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Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau In this chapter I’d like to discuss how intent and perception plays a role in how we judge the actions of others. […]
Why is politics so mind bogglingly complicated? You often hear conversation about the host of complex problems we face today and that these issues cannot be reduced to bumper sticker slogans and addressed by simplistic solutions. I say simple clear, concise ideas are powerful and the problems we face are […]
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Too often when surfing the internet and visiting various blogs and other meeting sites, I read comments from ALL sides of the political divide, that disparage President Obama’s leadership and or the leadership of other politicians and or powerful people. These comments put forth by many has bothered me for […]
News and opinion from around US-opolis for Monday, March 14, 2011.
THE GREAT AMERICAN CON Confessions of a Republican Con Man Congratulations! You have been cast in the Republican remake of the classic movie, The Sting. We’ve entitled it, The Great American Con. You remember the original movie, don’t you? Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Charles Durning. It was fantastic! And, of […]
Sometimes, living abroad has its advantages, even in the age of the Internet. For example, I’m probably the only American in the world who doesn’t know exactly what’s been happening with Charlie Sheen. I haven’t a clue, and I suppose he doesn’t either; but whilst I caught rumblings in the […]
Smedley Butler Crusader, Contrarian, Curmudgeon I see a lot of people laying the blame for the events in Wisconsin at the feet of the voters whose low turnout at the polls is said to have brought Scott Walker and his ilk into power. This is very wrong and in fact […]