Category: Politics

Feb 11

The Destructiveness of Twice-yearly Time Change

In Brief — A look at how changing our clocks twice a year hurts not only human health but shows the flawed thinking of business interests and politicians. [Written in October/November 2017.] Changing Our Clocks Endangers Our Lives — Spring forward; Fall back. They sound like admonitions for healthy exercise and military retreat, but it’s …

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Jan 28

In Praise of Skepticism

In Brief — The author recommends a healthy level of skepticism in examining the world around us, whether focused on the media or what you hear, read and see. [Written in July 2017.] ————————————————————————————————————————————– Honest Skepticism is a Virtue — Earlier in 2017, Donald Trump’s son, Donald Jr., and two of his trusted friends met …

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Jan 21

My Shout into the Universe

In Brief—The author’s random views on what he thinks and holds dear. [Written in February-March 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————- Everything Has An Expiration Date— Zap! I suddenly awoke in the wee small hours with my brain in overdrive. Sparks sprang from the fuse ignited by a good friend in California. When I opined that I was considering …

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Jan 14

Lies: The Mother’s Milk of Politics

In Brief — A look at how the political establishment at all levels distorts the truth to sell its laws to a gullible public. [Written in July/August 2017.] ————————————————————————————————————————————— Is Honesty the Best Policy or Not? — Donald Trump, now the President of the United States, has set a new record for lying. According to …

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Dec 31

Anger, Bullheadedness and Road Rage

In Brief—Incidents experienced by the author, people of color and Palestinians reveal problems that haunt the human race and are overdue for correction. [Written in 2014; Revised in September 2017.] Injustice and Destruction Grow — In a world where both uplifting and destructive actions occur every moment of every day, violence and injustice undermine mankind’s …

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Dec 17

‘Tis the Season to Donate

In Brief—Bay points out the necessity for ignoring the commerciality that smothers the real meaning of the season and spending your money on the worthy causes that can really make a difference. “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Donations That Have Real Impact— We all need another tie or toy like we need water in our shoes. How …

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Dec 10

America: A Failed Experiment

In Brief — With sadness, the author briefly explores the state of America today under an erratic and autocratic leader as it descends in status. Just another flawed country that has lost its way after a promising beginning. [Written April 2017.] ————————————————————————— The Fall of Giants— No, I’m not anti-American but I AM a realist. …

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Oct 01

The Shame of Republicanism

In Brief — A frank look at why Republicans should be ashamed of their membership in a regressive political party. [Written in May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward-looking and Mean-Spirited  — Imagine aligning yourself with ignorant scoundrels. A once-respected political party — Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt must be spinning in their graves — has abandoned governing in …

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Sep 03

Euphemisms and Waste: A Poisonous Mix

In Brief— The author describes the corruption of our language and the prodigious military waste that robs Americans of precious dollars. He provides information about what is done in our name. [Written in March 2015. Revised in May 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————– The Orwellization of Language— Surprise! The American military not only wastes prodigious amounts of taxpayer …

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Aug 20

Revenge vs. Learning: Which is Stronger?

In Brief — An examination of whether the death penalty is atavistic or useful to society. [Written in May 2017.] Vengeance in the 21st Century — Premeditated murder. It’s often referred to as first degree murder, but generally (excluding military actions) it is deliberately killing another human being. States frequently have their own variations on …

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