Money is an abstraction of energy (a derivative thereof), and anyone that says otherwise is either ignorant, confused or dishonest. The cost of anything loosely represents the net energy footprint of that item or service. Lets examine and explore what this means in different contexts.
When criminals exert violence against honest people seconds can make the difference between life and death or worse. Sadly the police cannot be there for you when you need them most, when you are being mugged or having your front door kicked in by dangerous criminals during a home invasion.
This info-graphic can help you get the best deals on safe foods. The dirty dozen (red) are foods that have high levels of pesticides remaining, so if you want to buy those foods you should probably spend a little extra for the organic versions. The clean fifteen (green) are foods that are naturally safer with far lower pesticides contents. You can buy less costly conventional versions of these foods knowing that even the conventional versions are safe to consume.
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The news of schools shootings has been on the rise lately. Mentally unstable people with guns are clearly very dangerous. There is an underlying cause and driver behind all of these terrible school shootings, unresolved mental illness.
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Many Americans find the sexual content of modern media off putting. Many Europeans find the violent content of modern media off putting. Is a sex scene in a movie worse that a brutal violent scene of torture or murder? I am writing this editorial as a follow-up to my previous op-ed piece about online pornography.
I found an interesting article online about a tech editor that is spending a year away from the internet, and he found that being "offline" enabled him to refrain from looking at pornography that was simply "too easy to look at" when he was online. Have you ever looked at pornography online? Does looking at pornography harm anyone? Are their physical, mental, psychological, spiritual, social or emotional side effects of looking at pornography?