Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Glowing Hogan (part one)

During World War II, to confuse the enemy, speakers of languages with non-Indo European linguistic patterns were actively sought by the War Department. Subjects even included the Basque, but it was the speakers of Native American languages who came to … Continue reading

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Hubris

Hubris is a word which came into common usage in American English with the demise of the George W. Bush Presidency, and has often been used in conjunction with it. Pride, arrogance, insolence, and blindness to one’s own ambition; a … Continue reading

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Basketball Version of No Child Left Behind

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Cicero  Education is the cornerstone of civilisation. It is also the biggest threat to totalitarianism. Adolf Hitler built bonfires out of books he felt threatened his cause. The works … Continue reading

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Palinista Arizona

A foreboding, curious sort of quiet has characterized the Palin camp in the months leading up to the 2012 electoral contest. It is curious, because Mrs. Palin is normally as tenacious and ravenous in her pursuit of headlines as the … Continue reading

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Xenophobia as an Instructional Modality

She exploded into the classroom, as the door slammed open and into the wall with a loud crashing sound. Her long, well past shoulder length pile of curly dark hair flapped behind her, leaving a lasting impression. Her hair was … Continue reading

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It’s My Money!

Many have been the talking points in support of Milton Friedman’s  theory of economics. The wealth of the investor class must be protected at all cost, even if it results in certain global economic depression. It is the investor class … Continue reading

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A Christian Nation?

Examination of the dominant social motivation against religious oppression shared by each of the fifty five men responsible for drafting and signing the US Constitution, in conjunction with their varied spiritual backgrounds, demonstrates fully their intention not to create a … Continue reading

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