A really good cover of “Snoopy on Ice” by Vince Guaraldi

The girl in this video played it awesomely. Definitely deserves a look.

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Real Life Desert Palaces

The other day, I had a moment while playing a video game, where I wondered how many of the stages I saw had sites in the “real world” which closely resembled such stages. Somehow, I came across these brilliant pieces of ancient architecture.

Many of these buildings, however, are in volatile areas such as Libya and Syria, torn apart by civil war and political unrest (that the West is not at all free of fault in causing, but that’s another story…). So thinking of buying some desert palace real estate? Well…

Location, location, location…

Tim Keller’s Election: Nice to see good win again

The latest from Kapitalist Kitty

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I earlier expressed on the matter of the 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Race, which I had attended a debate pertinent to, that I believed the final results to be a battle between Brian Colon and Dan Lewis in which Lewis would take the gold.

I’m happy to say this isn’t the case. My choice of candidate from the start was state auditor, now mayor-elect Tim Keller, but thought his campaign would be thwarted by Lewis’ doubling down on the McGruff Crime Dog approach to a city saturated by theft and violence.

Remember that just a couple weeks back Lewis even further ramped up the dirty tricks by attributing to Keller, a quote about “catch and release judges” that has not indication of having been said.

It’s refreshing to see that the people of Albuquerque didn’t let fear or susceptibility to hearsay derail their common sense, and they elected the more progressive…

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Internet echo chambers are an exaggerated phenomemon

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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/everybody-lies-seth-stephens-davidowitz/1125687298/2676851097025?st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Marketplace+Shopping+greatbookprices_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP24181&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoIW7tIS61wIVzWV-Ch2fPQDREAQYAyABEgIuL_D_BwE

The section in the book Everybody Lies which is reviewed and this link, which addresses the issue of internet echo chambers. In the past year, the news media, both mainstream and alternative, have overestimated the prevalence of a state of affairs in which an internet goer will shut them self off from those who have political views different from their own.

But the section on political views showed that people are actually more likely to come accross those with opposing political views on major websites than in “real life”.

I think the real culprit are not necessarily the “echo chambers”, because it’s clear in many of these online flame wars that people are aware what the other is saying, but the idea, not at all softened by social media based political leaders, that pundits and people on the other end of the ideological spectrum are out to get each…

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