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Mostly retired, I've been a small business owner and a worker. I played a major role in the peace & justice movement during the late 60s and early 70s. Member of the 6th contingent of the Venceremos Brigade. I remain a Dialectical Materialist.

Real Name: Rick Ladd

DOB: June 4, 1947

Gender: Male

Location: Simi Valley, CA, USA

Occupation: Semi-Retired/Consultant

Hobbies: Golf

Home Page:

Twitter: rickladd


Diaries published: 9 (260 days since last diary on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 08:15 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 39 (163 days since last comment on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 01:55 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 103

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: How To Shop, 20 comments, 20 recommends

People Following crankycurmudgeon: 2

crankycurmudgeon's Most Recent Diaries:

The petulant bullyboy rantings of people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham should remind us there are lots of doddering old fools (and others) who would involve us in more wars because . . . well, ...
by crankycurmudgeon
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 08:15 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
A decade ago, Arundhati Roy wrote what may turn out to be the epitaph of our country. It was - and remains - incisive and prescient. Titled " The US Invasion of Iraq: The Most Cowardly War ever ...
by crankycurmudgeon
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
This is what I should have been wearing All the stories about Walmart's being open on Thanksgiving, and the other stores now following suit, reminded me of a lesson I learned a long time ago that's ...
by crankycurmudgeon
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Noticing what seems to be the relatively recent appearance of members of the Military tending the flag at virtually every golf tournament, I find myself wondering what it says about the direction of ...
by crankycurmudgeon
Comment Count 48 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 06:47 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, ...
by crankycurmudgeon
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:15 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I hope this is a question many men have asked themselves. It'€™s important to understand and come to a useful resolution about this, as I think there are many men who support women's equality but ...
by crankycurmudgeon
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM PDT with 19 Recommends

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