Bill Gates has it wrong on our basic human needs

It seems that Bill Gates doesn’t fully understand what our basic needs are as human beings. As I wrote in my post on the subject, the ability to connect and communicate with one another is one of the most important of our natural needs. Gates apparently just can’t bring himself to realize what kind of impact connectivity to the Internet will have on … Continue reading


Today, November 5th 2013, millions of people worldwide will march in the streets of their cities to promote ideas for a new and better world. A world where the freedom of every single individual is truly respected. A world where honesty and the truth are valued. A world where knowledge is free to flow without restrictions, empowering every single human being … Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg Hates Female Nipples; Loves Decapitations

Mark Zuckerberg’s — or Fuckerberg, as I like to refer to him in such instances — war against female nipples on Facebook just got even more hypocritical. From the Guardian: So now we know. In Facebook’s world, a beheading is OK but an exposed nipple is not. The social media behemoth has decided that a 13-year-old – for that is … Continue reading

An Unconditional Income for Everyone

I saw an interesting article on Business Insider today about a proposal that is being considered in Switzerland to implement an unconditional basic income for everyone living there: Recently, there has been a spate of popular initiatives designed to curb  inequality in the country. Earlier this year Swiss voters agreed to an idea  proposed by entrepreneur Thomas Minder that limited executive (in … Continue reading

Steve Wozniak on Education, Intelligence and Truth

Russia Today did a cool interview with Steve Wozniak that you might want to check out. One part that I found interesting was where he talked about learning around 6:25 in: When I worked for Hewlett Packard designing all the Apple stuff they had a policy in the company that was written, and it said that an engineer could have parts … Continue reading

Why the poor get poorer and the rich get richer

Looking at the image of the global wealth pyramid above, it’s sickening to realize what it actually means. As mentioned on Business Insider: […] it shows how 32 million people, representing 0.7% of the world’s adult,  population control $98.7 trillion or about 41% of the world’s wealth. On the base of the pyramid we see that 3.2 billion people, representing … Continue reading

The lonely journey home

This image of an egret flying to its nest at dusk all by itself reminds me of the fact that life can be very lonely. And ironically life can become very lonely when you try to live an honest life. Common sense would lead you to expect the opposite; that life would be lonely if you lied and cheated your way through it, but the … Continue reading

The true cause of Child Sexual Abuse

An article was published today in a local newspaper about the worrying trend of child sexual abuse in Suriname. The numbers aren’t getting any lower with each year and sexual abuse now even occurs at soccer clubs and kindergartens according to the article. Of course sexual abuse is a worldwide problem of which not only children are victims, but also adults (both men and … Continue reading

The sexiest thing in the world is Being Smart

I came across the below quote from Ashton Kutcher today via Natural News: The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart, and being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. These are words I’d never expect to hear from Ashton Kutcher. His message was probably lost on his audience, but he’s right. And … Continue reading

Lessons from Jose Mujica: The world’s ‘poorest’ president

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is known on the Internet as the poorest president in the world. This is because of his very simple lifestyle and the fact that he donates 90% of his salary to charity (he keeps $1250 of the $12,500). The most expensive thing he owns is his old 1987 Volkswagen Beatle. From the BBC: It’s a common grumble that politicians’ … Continue reading

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