Category: HISTORY

NEWS FROM THE DARK SIDE: Cannibal Cop – NYPD officer found guilty of Plotting to kidnap, rape, torture, and eat 100 women

WARNING: LEAVE NOW IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH !! Tuesday, (Feb 12, 2013) Gilberto Valle, a 28-year-old NYPD officer was convicted of plotting to kidnap, rape, torture, and eat at least 100 women. Authorities first got wind of his plans through detailed comments he made in online chats to alleged co-conspirators. Though the chat […]

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Miniseries Review: The Men Who Built America (History Channel)

Summary: If you are looking for a good historical docudrama about vision, grit, determination, and an abundance of moral dillemmas, greater-good scenarios, and hard choices, you might enjoy The Men Who Built America.  It focuses mainly on the enormous and world-changing contributions of 4 entrepreneurs: Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and […]

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Trayvon Martin Shooting – New Facts vs. Media Bias

VOL 1: Current Events (2010.03.27) Trayvon Martin: One of the most talked about issues across the nation happened in Sanford, Florida last month.  Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old African-American youth was shot in an altercation/confrontation with 28-year old George Zimmerman, a gentleman of Caucasian-Hispanic dissent.  Since the beginning the media’s portrayal  of events has seemed […]

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Trayvon Martin’s Death and What it Says About Race, Privilege, and Homicide

Here is an excellent article analyzing crime statistics in American at the time of the Trayvon Martin shooting: Trayvon Martin’s Death and What it Says About Race, Privilege, and Homicide.

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Trayvon Martin Shooting in Florida

I’m a white guy living in Florida.  I didn’t know Trayvon and I don’t know who all was the aggressor in the situation, despite what I’ve heard on the radio.  However, I do think it highly unusual and suspicious that the police are giving Mr. Zimmerman a pass and not investigating. I believe they are […]

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Japanese Ninja-Samurai-Shogun-era Fart Battle Scroll (He-Gassen)

Every culture seems to have had their own expression of “toilet humor”, including fart jokes, since the dawn of time.  Martin Luther famously published his Depictions of the Papacy (1545) in which peasants fart on the Pope Paul III in response to a papal bull.  It’s not surprising then to find the Japanese, masters of so […]

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Odysseus vs. Achilles – Progressive Populism for the 21st Century – Open Salon

Odysseus vs. Achilles – Rw005g – Open Salon. Odysseus finds Achilles (tapestry by Rubens)

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The Social Media Fulfillment Pyramid

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In Praise Of Jeff Duntemann … An Ode To Fun, Easy-To-Read Programming Books

02/19/11 Around 1998 I was working as an Electronics Engineer at a local slaughterhouse called IBP (now owned by Tyson Chicken) and it was there in the meager collection of reference books available that I discovered the book “Assembly Language Step-By-Step“, by Jeff Duntemann.  I was blown away.  Though it has been over 10 years […]

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