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Politics and the Reptile: Tribalism and Politics of Fear and Hate

The Lizard.  Appeal to Reptilian Instinct to Survive.  Not reason.  Not success.  Use their fear for your benefit. In 2009, David Ball and Don Keenan released a book titled, “Reptile: the 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution.”  This book took the Plaintiff’s bar by storm.  The book advises Plaintiff’s attorneys to appeal to the “reptilian”… Continue reading Politics and the Reptile: Tribalism and Politics of Fear and Hate

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Kim Davis, Jesse White and Jerry Brown – Government People Not Doing Their Jobs

We judge our enemies by their actions and our friends by their intentions. Recently, we have seen a positive change in the treatment of the LGBT community under the law.  Still, there are others in governmental positions that disagree with policy changes.  Indeed, we have many recent examples of government officials refusing to do their… Continue reading Kim Davis, Jesse White and Jerry Brown – Government People Not Doing Their Jobs

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Doctors and Patient Waiting: Communication with the Patient Makes Wait Time Bearable

Americans are generally quite happy with the care hat they receive from their physicians.  Nevertheless, the most common complaints about physician visits relate to wait times.  Everybody understands the wait times.  Indeed, a few weeks ago there was a Facebook posting about why patients end up waiting past their appointment time.  Physicians feel the stress… Continue reading Doctors and Patient Waiting: Communication with the Patient Makes Wait Time Bearable

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For Better Understanding and Focus, Avoid Adverbs

I once witnessed an exchange in a courtroom.  One attorney was arguing some point and decided that in her zeal she would go a step further.  I can’t even remember the point she was arguing because her choice of words caused her to changed the subject.  She used “clearly.”  As in the legislature clearly intended… Continue reading For Better Understanding and Focus, Avoid Adverbs