April 2017 archive

Apr 30

Capitalism Plus Human Nature Equal Extinction

  In Brief— An explanation of how capitalism coupled with human nature is leading inexorably toward the extinction of humanity. [Written in January 2017.] Eat, Drink, Be Merry for Tomorrow We Die— Imagine we are on an eastward-bound train from Chicago to New York. Now substitute “Life’s Goals” for Chicago and “Death” for New York. …

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Apr 23

Global Climate Change is REAL

In Brief— A presentation of facts verifying that humanity and other species are endangered by man-made climate change. [Written in December 2016-January 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Neither Science Nor a Deity Will Save Humanity— Whoosh. Splat! Representative Ignoramus throws a snowball in congress exclaiming that because it’s snowing like crazy in Washington D.C. climate change is a …

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Apr 16

America: Torture “R” U.S.

In Brief — With Mike Pompeo — who believes in torture and “black sites”— as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it’s time to look at America’s use of torture since the earliest days when colonists arrived on the country’s shores and stole the land from the natives. This piece examines the American use …

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Apr 09

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 12

In Brief— The author’s experiences in the warehouse we call home. Sometimes there are surprises from the gray-haired residents. And then, there are other more serious matters. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Everybody Dies One Day— It seems a trivial thing to fight over, but that’s what happened recently. “I’m going to kill that S.O.B.,” preceded the fisticuffs between …

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Apr 02

Creatures Large and Small—Part 2

In Brief— With apologies to James Herriot, the author rambles through some of his experiences with the beloved dogs who enrich our lives and are a part of the animal kingdom that shares the planet with us. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Man’s Best Friend— “Oh, you shouldn’t do that, Nikko,” she said in a simpering voice. Her dim-witted …

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