Monthly Archives: October 2015

At a San Lorenzo Cemetery: stories of the pioneers who blazed trails and built a region


There are the once famous, wealthy, and powerful men and women: John Lewelling, Elvy Lewelling, William Meek, and Fidela Meek, among dozens of others. And there are the lonely paupers and losers: Edward Lind, Ralph London, Albert Howe, Henry Nelson, … Continue reading

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The venerable Heald College: an institution brought to ruin by corporate incompetence and greed


Heald College was known as Heald’s Business College when it was established in 1863 by Edward Payson Heald. My experience with the venerable institution began when I started teaching evening classes for the school’s Electronic Engineering Technology degree courses at … Continue reading

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The 2015 House Select Committee Hearings on Benghazi: in aid of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign


The 2015 House Select Committee’s investigation into the events at Benghazi during an Islamic terrorist attack on the US consulate there on September 11, 2012 – aimed at being “in aid of legislation” – began and continued as a “hearing … Continue reading

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End of a political dynasty: unbridled government corruption, thievery gets a beating in the Philippines


Kleptocracy and the Binay political dynasty received a severe beating in the Philippines when the country’s Ombudsman – an officer with extraordinary powers to fight and eliminate graft and corruption in public office – ordered the “permanent dismissal” and perpetual … Continue reading

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On stupid people with twisted minds, and why we have murderers, rapists, stalkers and serial killers, etc.


Why are there people like Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump? Why are there serial killers, stalkers, rapists, and mass murderers? It is said that 10 percent of the human population is made up of people who … Continue reading

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