Category Archives: Thinking Out Loud

My personal thoughts and observations. Thoughts for you to ponder.

Am an Anti-Semite or Are You Just an AssHole?

The Anti Defamation League defines and anti-semite as: The belief or behavior hostile toward Jews just because they are Jewish. It may take the form of religious teachings that proclaim the inferiority of Jews, for instance, or political efforts to … Continue reading

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I Call BullShit Mr. Cornyn!

In the weekly Republican radio address, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., said that “it has become disturbingly clear that the Obama-Reid shutdown is no longer about health care, or spending, or ideology. It’s about politics, plain and simple.” You also said … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner!

“The minority party needs to sit down and shut up!” No matter who says this it certainly ain’t the way to build a consensus. Shutting down the government until you can eliminate legislation that has already been passed and signed … Continue reading

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And They Shut the Government Down

Because they can’t have their way. One party of our sort of two party system of government wants to govern the United States of America according to their own ideology. Now ideology means according to the OED, noun * 1 … Continue reading

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Art and the GOP or Is this really going on?

Two things popped into my little mind this week and the first involves the grand old party and their stated intention of not allowing anything the opposition party wants to do happen. Especially the lawfully elected president. So once again … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Crypto Prof asked to remove blog post regarding NSA.

Crypto prof asked to remove NSA-related blog post Predictable backtrack from Johns Hopkins comes a few hours later. by Nate Anderson – Sept 9 2013, 4:55pm EST Matthew Green is a well-known cryptography professor, currently teaching in the computer science … Continue reading

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Be prepared to litigate: Boy Scouts pressures Hacker Scouts to drop “Scouts” The Boy Scouts of America insists it has a trademark on the word “scouts.” by Megan Geuss – Aug 20 2013, 11:25pm EST

I’ve totally ripped this piece off from the Ars Technica web site because of this sentence: Since 1919, the Boy Scouts of America has held a congressional charter that protects the organization’s “exclusive right to use emblems, badges, descriptive or … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Work Together?

It’s Saturday after the Patriot’s Day bombing and a week of pursuit. On Friday Boston was shut down completely. Streets were deserted, businesses closed and it seemed everyone was tuned into some form of media. By the end of the … Continue reading

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Aids and HIV in the 1980s

A long time ago, especially in this world of sound bites I looked into my past and presented my memories of what it was like with AIDS in the 1980s and presented this as a sermon for World Aids Day … Continue reading

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