What is "Real News" Supposed to Look Like?
In a world of talking heads, fake news, and up-to-the-second updates, we are left preoccupied, pondering the very underpinnings behind the concept of news itself. When did the news begin? Has it always been this way? What is “real news” supposed to look like, anyway?
Combine the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books.
Take a look at In Re: Criminal Property, a free Wikipedia Book compiled by Jeffrey Borup and comprised of various references to the law of Asset Forfeiture, Money Laundering, and the disgorgement of criminal proceeds. A Wikipedia Book is an organized collection of the latest versions of select Wikipedia articles that can be rendered electronically in PDF format, or ordered as a printed book.
THE FIVE PILLARS OF RELIGIOUS REFORM
The Five Pillars of Religious Reform is a rudimentary examination of the key influences inherent in individual and collective spiritual transformation. For those in search of a modest blueprint for measured change, and left questioning why and how certain holy precepts across various faiths have evolved over time, Borup offers a relaxed reference guide. Throughout this book, Borup makes reference to various historical shifts in belief and presents newfound insight into the root causes for such change. He even tests our own susceptibility to spiritual reformation by offering a glimpse into the bizarre, yet conceivable, religions of tomorrow. No other book presents such a clear and concise outline for sweeping religious reform in this way.
"Weak A.I.", "Strong A.I." and an Analysis of the Fermi Paradox
This month I speak with my brother, Josh Borup, about the rise of Artificial Intelligence. Are the fears surrounding these hypothetical robots of the future overblown? What does the Fermi Paradox have to do with the concept of "Strong A.I."? Listen in as we ponder the future of science, technology, and humanity as we know it.
Five steps to becoming better orators, more respected advisors, and knowing when and under what circumstances our opinions should come to bear on a conversation. Read Jeff's article featured on Hubpages.com.
What Does it Mean to be a Good Advisor?
Must one be a pessimistic person to be able to foresee, and prepare for, the worst case scenario? What does it mean to be a good lawyer? How does one prepare for the worst, yet still hope for the best; and how does this play into the sound advice we seek to receive from those closest to us? Listen in this month as we dig through the archive and explore pessimism and the nature of legal advice.
There's a reason we travel. We want to see new things and have unique experiences. We want a real change. Something entirely different. Out of the norm.
But how often is that actually the case? Are things really all that different anymore? Are our travel itineraries truly as exotic and original as we think they are? As they once were?
If not, why?
Imagine an election in which both front-runners are, say, less than ideal. While such circumstance may sound incomprehensible, just try and pretend you are faced with a decision wherein neither candidate constitutes a choice you would independently endorse on your own.
What should you do?
A permanent tattoo, for many, is the ultimate form of body modification. Made by inserting ink into the dermis layer of the skin to alter its pigment, the process of getting a tattoo is painful. Injurious to such extent that having a tattoo is often viewed as a right of passage. It is a membership, in a sense; a portal into a new way of life or thinking. It is something you live with forever. And it is not for everyone. But how exactly do those with tattoos, especially those with several, large pieces of art, endure the perpetual anguish and torture of getting one?
Does it make sense to be offended when informed that your words may be offending other people? At what point does our use of language impact the intent of our message, and cause the audience to turn on the speaker?
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