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Brad Nelson

About Brad Nelson

I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

Krakatoaby Brad Nelson   5/2/14
First ask yourself one question: How much do I really need to know about a volcano that lies halfway around the world? Well, speaking as a guy, there are three main interests of the species: chicks, cars (“computers” is an acceptable answer), and blowing things up. And in terms of blowing things up, this is as big as it gets. More » • (2264 views)

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Book Review: The Battery by Henry Schlesinger

TheBatteryby Brad Nelson   5/1/14
Is it possible to write a sort of historical novel in and around the topic of the battery? Suffice it to say, this book isn’t filled will long, boring descriptions of cathodes and anodes. It’s more of a tale of electricity and its applications. More » • (2768 views)

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Dunn and Dunner

by Brad Nelson   5/1/14

J.R. Dunn has done an outstanding job defining two issues in his article at American Thinker titled Roe and Gay Marriage. More » • (1296 views)

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Movie Review: The Family

TheFamilyby Brad Nelson   4/25/14
Politics is easy. Movies are hard. I find doing movie reviews to be fun because of the challenge of putting into words why you like or dislike something. And it just gets tiring calling Obama and his friends “assholes,” which they are. More » • (1028 views)

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Movie Review: Mad Dog and Glory

MadDogby Brad Nelson   4/23/14
With a 6.2 rating at, this is further evidence of the irrelevance of that rating system and of popular tastes in general. Thankfully, I don’t have popular taste. I have good taste…at least in movies. More » • (1142 views)

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An open letter to Chelsea Clinton’s unborn child

by Brad Nelson   4/23/14

Kyle Smith pens a hilarious post regarding the bizarre press announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. (Will we be getting alerts when the baby kicks? When its diapers are full?) An open letter to Chelsea Clinton’s unborn child: More » • (1009 views)

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Movie Review: The Mission

TheMissionby Brad Nelson   4/23/14
The De Niro marathon continues with The Mission…a beautiful and depressing film of Jesuits, natives, huge waterfalls, dense jungles, and the horrible Portuguese. More » • (1837 views)

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Movie Review: The Score (2001)

TheScoreby Brad Nelson   4/22/14
First off, here is your background music for this review. I find that movie reviews can, and should, be a fully immersive experience. More » • (1575 views)

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This Book Can Hack It

Kingpinby Brad Nelson   4/20/14
How do you run into a book? Sometimes by hook or by crook. And I happened to run across this one by chance and got to reading it…and couldn’t put it down. It must appeal to my secret desire to push back against “the man.” More » • (1151 views)

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The Perfect Formula

by Brad Nelson   4/19/14

In dealing with the subject of Objectivism, and in reading a little (by coincidence) about Christian Science, it occurred to me that probably the worst development of the 20th century was the field of psychology. More » • (934 views)

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by Brad Nelson   4/16/14

I’ve been into making jigsaw puzzles lately. I got roped into this by volunteering as an unofficial eBay-store buyer for my brother who finds gems for 99 cents at Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul and resells them, sometimes for ten times what he paid. Not a bad little business. More » • (2051 views)

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Book Review: Empires of Light

EmpiresOfLightby Brad Nelson   4/15/14
This is a rare book that combines history and technology in a very readable form. And consider this part of your course study for understanding and appreciating the fruits of Western Civilization. The power behind your iPad was not something dreamed up in the Sudan. More » • (2177 views)

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