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5 Signs You May Be Addicted To Online Pornography

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When most people think about addiction, their minds go towards substance abuse such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. These substances are what people typically equate to an addiction. However, in today’s age, addiction can occur with almost any activity and to any person. For example, many kids today are addicted to various technology such as phones, tablets, and gaming consoles. They are introduced to these technologies at an early age and really are never able to break the habit which slowly forms into a debilitating addiction.

Another common addiction, is the addiction to pornography. Many children as young as nine years old are exposed to pornography in some way, shape, or form. They may come across images or videos on the web either by accident, on purpose, or through a computer virus t…

An Interview with Sean Posey

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I'm progressively focusing more on the various writers at the Hampton Institute as I head towards finalization of my book project. I talked with Justin Mueller last time. This time I am talking with Sean Posey, who has been a writer on city planning and other subjects for Hampton for a few years. My questions are in bold while his questions are in italics.

You graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I am sure you are more
than well aware of how insane housing prices are there. Most of yo…

Memo To Liberty University: Save Us From Trump

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Donald Trump has seemed like many things. At first I thought he was just trolling and mocking the Republican Party - then I thought that he may genuinely be a European style right wing fascist. European right wingers are often liberal on many issues but extremely xenophobic.

The truth may be somewhere in between. Nevertheless, the last Republican debate was so bizarre and insane that it couldn't even be called a debate. It was more like a Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump.

One of my best online…

The Republican Party is Insane and Sad

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The Republican Party debate, which aired last night, was insane. Completely bonkers.

I had tried to take most of this serious -  I wrote a post earlier for my site that said the Republican Party had a "strange momentum" going on. Now it just seems strange. It was all a bizarre and schizophrenic mess and one that revolved squarely around one man, Donald Trump.

There are many conservatives I've talked to who simply think that Trump is a plant. Trump is a known friend of both Bill and Hilla…

RST Hampton Interview Part One: Justin Mueller On Trump and Fascism

As anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis should know, I am associated with the Hampton Institute. Hampton is a left wing think tank that has published me for about three years now. I consider my work for them amongst my best and I look forward to publishing a book with them.

My interview with Justin Mueller is the first of many I am going to have over the next few months with Hampton writers. Justin is a great writer and his essay "Triumph of the Will" illustrated the fascism in Donald Trump's ideology very well. Here is my interview with him.

The article title you have was "Triumph of the Will," the same title as the German propaganda film Triumph des Willens from 1935. Do you think Trump is really analogous to Hitler?

Just to correct, it was titled "Trumph of the Will", for silly wordplay reasons. It isn't even especially Hitler that Trump is akin to, among the early 20th century fascists. They are different in many ways, certainly. They…

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