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Hostage Evangelism

When I saw the John Brown University and Oklahoma Baptist University sweat shirts, I was immediately nervous.  I don’t like baptists, having been married to one (and having been one myself).  I found myself at a Halloween party for the … Continue reading

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Review of Penn Jillette’s Diet Book

You’d have to be a moron to take dieting or health advice from Penn Jillette. That’s how Penn Jillette bookends his book, Presto! How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales.  Jillette starts the book saying he’s … Continue reading

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They dangled the carrot again and hope it’s not shame on me…

I worked as a software engineer at a small software company for 18 years.  We created a major analytics and data mining product.  The founders were professors from the local university.  I enjoyed the work even though sometimes the owners … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Trump’s Attack on Syria

I won’t say whether it was wise or not. Honestly, time will tell. But questions to ask are… 1) On what Intel did he base making the attacks? He said our intelligence agencies are crap and corrupt. Did he watch … Continue reading

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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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