Archive for April 21st, 2006

The dirty little secret about moral rules

| April 21, 2006 | 5 Replies
The dirty little secret about moral rules

Many people feel that to be moral is to follow a set of rules.  But there’s an implicit unwritten preamble to every set of rules or commandments: they don’t apply equally to everyone. Consider “Do not injure or kill other people,” for example. Assume that two people have fallen off a ship and you’ve only […]

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Save Internet Neutrality

| April 21, 2006 | 1 Reply
Save Internet Neutrality

Congress is now pushing a law that would abandon Network Neutrality, the Internet’s First Amendment. Network neutrality prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work the best — based on who pays them the most. Your local library shouldn’t have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to have […]

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The shake-up that wasn’t (part 2)

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The shake-up that wasn’t (part 2)

Rumor has it that one reason the Whitehouse hasn’t had much staff turnover is because they’ve had trouble attracting replacements — not surprising given the stunning incompetence and dishonesty of this Administration. Unfortunately, those they are trying to attract seem unlikely to reverse the situation:  http://mediamatters.org/items/200604190003

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How to Have a War – an Old Recipe

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How to Have a War – an Old Recipe

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought […]

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