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Notorious Militia/Patriot Standoffs: A Summary and Critique


This post records my exploration of gun-based events and groups that have positioned themselves against the federal government. The first half describes some well-known episodes. 19,191 more words

You're a Goldfish

If you’ve ever seen a goldfish, contently swimming around its bowl, you’re in luck.

You’ve not just seen a happy oceanic creature, you’ve seen a mirror: you’re in that bowl. 786 more words



Renaissance period began in Europe in the Modern Age and was born out of the philosophy of humanism.  “It emphasized the importance of individual achievement in a wide range of fields.  736 more words


This is a period in European history whereby Monarchs controlled all the wealth and power of the state,  they controlled everything including even the nobility.  During the period of the 17th and 18th century, Louis XIV  represented this form of absolutism “by divine right, the idea that Monarch were servants of God and appointed by “Him”.  840 more words

Pub Night 6 (January 2016): To Thine Own Self be True

“To thine own self be true” was famously uttered by Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It sounds like a noble maxim, but is it?

As the presenter of this topic noted, there are plenty of things that, being true to our nature, we  339 more words


December 16, 2015

We did the following in class today:

  • Test on Chapter 13

Embracing Radical Pluralism - or - Can we really live with Paradox?

Ontology is the branch of philosophy concerned with questions about the essential nature of reality. When you ask, “Is this real?” you are asking an ontological question. 912 more words