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Month: September 2017

Trump Administration to Driverless Car Makers: Go Nuts!

DOT secretary
I know that for those who supported Trump this is the kind of thing they were hoping to hear from a businessman. The new guidelines from the Department of Transportation relating to driverless cars is pretty much - do your thing! The article tells you right away, based on the language they use, how the author feels about it. "The DOT secretary defended the guidelines, which opt for voluntary gu...
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Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

No!
There aren't any other options. It's all either one form or the other of each of the two types of systems. This article refers to it as "old binaries" and intimates that there will be some future option so much better than either. There won't be. You can tell the author isn't on solid ground when you read statements like this, "...not all experiments with socialist principles have gone so horribly...
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PETA drops lawsuit arguing animals have right to own property

PETA brought a law suit against a photographer on behalf of a monkey. PETA didn't own the monkey. So it's difficult to see who they could have standing in the case at all. For that alone it should have been dismissed out of hand. "That case involved the intellectual property rights of an Indonesian macaque monkey named Naruto who took pictures of himself in the wild with a nature photographer's...
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End Warrantless Deep State Spying: Don’t Renew 702 – Reason.com

There are three things about this that have always disturbed me greatly. First is the spying part. Spying is one thing when it's on an enemy. This was spying on citizens. Defenders will say, "yes, but it was to catch terrorists". To which I say, "ah, so you admit they were spying on citizens!" The second thing is the fact that it is done without a warrant. This means no one is controlling the lega...
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9/11: Perhaps it’s time we DO forget

We will never forget poster
I want this to be understood in the manner in which it is intended so I will explain as carefully as I can the meaning of this statement, "I hope we do forget". In all grief there must be an end. There must be a time after time that healing has taken place and the one in grief can move on, move forward. Not to do so is unhealthy. I do not mean to never mention it, nor to fail to comprehend it. ...
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Joel Osteen fails to address scandal | Daily Mail Online

I am going to be upfront with you, I have a bias against televangelists. Though I am generally a fan of religion and spirituality I am not a fan what I call "cash for prayers". I realize churches need money to operate and I'm not opposed to donations to keep them going. I'm not opposed to people paying a tithe as the scriptures discuss, or giving to the church so the church can help the poor. I'm ...
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