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“One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” – Ron Paul

As a political junkie, I was trying to restrain myself from posting this blog, but I have given in.

I would like to recommend to anyone who sees this blog post to research presidential primary candidate Ron Paul.

Ron Paul is loosley determined as a Republican/Libertarian. In actuality is he a Constitutionalist, who believes in limiting the government rather than the citizen.

I have met with Congressman Ron Paul twice, and have found him to be a truly honest and dedicated man.

So Do You Want to Know About a Presidential Candidate Who:
– Never voted to raise taxes
– Never voted for an unbalanced budget
– Never voted to raise congressional pay
– Voted against the Iraq war
– Voted against the Patriot Act
– Voted against every bill contrary to or prohibited by the U.S. Constitution
In addition:
– he has never taken a government paid junket
– he is not accepting a government pension
– he returns a portion of the office budget every year
– he is Washington’s leading advocate for civil rights, liberty & freedom
– he was voted Taxpayer’s Best Friend
– he is Pro-Life, Pro-Liberty, & Pro-Family
– in over 40 years as congressman, he has the most consistent voting record among all members of Congress
And most importantly, he is a proven, dependable conservative who is for a smaller federal government, less spending, less taxes, & more freedom and privacy for the individual.

Click here to see a short news clip on Ron Paul.

And remember: Regardless of political affiliation, select a president whose values and goals line up with yours…

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There has always been the age old question of whether art reflects reality or reality creates art.

In a recent project of mine, I explored various artists’ interpretations of future technology. I was curious to see if the future projected through the art was a byproduct of our pre-existing societal influence, or rather a prototype by which we may soon follow.

To do this, I searched the internet for images that claimed to present a future technology, and compared societal influences with them.

To see the images, as well as some of my notes, visit my Flickr account slide show, Art of Innovation.

If you have found similar photos, or have interpretations of your own, please comment. I would love to hear your feedback.

And remember: Just because an artist predicts something about the future, doesn’t necessarily mean its going to happen…

(a flashback to 1985’s flash forward to 2015)

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John Diffenderfer recently wrote a new post in is blog Technovation, discussing the effects of CGI on the film industry.

In his article, John writes:

Nearly every aspect of film production and distribution has been enhanced or altered through computer technology. Modern films, while appearing to bear many of the hallmarks of traditional cinematography, have become increasingly divorced from the craft of early filmmakers.

I agree that CGI has changed the face of film development, mostly in a positive way. Even though effects are now animated, the overall picture quality now presented is more real to life than in the past.

However, I do not believe in the fear that CGI will ruin the careers of Hollywood actors. It is true developers have the technology to create an entire cast from scratch, but it is not likely to happen.

This is due to the fact that most people grow attachments to certain actors and actresses, creating the driving force behind watching a movie.

In truth, acting is an art form that I do not believe artificial intelligence will ever be able to pull off realistically.

And remember: It is not probable for a computer simulation or a robot to accurately portray a true person’s personality…

well maybe one…

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Motivated by Innovation’s recently posted about Apple’s upcoming Son of Newton (read post here).

After reading about this advancing technology I couldn’t help but wonder exactly how a good ideas get transformed into reality.

I mean, this Son of Newton grand idea was something I was thinking up at age 12.

You know, how people complain that they are the original inventors of the clap light? Well its sort of the same thing.

Now I’m not saying I was some genius

12 year old. I assume many people at one time or another have thought, “It would be nice if we had…”

So what makes the dream turn into cash?

I’ve seen those sleazy ads on t.v. about patenting your idea, but that seems like a straight up scam.

But if that’s not how you go about it, what is? Can anyone really get paid for their ideas alone? Obviously some people must be.

This post is nothing I have the answer on…I am hoping you might?

And remember: You next idea could be worth millions to some lucky OTHER someone…

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Environmental action day spurred a surplus of blog posts about eco-friendly hobbies, activities, and products. All in all, the event was successful at highlighting the importance of an eco-revolution. Interestingly though, Apple happened to be one of the most frequently mentioned environmental products on the market.

Now that the hype is over and those bloggers who were not so truly concerned with the environment on a day to day basis return to their work as usual, I would like to point out a bit of their ignorance.

That is, Apple right now is in the midst of one of the greatest environmental controversies in the news.

Recently, Greenpeace has called out the company who so proudly claims its products as “green” for their latest hit, the iPhone.

Apparently they discovered it is filled with toxic chemicals. Imagine that.

Read about it here, or here, or here.

The proof is here:

Funny how Steve Jobs claims: “Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors” on environmental issues.

Check out how to join the movement to make Apples greener.

And remember: Looks like Greenpeace is on its game, but that’s not always the case…

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Social networks… a criminals worst enemy?

Reports released today say that Facebook, the popular college social site, has helped to identify a attacker in a recent hate crime.

A student of Georgetown, the victim was able to search Facebook’s Georgetown database until he saw a recognizable face.

The police then created a photo line-up or similar faces, however the victim still pinpointed the original discovery.

The attacker has been taken into custody.

Read the story here.

And Remember: Just think of the Facebook possibilities in the future…

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Want an iPhone but hate Cingular service?

DVDtoiPhone.net claims it can make iPhone available to the masses!

Try it out here.
or iUnlock’s version here.

Also Wired’s How To Wiki has a guide on Jailbreaking the ringtone and wallpaper features.

In another note, if you have unlocked it and want to re-lock it, view this guide.

Other useful tips for troubleshooting after 1.1.1 upgrade are here.

And Remember: Screw Cingular before they screw you…

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