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It's Getting Better All the Time

I receive the most criticism when I post about positive things happening in the world. I find that fascinating. It could be because a lot of people rely on negative outlooks to fuel their jobs, hobbies, or identities. Steven Pinker experienced this himself on a grand scale when he published

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Questions

“I would rather have questions I can’t answer than answers I can’t question.” — Max Tegmark [(https://overcast.fm/+Ic2hP3AZs/42:01]

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Things are Getter Better All the Time

Outrage needs to be manufactured. Life is good and getter better all the time. 1. Why can’t we see that we’re living in a golden age? [http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/why-cant-we-see-that-were-living-in-a-golden-age/] by Johan Norbert for The Spectator 2. The world is getting better all the

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Why Frederick Douglass Loved Photography

From The New Yorker [http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/american-exposure?mbid=social_twitter] : > "Douglass was photographed a lot because he was famous, but also because he was fascinated with photography." > "Douglass believed photography would set his people free by telling the truth about their humanity." I got a lot

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Anti-Photography Bill Introduced in Texas

What’s troubling about this is that it’s a trend (nationwide and worldwide) to define journalism as old world media, and restrict free speech rights. Bills like this have been ruled unconstitutional so far here in the U.S., but it remains popular enough for the left and the

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You Can Control Your Portfolio Allocation Your

> “You can control your portfolio allocation, your own education, who you listen to, what you read, what evidence you pay attention to, and how you respond to certain events. You cannot control what the Fed does, laws Congress sets, the next jobs report, or whether a company will beat earnings

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Never Miss A Good Chance To Shut Up

> “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” — Will Rogers

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One Could Hear Inwardly In Them The Gathering Of

> “One could hear, inwardly in them, the gathering of breath for a collective sigh of relief. At last, to be set free, to lay down one’s burden, to be a child again - not in renewed innocence, but in restored dependence, in admitted, undisguised dependence. To be told, again,