Fantasy Politics Presented at DEMO Spring 2012

SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwire -04/18/12)- This week at DEMO Spring 2012 a group of tech entrepreneurs and political enthusiasts presented Fantasy Politics, a product that applies the fantasy sports model to politics. The mission of Fantasy Politics is to engage...

Psych 101 and Politics

  If    you start with a cage containing five (5) monkeys and  inside the cage, hang a  banana on a string from the top  and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches...

He is not even President yet

Donald John Trump is not even President yet, he is only the President-Elect. He has already kept 2,000 U.S. Jobs From Moving to Mexico.  If he can do this not even being in office yet, I think he could really make a differance to the real unemployment rate in the US....

American Scam or Democratic Rhetoric- Update

In the news it says that Jill Stein missed the recount deadline for Pennsylvania. This would make it a scam.  Wanda Murren, from the Pennsylvania Department of State, was quoted as saying “the deadline for a voter-initiated recount was Monday, Nov. 21.” My...

Democatic argumentum ad hominem – What does it mean?

To put it simply it is verbal abuse. To put it in other words it is: Name calling is a systematic pattern of deviation from rationality in judgment and a technique to promote propaganda. Propaganda is “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature,...

Firearms

        An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine, which I quote: “If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death...

Regulators to weigh bitcoin donations in politics

Software engineer Mike Caldwell holds a 25 Bitcoin token at his shop in Sandy, Utah, on April 3, 2013. Caldwell mints physical versions of bitcoins, a relatively new form of virtual currency.(Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP) Story Highlights A conservative PAC this week asked...

The Politics of Free Food

The governor’s race there has a dandy ethics controversy that began with charges that a businessman with a rather dicey background gave Gov. Bob McDonnell $15,000 to pay for the catering at his daughter’s wedding. Actually, this would have been perfectly legal if...

Religious Right and Politics — From Iowa to Cairo

Guess where in the world candidates for political office are pandering to religious conservatives, using religious imagery in political advertisement and participating in political forums in houses of worship? Where some voters are unwilling to support candidates...