I got engaged today.
Burdens of proof are always symmetrically distributed
We don’t know and it doesn’t matter anyway.
I’ve had it up to here with people saying that the such and such people just want to control other people’s bodies. Not because such claims are false, but because they are trivially true.
So, you guys have a cruel and unusual punishment clause in your constitution. But I’ve got a few questions:
Something I discovered recently…
Confucian tradition recommends honouring one’s ancestors even when they are criminals. South Korea and China should be familiar with this tradition and thus their reactions to Abe’s visits to Yasukuni Shrine is more political theatre than genuine offense.
My sister was in a play yesterday about a comedian. The comedian told a particular gay joke which my sister’s lesbian friend reacted to very badly (read angry). I don’t think the joke was offensive, but I may be missing something due to my privilege or something. The joke in question?
While I was off watching a movie about people who had plenty of cause to riot, an actual riot occurred in Singapore where there isn’t really any cause for one. Apparently some people do not know who the enemy is because somehow they think attacking ambulances is going to solve problems.
Today/Tomorrow (depending on your time zone) is Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights
Does it count as rape when both parties are too drunk to consent?
If what the left really cares about is how the worst off are doing, why do they keep talking about inequality?
I presume that lots of movement conservatives are fine with promoting liberal democracy abroad. Then why are their enemies at home liberals and democrats?
Which is more important? Religious freedom or democracy?
Via Clark at Popehat. No dogs were harmed this time. Which is in and of itself an accomplishment for the police given that they raided an animal shelter. The comments are comedy gold.
Liberalism may not be the best according to radicals, but it is good enough and in fact our only hope.
Jason Brennan, over at Bleeding Heart Libertarians argues that employers do not owe their employees a living wage. This is in the context of whether the government subsidises Wal-Mart by providing the welfare state so that Wal-Mart does not have to pay a living wage. But as Brennan argues this presupposes that it is already…
If sex is no different than any other kind of activity, why are sexual contracts uneforceable?
If it is not illegal to kill and eat cows, chickens and sheep, why is it illegal to screw them?