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And They Wonder Why the Jails are so Full ….

Olivia With the Loop 20 More on the excessive number of federal criminal laws in this Wall Street Journal article:  “As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared.”  The point really is that the number, complexity and pervasiveness of federal criminal … Continue reading

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Olivia High Key 11 Women Who Aspire Department My wife first brought the last couple frames of this to my attention, but seeing the whole thing I was struck by the intellectual possibilities:  a Zombie Marie Curie?  Check it out. … Continue reading

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Updates and Stuff

Olivia Exercises 14 A number of items collected via The Agitator: Remember the guy who was charged with child obscenity for not singing sexually-charged lyrics to a bunch of elementary school children?  He’s been sentenced under a plea deal to … Continue reading

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Olivia & Windows 18 After many reschedulings and persistence by both of us, determined to find a date to shoot again, yesterday young Avery and I finally found three hours to work together, and what a three hours they were!  … Continue reading

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On the Tip of My (Beef) Tongue

Olivia With the Loop 8 An exchange within our family email group among my cousins (and one brother) worth repeating (apologies to any for whom this dredges up unpleasant memories — think of it this way: in our youth beef … Continue reading

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Is the Transportation Security Administration America’s SS?

Olivia High Key 13 It’s an extreme proposition, but I’m seeing too many uncomfortable parallels between Nazi Germany of the 30s and 40s and the present totalitarian mini-domain ruled by TSA.  Making allowance that the underlying societies were and are … Continue reading

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How Governments Control Speech

Olivia Exercises 15 When The Man doesn’t like what you say, or the way you are saying it, … In Russia, they beat you up and/or kill you; In China, they commit you to a psychiatric institute; In Britain, they … Continue reading

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“Next Time You Are in Paris”

Olivia Finale Check out the Maison Europeenne de La Photographie in the the Marais District, 5/7 rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris.  We went there yesterday on a rainy afternoon and the place was packed.  A stimulating multi-part exhibit of Kimiko … Continue reading

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Visit to a Chiropractor — Introit

Olivia Finale 28 Off to the chiropractor this morning in hopes she can ameliorate — actually, I hope, eliminate — the leg/hip pains that have recently debilitated me.  I tried walking around the lake yesterday and got about 100 yards … Continue reading

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Olivia Finale 25 Yeah, there’s some little stuff out there, like the exhibit of photography and videos at London’s Tate Modern Gallery entitled “Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera” that includes the unintended (?) irony of the Tate’s own security … Continue reading

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