The Problem With “RIGHTS”

The siege at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is coming to an end.  We knew it would, just as all such actions end, sooner or later. And; despite the claims of the Bundy Bunch that they were coming to protest in peace, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, 55, was shot and killed, leaving behind 11 children and […]

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The Patsy Amendment

False Absolutes Arguments frequently ignore reality, are always devoid of empathy, and never productive. Once humans reach the extreme emotional stage created by a potential threat to their self interest and their accepted dogma, they will rarely, if ever, see anything beyond the creed they have committed themselves to.  There are simply too many emotions at […]

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Hello Pluto

Home!  All but invisible across the vastness of space;   all but inaccessible from where you are. The spacecraft door opens and instantly, in a cacophony of emotions, your thoughts are a jumbled, uncontrolled maelstrom as you stand on the surface of a planet three billion miles from home; so far from home, in fact, […]

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Law Enforcement In Crisis

Let me be perfectly clear about one thing; I am not now, nor have I ever been associated with the Communist Party.  Oh wait; that’s the wrong disclaimer. Let me be perfectly clear about one thing; I am not now, nor have I ever been a law enforcement officer. But, I am, and I have […]

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Like everyone else, I watch in horror as our law enforcement agencies and officers become embroiled in the seemingly widespread and very divisive racial violence. As we watch, we must always keep in mind that not all law enforcement agencies behave in an unprofessional, community-crippling manner. However!  I believe there is indeed an “undercurrent” within […]