Sita: Indie Film from India with a Social Conscience

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”Every twenty minutes someone in the world becomes a victim of rape.” By EJ Wickes Image (above), Sita, a desperate woman in fear for her life wasn’t sure what to expect when I began watching “Sita”, a short film by … Read More

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Lake Home Gets Great New Function and Flow

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“Many houses are built to fill a functional need with not much consideration to interior or exterior views. That’s a shame when a particular house is located on a great lot by one of the Great Lakes.” By Marcia Lyon Image … Read More

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UFO Phenomena: Is the Truth Really Out There?

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“On the day that we do discover that we are not alone, our society may begin to evolve and transform in some incredible and wondrous new ways.” – Carl Sagan By Marshall Helms any of us have watched documentaries about … Read More

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The Economic Spectrum in the Orwellian State

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“Any Society whether it be capitalist, communist or freely democratic is doomed to failure and extinction if it’s based on deceit and lies and secrecy.” By Irwin Ford Image (above) from THX 1138 ice quote, fairly generic; and quite true; … Read More

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Civilization Civilized? You’d Be Surprised What Civilized Really Means

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“Every conscience condemns an inhuman act. But no conscience has become strong enough to prevent such acts in absolute terms.” – Source The Dichotomy Between ‘Civilization’ and ‘Civilized’ By EJ Wickes Atomic Mushroom Clown (above) s civilization civilized? Most of … Read More

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Donald Trump Town Hall: Almost Live from Des Moines, Iowa

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“The basic realist orientation of U.S. foreign policy towards dictators in that era were sometimes encapsulated in the phrase, ‘he’s a bastard, but he’s our bastard’.” By Allen Sands Image (above) from iowastatedaily.com watched the Donald Trump Des Moines Town … Read More

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Identity Crisis: The Understanding of Identity in Metamodern Culture

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THE METAMODERN IDENTITY PROJECT From the Publisher Image (top) from Björk, “All is Full of Love” o my friends from all cultures and lifestyles: When did we make the societal leap from our friends into those specific kinds of friends? … Read More

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Art Imitates Life Completely: How Well Does Life Imitate Art?

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“If Art imitates Life: Is it fair to ask why society does not critique itself to the degree that Artists critique themselves and the world around them?” By EJ Wickes “Art Imitating Life” (above) by Kristine Schomaker he familiar phrase … Read More

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The Case for Government: A Response to Libertarianism

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“Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” – Ronald Reagan A RESPONSE TO LIBERTARIANISM By Peter Alexander n establishing my case for government, I would like to thank the Publisher for bringing to forum the topics of … Read More

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There Oughta Be a Law: And There Is, Like a Couple Million

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“I don’t know this law,” said K. “So much the worse for you, then,” said the policeman. A REPUBLIC BUILT ON THE RULE OF LAW By E. Justin Smith Image (above), “The Trial” (1962), starring Anthony Perkins. Photo from hopelies.com. … Read More

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Superfund: Whatever Happened to That?

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”A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” – Martin Luther King U.S.M.C. SUPERFUND SITE, CAMP LEJEUNE By EJ Wickes One of the many … Read More

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Barn Conversion

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“To create a dramatic and interesting entry, we added a vertical circular structure (E) which is reminiscent of a silo that will protrude above the roof. This calls out the entry on the outside and gives a hint about the … Read More

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Enlarging a House: Increase the Room Sizes Proportionally

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“Just enlarging a big hunk of space against the back wall without considering proportion will eventually cause the smaller spaces in your home to loose form and function.” By Marcia Lyon Image (above) from homesthetics.net aking a holistic approach to … Read More

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What If Extraterrestrials Had Religion?

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“Would extra-terrestrials have religion? Religion is a very personal thing and should be respected by others, regardless of anyone’s individual belief systems. But scientific process is the only thing we have to go on when we need serious problem solving … Read More

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Learning Online: Stretching Traditional Parameters

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”Does that piece of paper: the degree, honestly qualify one person’s skill and life experience above that of another individual who has no degree? I think that’s a fair question.” By Damien Rush f I’m learning online for free, how’s … Read More

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Cultural Entropy: Ripples Across the Ponds of Metamodernism

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“Entropy: The word entropy is sometimes confused with energy. As described in previous sections, energy measures the capability of an object or system to do work. Entropy, on the other hand, is a measure of the disorder of a system.” … Read More

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