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Movie Review: The Circle

by Brad Nelson11/16/17
This is a documentary of Apple employees in their big new spaceship headquarters. Or a bird’s eye view of Facebook culture. Or a look at Google’s creepy campus culture. Or it is an unwritten short story by George Orwell. The worst case scenario is that you see nothing out of the ordinary. More » • (17 views)

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Violence Is Inherent To The Left

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/16/17
It is my belief that modern leftism, be it called progressivism, communism, socialism holds within its very essence the seeds of mayhem and murder. I will attempt to explain why this is so, in the following few paragraphs. More » • (16 views)

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The Blessings of a Low-Budget Christmas

by Brad Nelson11/14/17
There is nothing like the blessings of a comedian-atheist and a low-budget Christmas movie to put you in the spirit for Christmas. More » • (73 views)

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The Real Scandal in the Alabama Senate Race

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke11/13/17
Scandals take many forms. If you could be transported back to antebellum times, for example, would you not find the desire to perpetuate the legal institution of slavery scandalous? This brings us to the Alabama special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat More » • (111 views)

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Atheism and the Texas Church Shooter

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke11/12/17
“If God does not exist, everything is permitted,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov. Mentioning this in association with Devin Patrick Kelley, the militant atheist who last Sunday perpetrated the worst church shooting in U.S. history More » • (47 views)

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Book Review: The Strangler Vine

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/6/17
A Blake and Avery novel, by M.J. Carter • Available for Kindle  •  The year is 1837. The Indian subcontinent is the location. The proximate setting is Calcutta on the Hooghly in Bengal, headquarters of the British East India Company sometimes known as John Company. More » • (166 views)

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Christmas Comes Early for One

by Brad Nelson11/4/17
You’ve likely seen making the rounds on the web the story of nine-year-old Jacob Thompson of Maine. He’s in stage 4 of a nerve cell cancer and isn’t expected to live out the month…certainly not as far as Christmas. More » • (123 views)

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Look But Don’t Touch

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/1/17
With all the revelations of sexual harassment, groping and overall bad behavior hitting the news lately, I have decided to finally write about an embarrassing incident which I experienced as a young man. More » • (141 views)

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Myth of the West

by Steve Lancaster10/26/17
In 1893 Fredrick Jackson Turner stated in his paper “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”, that not only was the finite frontier closed but Americans might need to find a replacement. Since then, historians, authors of both fiction and non-fiction, playwrights, musicians and movie makers have sought to enlarge and explain the mythos of the American west. More » • (167 views)

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A Few Thoughts on Casablanca

by Brad Nelson10/22/17
This is not a full and complete review of Casablanca, although it should serve as a launching point for further discussion. I posted this on Facebook in 2010. It’s nothing special. I’m still not the writer I need to be to tackle this review. But here are those few thoughts (slightly edited) from the Wayback Machine: More » • (229 views)

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Thinking Outside the Daily Drama

by Brad Nelson10/20/17
As I get older I learn. Sometimes reality is a cruel teacher. There are real enemies in the world. There are bad people who can harm us. But often our worst enemy is ourselves. Sticking our face in a fan and keeping it there is not smart. Hitting your head against the wall just because it feels better when you stop is not kind. More » • (274 views)

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An Open Letter to the NFL

by Anonymous10/15/17
The following was posted by a friend of mine on Facebook who said he had the author’s permission to spread this about.  •  You graduated high school in 2011. Teen years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mom was leader of the family & worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head & food on your plate. More » • (464 views)

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