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Must Watch: Under Our Skin, Documentary on Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete bacteria, very similar to syphilis.  And like syphilis, it can cause all sorts of inflammatory and neurological disorders if left untreated.  These disorders can mimic everything from ALS, to Multiple Sclerosis, to Fibromyalgia, to Parkinson’s disease.  (It’s worth noting that none of those diseases I just listed have…

Six Reasons Libertarians Should Reject the Non-Aggression Principle

Don’t be alarmed by the title, I haven’t changed my views.  The title is taken from a recent article written by Matt Zwolinski, who is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego.  The article in question was posted on libertarianism.org a few weeks ago. In this article, I will summarize Prof. Zowlinski’s arguments and…

Women, Trick Your Husbands Into Having Kids

For those of you who work during the day, here’s the kind of programming you’ve been missing:

“Programming” – as in writing a computer “program” or completing a prison “program.”  There’s a reason why television shows and computer code share the same lingo.

hat tip to Chris at Information Liberation

The Universe Is Singing Your Praises

At times, actors on the big screen can move us to tears, or make us laugh so hard our sides ache.  Consider Saving Private Ryan, The Shawshank Redemption, or Inception, the stories and acting are just mind blowing.  Every time I get done watching those films I wish I could thank the cast and crew…

The Blinding Blue Light Of Asteroids

  Astronomers and physicists would have us believe these explosive displays of energy are caused entirely by friction against the atmosphere. I highly doubt that is the case.  Most of these rocks are rather small; far too small to create these kinds of displays by friction alone.  Many asteroid atmospheric explosions generate kiloton energies equivalent to…

Philosopher Alan Watts Describes His Experiences On Drugs

“…the programs, government sponsored, concerning the use of addictive drugs, are a total failure.  Not only a total failure, but they are making the problem worse.  They are so stupid, that anyone supporting those laws must either be a moron or involved in the racket. It’s that bad. First of all, we all know that…

The Benefits Of Crony Capitalism In The Solar Power Industry

Remember Solyndra? The scandal that left taxpayers on the hook for nearly a half billion dollars?  You might think this is a classic example of massive waste, fraud and abuse of tax payer money… and you would be right.  In fact, a trillion dollars in research money has been pumped into crony academic and industrial…