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If She’d JUST Been a Better Candidate!

Topic: Clinton was a Wall Street SHILL! Shilary! Let’s look at facts (remember those?) Campaign money raised from Wall Street: 2016: Clinton $9,125,670 2012: Romney $23,783,132 ($24,972,288 adjusted for inflation) Romney set a new record. 2008: Obama: $17,387,972 ($19,300,648 adjusted for inflation) At the time, Obama set the record. Why did Clinton receive so much […]

Hey Democrats. Stop apologizing.

Hillary shouldn’t have apologized for the server; what did the apology bring her? Did her Left or Right opponents let it go? No. Did the FBI play by the rules? No. And frankly, she did nothing wrong. It was ALL political, and we played right into it. We need to stop apologizing for the so-called […]

An Analytical Review of The New God Argument

An Analytical Review of Lincoln Cannon’s “The New God Argument”

During my exit from Mormonism and for a few years after, I engaged in intensive discussion and study on the questions of God, Faith, Religion and Philosophy. One of the more influential thinkers I encountered in that journey is a man named Lincoln Cannon. Mr. Cannon remains committed to the LDS Church and Mormonism, and provided a […]

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Statistics Do

The primary reason given for gun ownership is protection. That is one valid potential use for a gun. But that is not the only way that a gun can be used. Here are common uses for a gun: Protection Intentional self-harm Accidental self-harm Intentional other-harm Accidental other-harm On this list, protection is statistically the least likely. […]

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News Should Look Like News

I want my Newscasters to be grisled and bruised. I want their shirts to be crumpled and their cuffs frayed. I’m weary of the coiffed, polished and pressed. The tailored suits and the long lashes. News shouldn’t look like fashion. It should look like news.

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Trolling & The Star Spangled Banner

A common definition of trolling on the internet is injecting red herrings into an online discussion or debate in order to distract from the prior conversation. It’s an attempt to adds noise to the debate so as to disrupt it.   Asserting that taking a knee at a football game is disrespectful of Veterans is […]

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Trump The Cuban Missile Crisis

NOTE: While there is a humorous tone to this post, I take the issue quite seriously. Trump is simply not fit to be POTUS. This is an attempt to envision the Cuban Missile Crisis under a Trump Presidency. Day 1 President Trump learns on Twitter that Cuba has nuclear weapons. Trump Tweets: “Putin and Cuba are so […]

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An Open Letter to Conflicted Republicans…

Dear Republican Friends… I get that many of you are conflicted. I understand that you dislike the policies of the democratic party, and think that Hillary would take us down a path opposite where you think we should go. I’m being honest; I can sense the gut wrench of your decision, and don’t envy it. […]

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Hey Millennials…

Bernie Sanders explains why it’s important that millennials support Hillary Clinton for President.

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The Misinformation Age

This age may not be as good for humanity as is commonly assumed. We are in grave danger of being harmed by too much information. Information, on its own, is neither good nor bad. Rather it is either valid or invalid. Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure used in science that compares the level of a […]

Fortunately, it's not this hard!
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A Trump IRS FOIA Request

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n Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, I submitted a Freedom of Information…
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Karmann Ghia

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1974 Karmann Ghia...best car I ever owned.  
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Judging Hillary: They Who Are Without Sin...

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I became angry at a fellow Democrat this weekend... he's…
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Holding Nose? Nonsense...

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Hillary Clinton & Racism

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Invisibilia: The Problem with the Solution

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Americans LOVE solutions. But are there problems we shouldn't…
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The Kshama Sawant Problem…

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We. Will. Will we?

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e. Will. Will We? We will. Or, we will not. We is choice. One…
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On Purity and Politics...

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nherent in "We The People" is a rejection of purity politics.…
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Election Model, Bell Curve Distributed Ideology

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Premise: Where voter ideology is distributed along a bell cure,…
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The first challenge

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he first challenge in a life lived honestly is to unravel our…
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Tolerating the intolerant? No.

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olerance of intolerance violates the law of noncontradiction. It's…
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An Obstacle to Progress

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" know that most men [people], including those at ease with problems…
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Invisibilia: How To Become Batman

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Alix and Lulu examine the surprising effect our expectations…
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The No Doubt, Improbable Seahawks Win

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mprobable Moments in an Unbelievable NFC Championship Game: First…
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The Primacy of Trust

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irst, trust. Absent trust, nothing. With trust, the possibility…
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The Opportunity & Danger of New Faith

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ne identifying mark of young faith is the idea that those who…
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Human Dignity Requires Equality of Economic Opportunity

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re you a supporter of basic Human Rights? Do you bristle at racial…
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Destroying Plato's Theory of Forms

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This short video succeeds in destroying Plato's Theory of Forms,…
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We Hold Onto Each Other a Little Harder...

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The Value of Discontent

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wonder at the value of internal peace and tranquility. While…
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Freedom OR Democracy?

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Honest Disagreement...

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onest disagreement, open to real discussion, can energize a relationship,…
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Opt Out of the GOP

An organization named Generation Opportunity made a video trying…
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Tangentially Speaking: Christopher Ryan's Podcast Interview of me...

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A Must Read: A Plutocracy Ruled by Self-Centered Jerks

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Dan Savage in Conversation with Andrew Sullivan

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How Much I Feel

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Black Ace. Red Lady.

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Ecstasy

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ad thinking leads to bad results. Previously, I’ve stated…
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How To Interview Mitt Romney About Sexism

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Post-Atheist: Moving Beyond Belief

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Summary Asking whether one believes in God is a nonsensical,…
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On Satchels and Sexuality

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Lakoff & Obama: The Country We Believe In

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George Lakoff suggests that Obama's April 13, 2011 speech provides…
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David Frum and the Failure of Conservatism

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Summary David Frum reversed his position on gay marriage. Conservatives…
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Progress is Winning

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Foundational Values: A More Perfect Union

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Summary The United States has a single foundation: The Constitution.…
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Racism and the LDS Church. The Mormons!

his is an issue that just won't go away, darn it! That's frustrating…
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22 Years, 9 Months, and 28 Days...

hat's how much time passed between Rosa Park's refusal to give…
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What is an LDS Feminist?

In relation to my recent entry LDS Male Feminists? Where your…
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LDS Male Feminists; Where your heart lies...

recently attended the Sunstone conference in Salt Lake City,…
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Gay Rights and Right-wing Wrongs

ight-wing histrionics blog Sound Politics continues its never-ending…
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On Determinism...

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A President In Denial

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The Magdalene Laundries; A Study in Authoritarian Idealist Regimes

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Note To Self...if ever "on-the-lam"

f I'm ever a fugitive from justice, and if I ever use the alias…
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Manufacturing Votes in King County?

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My Articles of Faith

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NOTE: This is an old version of my values. There are two newer…
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Aural Fixation

I just can't get enough of the brit group Zero 7. And, this song…
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Too Busy Gathering Material...

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A Swift Kick to Free Speech

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resident Bush is now requesting that all 527s cease their activity,…
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Feeding the Beast

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've long considered myself a capitalist. By which I've meant…
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Passionate Agnosticism

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hen asked about my beliefs in God, I describe myself not only…