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[repost img=”http://blog.benspera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/googlebots.jpg” title=”All hail the GoogleBots: Here’s a look at the 7 robot companies Google just acquired” desc=”Somehow, Google acquired seven robotics companies without anyone noticing.” url=”http://venturebeat.com/2013/12/04/all-hail-the-googlebots-heres-a-look-at-the-7-robot-companies-google-just-acquired/”]

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anony14largepopupWhen the federal government didn’t like the information that the non-profit Wikileaks was releasing, they leaned on PayPal with all the weight of the federal government. Almost instantly, PayPal caved to the pressure and joined Visa and MasterCard in refusing to process donations for Wikileaks. Wikileaks did little to deserve this other than to embarrass politicians in Washington. However there are few crimes which are taken more seriously than that. Read more…

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Glorious Geek Tattoos

↳ Posted on December 6th, 2013 by Ben Spera

Via Inked Magazine:

[repost img=”http://blog.benspera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/periodic.jpg” title=”Glorious Geek Tattoos” desc=”Tattoos aren’t just for tough guys these days. This gallery shows that plenty of people who spent their high school years working on projects for the science fair and playing video games in their basements are getting inked. Check out these tattooed inspired by the nerdy side of life.” url=”http://www.inkedmag.com/glorious-geek-tattoos/”]

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Pa Cops Allegedly Tortured Teen While Handcuffed

↳ Posted on December 6th, 2013 by Ben Spera

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Via Filming Cops:

[repost img=”http://blog.benspera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/cops-march.jpg” title=”Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War” desc=”Cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11. Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000% since the 1980s.” url=”http://filmingcops.com/americans-killed-by-police/”]

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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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Vfw Will Defeat Bachmann Plan

Posted on January 31st, 2011 by Ben Spera

Maybe Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has forgotten that America is still neck deep into two wars. I can only assume, since she is pushing to cut the Department of Veterans Affairs budget by $4.5 billion dollars – all while still even more injured service members are on their way home from Iraq and Afghanistan. This department is responsible for providing American veterans with healthcare related to injuries sustained during military service, along with other Veteran’s benefits. With these two ongoing wars we are only going to see more disabled Veterans returning home, and more resources will be needed to take care of these heroes. The Veterans of Foreign Wars came out immediately rebuking her plan, and calling her out on her vapidly arbitrary plan. Read more…

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