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Under Appreciated Movies – 1

I would’ve made a list about books instead but who really reads these days?! Not me anyway. And this is a response of sorts to G.I.ant’s post. He got a few things right, like Miller’s Crossing, City of God and

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How and Where to Undercut Rape Culture?

Imagine that your wife or sister was gang-raped for hours on the back of a bus. Imagine that it was not only penises that were used to administer the torture but also metal rods. Imagine that the perpetrators pulled her

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Too Stupid to Breed? There Oughta Be a Law!

Because my homecolony doesn’t make the news much, when I hear the mention of Fullerton, CA, my antennae perk right up. Like a couple of weeks ago, when I heard a story about a married couple arrested after they parked

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Access Calories

I’ll eat anything because, y’know, I’m an ant. But humans, or the USDA, have a different standard. Last month the government gatekeeper of edible food (that is, anything fit for human consumption) told us* that in 2010 a full 31%

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Lost in the Middle East – Questioning the Status Quo

It sounds like a joke: Q: What do you get when you rule 3.5 million people and deny them the right to vote, to go where they please, and to adequate access to water; when you frequently destroy their homes so

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Are the Erasure of Truth and Sanctioned Electoral Lying Parts of the New World Order?

You need a scorecard to keep up with the flurry of dubious judicial decisions being handed down these days. But a couple from either side of the Atlantic that are particularly troubling for anyone who favors access to truth and

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Why Ants Never Pledge Allegiance (and Maybe You Shouldn’t, Either)

Ants don’t buy into symbolism. We can’t. Our language is chemical and purely functional. Does that lack of metaphor, etc., leave something to be desired in terms of our ability to conceptualize, to create art and the like? I admit

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A Redskin by Any Other Name…

In my little ant lifetime, I’ve never heard the term “redskin” used as a slur. Neither have you. Is anyone telling stories of being slurred as a “redskin”? I haven’t heard one. For several generations it seems the only use

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How Celebrity Ignorance Can Be More Dangerous Than the Commoner Type

We ants aren’t known for independence of mind. Individually we function somewhat analogously to neurons, each doing our own little job to contribute to the global function of the organ(ism)—”ant is to colony as neuron is to mind,” that sort

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The Sterling Solution

Donald Sterling has changed his mind. Apparently the crazily successful businessman is intent on being bad for business, the NBA’s—like the other famous Donald who has truly been bad for popular culture (including his misguided contribution to real estate opulence),

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