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Telecom consultant or maybe retired, wireless. Recovering executive. Much time overseas, mostly Soviet Union and successor states. Language nut. Three degrees in selling dubious concepts through facile, albeit plausible, arguments.

Diaries published: 21 (672 days since last diary on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:25 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 1034 (668 days since last comment on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 08:05 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 192

Total Comment Ratings: 2026

Most Recommended Diary: you can call me Leuk, 39 comments, 42 recommends

People Following flagpole: 8

flagpole's Most Recent Diaries:

Got a bit of problem, looking for some folks with experience in development wars, monkey-wrenching, civic activism, what have you. I live in the Methow Valley in north central WA. A blue raft in a ...
by flagpole
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:25 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
A friend just got back from the Big City, where she underwent assorted routine procedures at a highly-regarded clinic. Along with the usual stack of preliminary paper, she was given a disclaimer of ...
by flagpole
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:45 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Following is an LTE, addressing the opinion of a regular contributor that gun control doesn't work, what's needed is better mental health care, yadda:
by flagpole
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:55 PM PST with 4 Recommends
that my oldest friend was one of those killed at the Cafe Racer in Seattle last Friday. Hadn't seen him for a few months, but that was where we usually went when I was in town: less than a block ...
by flagpole
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 01:19 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I haven’t written anything here for a longish time: in general, I look to this site for information, and have no interest in the navel-bashing that goes on continually amongst those who, for no ...
by flagpole
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 03:07 PM PST with 10 Recommends
I haven't written here for a couple years, but, what the hell. All this kerfuffle about Jane Hamsher is too amusing to pass up. What is it, folks? We're talking here about one of the premiere "...
by flagpole
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 12:47 PM PST with 9 Recommends

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