The Four Types of Men: Part II – The Philosopher

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These days, our philosophers are comedians, writers, religious leaders, professors, and teachers. People today don’t respect classical philosophers like they used to. I think it’s a shame, because there are a lot of admirable traits to The Philosopher.

Blackmail in the Digital Age

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How would one conduct blackmail in the digital age, in which the idea of an ‘original copy’ is meaningless? Carl Pettit considers this theoretical dilemma.

Guestpost #82: Emily Schooley – Ten Things I’ve Learned From Being Arrested

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Emily Schooley wants you to know: if you find yourself in a domestic violence situation – don’t wait, don’t hesitate, don’t try and protect the other person. Report what’s happened to you IN DETAIL as soon as it happens.

“As a co-victim of sexual abuse myself, I wish we had a hero like Cyrus Vance in our neighborhood.”

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This is a comment by Eirik Rogers on the post “Etan and Me: A Brotherhood of Pain”.

Open Thread: Has New Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case Changed Your Mind?

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Conflicting reports of who was screaming for help, photos of Zimmerman’s bloody nose, a report of Martin having been shot at “intermediate range”… Has any of the new evidenced changed your mind, or simply raised new questions?

#musicmonday: miles to go … [free MP3 downloads]

Country to neo-soul, hip hop to moody pop, this week’s list of free MP3 downloads is sicker than cholera.

#musicmonday: the element of freedom [free mp3 downloads]

Free MP3s to download. What else do you really need to know?