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How Bad At Counting Can You Be?

One of the aspects of American political history that has separated us from that of most nations that have sought to establish and maintain republics is the way that bullets have been superseded by ballots. In the election of 1800, … Continue reading

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Return To Sender

When we think about communication, to the extent that we do, I do not believe we pay enough attention to why communication exists. It exists because someone has a message that they want to send to someone. Often when we … Continue reading

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First With Their Backs To The Wall When The Revolution Comes

When regimes start to go rogue, it is little surprise that the legal system is one of the places that falls under the most pressure. It is tough, even with the prerogatives of lifetime service, for justices to remain independent … Continue reading

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The Jongleur’s Dilemma

Some years ago I pondered how it was that the elites of the world faced a dilemma in that there were so many problems going on simultaneously that being able to hold attention to more than one of them was … Continue reading

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Simulation Theory

It is said that the space between a right-wing conspiracy and its confirmation is about three to six months or thereabouts. It does not take long between something being voiced as being extreme and being vehemently denied to the inevitable … Continue reading

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On The Discussion Of Internal Logic To Outsiders: Part One

I was asked some time ago by an online acquaintance of mine why I have the belief system that I do. I have always found it difficult to understand why other people have the belief systems that they do, and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Hard To Be Humble

One of the most important aspects of life is the ability of dealing with external authorities. And, similarly, one of the most worrisome tendencies of contemporary life is the growing lack of interest of people in having authorities that are … Continue reading

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Professional Discourtesy

There is an old joke about a shark refusing to eat a lawyer in the sea because of professional courtesy. In not all cases do we find professional courtesy that is granted where we might expect it to be. For … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe Your Eyes

One of the more intriguing trends that one can see in contemporary music videos (and in contemporary communication) is the popularity of the deepfake. There are essentially two general ways in which people can try to create a deepfake. The … Continue reading

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Believe The Evidence

Like many people, I have an interest in celebrity trials. This is not because such trials are consequential on their own–they are not–nor because celebrities are often worthwhile people, because most of the time they are not, but rather because … Continue reading

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