Monthly Archives: November 2013

Red-Shifting Our Money

“No man is rich enough to say, ‘I have enough!’” –Latin proverb “A million here, a million there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.” –Everett Dirksen “When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.” –Russian proverb Something in the … Continue reading

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Life, and Life Only

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” –Anatole … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Reaper? Think Again

Reaper drones. No, I didn’t call them that, my sense of humor isn’t quite that twisted. But someone’s is, apparently. Probably the same hilarious folks who once gave us “Peacekeeper” missiles. Now I’ll admit my Personal Irony Appreciation Module (PIAM) … Continue reading

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Just Because You’re Paranoid …

Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant – it tends to get worse. –Molly Ivins “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” –Satchel Page Somewhere, I’ve run across this line said to be from novelist William S. … Continue reading

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Anemic? Just Give More Blood

Let me get this straight. Corporate capitalists have convinced the world that if we just give them everything they want, they will take perfect care of us. How’s that working out? Far as I can tell, ** THEY ** are … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Cat vs. Constitutional Rights.

“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” –Mark Russell I’m confused. Do we have quantum rights now, or phantom rights? I’m not sure … maybe it’s one of … Continue reading

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