Outliers

Some time back I wrote a piece called “Back to Square One.” In that essay I laid out the basic premise that if there are limited resources and that if one group has most of them, the only way anyone else will get any at all is if we find a way to create more resources or the group with the most gives some up. I’m hardly the first person to make that observation.

There I was speaking about the population growth projections for the next 35 years and the world as a whole. The same reasoning applies to this country and to this time. Continue reading

Fans Vs Bernie

I’ve spent a whole lot of time in my life working with and supervising volunteers. Volunteers are some of the greatest people in the world. They are enthusiastic; they are often very talented; they love what they do – which is why they do it. Did I mention that they are enthusiastic? But I hate working with volunteers. They’re so… unprofessional and … enthusiastic. Continue reading

Priorities Lost

You do not have a constitutional right to be an asshole.

Just because you think no one knows who you are, you can’t just stick your bare ass out a car window, fart, and then be surprised when someone shoots it off.

Just because you hide behind a pseudonym when you troll someone’s blog site doesn’t mean that the bile you upchuck isn’t hurtful and pathetic. And there are ways to track you down, by the way.

And when you call someone names and tell lies about them in a social media meme, even if it’s only by sharing that meme, it doesn’t mean that you’re funny, and you have not advanced your cause; it means you’re part of a colossal problem in this country. Continue reading

Your Heroes Are Safe – How Are You Doing?

The United States spends more on its military than the next 27 countries combined. We boast that we have the greatest soldiers the world has ever seen. So what’s wrong with this picture:

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