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Criminals Vs Politicians

↳ Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Ben Spera

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Liam Neeson Rubbing It in

↳ Posted on June 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Yes, everyone knows you’re a bad ass Liam, but now you’re just rubbing it in. You really didn’t need to drag Olivia Wilde into it.

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A Bit of Perspective Within Our Solar System

↳ Posted on June 18th, 2014 by Ben Spera

This graphic gives just a little taste of how tiny and insignificant we are. This is only compared to our neighbors here in our solar system.

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Pres Bush Stopped Playing Golf During War

↳ Posted on June 17th, 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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Veterans’ Courts Specialize in Treatment for Combat Veterans

Posted on April 18th, 2011 by Ben Spera

When veterans steps into a combat zone such as Iraq or Afghanistan they are stepping into uncharted territory. Upon returning from combat many times they find they are different. Often it is difficult to understand how they are different, but they know that they have changed. These lasting effects many times lead to self medication with alcohol and drugs, as well as violent outbursts and flashbacks which land the veteran in hot water with authorities. There are many judges and lawmakers, themselves veterans, who have seen this problem and are initiating a new program which institutes a separate court system for these cases. Recognizing that these brave men and women should not be lumped in with the rest of our country’s criminals, they have developed what they call Veterans Court. These courts give a presumption of leniency to these veterans in an effort to get them the help they need and return them to the productive, proud members of society they once were. These courts aim to prevent the alienation and out casting of combat veterans the United States saw during and after the Vietnam war, resulting in staggering amounts of veteran homelessness and suicide, forming of outlaw motorcycle gangs and illicit drug use. Read more…

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