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Russiagate


Many writers much better than myself have treated the multiple stories known as “Russiagate”, but it occurred to me that maybe my friends who don’t follow this mess full-time would like some kind of little summary of just what is … Continue reading

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Round Numbers Again


The last time we had a nice big round number come around on the timeline of history, I ranted about the world before & after WWI. Much as that event burned a black path across Western Civilization, there’s a much … Continue reading

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I’m not used to this flattery.


Copied below is a comment I received on my last post (Apocalypse Now & Then). I didn’t approve it for posting because I first wanted to compose a proper “Thank you” in response. I also didn’t want my readers responding … Continue reading

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CONTINUING WITH “SERIAL”: THE LAZINESS OF EVIL


Spoiler alert! Trigger alert! Every lert you can think of. Them lerts are everywhere, dang ’em. Remember that line from Jeremiah Johnson: ” …a tribe’s greatness is figured on how mighty its enemies be.” That’s what Hannah Arendt ran into … Continue reading

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A good whine, I believe I’ll have another.


Enough people seemed interested in my last rant about language that maybe a sequel could be tolerated, just to make sure this horse is a little deader. It will follow a different format, as I try to explain what I … Continue reading

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A little more about trolls


Since the two replies I got to my “Censorship!” post were about trolls, I’ll go with that for a while, as it might interest somebody. First thing to remember: Whether something irritating is being done by a troll, a noob, … Continue reading

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CENSORSHIP!


What a dreaded word — one sure to push buttons among people who value free communication and openness to new ideas. Of course, as a listserve moderator, I’ve been accused of it from time to time.  If you’ve never used … Continue reading

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Life Without Life


Pat referred to the “having no life” part, and maybe that’s a good subject for a rant.  I’ll be drawing on an earlier rant that you might have seen by email. There’s an amusing Southpark episode in which an online … Continue reading

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Whom I Don’t Know


Tom mentioned “infiltrators in the local peace movement” as a topic we might take up.  (No, I’m not using the royal “we”.  I consider comments received to be part of the blog.) This really brings up the subject of ANY … Continue reading

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Some Things I Don’t Know


Comments from Josh and Tom have brought up two interesting topics: (1)  From Josh, how to respond when someone else breaches email ethics to spread disinformation (2)  From Tom, “the role of provocateurs or infiltrators in the local peace movement” … Continue reading

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