For several years, most of my opinionating happened on this blog. Lately, my time at the keyboard has been mostly devoted to fictionalizing. However, the opinions keep storming up out of my deeper brain centers and are impossible to repress. So my efforts have moved to making "comments" on various articles, columns and op-eds. I have a sneaking feeling that these tidbits get more readership than they would if they appeared only on this blog. And since they are in response to something (sometimes to other commenters commenting on the column), I don't really have to establish a context, thus I can be pithier. I love pithy.
Here are my recent efforts. Granted they might not make any sense if you didn't read the piece I'm commenting on. But at least you can see I haven't entirely abandoned reality for sci-fi.
NEW SEQUENCING From this point, the latest comments will be here first, rather than at the ever-retreating end. This starts June 1, 2016
will duffTijeras, NM 3 hours ago
When the right lies about the "threat" of immigrants, it is a malicious, anti-American lie.
will duffTijeras, NM 2 hours agoRead Science Magazine, the peer-reviewed journal of the American(!) Association for the Advancement of Science. Note what a large proportion of the breakthrough discoveries and inventions are the work of people with "foreign" names. Brilliant scientists are the lifeblood of American leadership in the world, and as long as we make them welcome, and allow them to use their genius here in our universities and companies, we will maintain our position of Beacon for Humanity. We should not allow fear and nativism to cut off this huge asset.
June 3, 2016 | Standpoint
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OLD SEQUENCING Below are the comments from mid-March through the end of May/'16
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