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hqdefaultSomething this Christmas season reminded me of this kid’s movie series I always watched when I was young called McGee and Me. My parents and grandma got me all the videos and I watched them a lot. Now I wanted to rewatch the old movies again in the worst way. But there was a problem: my old videos were long gone and I had absolutely no idea where they went.

In an apparent inspiration by McGee and Me’s moral themes, I detoured from my normal move of heading straight to The Pirate Bay. I tried Focus on the Family and Tyndale House Publishers’ websites and couldn’t find anything on the series. This was a pretty popular series so I don’t understand why it just faded into the darkness like this, but I couldn’t find anywhere to buy them on DVD. Read more…

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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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Ex-cop Acquitted of Homeless Man’s Murder Demands Job Back

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by Ben Spera

rtr31qsgWithin days of his acquittal, Jay Cicinelli is demanding his position as a police officer back. Him and another officer were charged with the murder of a homeless man, Kelly Thomas. Despite the video footage of Cicinelli repeatedly hitting Thomas, a jury acquitted him and his co-defendant of all charges. The video footage and pictures of Kelly taken afterwards are very graphic and hard to stomach. Kelly repeatedly apologizes and screams in pain, yelling for his father as he’s beaten. Read more…

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