Category unemployment

Fascist loving cops in Oregon?

New flash–for those not paying attention, there was a rally of rightwing groups in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. It was ostensibly in support of the Republican senate campaign of Joey Gibson. Gibson is not an avowed racist, but (like Trump) has stances that draw alt-right groups to support him. This article explains the issue: Joey is […]

When September ends

The first piece of information you should know about is a video from June. I’ve been ruminating over this for a month. My first thought was Green Day’s song about waking up when September ends.  But no, this is a projection from Dr. Guy McPherson. This comes in the wake of lots of predictions by various […]

The six year cycle (a retrospective)

It’s a mandala, I tell you. The road goes on forever and the party never ends (sorta). I began writing this blog a little over six years ago. I’ve been looking at old stories on this blog, and there’s something like 650. Some of those were reblogged from other sources (Hello Kevin Hester) but I […]

Economic meltdown and Iran

Over the six years I’ve had this blog, I have been writing on and off about the economic perils we face in the near term. I’ve posted multiple articles about the interaction between resource depletion and the precarious state of the world’s economic setup. I’ve been particularly worried about US economic fragility. Simply put, the […]

MIA (missing in action)

My volume of blogging has fallen off a cliff in the last two months. A couple of reasons  Several reasons for this– First, I’ve become enamored of the Quora website, where I serve up saucy, special commentary on dumb questions posed by users. It’s easier than coming up with original content here, and (frankly) it’s seen […]

Trump’s healthcare heist and HR 676

People here know that I had no great love of the Obamacare/ACA solution to the problem that we’re the only wealthy industrialized country without universal health coverage. And (as I predicted here), Obamacare/ACA was going to be extremely unpopular with voters. Hillary Clinton (mistakenly) ran on Obamacare as a boon to people, but unless you were […]

“I feel a great disturbance in the Force”–2017 so far

I’ve never tried to predict things on the eve of a new year. This is not some bit of humility on my part. It’s because I’ve been perennially depressed by the whole Xmas season and I have no ambition by the time New Years’ rolls into sight. This year is no exception. Plans to get away […]