Tag Archives: intellect

Question: Is Free Will Free?


I’ve read Scientific American for over xx years.  Long enough to remember when it was a hard read for a 13 year old.  SciAm has become a lot more accessible over the years and so it should.  I also remember … Continue reading

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What are the Foundations of the Occupy Movement?


The Occupy movement now exists worldwide as a diaphanous web of people who have been united in their pain and seek change.  The issues vary from country to country but at the base is economic collapse and the tyranny of … Continue reading

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Open Courseware: Democratizing Education


For the last few weeks I’ve been looking for a topic for my 500th online post in machimon.wordpress.com.  I think I’ve found a subject of sufficient gravity and scope:  Education.  While some see education as a profit- making enterprise, others … Continue reading

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Education in the Late, Great, State of California


Many believe the USA is the promised land, which it may have been at one time (if you discount slavery, segregation, union busting, the depression, almost continual war, and ever increasing surveillance, among other things).  Times change, people die (and … Continue reading

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Women in Combat Arms: I Have Reservations


Women are the propagators of culture:  War dehumanizes culture I am conflicted about allowing women into combat in wartime.  I support their right to serve in any capacity because to be considered for field-grade promotions you have to have your … Continue reading

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Are Blue States Net Donors and Red States Net Recipients of Aid?


AlterNet / By Sara Robinson  311 COMMENTS Ayn Rand Worshippers Should Face Facts: Blue States Are the Providers, Red States Are the Parasites There’s only one way to demonstrate who America’s producers and parasites really are. It’s time to go Galt. February 29, … Continue reading

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For Privacy but Using Facebook? Do you Eben have a Chance?


In Which Eben Moglen Like, Legit Yells at Me for Having Facebook By Adrianne Jeffries 12/13/11 2:26pm (flickr.com/andwat) Yesterday afternoon, this reporter was scrambling to finish reporting a forward-looking story about how banks are exploring the possibility of using social media data to … Continue reading

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Barney Rossett, Grove Press Founder, Dead at 89, RIP


Barney Rossett, owner of Grove Press, publisher of the Evergreen Review, and hero of my early adolescence is dead at 89 (Feb 23, 2012).  When I was 13 I found the Evergreen Review. Under its influence (it was a literary … Continue reading

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Assange Does Simpsons!


The Simpsons’ 500th Episode, Starring Julian Assange: A Look Back at a One of America’s Most Politically Relevant Shows February 19, 2012  | Assange is one of the most prominent political figures the show has ever scored.  The weird tale of … Continue reading

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The Conservative Mind From Burke to Palin


Not the final word on what societal/personal/psychological forces are the source of conservative thinking, but a window on the process. – Carlos The Truth About the Conservative Mind: Why Reactionaries from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Have Fought Real Liberty … Continue reading

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