Star Trek XIV: The Wrath of Fans

While checking my Facebook the other day, I noticed a friend had posted the following: “Hey nerd friends, how does the new Star Trek movie look to you? Based off of the trailers I’m thinking this movie is way off base with Gene Roddenberry’s vision. Star Trek isn’t about non stop action and explosions… I’m really hoping for some life lessons or mind opening ideas. Of course we won’t know ’till its

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Rocky Mountain High, Colorado

As most everyone knows by now, on November 6, 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington State approved initiatives that allow the sale of marijuana and its use as a recreational substance. Both states allow the sale and use of the herb for medicinal purposes, and the revenue generated and collected as sales tax from the sale of marijuana has exceeded expectations and provided Colorado and Washington with a windfall that

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Turtles or Tourists?

When faced head on, Hawaiian Sea Turtles look permanently depressed and irritable, even a little scary. In truth, they tend to be mild-mannered creatures who mind their own business and avoid bothering others. They do their best to accomplish what little they see as necessary in life, generally content to accept their lot in the grand scheme of things. Still, these turtles have every right to look upset. If I were one of their unique species, I would look pissed off, too,

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Obama’s Win in Retrospect

We now have the opportunity to observe the last Presidential campaign for what it was and, accordingly, peer more clearly into the future. Barack Obama’s reelection was not a failure of democracy but can be viewed as a failure of American voters, marking a shameful period in American history. Rather than using the election as an opportunity to turn around the national deficit, the Presidential campaign was reduced to little more than pandering

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Peace Ain’t What It Used to Be

Since 1900, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a group or individual who has furthered the cause of world peace. Recipients have included Henry Durant, Albert Einstein, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, another name can be added, rather ironically, to the long list of distinguished Nobel Laureates: the European Union (EU). This has sparked a great deal of controversy and criticism in the EU, especially among its

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