About Anthony

This portion of the site is dedicated to Anthony's personal, non-professional interests and views on various topics. Note that Humber College ITAL does not endorse, warrant, and is not accountable for any content on this website. Anthony's views expressed here are only his and do not necessarily reflect the views of Humber College or any of its staff or faculty.

Bio

Anthony grew up in the rural Appalachian Mountains of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina and has lived in New York State. He was admitted as a Permenant Resident of Canada in 2012 and intends to eventually apply for citizenship. Anthony enjoys the hospitality and cooler climate in Ontario and the vast and modern urban environment that Toronto provides.

  1. Religion, God, Gods, and afterlife.
  2. Skeptic, skeptic, skeptic. I consider myself an atheist, but I am technically agnostic. My views on an afterlife overlap somewhat with Hinduism as I believe that after death our consciousness is "cleared" or reset and somehow "recycled" back into another entity. This view comes from a quantum mechanical stipulation that information cannot be created or destroyed.

  3. Gaming
  4. I love PC gaming, not so much consoles. Over the years, I have been an avid player of massive multi-player online games such as Eve-Online and World of Warcraft. I also enjoy the following series: Battlefield, Deus Ex, STALKER, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Doom, and Fear. Finally, my favorite games are those that can be played in the dark and give a good scare like Doom 3 or Alien Isolation.

  5. Music
  6. Synth rock, Dark wave, Goth rock, Industrial, Ethereal wave, and Melodic Trance. Of course I like a bit of stuff from lots of other genres. My current favorite band is The Birthday Massacre.

  7. Politics
  8. Generally speaking I find myself to be socially and fiscally liberal. I appreciate the way Nordic countries are governed. See this book: The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking. Higher taxes, universal health care, etc.

    Many drugs should be legal for adults and taxed very heavily, as I do not distinquish between alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and other recreational drug use. I believe all likely cause significant health problems but people will use no matter if they are illegal. Society should collect taxes from users to treat resulting health issues, provide education, and prevention.

    I am a proud feminist and feel privileged to be apart of an open-minded and diverse community here in Toronto and at Humber College.