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Isolated Contemplations Of A Twittering Screen

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Each day I go for an hour long walk.  It can get boring at times, but I’ve found it really helps to listen to different lectures, audio books, and music, which moves the time along.   My favorite person to listen to is Alan Watts, an Eastern philosopher who discusses culture, life, and religion.  Here […]

Dark City Is A Great Film

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

What is it that makes us who we are?  Last night I watched a movie which explores that idea, and I figured I’d recommend it to all of you.  It’s called Dark City and it came out in 1998.   So what’s it about? In the distant past, a group of advanced aliens called the […]

I Bet You Didn’t Know This About Ayn Rand

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Ayn Rand is probably the most famous libertarian author of all time.  She was a fierce advocate of “radical capitalism”, individual liberty, and equal rights for women.  She advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge and rejected faith and religion.  A hero to many entrepreneurs and business folk, she’s known all over the […]

Nuclear War

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The other day I was telling a friend of mine that I’m surprised the human race is still around.  When you look at the Cold-War era, you can’t help but wonder how reason prevailed. President Eisenhower was consistently using what his vice-president Nixon would later refer to as Madman Diplomacy, threatening Korea, China, and the […]

Former U.S. President Says America Is No Longer A Democracy

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter tells reporters that, “America does not have a functioning democracy at this point in time.” He also spoke with CNN about Edward Snowden. “He’s obviously violated the laws of America, for which he’s responsible, but I think the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far,” saying […]

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