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About jackdetate

Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson

When The American Nazi Party Came To San Diego State, Recalled Through The Lens Of Charlottesville Today

A crowd gathered at the Greek Bowl, an open amphitheater, to hear George Lincoln Rockwell, the head of the American Nazi Party speak, on March 8th, 1962. I was a curious Freshman, sitting about 10 rows up, in the middle … Continue reading

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It’s Nearly Impossible To Govern

It’s nearly impossible to govern our nation effectively when an intransigent GOP blocks all efforts to correct problems, refuses to bring anything but polarizing social issues to the table, insists on campaigning nonstop, lets funding expire for critical agencies, holds … Continue reading

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Fear Has Gripped The Republican Party

The orchestrated chaos coming from the Trump White House that Republicans have willingly allowed to fester, in order to promote their agenda of drastic cuts to high end taxes, business and environmental regulations, public education and social safety net programs, … Continue reading

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I finished My 6 Months of Chemo Today

I feel very good now, the side effects will kick in over the next few days, then taper off over the following 2-3 weeks. I gave the Infusion Team at the La Jolla VA a Thank You Note (see below) … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Winds of Change

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12-24-16

Winter arrived last night, with a combination fury worthy of a defensive back. Sustained fits of pounding rain and wind assaulted the darkness relentlessly from every angle, enraged at whatever it found in its path.

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The Much Maligned National Debt

                                   Who Holds the $14.3 Trillion National Debt?   The US Public $3.6 Trillion Includes debt held by individuals, corporations, banks and insurance companies, pension and mutual funds, state and local governments.  Foreign Countries roughly $4.5 Trillion China                                                    $1.2 Trillion … Continue reading

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