August 14, 2018
About William of Ockham
William of Ockham is a husband, a parent, and animal rescuer obsessed with Ancient Rome. He is a gun toting libertarian, and dedicated gentile Zionist who dreams of one day reading the carbonized scrolls in the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum. He's been blogging since Sept 2001 at http://www.therazor.org
The Forum

Forum: What Was Your First Job?

July 30, 2018 William of Ockham 1

Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What was your first job? Doug Hagin: First job? A friends dad hired me to work at his welding [Read More]

Social Issues

Forum: Russia, Friend Or Enemy?

July 23, 2018 William of Ockham 0

Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Russia, Friend Or Enemy? Rob Miller: I think President Trump is taking exactly the right stance on Russia. They are [Read More]

Social Issues

You Nazi! The Hysteria Over Child Separation

June 21, 2018 William of Ockham 0

Are you as offended as I am over the comparisons between US government policy towards illegal immigrant children and the Nazis? This is just the latest in countless comparisons made since Trump announced his candidacy 3 years ago. All of these comparisons reflect a fundamental ignorance of history that is [Read More]

Social Issues

How Does the Opioid Crisis Reflect On Our Country?

June 21, 2018 William of Ockham 0

I’m a recovering alcoholic with 17+ years of sobriety. The first “pill-head” I met was in rehab in 1988, a man injured in a car accident who got hooked on painkillers during his recovery. Opioid abuse has been around for much longer than the current “crisis”. Photographer Larry Clark documented [Read More]

Social Issues

Why Less Is More When It Comes To Information

March 8, 2018 William of Ockham 0

I’ve been online since 1989 when I bought my first PC complete with a 2400 baud modem and dialed into a local online bulletin board. At that time in my life I was an information freak, reading several newspapers a day then exploring the exploding online universe at night. On [Read More]

World

The Day the Chinese Miracle Died

March 5, 2018 William of Ockham 1

Last week the Chinese Communist Party announced it was ending term limits, allowing president XI Jinping to hold the office as long as he wanted to. The day after the announcement I caught a BBC program discussing the move with three experts on China, all representatives from Academia including one [Read More]

Economics

Google Must Be Destroyed

January 16, 2018 William of Ockham 0

Cross-posted at TheRazor “Carthage must be destroyed.” Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse often abbreviated to simply Carthago delenda est. So ended every speech by the Roman senator Cato the Elder in the years between the 2nd and 3rd Punic wars, the latter the final war that finally accomplished what Cato [Read More]

Social Issues

The Chinese Government’s New Toy: Grindr

January 13, 2018 William of Ockham 0

If you’ve never heard of Grindr, you likely aren’t a member of the gay community. Grindr is a dating app used by gays, bisexuals, transgendered and all the other allied acronyms and has been popular since it was launched in 2009. On January 6, 2018 the Chinese firm Kunlun announced [Read More]

Social Issues

Eyes in the Darkness

January 8, 2018 William of Ockham 0

Driving down the country road listening to music too loud, a dog on my lap and another on my shoulder. I travel down this road several times a week, it’s a connection to larger roads that lead to the interstate, but tonight was I was driving down it to pick [Read More]

Movies

Movie Review: The Darkest Hour

December 25, 2017 William of Ockham 0

Earlier in my life I spent a fair amount of time in darkened rooms with strangers watching movies. Now I dread it. The cost. The hassle of leaving home and traveling 45 minutes to the nearest theater. The extra calories of the popcorn. As a kid I’d see four movies [Read More]

Social Issues

Opioid Abuse: Plenty of Blame to Go Around

October 27, 2017 William of Ockham 0

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong,” – H.L. Mencken. The current opioid abuse epidemic in the US is a complex problem, and like all complex problems there are a variety of causes. While patients blame doctors, doctors blame health systems and insurance [Read More]

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