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Why I Do Criticize Israel - A Response to Sam Harris
A few weeks ago, prominent author and skeptic Sam Harris , recorded a podcast entitled "Why Don't I Criticize Israel?" wherein Harris made a case for Israel as a state and tried to preemptively attack some claims made by modern critics of Israel. Given the ...

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Update - Sam Harris
Quick update: within the next few days I will be posting a response to Sam Harris' commentary "Why Don't I Criticize Israel?" . I suggest you all read/listen to the podcast (it's 15 minutes) because my reply will make more sense.

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Arm Iran - The Case for the Nuclear State
With the Middle East being as contentious as it is now and the fact that the only state in the region that has nuclear weapons also happens to be the one that is most hated and refuses to sign arms agreements ( Israel ),
a different approach is needed. I a...

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Part 3: The State of Nature - The Individual, The Environment, and The Rise of the State
This is a post I've been putting of writing for a while now because I didn't really know how to start it and, although I'm not confident, I'll give you what I have. "Liberal" theorists from Mencius to Augustine to Locke have argued, in some form or another,...

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TrueCrypt is Still Safe
I want to preface this with a note from me: "Hey all, I apologize for not publishing anything recently; I've had writer's block and now I'm doing research for my next big post (get ready for it!) amidst dealing with crashed hard drives and OS transfers.  Bu...

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Bring Back The 'Madman'
In the world today, Obama's a jester and Putin's the king who's grasp in Eurasia is unchallenged. In fact, one could even say Putin's favorite hobby (apart from kicking ass in Judo ) is making the Obama administration the laughing stock of the international...

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Part 2: The Races of Humanity or: In Defense of the Biological Reality of Race and Towards a New Understanding of Diversity - Part 1
There's been an interesting trend in critical theory as of late, saying the concept of race is a "social construct". Critical theorists and writers posting from The Atlantic to St. Catherine University to other accredited institutions all seem to be writing...

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The Case Against The Legalization of Marijuana
Back in 2010 I wrote a post, which is formatted horribly on my current theme, entitled Drugs Legal? Yes! wherein I argued for the complete legalization of all drugs. While I still think the argument I made is valid and impacts of illegality are real, I have...

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Part 1: Ecosophy - Deep Ecology, Anthropocentrism, and Intrinsic Value
So this post will be part one in my series "Ideology in Progress" where I, as the name suggests, try to formulate and explain my ethical-political ideology. These writings are as much for me as for you and as such I will try to be clear and concise, but con...
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