Today on ‘Ask Cahlen’ I’ll be answering the question, “Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?”
There’s a lot of controversy concerning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. The polarization around this issue is extreme, with one side believing vaccines are completely safe and represent humanity’s greatest medical achievement, while the other side claims they are only marginally effective and carry with them extreme risks for autism, neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Let’s begin an exploration of the potential issues by first discussing what vaccines are, how they work, and the common ingredients.
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Today on Ask Cahlen I will be answering the question, “What is Bitcoin?”
Bitcoin is a decentralized, pseudo-anonymous form of money which exists entirely in a digital form on the internet. It is the first widely used Cryptocurrency.
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On this episode of Wizard Gear I’ll be showing you the Kukri known as the Vakra from Zombie Tools.
The Kukri is the traditional curved blade of the Gurkhas of Nepal. It serves as a weapon and also makes a great tool replacing both a machete and a camp axe.
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Today on Ask Cahlen I’ll be answering the question, “What is Open Source Software?”
Open Source Software are applications you can run on your PC or Smartphone which make their code available to the public. This allows you to verify they are secure and to modify them to suit your needs. In most cases they are also free to use!
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Today on Ask Cahlen I will be answering the question, “Will I find my soulmate?”
A soulmate is generally thought of as someone we incarnated into this life with and with whom we are destined to enter into a life-long intimate relationship. While I suspect soulmates exist, I think it is better to think of these things in terms of an ideal partner so as not to invoke thoughts of destiny which tend to corrupt our decision making.
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On the episode of Wizard Gear I’ll be showing you one of the most important tools I keep with me at all times – The Boruit Tactical Flashlight.
This hardy flashlight is compact, waterproof and recharges through USB. This means I can keep it in my pants pocket at all times, even during heavy rain, and when it starts to run low I can recharge it using my folding USB solar panel. It has multiple brightness settings up to 1200 lumens. It also has different colored light modes, and various flashing modes for emergency situations.
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In my first appearance on the Assembly of Silence podcast Noah and I discuss my response to the question he submitted to Ask Cahlen, “What do you want to tell the world,” which you can watch here:
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Today on Ask Cahlen I’ll be answering the question, “What is a Wizard?”
A wizard is someone who dedicates themselves to discovering the truth, using that knowledge with wisdom, and sharing that knowledge for the benefit of others.
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On this episode of Wizard Gear I’ll be showing you my Leatherman Wave multi-tool, and talking about many of its different functions.
Of all the tools I keep on me while trekking and living in the wilds, the Leatherman Wave is the last one I would give up. It serves so many purposes that I end up using it multiple times a day, and feel naked without it.
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One of the downsides of having Tubeless Fat Tires is that it’s nearly impossible to re-inflate them if you get a flat on the side of the road, but it seems a bit of Rubber Cement can solve that problem.
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