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Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER ELEVEN – I’M FROM THE EPA AND I’M HERE TO HELP

BUREAUCRATIC SCIENCE: When government controls scientific method bad things happen. It is the role of scientists to challenge any hypothesis. They do this by using the scientific method of disproving the hypothesis (falsifiability). Scientists must be skeptics...

The STD hiding in plain sight

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SANTA FE – Some sexually transmitted disease are more common than many people think

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new numbers last week revealing more than half the world’s population has at least one form of herpes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get, and there is no cure for it.

Two types of viruses cause two types of herpes: herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2. Type 1 affects the lips and mouth and cause fever blisters. Type 2 causes blisters that form in the genital area.

Blisters burst and turn into open sores or ulcers...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER TEN: LET’S ALL DANCE NAKED ROUND THE BONFIRE – Part Two

GAIA EARTH WORSHIP or PANTHEISM: Neopaganistic veneration of natural phenomenon utilizing faith based junk science to the point of delusional superstitions. Gaians claim that the earth is a sentient super-being, an ancient goddess spirit, deserving of worship and reverence. It is the foundation of environmental activism with modern origins in 1930s Nazi Germany. Gaia worship is at the very heart of today’s environmental policy.

CONSERVATIONIST: A person who wants to protect natural resources without trampling on everyone else’s property rights. Typical conservationists are hunters, fishermen, campers, and...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER TEN – LET’S ALL DANCE NAKED ROUND THE BONFIRE – Part One

ORIGINAL HIPPIES, LIBERTARIANS AND THE TEA PARTY: The fundamental core values of the mid-1960s hippie counterculture movement were 1. A craving for independence. 2. A celebration of individuality. 3. Joy in the freedom of self-sufficiency. 4. An acceptance of the natural order of things. The Tea Party and Libertarians are the social movements in contemporary America that can rightfully claim to be the ideological heirs. Sadly, by the late 1960s the hippie counterculture ideals became contaminated by big government socialists. The hippies lost their way, forgot their roots, embraced statism and a nanny state...

Public investments in our precious resources must be smart, sustainable

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New Mexico has a long history of forging innovative solutions to a whole host of problems. Our knowhow and ingenuity have influenced everything from the creation of the personal computer to the exploration of the moon, Mars, and beyond. Surely we can come up with workable solutions for the myriad problems we face here at home.

One long-term problem—child poverty—has worsened and recently released Census numbers drop New Mexico to the very bottom in the nation, with 30 percent of our children living at or below the poverty level (just $24,250 for a family of four). Poverty is a complex issue, but one that we ignore at our peril. Brain science and biology show us that the damaging...

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