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 John F. Nash Jr. at his graduation from Princeton in 1950.  Credit Courtesy of Martha Nash Legg & The New York Times


John F. Nash Jr. at his graduation from Princeton in 1950.
Credit Courtesy of Martha Nash Legg & The New York Times

Today was to be an ordinary day. I wrote. I ate. I smoked, I chatted on Facebook, I checked the news and I hoped for better days and was grateful for days that are.

Today was to be an ordinary day, until the news came across my feed. (more…)

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A fantastic PSA (remember how corny they used to be) from KidRockVideos starring Sean Pean & Kid Rock as politically opposite archetypes coming together in the post-9/11 era and finding common ground.

True and honest patriots. And just when you thought that we’d never see real bipartisanship.

This is the kind of political bromance any freedom loving American could get behind.

God bless.

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Folks scoff at the idea that the culture, once based on individualism and self reliance, has morphed into one of entitlement, even though “i’m gonna get mine” is heard so often, not to mention “you owe me”.

Sniperhunter2012 says “Fuck off” to self entitled bitches and bitchboys.

Think the ‘age of entitlement’ is a Conservative fantasy cooked up to piss off old, angry white folks. Think again.

The mentality of entitlement was on display in all its Green glory at the iHeartRadio festival this week:

Think about this. Mr “I’ve been around since 1988” assumes his ‘star power’ warrants him extra time – time to be provided at the expense of his fellow performers and at the further expense (since time is money) of the festival’s organizers.

The festival is paying Mr. “I wanna play a new fucking song”. The festival is his boss(!!). Mr. Billy Joe Armstrong believes however that he, with his ‘name’ power (‘I’m not Justin Fucking Bieber, mother fuckers”), should call the shots – on the festival’s (and his fellow performers) dime and time.

Entitlement.

Welcome to the age of entitlement.

Think the Green Day frontman is just another rich self entitled whiner, but certainly not indicitive of the whole culture – a culture of entitlement?

Try to remember the backlash surrounding the entitled Life of Julia; think about the folks chasing down some extra cash and, if not convinced, try contemplating the self entitled thinking that would drive reporters to rifle through a dead ambassadors journal for news tips before his corpse was even cold yet.

Entitlement.

Feel the love.

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At times, say when a loved one has passed or we’ve just been offered that long expected big promotion, have been through a horrible break up, or just need a shoulder to lean on, we turn to music for distraction, to think, or to sob. Have you ever been having a thing and just when you needed it the most heard the song that helps you muddle through or to sing with unapologetic happiness? Perhaps even a whole string of em back to back, like some Perfect cosmic playlist from who knows where shared just with you at that exact moment?

When Hunter tunes in to songs which move him, he’s listening to life’s soundtrack at a finite moment in time. In that moment he can almost hear the soft, melodic voice (or the pained ‘no!’ screams) of His Maker communicating with Hunter’s stubborn psyche. (more…)

In keeping with a longstanding tradition observed by Hunter’s former Net Home, in observance of the Jewish New Year Sniperhunter2012 brings you YouTube legend Lex Friedman’s classic Rosh Hashana song.

Continuing a newish trend, Hunter offers a Rosh Hashana Rock Anthem from the boys of Aish.com

Hasidim rap, breakdance, and schmooze. These guys friggin’ rock… No, seriously, they Rock with Purpose

אלוהים יברך ושנה טובה ומבורכת. בשנה הבאה בירושלים