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I'm in the states, but from what I've heard Australia is doing well, economically speaking. It would seem that this measure is more of a political attack rather than a case of fiscal conservatism.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Community Radio Under Threat in Australia
@DrBobMI @martinspribble @LaughPurgatory To boil it down: It's morally OK to be complicit in an organization that is anti-gay and anti-atheist. I imagine he would be OK if the Scouts didn't allow Catholics in, too.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Boy Scouts America: Anti Gay, Anti Atheist (BSA Blog Carnival)
@DrBobMI @reasonbeingblog Supporting a franchise is supporting the brand. It's really that simple.
That was a great post, Martin. It's important to point out that Scouts in other countries have different attitudes and policies.
I imagine that hyper-skepticism in some cases maybe caused by watching The Matrix too many times.
7 months ago on The Hyper-Skeptic Problem
When I was in 5th grade Mrs. Moore, our teacher, told us to write a story with a female character in it. I wrote a science fiction story about astronauts in space. There was a woman character in it. She was the maid. I added her in when I realized I hadn't added a female character to the tale. Mrs. Moore came up to me and said, "So, she is there to pick up after the men?" "Yes," I replied. I wonder if she still thinks about that day.
8 months ago on Eve, Pandora, and the Afterthought Woman
You know, comedy is about making fun of people in power, not about making people victims.
10 months ago on Rape Is Never Funny
I had known that Hitchens and Rushdie were close, but I was not aware of the pipe bomb incident. Thanks for posting this.
1 year ago on A Short Story of Salman Rushdie – With Christopher Hitchens
It's like all the cool kids are here and I'm late to the party.
1 year ago on The Growing Distrust of Science
I believe you have fallen prey to the ad mariom logical fallacy.