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A Pragmatist's Take

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Non-Player Character: Can you be mistaken for an IRL-NPC?
Oct 15, 2018 4:31 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 12,744

An NPC is a character in a computer game whose actions are determined by an automated script or set of rules, as opposed to being a character controlled by a player.... More
Kavanaugh-Ford: A widening societal division on justice
Sep 30, 2018 2:58 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 5,418

The public's reactions to Prof. Ford's accusations of Judge Kavanaugh highlighted an increasing division in what we as a society consider proper conduct in dealing... More
Populism: A response to the failure of the elites: Palo Alto edition
Sep 23, 2018 2:18 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 5,848

==I "Especially in this day and age, populism is something to be resisted. That we don't want to be populists. That we basically want to do things with good... More
Fight racism: Oppose districts for PAUSD
Sep 5, 2018 5:51 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 3,738

A threatened lawsuit is seeking to enshrine racist attitudes on our School Board elections, and potentially on the policies of the PAUSD. (==I "^... More
Misadventures in boycotting: In-N-Out Burger & Wil Wheaton
Sep 1, 2018 2:56 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 7,723

These two recent instances of political boycotting are interesting supplements to an earlier blog.(foot#1)

The Chair of the California Democratic Party, Eric... More
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