Category Archives: Sociology

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Diaspora Is The Future

“We’ve built the first stage of a new social web, one better than what’s out there today: a place where each of us owns our own information, where each person controls his or her own privacy, where no-one is a … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds

In which world do you live? If you haven’t realized yet there are two. Rather than conceit a prosaic unveiling from the start, let us together discover the two. Only then can we make a decision. There was a time … Continue reading

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Canis Lupus Familiaris

Who needs an animal as a companion? Of course it’s subjective, but the cost/benefit ratio is severely skewed. People pay large sums of money toward a living possession that delivers nothing in return. It is at this point that my … Continue reading

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The Voyeurism Of Dying

“One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” – Kurt Vonnegut In the 21st century, we watched American Airlines Flight 11 … Continue reading

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A Person’s Right Revisited

With all of these entries about dying, well perhaps one entry, you may have drawn the conclusion that I am terminally ill. This is not the case. However, I am an advocate for those suffering and not permitted the choice … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses

Happy Friday the 13th! Today children, we’re breaking all of the rules. In a few more sentences, you’ll see the decay of my average writing style in exchange for a more juvenile form. The reason I will write this way … Continue reading

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Marginal Surplus Population

Marginal Surplus Population – Marxist term for those found to be superfluous or useless to the economy. Imagine you don’t know who you are, where you are, and who anyone is. Imagine you can’t control your own bladder or bowels. … Continue reading

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