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Thinking about death, the legacy we leave behind, and David Bowie’s Blackstar

I had the occasion to spend some time this afternoon with a friend who, in spite of serious ongoing health issues, is launching a new social venture intended to bring resources to third-world farmers. When discussing his decision to launch something incredibly ambitious at this point in his life, when his heart is only functioning […]

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Why’s the internet turning on Jake Croman?

I’m fascinated by the evolution of frontier justice in the digital age. Whenever there’s a story of someone being turned on by the internet, I’m completely captivated. Regardless of whether or not it’s deserved, I just can’t turn away. It’s one thing to watch a story spread like Janet Jackson’s nipple across the internet, but […]

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Reader Poll… what’s more likely?

In an effort to get to know my readers better, I’ve decided that, on occasion, I will pose simple questions to this site, just to get a sense of what you’re like as a group. Here’s my first question. What’s more likely? For those of you who would like to read up on the evidence […]

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Like something straight out of North Korea, the USA Freedom Kids serenade Donald Trump with a song about his incredible courage, strength and wisdom

I had an incredible post planned for last night, which I know you would have loved. But, two hours into writing it, I curled up next to my toasty warm laptop and fell asleep. So, here’s what I’ve got for you instead… the USA Freedom Kids lip syncing their jingoriffic knock-off of the 1917 hit […]

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Up to 150 well-armed, white, Christian, self-described “patriots” take a “hard stand” against federal “tyranny,” taking over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon

Last night, up to 150 well-armed, white militia members led by rancher Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon took over a federal wildlife refuge in the high desert of Oregon. Ammon Bundy, urging others to join him, declared the following in a video posted to Facebook. “We have basically taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge,” he said. […]

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