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There Are More Than Four Colors!

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So there’s this video that posits only four colors are necessary for a map. The key issue is that it assumes that countries and states must be contiguous. This isn’t true. For an easy example, look at the U.S.A. Alaska is all alone up northwest of Canada. The theory is that there is no configuration […]

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Your Body, Your Choice, Your Money

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A friend of mine recently asked on Facebook: “Should the government help pay for an abortion for a rape victim?” My simple answer is a flat “no”. The more nuanced answer is a question: “What makes rape different from theft, assault, murder, or rape that doesn’t produce a child?” Let’s clarify by sharing a personal […]

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“Reasonable” Accommodation

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I found something on Wikipedia today that just drew me right back into the thoughts about how ridiculous things have become when it comes to accommodation for various minority issues. In this case, disability: In January 2015, Kmart agreed to pay $102,048 and other consideration to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disability discrimination […]

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Everything is a Remix (But You Still Have to Pay)

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I just finished going through an interesting short series of Youtube videos called “Everything is a Remix“. They’re well-written, filled with interesting ideas, and for a moment, even made me question the concept of modern copyright and patent law more than I already do.  Make no mistake, I don’t agree with the corruption that has […]