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Ron Paul Forgot that America is a Blue Pill Nation

During the Republican Debate on CNN earlier this week, Ron Paul was asked a question about whether he would cut defense spending in order to balance the budget. His answer included the following statements:

I’m tired of all the militarism that we are involved in. And we’re wasting this money in getting us involved. And I agree, we are

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You Only Have One Chance

In six days every living cell in the world will die. You have one chance to save the world. If video games can be art, One Chance is an early masterpiece.

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Should the President Release the Photo of Osama?

The story is now should the President have released the photo officially. Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin both agree that he should, but for entirely different reasons. Palin wants it out to use as a warning to terrorists “When you attack us, this is what happens to you.” Stewart wants it released as a warning to&#133 Read the rest

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Osama bin Laden is dead. Now what?

The reason the war in Afghanistan started.

By now everyone has heard the news: US military forces killed Osama bin Laden and buried his body at sea.
People are celebrating, and rightly or wrongly giving the President credit. By why does it matter?
Why does bin Laden’s killing matter? Operationally, it doesn’t at all–he wasn’t any kind of a tactical or strategic mastermind and&#133 Read the rest

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If you want kids to learn science, you need a better sales pitch.

“I always hear stories about how we can’t find engineers, and that’s why we’re emphasizing Math and Science … We want to start making Science cool. I want people to feel about the next big energy breakthrough and the next big Internet breakthrough the same way they felt about the moonwalk.”
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Back to Toxic Nature

Illamasqua is a makeup brand that presents itself as created for artistic or theatrical use but sold directly to the consumer. They are a recent addition to the makeup landscape, but they’ve already created several highly conceptual collections. Their creative consultants include Dave Vanian from the seminal horror-punk band The Damned and Anja Huwe of German New Wave band&#133 Read the rest

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Bills Paid on Time

Bills Paid on Time

This song and video plays very delicately with gender and sexuality. If you’ve ever read Robert Greene’s The Art of Seduction, you’ll recognize the seductive archetype of the dandy, one of the more interesting and powerful ones. A woman who dresses in a masculine fashion, who commands and leads, yet still retains her femininity. More common is the converse,&#133 Read the rest

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Is a National Strategic Narrative an Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

A narrative is a story. A national strategic narrative must be a story that all Americans can understand and identify with in their own lives. America’s national story has always see-sawed between exceptionalism and universalism. We think that we are an exceptional nation, but a core part of that exceptionalism is a commitment to universal values – to the

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