Monthly Archives: November 2015

Arab Terrorist’s Achilles Heel

The recent acts of terrorist in Paris and elsewhere serve as stark reminders that attacks are still possibility here. Since 9/11 America has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on homeland security that have changed the way we live and travel. We no longer feel as safe as before. With our privacy compromised and our freedom to traveled hampered we accept these invasions upon our constitutional freedoms in the name of the Patriot Act and national security. Although we have been by far the most aggressive country against Arab terrorism and actions in the Middle East little has happened here at home since 9/11 more than 14 years later. Continue reading

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Truth and The Universe We Think We Know

I’ll be the first to admit that my understanding of the universe is as to a single electron compared to a galaxy of countless stars and particles. What I think I know but really don’t is also nothing to brag about. What I know to be true is a myth. I recently saw a TV documentary about how we all live in the past. It takes some milliseconds for our senses to send signals to our brain and very complex things such as sight take a few hundred milliseconds to process and interpret. … So is life all an illusion? In a way it is. Most certainly it is not exactly as it seems. Continue reading

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We Are Products of our Environment

It is my experience that from a very young age we are all in some way products of our environment. As we grow up our values becomes imprinted into the neurons of our minds. They say that children fluently speaking a foreign language up the age of 10 continue to speak it fluently for life. That seems the age at which our neurons become more fixed and difficult to later change. As we mature it becomes very difficult to change the responses we have towards people, things, and events. Continue reading

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