OHM Philosophy Technical

GIGO is a Thing, or Why Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free

In computer science, garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) describes the concept that flawed, or nonsense input data produces nonsense output or “garbage”. The principle also applies more generally to all analysis and logic, in that arguments are unsound if their premises are flawed. Wikipedia entry on GIGO As a libertarian I used to believe some pretty crazy things. I believed that a dollar was something you worked for, for …

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OHM Philosophy Politics

Third Parties Are Wasted Effort

Dedicated to Another Anonymous Internet Troll That isn’t what happened. What the meme image says? That isn’t what happened. Oh, I know the media casts things a particular way. They say cheated when what they can prove is conscious manipulation of existing rules to favor the Democrat within the Democratic party. The troll who posted …

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Atheism Politics Religion

Forcing Allegiance Is Fascism

Stonekettle Station on Facebook Lauren McGaughey is reporting on this story for the Dallas Morning News. She says the case stems from a suit filed by parents of a student who was kicked out of school for not standing to recite the pledge. The student and her parents say the school violated her First Amendment …

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Guns Philosophy

Is a Pit Bull a Semi-Automatic?

The Truth About Pitbulls on Facebook Myths and Facts: More pit bulls are involved in human deaths than any other breed. (Along with Rottweilers, they make up 67% of dog bite deaths.) Pits also=92% of dogs killed by dogs & 96% of cats killed by dogs. More pit bulls end up in shelters than any …

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Humor Libertarian Politics Skepticism

Grand Conspiratorial Fantasies

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Hanlon’s Razor The image at right was culled from a friend’s Facebook wall a few years back. The image serves as an introduction, the proverbial rabbit-hole, a building 7 to 9/11 truthers, a lead-in to draw you deeper into this post dedicated to critical thinking. Humor …

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OHM Philosophy Podcast Politics

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

It is the easiest thing in the world to belittle the weak, and the Texas Democratic party has been almost catatonic since J.J. Jake Pickle and Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Democratic force fell by the wayside. Texas Democrats had a brief resurgence in the 80’s and 90’s with Ann Richards as governor and with the Clinton’s …

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