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THE FRAILTY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

on February 28th, 2009 by admin

I graduated from a Jesuit university.  For those unfamiliar with the Jesuits, this was a group that was created by St. Ignatius Loyola, a catholic priest around the 16th century.  The full name is The Society of Jesus.  During my years at university, I was exposed to the traditions of western thought.  Here’s a mini […]

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DESTRUCTION OF BOOKS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

on February 13th, 2009 by admin

I wanted to point your attention to an article I read regarding a new law that is supposed to protect children.  To refresh your memory, last summer chaos ensued when toys made in China had high levels of lead.  To counter this, our lovely government passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.  In […]

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MOTHER OF OCTUPLETS, IS SHE REASONABLE?

on February 12th, 2009 by admin

Like you I was completely shocked about the mother of the octuplets already having 6 kids!  The fact that Nadia Suleman is unemployed, living with her parents and living on welfare made me mad as H**L.  Just to be clear I am not an advocate of policing women’s wombs.  My concern is for the children who […]

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MY HERO, HOWARD ROARK IN THE FOUNTAINHEAD

on February 9th, 2009 by admin

Here’s my first review of a novel.  The Fountainhead, written by my favorite philosopher Ayn Rand was published in 1943.  I’ve always believed that fiction, good fiction that is, can give lessons on life than non-fiction cannot.  I’m currently re-reading the book.  The character of Howard Roark is someone who lives his life with integrity, never compromising his standards […]

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS AMERICAN HISTORY!

on February 3rd, 2009 by admin

I’m a little ambivalent about Black History Month.  I think it’s completely unnecesary to designate one month out of the year to celebrate blacks contributions to American society.  Growing up my family exposed me to black Americans who had tremendous influence on our culture.  And it didn’t occur once a year!!!  I was exposed to many […]

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Forgotten Americans in Stalin’s Russia.

on February 1st, 2009 by admin

One of my favorite subjects in school was history.   A few months ago I read book review from The New York Sun, a now defunct newspaper about The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia.  This book details a little known tragedy in American history.  During the Great Depression over 2ooo Americans decided to leave the country for Russia in the […]

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