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A response to the outrageous lies about panhandlers propagated by the Neighborhood Alliance in support of Meg Salyer’s Anti Free Speech Ordinance

There’s an anti-free speech, anti-poor people mob forming in Oklahoma City. It’s been ginned up in the Nextdoor neighborhood social media app. People are  upset about panhandlers.  They are upset about free speech! It hurts their eyes to see panhandlers on … Continue reading

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One reason we’re heading for the ash heap of history.

This article… http://www.newgeography.com/content/002251-transit-the-4-percent-solution says that only 4% of American jobs can be accessed within a 45 minute travel time by mass transit. The numbers increase a bit as the commute time grows, to about 36% of jobs being accessible with … Continue reading

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That was a lot of fun.

The first phase of the City Council election is now over, and it is on to round two.  Even though one of my candidates didn’t win, I am excited about how things turns out.  Dr. Shadid made it into the … Continue reading

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Two Endorsements for the Oklahoma City Council Races

Election day is this coming Tuesday, March 1st, and I hope everyone takes the time to vote. Well, assuming you live in Oklahoma City.  Every election is an important event, and as has often been stated lately, “elections have consequences.”  … Continue reading

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What do they know that I don’t know?

Comes now the annual letter from my insurance company announcing the renewal of my home owner’s insurance.  It’s gone up in the coming year, about $165, AND they cancelled my earthquake insurance.  Don’t laugh, I always buy earthquake insurance.  It … Continue reading

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Hang onto your wallets, the Legislature is in session!

Fear — Fire — Foes — Awake!  The Oklahoma Legislature is in session! Hang onto your wallets,  be wary for your civil liberties!  The biennial loot-fest is now in session, and the Capitol is crowded with legislators ready to write … Continue reading

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Total Moral Bankruptcy on Display for ALL to see.

The total moral bankruptcy of US foreign policy is now on display, live and in technicolor for all to see.  Led by the Hypocrite in Chief, the Tyrant Emperor Barak Hussein Obama himself himself, the nation stands shamed before the … Continue reading

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Separate and Unequal

One of the things driving us towards the ash heap of history is the “separate and unequal” system our aristocacies have carved out for themselves in our constitutional order. Bernie Madoff, who made off with billions of dollars, rests comfortably … Continue reading

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A thousand year decline in property prices?

Here’s a cheerful thought for this “supposed-to-be-the-biggest-shopping-day-of-the-year”.  According to Bill Bonner of the Daily Reckoning financial newsletter, after the fall of Rome property prices declined for a thousand years.  He doesn’t have a footnote, but they usually do their homework.  … Continue reading

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11 strategies for coping with the collapse of the American empire

I originally wrote this essay in 2004 and it appeared in the 5th edition of the Better Times Almanac of Useful Information.  For this re-publication, I only found it necessary to only add one sentence.  +++++++++ It’s not news to … Continue reading

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