J. Neil Schulman


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Amazon Review of Dr. Patrick Johnston’s novel The Reliant

September 22, 2017 - 6:28 pm

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The Reliant by Dr. Patrick Johnston Publisher: Ambassador International Publication Date: April 15, 2017 4.0 out of 5 stars, A novel that has some important things in common with my own novel … and some important differences By J. Neil Schulman on September 22, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase The Reliant falls into two genres [...]

Condemning Both Sides Now

August 15, 2017 - 6:55 pm

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I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down and still somehow It’s cloud’s illusions I recall I really don’t know clouds at all –Joni Mitchell The media firestorm condemning President Donald J. Trump is not because of what the President said last Saturday denouncing the political violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, but [...]

Submission

July 29, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Posted in A Filmmaker on Film, Personal | 3 comments

Oy vey. Look, I’m a libertarian anarchist who’s been a muckraking journalist, a magazine editor, an Op-Ed writer for major newspapers, a much-published book author and magazine writer, a network television screenwriter, the founder/CEO of two publishing companies, a blogger, a tweeter, an indie writer/producer/director of two narrative feature films — and that doesn’t begin [...]

Moneyball Healthcare

July 25, 2017 - 11:28 pm

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Remember the book and movie Moneyball, about how Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane used a microbudget (compared to far-better-funded major-league baseball teams) to bring his team to the playoffs in 2002? The U.S. Senate is about to debate a House Republican bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. Lobbyist [...]

Triple Jeopardy

July 19, 2017 - 9:24 pm

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O.J. Simpson is back in the news. Tomorrow, July 20, 2017, O.J. goes before a Nevada parole board that may release him after serving nine years in prison. Never having had a firearm in his hands during the incident for which he was tried, Simpson was convicted of armed robbery — with corollary charges — [...]

The Attack on Memory

July 18, 2017 - 6:08 pm

Posted in Alternate History | 1 comment

My friend, writer/filmmaker/publisher, Brad Linaweaver, has considered — since his days as an undergraduate at Florida State University — the most dishonest movie ever made to be the 1973 Robert Redford/Barbra Streisand movie, The Way We Were, because of what he called its missing reel: the skipping over any mention of the Hitler-Stalin Pact between [...]

Counter Terrorism

June 19, 2017 - 4:36 pm

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I’m only surprised it took this long. In a 1999 article I wrote: “A few weeks ago in Israel, a terrorist drove his car into a crowd of civilians, intent on mass murder.” The Islamic-jihadi tactic of mowing down innocent civilians with a motor vehicle isn’t new. It didn’t start after 9/11. It didn’t start [...]

Why Jeff Bezos is a Billionaire and I’m Broke

May 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm

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Evidently nobody remembers Xerox PARC and how the lack of IP protection made Bill Gates rich. So nobody got the joke in my title, which said “Bill Gates” instead of “Jeff Bezos.” Do I think I have ownership in an idea? Nope. I’ve already written endlessly that “Ideas can’t be owned.” But, damn. My idea [...]

JNeilCare

May 6, 2017 - 7:08 pm

Posted in Economics | 3 comments

Repeal and replace ObamaCare? Like this is hard to figure out? Look. I’m an anarchist-libertarian but I also take notice of politics. The libertarian position is getting the State completely out of the business of health, healthcare, healthcare insurance, and medicine, whether at the federal, state, or local level. No drug laws. No Drug War. [...]

Violon Chinois

May 4, 2017 - 7:33 pm

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Back in 1999 when I spent a couple of days at Epcot/Disney World I saw a performance of an ethnic Mongolian group performing on traditional Chinese musical instruments. One of the traditional musical instruments was the Mongolian “horsehead fiddle.” This is an instrument sized in between a viola and a cello, placed between the knees [...]