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Never Again Again
by L. Neil Smith
I may not get around very much these days. I may not see and hear everything that’s going on. But in all of the “news” coverage of the vicious attacks on Jewish people in the streets, lately, or even in their own homes at Chanukah, there has been a highly conspicuous absence of one vital concept. Forget all of the mindless blather about “hate”. Hate is a ghost. It’s an immortal ghost. Trying to fight hate is like trying to nail Jell-o to a wall. After all of the empty, futile moaning and groaning on TV, what we have here is a practical problem that can only be solved by practical means.

Welcome To the Year of Go Big or Go Home!
by Sarah A. Hoyt
This morning I’m taking the very unusual step of doing identical blogging here and at Mad Genius Club. Mostly because I think what I woke up thinking is important in different ways for the different audiences. Just be aware the posts are identical, but the discussion will probably be different, so you might consider peeping over at MGC sometimes. Oh, and yeah, I wasn’t going to blog, but I woke up going “Oh, duh!” and I had to share. And, oh, yeah, happy New Year.

Chapters 9, 10, & 11
by Jim Davidson
Mary Morris woke up. Through the window she could see it was still dark outside. On the desk the rapist's laptop was open and displaying an email client. From his snores, the man who had asked her to call him Jon was sleeping soundly.

The Fallacy of “Hate Speech”
by Nic Leobold
All speech is entirely subjective, not objective, especially because speech, in and of itself, exists solely on a cerebral and conceptual and holistic level, and thus contains all aspects of the Creative and Metaphor and Vision-Illusion characteristics; at least for speech independent of physical action, only in the linguistic or spoken form.

Virginians Might Use the Constitutions
by Paul Bonneau
I have not been reticent in the past, about the uselessness of constitutions. After all, they don’t seem to do anything, nor to limit government at all. When you can’t even bring them up while arguing a court case, how worthless is that? Not only that; they seem to have little true legitimacy, as Lysander Spooner has pointed out.

Dear Future Americans
by Harding McFadden
You don’t know me, but given my two children, and how many young’uns they’re likely to have, and so on and so on, down through the generations, it’s just as likely that if you’re reading this a hundred generations on as not that I’m one of your progenitors. So, for the sake of clarity, and to tweak my own already inflated sense of worth, you can call me Gran’pa Harry. You can probably thank me for the gray hair and I’d like to take some credit for your general disdain toward authority in all of its forms. For your smarts, good looks, and incredible grit you can thank your 100-generations removed grandmother. She’s a peach.

Some thoughts on politics in anime and Japanese literature, with a focus on two specific series
by T.J. Mason
I suppose I must confess that I caught the anime (and related Japanese culture, such as their comics ("manga") and serial novella ("light novels") bug from my son a few years ago. There are a couple that I have become very interested in, and on consideration much of my interest is in the political systems they discuss and the diplomatic and military combat within those systems. Both are arguably in the much-lampooned "high school harem" genre, but neither pushes the limits on "fanservice (though there is some), neither is significantly risqué, and both are reasonably accessible to any science fiction / fantasy fan. In both cases, "teased" (rather than spoiled) by the posting at the infamous tvtropes.org web site, I have moved on from the anime to the original novel series and have consumed most of the story presently available in English translation (from Amazon, some in electronic form, some in hard copy).

Workplace Economics
by Sean Gangol
Not too long ago, I saw an episode of Tucker Carlson, where he berated Amazon for not paying their workers a decent wage. Those who aren’t regular watchers of Tucker Carlson will say that the man has gone far left. The truth is that Carlson is calling out Amazon because the left seems to be giving this company a free pass for the way they treat their workers since its CEO, Jeff Bezos, that happens to support the same progressive policies that they believe in. He says that if a company like Wal-Mart can be called out for underpaying its workers than Amazon certainly deserves the same treatment. I certainly agree that one of the many hypocrisies of the left is that they claim that they want to protect consumers and workers from companies that have questionable business practices, yet they always give so-called progressive companies, such as Google, Facebook and even Apple a free pass. While I am a believer in free markets, I am not naïve enough to believe that every company is going to be on the up and up. If you feel that a company is acting immoral, then it is your right and duty to call that company out. Though I will say that I wish Tucker would have been more specific about Amazon’s wage system instead of giving us antidotal accounts about how certain workers have to sleep in their cars due to their low wages.

Is Trump Nuts? Does it Matter?
by L. Reichard White
So, Mr. Trump explained his administration’s assassination of Iranian General, war hero, respected statesman and Church Elder Qasem Soleimani—and the nine other victims, including a top Iraqi military commander—this way: "We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war." Maybe Mr. Trump doesn’t remember how the 9/11 attacks solidified the American people behind Bush Jr. and propelled him from a lack-luster PresideNT with low popularity to a 90%-plus approval rating, literally over-night?

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