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Ben Sen commented on Doc Vega's blog post Time For Another Installment of DEEP THOUGHTS
"Did you get your medicaid card yet, and remember to pick up your welfare check this month?"
Jun 5
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"If it isn't religion, it's religion's cousin: ideology.  In the case of Israel, the raped became the raper and there'e no end to their vengeance in sight."
May 18
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"In the responses I've now seen on Facebook and elsewhere from Jewish and non-Jewish liberal friends, the tide has now turned further against Israel and the division on the issue is more decisive.  I've also seen speeches in the…"
May 17
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"The Israelis are now murdering men, women and children, crippling as many as they can.  Yes, they're not killing all of them, only those they can target.  Shame on them and all those who enable them by not admitting their crimes and…"
May 16
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"It's ethnic cleansing, interpreted as such by elected officials in governments all over the world, except here in the US where AIPAC has intimidated our politicians.  A superior military force under the direction of their government is…"
May 16
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"The term genocide, as I have been informed about it, came into use after World War II when laws were promulgated in the international court, and the UN, then at Nuremberg the first trials came about and convictions based upon "crimes against…"
May 16
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"It doesn't sound strange for a Jew to be against the mass slaughter of unarmed protesters.  It sounds like self-preservation to me given how much hatred toward Jews it will inspire. The question now is really how many Palestinians are…"
May 15
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Israel isn't the only example of the perpetrated becoming the perpetrator, not now, and certainly not in world history.  It is, however, the most obvious example currently given the Holocaust, and how long and how devastating their…"
Apr 20
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"On Hayek:  I think what obsessed him about Mill is that here was a man who by every factor that influenced Hayak, Mill's family background, status, his education, his obvious intellectual capacity, and his moral conviction, he should have…"
Apr 20
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Is "Israeli moral exceptionalism" really the best argument you can come up with?  You may think you're being clever, but it clearly makes no sense.  It's only purpose is to confuse and convince those who still…"
Apr 20
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
":"Israeli moral exceptionalism?"  Where did you make that one up?  Who is "holding Israel responsible for what you wouldn't hold other countries responsible?''  The UN?  The EU?  Any liberal who…"
Apr 20
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"The wrongs of other nations and tribes do not justify the kind of oppression we have seen in Israel any more than what happens in Israel justifies crimes against humanity elsewhere.  It is irresponsible and unconscionable to claim otherwise.…"
Apr 19
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Please do.  On Hayek: His biography of Mill is a must read.  They were on opposite sides of the spectrum, but Hayek was obsessed with him and did a lot of research on his life.  He was a good scholar.  The other must read is…"
Apr 19
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Maui:  Next time you're in NYC let me know.  My office is above Grand Central.  I know what you mean about Hayek, and the problem in this country about punishing the poor.  I have nothing personal against you Kosher, and…"
Apr 19
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Whatever you say, whatever you say, whatever you say, whatever you say...."
Apr 18
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Economic theory can't be based on contemporary front page conditions.  That's what make the theories "economics" rather than polemics.  Have you ever actually read a book on economic theory?  Do you understand the…"
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The Rubber Chef

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 5:00am 6 Comments

(The following is a biographical excerpt from my book GROWING UP TOGETHER.  It's not in the edition currently circulating, but will be in the next.  I publish this on the week my mother died two years ago.  Mom would have been 96 on April 2nd.  We buried her on her 94th birthday.  I think she'd have gotten a kick out of this section.  Certainly, she wouldn't have denied it.)

     It cannot be said we had a home without strife.  There were a number of reasons,…

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My Immortal Soul: A Moldy Piece of Cheese

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:00am 6 Comments

(The following is from my book, GROWING UP TOGETHER.  It isn't in the sample copy currently circulating.  I look forward to comments how you envision your soul.  Maybe nobody believes they have a soul any longer.)

     In my childhood imagination, I envisioned the soul as a piece of cheese, like my father ate with lunch on Saturday.  When I broke the commandments in "thought, word, or deed," my soul became covered in a thick, dark mold that was only alleviated when I…

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My Super Duper All American View of Immigration

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:00am 7 Comments

My father was a dirty mic, my mother was a whop, though you didn't want to mess with her, my wife when she was alive was a kraut, but I don't know what she is now.  My girl friend looks like a chocolate bunny, but she's really a spic.  The frogs never won a war cause they eat snails and drink wine instead of Budweiser. I've known a lot of Jews and camel jockey's going way back, but don't know how they got here. We never had any camels and we could have just imported the bagels.  You…

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Book Review: The Letters of Alan Watts

Posted on January 6, 2018 at 7:07pm 1 Comment

     Alan Watts thought he'd be totally forgotten in fifty years.  Until his death at age 58 in 1973 he was the most widely known exponent of Eastern religion and thought in the US.  He was among the few public intellectuals the country had at the time, who didn't come from academia, which is saying something since we have even fewer now.

     He was born and raised a Christian in a small town in England and for a time was an ordained Episcopalian minister serving as Chaplin at…

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At 5:05am on May 12, 2017, J.P. Hart said…

" . . .the answer my friend . . ."

At 7:08am on October 9, 2016, Ned Netterville said…

Is a pleasure to be invited.  Who knows, may even be the nudge toward writing again I've needed.  The call of the blank page seems to have reactivated.  Thank you.

At 8:49pm on November 17, 2015, SeventhSister said…

Thanks, Ben!

At 2:12pm on November 4, 2015, mary gravitt said…

Thank you for becoming my friend.  I don't always answer right away because I don't have internet at home.

Mary

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