The Left and Right are Wrong

The Divided States of America

The Divided States of America. We are working on a non-profit (yes, really a non-profit non-profit) to privately fund some of the really divisive issues where the acrimony hinges on taxpayer dollars. The proverbial taxation without representation. Federal elections could also stand a few ballot measures similar to states. ACA and open borders for examples could have been on the…

The Russians are coming

Putin convinced Podesta and the other HRC gang to write what they wrote (some crazy, terrible, racist stuff). Then Putin “hacked” Podesta by convincing an IT guy to approve with a typo a phishing email. Podesta then leaves the keys in car, and the keys were spelled … wait for it … “password”. Then Putin released the emails to Wikileaks…

Facts are facts

“If you have a society where people can’t agree on the basic facts, how do you have a functioning democracy?” What if people can’t agree on what are facts, what are principles, ethical and value judgments, ideas, agendas, policies, laws, and regulations?

Israel

Using the settlements is not a new approach.  That’s what Bibi said and has said all along. Now Obama has effectively removed that bargaining chip, by questioning the legitimacy of the chip. Why was this brought before the UN Security Council?  New Zealand and Senegal’s idea? If the PLO and related groups keep attacking though, then Israel should keep expanding…

The Problems

The Free Rider Problem, the Line Jumper Problem (and others) didn’t start with Trump or some guy at Starbucks. Unless these Problems are defended and rationalized (or resolved), the resentment will just continue, and build. Other examples include Association Fallacy, Illusory Superiority, Pet Projects, Empty Gestures, and Faux Outrage.

Immigration and logic

Let illegal alien “criminals” loose in the community otherwise other illegal aliens won’t cooperate with police or report criminal activity by other illegal aliens perpetrated against other illegal aliens. Drive jobs away from the US increasing unemployment and therefore divorce, drug addiction, and suicide. AND, drive those jobs to areas of the world with the worst worker protections. AND further…