Tag Archives: China

There, I feel much better now!

We humans are unique in being capable of abstract thought, and critical to that process is language.  Spoken language preceded the written form but writing has added a wealth of complexity, and capability.  If there is to be hope for … Continue reading

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Deja’ Vu All Over Again

While America with navel-gazing intensity has been shooting itself in the foot with a disastrous government shutdown and fiscal Russian roulette, the rest of the world has been steadily chugging onward, particularly in the most populated parts where they are … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Shakes?

The AP news item about nuclear missiles leapt off my computer screen this morning like some anachronistic flash-back to the Cold War. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, … Continue reading

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China Redux?

A major meme driving conservatives’ disparagement, nay hatred, of Obamacare, is that it is a socialistic approach to medicine, something that is ruining “the greatest healthcare system in the world” by turning competitive businesses (the medical industrial complex) into a … Continue reading

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