All posts by Alex Dubinsky

Alex Dubinsky is a freelance writer who is interested in what's happening in the world and about the world itself. He is an armchair psychologist, a jack of all trades but master of none concerning the sciences, and is especially concerned with overturning Citizens United as part of comprehensive campaign finance reform to get money out of politics and sees a constitutional convention as the best way to do this. Alex's prime objective in writing for the Jacmus site is to broaden everyone's awareness on things that he finds interesting, and hopefully give people a different perspective on random stuff that somehow, in some way, will make the world a slightly more hospitable place.

Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

I was driving to work on Friday morning and listening to the radio.   The news came on and announced that two laws had just passed.  The first increased the maximum campaign donation from $1000 to $12,000 and the second, and most insidious, was that ID would now be required to vote in Queensland, Australia. … Continue reading Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

The Aftermath of the Great Flood: Travel By Volcanic Eruption

The great flood and Noah’s ark is a tale believed by millions.  Many creationists even believe the dinosaurs lived on the ship.  What’s quite interesting is that there are christian apologists who have given serious thought to resolving the logical problems that arise when considering the implications of such a worldwide catastrophic event as the … Continue reading The Aftermath of the Great Flood: Travel By Volcanic Eruption

Dragons or Dinosaurs, Creation or Evolution

Dragons or Dinosaurs, Creation or Evolution.  I can’t believe I didn’t know this existed.  I watched the below video several times, then took to the search engines to verify if this was for real.  Though in retrospect, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised at all. Eric Hovind is the host of a you tube … Continue reading Dragons or Dinosaurs, Creation or Evolution

Glenn Beck’s Six Degrees of Exponential Stupidity

The six degrees of exponential stupidity, as exemplified by Glenn Beck, is a descent into mental illness and the sewer of conspiracy theories. Most people are familiar with the six degrees of Kevin Bacon, a game that arose from the concept that any two Earth humans are  six or fewer acquaintance links apart.  This same concept … Continue reading Glenn Beck’s Six Degrees of Exponential Stupidity

Philadelphia Cuts 23 Public Schools In Favor Of Prisons And Corporate Tax Breaks

Philadelphia is closing 23 public schools to help deal with their $304 million dollar deficit.  Well tough decisions need to be made in tough times.  Priorities have to be considered.  That’s why they’ve invested $400 million in a new prison. Wait, What? Philadelphia is going to drastic measures to close a $304 million deficit. In … Continue reading Philadelphia Cuts 23 Public Schools In Favor Of Prisons And Corporate Tax Breaks