Teach, Trick, and Tantalize

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You do not need to practice a religion to intellectually understand the value of keeping its values and tenets in our rearing. Man, Sex, God, and Yale. This article is a great examination of liberal education. Unfortunately it doesn’t delve into the serious consequences the country faces as a result of this type of teaching behavior in universities. Just the title of this exhibit? event? experience? Sell Them the Poison and The Remedy Prime example in irony, go to one of the most opulent, glamorous and thriving busy malls, in order to actually spend time in the Silence Room. My brain starts veering into the similarities of how the health and ‘wellness’ industry is based off this theme; the prescription drug business … Read More

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Total Recall or No Recall

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I’ve read hundreds of books in my life and at least 3 a month currently, so there’s no way in hell i could remember every single date, fact, or story theme. I’ve always supposed my brain kind of makes room for new stuff as i go and filters out what isn’t pertinent; and i only ever really retain what im most interested in anyway. As for what we experience in our lives too, we only remember things happening in a certain way or not at all. The members of my family jokingly call this ‘selective memory’. My mother rarely recalls bad things. I consider it an optimistic trait and a great survival mechanism for staying positive about life.  ‘Total recall, … Read More

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It’s Not About Guns

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Every time something tragic happens we want a reason for it. If we do not have an answer or can’t place blame, then we are left feeling vulnerable. This is the main reason conspiracy theories exist. The most simple explanation is too easy to accept. It is still the truth… Guns prevent how horribly things can be And remember the Norwegian shooter incident, a place with the most restrictive gun laws! Crazy people will commit heinous acts regardless. There are more children killed in motor-vehicle accidents and domestic violence situations every day than these random shooters.  The one thing this proves: Evil exist in the world. Society must raise good people. The worst thing would be to dis-arm well trained gun … Read More

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THIS Book

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It has been a long time since I’ve been so engrossed, fascinated, and consistently anxious to sit down and read a non-fiction book as I am Debt, The First 5,000 Years. It is written by an economist-anthropologist, if that gives you any indication of how thorough the writing is. It completely flips the conceptions on bartering, trade, purpose of original coinage and enterprise from as far back as original civilization. It has more than history; it is insight into prostitution, slavery, war, and religion, and how all of these things are tied to our concept of debt: the value of people, the value of sacrifice. I can not recommend this book enough. It is necessary to have the hard copy … Read More

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American Sensationalism

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One of the last documentaries I saw in Amsterdam had me embarrassed to be an American. It was on one of the original shock-jock, tv show host Morton Downey Jr. Wow, what a horrendous person. For someone like myself who listens to conservative talk radio (not Rush Limbaugh, calmer intellectuals like Dennis Prager) I was surprised to learn of this person I’d never heard of. Apparently, he paved the way for Rush. He also gave Al Sharpton his first spotlight, as a guest discussing the Tawana Brawley case (black girl whom lied about being raped, thus precipitating its black activism) Morton Downey Jr. was during the time of Phil Donahue and Sally Jesse, but had the in-your-face sensationalism like no … Read More

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