September 09, 2011

How to create the next 40-year economic boom for the United States

One word: Immigration. Now is not the time for the United States to keep people out of the country. China and India are picking up a lot of growth and becoming more desirable places for people that want the excitement of a developing country with modern ammenities. They are creating...

April 26, 2011

Ron Paul has set up his exploratory committee for the Presidency!

Since he's one of the few truly great politicians in office when it comes to being able to draw from lessons of history and apply them to current day predicaments, I'm excited that Ron Paul has taken the first step today in running for the Presidency again. Maybe we'll have...

April 25, 2011

The Republican Party creates its own noose, but the Democrats don't apply it

Politics are a funny thing. Highlighted by this article about California, we can see that California hasn't been doing too shabby - having above average GDP growth from 1999-2009 compared to the rest of the country taking home 50% of all venture capital dollars it's budget deficit, while large, is...

March 28, 2011

Proposed Modification to Rake's Discovery of Gem Tasks

Background: I'm building a Sinatra app with the orientdb gem, and I'm working on making a couple basic rake tasks, so that people using OrientDB and ruby can have access to database tasks like activerecord has. But since I'm not using Rails, I don't have railties and personally, I'd rather...

December 14, 2010

Wikileaks and the Obama Administration

A couple days ago, I posted the following status to Facebook, which linked to a New York Times article about the Europeans criticizing the United States's response: Obama tells China, Russia, and the Middle East to embrace democracy and transparency, but his administration is hypocritical when the same comes right...

November 03, 2010

Character

I know it has been over a year, but I thought the following quote in Consilience, which I am working on finishing, is great to reflect on. True character arises from a deeper well than religion. It is the internalization of the moral principles of a society, augmented by those...

July 31, 2009

If Food Doesn't Require Insurance, Health Care Doesn't Require Insurance

With all of the fuss in DC surrounding Congress working on sponsoring new health care initiatives, it doesn't seem like anyone has asked this basic question: is health care truly that critical? Here's the short question and answer - if you don't have health care for a year, will the...

July 30, 2009

The Next Industrial Revolution

Bob Hauge's research team at Rice University just announced they've created a method that can build pure carbon nanotubes that are currently measured in centimeters, but could eventually yield nanotubes of unlimited length. For those who are wondering what's so big about carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotubes are small carbon tubes...

July 16, 2009

Large Scale Genetic Studies of Diseases May Be Seriously Flawed

A group of researchers from McGill University studying abdominal aortic aneurysms published a paper in the July issue of Human Mutation that has serious implications for all large scale genetics studies that have been started in the last 15 years (except for those using DNA from cancer cells), including those...

July 15, 2009

Learning Limb Regeneration From Salamanders

Back in high school, a friend of mine gave a presentation in an advanced biology class we had together about the potential to regenerate human limbs by learning about salamanders, which he also tied to how humans could eventually take-on the power of some superheroes. Well, it looks like researchers...
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