Monthly Archives: June 2011

Call It Sedition

It seems to me… Sedition:    incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government; any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion. Treason:     the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its … Continue reading

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Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Medical Practice

It seems to me… For those of you old enough to remember the 1986 movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, without going into the plot details, Dr. McCoy made several relevant comments regarding current medical practices including: “My God, … Continue reading

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Healthcare In The U.S.

It seems to me… As soon as healthcare reform passed, the assault began.  Insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, HMOs and other healthcare profiteers began spending billions in advertising and more billions in lobbying to convince us that the U.S. has the … Continue reading

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Economic Recovery

It seems to me… The reality is that our economy has recovered to prerecession levels.  The continuing problem – and part of the new reality – is employment prospects have changed forever.  Politicians are being dishonest in their refusal to publicly … Continue reading

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Blogging – Second Thoughts…

It seems to me… A friend commented that I always seemed to have an opinion on just about everything.   He said it in a complimentary way (I think!).  I admitted that there definitely are more topics on which I would like … Continue reading

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Oil Shale

It seems to me… The cost of oil can be expected, in general, to continue increasing.  While prior petroleum cost increases resulted primarily from war or revolution (1973, 1980, 1990…), in 2004, petroleum demand exceeded maximum production capability primarily as … Continue reading

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