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dale-estey's picture
Feb.22.2014
It is a long legacy of Bureaucracy in The Middle Kingdom, and perhaps Kafka did not see this exact result. And perhaps even Kafka did not foresee this total yoke of control. But he probably did. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Red Chains of Bureaucracy That ‘Torture’ Chinese The...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Jun.27.2013
This week they released the UFO files. A Cardiff man had reported that a UFO took his dog, car and tent. A caller from Carlisle reported he had been living with an alien. Well, there will be people who admit: ‘I’ve been living for years with an extraterrestrial,’ but they generally keep quiet about...
edmund-jenks's picture
May.20.2013
Image Credit: WPSD-TV  The IRS Scandal Is Improper And Illegal Political Competition Democrats, who are famous for making a bunch of noise about Fairness, Equal Access, Voter Suppression, and Racial Discrimination ... "REDLINED" all requests by tax-exempt organizations that appeared to...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.29.2013
I want to paint a scenario.  Use your imagination to follow along. You're taking four tests.  The tests are different questions about the same subject.  You've studied the material and you know it.  You're ready for the tests. But you're not allowed to touch the tests. For you...
earl-merkel's picture
Jan.10.2013
A radio spot just now from the fine folks who issue boat licenses in the Land O' Lincoln: "So you want to know if you are required to pay a fee to operate your boat on state lakes and waterways? Here are a few questions to answer: "Does your boat fly south for the winter? Do you have a beak? Are...
robert-earle's picture
Oct.30.2012
      This mystery/police procedural novel by Swedish writer Leif GW Persson is another example of how many things from Sweden--from Volvos to Ingmar Bergman to meatballs--can be very good. It lacks the striking characterizations of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it’s a...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jul.18.2012
Ellis Island was a group of wooden buildings on a New York island used for funneling massive amounts of immigrants into America. Funded by the US Federal government, after 1892 the former gunpowder station became the place where immigrants arriving to America were registered first before being...
eric-p-nichols's picture
Jul.07.2012
Despite Alaska's reputation as being the exclusive domain  of freewheeling, pioneering, "frontiering" and enterprising adventurers, the fact is that the majority of Alaskans are bureaucrats of some sort.  Fully 60% of the workforce in Fairbanks works directly for the Federal Government,...
michael-seidel's picture
May.30.2012
You know, in the end, I'm a bureaucrat, although an arrogant one who believes himself quite smart. Arrogance and being a smart ass are probably huge contributors to my issues.  I'm used to being the person in charge, though, and it's irritating not being in charge. Then I watch my observations...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.26.2012
This caught my eye because, all continuing proof that Kafka has his finger on the pulse of contemporary bureaucracy perks me up. Plus the fact he is referenced. However, the sub tale of physical "red tape" also interests me. I actually possess a long strand of real "red tape" (as accurately...