Every year, my wood burning stove stinks powerfully after the burning months due to downdrafts, and the scent was completely gone after only a few hours of use. I grew up in a house with a dad who smoked a pack a day and it bothered me back then, before we heard about second-hand smoke.
Gang Rape In France: The Times carries this disturbing story about gang rape among North African immigrants in France, and tolerance of the practice by the immigrant community.
You know it's bad when Richard Gephardt can credibly accuse you of of adopting a position so protectionist that it's "demagoguing. Bush has been awful on trade, of course. But I'm just not going to get enthusiastic about someone running for president on the platform that Bush hasn't been protectionist enough, someone who promises to go still further in that direction.
Everyone professes to think Dean's a straight-shooting kind of guy. Libertarians-for-Dean, do you believe Dean's promises about trade? I'm pretty close to launching libertarians-for-Lieberman. I don't necessarily want Lieberman to be president; but I sure want him to do better than humiliatingly-badly in the Democratic primaries, since right now he's the most pro-free-trade candidate from either major party.
It was a major accomplishment of the Clinton restructuring of the Democratic Party that it beat back the Gephardtians and got trade agreements passed. I'm not going to be happy to see the Democrats whether they win or lose the White House revert to their bad old ways on the issue.
Yes, I'd probably prefer Lieberman to Dean on other grounds-- not least the foreign policy questions that are attracting some libertarians to the latter. I felt like writing Joe a check purely on the basis of the speech he gave at the Arab-American convention last week, though I didn't in the end.
But it's trade, and the future of the Democratic Party on trade, that concerns me.
One of the things that's supposed to be hopeful about the Tuxeira "emerging Democratic majority" thesis is that it's a Democratic Party built on professionals rather than unions, and so friendlier to trade. That's the kind of Democratic Party I would think libertarians should want to encourage.
If we're going to have posts about bumper stickers, might as well throw one in about bumper sticker law: Cunnigham was ticketed for a bumper sticker that said "Shit happens," and he challenged the conviction on First Amendment grounds. The Court sided with Cunningham, relying correctly on Cohen v.
The Event of the Age: Victor Davis Hanson explains here why "each day the great gamble in Iraq is taking on significance that transcends the immediate tactical advantages that accrued from ridding the world of Saddam Hussein's savagery.
I'll be especially pleased when the function is extended to amazon. Virginia's exactly right about this:The Degenerative Influence of Advertising on Society - Advertising is designed to foster a desire to purchase goods and services, yet it is much deeper than that—advertising is a system of effective manipulation that twists the mentalities of those subjected to it.
Intro duction. Thomas Kuhn coined the modern definition of the word “paradigm” in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in A paradigm, according to Kuhn's definition, is a conceptual model that explains a set of scientific observations, which creates a framework to fit the observations.
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The politicization of science is the manipulation of science for political gain. It occurs when government, business, or advocacy groups use legal or economic pressure to influence the findings of scientific research or the way it is disseminated, reported or interpreted.
The politicization of science may also negatively affect academic and scientific freedom. The point is, if you the science fiction writer postulate lots of technological advances in your novels, you must at least pay lip service to the sad fact that it will make a sizable segment of your society very angry.