In a previous post, “Guilty until proven innocent, or innocent until proven guilty…”, it was revealed that most people in jail have not been convicted but are guilty only of being too poor to afford bail, with most of their unproven charges being for nonviolent offenses anyway. Further investigation reveals that these nonviolent people being […]

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Is this offensive?

27 February 2016

I believe I fully support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. (Cue Macklemore’s song “White Privilege” to explain why I don’t want to pat myself on the back too vigorously here.) I agree that those who try to switch it with or even criticize it with “#AllLivesMatter” are being very offensive in the same way–to paraphrase Arthur Chu–it […]

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An article in the New York Review of Books points out that more than 95% of inmates in the USA do not get a trial. That is because of the widespread use of plea bargins. Even that percentage under addresses the state of affairs because it deals with how cases are ultimately resoled. As a […]

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What do you think? Similarly, Billionaire Warren Buffet has been pointing out repeatedly for years that he pays less in taxes as a percentage of income than his secretary.(1) Do you think the rich should pay less taxes as a percentage of income than working families? Please leave a reply letting me know what you […]

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How to Protect the Two Party System Step 1 ~ Run as an anti-establishment candidate in a meaningless primary against a shoe-in establishment candidate in a broken two party system. Step 2 ~ Rally anti-establishment voters, especially the young and not yet jaded. (Not jaded but still anti-establishment? Yup.) Step 3 ~ Endorse establishment candidate. […]

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Check out this image by Andy Singer: What do you think? Please leave a comment below. What I Think A small fraction of what even just the USA–just one country–spends on military could provide food, clothes, shelter, quality education and healthcare for all. This has so much to do with 18,000 children dying each day–each […]

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Children suffering from Poverty