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Campaign closed.
I recently started a gofundme campaign which I canceled. I appreciate the few people who offered to help. I apologize for any body who I've offended recently. I've been under a lot of stress. I ...
martianexpatriate 03/15/2015 9 8 1 -
My request for help, a full response.
I wrote an earlier article asking for help which didn’t fully explain what’s going on. If your going to respond to this, I would appreciate it if you would read all of this article first. You ...
martianexpatriate 03/14/2015 10 20 1 -
I'm looking for help.
I've been attempting to start a series online for some time. I was preparing on launching a series of webcomics on the 20th, which would also have included occasional animations. In time, I wanted ...
martianexpatriate 03/13/2015 8 9 - -
My computer crashed.
I'm writing this from the library. Earlier today I was rendering an image for my story. The computer froze, and when I tried to turn it on, it wouldn't go back on.
martianexpatriate 03/09/2015 18 5 - -
Morning Open Thread - How it should have ended.
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martianexpatriate 02/17/2015 41 9 - -
Morning Open Thread - Holding the line.
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martianexpatriate 02/10/2015 34 13 - -
Morning Open Thread - Documentaries in "real time"
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martianexpatriate 02/04/2015 37 9 - -
Morning Open Thread - Memories of Murder
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martianexpatriate 01/27/2015 14 12 - -
Morning Open Thread - Snowpiercer
You would think that an era like this, stories of class struggle would be common. But not so. If you went to almost every movie that showed in the local cineplex this year, it would be easy to ...
martianexpatriate 01/20/2015 44 13 - -
Morning Open Thread - No video today, something more honest instead.
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martianexpatriate 01/13/2015 69 14 - -
Morning Open Thread - The Wire
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martianexpatriate 01/06/2015 38 17 - -
Morning Open Thread - The Day the Earth Stood Sill
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martianexpatriate 12/30/2014 41 23 1 -
Morning Open Thread - Blade Runner
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martianexpatriate 12/23/2014 51 16 - -
Morning Open Thread - Tokyo Godfathers
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martianexpatriate 12/16/2014 33 12 - -
How to understand the next twenty years.
Here's the secret to understanding the next twenty years. When the Democrats who signed onto the Crominibus love letter to Wall Street did what they did, they said that if you looked at the threat ...
martianexpatriate 12/14/2014 11 8 - -
Morning Open Thread - Inherent Vice
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martianexpatriate 12/11/2014 8 4 - -
Morning Open Thread - A movie I hope you'll see when its made.
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martianexpatriate 12/09/2014 13 10 - -
How we get a more progressive Democratic party.
Once upon a time, the Democratic party was the party behind FDR. It was normal for Democrats to champion the working man, and Democrats actually didn't wait to suggest minimum wage raises until ...
martianexpatriate 11/29/2014 45 7 - -
Morning Open Thread
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martianexpatriate 11/25/2014 26 8 - -
Morning Open Thread - Farmed and Dangerous.
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martianexpatriate 11/18/2014 48 11 - -
Morning Open Thread - The best character introduction ever
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martianexpatriate 11/11/2014 24 10 - -
Morning Open Thread
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martianexpatriate 10/28/2014 24 7 - -
Morning Open Thread
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martianexpatriate 10/21/2014 24 5 - -
Morning Open Thread - Project Daniel
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martianexpatriate 10/14/2014 23 9 - -
Morning Open Thread - Movies you've probably seen, but shouldn't have.
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martianexpatriate 10/07/2014 31 8 - -
Morning Open Thread - Themes are over rated.
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martianexpatriate 09/30/2014 16 4 - -
Morning Open Thread - He's mad as heck, and he can't take it anymore!
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martianexpatriate 09/22/2014 28 10 - -
Morning Open Thread - House of Cards, the original British version
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martianexpatriate 09/20/2014 44 17 - -
Morning Open Thread - Mirrormask
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martianexpatriate 09/09/2014 17 7 - -
Morning Open Thread: A great movie you haven't seen but should.
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martianexpatriate 09/01/2014 37 17 - -
It's been nice meeting all of you. I hope I'll be back.
For the last four years, I've been working on a story that I wanted to tell. I've updated it many times. It isn't just text. I realized that I think in visuals, and I needed to make it an ...
martianexpatriate 08/27/2014 23 27 - -
Morning Open Thread - Leonardo's Science
A san of one of his sketches of his proposed 'Ideal City" Hello, I'm martian expatriate and I'll be posting morning threads on Tuesdays for awhile. I'll try to keep it interesting. I'm writing this ...
martianexpatriate 08/26/2014 47 12 - -
Advice you should never give to the suicidal.
