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Author Archives: Dan Holden

What the hell is John McAfee going to talk about?

What is John McAfee going to talk about with me at C2SV on Saturday, September 28? We’ll have a wide ranging discussion, talking about his life in Belize, running a … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Opinion: Colors are the New Weakest Link

Smartphones are engineered to break. There’s no sneaking around this truth. They are small, they are designed to fit in a shirt pocket or a pants pocket, they can be … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Same Script, Different Movie

Those of us with any historical memory at all will remember that the pretext for war in Afghanistan was 9/11, but the pretext for war in Iraq was not. Seemingly, … Continue reading

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September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zimmerman Prosecution Missed Three Key Pieces of Evidence

The George Zimmerman verdict left many people numb with disbelief. How could a jury NOT come to the obvious conclusion that Trayvon Martin, an innocent kid who had simply gone … Continue reading

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July 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Zombie Writer Chills Children’s Classic in Velveteen

Saul Tanpepper has done it again. And this time, he’s transformed an endearing children’s classic into a terrifying zombie thriller, one that will raise more hairs on your neck than … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Obama Presidency: Our Deepest Fears

For all its conflict, suspense, spy-vs.-spy thrills and road-raging races through bigotry, racism, fear-mongering, intelligence-gathering, gun-toting, vote-tampering, court-wrenching constitution-waving episodes of righteous indignation, the Obama presidency has to be one … Continue reading

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June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Modest Proposal For Disaster Response

A 10-step proposal for responding to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wild fires. Note: This idea was triggered watching a news report which noted there were no storm shelters in any … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment