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Song About Effects of Ptsd

↳ Posted on April 17th, 2012 by Ben Spera

Found this awesome song about PTSD and the Iraq War written by an artist (and Iraq vet) by the name of Aaron Lee Marshall. Check out the music video here on YouTube. The song reminds me of something John Mayer or Jack Johnson would put out. I bought the song on Amazon and have been listening to it all day. Quality tune.

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pigraid MI Govt Conducts Armed Raids on Hog Farmers, Kills LivestockSometimes I read articles that seem so ridiculous that I can’t believe them. This is one of those stories.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources sent de facto SWAT teams to the homes of local pig farmers and forced the farmers to kill all of their livestock. The DNR claims the pigs were an “invasive species.” Why they needed body armor and assault rifles for a few hog farmers is beyond me. Unreal.

Full Story: Natural News

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sservice 150x150 Is The Secret Service Scandal Really News?Am I the only one that really doesn’t care if some Secret Service agents and military guys got a few prostitutes while in Colombia? It really aggravates me that stupid stories like this continue to make headlines while our country is swirling the drain.

It wasn’t rape. Grown men paid willing adult women to have sex. Had this been in Las Vegas it would be completely legal, yet somehow it’s a news story. I’ve seen politicians do worse and continue to get reelected. It’s sad when non-politicians get caught up in these political games, all so one side of the political spectrum can prove a point. People need to mind their own business and put the pressure on the politicians to focus on the things that really matter.

More info available from Fox News.

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Computer Troubles and Updates

↳ Posted on April 16th, 2012 by Ben Spera

What a nightmare. After hosting with Yahoo for over 10 years it was time for a change. I transferred my domain to HostGator, they have a much better setup and Yahoo’s service had given me some problems. The worst being that Yahoo’s tech support said they were escalating and issue with their server and it would be resolved shortly – that was 2 years ago. Everything about the transfer seemed to go smoothly but 2 weeks later Yahoo still hadn’t release my domain to HostGator. What a sorry excuse for a company. No wonder Yahoo is going under.

I’m also doing some computer upgrades. I do most of my work at the office so I’ve neglected my home PC. It had a 5 year old version of Suse Linux, so old it can’t even download updates and software. So I ‘m working on updating it to an recent version of Ubuntu.

“Out with the old, in with the new” as they say.

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The War Against Patched Motorcyclists

↳ Posted on April 10th, 2012 by Ben Spera

A lot of this is nothing new, but it’s something that hit close to home for me because it’s local. Basically, a bunch of guys in a Motorcycle Club were cruising down the highway and they were pulled over. Big deal, right? Well this is the thing: not a single arrest or ticket was issued. Multiple police department participated in this action, so it was obviously preplanned, and to top it off the officers were armed with assault rifles. All this for a group of guys that they couldn’t even write a single ticket on.

What was the reason for pulling these motorcyclists over, other than to harass them? This whole militarization of the our civilian police force is concerning. These are American citizens not al-Qaeda. When our police force treats our own people the same as our military treats the enemy we have a serious problem.

Source: LancasterOnline

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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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Politics Are Timeless

Posted on January 10th, 2011 by Ben Spera

Some liberals claim an old document like the Constitution cannot be properly applied to the problems of today. Not true. The error with that train of thought is although new problems might arise that couldn’t possibly be foreseen 250 years ago, the foundation of all these problems is always derived from one constant: mankind – and mankind as a species has not changed. The faithful attempts of government to over reach their authority are as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. It has been this way since the first primitive form of political structure. It has never changed and it never will.

An easy way to prove this is to take quotes from popular statesman from a hundred years ago. Do they still apply? Of course they do. The wisdom of our founding fathers and other patriots could just as easily have been spoken today, but they were spoken hundreds of years ago. Man’s thirst for power and corruptibility doesn’t change. Neither does the U.S. Constitution. End of story.


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