- 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
- Let Texas Secede
September 18, 2014 02:04AM
- Clinton and Eminem
September 17, 2014 09:31PM
- Spiritual Reality and Material
September 17, 2014 03:33AM
- Hubris of Methodology
September 16, 2014 12:18AM
- My poetry book on Amazon
September 14, 2014 11:32PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
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September 11, 2014 11:00PM
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Of course the
concept of "no
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- “Kosher: Excellent
are your sources, I'd
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does have Patriot
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Ilya Shambat's Links
There have been a number of women who've been contacting me through phone or email wanting to have a relationship with me. This is happening at a time in my life when I'm not looking for either a relationship or sex.
It is interesting, is it not, that good things don't… Read full post »
As someone raised in the former Soviet Union, I would be the last person that one would expect to speak in favor of small-time entrepreneurs. Yet I have had some very good experiences with small-time entrepreneurs, and I've grown to respect them.
The small-time entrepreneurs all want things done in t… Read full post »
While some people use the recent cold spells in America to deny global warming, the following map shows that global warming continues.
The blue areas indicate temperatures cooler than average; white, about average; and yellow to orange, warmer than average. While US is in the blue, over half of… Read full post »
I've had a testimony of a number of women who've been with Christian convert husbands that converts are the worst. There is a good reason for it.
Christian ideal is a difficult one to live up to; and the people who've been Christians for any length of time have all experienced… Read full post »
For real progress to be made against domestic violence, it is first necessary to do away with red herrings that have been put out on this matter.
One red herring has been the idea that the woman brings on the abuse through low self-esteem. While there are undoubtedly situations in which the… Read full post »
Different places learned different things from the Second World War. Europe learned that war and nationalism is evil. America learned that it is the best and should impose itself upon everyone. Russia learned that, because they were able to defeat a major Western power, they would be able to defeat t… Read full post »
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 »