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Mind-Sets Revisited

I recently had a discussion with someone regarding the Constitution Project Report on “extraordinary renditions” and torture encouraged by the Bush Administration.  This man still tries to make excuses for his own behavior or that of people he ideologically identifies with (right-wingers).   He argued that the U.S. … Continue reading

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Liberals and Conservatives Part II

In my February 2011 post ( https://corticalsense.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/liberals-and-conservatives/), I pointed out that during the American Revolution, conservatives were sympathetic to the British aristocracy, not the colonial rebels.  But in today’s world of politics, conservatives will often claim to be the “real … Continue reading

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On Education

Someone called me recently for assistance with a problem. They reported that they could access the internet via their cable ISP, but could not access their inherent email account from either of two computers. They called the cable provider first … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, … Continue reading

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Learn to Manage Your Health

Here is a link to an excellent article by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times. Upon reading this article, I found myself recalling the many quarrels I have had with the medical profession over the years. Somewhat more realistically … Continue reading

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Toward a More Effective Congress

As a result of the grandstanding and squabbling in Congress, the latest polls reveal that more than eighty percent of Americans disapprove of the performance of Congress and believe that Congress doesn’t care about the welfare of Americans in general … Continue reading

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Pig in a poke

“Pig in a poke” is an expression dating back to the middle ages that is as applicable to today’s world as it was back then. It referred to various practices of substituting less-than-satisfactory products for what people thought they were … Continue reading

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