Sometimes people give well meaning advice that has a terrible effect. The coverage of Robin Williams death went in a strange direction when I read a story that revealed something that Robin ...
martianexpatriate 08/13/2014 35 65 1 -
They say they are waging class warfare. I wish we were.
There are a thousand things wrong with today's society. Although most of those things have been wrong for awhile, many of them have been getting worse for some time. Unemployment, the diminishing ...
martianexpatriate 08/11/2014 3 4 - -
Elon Musk releases his patents for Tesla
A few hours ago, Elon Musk opened his patent technology for electric cars for use by others. He said that the will not sue anyone who "in good faith, wants to use our technology. An article talking ...
martianexpatriate 06/12/2014 19 16 - -
The character's voice
I've always felt that one of the characteristics of better writing is that each character is given his own voice. This can be done in a lot of ways. If you understand what the characters desire and ...
martianexpatriate 04/07/2014 17 17 - -
The show on climate change they don't have on networks.
I watched an episode of Chris Hayes where they were talking about another issue, but Chris Hayes made a passing comment about the level of CO2 in the air that I thought was interesting. It occurred ...
martianexpatriate 03/29/2014 17 9 - -
The Progressive Writers Group
Writers live in a different world today then even ten years ago. The internet and electronic publishing has altered the opportunities for writers. In some ways it has actually made writing more ...
martianexpatriate 03/20/2014 10 14 3 -
How the Wall Street culture endures
Martin Scorcese is a Director who I like, but when I saw the previews for one of his new movies coming out, I had to stifle a groan, because I was pretty sure that I knew what was coming. Simply put,
martianexpatriate 02/06/2014 9 2 - -
If all money is created out of debt, how can we pay it off?
Well multiple choice can be boring so you can write in your own E. My solution is to give up on paying off my credit cards and survive off disability and EBT until I write a book. If the book ...
martianexpatriate 01/24/2014 12 4 - -
My proposal to help the NSA
I recently learned that the NSA is having trouble responding to requests for information. I decided that as a patriotic American, it was my duty to help out. Americans are inundating the NSA with ...
martianexpatriate 11/19/2013 5 6 - -
The feast of Samhain
Halloween has been a holiday for longer then Christianity has existed. It has had many names, but it represents something that many have forgotten. Most think of it as the irritating time of ...
martianexpatriate 10/31/2013 7 7 - -
My walk into town
This is the bridge along I-25 in Pueblo. I have to walk under it and come up around the other side to reach a sidewalk that will allow me to walk into the main part of Pueblo, and I make that ...
martianexpatriate 10/30/2013 8 19 1 -
Over the cliff through self-interest
It's not unusual for people to speculate as to the intelligence of Republicans. Ted Cruz is, I am informed, a graduate of Harvard. I would speculate that few morons graduate from the institution, ...
martianexpatriate 10/16/2013 4 1 - -
Gravity reviewed
Gravity is the best movie I've seen in a long time. I don't recommend that you wait for this to come out on DVD, because this is the sort of movie that should be seen on a big screen. The movie ...
martianexpatriate 10/07/2013 13 7 - -
So what happens to me if we default?
So what happens to me? I am a 44 year old man living in Colorado. Despite my best efforts for many years, including graduating from a career school, I am still on SSI for disability reasons. I'm ...
martianexpatriate 09/26/2013 30 16 - -
My letter to Chuck Todd, regarding how he serves no function.
Dear Chuck Todd and MSNBC: I was absolutely stunned when I read the following: MSNBC host Chuck Todd said Wednesday that when it comes to misinformation about the new federal health care law, don'...
martianexpatriate 09/20/2013 273 230 5 -
The public has spoken on Syria. Perhaps "growled" more then spoken.
This afternoon I went out for something to eat. As I left the Italian restaurant I'd been in, I saw a small cluster of people on the other side of the street holding up peace signs and various ...
martianexpatriate 08/31/2013 30 39 2 -
Mental Illness in my community
The mentally ill are usually the first people to be effected by budgetary cuts, and the latest ones are no exception. I'm starting a group dedicated to talking about issues that have to do with ...
martianexpatriate 08/26/2013 5 7 - -
The spectacle of the Olympics does not help LGBTs
Years ago, I remember turning on the Rachel Maddow show and learning about some things going on in Uganda. Usually when you here about some horrific thing occuring in a third world nation you ...
martianexpatriate 08/20/2013 16 4 - -
A threat made against a climate scientist, and how we should deal with it.
Michael Mann is a well known scientist who works for Penn State. About a year ago a blogger for the Competitive Enterprise Institute suggested that because of the scandal in the athletics department,
martianexpatriate 07/22/2013 168 405 5 -
Edward Snowden is not the point.
