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What is the job of an elected representative?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

That very question came up recently on my Facebook feed.  It seems that an American legislator voted against a bill that would prohibit discrimination by landlords against homosexuals… and said legislator is homosexual himself. His reasoning is that he is representing the will of his constituents over his own self-interest.  That is what prompted the […]

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So your religious beliefs won’t let you serve food at a gay wedding?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

… and in Indiana, that’s apparently OK, because religious beliefs are protected in law. Now, I don’t agree with religion, but I understand why there are legal protections for religion.  And now, there are places that allow religious beliefs to have supremacy over anti-discrimination laws. But… and it’s a big but…  How is the law […]

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Wow, the spam-bots are ubiquitous

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules, Technology

The blog has been around, what, a week?  Already I’ve had to block 9 IP addresses and two small networks for spamming activities. Some people’s kids…

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A Physics Lesson For Pedestrians

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

This article was originally published by me in October 2011, but as I’ve been digging through old stuff looking for some gems from what I can salvage of the old site, this looked like it was worth bringing forward into 2014. You can follow updates on the more hilarious/sad aspects of this topic at I […]

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