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Books
· The Prisoner's Dilemma

· Celts and Kings

· The Castlereagh Connection


Short Stories
· Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Oliver Wight Tavern in Old Sturbridge Village

· Spanking Plato: Prologue - Chapter 3

· Sticking it to the Man

· Women in White: Parts 1-6

· Men In Black

· A Study and Discussion Guide to The Prisoner's Dilemma

· The Corporation Who Mistook Itself for a Person

· The Gymnast

· No Broccoli Tonight!!!

· The Prisoner's Dilemma (Authors note)


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· Stages in the development of Social Change

· But Who's Going To Clean The Toilets?

· George Will's Unanswered Questions

· The People's Fund

· An Open Letter to Connecticut Transit

· Constitutional Amendment to end Corporate Personhood

· Is Reaganomics Dead?

· A Reasonable Teaching Philosophy?

· No Taxation Without Representation

· The No Child Left Behind Act: Why It Doesn't Work


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· Georgie Porgie

· The Battle Hymn of the Republic Updated" contributed

· Lament for Lost Liberties

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· Spanking Plato

· Nobel Prize Nomination

· The First Crack in the Wall

· Are the predictions I made in The Prisoner’s Dilemma happening?

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· Dust Cover Copy for The Prisoner's Dilemma

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I have sent the following letter to Ambassador Zhang Yesui
Chinese Embassy Washington, DC
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
President Nicholas Sarkozy
Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The first letter is the complete letter; the following letters are truncated due to repetition.

If you haven't read the Open Letter to CT Transit, it is below. I hope you have as much fun reading this as I did writing it.



Ambassador Zhang Yesui
Chinese Embassy Washington, DC
2201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Dear Ambassador Yesui:

I am writing on behalf of the citizens of the State of Connecticut and I have enclosed an open letter to Connecticut Transit located in Hartford, CT that is self-explanatory.

After reading this letter, I am sure you will agree that although Connecticut is a fine state overall, in terms of its public transportation it is a third world country.

I have come up with a possible solution to the problem that Connecticut faces concerning its public transportation system. It involves receiving the help of both China and India.

Regarding China’s role in helping Connecticut: I am requesting that you contact President Jiang Zemin of the People’s Republic of China. Could he please donate between 500 – 1000 rickshaw drivers to supplement Connecticut Transit routes? In addition to providing employment for some of your workers, we in Connecticut would be most grateful to the Chinese Government for their aid.

I estimate that of these 500 – 1000 drivers, 300- would be located in the Stamford, Greenwich and Darien areas. The rest would be distributed between Hartford and New Haven. These rickshaw drivers would transport Connecticut citizens to various locations around the area.

India’s role would be to send workers over to staff call centers. These call centers would coordinate rickshaw transfers, arrange pickups, routes etc. I will be contacting the Indian Government for their help as well.

I know that Commissioner Jeffery Parker of the Connecticut Department of Transportation located at 2800 Berlin turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, USA. (Telephone 00-1-860-594-2000) would be most appreciative. He is at his wits end trying to get the system functional.

Also Arthur L. Handman, Executive Director, Connecticut Transit 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06141-0006. (Telephone: 00-1-860-522-8101) is equally desperate.

Both of these men are anxiously waiting to hear from you.

Everyday, cars clog our highways spewing out noxious fumes. One is reminded of spice-laden camels raising clouds of dust and sand crossing the desert toward Cairo. One is reminded of produce-laden and donkey-drawn carts braying and brawling traveling past traffic-clogged cars.

One is also unfortunately reminded of the factory smokestacks of West Virginia and a coal-choked sky. Only instead of several large smokestacks, we in Connecticut face hundreds, if not thousands of tiny smokestacks from private vehicles. Fumes that if unchecked will surely drift to over the ocean to your country.

Thank you for your attention and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,



Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
44, Via Cristoforo Colombo
00147 Rome
Italy


Dear Prime Minister Berlusconi:

Buongiorno. I was sorry to read about your many difficulties over the past few months. You have had much on your plate. From your broken nose of a couple of months ago to your recent sex scandals, your life has been filled with troubles and travails. One suggestion I have is to confer with one of our former Presidents. He may be able to offer some advice.

Non parlo l'italiano. I do not speak Italian very well so please forgive me.

I have enclosed an open letter to Connecticut Transit located in Hartford, CT, USA that is self-explanatory.