I've seen several diaries go up that make a point of insulting Edward Snowden. Not only the diaries, but most of the replies to the diaries are all making the same mistake. When we talk about ...
martianexpatriate 07/10/2013 11 8 - -
Good evening from a very crispy Colorado
I am writing this diary from Pueblo, Colorado. I've been here for some time, and I can tell you that the average weather conditions have changed a great deal over the last few decades. This year ...
martianexpatriate 06/24/2013 53 55 1 -
Could the Republican Party be dying?
I have spent a lot of time reading about history, and it seems to me that we might be at a historic moment in history. I don't mean this decade, or this year. I mean this week, maybe this day, ...
martianexpatriate 12/27/2012 35 5 - -
Theater for Tea Partiers.
As our press continues to screem in terror about what will happen when we drive off the curb, Boehner continues to grandstand and make statements about how the President needs to offer a more '...
martianexpatriate 12/12/2012 2 2 - -
The Climate needs more numbers
Over the past few years, I've gained a better understanding of the climate and the extent to which it is getting worse by reading a lot, but I've also noticed how difficult it is to get that ...
martianexpatriate 11/29/2012 14 4 - -
HP Lovecraft and the fear of the unknown
(Some offensive language is below, but only for the purpose of clarity.) I found Lovecraft early in my life, and his work fascinated me. He wrote of horrific gods and monsters that were unlike any ...
martianexpatriate 11/24/2012 64 61 2 -
Chris Christie is our next opponent
Well the 2012 Presidential Election is over, and you know what that mean. It's time for the race for the 2016 Elections to begin. Unfortunately, I'm not kidding, they've already started. You don'...
martianexpatriate 11/08/2012 46 1 - -
Ohio directive ignores court decision, voter suppression going ahead?
A last minute directive has been issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. (Yes, he's a Republican.) This directive was issued Friday and lays out requirements for submitting a provisional ...
martianexpatriate 11/03/2012 9 29 - -
What Hurricane Sandy and China have to teach us.
Some time ago I did some transcription work for one of Amnesty International's local chapters, when I made a record of what some of their members had to say about their meeting with Liu Xiaobo. ...
martianexpatriate 10/31/2012 2 2 - -
Health Care: All this effort... for what?
As I write this, I'm not really certain how constructive it is to say this, but I know at least that it's the truth, and it's probably a truth that people around here should face at some point. I ...
martianexpatriate 10/25/2012 24 11 - -
Please don't take my medication away.
I wrote this email to send to a person who a story at the connecting like. I have however had a great of difficulty finding an email adress to send this letter to. I've decided to post this ...
martianexpatriate 10/23/2012 22 22 1 -
Mitt Romney believed the lie and it cost him.
An interesting confrontation happened between Sununu and Soledad O'Brion happened last week. He repeated a conservative myth regarding Barack Obama's choice of words and the incident in Iran. It ...
martianexpatriate 10/18/2012 7 9 - -
Conspiracy mythology is the new opiate of conservatism.
It's official. A Republican member of Congress has now officially stated in front of cameras that he believes evolution is not merely wrong but is a liberal conspiracy to lead people to hell. A ...
martianexpatriate 10/10/2012 6 6 - 27
Circular economics, budgeting for disaster.
These are interesting times that we live in. We are told that Greece has on several occasions nearly precipitated another hit to the economy as they've refused to comply with stringent requirements ...
martianexpatriate 10/05/2012 6 - - 21
What I learned during the debates.
I slipped on a banana peel and hit my head last night, suddenly losing my memory and forgetting everything which Mitt Romney has said up until this point. And this is what I have learned. Based on ...
martianexpatriate 10/03/2012 1 1 - 40
Please don't stay home.
I get the sense that there are a lot of people who would prefer to just sleep through the election this cycle. When he ran for President, it was easy for Obama to brand himself as some great new ...
martianexpatriate 09/23/2012 6 6 - 47
The return of Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck is bringing his streaming television show TheBlaze TV, over to the Dish Network. Currently he's believed to be making more money as an internet streaming show than he did on Fox, but he'...
martianexpatriate 09/13/2012 10 1 - 152
Strange Days
There seems to be some positive energy for Obama coming out of the convention. This is a good thing of course, but when I look at the election, I mostly just feel a general state of unease. If you ...
martianexpatriate 09/08/2012 8 1 - 62
Chris Christie stabs Mitt Romney in the back.
Something interesting happened during the Republican convention. Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey took to the podium, ostensibly to help make the GOP case against Obama and help elect Romney. ...
martianexpatriate 08/29/2012 33 34 - 474
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