Societal Ills Archive

  • The Scourge Of Concert Ticket Prices

    The Scourge Of Concert Ticket Prices

    Ever wonder why the price of concert tickets is so high? Any of you who are older than the kids or young adults of today probably remember prices in decades past that were fractions of what they are today. Is this just a symptom of...

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  • The Real Problem Behind Lawns

    The Real Problem Behind Lawns

    One nice thing about living in the mountains away from civilization is that it’s not necessary to grow and maintain a lawn. Trees, other native plants, and rocks suffice just fine. Natural landscape is always better than human engineered in my opinion. Lawns and flower...

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  • Leadership In The Fog

    Leadership In The Fog

    It has been pointed out to me recently that I need to do a better job communicating my points in a more measured, respectful way if I am to affect change, rather than just adding to the conflicts our society is already mired in. Whether...

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  • The U.S. Healthcare Debacle And The Real Issues No One Is Talking About

    The U.S. Healthcare Debacle And The Real Issues No One Is Talking About

    Let me make this real simple for everyone: The reason healthcare in this country is so expensive is because we allow people to make a profit off the health of others. No, I’m not talking about doctors, nurses, and medical assistants who physically interact with...

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  • What Are You Willing To Fight For?

    What Are You Willing To Fight For?

    Is everyone even aware of what is going on right now in the halls of government? At what point does the push to overturn environmental protections and restrict personal freedoms turn into a justification to fight and in extreme cases justify violence? We all live...

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  • Environmental Reality (Doesn’t Care What You Are Comfortable With)

    Environmental Reality (Doesn’t Care What You Are Comfortable With)

    Anyone who bitches about the “over-reaching” EPA, or liberals’ extremist environmental policies are only advertising their ignorance about the environmental facts. If you do proper research on proven data and documented ecological history you quickly realize that the only thing extreme that has been going...

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  • Book Review: “Feral” by George Monbiot

    Book Review: “Feral” by George Monbiot

    George Monbiot is a British writer and champion for environmental and political activism. He writes weekly columns for the British daily newspaper The Guardian, and also has written a number of books. After earning a Masters of Arts degree in zoology from Oxford he worked...

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  • The Rocky Mountain States and the 2016 Election

    The Rocky Mountain States and the 2016 Election

    First of all, let me be clear: I am not a Hillary Clinton fan. I think she is somewhat of a dork and has a questionable record. However, I do not buy into the conservative media indictment of her, nor did I think she was...

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  • A Few Things To Consider When Voting

    A Few Things To Consider When Voting

    I mailed my ballot yesterday, symbolically putting an end to this long national nightmare. I was going to post a scathing article on the specifics of the election but I guess the train wreck has said enough on its own. I do not belong to...

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  • Why Columbus Day Needs To Go Away

    Why Columbus Day Needs To Go Away

    Columbus Day was created to celebrate Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America and to appease Italian Americans. Unfortunately, ¬†since then there has been plenty of evidence collected that Columbus did not “discover” anything. Of course North America was already occupied by native peoples, but if we...

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