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As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. Fear becomes the ticket to destroy our rights. We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. And panic kills. And staying in a state of fear about Ebola leads to panic. In the end Luca’s fears caused him to eat himself to death…

I spotted Luca’s gigantic mitt of stubby fingers reaching out to snatch the plate of tastykake crumpets, one of the grandest junk-food sweet cakes on the planet. And immediately I quick-stepped across the small room of cigar smokers… and punched … Continue reading

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Sometimes even a cop does something right… Even a ‘dumb Polack’ like Philadelphia Police Officer John Smyl. He claims he was only doing his job. If he was, what he does should be set as procedure in a policeman’s training manual…

As any rifleman can tell you, the eye more readily picks up motion than it does human silhouettes. So when Philadelphia police officer John Smyl was tooling down East Passyunk Avenue on his two-wheel, battery-powered Segway, ‘walking’ his regular South … Continue reading

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Why would you punch a parking meter guy for doing his job when it is the politicians we should be punching? You know, those dim wits in City Hall and the State House who don’t know what they are doing, and do it very well.

The truck driver shoved Kenny hard in the back, severely straining the vertebrae in his neck. When Kenny turned around, the angry big guy punched Kenny right in the nose, snapping the bloody skin at the bridge. At that Kenny … Continue reading

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