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Episode 55: A Nobel Rant … Worthy of a Prize?

Episode 55: A Nobel Rant … Worthy of a Prize?

November 20, 2021

I know, you’re never supposed to look a gift horse in the mouth. But some of the most celebrated recipients of the world’s most prestigious award should have done just that. On the other hand, some of the people most deserving of this award never received it.

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Length: 25 min 20 sec 

Episode 54: Observing Veterans Day

Episode 54: Observing Veterans Day

November 11, 2021

Search Veterans Day and the top results will be all about holiday shopping deals. But Congress intended this day to honor those who served in the Armed Forces, especially the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This episode is a forlorn reminder of that original intent.

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Length: 6 min 36 sec 

Episode 53: Manchin, the Manchurian Senator, Bedeviling Biden’s Agenda

Episode 53: Manchin, the Manchurian Senator, Bedeviling Biden’s Agenda

November 6, 2021

Joe Biden promised America Rolaids-like relief from the four years of chaos and dysfunction Donald Trump’s presidency wrought. But, given the chaos and dysfunction that have characterized Biden’s presidency to date, you’d be forgiven for feeling, well, heartburn.

Of course, Trump was to blame for practically all the chaos and dysfunction that beset his presidency. But in Biden’s case, one senator, namely Joe Manchin, bears most of the blame. 

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Length: 28 min 20 sec 

Episode 52: Barbados Becomes a Republic…

Episode 52: Barbados Becomes a Republic…

October 30, 2021

Yet, stupefyingly, Barbados still retains many vestiges of British colonialism…

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Length: 12 min 09 sec 

Episode 51: Jet Blues of Flight Attendants AND My Facebook Suspension…

Episode 51: Jet Blues of Flight Attendants AND My Facebook Suspension…

October 23, 2021

No doubt you’ve noticed the “friendly skies” aren’t so friendly these days. That’s because sky rage is one of the prevailing side effects of Covid lockdowns. And a mask mandate is invariably the fuse that sets that rage alight.

But you know we’re living in a world gone mad when Facebook is suspending me for posting a prayer for Colin Powell, while allowing rightwing nuts to peddle conspiracies and human smugglers to promote their trade.

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Length: 15 min 24 sec 

Episode 50: California Oil Spill: Not Quite Biden’s Katrina, But…

Episode 50: California Oil Spill: Not Quite Biden’s Katrina, But…

October 16, 2021

Trump-appointed judges are foiling President Biden’s attempts to reinstate all the rules President Obama implemented to fight climate change that President Trump then made such a show of rolling back.

That, of course, is troubling enough. But this month's “enormous” oil spill off the coast of southern California reminds everyone that Biden is fighting the dystopian force Trump still presents – not just to save democracy, but to save the planet.

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Length: 17 min 30 sec 

Episode 49: Columbus Day–cum–Indigenous People’s Day…

Episode 49: Columbus Day–cum–Indigenous People’s Day…

October 10, 2021

People around the world have celebrated Christopher Columbus for centuries as the seafaring explorer who discovered America. In doing so, they blithely ignored the Vikings who preceded him, to say nothing of the Indians who greeted him.

This episode is my modest contribution to the cognitive dissonance afoot that should correct the historical record … in due course.

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Length: 7 min 48 sec 

Episode 48:  Reinstate the Draft to Defend America Against Itself

Episode 48: Reinstate the Draft to Defend America Against Itself

October 2, 2021

If former President George W. Bush had any reason to fear one of his loved ones getting killed, America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan would have been more like the 40-day war his daddy waged in Panama. Moreover, think of the opportunity costs inherent in all America lost fighting plainly unwinnable wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since 9/11. And this, simply because the CEOs and politician - who sit atop America’s military industrial complex - had vested interests in having the loved ones of other Americans continue to fighting those wars.

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Length:  24 min 

Episode 47: Google and Apple Obey Putin’s Orders to Suppress Russian Votes

Episode 47: Google and Apple Obey Putin’s Orders to Suppress Russian Votes

September 25, 2021

Microsoft, Apple, Google, et al. decided years ago that doing business in China means checking personal conscience, corporate principles, and democratic values at the border. Now it seems they’ve decided the same applies to doing business in Russia. Which clearly makes them little more than tools of these authoritarian governments.

But, with their willingness to sacrifice everything for their bottom line, it can only be a matter of time before big tech companies are doing the bidding of authoritarian governments even to the detriment of democratic ones. 

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Length:  12 min 12 sec 

Episode 46: Indie Film ‘Paradise: Love’ and Female Sex Tourism

Episode 46: Indie Film ‘Paradise: Love’ and Female Sex Tourism

September 18, 2021

From the birth of this nation, miscegenation laws made sex between whites and blacks not only taboo but illegal. But this did not stop middle-aged white men from slinking out in the middle of the night to have sex with young black women. Of course, on slave plantations throughout the South, these nocturnal forays were pursuant to a presumed entitlement to rape.

The point, though, is that interracial sexual attraction simply could not be denied. The motley hues that compose race in America today is a testament to that. And even though other countries, like England, did not enact laws banning interracial marriages, their prevailing customs effectively did the same.

This is why it speaks volumes that we are still grappling with this natural attraction to this day. Because a direct line can be drawn between the middle-aged white men mentioned above and middle-aged white women who are slinking away to black countries to have sex with black men.

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Length:  17 min 50 sec 

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