Thomas L. Knapp

Thomas L. Knapp

A White House "fact sheet" tells us that "the President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence."

It's spring, and for many Americans that means it's time to drag out the mower and trimmer, invest in various seeds, feeds, pesticides, etc., and quite possibly put the water bill on steroids with daily sprinkler operation. According to the American Time Use Survey, the average American spends 70 hours — nearly two full work weeks — on lawn maintenance every year.

In a March 24 Yahoo! Finance interview, as the price of Bitcoin hovered above $55,000, Bridgewater Associates chief investment officer Ray Dalio weighed in on the future of cryptocurrency. The two main takeaways from the interview are a little scary, each in a different way.

“Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign or placed in a remote work program,” The Daily Beast reports, “due to past marijuana use.”

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 11:26

OPINION: Daylight Saving Time kills

March 14 marked the beginning of National Tired and Grouchy Week in much of the United States as we participated in the annual gimmick of “springing forward” to Daylight Saving Time.

On March 2 — the late Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 117th birthday — Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that, some time last year, it ceased publishing/licensing six of the popular author’s children’s books which “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

Well, at least he hasn’t started any NEW wars!

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:09

OPINION: What happened to 'We The People?'

"The will of the people has been heard," said President Joe Biden in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, "and the will of the people has been heeded." Later in the speech, Biden told us that "the American story" depends on "'We the People' who seek a more perfect union."

On Feb. 9, the U.S. Justice Department announced that U.S. President Joe Biden, as in so many other areas, intends to serve Donald Trump's second term when it comes to persecuting heroes guilty of exposing U.S. war crimes and embarrassing American politicians.

Over the years, I've written many columns concerning the war on internet freedom. My usual targets are the politicians and government agencies who serve as shock troops for the Dark Side across fronts ranging from encryption to sex worker advertisements to darknet marketplaces.

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