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About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

Picking a fight with the world’s richest man

If there’s one guy I wouldn’t pick a fight with, it would be the world’s richest man. Literally. Currently, that man is Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com. The man picking a fight with him is the aptly named David … Continue reading

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What is in the water down there in Virginia?

Man, what is in the water down there in Virginia? In the last few weeks we’ve had the following stories involving Virginia’s Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General: Virginia’s newly-elected Governor, Ralph Northam, physician, officer in the U.S. Army Medical … Continue reading

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Donald Drumpf’s plodding State of the Union

On Tuesday night, after a week’s delay, Donald Trump delivered his 2nd State of the Union Address to the nation. He started right out with a rhetorical lie: that the state of our union is strong. I think what he … Continue reading

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Here’s something that should have surprised no one: the Foxconn deal that isn’t

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company and the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer. According to Wikipedia, Foxconn manufactures electronic products for major American, Canadian, Chinese, Finnish and Japanese companies, … Continue reading

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Our Commander in Chief cannot distinguish between weather and climate

Our Commander in Chief, Donald John Drumpf, has proven over and over again, that he cannot distinguish between climate and weather. Most recently he tweeted the following: In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest … Continue reading

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FBI never found a motive for Stephen Paddock’s rampage

NPR reported the other day that the FBI never did find a motive for why Stephen Paddock killed and wounded so many people on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. Not that it would have made much difference if they … Continue reading

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Trump’s border wall is really just a monument to himself

Gloria Berger, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst, recently wrote a piece that makes a great deal of sense. In sum, she argued that Trump sees his border wall as a monument to himself. As evidence Berger quotes Trump from the 2015 … Continue reading

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