admin on August 30th, 2009

The camp at the end of Day 3 was one of our most memorable, and provides a good opporunity to show you the end-of-day activities.

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admin on August 27th, 2009

Misinformation Principle #8 states that misinformation benefits the few at the expense of the many.  To understand this better let us look at a situation that you might think is misinformation by the many:  groupthink. While groupthink, the herd mentality or party loyalty may all be examples of the many or majority imposing detrimental views, […]

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admin on August 25th, 2009

The standard comment policy is waived for Pop’s letters.  This one recounts his experience working on the yachts of millionaires. Mr.Harold Lufkin,                                                                                           July 14, 1958 Newton Mfg. Co., Newton, Iowa. Dear Mr. Lufkin: I should be only too glad to go out with one of the Erving Paper Company’s men. Will you write me the […]

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admin on August 23rd, 2009

The rain finally stopped for Day 3, as we continue hiking along the west side of Mt. Rainier.

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admin on August 21st, 2009

I have picked on “free market libertarian” information providers more than any others, more than “liberal” information providers and, for that matter, more than “conservative” information providers.  Since people tend to lump in “conservative” and “free market libertarian” together one might assume a liberal bias on my part.  Let me first concede that I do […]

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admin on August 20th, 2009

As a former teacher I have been well-indoctrinated with the concept of teachable moments.  Recent exchanges on this forum presented the possibility of two different teachable moments.  Blogging is often an impulsive activity.  On an impulse I picked the wrong teachable moment. I attempted to goad a future exchange that would uncover further the literal […]

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admin on August 18th, 2009

Even as I post this I am at work on a new book in which the order of these principles will be different.  I’ll continue with the order I have started and then group the misinformation principles in their new order before moving on to the deconstruction of Liberty and Tyranny. Misinformation Principle #7 is […]

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admin on August 16th, 2009

My father kept up a steady correspondence with his employer, Newton Manufacturing Company.  They loved his writing, kept his letters and sent back copies a few years before Pop died.  Here’s the first one, at least that I know about.  The letters will be posted pretty much with no editing.  My usual comment policy will […]

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admin on August 14th, 2009

For those interested in the nature photography I have left you hanging for awhile.  I will be alternating at least three series for awhile, with Nature being one of them.  Day One on the Wonderland Trail for my family featured a 6 mile hike from our starting point in Longmire to Devil’s Dream Camp, along […]

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admin on August 12th, 2009

I’ve just returned from a three-day vacation, during which I spent some time working out a new direction for the web site.  The last two entries reveal two things that will continue for awhile.  I will be posting Nature photos for awhile.  We all need sources of beauty in our lives and photos from my […]

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