Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

On the Supreme Court Leak (by Winston Smith)

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I will address the real issue which the mainstream media may not be giving enough focus on. Instead, the main coverage has to do with virtue signaling and grandstanding of political pundits, politicians playing to their respective bases. Corporations doing their thing kissing their customers’ asses as usual. I would ask you to check your bias at the door for a moment, and take off your varsity jacket for a moment, and tell you why I think we all lost a bit due to this leak today regardless of what tribe you belong to.

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The Free Pen

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As a content provider since I was a teenager, I have what I believe is a keen appreciation for freedom of the press and freedom of speech. Particularly when you’re someone as opinionated as me, it’s vitally important, and frankly, I didn’t really appreciate it enough until my visit to Thailand. Nothing bad happened to me, but even being TOLD that saying anything bad about their philandering, useless king could land a person in prison made me absolutely sick. I don’t quite understand why the U.S. is considered to be not-very-free in the map below, but suffice it to say I am grateful – – grateful to the heavens above!!! – – that I live in a country where I can express myself without fear.