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Powerful W. W. 2 Photograph

Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by Ben Spera

 Powerful W. W. 2 Photograph

Two French civilians say a prayer as they lay flowers on a fallen American soldier near the city of Cerentan in 1944 France. This picture says a lot about the respect and appreciation the allies had for each other, something the axis lacked.

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Pluto Probe to Awaken from Hibernation

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Ben Spera

 Pluto Probe to Awaken from HibernationNext month NASA’s New Horizons probe will wake up from it’s final hibernation in order to begun preparation for it’s arrival in the dwarf planet’s vicinity. The probe has travelled nearly 3 billion miles since launching in January of 2006. NASA will use the remaining travel time to test all of the probe’s systems and scientific gear before performing tests and observations on the dwarf planet and it’s moons beginning in January of 2015.
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Obama’s Preamble: Me the People

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Ben Spera

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Thanks to Tom Fernandez for posting this cartoon on his blog.

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Bill Cosby Rumors Gone Wild

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Ben Spera

bill cosby himself Bill Cosby Rumors Gone WildLately there has been a bunch of accusations directed toward comedian Bill Cosby, but I’ve seen very little evidence – actually no evidence to support these accusations. A little bit of research seems to put these accusations in the same league as similar accusations against the Duke Lacrosse players a few years ago. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem that most learned anything from that whole ordeal. Cosby has been treated as a criminal, NBC and Netflix both dropped plans for a new Cosby projects, despite the fact that prosecutors investigated the accusations and didn’t find evidence to support charges.
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Human Space Exploration

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Here’s a picture including every surface mankind has visited as of 2014.

 Human Space Exploration

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137 large net neutrality A Libertarian Case for Net NeutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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Guns Vs Butter Quote

Posted on December 26th, 2013 by Ben Spera

goring 150x150 Guns vs Butter QuoteHere’s an interesting quote by Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Goring, a German politician, World War I veteran, and leading member of the Nazi political party. He was Hitler’s chosen successor and the architect behind the economy that fueled the German war machine.

This isn’t an endorsement of his ideology. I’m sharing this quote because I think that it really exemplifies the oratory abilities of the Nazi leadership. This short blurb completely justifies severe food shortages, while using the deficiencies to motivate the German masses even further.

“We have no butter, but I ask you: Would you rather have butter or guns? Shall we import lard or steel? Let me tell you. Guns make us powerful. Butter will only make us fat.”

- Hermann Goring

I imagine the original recipients of this quote arrived hungry, angry and questioning their own resolve. They left with restored resolve, no longer hungry, and ready to sacrifice even further… And all they were fed was a short line of text.

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