Political Philosophy

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THE REZ, PALESTINE, AND...WHATEVER BECAME OF THE NEANDERTHALS? (Feb 2010)

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 | Last Updated Jun 9, 2010

a discussion of colonialism in history

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Indian treaties, Zionism, Manifest Destiny, Trail of Tears, Sand Creek Massacre, Wounded Knee, end-times, eschatology, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Will of God

Health Plan Axioms

Posted on Jul 18, 2009 | Last Updated Jul 18, 2009

Basic system considerations

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health insurance, Medicare, pulpwood, merchant marine, 1949, General Semantics, bureaucracies,

Rant on Our Times, With Reply

Posted on Jun 5, 2009 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2009

A dynamic of social evolution

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politics, Jesse Jackson, old times, liberals, conservatives, Spokane, Spokesman-Review, Idaho

HEALTH CARE

Posted on Nov 11, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2008

Aspects of the issue

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National health care, political slogans, conventional wisdom, health insurance, national comparisons, cultural elements

Jan Christiaan Smuts

Posted on Oct 31, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2008

a personality study of a conflicted genius

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J.C. Smuts, psychology, personality study, history, South Africa, British Empire, Boer War, Louis Botha, cultural study, cosmology

Government, the Real World, and Politics: Part 2

Posted on Oct 14, 2008 | Last Updated Oct 29, 2008

Free Market Economics

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free market, market forces, economics, depressions, merchant marine, pork barrel, labor unions, Lake Carriers Association, hobos, railroad police, coal mining, Genghis Khan, history,

Government, the Real World, and Politics

Posted on Oct 12, 2008 | Last Updated Oct 12, 2008

analysis and commentary, from a partly epistemological viewpoint

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politics, real world, statistical analysis, modeling, labor analyses, modeling, analogs, the labor movement, merchant marine, ships' boiler rooms, seamen, Great Lakes, Great Depression, hobos

To Michelle Obama (02/21/08)

Posted on Feb 21, 2008 | Last Updated Apr 6, 2008

open letter

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politics, government, Obama, McCain, Kosovo

ANYBODY DIS BLACE NEM JORJ WASHEENTON? (12/17/07)

Posted on Dec 17, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 7, 2008

Some Founding Fathers: a perspective

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democracy; American Revolution; religion and government; slavery; George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; political correctness; deism

American Politics (11/19/07)

Posted on Nov 18, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

A perspective on principles

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Political principles, results, and voters

Med System (10/27/07)

Posted on Oct 26, 2007 | Last Updated Apr 12, 2008

cost of one medication

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prescription drugs, the system, profiteering?

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