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Chuck Hamilton
I am a Terran, a citizen of Earth; the whole world is my home, and all its people my brothers, sisters, and cousins.
I am a Terran, a citizen of Earth; the whole world is my home, and all its people my brothers, sisters, and cousins.
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The Meaning of Life, Part 2: Ain’t No Power in the ‘Verse
Yes, the title is a
reference to Joss Wheddon’s space western Firefly . Under Ireland's
2009 Defamation Act, “A person who publishes or utters blasphemous matter shall
be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction on indictment to a
fine not e...

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Since Facebook is blocking this story from the Center for Human Rights in Iran for the second day in a row, I am copying it to my blog and posting it from there.

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The Meaning of Life, Part 1: Cosmic Perspective
This trilogy is not like the Monty Python version, there
will actually be more parts. Lots of folks say we need to abandon American
exceptionalism.  Some, like my Dear Uncle
Napoleon, prattle on about British exceptionalism.  Today, rather than taking on ei...

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( Note: Yet another article being censored by Facebook or failing to post because of internet communication problems.  All credit goes to Jacobin and authors Ervand Abrahamian & Eskandar-Sadeghi-Boroujerdi.  Original is at:

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The Roots of Mass Incarceration, by Kenneth Montgomery
( Note: Published in Atlanta Black Star , but either censorship or some arcane internet communication problem are preventing it being posted to Facebook.  I have thus posted it on my blog, but give full credit to Mr. Montgomery and Atlanta Black Star .  The...

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A Whiter Shade of Chill 2.0 (for Ungagged 18)
said, ‘there is no reason and the truth is plain to see’.” This
piece is redited from one I first wrote back in 2008 and have redone with
different titles, this being the latest. 
This current name—“A Whiter Shade of Chill 2.0”—comes from one of my

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The Union Is Dissolved (or soon will be)
( Note: Not the USA
“Union” ) I think the reason the percentages in Scotland flipped from
indyref 2014 to the referendum on Brexit vs. Remain is that suddenly the stark
prospect of being completely at the mercy of the central government in London
was inesca...

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Scots among the Southern Indians
Dozens, scores, maybe hundreds of Scots, mostly Highlanders
and Islanders, with some Uplanders, Lowlanders, and Borders, lived and traded
with the Indians of the Old Southwest, that part of the U.S.A. now known as the
American Southeast.  There were also

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Water and Blood (for Ungagged 15)
First, I want to comment about the latest glaring example of
how in America, the greed of the few outweighs the needs of the many.  I am appalled at what has happened the past
few days in Standing Rock, with the expulsion of the water protectors and the arr...

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On "Progressives" and Snowflakes
I am not a “progressive” (air quotes).  The word “progressive” (air quotes again) in
the political sense came back into common political parlance with the
neo-Dixiecrat faction of the Democratic Party that called themselves “New
Democrats” (yep, air quotes)...
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