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Pick a fucking number

I am not you. You are not me. If you say “It’s hot in here” and I disagree, there is only one way to properly resolve this difference – pick a fucking number. Heating the entire house because you feel … Continue reading

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A Mind is a Terrible Thing…. To Waste

My mother was a “light-duty bi-ploar”, meaning she only had 4 episodes in her life, though some of them were doosies. Her first episode was most likely the cause of her first divorce, but that’s just an educated guess, put … Continue reading

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

Some say that “money is the root of all evil”, and once you start examining exactly how capitalism really works, you will see exactly how true that statement really is. The rules of capitalism not just encourage, but require every … Continue reading

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Look both ways

This week I’ve been working in an industrial area of Stockton, California; a city that has a rather large homeless population. This area is littered with numerous encampments, not only under bridges but also right out on the sidewalks. They … Continue reading

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Capitalism is wasteful

So many people believe that all of the improvements in life are because of capitalism. They think progress would not happen if there was no profit motive. Yet how many times do people do good things just for the sake … Continue reading

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Here’s a dose of reality

Why does it seem that humans go through the vast majority of their life trying to AVOID reality? I was reminded of this while I was hanging my usual (sparse) Christmas lights this year: A few years ago I stumbled … Continue reading

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How obvious does it have to be?

This post could also be titled “How oblivious are you?“ Certain problems seem quite obvious to some, while not apparent to others. Take for example, myself. One time I diagnosed a broken timing belt just by hearing the engine cranking … Continue reading

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