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In The Country Of The Blind….

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 4th, 2019

88,633 Reasons Not To Build A Wall
Our Great Leader (a title used by North Koreans for Kim) is demanding that Congress include $5 billion in the 2020 federal budget for the border wall which he promised his rabid constituents Mexico would pay for. If there is something more stupid than building a wall on the Texas border, please let me know. Geographers utilizing the Ground Positioning System (GPS) have determined that the United States has 88,633 miles of tidal shorelines and 12,383…

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Genocide In The U.S.

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 27th, 2019


Race In the 399th Year of Our Civil War
The first black slaves in the U.S. were brought to Virginia shores in 1620. In 399 years we still have not accepted all humans in the “United” States as equal citizens. No doubt we will “celebrate” the 400th year of our Civil War in 2020. We often hear the term “genocide” used in describing the cause of wars in other parts of the world such as Nazi Germany, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the current discussions about votes concerning an old war in…

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A Murder On 5th Avenue

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 20th, 2019

Daily Trump cartoon

King Donald: The Most Dangerous Human In The World
I will never forget a summation about President Donald Trump by a frequent visitor to Mar-a-Lago: “Even his friends don’t like him.” After observing Melania and him for years, I believe his third trophy wife doesn’t like him either. But--that’s life in the New York fast lane. A book called “A Warning” by someone serving in the Trump administration who wishes to remain anonymous, is quite revealing about the character--and…

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Sex-From Asexual To Zygote

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 13th, 2019

Catching Up With The Realities Of Sex
There should be no question that our world has changed when we now have had National Coming Out Days for our gay sons, daughters, relatives, friends, and strangers who are members of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer (LGBTQ) community that now has over a hundred gender identities. And it’s happening all over the world. In May of 2019 Taiwan legalized same-sex marriages, becoming the first Asian country to do so. Over 170,000 people…

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A Colon Rules The Country

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 6th, 2019

President Donald J. Trump: ‘A Picasso of Pettiness, A Shakespeare of Shit’
I am a fan of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, an immigrant from India. He is one of the many reasons I don’t bother going to “Christian” churches on Sunday anymore. His program “GPS” usually contains one of the best sermons about the world situation. On Sunday, October 20 he tore a new orifice in Trump in his first few sentences: “The hallmark of Trump’s foreign policy is a disdain for professionals and…

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​When Republicans Are Very Liberal

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 30th, 2019

Trumpers Are Not Conservatives
According to most dictionaries a conservative is a conservationist who practices or advocates preservation of natural resources. A conservancy is an organization of conservatives whose main drive is to conserve land, fisheries, forests, water, minerals, wildlife, energy, other “natural resources” –--and lots of money. A conservative is a person who tends to favor the preservation of the existing order—and to regard proposals to change with distrust. …

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2020 Needs To Be The Year Of the Woman

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 23rd, 2019

Men Have Screwed Up The World Enough
Women have been under the control of men for four million years since Lucy fell out of an African tree. It has become evident that much of Planet Earth may become uninhabitable in just one generation from now from the transgressions and inactions of men. Men have been in charge for millions of years and have miserably failed their primary duty of protecting the planet and the human race from extinction. It’s time for women around the world to take…

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A Bottomless Maelstrom

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 16th, 2019

American Health Care—From Tropical Paradise To the Bottomless Muddy Muck
We have the best medical care in the world for the 10% who can afford it and the worst care for the bottom 90% among the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) industrialized nations in the world, resting in the muck at the bottom of 37 countries, the only one without universal health care. We now have 30 million people in poverty without health or dental insurance. A doctor at the UCLA School…

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A Gold Toilet and a Heat Wave

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2019

America - Maurizio Cattelan

Trump and Cronies: Hear No Science, See No Science, Know No Science
This summer King Donald hosted the Apollo 11 astronauts who stuck the American flag into the moon’s surface in 1969. Somebody close must have mentioned to him it would be a political plus to commemorate them and the first manned moon landing by anybody—and say it wasn’t a hoax. Here was a president leading a political party that is attempting to destroy private and public science. The Know-Nothing about Science Gang…

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Amazing Alphas and Empty-Headed Epsilons

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 25th, 2019

Will Henry Ford Be Worshipped As A God Again?
A chimera is a living thing that has cells from two or more animals. The Greeks created a mythological creature called a chimera from the parts of a lion, goat, and snake. Scientists have been intrigued for years with the idea of crossing human cells with animal cells to create chimeras whose organs could be used for transplantation into ailing humans. This is Brave New World science all over again. A report out of Spain indicates a scientist…

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