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Western philosophy vs Eastern: There is no “vs”

East and West
The central premise of an article I recently read is that western philosophy can only teach us so much. Though that seems like a really deep subject and perhaps to some an assault on western philosophy I really only have a couple of things to comment on. In one way the author is right and in another they are wrong. The reason they are wrong is that western philosophy is incredibly strong and deep ...
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China’s Social Credit and the Joyously Oppressed

You are being watched.
I posted about China's social credit system when it was first announced and I think one other time since then.  A more recent article tells the story of one woman who has no problem being watched, followed, judged, and rated, by her government. The program won't fully be online until 2020 at which time it will take the form of a dystopian horror worthy of 1984. Am I exaggerating? Here's the of...
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American Sentiment for Immigrants

Violence in South Africa
I often post stories from other countries as I find what happens there instructive. Wisdom is looking at the mistakes of others and learning from them without having to make the same mistakes yourself. This kind of violence is abhorrent. Of course we all know that in the end the choice to be violent or not is an individual one. It's a particular kind of weakness of mind that blames others for y...
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Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations

Brett Kavanaugh Swearing Oath
I am sure by now you have all heard about the letter that was written about Judge Kavanaugh. The author has accused him of sexual assault. This took place when he and the accuser were in high school. It's reasonable to assume that the timing is politically motivated. Of course I can't say if that really is the case or not. It may be that the woman doesn't care so much about political parties but d...
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Your Bills and Budget Don’t Add Up – Now What?

The Magic isn't Free
Disney CEO Bob Iger has a skill set few people in the world have. That he makes millions is justified by the rarity of such people and the labor they perform and its value to the company. While I greatly value my Disneyland Dole Whip and Churro I could literally get them myself. There is no special skill set required for these tasks. I find it difficult to understand how someone could NOT understa...
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