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Most Americans accept without question the founding principles of the United States are ones of rugged individualism. Possibly this is the reason taking care of each other has not been as ardently embraced by a similar number of Americans. There is a common, but erroneous suspicion it is socialist to care about each other through collective action in government. That somehow caring for each other violates the principles of rugged individualism.

In truth, America took off as a global superpower once we really started taking care of the less fortunate in our society. The United States has a complex relationship…

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There were many bad things about the pandemic. There has been a lot of human suffering. It has not been all bad though. There are positives to be taken away from this trial the global human community has been experiencing. The United States is being tested as a country and a people. It may be we will look back on this time as when we learned or RELEARNED these valuable lessons and took away these positives to conquer an uncertain future.

The Indisputable Positives of this Pandemic

We started prioritizing people. For the first time, capitalism ground to a halt. When making money collided with the…

Laker was an angel who looked like a hound from Hell!

If a loving God was to send down an ambassador would not the form of the dog be useful? A dog is literally an “angel” incarnate. Dogs are so immediately trusted by humans, they are brought into the home without a second thought. There at our feet, the dog can teach us so much about compassion, understanding, love and loyalty.

Perhaps it is why dog is god spelled backward. Somehow we suspect this connection…at least we English-speakers. We all understand if we were as good a person as our dogs think we are, the world would be a much better…

A burning C note and a candle
A burning C note and a candle
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#DoOnlyGoodEveryday is just an awesome motto. One I can embrace. Greed threatens to destroy Dogecoin though. Yet I cling to the motto. The community has been around for years. It has shown resilience. They believe the motto “Do Only Good Everyday”. They were doing it when dogecoin was going for less than a penny.

The community is not at fault for the manipulations of billionaires. How the community reacts to its new found wealth will be its fault though. I hope that the Dogecoin community is not so shallow as to not understand this motto is what sets it apart.

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The doggie is in heat and everyone wants a piece of this meme cryptocurrency. Elon Musk has been pumping it for a while. We have Snoop Dogg morphing into the Snoop Doge, the joke cryptocurrency is hot. Now with SNL looming the moon seems more than possible. But you know all that, how the hell do you pronounce this new crypto is the REAL question.

It is so hot now I have seen Dogecoin charts on CNBC and Bloomberg. I have also chuckled as the commentators stumble over ‘Dogecoin’ on the teleprompter. It might be Dog-E-coin at first, then they…

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When I first wrote about Climate Change back in 1989–90, I was motivated by a reason which is hard to admit. I have written an unrelenting advocacy of a fission future for over three decades now. Early on, it was difficult, but more environmentalists have finally recognized the green nature of fission.

Maybe they have finally begun to listen to the trees. It is the trees which have helped me stand up to their vicious and vehement ridicule from the environmentalist establishment all these years. It has not been easy though. The issue of climate change and what to do…

Harold Carmichael in uniform

The recent death of Irv Cross put seventies NFL back in my mind. As one of the pioneers of The NFL Today, he was an icon to a boy watching football in that decade. I looked over Irv’s biography as I often do when I hear of the passing of someone who touched my life. As I read it, I was reminded he played for the Eagles AND the Rams. He reminded me of the connection between these venerable NFL franchises. They have been fighting on the gridiron since the first half of the 20th century.

The last time I…

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Unfortunately, as of April 20th, 2021 this plant, a type of hemp, is STILL illegal according to the federal government. People’s lives have been destroyed for growing this plant. People have died for growing hemp. People are serving life sentences for possessing a few scraps of the leaf of hemp. The Drug War is still killing people.

The federal classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance is a scandal. During the Trump Administration, Jeff Sessions tried to pressure states to roll back legalization. It became more widely known that Sessions home state funded almost all of of its…

Plenty of lane, but I still stay out of the flow of traffic. (speed limit 50mph here)

Taking the lane in traffic is dangerous. I have so much camera footage of close passes and near collisions, I could probably get some people in serious trouble. When it is real tight I want to establish myself somewhere in the right side of the lane. If there is no bike lane I ride where that would be. It is where the drivers expect you. At rush hour riding in the middle is not going to fly and is dangerous.

Still you need to establish some space for yourself sometimes. There can be a pinch point requiring taking of the…


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