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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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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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Cherokee Tribe Revoke Inclusion of Their Slaves’ Descendants

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Two_black_indiansDespite the common narrative of Native American tribes as peaceful, innocent victims – they were far from the hippie saints they’re commonly depicted as. Members of the Cherokee tribe owned many black slaves, many of whom died alongside their owners on the infamous Trail of Tears.

Up until recently, the descendants of those slaves, known within the tribe as freedmen, were granted membership grandfathered into the tribe by a treaty signed after the Civil War. These freedmen have been members of this tribe for 150 years, but now after a simple vote, and lengthy fight in court, they are no longer Cherokee. Their tribe has done the very thing they blame the United States for doing to them, they have stolen these freedmen’s land, identity and lifestyle. Read more…


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