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ONE PERCENT SOLUTION . . . (one page per day) Page 64 of 252

   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter VII: Day/Page 64 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . .   CHAPTER VII: Dribble-Down Theory “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte [1769-1821] The economic exodus from the city to jungle which afflicted Bellapraia, leading to the creation of City of God, was actually a worldwide … Continue reading

ONE PERCENT SOLUTION . . . (one page per day) Page 63 of 252

   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter VI: Day/Page 63 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . .  Sofia points to the little wasted girl with spindly limbs sitting on the dirt floor looking up at them. She holds the coin up, points again to the child, then forces the coin into the woman’s palm and … Continue reading

ONE PERCENT SOLUTION . . . (one page per day) Page 62 of 252

   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter VI: Day/Page 62 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . .  Over the next few minutes the woman excitedly explains something to Sofia, which, of course, she doesn’t understand a word of, but the gist of what the woman is saying is clear—getting a boat is not possible. (Oh, … Continue reading

Reasoning with Republicans: Ten DON’Ts and DOs

    Many people believe it is impossible to reason with Republicans: that you have a better chance of winning the lottery or getting hit by lightning three days in a row—and that both things are preferable—than trying to penetrate the thick hide and implacable mind of these ancient ossified pachyderms. True, Republicans are some … Continue reading

ONE PERCENT SOLUTION . . . (one page per day) Page 61 of 252

   A satire of dysfunctional politics and economic disparity.   Chapter VI: Day/Page 61 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY. . . .  Sofia recalls hearing that most researchers, after bonding to their new host-body, could access and activate the language center of the brain to understand and speak the native language—sometimes in only a matter of days. Sofia listens carefully … Continue reading