admin on July 31st, 2009

On Wednesday (7/29/09) I was interviewed on an hour long radio program on WBCR, Berkshire community radio out of Great Barrington.  The sound guy was listening intently in on the interview and carried on a conversation with me afterwards.  He declared our government heading towards socialism, thinking that this was in agreement with everything I […]

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admin on July 29th, 2009

There is a new feature on The Middle Class Forum, the Social Values Survey.  It is one of the Forums and Feedback items. My eventual plans call for administering this to small social groups throughout the country, as well as with the large “social group” represented by the Internet. My “beta-testers” to date were twenty […]

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admin on July 26th, 2009

The last series of pictures on here were of Cindy, Charissa, Sarina and I hiking a northern loop through the Rosengarten range in the Italian Alps.  These pictures continue the loop from the Vajolet Hut back to the front side of the range.  The last part, along the cliff on the front side of the […]

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admin on July 24th, 2009

The recent series about how the founding fathers deplored political parties leads well into the next misinformation principle.  We are misinformed through dogma or branding and nothing illustrates that better than party or think tank ideologies. Humans are an incredibly diverse species.  To put this in perspective, bees are among the most social organisms in […]

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admin on July 23rd, 2009

Let us assume that every interest group starts with the noble intent of our founding fathers.  Many also share the same mistake made by the founding fathers.  Uncovering how the founding fathers made their mistake clears up one general misconception I’ve seen from several sources lately, and two misconceptions embedded in the recent Hartford Tea […]

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admin on July 22nd, 2009

Here’s what Thomas Jefferson, the figurehead for the Democrat-Republicans, had to say about political parties. “If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.” Here’s what Alexander Hamilton, founder of the Federalists, had to say about political parties. “Nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant […]

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admin on July 21st, 2009

Two recent revelations put my long time comment policy into jeopardy.  The first is I’m just now realizing that people may link into a post that does not display the main page and, consequently, never see what the comment policy is when they make their comment.  Yes, yes, I’m a slow learner.  I’ve tried a […]

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admin on July 19th, 2009

This past week there was a protest in nearby Torrington that turned into a shouting match.  On one side were anti-Obama protesters from various towns organized by an interest group called The Hartford Tea Party Patriots.  On the other side were pro-Obama supporters, mainly from Torrington, that formed in reaction to the organized protest.  The […]

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admin on July 17th, 2009

“Think Tank Explosion” is a white paper produced by the Government Research Service, reporting on their Think Tank Directory.  The paper starts off by stating that think tanks have had a major impact on public policy.  This statement is, in a sense, beside the point.  The mission of a think tank is to influence policy; […]

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admin on July 15th, 2009

WHDD (91.9 FM), a community radio station in Sharon, CT, interviewed me yesterday. I’ve linked to the interview here.

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