Welcome to our newest blogger, Thomas Schminke, who blogs as ‘The Nihilist‘.
Thomas F. Schminke is an Enterprise Linux Architect for a major global brokerage firm. He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Drake University where his work focused on Comparative Systems and Developing Economies. He also completed ROTC and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer. After a few years of working for failed political projects and candidates, Thomas landed a Unix System Administration role in the mid 90’s and worked as a BN S-2 in the Iowa Army National Guard. He also managed to work in a few years of graduate school in philosophy at Tufts University where he worked in Phil. of Science and Epistemology. His interests in these fields continue into today and he has added Phil. of Math and Phil. of Engineering to his studies. Thomas is also part owner of a winery in Council Bluffs, IA. His political belief system is moderate nihilism with pro-science and neo-monetarist overtones.