Philosophy

Godwin’s law, the Rand Version

“Do you know that my personal crusade in life (in the philosophical sense) is not merely to fight collectivism, nor to fight altruism? These are only consequences, effects, not causes. I am out after the real cause, the real root of evil on earth — the irrational.” -Ayn Rand So this image showed up on …

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Politics

Labor Pools Are Not Cost Centers

Why do I think the stock market will plunge this year? Because most companies are boosting their stock prices not by developing new products or selling more goods and services but by slashing their payrolls and buying back their shares of stock. These steroidal tactics are generating temporary boosts in share prices, but they can’t …

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Family Philosophy

My Shambala

A friend of mine on Facebook posted a link to a version of Shambala a bit ago.  I can (and do) appreciate his posts, but for me there is only one version of Shambala. I say sorry Jim, because Three Dog Night’s Shambala was part of an 8track of hits that they played at the …

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Disability Philosophy

Leveling With Myself

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been facing the world’s worst case of writer’s block, for quite some time now.  Anyone who knows me, read this blog, or runs across this new post will probably figure that out …

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Family Humor

The Wife

(This was originally posted here. I’ve edited and expanded it a bit) “Doesn’t she have a name?” Why yes, she does. She just doesn’t want me to use it here. Probably doesn’t want her name associated with her like the name “Margaret” has been associated with an amazing ability to argue about anything. I started …

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Environment Skepticism

Religion/Spiritualism? How about Pragmatism.

I updated my ghost story yesterday because I was engaged in a long running conversation on this thread on Facebook.  Started with a meme image composed mostly of the text “Religion is for people afraid of going to hell, Spirituality is for people who have already been there” can we say “false dichotomy”? I knew that you could. …

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Skepticism

Paranormal? Ghosts?

This post was re-edited from this previous post on the subject.  So many of my opinions from that time have changed, I feel I cannot direct someone to that post and have them understand what it is I’m trying to communicate.  So here is my ghost story. Except it isn’t a story. I’d like to …

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