Category Archives: freedom

A word in favour of net neutrality + a photo

I have been hard at work, and so I have been neglecting this space. Since the defeat of SOPA, measures against an open internet are again being pushed into place by the old boys with money. Here are a couple … Continue reading

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4/20, community, and law

Hello! (And good morning!) I am writing this in the morning… perhaps more precisely, just before noon. Still, it’s a beautiful day, and at whatever time you read this, you may either receive my Hello! for the good of your … Continue reading

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From $1,300 to $350 /month, a home [article /video]

As a renter, I find the idea of signing a mortgage to be quite difficult. The idea of signing your life away for ~25 years is quite… daunting, to say the least. This raises a question, should a home cost … Continue reading

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Dr. Sheila’s Robot and the Human Brain Project (comic & vid)

Robots: present joke, future quandary. I believe you will enjoy this short (9-frame) comic. It has humor and, I believe, an actual worry for the future. http://i.imgur.com/MRl9H95.jpg (link here, image below) The piece is by one ‘Jim Benton’. ( http://jimbenton.com/ ) Suppose that … Continue reading

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Please excuse my digression…

No, do not excuse this digression. For, it really is not in any sense a straying from the tenets of this blog, nor of my thoughts. It is these thoughts of mine, freely expressed, which has been lacking on this … Continue reading

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Free Film Friday (on Saturday)

Tonight’s free online installment is ‘Waking Life’ (2001) I watched this film in 2011. After doing so, and after finding that close friends had seen it, I took it almost as an offense that they had not instructed me to … Continue reading

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The war of all against all [pithy youtube vid]

I’m presently reading Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan. This text covers man in the state of the nature and the subsequent acquiescence to the larger group, the common wealth. By doing so we escape the state of nature, but by giving our … Continue reading

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George Orwell – A Life in Pictures (Full Documentary)

I had many thoughts this weekend past. In the end, it was a mix of thoughts too personal to be of value, and thoughts too tall that not even in contemplation of them could their dimensions be discerned. And so … Continue reading

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Follow the rules unless you’re making the rules ( playing Thrasymachus for a moment)

In keeping with my interest in writing something every day, I was going to post some fiction. However, perhaps I should bore you with that another time. I want to share a thought. A thought and a link to something… … Continue reading

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Alan Watts – On The Book of Eli

This is similar to what my last post ‘thoughts on pure existence.‘ Enjoy.   – j

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