Reality, perception, and human thought

What holds a society together?  A common set of values, which include group self-interest, and which derive from a shared understanding of what works, ...
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The Path To Fascism

What is a society's reaction to a wave of immigrants/refugees?   We have wondered for a while about the risk to social order from ...
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/ / Hot Takes, Immigration

ICE Agrees With Liberals?!?!

It's understandable that Liberals are calling for abolishing ICE, but when 19 ICE AGENTS write their Boss' Boss: Kirstjen Nielsen (of Mexican food fame) ...
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/ / Hot Takes, Immigration

Who’s really paying?

With a sardonic chuckle, I read this morning "PG&E to pay $2.5 billion for Wine Country fires" in Northern California.  But who is REALLY ...
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Your Government Works For Money. Surprise.

Most people suspect that our politicians are driven by money, rather than the interests of the voters who elected them, or who live in ...
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Italy’s had enough with illegal migrants …. so has France …

... but the French are careful not to say it out loud.  President Emmanuel Macron of France accused Italy of “cynicism” and “irresponsibility” for ...
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/ / Hot Takes, Immigration, Society

Biblical floods… no longer unusual

A new study published Wednesday in Nature finds that tropical cyclones — which is a catch-all term for hurricanes and typhoons — move more ...
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California’s Running Dry

By the end of this century, California will have 60% LESS snowpack, which means deciding between growing crops or keeping people alive in June, ...
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Ambien Causes Racism?

Roseanne Barr blamed her racist tweet on taking Ambien, manufactured by Sanofi.  Read more here.... ...
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/ / Hot Takes, Society

Guns For Slavery?

It may be uncomfortable to talk about Gun Violence and Gun Safety in America, but what is REALLY an uncomfortable discussion is the origin ...
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/ / Gun Violence, Half-Baked