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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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Why the Confederate Flag is Not Welcome

Posted on July 20th, 2013 by Ben Spera

NoBattleFlagsMy hatred for the confederate flag has nothing to do with slavery. I understand the south’s secession was much more complicated than that, but that doesn’t change the reverent disdain I hold for the rebel flag. In my eyes the confederate flag is not only treasonous, but a representation of people who chose to take the easy way of quitting and leaving, rather than staying and trying to fix something they believed in. Some people may think it’s acceptable to just abandon one flag for another when things don’t go their way. That’s bullshit. My family has invested far too much blood and sweat into Old Glory to just walk away from her. Read more…

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