Birds of a Feather?

If a majority of the people in Eastern Ukraine want to secede from Ukraine proper to form their own nation, or to hook up with Russia, why should they be prevented from doing so? Would not all concerned be better off? Do not birds of a feather flock together for a reason?
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Goon Squad

Why are we getting so many bullies for police these days, and so many buffoons for teachers? Could it be because bullies and buffoons are exactly what we deserve? Indeed, when we underpay entire classes of public servants, what can we reasonably expect in return?
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Abe Lincoln’s Big Boo Boo

Given the many rifts (incompatibilities) today between the Blue States and the Red States, would not the people of both the Red States and the Blue States be better off today had the South been allowed to secede from the Union? Larger question: What right did Mr. Lincoln have in forcing the South into remaining in the Union? Was it the same right George III had in trying to for...
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Where’s He Going?

I was recently followed into an elevator by a young man staring at his device. I asked him what floor he wanted. He didn’t respond. I spoke louder; he stirred as if from a trance. “Oh, sorry. Four.” I was going to three. When the door opened at three and I got off, the young man followed me out. Realizing his mistake, just in the nick of time, he leapt back into the elevator. I...
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September 19, 2015

The progression of science is mostly a history of little Davids of truth winning an occasional battle against the Goliaths of entrenched belief – Richard the Poorer (eddiesinthestream.com)
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