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In the Wild

Will This Wake US…?

QUESTION: ‘What if everybody suddenly woke up? Maybe this crushing pressure will snap people awake, and out of it.’ My Response…

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Fox Tails

Trump and FDR

Donald John Trump and Franklin Delano Roosevelt – an interesting juxtaposition. Looking at the company they keep or kept, respectively is also thought-provoking…

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Musings

What’s In A Word…

So… this just happened… [For those who don’t know, I loathe that mindless expression, so the irony applies with force.] Somewhere in the process of working on other things, while mulling over the definitions of certain things – article, episode, incident, for instance – suddenly something dropped into the (mental) slot… and it finally occurred […]

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In the Wild

Hidden In Plain Sight

Following are a few of the ‘high points’ from our conversation… and maybe an extra nugget or two, but who’s counting… Herd Think Propaganda (1928) by Edward Bernays The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism […]

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Article

America Is A Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Nation

Back in 2009, I wrote the following article for Don Harkins and The Idaho Observer, where it remains published. At the time, Don was embroiled in a battle over citizen’s rights concerning local fluoridation of water in the Sandpoint / Bonner County, Idaho area. As I wrote this article, Don had recently celebrated a landmark […]