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Immortality versus Nothingness

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Torching the City of Charm

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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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

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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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Advice from a Marketing Genius

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Following are the words of one of the greatest marketing minds of all time: “Know how to sell your wares. It is not enough that they have intrinsic merit, for everyone does not bite the substance nor look within. Most go where there is a crowd, and go because they see that others go. Also, […]

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Dealing with Slander

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Watching Rand Paul get hazed by the media (both on the left and the right) last week reminded me again just how hot the kitchen can be if you’re playing for big stakes. Rand comes from good stock, so he’ll get the hang of it quickly and learn how to excel at forced smiles while […]

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Crusades: Some Afterthoughts

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Perhaps the most critical element that professional cause advocates fail to factor into their crusade equations is technological advance. Not only does technology continually render perceived crises irrelevant, it also continues to raise the living standards of potential cause joiners. In our modern age of prosperity, nothing annoys crusade leaders more than the realization that […]

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