Category Archives: psychology

Even If We Just Hope That a So Far Non-Existent “Good Trump” Will Magically Appear, We Are Delusional!

​This is not like Donald Trump is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde combo, and we all hope that his Dr. Jekyll will stand up and take control of his Mr. Hyde. We should realize that that doesn’t even happen … Continue reading

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​Am I Crazy? Perhaps!

Last Friday evening I did something that I expect many, perhaps most, would frown upon or think me crazy. I knew immediately that I wanted to write about it, but found it difficult to come up with an approach. It … Continue reading

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Another – Better – Conversation About Trump:

My friend replied to my Facebook post where I mocked the premise of an op-ed article in The New York Times. I argued from its absurd premise to an absurd conclusion. My conclusion: Rural Folks Voted for Trump Because He is … Continue reading

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​Rural Folks Voted for Trump Because He is BAD!

“The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally bad, while Democrats see people as fundamentally good,” said Mr. Watts, [That’s JC Watts, not James Watts the Reagan Secretary of the Interior] who was in the … Continue reading

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Two Subjects – Same Issue: Denying the Obvious Puts Us Opponents of Torture and the Death Penalty at a Severe Disadvantage

Torture:  Torture works, i.e., gets useful information from the victim if the victim has useful information. Death Penalty:  Some crimes deserve death. I couldn’t help observing to myself that if information was wanted from me and I was threatened with being … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Ed: Why the Debt Ceiling Matters

My comment on Joe Nocera’s Op-Ed piece, Why the Debt Ceiling Matters, published October 7th may have had some resonance.  I said: All of the above predictions make sense, but they are made by specialists whose reasoning is not always clear to … Continue reading

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Leviticus and Deuteronomy in Action by Union Carbide at their World Headquarters in New York City!

Once upon a time when my office was in the Union Carbide building in NYC there was a large rectangular shallow pool that people threw coins into. For whatever reason, and it would be nice if the reason was respect for … Continue reading

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