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Month: March 2017

Equality of Rights is the Road to Peaceful Coexistence

The need to see oneself as superior stems from mental illness based in low self-esteem and self-doubt. Racism is something I simply cannot understand. That is because I have a healthy sense of self and a respect and love for others. I can conceive of how someone might think their culture is better than another. Culture is a set of behaviors and beliefs. We tend to love our shared culture, the ...
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“Losing the ISP privacy fight is only the beginning” Exclaims The Verge Headline

Capital Dome
Losing the ISP privacy fight is only the beginning - The Verge Last night, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in a joint resolution to repeal the FCC’s recent privacy rules, leaving only President Trump’s signature before the rules are officially revoked. It was a shocking turn for advocates of the open web, rolling back rules intended to stop carriers from sharing personal web hi...
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Trump Executive Order Frees us from Climate Change Shackles

Trump signing EO on climate controls
Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record - The Washington Post President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental Protecti...
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There is no Justice or Freedom Without Rights

Justice and Freedom are Born of Rights
Humans need "religionishness". I’m a fan of religion. Having studied it in great depth I see how it has helped humanity and how it runs as a thread in all we do. I believe that it is something humans cannot escape. We have found evidence of ritual in the graves of the Neanderthals. They buried their dead with flowers and objects. They would only do this if they had some reasoned sensed of an afte...
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The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster

The forgotten planet cover art
This is a great little read. I love science fiction and this is a fine example of it. It is a great exploration of what it means to be human, the importance of our intellect. leadership, ego, and it even touches some one capitalism too. All in the confines of a tale on another planet. The plot comes from combining three short stories into one. "The Mad Planet" and "The Red Dust" which are from ...
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Legalize Drugs to Lower their Use

Great Spirit Journey
It's supply and demand dude! While I am against drug use I am for legalization of them. That might seem like a contradictory position, but really it's not. I believe that the best way to get people to stop using drugs is to legalize them. That may run counter to popular thought but it's not wrong and there's plenty of evidence to prove it. This evidence comes, of all places, from the various camp...
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Vegans and Vegetarians are at the Apex of Wealth and Elitism

diagram of horse meat
Horse was the other red meat. I will eat just about anything really. Liver, snails, elk, all sorts of odd and dead things from the sea that others might turn their nose up at. However, I won't eat anything at all. I do have some personal limits. I don't eat horse, or dog. This isn't because I don't think they would taste good and not exactly due to a cultural more. It's because I find these animal...
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Rights and Consequences: The Right to Fail

There is wisdom in the trial and strength in the failure
Failure can make you wise and strong I was thinking about consequences today on the long ride home from a road trip. I was thinking about a fellow I know who spent a great deal of his life smoking marijuana. He liked it, and wanted to do it, so he did. He married, owned a small business or two but never quite succeeded to the level his family thought he could. His father thought he could do better...
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This Isn’t Capitalism

It's capitalism, not pie
Capitalism isn't like pie. Entire books have been written on just what capitalism is. Adam Smith, Milton Freeman, Ludwig von Mises, and others have written well on economics with a sound understanding of the free market. It's not my intention to rework their books which are in-depth treatments of how economies operate and under what conditions they do well. I simply want to convey a little meaning...
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Socialism Eats its Own

Socialism is Death
Socialism cannot work. Socialism is not Righteous. I'm not saying it doesn't work. That would imply that there are some tweaks and changes that could be made that would make it work. It cannot work. First we have to define what it is. It isn't exactly easy to define though. People seem to have different ideas of that. The standard meaning is this. "A political and economic theory of social org...
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White and Male Privilege: a Great Fraud

Check your privilege. Even if you don't know you have it. The article below is about how men should use gender neutral bathrooms. "check your privilege" as they say (try to say that without a little vomit in your mouth, I dare you). In this case the privilege being checked is male privilege though I suppose if you are a white male you would have to double check things which is always a good idea -...
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What’s Wrong With Child Labor?

It's about the Children I can't tell you how many times I've heard leftists say something about children living below the poverty line or how the poorest people in America are children. Of course they are, they don't have jobs. The below two stories are about child labor in China and North Korea. Child labor isn't something we worry too much about here in the United States. When the issue is in t...
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Moral Outrage and Leftism as a Symptom of Mental Illness

Sunshine of the Leftist Mind
Feelings of Guilt Make you Feel Guilty There's been a study conducted that posits the theory that, "Feelings of guilt are a direct threat to one's sense that they are a moral person and, accordingly, research on guilt finds that this emotion elicits strategies aimed at alleviating guilt that do not always involve undoing one's actions." This isn't really anything new. In my opinion it's the basis ...
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