Not all Conspiracy Theories are Nonsense

There are a lot of conspiracy theories out there, and if you believe some of them you could go crazy. I don’t see, for example, how a small group of rich and powerful bankers could actually be running the world. And what’s up with those stories of black government helicopters getting set to round up […]
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Flour price up, Buju locked up, Business Owners F’ed up!

:: Listen Now! :: [audio:http://yaadinfo.podomatic.com/enclosure/2011-02-24T20_24_55-08_00.mp3|loop=no] – For More Podcast Episodes Click Here – Sponsor: Perfume.com Many things can get you locked up – this week’s podcast looks at a host of Jamaicans in lock up for a host of reasons. From credit card fraud to conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, we seem to be clamouring […]
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Sometimes Deadly Force is the Only Option

I hold no brief for Ronald Reagan. I think his “legend” is an example of the slick propaganda at which Republicans are so adept. But there’s one thing he did that scratches where I itch. When a tinpot dictator named Muammar Abu Minyar Gaddafi announced that he was training suicide squads to attack American and […]
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The perpetual pursuit of the perfect, plump, plausibly-priced papaya

In the  previous installment of the Papaya Chronicles, I shared with you that the best price I was able to get for a papaya was about 5RMB, at the supermarket. Whenever I shop at independent vendors, I get the foreigner price. Seems they can always tell I’m not originally from China. I think my accent […]
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Secret Sanya Sea Salt Safari! (…..don’t tell anybody!)

The ebook edition is completed, but my writing energies are still being diverted towards completing the paperback edition of Living True to Your Self. However, I’ve been able to raise my standard of living here in Hainan: I was able to locate sea salt here in Sanya. Now, that may not seem like earth-shattering news […]
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The Curious Logic of Tea Party Economics

Of course I know that all Tea Party folks don’t think alike. I realize that the movement is basically a marriage of opposites – people who want to tell others how to run their lives and people who want to be left alone. But a common theme is emerging that illustrates the sorry level of […]
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Unions’ Demise Would be Bad News for Middle Class

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of bad things about trade unions. Some of it is undoubtedly deserved.  But most of it is propaganda. For decades now, the conservative noise machine has been on a tear in America, building the case for the attack on unions that you are now witnessing. For a lot of […]
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Crooked Referees Skew Contest Between the Classes

Sometimes, I’ll be watching a sports event, and wonder whether the referees – or umpires – have been bribed. It happens a lot in football, where there are so many fouls that it’s up to the officials to decide which ones to call. Considering the prevalence of gambling on ball games and who controls the […]
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Living True to Your Self

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Living True To Your Self! by Walt F.J. Goodridge~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here’s the front and back cover copy for my new book, Living True to Your Self.I’m very excited about it, as it was first conceived exactly one year ago this week, but didn’t get the “green light” from the universe and my muse until I landed here in Hainan, […]
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