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  • 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 ...

  • The Battle For Healthcare

    January 5, 2017

    David Burress

    Health care is the leading issue for the next two years: 1. Many in the US House and Senate are committed to repealing Obamacare. 2. Opponents of Obamacare are itching to destroy Medicare by shifting a voucher system. plus other means of pushing more costs onto patients. It’s not just the direct effects of these regressive changes that they ...