Newsbits: 10/31/2010

An interesting article about how the latest Arizona Immigration bill was helped by prison economics.

Philosopher Jean Kazez writes about the aesthetics of Eminem’s lyrics and how it is poetry.

A great speech by emphasizing reason instead of rhetoric.

I asked a great logic question online and it led me to this site which helped out.

According to, Republicans will take the House on Tues. but not the Senate.  They were extremely good at predicting the Obama election.  Let’s see if they get it right again for this one.  Check it out on your state to see if you Rep., Senator, or Governor makes it in or not.

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I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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3 Responses to Newsbits: 10/31/2010

  1. thekillerj says:

    Anybody that listens to Eminem has to recognize the skill he possesses.

  2. Guysezual says:

    I heard an NPR report on the Arizona law, drawn up by some shadowy lobby group. It reminded me of Thank You for Smoking where some seedy lobbyists try to raise the status of their evil industries.

    How sad is it that locking people up is such big business. We have a huge prison population. And prisoners don’t get to vote, so the thing gets worse and worse with representatives who are more interested in the industry than the people.

    For all our posturing as a nation following Christian precepts, there is far too little genuine love in the USA. Love of money, maybe.

  3. Kristina says:

    That rally was a really neat thing. I really appreciated his message. I hope they do those regularly.

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