Author: M. Danger

Aside from Corruption, What Went Wrong for Hillary?

Aside from Corruption, What Went Wrong for Hillary?   So the election has passed. Looking around on social media I’ve tried to get a sense whether or not the democrats understand what happened, my conclusion is they still don’t get it. Let’s take a look at Hillary’s missteps in her campaign and I will try to avoid the shadow of corruption that plagues her whenever possible. After the DNC scandal, Hillary immediately hired the woman forced to resign for rigging the primaries. She did so whole heartedly sending the message that cheating is ok if you do it for...

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Universal Grammar and the Exception that Proves or Disproves the Rule

Universal Grammar and the Exception that Proves or Disproves the Rule   I’m a big fan of Norm Chomsky, the famous linguist who is smarter than a whole room of geniuses thinking together.  There is a problem with one of his big theories however and the solution seemed to be to make the problem go away rather than change the theory. The theory is called Universal Grammar or UG. UG states that grammar is hard wired into our DNA and despite many different languages around the world all languages share certain structure of grammar and recursion. Norm Chomsky claims...

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11 Day Daylight Savings Time

While most of us will spend the day recovering from our International Talk Like a Pirate Day, some of us more survivalists types will be preparing for the next big (almost) international event Day Light Savings Time or DST as it is known to people who like to name everything to sound like an STD. DST started as a concept back in 1906 in New Zealand. No, it wasn’t as many believe Ben Franklin who came up with the idea although he did speculate that rising early could increase productivity. But is losing an hour or two really that...

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3 Films to Watch while Waiting

I hate waiting. There is nothing worse in my book than being all ready to go for something and then just having to wait for something or someone to make “it” happen. It could be waiting for escrow to close, it could be waiting for payday or it could be waiting for that court date to come so you can put your enemies in jail where they belong. Whatever your “it’ is waiting sucks. One silver lining I’ve found is finding the time to clean out the list of movies you have been meaning to watch someday, but never...

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No Name for my Phobia

I have to admit I find it a little demeaning when my own irrational fear of something does not even merit an official Latin name. There is Scopophobia fear of drawing attention to yourself. Phlebotomy is the fear of drawing blood. But alas there is no fancy phobia name for my fear of drawing. In my normal life it was never really an issue. As a teacher I would sometimes draw pictures on the whiteboard to illustrate a point and the students seemed to enjoy laughing at my attempts. With my freelance teaching work drying up/ or being sabotaged...

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The Stand at Standing Rock

In North Dakota on the Native American Reservation Standing Rock there is the largest gathering of indigenous people in over 100 years. Why are people gathering? They are gathering in protest over a pipeline that is to be built just upstream from the reservation. The pipeline will run underground and across the water sources that feed the reservation and bring it life. While Native Americans are coming in the thousands to camp out in protest the corporate media including the “liberal” MSNBC is largely treating the story with disdain, focusing on the problems facing the protest or painting it in a...

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Lizard People, Psychopaths and Sociopaths are you Surrounded?

If you are an Average Jane or Joe, you probably don’t have many shapeshifting lizard people near you. Although the existence of Reptilian amongst our society has yet to be proven, believers (12 million Americans alone) seem to place most Reptilians in positions of power and authority. Psychopathy is more common an estimated 1% of the general American population is said to be a psychopath. The number surges to up to 25% of prisoners. Psychopaths feel little to no sense of remorse. They feel those who have done them wrong have brought about their own fate and deserve to be punished...

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Did Hillary Demand Huma’s Wiener Out?

Huma Abedin is a vice chairperson on Hillary’s campaign. It is widely reported that Huma Abedin is Hillay’s best friend and confidante. There are conspiracy theories out there that Huma and Hillary are lesbian lovers and I dug into these allegations but  found no solid evidence to this claim (damn it!).   Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner were once a DC power couple. Weiner a charismatic speaker, was sure to have a bright political future ahead of him. Then multiple sexting scandals were made public. Weiner used the screen name Carlos Danger, no relation to this reporter, ah ok...

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The World is Less Magical Without Gene Wilder

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams” Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka Gene Wilder held a special place in many people’s hearts. He excelled  in comedies but by his own admission he wasn’t very funny. Sure he could deliver a classically written Mel Brooks line flawlessly but Gene Wilder had another quality that made him brilliant. Mr. Wilder gave the impression of a highly empathetic person a quality which was rewarded by the audience by serving him empathy in return. Perhaps we could identify with him at times. He often played characters who were...

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Distracting myself with Moby Dick

I love my kids. I have two boys and they are sure to become great people as they learn more about the world around them. This summer my conjoint (partner through civil union) just took off with my kids. As one could imagine I was frantic. I called my “wife’s” phone until her voice mail was full and my in-laws (who I suspected were with the kids) 100s of times to try to get an explanation. You see no note was left for me on the day of the disappearance and I was worried sick. About a week into...

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This Week in Collectables :Truman Capote

Many people like to collect stuff. I’ve had collections that I’ve started on my own and some that were thrust upon me. Back in the late 90’s I worked for a small French  start up site promoting art. For a while I collected frogs in tribute to the work that the site’s work for up and coming artists. That collection ended with the site although there are a few frogs left in my possessions. I collect PEZ dispensers but lets be honest that is the kind of collection that just makes other people feel sad for you. So most of my...

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Hands Up and Tits Out

Your sense of modesty (most people would agree) is your own damn business. American men visiting a public swimming pool in Europe may be shocked to discover that the American cargo style trunks are not allowed in public pools. If you want to swim in these pools they must don a speedo and display your junk like the rest of European males. On the beach however you can wear what you want. There is an exception to this rule however, the exception is if you are a Muslim woman. Many Westerners both left and right of the political spectrum claim...

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