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Tweets from the Camel Toe

Not since Clampett’s tribe pitched camp by an up-market cement pond has this great nation of exceptionalism so derisively mocked, to mask a swelling pride. As strongmen go, the vulgarian whose Olds 37 so rarely oilstains the Pennsylvania Avenue driveway…

Ex Machina

When we touched the moon the universe paused. When we created a mind, God stirred. Ex-Machina shows how we might misstep playing with smart toys. A lesson in human-machine interaction that icily depicts, from infinite possibility, a most plausible outcome.…

Roadkill on Pennsylvania Avenue

I have a question Do presidents, on the first day of office, alight the yellow bus at 1600 Pennsylvania, down socks, defiantly swagger up the driveway, plastic lunchbox replete with jelly sandwich and apple, sidle to the Resolute desk, penknife…

On Not Shedding a Tear

What in the human condition blinds you to stumbling weakened neighbors fading beneath your overladen dinner table? Here we stand, a species stubbornly enigmatic, gluttony unattenuated in paucity’s face. And what passes for deep self-honesty on this glittering blue-green globe…

A Statesmanlike Negro

Hand resting on the gilt-edged burgundy Bible used by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861, Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th president of the United States. He was the first African-American, and first Hawaiian-born, to hold this highest office in the…




Olio

The term ‘sheep overboard’ describes an ageless battle: a herd of naive humanity prey to pyschopathic kin. SheepOverboard the ...
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Post Truth Teapot

What’s this silliness of “memes” and “#hashtags” swirling through social media in ever decreasing circles? I’m older than ...
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On Hacking Earth

In the chat rooms we mused on happenings in a virtual reality (VR) called “Earth” that turned up the other ...
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SETI to Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

Fifty years of scant results steer researchers to greener pastures. Dr. Larc Nagas, Special Director of SETI’s Forward-planning Committee, ...
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The Lonely Australian

By Tim Jones Anyone approaching the musty quagmire of human intelligence needs to have thought very carefully about this, ...
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Apocalypse Redux ~ An Uncle’s Lament

I fear the unknown... I would never have thought I would be writing a story about one of my ...
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Five-penny Tour of Paradise Oz

A nation is a vector of its citizens’ clamour. As we more cynical and paranoid know, that vector ...
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Immortality ~ Not Fame

Writing is the most devalued human pastime. More words written each day than people have thoughts. More people ...
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Am I a Keller-bot?

We can learn so much from Helen Keller Academia dismisses her entire life as mere anecdotal science, while Hollywood’s ...
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Letter from a Blue Planet

Paradise in void – Vibrant life exuberant ...
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And.Those.Sheep

Biblical times dwell upon shepherds and flocks, man and sheep. In their eyes, beyond language, sheep evince deep admiration ...
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On Sheep Being Overboard

Sheep, when bunking with seafarers, are frequently overboard (often by choice, to escape rather unsavory reasons we shan’t consider here). ...
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Generosity

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Bobby, This is Rubbish

In the Great Southern Land we have an anticipatory aphorism: “She’ll be ...
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Much Ado About.. stuff

The international reader - should the northern hemisphere lapse into inexplicable torpor ...
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Stay Calm

Another exciting week in Australian federal politics. The 47th such, this year. ...
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Civilization ..

   defiles itself



Times past when warlords, priests and royalty hoarded luxury, life was a short grim struggle. Today most want for little yet still deny dignified survival to working poor, and ravage entire countries as collateral to our laissez faire fiesta.
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A Century of Imperialism

     ..hasn't dulled the urge

American foreign policy never a pretty sight, finesse of the mobile crane chase from Terminator 3. Export democracy? Cure worse than disease. double arrow Read more ..


Charity

~ its own reward

And what's going on in Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? As 40% of kids fail graduation the Iraqistan wars suck $2.4 trillion [CBO 2017 est]. Imagine this staggering sum applied to rebuilding The Great Society. Think of others.
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This lazy unemployed

..crack-smoking welfare queen ran up U$15 trillion debt

lazy homeless scum
Odd how the ultra-wealthy gull even working poor to blame unemployed, disabled, weak, and vulnerable while but for the grace of God go all.

If he's a welfare leech then your soul is with the sociopaths and predators who own Warshington and its minions, the Repugnicans and Dumfocrats, gutting a once noble nation that aspired to equality.

This elite will survive the US economic train wreck, land softly on 300 million plundered taxpayers, then from fortresses of luxury and privilege prey elsewhere for spoils.

The dawn of civilization was greatly exaggerated.