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Number 736, September 1, 2013
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The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
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Letters to the Editor
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The World Next Door
by L. Neil Smith
There is a world next door. A world in which people look up at the sound of an engine in the sky or the sight of wings, and marvel, as they used to do, instead of wondering if a sinister machine has been sent to spy on them or kill them.
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206 Trayvon Martins, Ignored
by C.D. Michel
Over the last year, more than 200 black seventeen year olds were murdered in the United States. None of them were Trayvon Martin.
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Prohibition—Why We Should Have Learned Our Lesson from the Speakeasy
by Julie Bowen
The argument rages on between libertarians and those of other political persuasions about the Libertarian platform on legalization of marijuana. Why it is that people seem unable to grasp the vast difference between supporting legalization and supporting use is itself difficult to understand. The case for legalization is clear, given the extraordinary amount of time and money wasted on pursuing citizens who personally choose to smoke; as well as the deaths, direct and indirect, which are attributable to this pointless campaign.
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This Ain't East Germany
by Paul Bonneau
The hoopla surrounding Snowden's revelations included the claim that the old East German secret police, the Stasi, would have loved to have had in their bag of repressive tools the same mechanisms that the NSA has already put in place in America. I believe this is true; but that's not the same thing as saying we are in the same boat (or worse) than those unfortunate East Germans. America is not East Germany.
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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 23
by Neale Osborn
I am not a fan of the death penalty—well, the GOVERNMENT death penalty. I love the death penalty administered at the hands of the intended victim (or a Samaritan bystander) at the scene of the intended crime. But I have to admit that I like the sentence of Nidal Hassan. It would, of course, be MUCH better if they ALSO executed the formulators of the gun free zone policy that led to the deaths of 13 soldiers (and if ANYONE would have been competent to shoot back, one would think it was soldiers) at the hands of the one man present who did not abide by that policy—the criminal in question.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 242
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 242 of a weekly cartoon series.
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Maybe things aren't going to be so bad after all:

15 Ways the World Will Change Once the "Great Boom" Hits

The great golden age is upon us. We haven't seen it because we've been looking at the wrong things and in the wrong directions.

Regardless, it is here. It has been building for some time and it is ready to break out. And it will break out as soon as enough of us start acting in support of the golden age, rather than accepting its delay.

Yes, I know that it doesn't remotely seem like a golden age is here. We have overwhelming bills, we are working more hours than we can really handle, and we are stressed to the point of illness. Please place this thought aside for a moment; I will explain it below. Before that, I want to give you an idea of what the golden age will be like. It is important for us to look ahead, so we can see where we are going and to make some sense of the current situation.
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I see that Brad Manning has discovered he's actually a woman trapped in a man's body (trapped in a military prision). He wants to be called "she" and Chelsie Manning. I'll tell you, I can relate to her sad prediciment, seeing as how I'm a young man trapped in an old man's body myself. I wouldn't mind so much if the old guy's body wasn't falling appart all around me. And they ain't no way out it seems. Foof!

Interesting article here:

Just thinking about science triggers moral behavior
(Psychologists find deep connection between scientific method and morality.)
by Piercarlo Valdesolo

Public opinion towards science has made headlines over the past several years for a variety of reasons — mostly negative. High profile cases of academic dishonesty and disputes over funding have left many questioning the integrity and societal value of basic science, while accusations of politically motivated research fly from left and right. There is little doubt that science is value-laden. Allegiances to theories and ideologies can skew the kinds of hypotheses tested and the methods used to test them.These, however, are errors in the application of the method, not the method itself. In other words, it's possible that public opinion towards science more generally might be relatively unaffected by the misdeeds and biases of individual scientists. In fact, given the undeniable benefits scientific progress yielded, associations with the process of scientific inquiry may be quite positive.
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And finally, consider this:

Why do haters have to hate? Newly identified personality trait holds clues

New research has uncovered the reason why some people seem to dislike everything while others seem to like everything. Apparently, it's all part of our individual personality—a dimension that researchers have coined "dispositional attitude."

People with a positive dispositional attitude have a strong tendency to like things, whereas people with a negative dispositional attitude have a strong tendency to dislike things, according to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The journal article, "Attitudes without objects: Evidence for a dispositional attitude, its measurement, and its consequences," was written by Justin Hepler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Dolores AlbarracĂ­n, Ph.D., the Martin Fishbein Chair of Communication and Professor of Psychology at Penn.
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Of course, as is typical in discussions these days, the article isn't about "hate" but about "like or dislike". Why do internet users as a class always want to exagerate things? Isn't just the truth enough?

Love of truth necessary.
He that would seriously set upon the search of truth ought in the first place to prepare his mind with a love of it. For he that loves it not will not take much pains to get it; nor be much concerned when he misses it. There is nobody in the commonwealth of learning who does not profess himself a lover of truth: and there is not a rational creature that would not take it amiss to be thought otherwise of. And yet, for all this, one may truly say, that there are very few lovers of truth, for truth's sake, even amongst those who persuade themselves that they are so. How a man may know whether he be so in earnest, is worth inquiry: and I think there is one unerring mark of it, viz. The not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. Whoever goes beyond this measure of assent, it is plain, receives not the truth in the love of it; loves not truth for truth's sake, but for some other bye-end.
—John Locke, Essay concerning Human Understanding, Book IV, Chapter 19 ("Of Enthusiasm")

But then how many people have you encountered who were interested in The Truth rather than finding something to support their personal notions, no matter how idiotic? Not many I'd say. Alas.

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