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anarchism, meet 21st century feminism in the land of the free (draft one)

November 30, 2013

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As usual, this is a very rough draft, and because of my noobs status in understanding anarchism i feel very uncertain and nervous putting this out there. (What if i have it all wrong omgggggggg) so be gentle, but as ever criticism, questions, insights, and ideas are ALWAYS welcome.  It is only together that we […]

Thesis Intro –

October 14, 2013

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This needs minor adjustments and fact-checking… asterisks mark the spots, as well as some more clear definitions and expansions towards the end… where I talk about what my paper is ACTUALLY going to be about.  But here is the next step on my journey.     All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, […]

Taxes, Transparency, and the Fall of the Empire

August 30, 2013

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bear with me here…. I heard about Snowden’s latest leak and its relation to black budget spending.  And let me just say one thing…  if media discussion of surveillance leans towards the “useless” argument, run.  Because to me, it seems like it is working EXACTLY how it is supposed to.  It’s not for foreign spying, […]

Prop 37 confusion

November 7, 2012

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I’m confused. I’m concerned. I’m thinking of moving to Colorado, where they passed some measures that actually make sense! Legalizing hemp and marijuana is a huge victory, though it will be interesting how the federal government responds.  Didn’t Obama promise not to crack down on MJ and then come down harder on dispensaries (in states […]

“progressive” party alignments, the “womens movement” and how it breaks my heart

November 6, 2012

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 “‘All voting,’ says Thoreau, ‘is a sort of gaming, like checkers, or backgammon, a playing with right and wrong; its obligation never exceeds that of expediency.  Even voting for the right thing is doing nothing for it.  A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail […]

what makes a terrorist? what is freedom?

August 22, 2012

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I’m referring, of course, to TrapWire.  I’ve heard rumblings about it on the interwebs, but today was the first time I did a little digging.  It’s gross.  Here are some exerpts from the RT article that came out August 10:  Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial […]

random thoughts, and Voting and Women

August 21, 2012

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What, if anything, would change by people being able to see the billions of stars above our heads each night? What, if anything, would change if people got out in nature more? How am I going to critique the suffragist movement, while still giving credit where credit is due, without sounding like a total ass? […]