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Right to Privacy or Right to ‘Come In’?

October 21st, 2014, No Comments

The American obsession with gender identity has again reared itself into the mainstream, this time in Texas.  The start of this remarkable storm began with a rather ‘old’ issue of where people identifying as a gender different than that expected by mere, anatomical study ought to go to the bathroom.  Public access to bathrooms is extremely important […]

GITMO Comes to North Carolina

June 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

Obama faces some heavy charges of violating congressional process by trading Gitmo prisoners for an American held in Afghanistan for five years. While I won’t comment upon the politics of prisoner exchanges, I will applaud this action if it is the only way to close down Guantanamo Bay Prison. It is proof that we no […]

Is Night Driving Driving You Into Blindness?

May 28th, 2014, No Comments

I drive quite a lot as I move about for my health in a seasonal manner. Rarely driving at night, the odd need to do so indicated just how problematic this is nowadays. Modern vehicles are now equipped or modified with forms of lighting that literally seem to burn out your eyes as they warm […]

An Oath Out-Standing

March 1st, 2014, No Comments

There are a variety of outstanding oaths taken by adults in the course of our lifetimes. Elected officials, from the President of the United States to the newest member of your local library board, asserts their intention of protecting and defending the Constitution. Witnesses before Congress or the judiciary pledge to stand before God or […]

The ‘Decline’ of Medical Care in the Empire State

February 20th, 2014, No Comments

New York City and vicinity has the best of everything and the worst of everything, a fact to which all great cities can attest. In New York, I’ve been able to have rarely diagnosed conditions identified through the perseverance of someone born to the theme of “I can do this!” Expertise is all around us […]

The Occasional Hostile Hostel

June 26th, 2013, No Comments

I’ve stayed in some lovely hostels during my budget travels. Many have been upgraded to hotel quality standards; they aren’t your grandparents’ backpacker flophouses any longer. Here in Israel, I’ve mostly had good experiences as well but last night I had a second, serious disappointment at the Gordon Inn and Guest House in Tel Aviv. […]

The MYSTERY of SIM CARDS for MOBILES in the EU

December 9th, 2012, No Comments

Has anyone ever penetrated the ‘MYS’tery surrounding that bizarre byte of technology called the SIM card? The complexity of the technology behind those bits of cardboard is only second to the perplexing contractual obligations that accompany them in the EU! I’m developing a novel phobia which I’ll name ‘symphonia’ or fear of phony, but binding, […]

Yesterday has Arrived – Update on an Old Story about Smell-O-Phones

October 10th, 2012, No Comments

Much of this blog has been devoted to the subject of the misuse of chemicals which have adverse impacts upon human health. Back in 2007 I posted about an expected ‘innovation’ in I-Phone technology under the title of, “Smell-O-Phones; A fragrance coming VERY near you and your lungs”. This concerned the insertion of liquid material […]

Dear Congressman Waxman…

October 2nd, 2011, No Comments

Tonight I sent an email to Congressman Henry Waxman, who was instrumental in obtaining the passage of the “No Fear Act“, promising government employees that they cannot be subjected to reprisals when reporting legal and/or ethical violations by fellow employees and superiors in their workplaces. This was important landmark legislation since reprisals are a well […]

The Media and HealthCare

January 7th, 2011, No Comments

Several articles stood out in recent weeks as typical of the manner in which public opinion can be swayed by a press corp which is overly impressed with the dramatic license taken by news figures. In an astonishing lack of respect for the intelligence of its audience, journalists today feel compelled to allow ‘news-worthy’ individuals […]

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