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More than likely, some form of capitalism will always be with us. Let’s hope what we have in America does not stick around. Yes, you can make millions of dollars coming up with an idea for a company. If it works, that’s even better. This country, however, does not value…


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Let’s look at the preamble to the Constitution for any insights.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our…


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The rest of the world now looks on America as not the land of the free but as the land of the freak. So many Americans are neurotically concerned about their “freedoms,” I tweaked the word to “freek” for the title.

It’s like the movie “Idiocracy” was turned into a…


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I’ve gone a year and a half without a cold, flu, any type of respiratory infection. A personal best record. I wouldn’t mind if it were extended indefinitely. I think it’s the mask. I used to get colds that would morph into a throat infection. Then it would turn into…


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You walk around a grocery store in Texas, and about a third of people don’t wear masks. It makes me cringe that there are people so ignorant or misguided that they would take a chance on infecting themselves or their family with the delta variant and becoming sick or dying…


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Police unions across the country are threatening to quit en masse or file lawsuits if they are forced to comply with vaccine mandates. If police unions are truly representative of their members, this does not look good for the men and women in blue. …


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The labeling of First, Second, and Third World countries originated in 1952, from an article by Alfred Sauvy in L’Observateur where he mentions “three worlds, one planet." First World countries were the U.S. and capitalist allies like Western Europe, Australia, and Japan. The Soviet Union and its Eastern European allies…


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It looks bleak. Civilization, under the pressures of predatory capitalism, resource depletion, war, and climate change, could wind up being a smattering of humanity scavenging for a cave to live in, wood to burn, and tech to salvage. These are the things we know and live with daily. …


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We are talking about the poorest of the poor on up to the upper-middle class. No matter how much money they make, they suffer from various stages of economic discomfiture — debt, overspending, or not being able to save for things they want.

They attended Trump rallies or, at the…


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On June 15, 1976, I was heading home from work in my metal flake bronze 1974 Ford 4-wheel drive pickup (very proud of that truck). I had left work early to get ahead of expected street flooding from heavy showers moving in. It was about 2:00 p.m., …

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