Author Archive: Erich Vieth

Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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How to Have a War – an Old Recipe

April 21, 2006 | By | Reply More
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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What to do about heat without light . . .

April 20, 2006 | By | Reply More
What to do about heat without light . . .

Here’s a recent example of the effective use of sharp-edged rebuttal (see the comments) to puncture bloated and unthinking terror-mongering (see the post).  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-smerconish/play-the-tape_b_19449.html The point of these comments is that two wrongs don’t make a right.  The post-writer, a good example of tens of millions of like-minded others, is apparently oblivious.  I guess “turn the other […]

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Why the silence when the president suggests preemptive nukes?

April 20, 2006 | By | Reply More
Why the silence when the president suggests preemptive nukes?

Where is the outcry by our congressional representatives?  I find their silence chilling and haunting.  Silence is not what I’m hearing from real people on the streets.  They didn’t think Iran posed any imminent danger, not until Bush started provoking Iran with inflammatory rhetoric and talk of preemptive attacks. My question tonight is why the silence?  The democrats […]

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If you were hoping for a moderate GOP nominee . . .

April 19, 2006 | By | Reply More
If you were hoping for a moderate GOP nominee . . .

Looks like it’s not going to happen with either Rudy Giuliani or John McCain. If you want to elect a moderate republican in 2008, you’ll have to cast your vote for one of the many people that will be running as “democrats.”

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Spread the word, please.

April 19, 2006 | By | Reply More
Spread the word, please.

We’re just getting started here at DI–this blog is only a few weeks old.  New authors are joining us this month (yesterday, for example, Jason Rayl posted on the political “wisdom” that money = speech). If you have any reactions (including disagreements!) to the posts, we certainly welcome your comments. Feel free to send our […]

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Why did God design useless animal parts?

April 17, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Why did God design useless animal parts?

Here’s a partial list: Wings on flightless birds. Small Leg bones on modern whales. Eyes that are found in blind animals such as Astyanax fasciatus (a species of fish) and moles. Because I wanted to know more about these useless animal parts, I checked some popular creationist web sites: Investigating Genesis Series advised me that the […]

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Sylvester McMonkey McBean is at it again.

April 16, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Sylvester McMonkey McBean is at it again.

Does it all seem like déjà vu?  It should.  Most of us first heard the unfolding national story while sitting on our parents’ laps, courtesy of Dr. Seuss.  A con artist comes to town to exploit a glaring weakness: the willingness of the citizens to act out of bigotry. In the Dr. Seuss version, a […]

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A lesson on speaking out in ignorance

April 15, 2006 | By | Reply More
A lesson on speaking out in ignorance

As part of his Easter homily, Pope Benedict XVI invoked evolution in describing Christ’s resurrection:  If we may borrow the language of the theory of evolution, it is the greatest ‘mutation,’ absolutely the most crucial leap into a totally new dimension that there has ever been in the long history of life and its development: […]

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Good Friday – Good Grief!

April 14, 2006 | By | 7 Replies More
Good Friday – Good Grief!

I was raised Roman Catholic. Many things about the church puzzled me, Good Friday perhaps being the most puzzling of Holy Days.   On the lighter side, the kids at Catholic school insisted that it always rained on Good Friday, usually in the afternoon while Jesus was dying on the cross.  Whenever it did rain this was […]

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