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10 Psychological States You’ve Never Heard of

↳ Posted on December 20th, 2013 by Ben Spera
Via io9:
10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of... and When You Experienced Them
Everybody knows what you mean when you say you're happy or sad. But what about all those emotional states you don't have words for? Here are ten feelings you may have had, but never knew how to explain.

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Nsa Slayer Goes on Obama Impeachment Hunt

↳ Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Ben Spera

Via DailyPaul:

[repost img=”http://blog.benspera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/klayman.jpeg” title=”NSA slayer goes on Obama impeachment hunt” desc=”Fresh from winning a restraining order against the National Security Agency’s telephone surveillance, attorney Larry Klayman declared that the misdeeds of Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace, pale in comparison to President Obama’s.” url=”http://www.dailypaul.com/308176/nsa-slayer-goes-on-obama-impeachment-hunt”]

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Via Breitbart:

[repost img=”http://blog.benspera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Bustos-Obama.jpg” title=”DEM REP. CHERI BUSTOS: BUDGET THAT CUTS MILITARY PENSIONS ‘RIGHT FOR AMERICA'” desc=”Freshman Democrat Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) held two budget events in her Western Illinois district on Tuesday. The events, in which constituents pick their priorities for spending, are designed to support the argument that government needs more revenue. Beyond that, however, Bustos used the event to say how ‘pleased’ she was to vote for the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget that increases spending, raises user fees and cuts veterans’ pensions.” url=”http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/18/Dem-Rep-Cheri-Bustos-Budget-That-Cuts-Military-Pensions-Right-for-America”]

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Via TheBlaze:
‘Search Warrants May Now Be Based on Predictions of the Commission of Future Crimes’
"...would not have bothered to then obtain the warrant at all."

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La Sheriff: Dept Indictments a ‘sad Day’

↳ Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Ben Spera
Via latimes.com:

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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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A Chemist’s Final Experiment

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Antoine-lavoisierFrench chemist Antoine Lavoisier was sentenced to death by guillotine in 1794 France. This was a time when the French were very partial to their bladed contraption of death. Lavoisier is credited in part with creation of the Metric system and the periodic table. As his last contribution to science, he promised to attempt to blink his eyes for as long as consciously possible after being beheaded by the guillotine. Different sources put his postmortem blinking to as long as 30 seconds. A record that very few will attempt to challenge.

Source: Beachcombing’s Bizarre History

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