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Date : June 2013

Review: Black Meg 43 (Restaurant)

Categories: PlaceReview
Comments: 3 Comments
Published on: 2013.06.26

Link to official site: Black Meg 43 My rating: 2 of 5 stars First, and most importantly, the motto of the restaurant is “Welcome to a Better Burger”. It’s part of their sign and logo. At the Harker Heights location where we ate (former site of Clem Mikeska’s), the motto was not true. Both my[…]

NSA Domestic Spying Shouldn’t Be A Surprise

Categories: Government, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.06.22

Rather than taking a side on the current domestic spying “scandal”, I’m simply surprised that everyone’s shocked and surprised by it. I thought this was common knowledge. In the late ’90s, I often included such phrases in my letters and my earliest emails: “To whatever government agency might be reading this: I was only joking[…]

Spy Program Inevitable, Yet Pointless

Categories: Government, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.06.11

Seen from a historical perspective, the ongoing flap over Eric Snowden’s “whistleblowing” (Google News search) probably won’t be that big of a deal. It just seems big right now, since media organizations all over the world just got a rush of juicy information and they’re passing it along to you faster than they can think[…]

Some Things I Underlined (‘Time Enough For Love’)

Following are some passages I underlined during a reading of Time Enough For Love (1973) by Robert A. Heinlein. Most of these are from the character Lazarus Long (a.k.a. Woodrow Wilson Smith, Aaron Sheffield, Ted Bronson, Lafe Hubert, etc.), oldest member of the human race. “…humans hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They[…]

ITN: Supreme Court Says Yes To DNA Acquisition

Categories: Government, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.06.05

In The News: On DNA, Supreme Court goes too far (LA Times editorial) In The News: In split with state policy, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sees “Big Brother” in Supreme Court DNA ruling (Dallas News) Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that it’s okay for law enforcement to take DNA samples from arrested suspects and[…]

‘Wrong Side of History’ A Pointless Point

Categories: InTheNews, Politics, PopCulture
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Published on: 2013.06.02

I think I first became aware of the phrase “wrong side of history” when I heard Rachel Maddow use it, saying to a guest: “Are you aware you’re on the wrong side of history?” I mean that exact phrase. Of course, I’ve been aware since childhood that Churchill said “History is written by the victors”,[…]

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