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When Did Lying Become a Crime? (Revised post)

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is being threatened. To make clear, one can’t lie under oath while in court. Laws against slander and libel are well settled. Truth in contracts and … Continue reading

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The Insane Hypocrisy of Facebook, Twitter, and Corporate America

While following the latest news from Afghanistan, I thought it mentioned that Taliban members were Twitter users. That seemed ludicrous since a sitting president had been banned by that service. Who could possibly be worse? As it turns out, Twitter … Continue reading

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This Vaccine is a Test

Corporations and government requiring a Covid vaccination on pain of losing employment are testing people to weed them out of their organizations. They don’t want dissenters, free-thinkers, conservative Christians, people with another opinion, conspiracy believers, or anyone else that goes … Continue reading

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Bots Censoring Even Storied, Factual Magazines

Few history magazines are more well respected than American Heritage. Its scholarship, impartiality, and stable of great writers have proven its worth over more than a half century in print and online. Today, mindless bots and algorithms are now attacking … Continue reading

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When Did Lying Become Illegal?

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is being threatened. Laws against slander and libel are well settled. The law’s insistence on truth in specific cases like contracts usually makes common sense. As … Continue reading

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