Justin Elkin

Savannah, GA, United States

About Justin

Bio

I'm a 30 year old husband, father, son, and a brother. I work in the construction trades and specialize in brick, block, stone, and tile installation.

An idea worth spreading

THE VENUS PROJECT

I'm passionate about

Revealing the greater truth in myself and others in a non-antagonistic fashion.

Talk to me about

Anything religious, futuristic, optimistic, bridging the gap.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Justin Elkin
Posted almost 2 years ago
Syria: What is the core principle?
The war machine is humans if you ask me. I guess the rentiers involvement is mostly on the business side of things with weapon sales, infrastructure projects, and government once and if Assad gets the boot.
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Justin Elkin
Posted almost 2 years ago
What is the future of the internal combustion engine?
I would like to see a revival of the steam driven car, like the Stanley Steamer. At the turn of the 20th century, a kerosene boiler was needed to heat the water sufficiently and after about 15-20 minutes you could go. These days I'm sure that lag time could be drastically reduced. With that said, there could be things other than gasoline that could make engines more efficient and extend the usefulness of the internal combustion engine for a long time to come.
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Justin Elkin
Posted almost 2 years ago
How to let go of your old/past self
This is a great topic to bring up. Who doesn't want to be more proactive in shaping who they are and trimming off what they no longer are. Maybe the depressed and downtrodden but there is a way for them too. My thoughts almost immediately, went to the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, which has been a help to myself. Even if you are not an alcoholic, an applied modification of the 12 steps could give you the benefits of ridding yourself of undesirable behaviors. For instance, one could take the first step and say that they were powerless over material possession, that their life had become unmanageable in the acquisition of things. There is the searching and fearless moral inventory of yourself in step 4. In Step 8 one makes amends to others that have been wronged. The higher power concept is unique for everyone hence the "as we understood him" after the word God. http://www.silkworth.net/aa/12steps.html The 12 steps may seem like a stretch to some but if it can work for them, I'm confident it could be a help to almost anyone tired of who they used to be.
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Justin Elkin
Posted almost 2 years ago
Are rules made to be broken
A rule, I think, is an experiment of behavior where one can see the effects of the rule being followed or broken. Rules tend to have a universal context to them and when rules are made upon rules to protect people from the rule breakers or to benefit more than normal from upholding a rule, the experiment is compromised and the original rules 'effectiveness diminishes.