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The USA is going through bad times. And this "editorial" has been revised since the longed-for result, Nov 2020. When the UN and Russia criticize US human rights behavior, you know something is amiss.

I absolutely agree with those who say that there are very clear parallels between what has happened in the USA recently and what happened during Hitler's rise to power. While Hitler never had quite the setback that the GOP was handed in November 2020, we're still perilously close to the 1930's Germany. More people voted for Trump than ever voted for any president before. (And the increase in the US population doesn't explain all of that away.)

9 Nov 20 Update: WE ARE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS. Those who "won" have only won a battle. Will they behave decently? Wisely? The USA is still a mess. Many people feel, passionately, "He is NOT MY President". The Democratic party won in only a tiny part of the area of the nation. Will the "winners" refrain from triumphalism? From cruel jokes about the departing President and his party? Will they refrain from pushing too far, too fast with programs that are anathema to many US citizens? Unless it is too inflammatory, I would go for "Make the USA Decent" as the correct tag line to go forward under.


Among the welter of issues one might discuss, I'll pick one: The KinderDiebstahl. The people who gave, at various points in the chain, orders to tear refugee children from their refugee families… and those who followed some of those orders should be prosecuted and punished. (They started the KinderDiebstahl during Obama's presidency, remember. They are still there today, post-Biden's election.) Generous compensation… perhaps in the form of a fast track to US citizenship AND cash… should be awarded to the abused families. Even those whose attempt to enter the USA was flawed, even "less than perfect" families. When did either excuse bad behavior by the law enforcement agencies of the USA, and their oversight mechanisms?

The failure of the legislators and citizens of the USA to remove that man for so long will blight the USA's place in the world to come.

Don't forget that those who empowered him… the GOP… still holds virtually every seat that it did in Congress before the Nov 2020 election. The Democrats have the White House… for now… But there's still work to be done. There seems little chance that anything effective is underway, let alone close to fruition.

Trump was "your president", people. No one remembers that any Germans didn't like Hitler. They remember that nothing was done about him by the German nation.

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In more pleasant veins…

I have several pages in this wiki; some are like blogs for a specific topic. The rest are "help" and "info" type pages… like this one!

The site's name comes from "BLOG created with a wIKi". Note that you have to use the full name:

(Just "" takes you someplace that is nothing to do with me. (The "wikidot" doesn't have to be in upper case.))

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This list isn't always complete. See the panel at the left for the full list

* Charity giving- Strategies and tools for helping others

* Things that made me laugh- Not jokes, on the whole.

* Techo-"blog"- Notes on fascinating… to me anyway!!… gizmos and gadgets.
. . . . (Please note there are also other more specific pages for the technically inclined )

* Quite Interesting numbers- Odds and ends/ evens of number related factoids. (With apologies to SF and team)

* History for Geeks- Historical factoids I thought worth typing up.

* Use of English- My personal campaign against the fading of the light. Bad things to avoid.

(** See also the set of links in the sidebar to the left of this text… the list above is just some highlights.)

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I've put "blog" quotes, as these are not really blogs, but I'm going to use the pages as blogs. Note also that this wiki is not open for editing by readers.

If you happen to know who is writing this stuff, please keep that to yourself, and trustworthy friends?


If you want to be told when new stuff appears on BlogIk…

I think you can use the RSS feed mechanism, but I don't use it myself, can't vouch for whether you can use it, how easily you can use it.

At one time, if you became a Wikidot member (free, easy, non-invasive.. and you don't have to set up a wiki of your own (but why not try one?)) you could use "watches". Once you're looking at wikidot pages, be they from Blogik or others, a "watch this" link became available on all Wikidot pages you visit. Just click that, and you get emails when pages change. There was talk of turning that feature off, but as of Nov 2014, I think it was still working.

Feedback from you

I'm sorry… there is no way for you to submit feedback. I run many webpages; most have feedback mechanisms. My experience has been that feedback channels are usually abused by people who think I'm dumb, and rarely by people who want to make sensible contributions. Sorry, if you had something which would have been an exception to the rule.


The following abbreviations are used in the blogs to indicate the source of the material reported….

NatGeo: National Geographic magazine, from the USA
SciAm: Scientific American magazine, from the USA

Stuff below here NOT FROM ME…

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