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A Good Book that defends slavery

A Good Book that defends slavery

If anyone is looking for a Good Book that endorses and promotes human slavery, Ebonmuse has a recommendation for you. No cheating by skipping around, now.  Just read the passages he presents and then heed the conclusions of Ebonmuse.

June 16, 2007 | By | 6 Replies More
Addiction versus Obsession: Common human traits and behaviors

Addiction versus Obsession: Common human traits and behaviors

Main Entry: ad•dic•tion  Pronunciation: &-‘dik-sh&n, a- Function: noun 1 : the quality or state of being addicted 2 : compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user […]

June 15, 2007 | By | Reply More
Would you like to buy part of the moon?

Would you like to buy part of the moon?

Give Dennis Hope a call and it can be yours. This is truly a prestige property. Location, location, location.

June 15, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Where pants rightfully belong

Where pants rightfully belong

Pants, by definition, are: an outer garment covering the body from the waist to the ankle, with a separate part for each leg. One cannot have one pant, although I suppose if one has only one leg and removes the extra part, one might have a pant? My dashboard dictionary doesn’t suppose, it just defines, […]

June 14, 2007 | By | 26 Replies More
“Just give it more time.”

“Just give it more time.”

That’s the phrase we keep hearing from the Bush administration about the troop surge in Baghdad.  “It’s too soon to tell,” “Let’s give the plan time to work,” “Just give it more time….”  It has all the makings of a Biblical prophesy:  peace will eventually return to Baghdad, the only question is whether it will […]

June 14, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Legal consequences of failing to read fine print

Legal consequences of failing to read fine print

For the past couple years, I have had the privilege of working as a consumer attorney.  I’ve occasionally written about some of the topics I’ve encountered as a consumer lawyer.  In this post, I’ll address another issue that I commonly encounter in my practice: illegible forms full of fine print that deprive consumers of fundamental […]

June 14, 2007 | By | 11 Replies More
Pro-choice, even assuming the fetus is fully human

Pro-choice, even assuming the fetus is fully human

In this 1971 article, Judith Jarvis Thomson suggests that we’ve spent way too much time and emphasis on the issue of whether a developing fetus is fully human.   She doesn’t concede this point (she argues that acorns are not oak trees).  Yet she prefers to bring the conversation to what to do assuming that the […]

June 12, 2007 | By | 34 Replies More
Another slap to the Bush dictatorship

Another slap to the Bush dictatorship

A conservative federal appeals court harshly rebuked the Bush administration’s anti-terrorism strategy Monday, ruling that U.S. residents cannot be locked up indefinitely as “enemy combatants” without being charged.  Perhaps not surprisingly, the lone moronic dissenting vote was cast by a Bush appointee, on the bizarre rationale that American residents should be treated as guilty until proven innocent:  “Although […]

June 12, 2007 | By | Reply More
Exercise great caution when peeling back the skin of life.

Exercise great caution when peeling back the skin of life.

As human animals, we are condemned to live with great ignorance in an unpredictably violent world.  To compensate, most of us work hard to develop an extraordinary expertise to protect ourselves from considering our precarious existence.  We work hard to pre-screen toxic thoughts.  We rarely contemplate our own inevitable deaths, for example.  We are often […]

June 11, 2007 | By | 8 Replies More