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Debunking the myth: “An armed society is a polite society”

Summary: As the gun lobby moves from expansion of concealed carry to open carry of guns, it is time to examine the nonsense that so many believe about gun. This is one of the delusions that form the foundation of the New America being built by Republicans using their dominance of State and Federal governments. Built on …

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"The Persistence of memory" by Salvador Dali (1931)

We are living in the crazy years AND Fahrenheit 451

Summary: We have entered the “Crazy Years”, as predicted long ago by science fiction author Robert Heinlein. Our lives are like scenes from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. These echoes from history help us break through the myopia of our daily routine to see how America has changed — and more clearly see where we are going. …

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Space Dreams

Why humanity has not gone to space, and why we will.

Summary: On 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Eagle on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility and Armstrong took his giant leap for humanity. Now 45 years later we can cooly evaluate the Apollo program. What went wrong? What is the future of humanity in space? “Given time, a desire, considerable innovation, and …

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