- Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- November 21
- Adda Enterprises
- Born in Russia, family moved to America when I was 12. Got a degree from University of Virginia at 18. Worked for Oracle, translated four books of classical Russian poety, was part of San Francisco and Washington, DC poetry and music scene. Good friends with San Francisco's own Persephone's Bees and acquainted with Patch Adams. Currently married with children, residing in Australia and working on a clean energy technology implementation.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Nazism, Jews and Personality
August 21, 2014 10:48PM
- Antisemites and Crucifixion
August 20, 2014 08:12PM
- Nihilism and Spirituality
August 18, 2014 10:15PM
- Liberty and Diversity
August 16, 2014 09:20PM
- America and Rome
August 15, 2014 03:41AM
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necrophilia does not actually
beings, I pay no
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problem can be found
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- “Steel, I'm not making
excuses. If a pedophile wants
to be a
pedophile, then he
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suggesting that this woman
would have been
bad for the
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Ilya Shambat's Links
The main premise behind classical economics is that people are driven in their consumption decisions by what Adam Smith called rational self-interest. That premise is not correct. Most consumption decisions are not driven by rational self-interest; they are driven by psychology.
I do not mean only th… Read full post »
On this we have all sorts of different… Read full post »
When I was at a bus station in Connecticut, I observed a scene in which a deaf older man made an obscene gesture at a long-haired young man who was working at the station. The young men went into a tantrum in which he was claiming that the older man was… Read full post »
(CNN) -- When President Barack Obama proclaimed the fight against income inequality is "the defining challenge of our time," you might have dismissed his words as the effort of a struggling president to revive his political fortunes. But anyone looking at the relentlessly expanding income gap can… Read full post »
I've written recently to make the distinction between benign patriotism that seeks the well-being of one's people and malignant patriotism that seeks destruction of someone else. One question that can be asked is, And what if the other person seeks one's destruction?
When faced with malignant patriot… Read full post »
Very useful perspective for women who have been abused:
A lot of Tea Party people have been howling bloody murder because America under Obama is not completely what they want America to be.
My response to these people: You are acting like a bunch of spoiled children.
There are people all over the world who actually have things to… Read full post »
Translations of songs from classical Russian film at
Having been born in Russia, and having translated a vast body of Russian poetry and songs into English, I have a lot of respect for what has come out of Russia. That respect does not however extend toward everything.
Here's Turgenev, with his, "a broad's tears is nothing but water." Oh,… Read full post »
Russia's most popular songs with videos and translations at:
BY MARGARET CHADBOURN
WASHINGTON Thu Nov 7, 2013 2:55pm EST
(Reuters) - Government-run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, America's biggest providers of housing finance, will send $39.0 billion to the U.S. Treasury in December, leaving them within a hair of covering the cost/… Read full post »
As for people who actually are sociopaths, it appears that they lack neural connections between two centers in the brain. That make… Read full post »
Arindam Banerjee, an Indian-born Australian-resident scientist and inventor, has developed a technology to fufil humanity's energy and water needs for the price of one without any pollution, destruction or waste.