Shocked Troops

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Shocked troopers form a wall, a border wall, but not between countries. It’s a membrane of osmosis whereby fashionist principles of an enraged mob pass through riled brains into ideologies, sacred Isms, and these notions collectively harden into fascistic state control. Shocked troops work as absorbent material to soak up guilt. Being constantly shocked is […]

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You Can; I Wouldn’t

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☞   “Those who understand jokes are many; those who understand true laughter are few.”                  Hakuin Ekaku 1686-1768 ☞   As readers may already know, an honored paper pappy of the past at 3T is Democritus, the early Greek thinker who became known in his later years as the […]

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Commentary on Comments

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This comment by a reader: “You make it entertaining and you still care to keep it wise.” I’m busted. He or she caught me dead to writes. Is my face red, or what? Is my blog read, or what? Yes to both questions. Seems on par with what Samuel Johnson defined as the purpose of literature: […]

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Fantasectomy

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Note: Continuing the theme indulged in the short fictional piece offered in the archives, Fido TV,  this  post takes another look at television and its effects. Fido TV can be found at an address on this site which sounds like chapter and verse: 22 Jan 2016, in the more fanciful category of Versifixion. Simply stated: Versifixion, […]

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Apartimers: How Sowheto It Is

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“What’re you telling me? You wanna send your kid to college? Ah, Duke, you wanna give her what you never had. Give her a start in life. That’s beautyfull!  But, Duke, how long is it we known each other? And how long we been workin the rackets? So now you tell me you wanna give […]

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Original Debt

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(A Joyful Sermon of Economics)   From dust to dust, from debt to debt, who escapes owing? No one, my dear brothers and sisters. No one. This is a truth we find more self-evident with each passing dollar. Now, due to a national debt of miraculous proportion, never before has it rung more fatefully true […]

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TRYING TIMES MISSION STATEMENT

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☞   By the time it seemed neighborly to respond to the comments this site has attracted, they grew too many to answer individually. All are quite positive. Only one slightly negative remark indicated that the material was growing a bit boring, but that lately it got interesting again. Understood. Challenging reader patience with long-winded diatribes […]

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GO WITH THE FLOW

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  The Great Global Gobble, Part Two A sad reflection it is, considering how the Master of Business Arts represents “the” college degree.  No more philosophy, humanities chucked, foreign language out the door, screw you to history, whereas a diploma in business is now the hallmark of a college education, which in turn converts the […]

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Drinking & Driving A Tin Goose Honored

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  SPECIMEN: Remnant of a literate society:What life and Life Magazine were like. ☞    In order to appreciate what Life was like when literacy was in flower, check out this full-page advertisement from the April 1967 edition.  Observe, if you will, page layout: An ad of this size in a top-drawer popular magazine had […]

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CRATS

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☞    Let’s look at Crats. Democrats, bureaucrats, plutocrats. All of a piece, a large unelected portion of the process, they have amassed more and more unofficial power to thwart the will of the people. Presently insinuated into every part of public life, looking at them historically, bureaucrats as we know them were born in […]

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