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Matthew Leblanc-Smith
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Last week I posted about the looming apocalypse and Iran role in it. Unfortunately I feel that I may have been right. Today we have seen the utter and decisive breakdown of diplomatic ties with Iran. The storming of the UK embassy by ''Students'' in Iran only point to a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Matthew Leblanc-Smith's blog
Unsurprisingly with all the talk of the end of the world coming, it's only natural to wonder if it all might actually be true. Don't write me off as some crazy guy blogging about the end of the world. Instead I ask that you merely reflect on either the coming... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Matthew Leblanc-Smith's blog
In a world where computer processing power doubles nearly every 18 months, very few political, philosophical and moral theories have advanced nearly as fast. Thomas Hobbes, a 17th century political philosopher, published a very influential work in 1660. He called it The Leviathan. I was stumbling through his work when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Matthew Leblanc-Smith's blog
If anyone needs proof that the internet is the biggest thing since sliced bread just take a look at Google. Not only does it's business model initially defy all logic. By offering most of their products for free. Google is set to become one of the largest and most important... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Matthew Leblanc-Smith's blog
As I found a comfortable corner in the library to seclude myself from the world, I opened up my laptop to tune into the Colbert Report. A show that takes a rather comedic and controversial take on current affairs. A few laughs later and I found myself realizing that although... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at Matthew Leblanc-Smith's blog
The year was 1930, the United States Secretary of War approved a plan that would have allowed the United States of America to engage in open warfare with their northerly neighbours. In these plans included detailed information on how to cripple the canadian economic machine, disable our shipping lanes with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Matthew Leblanc-Smith's blog
The other day I was enduring one of those grueling monday night lectures in one of the University of Ottawa's 1950's era buildings. The lecture was an in depth analysis of Democracy and it's humble origins. By the time we rolled around to renowned Italian philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli. I had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Matthew Leblanc-Smith's blog
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