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Curtis Lanoue
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Gaming, Academics, and Family
Gaming, Academics, and Family

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Why Sarin Gas and the Are Not the Same Thing
Syria and sarin gas have been in the news lately. I wrote about Syria years ago here . It is unfortunate that more civilians had to die before the United States reacted with a cruise missile strike on the airport from which the chemical weapon strike origin...
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Breaking Bad, Turn-of-the-century American Literature, and Catharsis
The Scene A woman stands at the water's edge. She's married with children. At one point, marriage and motherhood provided her with joy. She now has lost whatever passion she had for life. She attempted to find that thrill of life via an affair. It didn't wo...
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The Evolving Just War Tradition (Part 1)
This is a paper I wrote several years ago that examined the Iraq War through the lens of the Just War tradition. I think many of the comparisons, as well as the basic JW framework, can apply to Syria as well. For instance, before the invasion of Iraq we wer...
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The Evolving Just War Tradition (Part 3): Three Public Keys to Just War
A well trained military. A free and high quality press. Civil discourse. Part one with bibliography can be found here . The Need for Military Training Military
training is multifaceted. There are technical aspects that need to be
mastered such as accurately...
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There and Back Again: An Autobiography of Faith (Part 1)
I've considered writing this story for awhile. I've put it off because it's autobiographical. The problem isn't sharing part of my life story. It's that I don't think anyone would really care to read it. I'm still not sure. I was baptized Lutheran. Went to ...
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On Syria (Part 2)
I have previously written about Syria here . In it, I point to the concept of non-combatant immunity as the highest priority of any framework involving violence or responses to it. For me, that framework is the Just War tradition. I had recently lashed out ...
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Walter White is NOT a Three Dimensional Character
I've basically been on bed rest for the past 3 weeks. I had never watched Breaking Bad until then. Netflix and Google got me caught up quickly. What a show. Vince Gilligan is on record several times about how he wanted a show where the main character goes f...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Is a Horrible Scientist
In this YouTube video , Neil deGrasse Tyson shows that he is more celebrity than he is scientist. The logical inconsistencies are so infantile I can't believe this was presented to scientists and wasn't even questions. Right around 8:40 , he begins the ofte...
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When a Thousand Faces Aren't Enough: The Hero in Plural Society
I'm going WAAAAY back with this blog. This was the first paper I ever wrote as part of my masters in Religious Studies. I've recently been rethinking about the topic after a couple articles on the Huffington Post's religion section. Ryan Thomas Neace , a fr...
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