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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.
Many Americans think we have abolished slavery in this country, but they never held jobs where bosses were tyrants.
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.
The controversy about whose version of history should be taught in school is a never-ending polemic. Can't we avoid the acrimony?
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.
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.
Manipulation of other human beings is the game everyone plays at one time or another. Are you a deceiver or one of the deceived?
The economic problem facing this nation is creating jobs, not leaning on the Chinese government to reevaluate the Renminbi Yuan!
No one wants to be an alarmist, but when there is a fire in the house, someone needs to alert the occupants quickly!
Unifying all the nations that inhabit this planet is an ardurous task. So far little progress has been made. Is there another way?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!