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The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 barred preferential pricing in the railroad industry and formed the Interstate Commerce Commission. For much of the 20th century, however, the ICC actively discouraged railway competition and was closely aligned with the railroad industry it supposedly regulated. Could the same thing happen with net neutrality?

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How do we perceive a rainbow? And does everyone perceive a rainbow in the same way? These seemingly simple questions can reveal some interesting features of the human brain. For instance, is the “striped” appearance of the rainbow—the seven distinct bands of color that we see—a construct of our higher mental processes, or do the mechanics of human

Very interesting article.

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“History, they say, doesn’t repeat –but it does echo. Looking back at other situations, other republics and empires, one is tempted to draw parallels between then and now. The parallel drawn most often is the decline of the British Empire .In the end America will follow its own unique path. All Republics end, and so do all Empires.” 4 for pause.

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What has happened to our society when some of the most well educated people in our country do not accept this most basic and obvious of scientific theories?

Just to gleefully re-emphasize what a moron he is.

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When compared to the other Republican presidential candidates, Ron Paul seems almost sane. But before you think he will swoop in and save us from far-right theocrats like Huckabee and Romney, think again.

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The US government is on a “burning platform” of unsustainable policies and practices…the country’s top government inspector has warned.

Just because it’s so much fun to speculate on historical parallels, and on what will eventually destroy the American empire (it’s not going to be a bunch of crazy Islamists, of course).

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A must-see for modern humanists. One of my fave short speeches, a very sharp snatching at religion’s balls, if I may put it that way.

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