Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The right to be forgotten forgets about many things

The problem is, the person trying to get the information suppressed knows why it's bad for them, but that's supposed to be balanced against the benefits. But, the benefits are widespread and in the future, so the people involved can't contest the issue.

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Another business getting screwed by the High Line

Sean sometimes thinks of going up on the High Line, after work, when the weather is nice. But he won't do it.

"I boycott the High Line," he said. "I'll never go on it. After I've seen what it's done--and what it almost did to us."
My man.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Having it both ways with gender

One moment I'm being lectured about the unique talents women bring to the table, that companies with more women on the board tend to perform better and how the government ought to impose quotas on the number of female MPs.

The next moment I'm being told that in the family, the number of women involves is absolutely insignificant. Women being nothing to the table. Two men can themselves up as Mr and Mr Dad and only a nasty bigot would dare suggest that something is missing from the equation.
I guess, women are different than men in every area of life, except those which biology would suggest. That seems like a reasonable hypothesis.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Universe

"Considering the marvelous complexity of the universe, its clockwork perfection, its balances of this against that, matter, energy, gravitation, time, dimension, I believe that our existence must be more than either of these philosophies. That what we are goes beyond Euclidean or other "practical" measuring systems, and that our existence is part of a reality beyond what we understand now as reality."

Captain Picard, "Where Silence Has Lease"


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Copper and homelessness

It's a sad story that this guy, who's a hard worker, doesn't have a job, and probably can't get one.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

R.I.P. Nate Dogg

4 years.
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, and actor. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, 2Pac, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris and Shade Sheist on many hit releases.


College and essentials

Mostly, though, I got content from my classes, and needed to think about what to do with it on my own. I did wind up finding blogging (and op-ed-ing for the YDN) helpful here — having a content monster to feed makes me keep forcing collisions between everything I know and all the problems I’ve encountered, in the hopes of finding a somewhat useful 500-800 word idea.


Thursday, March 12, 2015


"How many converts have I made?" Or at least, how much thought and effort have I given to the making of converts? That is a question that each of us ought to ask himself, at least once a year. The thought of standing before God in judgement, empty-handed, is a thought to make us tremble. "Where are your fruits, where are your souls?" He rightly will ask - and he will ask it of the layman as well as of the priest or religious.

The Faith Explained, p. 174
Get to it.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Give Mark Shea some money before he starts publishing poetry

As for my poetry, I happen to have the distinction of having prompted the only letter of complaint ever sent to First Things about the poetry they publish. Fear me, or I will publish my poetry here! Nobody wants that. So contribute to the Tin Cup Rattle and nobody has to read my poetry.


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