Category Archive: Politics

Feb 12

Zealotry is Poisonous

In Brief— An examination of two aspects of society, Politics and Religion, and how the mixing of the two creates a destructive force. A Deadly Recipe— Mix one part Politics with one part Religion, add a human society made up of differing views and watch it boil until it spills out in turmoil. This is …

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Dec 18

‘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 11

The Frightening Republican Platform

In Brief— An examination of the Republican platform that’s supposed to be the blueprint for what the party stands for. It’s downright scary! The Monster Crawls Out from Under the Bed— With the 2016 bizarre election now history and the unexpected election of Donald Trump, we need to focus on the really bizarre and dangerous …

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Dec 04

Prejudice is Down Deep

In Brief—A peek at the often hidden prejudice that hides within most of us as well as the blatant prejudice we find in some misguided individuals. Prejudice is a Plague Hiding Within— It emerged from hiding in my subconscious in the unlikeliest of places. Dressed in my hippie trousers, flowered shirt and with my wallet …

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Nov 27

Human Nature: An Unconventional View

In Brief—Bay explains why he believes humanity has no better than a 5% chance of survival beyond the end of this century. —————————————————————————————————————— Humans are Flawed Creatures— Capitalism, seeking profit, is just one reason why humanity has only a small chance of surviving beyond the end of this century. Greed, short-sightedness, forcing one’s way of …

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Nov 20

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 10

In Brief—Bay reflects on the past weeks in the warehouse where he lives. This time it’s different. Cranial Pinball Machine and Random Thoughts— The fog of depression over the election results lifted to reveal the trees standing naked, with sparkling snow having nudged autumn’s oranges and golds aside. By the time this column makes its …

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Nov 13

The Catholic Church Does Its Dance

In Brief—Bay recognizes that this may step on some toes, but facts don’t lie. That said, this is also a look at the Catholic Church that has made Mother Teresa a saint. All that Glitters Isn’t Gold— Reused hypodermic needles are assuredly not a healthful way to go. Nevertheless, this is one example of the …

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Oct 30

Trump, Racism, Misogyny and Memory

In Brief—With the national election on Tuesday, November 8, voters risk having a clueless tyrant, Donald Trump, destroy all that America stands for and its preeminent position in the world. Deny Donald Trump the Oval Office. The Tyranny of Ignorance— Disbelieving Swedes ask me if Donald Trump stands a chance of becoming president. I say …

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Oct 09

The Fusty Tradition of Changing Time

In Brief—A look at how we are being dangerously conned with Daylight Savings Time. ————————————————————————————————————————— Time is Money Spring ahead. Fall back. Yep, we’re talking about Daylight Savings Time (DST) here, folks. That’s how you’re supposed to remember how to change the clocks twice each year. In the spring, set the clocks one hour ahead; …

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Sep 25

Marijuana: Benefits and Dangers

In Brief—A discussion of marijuana and other drugs examines the facts, the myths and the misunderstandings surrounding the acceptance of and resistance against consciousness-altering substances. America’s Erratic Drug Policies— I have a confession. I have used consciousness-altering drugs until 2011 when a tumor and an operation ended my use. I drank wine, an occasional dram …

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