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Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 28 2011

Ambivalence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12389399 I for one am ambivalent. The foster homes are often filled with children who are not given sufficient care. I don’t think we should hold their belief that homosexuals are sinners against them as much as find out what they really think about gay people. A lot of people don’t like gay people but …

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Feb 28 2011

How to Slay a Strawman

It’s a bad practice to construct strawmen to tear down. It may convince people that your arguments are strong but it invites real people to discuss your ideas because they take umbrage to your strawman portraying the subject matter incorrectly. It’s kind of like claiming to be a chess grandmaster because you keep beating yourself …

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Feb 26 2011

Six Pregnancies

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/a-six-pregnancy-tests-in-one-week/Content?oid=6782526Oh my, as if women didn’t have enough issues with their rights to have a child without people pretending to offer unbiased medical attention. I understand a fair few comments on that page wonder if this is a good resource to encourage women adoption over abortion. A lofty goal and one I can understand your logic, …

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Feb 19 2011

Don’t stop reporting

War Photographer In his darkroom he is finally alonewith spools of suffering set out in ordered rows.The only light is red and softly glows,as though this were a church and hea priest preparing to intone a Mass.Belfast. Beirut. Phnom Penh. All flesh is grass. He has a job to do. Solutions slop in traysbeneath his …

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Feb 19 2011

This is not the way to do it!

Showing us how not to solve our problems! Its a real crying shame. India has so many issues with healthcare. So very many. When 50 out of 1000 children die before the age of 1, do you really think you should be encouraging people to take part in frankly outdated practices? Really Cuba? I hold …

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Feb 18 2011

A Million Gods

Its odd being a Hindu Atheist. In the sense that you have to not believe in a lot more gods. “Do you believe in Shiva?”“No”“What about Ganesh?”“No!”“Not even Krishna? A young man like yourself?”“No! Really!” Hinduism is a weird weird beast to not believe in. At times the righteous anger of disbelief at insane tradition …

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