14 Mar 2012

A few questions on money..

I have a few honest questions on student loans and banking in general as it seems I may have missed a few econ 101 classes. If my questions are due to my ignorance or simple lack of knowledge, please let me know. If not, any answers would be helpful. I’ve

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11 Mar 2012

‘Its just man killing man’ from Ray Lamontagne

In light of the news from Afghanistan this morning I thought of this His name is Ray Lamontagne, and I encourage anybody to listen to more of his stuff if only for his voice Lyrics copied from absolute lyrics People on the street now Faces long and grim Souls are

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08 Feb 2012

A Diary on Structure

Jenga. Powerful hands preempt the game by forging a solid tower of individual blocks in competition with their selves, persuading the individual blocks that a tower is more stable than a single layer or two of blocks strewn over the land.  So, the blocks are added to each other, each layer

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02 Feb 2012

Should Free Market Ideologues Embrace (Street) Apothecaries?

Shouldn’t free market ideologues embrace the business practice of drug dealing?  An illustration…   A poor, young man who was raised in poverty and had a rough upbringing with little education, stands over the grill flipping burgers at a local McDonald’s for $7.50 an hour, with no real future on the

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20 Jan 2012

Growing Pains

I was curious to see if anyone had a similar experience… While having a heated talk about racism a short while ago and reading Paul Rosenberg’s article about racism, it finally occurred to me that I was raised to be racist while being told I wasn’t a racist. I’ve grown

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19 Jan 2012

A Simple Thought

After reading about the pentagon outsourcing “The War on Drugs” to Blackwater/Academi/Xe I have serious concerns.  I suppose the US army has always relied on mercenaries in one form or another, whether it be a tool for societal gains, an attempt to escape poverty, or “contractors.”  I guess it just

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30 Dec 2011

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13 Dec 2011

Jonesboro: An American Example?

Jonesboro, Arkansas, the home of John Grisham, is a growing college town of about 70,000 people in Northeast Arkansas, about an hour’s drive north from Memphis.  Jonesboro boasts of its “Southern lifestyle” which is reflected in its old-fashioned conservative ideals (Craighead County doesn’t sell alcohol, for example).  Within a few weeks

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