Posts Tagged ‘Law’

June 7th, 2012 - 8:27 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Syrian Village Wiped Out

Following reports of a fresh massacre by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, U.N. observers were blocked from reaching the shot by small-arms fire in what U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called an “unspeakable barbarity.” After the latest massacre—in Qubair, a village of 140 [...]

January 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm § in Uncategorized

Paternalism in the Hippocratic Oath

Jules van Schaijik of the Personalist Project writes about the Hippocratic Oath (excerpted) “Toward a Reconstruction of Medical Morality”, by Edmund D. Pellegrino, provides a good example.  The Hippocratic ethic, Pellegrino thinks, is paternalistic to a degree that is simply no longer acceptabl[...]

May 1st, 2011 - 12:16 am § in America, Religion

Yom Hashoah: Roger asks, Were Hitler’s crimes immense enough for you to make an exception for him?

Mon, May 2, 2011 …. Tomorrow is the Jewish holiday, Yom Hashoah .. the day of remembrance of the Holocaust. Because I do not believe in the death penalty, my  friend Roger asked this question a few weeks ago: If Hitler had been captured alive, would you have supported executing him? Were his [...]

April 16th, 2011 - 8:54 am § in Environment, Religion

Frank Lutz: How to Keep NPR Funded!

from the Dianne Rheems show: There are five different types of people for you to reach out to. Rejecters, Disagreeables, Neutrals, Accepters and Embracers. Each one of those terms means something. You need to forget the Rejecters because there’s nothing you can do to influence them. “The[...]

April 12th, 2011 - 1:36 pm § in Jews, Religion

Illegal activity on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

Ed.  Imagine visiting a former home, the place your ancestors lived for hundreds of years.  There is a cemetery there, now owned by THEM, the people who drove your ancestors out.  You walk around finding  gravestones with your family’s name.  The gravestones are hard to find because a con[...]

March 25th, 2011 - 2:12 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges


GOP DEMANDS EMAILS OF UWisc. HISTORY PROFESSOR Ed.   Remember Batman? How about Zorro? Batman and Zorro  could fight crime only while their Bruce Wayne or Don Diego de la Vega identities were kept secret.  Here on campus we are all “Zorro”:  no matter how idealistic our goals might [...]

March 15th, 2011 - 8:55 pm § in Hypocrisy

Protests Grow of Bradley Manning’s Treatment in Detention

Cruel and Unusual Punishment? By SPIEGEL Staff Activists protest the conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention in front of the US State Department in Washington on Monday. The conditions under which presumed WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning are being held have been tightened again. Even US pol[...]

March 11th, 2011 - 10:01 am § in America, Misc., Politics, UW

SRO Crowd Reclaims Democracy for Real People

SEATTLE, March 11 -- Last night a SRO crowd flocked to UW's Kane Hall to brainstorm strategy and tactics in the fight against the legal fiction of corporate personhood underpinning the CITIZENS decision. Titled After Citizens United: Reclaiming Democracy for PEOPLE, the event was sponsored by Washin[...]

March 11th, 2011 - 10:00 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

An Open Letter from WI Senator Chris Larson

This is Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson -- and today, I'm heading home to Wisconsin to join the fight in person. The last three weeks have shown what progressive strength and worker solidarity look like. My fellow senators and I know that thousands of PCCC members in Wisconsin and across the[...]

March 7th, 2011 - 5:02 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics

The Story of Citizens United: New Video Lays Out the Case

New animated short shows how corporate power has eroded our rights and corrupted our democracy. Animations parody the political process we all know and love. 9-min video goes a long way toward explaining why the people's expressed desires are thwarted over and over by special interests.[...]