Gaius Publius: What’s Called “Capitalism” Is Far from Any Model of Capitalism or Market

Predators and prey. The homeless and left-behind are at the bottom (“decomposers”). Most of everyone else is in the next layer up (“producers”). The rest, from the well-off to the wealthy, are “consumers.” Interesting how that language works, isn’t it? (source) via Pocket

I’m asexual: a liberating realization

I’ve known this about myself for a long time. I adore children and I love being a mother, but I’m really not interested in sex. This has freed me in so many ways. 

I no longer feel the need to be sexually attractive. I can wear my hear the way I think is fun, without the burden of considering if a guy will think I’m “hot”. I tend to Snapchat without makeup, because I can just be myself and not worry what I look like. 

I can be my bright, nerdy, inquisitive, assertive, challenging, goofy SELF, and not have my anxiety (which is still very much there) tie me up in knots about being sexually rejected in some way. I don’t care. 

The fact that I struggle so much with anxiety and yet don’t actually care about something is incredibly freeing in itself. 

Volkswagen’s appalling clean diesel scandal, explained

It sounds like the sinister plot of some straight-to-DVD movie. Since 2009, Volkswagen had been installing elaborate software in 482,000 “clean diesel” vehicles sold in the US, so that the cars’ pollution controls only worked when being tested by regulators. via Pocket

My biggest issue with Christianity 

I’ve been involved with several Christian sects in my lifetime. Church was very important to me, growing up. I’ve never been able to reconcile this single fact: the Coming of Jesus was an end to the old laws, right?

Then why, oh why, do Christians follow, study, and quote Abrahamic Law from the Old Testament? 

This has never made a lick of sense to me. If you’re a Christian, you would study, follow, and rely upon, the teachings of Jesus as expressed in the New Testament. Period. 


Add adultery to the list of sins Kim Davis can live with ahead of same-sex marriage

In a statement released later in the day, Davis said she couldn’t “violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage,” which everyone else following the story found one part laughable and one part insulting given that Davis has been married four times. via Pocket

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