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  • Mariner is an old codger – almost as old as many legislators. The truth is, the world today is quite alien to him. It is not his planet. Back on his planet, there is a President named John F. Kennedy; in fifteen […]

  • Mariner has discussed the extended human family and its newer version, the nuclear family. Nuclear families consist of one parenting unit and growing children. In recent times the benefit of having several […]

  • This excerpt is taken from a Politico news item today. The survey was taken by several elite colleges and was peer reviewed:

    “HUMANITY IS DOOMED” — Climate change is taking a toll on the mental health of teena […]

  • A few posts ago mariner wrote a post in response to an article that suggested “If everyone in the Nation would stop eating beef for one day each week, the Colorado River disappearance would be reversed.” The imp […]

  • For example, using bitcoin did you know you could buy a piece of art that exists only on the Internet? No physical representation exists. You can buy the art but you don’t own it. You can sell shares to people w […]

  • Feeds 350 million – Let rise for 30 years.

    Add 50 states:

    AXIOS – “States are responsible for many of the laws with the greatest direct impact on people’s daily lives. Republicans control 30 state legis […]

  • Mariner has written about the conflicts between younger generations and older generations during this rapid shift in culture, economics and technology. Primarily because of the pandemic – a literal meth dose for c […]

  • skipper wrote a new post, Humanism 2 weeks ago

    Someone suggested mariner should expound on humanism, referenced in his last post about ABBA. He proposed that computer intelligence was damaging the humanistic elements of society.

    Generally, humanism refers […]

  • The musical group ABBA is cutting its first album in forty years as part of a stage performance – as digital avatars! Sigh. . . ABBA, the most popular pop singing group in the seventies, is one of mariner’s fav […]

  • It is too fast for mariner and other elderly folk. It is common knowledge that the beginning of the twenty-first century is a tumultuous border between a disappearing culture and an emerging one. Computers began […]

  • skipper wrote a new post, GIG Work 3 weeks ago

    Mariner is acutely aware that the Internet and its future iterations definitely will change the world of work. One of the new work models emerging is the GIG world of employment. GIG means that jobs are in […]

  • Here’s an interesting quote from ProPublica about the two-decade long drought conditions affecting several western states and the disappearing Colorado River:

    “A majority of the water used by farms — and thus […]

  • Mariner often publishes the fine poetry his gifted wife produces. He has always claimed she should make a living as a poet. But now, his wife is showing that she is multi-talented. She wrote an accounting of our […]

    • Hi Robert–Don’t I have a great publicist? Thanks for your kind comments. I don’t know why I submitted that article to the paper–it just seemed like such an amazing confluence of connections that it took to get that tv up and running!

    • This was such a funny article and an increbible journey. Keep submitting Marty–it could be your next GIG.

  • Mariner was challenged to describe how polarity could be overcome. He did imply a few things that need to be corrected but it is true that he did not address ‘how’. So here are a few examples; some already are ide […]

  • skipper wrote a new post, Polarity 4 weeks ago

    Given the impressive article by David Brooks that has laid the issue of social conflict at the foot of the Democratic Party, there are several issues that lend themselves to why there is class conflict in the […]

  • skipper commented on the post, Sharia Law 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Mariner certainly isn’t an expert on Islam and Sharia but he knows from press clippings and religious websites that in many Muslim dominated nations (like Morocco and Tunisia) Sharia Law is causing social strife in the public square. Most often the news stories are about raping children and teenagers followed by forced marriage and…[Read more]

  • skipper wrote a new post, Sharia Law 1 month ago

    Mariner was reading his daily mail this morning when he read an article about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The new leader of the government encouraged women to join the new government – as long as they f […]

    • Mariner certainly isn’t an expert on Islam and Sharia but he knows from press clippings and religious websites that in many Muslim dominated nations (like Morocco and Tunisia) Sharia Law is causing social strife in the public square. Most often the news stories are about raping children and teenagers followed by forced marriage and wife-beating.The Muslim-dominated courts are slow to reform and the governments are not as socially flexible as the U.S. is. So it will be a slow transition. Economics is a key issue in motivation.
      In Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran Islamic tradition is an important defense against Hinduism in India.

  • A recent article from Science Magazine reported on a study performed on the west coast of Canada that wanted to know why, over thousands of years there were distinct genetic differences between bears that existed […]

  • In 2020, the number of people who did not have access to adequate food increased as much in one year as it had in the past five years combined.

    ֎ The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that median […]

  • Mariner always has preferred paying cash. There were times though, when having credit was a life saver; credit cards and mortgage loans made life doable. Fortunately, mariner still uses credit cards only when cash […]

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