Monthly Archives: January 2015

War and I

I volunteered for the military because I was losing my education deferment and the Navy promised electronics school. I didn’t join to kill Koreans. You can call me a coward. I had stopped going hunting after looking a dead duck … Continue reading

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Preventing War at a Military Contractor Level

There is a defense contractor or military base in every US House of Representative Member’s district. This was designed to keep support for military spending and the jobs created for each representative. This has little to do with protecting our … Continue reading

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For-Profit Schools

Another gripe I have is with for-profit schools that train people for jobs that too often do not exist. The students graduate with a piece of paper, but with no job to live on and a large debt to pay … Continue reading

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Corruption of Power

One major human problem, learned, genetic or both, is the corruption of power that causes / allows leaders of all kinds to commit self destructive, immoral and too often, atrocious acts. What does fame, power or money do to us … Continue reading

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American Sniper

We watched American Sniper before it was released. We get films before public release to judge for the awards. Eastwood has been one of my favorite directors. I don’t like films that glorify war. They make it easier for citizens … Continue reading

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On Listening

“We hear what we want to hear.” So how do we respond to things that we don’t want to hear? Is it natural to protect ourselves from challenges to our basic beliefs just like we would protect ourselves from physical … Continue reading

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Do we need protection?

Do we all have a basic need to feel protected? Is that need genetic, learned or both? Humans have evolved and survived up to this point by protecting our selves or being protected from danger by others. Those alpha males … Continue reading

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