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The Panacea Syndrome (7)

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Social Engineering | No Comments »

Buttons Pushed: Innumerable news articles and op-ed pieces about a simple solution to any problem that plagues us.  It could be a new naturopathic remedy for every real or imagined aliment.  Or, more seriously in terms of human rights, it ...

Call For A New Virtue: “Thou Shalt Offend!” (6)

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Human Rights | No Comments »

Button Pushed:  Report in Toronto’s Globe and Mail by Carly Weeks in the November 19, 2008 edition of the paper. “Your friend's new fuchsia fedora might be hideous. But don't call it gay, or you might get a language lesson ...

The Dangers Posed Not By Conspiracies, But By Conspiracy Theorists (5)

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Phobias | No Comments »

Button Pushed:  Essay by Glenn Harlan Reynolds in the August 2008 issue of Popular Mechanics. "The measles, whooping cough and even polio have returned. Why? Because of a new breed of vaccine deniers who are ignoring campaigns for awareness... The ...

Health Police Expands Mandate: Continue To Target The Poor (4)

Saturday, August 16th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Social Engineering | No Comments »

Button Pushed:  News item (30 July 2008) in Globe and Mail reports that LA "City officials are putting South Los Angeles on a diet.  The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a moratorium on new fast food restaurants in ...

Ranking The Relative Evilness of Different Religions (3)

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Religion | No Comments »

Button Pushed: News item (11 July 2008) on Catholic News Agency website that "The slaughter and sale of a cow reportedly triggered a new series of attacks against Christians in the Indian state of Orissa in which Hindu militants from ...

Don’t Lecture Me! I Can Read! (2)

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Education | No Comments »

Button Pushed: Foolishly going to check the numbers enrolled in my lecture sections for the next term, while musing about how few of those enrolled who actually show up ever seem to want to be there. ——— —————————————————————————————————— ...

Crying ‘Fire’ Strictly Prohibited By Law! (1)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Posted in Sightings (All), Sightings: Human Rights | 54 Comments »

Button Pushed:  News item (7 July 2008) on BBC about Australian PM Kevin Rudd's ‘disgust' at art that makes him uncomfortable---and just the latest attempt of those with serious personal hang-ups trying to justify censorship by pretending to concern with ...