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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 31 2012

Fan Shell Beach

So Cooper and I went for the walk at Asilomar and  (then around to Pacific Grove, but the PG library is closed on Mondays and then closed tomorrow because New Year, so I went to Carmel and its library. We took 17 Mile Drive instead of 68 and 1, and we stopped at Fan Shell …

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Dec 31 2012

Facing the Pacific

I forgot to mention that I’m in California. Monterey Peninsula. I got here Saturday. I thought I was going to take Cooper out for a walk along the coast at Asilomar at about ten this morning, but here I still am. Ok after lunch then.

Dec 31 2012

An iron rod into the woman’s body

The Delhi rape-victim has been cremated. That’s the end of her. [Prime Minister Manmohan] Singh said on Saturday that he was aware of the emotions the attack had stirred, adding that it was up to all Indians to ensure that the young woman’s death will not have been in vain. What emotions would those be? …

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Dec 31 2012

Am too so

Callistacat pointed this out, and it made me laugh -

Dec 30 2012

Go, Joseph, and tweet-sin no more

Kevin Smith of CFI-Canada did another “Ask the Experts” for the Ottawa Citizen – this one on the burning question, “What are your ‘spiritual’ New Year’s resolutions?” Dam’ fool question. To be nicer to my fellow humans? To see more spooky things? To be a better dualist? Kevin hints at a similar sort of doubt, …

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Dec 30 2012

Raped killed and dumped

As the body of the raped and murdered Delhi woman was cremated, normal life continued. In Kolkata, one of India’s four biggest cities, police said a man reported that his mother had been gang-raped and killed by a group of six men in a small town near the city on Saturday. She was killed on her …

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Dec 30 2012

First do lots of harm

Good move. A member of the hacking group Anonymous broke into the website of Britain’s biggest abortion provider because he “disagreed” with the decisions of two women he knew over their pregnancy terminations, a court heard. Quite right. Some guy “disagrees” with the decisions that two women made about their pregnancies, so he goes to …

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Dec 29 2012

Some communities make misogynists and harassers unwelcome

Meanwhile, that “Dear Hacker Community – We Need To Talk” article that I saw yesterday and meant to read and maybe comment on – that article disappeared on account of how Asher Wolf’s site got hacked. Guess what she and the hacker community needed to talk about. I know a lot the community doesn’t want to …

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Dec 29 2012

As long as they are equally valued

Christina Hoff Sommers is appalled at the way people are trying to make boys be more like girls and girls be more like boys. Say what? The Reklamombudsmannen (RO) has reprimanded Top-Toy, a licensee of Toys”R”Us and one of the largest toy companies in Northern Europe, for its “outdated” advertisements and has pressured it to …

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Dec 29 2012

Charlotte Allen redux

I missed the part where Charlotte Allen replied to her critics. It’s a treat. It’s no small thing, of course, to stop a gunman, whatever his size, but there might have been more of a chance with a few men on hand. I asserted that the “feminized setting” that prevails at elementary schools and the …

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