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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

Government Is Not The Problem

http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitlonger.com%2Fshow%2F2bfgdp&width=150&layout=box_count&action=like&show_faces=false&share=false&height=21&appId=422371721221723 Saying it is ok to drive on any side of the street you like doesn’t work. We need government to avoid self destruction. The idea that government is the problem is being exploited for political advantage, for and by … Continue reading

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Coal Is Dead, Or We Are

Coal is not an acceptable fuel for energy production. It is extremely damaging to our environment and any more delay in transitioning away from it is not acceptable. The argument that it is cost effective is false, not taking into … Continue reading

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Who In Hell Are We? – repost from 6-7-10

The general public is getting a very raw deal these days. In fact, what is happening right in the face of us all is the most brazen kind of strong armed robbery. What’s left to preserve in a system of … Continue reading

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The High Stakes Game

The stakes couldn’t be higher and the rewards are beyond our wildest expectations. It is either our shining moment to claim this opportunity or our dismal failure to relinquish this challenge to the influences of immediate gratification and material greed. … Continue reading

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Economic Theory – repost from 7-6-2010

All of the conversation about economic theory that does not include an assessment of social effect is shallow and divisive. Calls to privatize our economy without consideration for how that might amplify the gap in wealth distribution, is making only … Continue reading

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Sneaking Up On Darwin – repost from 2010

I can see how we got into the muck we are in today. We are in a world that has no purpose beyond the next hot issue driven opinion poll. Long range goals like environmental stability, population management, life quality … Continue reading

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The critical piece of Immigration Reform

rePosted from Sunday 3rd October 2010   The critical piece of Immigration Reform is how those already here are dealt with fairly. Many working class families have mixed status and deserve a solution that leaves them intact, able to continue … Continue reading

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