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Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 06:51 AM PDT

The Failure of Privatization

by T C Gibian

Sell Yosemite! Dump the Post Office, the prison system, education, Social Security!!  Conservatives have been pushing this agenda for decades, insisting that private ownership would increase efficiency, but would it?

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Encryption software is pretty good these days, but modern computers are so fast that brute force methods can decode anything in reasonable time.  How to preserve privacy -- it's easy.  Read on. . .

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When the Southern states tried to leave the Union, the ensuing war ended this ambition for the time, but it still simmers below the surface. We need to find a way to vent this pressure or it could blow up again.

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Amicable Partition, Anyone?

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The failings of these machines are well known:  With suitable means and the access afforded to a Registrar of Voters, they can be preprogramed to produce any desired result -- despite what the actual votes were.

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I was going to title this blog "Why are Democrats so thick headed about economics," but I wanted readers to get past the title without scaring them off quite so immediately. So here goes. . .

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You may not like the man -- many don't.  I am told he doesn't suffer fools gladly, but it is an attitude he can afford when he is not the one being a fool.

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but it can be used against them if Democrats have any sense.  Let me propose a long range plan.

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So what do you think nowadays?

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It has happened before.  After the Viet Nam war, many mustered-out servicemen sought jobs in law enforcement.  Then began a series of acts of police violence.  We are seeing it again in Ferguson.  Why?  How?

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 09:46 AM PDT

Let's Depopulate Red States

by T C Gibian

I can hear it now.  Whoa, boy.  You have gone to far.  But no.  Hear me out.

The republicans have allowed their current brand of fanaticism to unhinge their judgment.  This is good.  Why, you ask. . .

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So how's it by you?

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We live on the verge of an intended plutocracy.  Money moves to swing elections; it tries to command slience; it seeks to secure votes.  However, this great strength is its own critical weakness.  Read on. . .

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 09:58 AM PDT

The Unexpressed War on the Right

by T C Gibian

Tea party vs. establishment -- we all watch this conflict, perhaps with a touch of amusement.  However, there is a much worse division republicans will have to deal with, the differing objectives of cash and bond holders.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 11:20 AM PDT

Attack the Money

by T C Gibian

Rush Limbaugh's ship is not sinking yet, but it is listing substantially.  From king of the airwaves he has slipped insensibly in ratings and revenue, and how this occurred has a powerful lesson for us.

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