A Rubbish Solution to Refuse

“One billion people [in the third world] have no access to toilets so they defecate out in the open. Three billion more have toilets, but their waste is dumped untreated, seeping into water and food supplies. About 800,000 children under age 5 die each year from diarrhea, pneumonia, and other common infections caused by unsafe water and sanitation.” – Bill Gates

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Vice Presidential Debate Recap

The political bloggers and internet news outlets are in a frenzy once again. Imagine that. There seems to be a bit of a flurry in the digital dovecote over the phrase “whip out that Mexican thing” in an election season that’s already overpopulated with gaffes. But that’s not what should stand out to viewers. Continue reading “Vice Presidential Debate Recap”

On Repetition

Shoemakers tell us that “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” Physicists tell us that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Philosophers tell us that “those who  cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Businessmen tell us that “history is bunk.” So which is it? Continue reading “On Repetition”