Category Archives: Government

Discussion of the structure of government and its problems in the modern world

Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch

Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch I posted the following comment. It was rejected. I went back and posted again, leaving out the first paragraph. It appears that was OK. (I have a long struggle going on … Continue reading

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What Cooperation Science Has To Tell Us

This is my answer to the questions: Is there a science of cooperation? What does this science have to teach us? which were posted on: www.facebook.com/cooperationscience . Science has 2 primary definitions: one is a tool to seek truth; the … Continue reading

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The Multiple Religions Problem

This comment is in response to someone who asked me if western society needed to be worried about Islam. The problem with Islam is not just about them. It’s about religion as a whole when you look at it from … Continue reading

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CNN Article – Prescription for Cheating

This comment refers to a CNN article about students cheating on medical exams. ( Prescription for Cheating ) I agree, this was a case of very narrow minded naïve reporting. The case presented is just the tip of a very … Continue reading

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Are things really better today? Why can’t we go back?

In a post to Waiting for the Storm .com  I discussed how representative government made sense in 1776 when mail was delivered by horse and most citizens couldn’t read, but the need no longer applies. @lookingforthemeaning replied “is the communication … Continue reading

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Burden of a Two Party System

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. On Oct. 12, occupythegreenparty posted the following point: “I think people shouldn’t be afraid of several parties. The goal of the party is to run a candidate … Continue reading

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Changing Government Needs to be for the Long Haul

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from occupythegreenparty: FEMINISM AND GENDER EQUITY We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We … Continue reading

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A New Declaration of Independence

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from fivefingers: “Demands” is the wrong word. (It makes OWS sound unjustified and is a word associated with other words like … Continue reading

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A Totally New Approach To Voting

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. While the comment providing details of an “Equal Access Amendment” presents some good approaches to addressing some known issues, I think a much different view needs discussion. … Continue reading

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Fixing Congress

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Requiring [congressional] bills to treat subjects one at a time is a good rule. However, trying to patch up how congress enacts legislation is not something that … Continue reading

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