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4. April 2016

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Earth Egg

I’m re-posting below an essay, verbatim, from 17 July 2009. Consistent with my usual recent pattern, I’m adding a few introductory words and an embedded song. I was interviewed for the latest, and perhaps last, episode of Extinction Radio. Catch the 20-minute interview here. “Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations […]

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1. April 2016

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Problems Solved!

“As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” ~ John Eliot   As it turns out, I was correct with a solution-packed book I wrote more than a decade ago. Killing the Natives: Has the American Dream Become a Nightmare? was replete with dire descriptions of […]

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27. March 2016

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Three Chinese Curses

I’m copying below an essay, verbatim, originally posted in this space on 28 May 2010. But first I include a (very) few words of introduction and an embedded song. People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith   I’m there. I […]

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23. March 2016

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Pushing

Jesters do oft prove prophets ~ William Shakespeare   A few weeks ago, Mike Sliwa expressed his frustration at our lack of impact with the radio show. “Let’s push the audience,” he said. He indicated the typical listener, like the typical American, is heavy on criticizing the dominant cultural narrative and light on actions consistent […]

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19. March 2016

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Picking Cherries, Again

“To truth only a brief celebration of victory is allowed between the two long periods during which it is condemned as paradoxical, or disparaged as trivial.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer   I’ve pasted below, verbatim, an essay originally posted in this space on 30 January 2014. It was and is titled, “Picking Cherries.” I begin with […]

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15. March 2016

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The Questions People Ask

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers ~ Voltaire   People ask me amazing questions. They’re generally both ignorant and redundant, as I indicated previously. Sometimes the questions are neither ignorant nor redundant. They’re mean-spirited, thereby consistent with this entire culture. I don’t know if the questioner is mirroring the culture or […]

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11. March 2016

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Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump: McPherson’s 6th Stage of Grief (Gallows Humor)

by Joe Dellatore, a lifelong tree-hugger who also wanted to earn a lot of money (ergo, his employment as a business adviser, currently with IBM). Joe learned the foolishness of the monetary path about seven years ago and has been changing his route since then, and is now a practicing Buddhist. He is a grateful […]

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