Monthly Archives: March 2012

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Happy Lupercalia (Res Obscura) or How A Pagan Celebration of the Wolf Turned Into Valentine’s Day


Excerpt: Many of us in the western world celebrated (or lamented) Valentine’s Day yesterday, that annual rite of socially-determined romance. You may have heard about this holiday’s surprising connections to the ancient Roman holiday of Lupercalia. Yet how many know … Continue reading

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Where Sustainability Becomes Philosophy


Originally posted on The Sustainability Puzzle:
No one can disagree with sustainable principles – that we be able to sustain ourselves, our families and our communities.  The questions arise when the discussion enters the abstract of scope and time, but…

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The Sustainability Compass


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