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Powerful W. W. 2 Photograph

↳ Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by Ben Spera

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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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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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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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What California Looked Like in 1851

↳ Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Here’s an artist’s rendition of what California would have looked like from space back in 1851.

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World’s Top 10 Most Read Books

↳ Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Ben Spera

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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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Kansas City Police Officer Kills Firefighter

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Kc_police-firemanThis is a truly sad story. Not because of any criminal injustice, but because it’s one of the few cases where there isn’t a clear bad guy in this story. Better decisions could have been made by both parties, but neither were exceptionally malicious. A Kansas City firefighter named Anthony Bruno was out celebrating his cousin’s wedding, when he tried to get a taxi to take his inebriated cousin home the cab driver acted disrespectfully towards Bruno’s wife. Bruno then got physical with the cab driver, but it was soon broken up and the incident seemed to be over. Bruno than walked off and that’s when off-duty KC police officer Donald Hubbard walked up. Hubbard was moonlighting as security for the Hotel’s bar and walked up to see what was going on. Read more…

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