Mar 21, 2013
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"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…"

— Timothy Leary

Mar 17, 2013
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Larken Rose on Taxation

Mar 16, 2013
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Government Explained

Jan 18, 2013
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"You see, all I’m saying is minerals are a rudimentary form of consciousness, whereas others would say that consciousness is a complicated form of minerals."

— Alan Watts, in reference to intellectual fashionistas and perspective

Jan 8, 2013
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Our Playground

Jan 4, 2013
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Doug Stanhope on Liberty

Nov 14, 2012
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"It is rather strange, that unless one has a criminal mind and no respect for other people and their property, no one claims it’s permissible to go into one’s neighbor’s house and tell them how to behave, what they can eat, smoke and drink or how to spend their money. Yet, rarely is it asked why it is morally acceptable that a stranger with a badge and a gun can do the same thing in the name of law and order." - Ron Paul, during fairwell speech to congress

Nov 11, 2012
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Golem

Nov 3, 2012
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Two Japanese nine-year-olds multitasking a speed arithmetic exercise using a technique called Anzan (envisioning an Abacus/Soroban) while playing a game of Shiritori.

Oct 22, 2012
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Policing Dissent

Oct 11, 2012
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Statement From A Resister - Leah-Lynn Plante

Oct 8, 2012
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Daniel Dennett on Compatibilism

Oct 2, 2012
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Sep 30, 2012
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TEDxTalk (Independently Organized TED Event): Birke Baehr on the food industry.

At age 9, while traveling with his family and being “roadschooled,” Birke Baehr began studying sustainable and organic farming practices such as composting, vermiculture, canning and food preservation. Soon he discovered his other passion: educating others — especially his peers — about the destructiveness of the industrialized food system, and the alternatives. He spoke at TEDxNextGenerationAsheville in 2010.

Baehr volunteers at the Humane Society and loves working with animals.

Sep 29, 2012
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"My main drive is in making tools and letting others exploit them." - Alexander Shulgin, in reference to chemical synthesis and alchemy