As a veteran, Memorial Day has taken on a very different meaning than it did before I served in Kosovo and Afghanistan. It used to symbolize the great sacrifices that my brothers in arms made on behalf of the US and it’s citizens. I do not see it this way anymore. It is not my opinion of those serving in the armed forces that has changed. It is my option of our government that has seen a drastic shift. (more…)
I like the idea of Net Neutrality, but enforcing it through government ignores the source of the problems we have with internet service. We have a serious lack of competition among ISPs that, you guessed it, is caused by government.
Tom Cotton made some waves last week with a statement he made about Guantanamo Bay and the war on terror. Most people reacted very positively saying things like “he speaks the truth” and “what great leadership” and what not. Obviously I have some things to say about what Cotton said. Here is the clip. See you on the other side. (more…)
The tensions between the public and the police have reached a boiling point of sorts. Like in most public discourses, the true issue is buried under emotions, tribalism, and the inflammatory words of public figures, politicians, and opportunists. (more…)
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe (more…)
Gamers take a lot of heat from society. Even though gaming has become a huge industry and entered into the mainstream in many ways, it is still stereotyped as a kid’s pastime with no redeeming qualities. I would like to dispel this image by comparing gaming with a much more accepted pastime: following sports. These two past times have some surprising similarities, but more than that I think gaming is a more worth while pastime when you compare the activities that are involved and the state of each industry. (more…)
Its tough being an orc that follows the NAP.