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If It Coughs, It Lags

Since I have a bit of time while we wait in the Wichita airport for our plane to arrive, from wherever it happens to be at present, I thought it would be worthwhile to write a bit about something I … Continue reading

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On The Insufficiency Of The Law As A Basis For Morality

There is a great deal of confusion about the purpose of the law. This is true regardless of what laws one happens to look at. Recently, a vlogger I pay attention to made a comment about what looks to be … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be A Friend Of God?

What does it mean to be a friend of God? To fully explore the implications of that question would take far more time than I have, but I would like to look at a fundamental aspect of this question. What … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Stolen Melodies, Ripped-Off Riffs, And The Secret History Of Rock And Roll, by Timothy English One of the secrets of the history of rock & roll is now unoriginal much of it is. It is common … Continue reading

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The Rules Of The Sky Are Written In Blood

Recently I have found a great deal of interest in watching flight disasters, and seeing what has to go wrong in order for disaster to happen on planes. In the course of these discussions of various disasters and near-disasters, it … Continue reading

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Lynch Law

In one of his earliest speeches, Abraham Lincoln stood against the lawless tendency of his times to celebrate lynch law. During the first half of the 19th century there was a rising tendency on the part of people throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kidnap Years

The Kidnap Years: The Astonishing True History Of The Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America, by David Stout With a book like this there is all kinds of wasted potential. This is a book that could have been great, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Executioner’s Song

The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer In reading this more than 1000 page book, the reader is struck by fundamental questions about the work, such as, are the people this book is about all that interesting, could the time spent … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea: The State As Killer?

Papua New Guinea: The State As Killer?, by Amnesty International Is it a bad thing for the state to be a killer? Amnesty International would have one believe that the death penalty has no place in justice out of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Never Give Me Your Money

This book has the makings of a Greek tragedy. One of the foremost elements of a Greek tragedy as opposed to other tragic traditions is that in a Greek tragedy the tragic fate is known ahead of time and yet … Continue reading

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