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Chic Hollis

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Chic Hollis is a longtime drummer and motorcyclist, who served in the US Air Force in North Africa. Married 4 times with 5 children born in 5 different countries on four continents, Chic is a politically independent citizen of the world interested in helping Americans understand the reality that is life overseas where many intelligent, educated, and industrious people aren’t as privileged as we are in the US. He studied Latin, Greek, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German and ran several large companies. Sadly, Chic Has left this planet and we miss him very much, but we are very pleased to display his amazing writing works.

‘It Ain’t Easy Being…OLD!!’

Trudging along day by day carrying a heavy load will wear a human out sooner or later. All of a sudden a person is no longer young, spry, and alert. The decrepitude of old age was not the reward anticipated for living the bona vida.

Although Labor can be a Form of Slavery, Some Slaves Enjoy...

Many Americans think we have abolished slavery in this country, but they never held jobs where bosses were tyrants.

Peering Over The Last Hill on The Bumpy Road to Closure

Optimists rarely think about the tipping point between Dystopia and Utopia. It's somewhere down the interminable road in search of happiness. I have doubts that things will get much better for the Earth's inhabitants than they were in my youth.

We Study The Past to Understand Our Future

The controversy about whose version of history should be taught in school is a never-ending polemic. Can't we avoid the acrimony?

In California a Two-Thirds Majority is Not a Serious Impediment to...

In order to blame someone for their ineptitude, politicians are not blaming themselves but the law that requires a two-thirds majority to approve a balanced budget.

Tired of hearing about how incompetent our presidents have been in...

As Iran and North Korea rattle sabers and curse us to get our attention, our nimble leaders are playing the dangerous game of verbal intimidation. Hopefully, they won't stumble into another 'unavoidable' war.

Uncovering the Universal Conspiracy that Affects all Homo Sapiens

Manipulation of other human beings is the game everyone plays at one time or another. Are you a deceiver or one of the deceived?

China’s Currency Policy Makes Sense: American Advice is Merely Self-Serving

The economic problem facing this nation is creating jobs, not leaning on the Chinese government to reevaluate the Renminbi Yuan!

The Good News is: The Federal Deficit for 2010 was ONLY...

No one wants to be an alarmist, but when there is a fire in the house, someone needs to alert the occupants quickly!

A Rational Solution for The Conflicts of Interests Among Nations and...

Unifying all the nations that inhabit this planet is an ardurous task. So far little progress has been made. Is there another way?

People and Nations – Separate, Unequal, Self-Focused, and Perverse Forever?

Getting along with others is a never-ending challenge that mankind has never tried very hard to solve rationally. Our animal instinct causes us to mark our territory and try to dominate those who share the space we inhabit.

European Socialists are Copying American Pragmatists

Entitlements rarely die, but they get watered down when there is insufficient tax revenue to pay for them. Rationing is the most prevalent way of allocating benefits.

How Do I Loathe Thee? Let Me Count The Ways.

There is a lot of pressure to 'get out the vote,' but not much pressure to provide the voters with detail about how a candidate will proceed. Will that ever change in America?

Who in the Economy Creates New Jobs?

Every politician running for election or re-election in November knows that this ecomony needs more jobs. We have exported too many already. Are you one of those gamblers ready to start a new business or expand an old one?

We’re Not Dumb! Many of US Can Read and Even Do...

The treatment of citizens in America by politicians and the members of the media assumes that the IQ of the average American is so low that they can tell us anything and we ought to believe it!

The Ten Modern Inalienable Human Rights

Since the Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed, no one has updated what Americans believe their inalienable rights are. Here is a list of the top ten.

‘All the World’s a Stage, and All the Men and Women...

No one teaches you that everything humans do in life has a calculated risk attached to it. Most humans learn how to gamble, or if they aren't lucky, how to avoid dangerous risks and subtle temptations.

In a Land Full of Superstition, Taboos Die Hard!

Humans are taught from infancy to believe narratives. Some fictitious ones form the basis for taboos. In this new media called the Internet, who are the reliable fact-checkers?

‘Neither a Borrower Or a Spender Be…’

American governments won't adhere to Shakespeare's advice not to borrow and lend. They are so determined to help those who can't help themselves, they are on course to bankrupt this country.

Who are the Victims of Capital Punishment?

In California this issue is on the front page of the local newspaper. The delay in handing out justice is expensive and traumatic to the members of the victim's family. But the judges don't care!