Archive for September 2014

Man’s Search for Meaning

D.C. McAllister, from The Harry Potter Generation: Knowledge of self is essential to human flourishing. In fact, it is lack of knowing one’s self that causes us to act out and seek identity through external means in a desperate effort to define who we are. Aside from merely modeling bad behavior, children engage in deviant…

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The Statue of Responsibility

Viktor Frankl once recommended that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast of the United States be complemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast: Freedom, however, is not the last word. Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth. Freedom is but the negative aspect of the…

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Never forget what they did; never forgive

Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt. When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and cut off all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God. When the LORD your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you…

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How Accurate is Cell Phone Location Data?

It depends.  Unless you’re still there all it can do is place you within a wide area of the cell tower location. Even that depends on whoever is trying to locate you having an exact location of the cell tower, i.e., exact GPS coordinates.  They would also need to know the size of the area…

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What is “net neutrality?”

Net Neutrality sound good to you?  It shouldn’t because when it comes down to it, it’s the government taking over the internet and determining who gets what internet access at what speed and at what cost.  Maybe even what parts of the internet you can access. You may have seen ads on the internet that…

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Governments begin as a monopoly on violence

Rush Limbaugh has said, about 4,000 times, that, “Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force, and it always has been.”  I believe science writer Matt Ridley would agree, based on his recent Times article laying out the history of governments beginning as a criminal gang and evolving into bureaucracies holding a monopoly…

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Explaining the virtue of free-market capitalism in one sentence

I’m big on reducing complex ideas into a single sentence. I know that should not be possible without leaving out so much that it will just be incomprehensible.  But sometimes it can be done and when it can it makes a complex idea easier to understand.  In the post below I showed how Mark Perry…

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In case you missed it…

In case you missed the Fox News Report “13 Hours In Benghazi” last Friday night here is a 4-minute interview of host Bret Baier by Bill O’Baxter O’Reilly: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Click the book image to go to its Amazon page. The book is showing as “currently unavailable” on Amazon. It was…

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What happened to global warming?

Now come climate scientists’ implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark. If the pause lasted 15 years, they conceded, then it would be so significant that it would invalidate the climate-change models upon which policy was being built. A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) written in 2008 made…

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