Monthly Archives: October 2013

Opinion is an insufficient foundation for law. Deliberation is required. This requires all voices to have access to the table.

I do not believe that it is reasonable to bring the weight of the law to step in when people have a disagreement regarding what people do (or consume) on their own time, particularly when there is little or no … Continue reading

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We can make everything amazing

It starts with the small stuff.

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Thought (thinking for yourself is a prerequisite to not being manipulated)

People need to learn to think for themselves. This mostly involves thinking for themselves, and using that process to draw their own conclusions. In many cases, we need to do what we are told. In particular, this is useful in … Continue reading

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Another way to effectively diffuse public health information

People listen to real people more than they listen to anything else. We could pay people in homeless shelters something along the line of $50 per day for short shifts (3-4 hours) to go out in teams promoting public health … Continue reading

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Slogans don’t coin themselves

Want more? Contact me. Then inspire me.

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Kudos (truth can be hard to handle. It helps us to prevent the worst from happening again.)

Kudos to The Province for its informative and eye-opening 10-part series called “Racism in Paradise.” They certainly touched on many open wounds regarding our racist past and our significantly improved present, and hopefully in so doing will prove to be … Continue reading

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Logic placed firmly on head, as is commonly needed

Logic: If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. Proposed modus operandi: Apply this logic from top to bottom, in that order. The document attached to this posting may be the seed of an eventual PhD thesis if … Continue reading

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爱世界和平de

… O O O

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Who watches the watchers?

Idea: Annual prizes for hackers who find ways that “watcher watchers” are most likely to fail to watch the watchers. (And while we’re at it why not coin the word “watchatchers” for people who watch the watchers.) Say, one prize … Continue reading

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Thoughts about media, and checks and balances against abuse of political power wrt information control

Checks and balances! When the government can bypass the media to get messages to the public, we need to be very, very careful in designing checks and balances to counteract proclivities towards fascism. Divisive politics is more dangerous than ever. … Continue reading

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