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Capitalism: It’s Only One Story

  • March 25, 2015
Capitalism:  It’s Only One Story

How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We’ve grown up listening to a fairytale story that tells us we are unfulfilled, and the only way to be happy is to consume more and more, faster and faster. We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of climate change but we are pumping more carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere every single year.

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Does Daylight Savings Actually Save Anything?

  • March 9, 2015
Does Daylight Savings Actually Save Anything?

Daylight Savings Time (DST). Every year in the Spring we get to perform this ritual where we give up an hour of our precious sleep time - an hour sorely needed to detach from the grid, spend some self-oriented QT pounding our ears, and renew our energies for yet another foray into the productivity war for the sole benefit of the neoliberals who created this cruel insanity of getting billions of hard working peons to surrender more of their precious freedoms in the first place.

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The Austerity Charade

  • January 22, 2015
The Austerity Charade

In a 2015 column Trojan Hearse: Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony, author, blogger and investigative reporter Greg Palast takes on the subject of Austerity and how it has played out in Greece.

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Morality and The Forever War

  • September 18, 2014
Morality and The Forever War

Discourses With Robert Estrada. Morality & The Forever War: Chapter Five of The Forever War Chronicles The above image gleaned from a link on Facebook provided by Young Americans For Liberty provoked a spirited exchange between myself and my long-time colleague and frequent foil for political, social, and cultural discourse, Robert Estrada whom I originally met and befriended on my daily ferry commute to Tiburon where I was then indentured to the 1% for a decade and a half. The ideas and thoughts we shared during those brief excursions soon became the high point of my day - but then...

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Armageddon: Now And Forever

  • September 5, 2014
Armageddon:  Now And Forever

DISCOURSES WITH ROBERT ESTRADA Armageddon Now and Forever - The Forever War Chronicles Chapter Six. The above cartoon is the graphic inspiration for this discourse with my friend and fellow traveler exploring The Road of Life, Robert Estrada as we share points of view about the latest theater of The Forever War taking place in Syria. "Of course the cartoon which rests in the minds of those who see militant Islamist beheadings, rapes, abduction into sex slavery, and wholesale slaughter upon religious lines as actually threatening would feature characters not with the crazed eyes of panic...

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