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The Real Victims of Victimhood

Second, victimhood culture makes for worse citizens — people who are less helpful, more entitled, and more selfish. In 2010, four social psychologists from Stanford University published an article titled “Victim Entitlement to Behave Selfishly” in the Journal of Personality … Continue reading

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Kuwait arrests and trolls Twitter users

Two years after the start of the Arab Spring, the political battle in Kuwait is growing increasingly more tense over Twitter. At the current rate, Kuwait will soon be able to compete with neighboring Bahrain in the number of prosecutions brought … Continue reading

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“Anonymous” Reveals Close Ties Between Ron Paul And Neo-Nazis

Via News One The group of hackers known as “Anonymous” has shut down several neo-Nazi websites owned by Jamie Kelso, a former John Birch Society member, assistant to David Duke and moderator for the white supremacist website, Stormfront. “Anonymous” claims … Continue reading

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Human nature is much more complex than quantum physics

Which is why economic & social ‘science’ models don’t work… Mr. Derman’s particular thesis can be stated simply: Although financial models employ the mathematics and style of physics, they are fundamentally different from the models that science produces. Physical models … Continue reading

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Every four years, the nightmare returns…

This video perfectly captures my feelings about our 18 month presidential election process: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Indecision 2012 – The Awakening http://www.thedailyshow.com http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:389599 Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire … Continue reading

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Christiandom's eternal circle time

In his essay The Roots of Europe’s Cultural Masochism Frits Bolkestein asks “How did we come to lose confidence in our own civilization?” Europeans weren’t always so self-hating. The 19th century saw the high tide of imperialism, and Europe was … Continue reading

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Topless Coffee Shop closes

It was a cute and silly idea, but then again, where else can a coffee shop waitress get such generous tips? The overreaction to it was crazy. Sorry to hear that it’s closing: In this short video, the filmaker introduces … Continue reading

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