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The Unmet Hunger For Genuine Competition

One of the more pervasive and frustrating aspects of contemporary life for me personally, and it appears for many other people as well, is the unmet hunger for genuine competition that exists in so many areas of life. As a … Continue reading

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A Documentary Hypothesis

Within the last few months, we have been treated to what seemed at first to be a politically motivated attack on a former president over the status of classified documents that he had the authority–whether or not he had used … Continue reading

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Center Of Gravity

Frequently in life I have found the troubled relationship of cores and peripheries to be the cause of many situations of unhappiness and many failures of justice and reciprocity. There is a clear asymmetry between those who fancy themselves to … Continue reading

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Album Review: Master Of Puppets

Master Of Puppets, by Metallica By the time they were beginning work on their third album, Metallica had moved from the minor leagues to a larger label, and their earlier albums had slowly grown into popular albums that demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Are We To Be Governed by Laws Or Men?

Do laws and rules exist as common standards to govern our conduct, to be enforced as fairly and justly as is possible, or are we to be governed by people based on questions of identity? We have at present in … Continue reading

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William Pennington’s Revenge

On February 1, 1860, after nearly 40 unsuccessful ballots for Speaker of the House, a forgotten and milquetoast moderate Republican, William Pennington of New Jersey, was chosen for the position in the face of a bitterly divided House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Cores of Contention

For a long time, I have been fond of the United States Census Bureau and its unceasing efforts to place cities and counties and various other population areas in a larger context that shows what areas are part of the … Continue reading

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On The Implications Of Simulation Theory

One of the natural results of incompetence in stage management of events is that attention is drawn to the reality of stage management. The incompetence of attempts at controlling reality has influenced a rise in contemporary gnosticism, which is an … Continue reading

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The Debt Of Association

Yesterday I got an interesting message from a longtime friend about questions she liked to explore and was curious about my feelings on, and I thought that the questions she explored were the sorts of questions I pondered heavily as … Continue reading

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A Journalist Always Has Enemies

Friday, while watching the World Cup Quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands, American soccer writer Grant Wahl collapsed and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Having been both estranged from the Qatari government and of sound health, it … Continue reading

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