Tag Archives: politics

Guns in America – Part 1: The Current State of Gun Violence

With thousands of Americans dying from gun violence each year, it seems that such stories are in the news so often that – paradoxically – it’s rarely ever news anymore. However, high-profile cases such as the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado … Continue reading

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Everybody Hates Toby

Has Governor Toby of Tokyo lost touch with reality? Has he lost touch with his supporters? You be the judge, in this piece on power trips, alienation, stupidity, and divinity. Continue reading

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Truth and Fantasy, and the SOPA bill

Truth and Fantasy launches, and the SOPA bill is discussed Continue reading

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Japan’s New Prime Minister, and the Shrine to War Criminals

Japan welcomes a new prime minister, and he seems to have little problem with the shrine that has become associated with war criminals. Continue reading

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Skeptikai Notices (Aug9) – Video games, news, hacking, Japan, science

Video game technology advances robotics, hackers try to escape incarceration, researchers actually create sperm in a laboratory. Continue reading

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The Incredible Mr. Toby

Shintaro Ishihara is the governor of Tokyo. I call him Toby. This is a “greatest hits” compilation of his early work.
Note: I do not like Toby. Continue reading

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