Monthly Archives: March 2009

Shopping Sprees linked to Periods

There’s a study here that shows women are more likely to go on a shopping spree about 10 days before their period starts.  It deals with the hormonal changes and the negative emotions. Along with this, women tend to dress … Continue reading

Posted in Experts | 4 Comments

A New Look at Child Pornography

Think about why we consider child pornography wrong.  Legally (and morally), it’s because the child is being exploited.  However, the Supreme Court Case of Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition marked a significant change to child pornography. In the case, child … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Law, Paper Topic, Pornography | 10 Comments

Music On the Fringes

I’m not much into the popular music these days.  Although, my favorite is Dave Matthews, I wouldn’t consider him “popular” because he’s hardly played on the radio and I usually like his stuff that isn’t played on the radio. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Franz Kafka Airport found to be the Most Alienating Airport

I love the Onion News.  Check it out here.  It’d probably make sense if you’re familiar with his stories and philosophy.

Posted in Existentialism, Humor | 3 Comments

Is Obama a Socialist?

Answer: NO!  A real socialist answers the question and explains that Obama is just your typical neoliberal Democrat.  You can read it here. Quoting from the article: The funny thing is, of course, that socialists know that Barack Obama is … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Socialism | 6 Comments

Book Review: Meat, A Love Story by Susan Bourette

I’ve finished these books that I’ve had about food.  I also had this book so I figured, why not?  Out of all the books on food, this was my least favorite.  In fact, I’m thinking of selling this book if … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Culture, Vegetarianism | 2 Comments

Another Difference on Democrats and Republicans

In a previous post, I mentioned some major differences between Democrats and Republicans. I think what it mainly comes down to is negative and positive rights.  In this post, I want to mention another main difference but this goes straight … Continue reading

Posted in Empiricism, Free Will, Paper Topic, Politics, Pragmatism, Rationalism | 3 Comments

Book Review: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Take a look around in your local supermarket in America.  It has so many varieties, differences, and features that we would think that it looks like something like this:   Indeed, we think of it as the ultimate variety for the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Culture, Economics, Health, Vegetarianism | 5 Comments

Benefit of the Doubt: An Inconsistency in the Pro-Life Abortion Movement AND the Environment

I’ve come across another inconsistency.  Let me be clear.  I’m not saying that the pro-life movement is itself inconsistent.  Nor am I saying that anything within environmental ethics is inconsistent either.  Taking them both together, however, is where the inconsistency … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Environment, Global Warming, Paper Topic, Values | 3 Comments

Capital Punishment and Economics

Whether you’re for or against the death pentalty, everyone agrees that to execute a prisoner is much more expensive than life imprisonment.  Life imprisonment is about $800,000 per person.  To execute, it costs $2.3 million.  So executing a prisoner is … Continue reading

Posted in Capital Punishment, Economics | 3 Comments