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Stop Feeding the Pig, by Andrew Joppa

Stop Feeding the Pig by Andy Joppa   This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but with a bureaucrat T.S. Eliot “The Hollow Men”   During their never-ending attempt to sink our indomitable “ship of state,” President Donald Trump, one thing has become glaringly obvious; the members of the federal bureaucracy have an enormous amount of …

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Federal Diesel Torture, by Andrew Joppa

Federal Diesel Torture by Andy Joppa   I was going to write extensively about the impeachment hearings, but I’ve got better things to do with my time.  They are a classic example of “much ado about nothing.” Oh, I know many like to dedicate themselves to these “dire” moments of “enormous potential” …BUT…I don’t see it that way. Trump will emerge …

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On the “Oregon” Trail, by Andrew Joppa

On The “Oregon” Trail by Andy Joppa   A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. Abba Eban   The word “scientist” may somewhat be related to the word “athlete.” Both words represent a set of generic attributes that may not have any relevance in the specific. That is, a great athletic soccer player …

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In the Shadow of the Moon, by Andrew Joppa

In the Shadow of The Moon by Andy Joppa   “If you could murder baby Hitler and prevent World War II, would you do it? What about his mother? What about his grandmother? What about every single person who ever knew him and who could have influenced him such as schoolteachers or neighbors, innocent or not? Dialogue…In the Shadow of …

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You Don’t Say, by Andrew Joppa

You Don’t Say by Andy Joppa   “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” ― Salman Rushdie   I’ll start this essay on free speech with a personal anecdote. Incidentally, the phrase “free speech,” which is a cultural allowance, must be distinguished from “Freedom of Speech, a constitutional protection. They are quite different …

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Ideophobia, by Andrew Joppa

Ideophobia By Andy Joppa   In 2016, while watching the Sanders-Clinton debates with a group of friends and casual acquaintances, the topic of affirmative action came up…arising, somewhat spontaneously, from the debates themselves. While I am constitutionally against affirmative action in its current form, I offered to one of my new contacts, who happened to be a young millennial woman …

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Tigers and a Lion, by Andrew Joppa

Tigers and a Lion By Andy Joppa   I have put aside the essay I was going to publish in order to briefly comment on the accomplishments of our military and our president that occurred on October 27th.   There are few things as beautiful as the world immediately after a snow fall. If you wait too long, allowing the …

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“…The Silence of Our Friends”, by Andrew Joppa

“…The Silence of Our Friends” By Andy Joppa   “In the end, we’ll remember not the words our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King   The oft quoted Sun Tzu preached, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the …

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Back to the Basics, by Andrew Joppa

Back to The Basics by Andy Joppa   “Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?” ― Peter Hitchens   Now that childhood in America has been extended to somewhere in the mid-forties, it becomes necessary to expose these graying adolescents …

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Self-Righteous, False Climate Alarms Disturbingly Flawed, by Larry Bell

Climate doom prophets and profiteers assert that their “science is settled,” that the crisis is immediate and dire. They just can’t seem to agree over time regarding whether Earth is going into a deep freeze or is about to boil over. On Oct. 7, 1912, for example, the Los Angeles Times alerted readers, “Fifth Ice Age Is on the Way: …

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