The Unspoken Insanity in the Debate About Gay Marriage

June 15, 2012
The Unspoken Insanity in the Debate About Gay Marriage

The Unspoken Insanity in the Debate About Gay Marriage — by Polydamas Despite what would appear, on a superficial level, to be  two diametrically-opposite world views, both proponents and opponents of gay marriage share an unspoken central axiom. This axiom is that their beliefs require governmental force and coercion behind…

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Government Spending Cannot Sustain an Economy

June 14, 2012
Government Spending Cannot Sustain an Economy

—by Odysseus There are three primary reasons why government spending cannot sustain a recovery. 1) Governments are badly suited to prioritize assistance to the segments of an economy that will cause growth. 2) The source of government funds is a net “bleed” on the healthy parts of the economy. 3)…

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On Barcodes and The Rise of The Surveillance Society

June 4, 2012
On Barcodes and The Rise of The Surveillance Society

On Barcodes and the Rise of the Surveillance Society — by Polydamas  In her May 22, 2012 BBC column, titled “Barcode Everyone At Birth”, (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120522-barcode-everyone-at-birth?selectorSection=section), notable science fiction and fantasy author Elizabeth Moon proposed the following: “If I were empress of the universe, I would insist on every individual having…

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The Disunited States of America

May 26, 2012
The Disunited States of America

The Disunited States of America — by Polydamas Nearly forty-nine years ago, on August 28, 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. his masterpiece “I Have a Dream” speech. Two generations ago, the highlight of Rev. King’s speech was his…

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Prometheus Unchained and Reaching For the Stars

May 22, 2012
Prometheus Unchained and Reaching For the Stars

Prometheus Unchained and Reaching For the Stars  — by Polydamas Greek mythology, which serves as the inspiration for this website, has long delighted people of all ages for distilling the wisdom of ages in colorful legends. One of its more prominent legends features the story of Prometheus. Prometheus, whose name…

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Born in Kenya, Nearly Irrelevant

May 17, 2012
Born in Kenya, Nearly Irrelevant

 Born in Kenya, Nearly Irrelevant — by Patrokles What if Barack Hussein Obama were actually to have been born in Kenya in 1961? While there may be many issues surrounding the “Certificate of Live Birth”, said to have been issued by the State of Hawaii, and while he may have…

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