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  • Brownback’s New Budget Proposal

    January 12, 2017

    David Burress

    Like spring floods in the lowlands, some disasters recur as if by clockwork.  Thus we have Governor Brownback’s new budget proposal, which like all previous Browbackiana budgets takes an existing deep hole and digs it deeper.  I probably ought to find ripping off the underfunded state employees’ retirement fund as his most egregious single act ...

  • The Ryan Rampage

    January 11, 2017

    David Burress

    For those of you unacquainted with creationist politics, it is a truism that you cannot usefully engage in formal debate with science denials.  The “Gish gallop” is one of the reasons.  Duane Gish, a professional creationist debater, could always throw out an immense number of falsehoods in a very brief period of time.  Since each ...

  • Parts in Place for Autocracy

    January 9, 2017

    David Burress

    The Patriot Act plus the NSA system of dragnet eavesdropping give a Presidential would-be dictator all the tools necessary for establishing an autocracy.   For example, NSA spying can locate most of the people who are outspoken against the administration, while the FBI can use unlimited National Security Letters to secretly investigate everything about them and find ...

  • One Step Away From a Pogrom

    January 9, 2017

    David Burress

    US is one step away from initiating a secret pogrom against any ethnic or religious group– in the sense that all of the machinery already exists. For example:   1. Private data vendors are already selling your ethic, religious, political affiliations. 2. US police agencies are already purchasing personal data from these vendors. 3. US police agencies already have authority ...