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Entries from November 27th, 2011

Ending Our Immoral Tax Code

November 27th, 2011 by Inspector · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Lately, there have been some proposals in the political mainstream for a flat tax system. Such proposals are very much worth considering. The current tax code, with its system of deductions and penalties is grossly immoral – the government has no right to reward or penalize our non-criminal behaviors.

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Authoring Ourselves: On Ideological versus Physical Causation

November 15th, 2011 by Jim May · 19 Comments · Uncategorized

Every hand’s a winner, And every hand’s a loser. –Kenny Rogers, The Gambler Just this morning, the following items came across my radar. Can you detect the basic alternative that is common to all of them? At the New York Times, Eddy Nahmias asks: “Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will?” (A very good read […]

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Passing thoughts on Occupy Wall Street

November 11th, 2011 by Inspector · 1 Comment · Politics, Uncategorized

The “Occupiers” are shamefully ignorant. Ignorant of the other 99%: the 99% of corporations that do nothing wrong. And another point of their ignorance is: what is the distinguishing attribute of the 1% who aren’t innocent? That 1% isn’t the biggest 1%. It isn’t the richest. It’s the group that are in bed with the […]

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The Tragedy of Theology

November 9th, 2011 by Jim May · 37 Comments · Uncategorized

“Here is the tragedy of theology in its distilled essence: The employment of high-powered human intellect, of genius, of profoundly rigorous logical deduction—studying nothing. In the Middle Ages, the great minds capable of transforming the world did not study the world; and so, for most of a millennium, as human beings screamed in agony—decaying from […]

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The Twenty-Five Tents

November 6th, 2011 by Jim May · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Features distorted in the flickering light, The faces are twisted and grotesque. Silent and stern in the sweltering night, The mob moves like demons possessed. Quiet in conscience, calm in their right Confident their ways are best. The righteous rise With burning eyes Of hatred and ill-will. Madmen fed on fear and lies To beat […]

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Cavalcade of Links 11

November 4th, 2011 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on Cavalcade of Links 11 · Uncategorized

1. Peter Hitchens looks at the science fiction world called Japan. 2. A great idea. 3. The Taranto Principle. 4. The Obama administration plumbs new depths in divisiveness using the First Lady as an attack dog. 5. The last time I posted about EMP, the idea was debunked in comments. But if it is really […]

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