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Powerful W. W. 2 Photograph

↳ Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by Ben Spera


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

imageNext 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


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-himselfLately 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.


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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_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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A Chemist’s Final Experiment

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Antoine-lavoisierFrench chemist Antoine Lavoisier was sentenced to death by guillotine in 1794 France. This was a time when the French were very partial to their bladed contraption of death. Lavoisier is credited in part with creation of the Metric system and the periodic table. As his last contribution to science, he promised to attempt to blink his eyes for as long as consciously possible after being beheaded by the guillotine. Different sources put his postmortem blinking to as long as 30 seconds. A record that very few will attempt to challenge.

Source: Beachcombing’s Bizarre History


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