Government wants you to play a role in the “shutdown” of the federal government. Your role is to panic.
 — http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1013/stossel100913.php3
I am not brave enough to be a coward. I see the consequences too clearly.
 — Letters of Ayn Rand (via for-life-is-not-a-paragraph)

Here’s a way to think about an area of a circle, which is $$\pi r^2$$. First, here is a visual proof for this formula (reference):

Here’s another way to think about it. The red square on the next diagram has area of $$r^2$$.

Remember that $$\pi$$ is approximately 3. So this means…

Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived of in their relation to the State.
 — Benito Mussolini (via aynrfan)

I had a debate with a man who was influenced by studying philosophy (Heidegger) on the topic of identity. He said that the world is an unintelligible jumble of molecules, and it is we or our consciousness that gives it meaning and identity. For example, a tree and air around a tree is identified…

Because smokers are allowed to go out every hour or two to have a ‘smoke break’. Just because I don’t smoke, why should I be denied a 5 minute break every now and again?

The religion of Islam requires you to pray five times a day, it would be discriminatory not to allow an adherent of the…