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John Cooker
John Cooker, MRI is the author of The Gelwick Faxes, a suspense novel that presaged 9/11, and of several short plays. He claims to have graduated from Harvard Online (not affiliated with Harvard University) with a certificate of MRI (Medical Research Interpreter) –- a growing field in high demand (according to the matchbook cover advertisement) that’s too new to be recognized for degree accreditation. Cooker notes: “Many people cannot understand their doctors, diseases or procedures they must have. An MRI explains them in plain English.” Website:; Cure Your Democracy is available in both paperback and e-book at

Entries by John Cooker

NRA: National Rifle Addiction

(24) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 4:57 PM

The need to own a gun to defend oneself against an intruder is as natural for an American as enjoying a good Clint Eastwood vigilante movie. But the possession of military grade weapons to defend oneself against a much larger threat -- such as the government -- has only recently...

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Gun Ownership Intelligence Test

(79) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 5:56 PM

Of course there should be an intelligence test given to anyone who is going to own something as dangerous as a gun. We obviously don't want them falling into the hands of rabid or psychotic people, but those who are intelligence-challenged shouldn't have firepower at their disposal either (look what...

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A Revealing Marijuana Test

(10) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 1:00 PM

You may not be able to determine whether an individual is a liberal or conservative until this simple test is conducted. It is called the Rastaman Test, pioneered by a famous Rastafarian. The individual must be asked to sit in an isolated room in which there has been a joint...

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Secession: A Cure for America

(20) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 6:38 PM

South Carolina wants to secede -- again; just like in 1861. Hooray! Many people who are fed up with this troubled child's rebelling say, "Sure, go ahead. Good riddance and don't let the door hit you on your way out." What would the country be losing outside of habitat for...

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No-Bama on Your Back

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 9:39 AM

Republican congressional leaders are already mapping out a strategy of continued obstruction to the apparent second term Obama administration. But they are acutely aware that this is not enough. They are about to be shown, again, that they lack the 270 electoral votes to control the executive branch. They failed...

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Two Geographies of the Left and Right

(8) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 3:21 PM

A glance at a red state/blue state divided map of America will reveal the different geographies of Conservatives and Liberals. Conservatives inhabit the wide open countryside, mostly in the south and Midwest; Liberals inhabit the densely populated urban mega-cities concentrated in the northeast and west coast. How do these different...

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Extreme Partisanship: Preserver of Our Democracy

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 7:28 PM

It is widely assumed that partisanship, particularly of the rabid variety, is detrimental to the political process and harms our democracy. I believe this is naive and not borne out by the evidence. Partisanship is responsible for the "dysfunction of Washington," to use the current popular pejorative, and polls have...

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Beware of This Contagious Disease: Chronic Partisanship!

(26) Comments | Posted September 23, 2012 | 5:43 PM

Partisanship is not a figurative expression, but quite real. It is, in fact, an actual chronic disease. If you know someone who has come down with the conservative or liberal version of this infection, take heart: there is a cure! People who have trouble telling the difference between female law...

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