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Immortality versus Nothingness

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (65)

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I recently read an article about Silicon Valley billionaires who are intent on finding the key to man’s most elusive dream, immortality. Included in the mix are such high-tech legends as Peter Thiel (cofounder of PayPal), Larry Ellison (cofounder of Oracle), and Sergey Brin (cofounder of Google). These Silicon Valley giants are pouring vast amounts […]

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The Passing of a Real, Live Dirty Harry

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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As you may know, the remarkable Kirk Kerkorian passed away on June 15 at the age of ninety-eight. His rags-to-riches story is like a movie. As I’ve written about in the past, one of my great regrets is not having made the effort to meet a number of people whom I admired, and Kirk Kerkorian […]

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There’s No Backup System for Life

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (27)

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Have you ever given serious thought to just how ephemeral life is? I was reminded of this yet again last week when an important file — containing hundreds of documents and graphics — disappeared from my computer. Poof! Just like that, years of work vanished. Since Neolithic times — i.e., the era when floppy disks […]

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Thanks Goodness I’m Not a Cow

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (39)

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The longer I live, the more fascinated I am by two things. One is how much control I have over so many issues and events. The other is how little control I have over so many issues and events. The reason I can control so many things is because they are, for the most part, […]

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Is Sex Overrated?

Posted on June 5, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (44)

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I don’t recall the context, but some years ago a fellow I was involved with in a business deal took me aback when he said, “I think sex is the most overrated thing in life.” It was one of those comments that catches you off guard and leaves you mentally thrashing about for a response. […]

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Why Slavery Is Here to Stay

Posted on May 26, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (70)

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The next presidential farce (er, race) is already starting to heat up, and it promises to be great entertainment. I admit it, I absolutely love good theater. The presidential campaigns are reality TV at its best — a year-and-a-half of nonstop lies, gaffes, chest-pounding, and some of the best slapstick comedy America has to offer. […]

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Free Speech: R.I.P.

Posted on May 16, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (19)

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In the United States, free speechers and anti-free speechers have long been at odds. But lately, the battle has been getting more and more intense — and the anti-free speechers appear to be winning. But why is free speech such a big deal anyway? Answer: because it’s supposed to be a safeguard against tyrannical government. […]

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The Joy of Lying

Posted on May 2, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (62)

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The lost decade of the sixties moved relativism up to a whole new level, as millions of young people were relieved to discover that lying is a perfectly acceptable alternative to truth telling. The tone was set by John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, along with such famous underlings as Robert McNamara, Henry Cabot Lodge, […]

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Torching the City of Charm

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)

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As the dependably vile Al Sharpton, criminal par excellence, arrives in Baltimore to stir the still-burning embers scattered about town, it’s time to reflect on the City of Charm. Baltimore is perhaps the most authentic big-city blue-collar town in America, but it’s also a sophisticated and historic city. It’s where, in 1814, Francis Scott Key […]

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On Demanding Dignity

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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In case you hadn’t noticed, dignity is a rare commodity in our decadent, morally degenerate world of the new millennium. We see confirmation of this all around us in such phenomena as: Talk shows that feature tragic people emotionally and psychologically disrobing themselves in public while sharing their most intimate secrets with millions of lobotomized […]

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