Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why Trump’s Muslim Ban is a Self-Destructive Idea: 30 Jan, 2017

Note- While this post develops on ideas discussed in my previous post, it is best kept separate from that series- largely because this post is heavily focused on one particular issue rather than a pattern or trend. It is however … Continue reading

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Some Initial Thoughts on the Likely Trajectory of a Trump Presidency: 3

I had written the previous two post of this series (link 1, link 2) in the 2-3 weeks after Trump’s election on November 8. While it was tempting to write more parts of this series at that time, observing his … Continue reading

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Aerial Drone Views of the Two Dracula Castles – Bran and Poenari

I recently came across decent amateur drone footage for the two castles most associated with Vlad the Impaler aka your historical Dracula. The first one is known as Poenari Castle and is situated on the top of a fairly steep … Continue reading

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On the Opioid Overdose Epidemic among Working Class Whites in USA

As many of my regular readers already know, I have long been a supporter for legalization of all recreational drugs. More than a few of my older posts have talked about issues such as the deliberate insanity of drug prohibition. … Continue reading

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Interesting YouTube Clip about the Origins of Trump’s Surname

I recently came across an interesting, and actually objective, clip about the origin of Trump’s Surname. The guy who runs that channel is a British (or Welsh?) expat who has lived in Germany for over two decades. His YouTube channel … Continue reading

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Comparing Income across Countries in USD is Detached from Reality: 1

One of the most popular talking points of “public intellectuals” who support the CONServative or neoliberal position goes some like this.. the average income of some of the poorest states in USA is often higher than the average income of … Continue reading

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One of My Many Twitter Handles, in Case Some of You are Interested

I have been thinking about giving out this piece of information for a couple of months now. Here is the thing.. like some of you, I have multiple profiles on various social media platforms. They are usually keep them separate … Continue reading

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