Category Archives: Current Events

Current events, news, political commentary

Is violence the answer?

Greetings and Salutations! Is violence the answer? is a new pub about violent video games, television shows and movies. My thesis is that an excessive amount of intake of violence is unhealthy, unwarranted, and unecessary not to mention damaging to … Continue reading

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Article Directories: No Rules, Many Rules or Few Rules?

[This article was originally published on Excerptz on July 29, 2011, but I have been notified that the site is closing down, so I am republishing here.] On February 24, 2011 quite a few article directories were subjected to a … Continue reading

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An Interview with Julia Hanna

Julia Hanna, otherwise known as Sweetbearies here on PubWages, is a prolific writer and artist. Last night I had the privilege of doing a video interview with her on Skype. Even though she is in California and I am in … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Amazon Terminates Contracts with California Amazon Associates

Yesterday, Governor Brown of California signed into law a bill that purports to apply California sales tax to online sales to California residents. Today Amazon.com saw its shares dip slightly — down by a nickel. However, it is not Amazon … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From Project Nim

Apparently there is a new movie out about Project Nim. The story of Nim Chimpsky is one worth considering, and many think of it primarily as a cautionary tale. Here are a few things that I learned not to do … Continue reading

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Bioshock and the legacy of Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was an important American philosopher of the mid-twentieth century. She preached that each man (by which she meant generic human) should be judged only his productive ability and should own the fruits of his labor. She could be … Continue reading

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