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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Self regulation

One of the primary principles of libertarianism, and also capitalism, is the idea of self regulation: people will naturally want to find a way to co-exist that is peaceful and cooperative. One of the more interesting aspects of self regulation is how this can occur, automatically, without law or law enforcement. Both Democrats and Republicans […]

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Praying for me

Anyone who’s read a bit of this blog knows how I feel about prayer. Several who know me know that I’ve used words more harsh than I’ve published here to describe and discuss it. However I know that there are many strong-willed Christians who still won’t take the hint, so I have an idea. First, […]

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Talking about God

I’ve got to thank a friend of mine for giving me two blog post ideas in a row. First was the previous post about Christians praying for non-believers, and now this one. In response to my last post, she posted to Facebook with this: Like I said before, for a guy who does not believe […]

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"I’m praying for you"

Can someone answer me this one question: why do Christians seem to feel the need to tell a person they’re praying for them? Is there some kind of "heavenly referral program" and they’re trying to make sure they get the points if I happen to sign up for it? The one thing that’s odd about […]

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Ingenuity and electrical tape

There are times where a little knowledge can save you some money. I have a beard/mustache trimmer that I bought back in 2004, over six years old, well past warranty. Well in recent months it hasn’t worked at all. So the question came down to this: see what’s wrong with what I have or go […]

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The need to be honest

For quite a while I had been lying to practically everyone with whom I’ve crossed paths about something so important that I really cannot continue to lie about this any longer: my religion. To those hopeful souls out there, no I haven’t seen the light and welcomed Jesus Christ into my heart. Far from it. […]

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Advice and consent

At the end of each year, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court issues a report, a year-end report on the Federal judiciary. This year, the Chief Justice turned his report into an opportunity to answer back at what is the central limitation on the judiciary: the Federal nomination and confirmation process established in the […]

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Ashamed to be American?

On YouTube, I subscribe to a user called PaulsEgo. Now on YouTube, he recently made a short series of videos that have caught quite a bit of attention because he says, in short, that he is ashamed to be an American, along with giving his reasons why. For those who haven’t seen the videos I’ve […]

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Say "yes" or "no" to credit?

In this recession, one thing that I have come to expect is a ton of articles speaking out against debt and credit cards. And there is good reason: Americans are addicted to debt, credit cards, financing, loans and mortgages. But one thing that is common and unwarranted among most of these articles is simply this: […]

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Rep. Giffords, a federal judge, and a 9 year-old child

True, This! — Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! – Cardinal Richelieu (Act II, sc. II, Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy) One […]

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