Writing Prompts: Bear With Me

Also posted on The Coalition of the Brave. There is a question that’s recently been circulating around the web. It’s aimed at women, and the responses are quite telling. ‘Would you rather be alone in the woods with a man, or a bear?’ A lot of women are choosing the bear. The reason is simple […]

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The Meerkat Muse – 1st May 2024

Suspicious Minds You may be wondering where I am going with this. Well, this relates to possible efforts to get into some of my accounts. Specifically, I had an email alerting me to someone who tried, and failed, to access my mobile phone account. Going back further, I’ve had sporadic emails alerting me to attempts […]

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Fighting Indoctrination with… Indoctrination?!

Recently, my friend Bruce Gerencser posted an article via FAIR, which is an organisation for Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting. FAIR’s post makes for a fascinating read, and quite pertinent to recent discussions I’ve been having. For a frame of reference here, I’d recommend The Parasitic Religious Right, The Dividing Line, The Dividing Line P2, […]

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Morality, Money, and Young Minds

In recent days I have been having a ‘back and forth’ with Citizen Tom on the subject of education. Tom believes that education should be in private hands, which he believes would therefore be subject to the whim and will of parents. He does not like what state education teaches, and considers it to immoral. […]

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The Dividing Line, P3

Loosely inspired by conversations with Citizen Tom, and building on previous posts here, here and here, let’s ask some questions, and attempt to provide answers. A very good starting point would be this comment of mine over at Tom’s site, and his response: What would you suggest as a replacement (to federally-funded education)? A for-profit […]

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The Dividing Line, P2

Following on from this post, this post, and this post by Bruce Gerencser, and factoring in a post of Citizen Tom’s I thought I’d continue this little series. Bruce’s post framed the topic of public money around education, which is a good point to follow up. Some people – usually from the religious right – […]

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The Dividing Line

Recently, Citizen Tom wrote a post decrying democratic socialism. Leaving aside serious questions around whether or not the Democrats of the US political system are truly socialists (or even whether they have serious socialist leanings, something that is highly debateable), his post serves as the foundation for some interesting discussion points. Democratic Socialism As defined […]

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