This post was sparked by an exchange on Facebook about communism, socialism and capitalism. At one point the following argument was made: “Communism or socialism has never worked, anywhere. Human nature will not permit it. As to whether socialism can ever really work, I wholly doubt it. Give me one
…involved in designing and determining the budget for building, my bookcase, greetings! Engineer If you thought creating a drawer-locking design which had a hidden mouse-trap in it was a reasonable thing to do please turn in your degree and your professional credentials to their issuing institutions. Because you’re a nitwit.
A few years back I started using photos of distant galaxies as desktop wallpaper. Why? Because they’re beautiful…and because they serve as a reminder about how small even seemingly monumental problems are in the scheme of things. The nearest major galaxy not orbiting the Milky Way is Andromeda, at about
My good friend Seth is a wonderful writer…who also happens to share my views of His (Soon to be Former Thank Ghu) Majesty :). This is an article from his holiday newsletter I thought worth sharing. It’s been very lightly edited for the online environment The End of an Error
This election is the most important one in almost a century. We have a fundamental choice to make. Do we want to remain a nation committed to giving everyone an opportunity for a better life or not? Do we value leadership and caring about others or showmanship and grabbing what
Barbara & I are busy sending out letters to infrequent voters in battleground states urging them to vote this November. It’s easy, fun, and more rewarding, IMHO, than making donations to political campaigns1. One site that makes writing letters simple is Vote Forward. They generate the letters, you download them,
This post was triggered by something one of my favorite authors, John Scalzi, wrote about the incessant “war” between science fiction aficionados regarding what’s canon. But I couldn’t resist the pun :). The debate over what’s canon is an interesting one. Scalzi makes a number of great points about how
I’ve always been impressed by the number of hidden clauses and amendments the U.S. Constitution has. There’s the one that says you must always distrust the government regardless of the evidence. The one stating you have the right to be a delusional paranoid when you think your personal interests might