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Rick Santorum, a man of the 1850s

Last Sunday, I  read an interesting article by Katharine Seelye of the New York Times.  Basically she discussed the show on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopolous.  George interviewed Rich Santorum. Santorum is sounding more and more like a person from the 19th century, or before.  He doesn’t feel, for example, that everyone needs to […]

Religious Violence in the Middle East

Religious Violence in the Middle East

Religious and ethnic lobbies are dangerous things.  They often intentionally spread  misinformed and perpetuate ignorant foreign policies.  Indeed, they want us to be misinformed and ignorant — in their favor. Probably the most famous and influential is AIPAC – the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.  They say, from their website, http://www.aipac.org , that their mission […]

Ginger is a Canine Good Citizen

Today, I have a guest blogger.  My dog Ginger, who taught me everything I know about blogging. Hello, all.  I’m Ginger.  First of all I am going to brag a little.  I have just become a Canine Good Citizen (CGC)!  At the age of 10 months, I have passed the CGC test administered by the […]

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America’s Bigot

America’s Bigot

“America – The National Catholic Weekly” had a very interesting article on Rick Santorum in the January 12, 2012 issue, written by Raymond A. Schroth. He contrasts Santorum with John F. Kennedy. In 1960, JFK proclaimed, in front of an audience of Protestant ministers the primacy of the individual conscience.  It won’t be The Pope […]

Apple Store vs. Microsoft Store

Apple Store vs. Microsoft Store

Last week my wife and I were in Arizona.  We stayed at a Marriott in the Phoenix area and used it as a base to visit the desert, have plenty of desserts, visit the Frank Lloyd Wright facility at Taliesin, etc.  The week went fast.  I won’t write a travel log but I did want […]

Keystone XL — A Disaster Looking for Just the Right Time and Place

How much oil is really left in the world?  According to the US Government there are about 1.3 trillion barrels.  Now, according to OPEC, over the next 21 years, the world will use an average about 36 billion barrels of oil per year.  So, barring any new major oil discoveries, the world’s oil supply will […]