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7Apr/17Off

Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard Mashup – Johnny Cash – The Who – Puddles Pity Party – YouTube

This is awesome...
Puddles Pity Party does a Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard Mashup

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2Apr/17Off

The campaign to put science and tech leaders in public office starts now | Ars Technica

Yes, more of this please. The two attributes I want in a politician are logic and ethics.

Source: The campaign to put science and tech leaders in public office starts now | Ars Technica

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1Apr/17Off

The Need for Competition

THIS!!!! Holy shit how can the Republicans who are supposedly so pro-market allow the market to be dominated by so few players?!? Because they're not really pro-market? They're just pro-rich assholes giving them money.

Jason Furman, the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama and now a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, argues that “both microeconomi…

Source: The Need for Competition

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25Mar/17Off

Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.

Source: Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.

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14Mar/17Off

Climbing the Horseshoe

Yep, this.

Climbing the Horseshoe

Assholes on the left and right ruining it for all the sensible people.

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14Mar/17Off

Making Business Ethics a Cumulative Science

Such is the goal of Jonathan Haidt and Linda Trevino in a recent Nature article. “Imagine a world,” they write, in which medical researchers did experiments on rats, but never on people…

Source: Making Business Ethics a Cumulative Science

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13Mar/17Off

Natural “Narrative Selection” Was the Key to Success for our Species | Big Think

Natural "narrative selection" was key to turning insignificant apes (who had tools for 2 million years) into the species that now dominates the bio-sphere. 

Source: Natural "Narrative Selection" Was the Key to Success for our Species | Big Think

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10Mar/17Off

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why We Have Dysfunctional Politicians | Big Think

Astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals if he'd run for President and what he would do if elected.

Source: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why We Have Dysfunctional Politicians | Big Think

Every nation gets the government it deserves.
-- Joseph de Maistre

This is the fundamental problem. American education sucks and the majority of Americans are idiots as a result. They haven't been taught how to learn, only how to memorize. So now they all bitch about congress and then vote to re-elect the same assholes.

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10Mar/17Off

Calling Bullshit

This makes me happy. Now if we can just make it mandatory for every grade from K through 12 the citizens might stand a chance against the politicians and the corporations that own them.

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28Feb/17Off

Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at Reading & Math | Open Culture

Should we teach philosophy to children? You’d have a hard time, I imagine, convincing many readers of this site that we shouldn’t. But why?

Source: Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at Reading & Math | Open Culture

YES! Everyone should graduate high school with the equivalent of an AA in Philosophy. How can we expect people to know how to think when we don't teach them?

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