Posted on Jan 30, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: The Support We Received During Trump’s Shutdown Was Humbling

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Over the five weeks of Trump’s idiotic shutdown over a wall he will never build, my wife and I discovered just how much support we had from our friends and family. It was a humbling experience and one we were not expecting. To be honest, Deb and I were a little bit jaded. And not without reason. We were among the last to get married in Debbie’s age group...

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: No, Gillette Wasn’t Talking About You–Unless You’re A Sexual Predator, Mansplainer, Or Bully

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Don’t look now but a group of a-holes are busily destroying another retail product they’ve already purchased. You might recall the last time this happened when wizards in red hats were smashing their televisions, televisions they already paid for, in protest against something-something-something. This time, they’re destroying their Gillette products because of a new commercial in which the razor manufacturer calls for an end to “toxic masculinity.” In the...

Posted on Nov 20, 2018

My American Horror Story

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When I first moved to America in the late 90’s (and then again in 2004) I remember listening to people’s horror stories about insane medical care costs. It was routine for people to face bankruptcy due to medical bills, despite having insurance. And then there were those without insurance who simply didn’t get treated and often died as a result. This was utterly alien to me. Coming from a...

Posted on Apr 17, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Cults Are All Around You

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"There is much to be said about Rajneesh and the cult he started, but the documentary got me thinking about a time in my life when I got heavily involved in the Israeli military Martial Art 'Krav Maga' in West L.A back in the mid 2000's. Some of the parallels between the Rajneeshpuram and the highly organized Martial Art I got involved with were striking to say the least."...