MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

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Horrificity personified

So, my wife and I watched the movie, “Cloverfield,” last night for the first time. Well, correction. She watched it for the first time. I watched it the night before by myself after she had…


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In defense of Hispanics (expanded thoughts)

For the better part of a month, most traveling in the Upstate have likely seen 10th District solicitor challenger Sarah Drawdy’s mind-stumping “Deport & Convict Illegals” signs posted along area highways. Endemic to an ideology that summons…




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In defense of Hispanics

A particular candidate here running for solicitor, or district attorney, has put up campaign signs around the county I live in which read: “Convict & Deport Illegals.” State-level district attorneys can do no more in deporting…


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Pocketful of Quarters

So, my wife and I on Sunday watched a program on G4 called “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” which documented a rivalry between the Donkey Kong world champion, Billy Mitchell, who judging…


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Disclaimer …

Disclaimer: If you work for an insurance company, my apologies. Let me explain the high wire act that people with medical conditions and people of modest means must perform to a) earn a living and…


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On the road to crisis … no, for real

One of the local newspapers here (in Upstate South Carolina), the Anderson Independent-Mail, has decided – and already instituted – a new paper format they call, “Going Green.” They say it’s more environmental friendly, it…



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Dried up spacescape

We all search for meaning to life, and if-if we would even  have a discovery that there is a habitable planet, let alone life on it-I think it would uplift the human spirit. – astronomer…