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Thoughts About Trump’s Rhetoric Towards Legal Immigrants

Trump says a lot of untrue and inflammatory things about illegal immigrants, but it is horrible what he says about LEGAL immigrants. In a recent speech, he said that we have to get rid of the lottery system because countries … Continue reading

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Don’t want to be “that guy”…

Twice this week I’ve had to “hold my tongue.”  Well, not really my tongue, but my fingers on the keyboard.  Both were related to Facebook. One was a post by a doctor and the other was a post from a … Continue reading

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I don’t do pan-orthodox events…

“Pan-orthodox” events are events where the local Orthodox churches in the city get together for a service. There are a few per year. Today was the first Sunday of Lent aka The Sunday of Orthodoxy. It is customary for the … Continue reading

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Groupthink and Twitter LHCF zealots

Had an interesting experience the last day on Twitter. I know lots of people are nuts, but being on this side of it has maybe opened up my eyes a little. My experience starts near this post: https://twitter.com/LesJocondes/status/946606132344209408 The groupthink … Continue reading

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Why I Went on a Diet

I know I’ve needed to go on a diet for a long time. But really, I thought I wasn’t doing too bad because I was using the same belt holes.   Well, I looked a little closer and I had busted … Continue reading

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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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What I think of church names…

Driving through town, I see interesting church names.  Some of them crack me up… Believer’s Church — ok, so everyone who doesn’t go there is not a “believer”? Real Church — so, if you don’t go there you’re not real? … 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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