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Think Pareto when thinking same-sex marriage…

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I try not to post politically charged stuff, but I simply must say something here.  Why are we dedicating resources to discuss who people should marry?  Let’s consider for a moment why anyone would want to cause hardship and unhappiness on someone just because of who they happen to love.  It’s illogical and cruel.

In trying to wrap my head around the other side of this issue, I can only think of two possible causes for such thinking:

Revenue

It’s immoral to claim revenue for such legislation, especially when you’re living in a nation founded on freedom. There’s a larger cost here. 

Religion

Separation of church and state.  Separation of church and state.

Let’s think about Pareto here and really focus on the 20% of our issues that are going to have the most significant impact on our country.  Even better, let’s not even consider this an issue anymore.

marriage-equality

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Call for a “Secretary of the Future”… #Vonnegut

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Nearly four years have passed and this interview with Kurt Vonnegut is still current in his message regarding education, politics and the overall future of mankind…

What got me thinking about this was a NPR post today referencing Vonnegut’s ability to turn the timeless tale of Cinderella into a simple equation… I wish there more out there…

My Vonnegut favorites: Player Piano, Gallapagos, Deadeye Dick & Welcome to the Monkey House… Just picked up Look at the Birdie and looking forward to reading some of the short stories over summer.

“Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.” ~Vonnegut

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