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Government For Sale

December 14, 2011

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“Money is the mother’s milk of politics” (http://nsbnews.net/content/406477-money-mothers-milk-political-corruption), Jesse Unruh, a California state Assembly speaker and treasurer, so poignantly described our political system.  Instead of spending countless hours each day focusing on solutions to health care programs, the huge deficit our country faces, and the mediocre academia rankings our country is known for, these candidates […]

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The High School Experience.

December 14, 2011

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Firstly, is there a social contract in high school? If so, what is this social contract like? What does it do and for whom? I would argue, for the majority of high schools, there is a definite social contract within the high school boundaries. In my opinion, a social contract influenced by a Hobbesian absolutism, […]

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Albert Pujols & Major League Baseball: Symbols of Capitalism and American Values

December 14, 2011

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I woke up Friday morning last week as I do every other Friday. I shut off the alarm on my phone, and promptly turned on ESPN to watch Sportscenter before I headed off to my afternoon class. I had been monitoring one story particularly for a couple days: where would baseball’s most coveted player sign? […]

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Canada Leaves the Kyoto Protocol?

December 13, 2011

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Today Canada was the first to leave the Kyoto Protocol.  The Kyoto Protocol was discussed in Kyoto, Japan in 1997 and officially brought into force in early 2005.  The Kyoto Protocol came to be in order to regulate each nation’s greenhouse gas emissions at the Framework Convention for Climate Change.  It sets a maximum limit […]

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The Spirit Molecule

December 12, 2011

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Enter the Void is a 2009 experimental film about a young American drug dealer living in Tokyo. Much of the film revolves around him, our protagonist, using what is often considered the strongest hallucinogen known to man, dimethyltryptamine, commonly referred to as DMT. In film, the protagonist experiences outer-body visualizations that are quite bizzarre, yet are at […]

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Procrastination

December 12, 2011

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 “Procrastination is like masturbation; in the end, you’re just screwing yourself” I stumbledupon.com this quote while I was on my study break from studying for my Political Science exam and had a great chuckle so I decided to write a blog post about it. This problem usually arises for me during midterms and finals, or whenever […]

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The Patriot Act

December 10, 2011

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The Patriot Act may be the most controversial law ever passed in our countries history. The Gulf of Tonkin resolution was pretty controversial , along with the Alien and Sedition acts which were widely argued about. Yet, the Patriot Act goes beyond boundaries never reached before, and arguably crosses lines within our constitution that should […]

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Blogging: An Act of Disobedience

December 10, 2011

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In lecture, we have been discussing the idea of obedience. While we aimlessly type away, have we ever thought that we are performing act of disobedience? On this blog we have all done an array of things such as challenged public opinion, question or agree with experts, and voice our own ideas and opinions. As […]

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Oh Those Diva Wide Receivers…

December 7, 2011

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Some of the NFL celebrations and NFL player comments are absurd. From Joe Horn’s cell phone celebration to the ridiculous number of NFL player twitter posts, there are ridiculous demonstrations by NFL players weekly. Somehow, almost all of these clowns are wide receivers. These wide receiver divas in the NFL are obnoxious. They take away […]

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Pre-Gaming with Putnam

December 6, 2011

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Having come off of the college football season I’m sure many of you have participated in the time honored Midwest/Southern tradition of tailgating. For the few of you who don’t know what tailgating is, it is a party before any major sporting event. Sometimes tailgates happen in the open backs of pick-ups, other times they […]

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