Category Archives: thinking about stuff

Is the world going to end because of stupidity???

You know, If the world ended with an asteroid hitting us, I could accept that. A nuclear war brought about by panic, well, not great, but believable. Alien invasion, sure, why not. I could even deal with a virus that … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in another dimension… part 1…

The Founding Mothers are setting up a democracy that won’t be ruined by men.

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The empathy gap…

There is no denying it, America is split almost down the middle. And it is supposed to be that way, but maybe not to the extent that it is right now. But I want to focus on one aspect of … Continue reading

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A very simple way for the Republican party to do one good thing for the world and come down on the right side of history and humanity for once…

From now on, just insist that everyone attending your rallies has an updated vaccine card. That’s all. Just that one thing. You can still worship tRump. You can still believe in baby-eating, Satan-worshiping Democrats. You can still pass laws to … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… the final chapter…

That is a photo I took at Dachau. I have been to Dachau twice. I removed the color from all of the photograph except for the flowers. I wanted the simple remembrance, the tribute of the flowers, to stand out … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 8…

The election was not stolen. That might be your opinion, but that doesn’t make it a fact. I would be willing to bet that most of you did not even have that opinion until it was presented to you as … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 7…

Masks work. That is a fact. Once again, you are entitled to your own opinion, but this is social Darwinism at its most basic. Maybe masks aren’t magic. They aren’t 100% effective. But they help. Is it really too much … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 6…

Thinking that you can beat up any Asian you see on the street because they are responsible for the virus is an opinion, not a fact. In fact, this is a stupid, evil and racist opinion. That is my opinion, … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 5…

Global warming is a fact. Once again, feel free to have a differing opinion… but you are wrong. Our first mistake was calling it ‘global warming’ instead of the more accurate ‘climate change’. This allows people to go outside, see … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 4…

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. I will be honest enough to admit that this peculiar belief, while obviously an opinion and not a fact, does fall somewhere in the murky middle ground. But it is not a fact. … Continue reading

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