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One Citizen Speaking ... a little explanation

I have received numerous e-mails asking why my blog posts are so long. Fair enough!

I believe in building the background for the discussion. I do not assume that my readers are illiterate, unable to research the subject matter on their own and are smart enough to pick and choose what they want to read. Where I include technical or scientific information, I do so on the basis that it presents a full story and can form the basis of your own research and understanding. I do not feel the need to “dumb down” my comments because that’s just not me.

As I write this blog for my personal satisfaction, I do not expect anyone to read all of the entries as I do not read all of the entries posted by my favorite authors. I assume that you do as I do, pick subjects you are interested in and read as much as necessary.

I am not about SEO (search engine optimization) or providing link-bait to increase my page counts. I do not advertise and routinely turn down requests to advertise on this blog.

So with that said,

Happy reading – or not.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS