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Freedom or Free-For-All?

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2020


Is There Personal Liberty? When Does It Begin And End?

It was bound to happen to an inquiring mind. Scientists around the world are monitoring sewage for outbreaks of COVID-19 because victims of the virus have had the very infectious virus in their feces. At least 65 universities in this country are taking samples of sewage daily from dormitories and campus sites to see if the virus is present. When tests prove their existence, the residents of that sewage system are tested to see who…

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A Two Minute Political Fly-By

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2020

PQ: “With this COVID-19 pandemic, we are already in another Great Depression. Soon we will have millions of citizens living in ‘Trumpvillas’ when they are evicted or foreclosed on.”

by Ed Raymond

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Where Was That Messenger From?

During the vice-presidential debate, there were three beings on stage who tried to obey the established rules that responses to questions must be limited to two minutes: two were moderator Susan Page and candidate Kamala Harris, the other…

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Politics and Religion 2

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 7th, 2020

by Ed Raymond

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What Century Are The Catholic Supreme Court Judges Living In?

If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed there will be six Catholics, two Jews, and one former Catholic on the Supreme Court making monumental decisions about how Americans are going to live out our lives. What centuries will they represent? The Roman Catholic Church, of which I was a member for 27 years, has been bedeviled by sex, politics, and power grabs for 2,000 years. It is suffering the death…

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Results of the 2016 Roundup

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 29th, 2020


The Trump Knives and Branding Irons Have Done their Work
Poor “Moscow” Mitch. Absolute power does corrupt. Chimps, bonobos, and Homo Sapiens share over 99% of DNA. The Senate Majority Leader could not even wait for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body to reach room temperature before he announced the Senate would vote for Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court as soon as possible. Bonobos love each other and use sex to pacify relationships. Chimps and humans love…

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America on the Downhill Slope

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 20th, 2020

The Death of Empire by A Thousand Cuts
Some empires last longer than others. Rome was one. The Chinese empire died the death of a thousand cuts they made famous a thousand years ago. But the Chinese heart that was sliced centuries ago evidently was put on life support, because it is beating strong after getting shocked back to life about 300 years ago. Lingchi, the death of a thousand cuts, was applied for three reasons: public humiliation, for treason and other serious crimes, and for…

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Zombies On The March

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 15th, 2020

The New Normal: The Senate Of The Living Dead
In the 1968 film classic The Night Of The Living Dead, the dead have come back to life and are marching through forests and farms looking for food. They look just like us except for the eyes, the drooling, and the rotten tattered clothes they wore in their caskets. Driven by instinct and ravenous appetites, they are carriers of an infection that turns the people they bite into more zombies. Reminds me of the Trumplicans in the House and…

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A Cabin In Butcher Holler

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 7th, 2020

How Many People Can Retire For Forty Years?
King Donald got a lot of votes in coal country stretching from West Virginia to North Dakota in 2016 by lying that he would bring coal back. He is a good salesman as most narcissistic psychopaths are. But it never happened—and it is never going to happen. Coal mining has collapsed to the point that the life expectancy of coal miners and the people who supported them in small towns in many states is decreasing. Butcher Holler, West Virginia is…

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What Does “Do No Harm” Mean?

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 30th, 2020

Yes, America Is Truly Exceptional In The Healthcare Business!
In 1833 conservative German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck created the first universal healthcare system in the world because he recognized it was the job of government to protect all Germans. In addition to the Insurance Bill of 1883, he passed the Accident Insurance Bill of 1884, and the Old Age and Disability Bill 0f 1889. Imagine that, a German conservative passing all that socialistic crap! In fact, over the years, many…

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Maurice Woke Up The World

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 23rd, 2020

Joe: Use These Points To Tell Americans What You Are Going To Do
First, a little story of how my French brothers and sisters run a civilized country. Maurice was a happy rooster in his backyard on the island of Oleron off the French coast. He guarded the three hens that lived with him, even if he was getting a bit cantankerous and doddering in his sixth year. He still woke everybody up in his neighborhood with a puffed-up chest early in the morning, crowing his trills. But the rich…

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Fire! Ready! Aim!

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 19th, 2020

Will Thoughts And Prayers By The Violent Gun Culture Save The NRA?
The National Rifle Association was chartered in the state of New York in 1871 as a non-profit organization with a social welfare mission. In the good old days it taught hunters, marksmen, and young boys and girls the proper use of firearms with safety as one of its major “missions.” Over the years it has gradually turned itself into a juggernaut providing billions of profits to firearm manufacturers, million-dollar…

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