issue.  It was an attempt to delegitimize the presidency of Barack Obama, our first black … Continue reading

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Nutrition bullshit

Back in the early 20th century, there used to be cigarette ads that touted the health benefits of smoking.  Now, the World Health Organization is now saying to take the cancer warning off of coffee because instead of causing cancer, … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Naive and Stupid

I’ve seen many memes about the Stanford case. Throw the book at Brock Turner.  He’s an asshole and a sexual predator. He confessed and is guilty.  Yes, all that is true. But, some people meme-ing and writing out there do not want to be … Continue reading

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GoT Season 1, Episode 1

Ok, over the weekend I watched my first episode of Game of Thrones. In the first episode, we have the selling of a woman (marriage to another king).  Incest, and the attempted murder of a child.  My old Baptist pastor … Continue reading

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