Category Archives: Political, sort of…

I am not a politician (the old corporate life proved that!) but I am an interested citizen observer.

Canaries

How many canaries have to die? Everyone is familiar with the canary in the coal mine. The poor little creature is used as a miner’s early warning system for toxic gases in the mine. When the canary drops dead, the … Continue reading

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Tax the Rich

Tragically the current election cycle has looked much more like a TV reality show than a comparison of ideas. One side attempts to heat up the masses by creating Robin Hood notions. Rich folks have too much, so we must … Continue reading

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The Developing USSS

Say What? The word soviet, used as a noun, means a council or assembly connected to a socialistic government system. We remember it from the USSR, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The  USSR was a totalitarian state. A totalitarian … Continue reading

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SOPA? Nope(A)!

Problems? Yup. Well, let’s write some laws and regulations. Piracy of intellectual property is a bad thing that got worse when the Internet made it a lot easier to do in certain circumstances. Seemingly ignoring the fact that piracy needs … Continue reading

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Reasonable

A gun guy. Imagine having that phrase attached to you. Well, if you are a regular reader, apart from being amazingly unique, you know that I am a gun guy. A good bit of the story is told in the … Continue reading

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Regulations

Elsewhere, I discussed government regulations just a bit. Tis a very big topic as you will see. A recent interaction with some of my students and teaching colleagues has resulted in me taking a closer look. It seems to me … Continue reading

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Blame

In an earlier post, “Just Say Anything”, I touched on a phenomenon which may have had at least part of its genesis in the behaviors of Madison Avenue folks as they try to create pitches for any and all products … Continue reading

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Nana’s Gun

When I was a boy, one of the greatest experiences connected with visiting my grandmother, Dad’s mom, was to play and explore in the enchanting attic of her beautiful, victorian style home. One day I found a small revolver similar … Continue reading

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George and Government Regulation

Years ago, there was a fellow working for me who frequently played the role of a hero. At the time, I was managing an Information Technology organization; in other words, a bunch of computer geeks. The consumers of our services, … Continue reading

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