Archive for January, 2012

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Newt’s Moon Base

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

If you’ve been following the news, one of the front-runner candidates for president is Newt Gingrich.  Looking at the Republican candidates, I’m pretty much universally disgusted.  I’ve watched the debates and sat in abhorrence as the crowd cheered on bizarre, inhumane ideas.  They roared in applause at the mention of Rick Perry’s record number of […]

Conditions In Chinese Factories

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Just a few days ago I felt compelled to blog about the conditions of workers in Chinese factories like Foxconn.  These factories are responsible for assembling our iPods, iPads, Xboxes, and other electronic devices.  Workers in these places are slaves.  If you can’t see that, you’re completely blind.  They can be at times worked for […]

Worshiping the Invisible Hand

Friday, January 13th, 2012

I don’t know where I sit on the political spectrum, but I know I don’t fit into any particular party or ideology.  I’m not a socialist, nor a communist, and I suppose you could say I reluctantly advocate free markets, though I don’t think the invisible hand deserves much praise. I feel that large amounts […]

Chinese Factory Workers Threaten Mass Suicide

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Some days I just lose hope in humanity. Around 300 Chinese workers who manufacture XBox consoles took to a factory roof and threatened bosses with mass suicide over a dispute about pay, unconfirmed reports have claimed. The workers were employed at the Foxconn Technology Park in Wuhan in Hubei province. Foxconn is an independent, global […]

A Universe From Nothing

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist from ASU, has just written a book called A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing.   I highly recommend you get yourself a copy.  I also really enjoyed the book’s promotional video. Krauss finds something in nothing from ASU News on Vimeo.

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