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The Practice of Victim Blaming

Capitalism is an incubator of the very worst behaviors in human beings, and it’s the greed, violence, addiction, gluttony and bigotry that the cynical majority cite as examples to the futility of building an alternative system.  The people I meet

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Living Arrangements In The Zombie Apocalypse

Stupid title, I know.  But, where are you going to be when the zombies are upon us?  Do you have a stockpile of food, water, medical supplies, weapons, and a suicide plan if it all goes bad?  I mean, you

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Posted in Dwelling, Personal, Philosophy

Empathy For Corporations. Really

I don’t necessarily blame greedy corporations for their actions.  Their corporate charters (by law), require them to produce a profit for their shareholders regardless of the social, economic or environmental consequences.  Corporate monopolies and destruction of small business is the

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There Are No Monsters

Many people find it intolerable that I can empathize with everyone; from the lying drug addict to the hedge fund manager that pissed away your college fund.  Even a serial killer wasn’t just born a sociopath, there are reasons for

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Posted in Marxism, Organized Entropy Expansion, Personal, Philosophy

Reform or Revolution?

American history is not one of revolution, but of reforms to quiet and appease a restless populace.  From the beginning, we have lived in a class society; the majority who perform the work and the minority which make the lion’s

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Organized Entropy Expansion #1

I don’t like shopping.  I buy used, if I buy at all.  Sports are dumb.  The TV is a propaganda box.  Guns are a tool and should not be idolized.  “The sanctity of marriage”, is a phrase uttered by bigots.

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Posted in Marxism, Organized Entropy Expansion, Personal, Philosophy

A Comprehensive Collection

So, I’ve had this little conundrum for a couple years now:  I want to own a home, someplace to call my own that facilitates my lifestyle and I can build it to suit my needs, but I don’t know where

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Posted in Dwelling, Marxism, Personal, Philosophy

Mobile Minimalism

I’m no minimalist.  I don’t really know what that would look like.  No such person, I suppose, but I like the ideology of minimalism.  I tend to be an excessivist.  Hmmm.  Red Underline.  My word?  Anyway, I do things excessively.

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Posted in Dwelling, Personal, Philosophy

Living Small in a Big World

So, I was rambling yesterday about living situations and 600 square feet being too damn big.  Well, we’ve gone through a number of changes about how and where we want to live.  The ‘where’ is anybodies guess, but that helps

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600 sq. ft. Is Too Damn Big

So, I rent.  We rent.  I’ve always rented ever since I moved out of my parents home.  FIrst, $300 a month, then $450, and now $895.  That’s a lot of money I’ll never see again, but that’s the cost to

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On the Subject of Everything

What is humanity’s role in the universe?  I don’t ask this question as though there is some sort of definite answer sought after for ages only needing decoded from some ancient religious scripture handed down from an omnipotent grand creator.

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The KillCap Catalogue

I enjoy designing vapor compression machines.  It all started with a refrigerator.  I have thought long and hard on how these mainstays of modern living could be improved and someday I will make some of them a reality.  In the

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Posted in Dehumidifiers, Hot Water, Philosophy, Refrigeration, Refrigerator

Future Plans

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about refrigerator designs and what steps I’m going to take in developing them.  I tend to take on a lot more than I can chew and then when it all becomes too overwhelming, I

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Posted in Philosophy, Refrigeration, Refrigerator

“Free” as in “Freedom”

A part of technological design I think is important, is the distribution model chosen.  In a dominantly capitalist economic system, marketability seams to be a deciding factor in the success of an idea or even whether anyone bothers building something

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A Philosophy Behind Technological Development.

I have a lot of technical designs I hope to apply to the real world, even if they only suit me personally because they are either too impractical or simply undesirable for most.  Anyone who has read any of my

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Posted in Philosophy, Refrigeration

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