Because of the issues raised in the letter and because we all know that you have continued to keep the trains running on time—a contribution from one of your predecessors—I suggest that it may help you to take time from your busy schedule to travel to Connecticut to help us in our hour of need? Your suggestions for making Connecticut Transit buses not only run on time, but also even to run at all would be most helpful.

I know that Commissioner Joseph Marie of the Connecticut Department of Transportation located at 2800 Berlin turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, USA. (Telephone 00-1-860-594-2000) would be most appreciative. He is at his wits end trying to get the system functional.

You could also try Arthur L. Handman, Executive Director, Connecticut Transit 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06141-0006. (Telephone: 00-1-860-522-8101)

Both of these men are anxiously waiting to hear from you…



Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Kremlin,
Sobornaya Ploshad,
Moscow, Russia


Dear Prime Minister Putin:

Dobroe utro. In reading a novel recently, Stalin’s Ghost, by Martin Smith, I was reminded of the Moscow Metro system. In that story, Stalin’s Ghost haunts the Moscow Metro.

First, I want to compliment you on your excellent transportation system. I have traveled in Moscow and have been enthralled by the beautiful Moscow Metro system. Your stations are lined with black marble from Georgia, white marble from the Urals, and pink marble from Siberia. The Kropokin Station had beautiful golden and crystal chandeliers, mosaics, and frescos line the walls of many of your stations.

Jan e govorju po-Russki. I do not speak Russian very well so please forgive me. I have enclosed an open letter to Connecticut Transit located in Hartford, CT, USA that is self-explanatory. Because of the issues raised in the letter, I am contacting you and asking for one of the following:

1. Is it possible for one of your staff to contact either or both of the following men and invite them to come to Moscow and tour your excellent system? Perhaps they can imagine the possibilities. These persons are:



President Nicholas Sarkozy
Palais de l'Elysée
Paris, France


Dear President Sarkozy:

Bonjour. Comment allez-vous? First, I want to compliment you on your excellent transportation system. I have traveled many times in France and am always impressed with how easy it is to get around, not only in Paris but in the rest of France as well. From the Metro and the RER trains to the RATP bus system, your transit system cannot be beaten.

Je ne parle pas Français tres bien. Please forgive my poor attempts at writing in French.

I have enclosed an open letter to Connecticut Transit located in Hartford, CT, USA that is self-explanatory. Because of the issues raised in the letter, I am contacting you and asking for one of the following:

1. On behalf of Connecticut Transit, I would like to express an invitation to come to Hartford, CT and tour the facilities of ConnecticutTransit. Please bring along staff from your excellent transportation system. I know that Connecticut Transit would welcome suggestions.

During your visit please feel free to stay with us in our large sunny guest room that overlooks beautiful blossoming cherry trees.

Would it be possible for you after touring these facilities to donate some of the Paris Metro staff’s time to travel to Connecticut to run a series of workshops for Connecticut Transit located in Hartford, CT in the USA. These training sessions would be to help Connecticut Transit “get it right.” In other words, could your staff consult with CT Transit to help them learn how to upgrade the Connecticut transportation system? As you will see, Connecticut Transit is toujours malade…



Chancellor Angela Merkel
Reichstag
Platz der Republik
Berlin, 11011


Dear Chancellor Merkel:

Guten morgen. Sprechen sie Duetsch nicht. I do not speak German very well so please forgive me.

I have enclosed an open letter to Connecticut Transit located in Hartford, CT, USA that is self-explanatory.

Because of the issues raised in the letter and because we all know that the German Transit system is one of the most efficient in the world, I am asking if you could help us in Connecticut to upgrade our inefficient transit system. Could you take time from your busy schedule to travel to Connecticut to help us in our hour of need?

As an incentive to travel to Connecticut, Commissioner Joseph Marie of the Connecticut Department has arranged for former President George W. Bush to continue his famous or as some might say infamous back rub.

I know that Commissioner Joseph Marie of the Connecticut Department of Transportation located at 2800 Berlin turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, USA. (Telephone 00-1-860-594-2000) would be most appreciative. He is at his wits end trying to get the system functional.

Also Arthur L. Handman, Executive Director, Connecticut Transit 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06141-0006. (Telephone: 00-1-860-522-8101) is equally desperate.

Both of these men are anxiously waiting to hear from you…



    

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