Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 10/09/2011


  • A new game called SPENT puts you in the position of a person who’s going to be homeless person.  The makers of the game says that their goal is to challenge the way you think about poverty and homelessness.The goal of game is to place you in the position of having lost your job, your savings and being down to your last $1000 dollars.  Basically, you’re not homeless, but you’re on the verge of becoming homeless.  Try to last one month.  Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people in the US today.  Play it.  See if you can last. 



  • You can get rid of vaccine scares by using a little logic and investigation: 


  • The Supreme Court of the United States starts its new term and many issues are on the agenda including: immigration, same-sex marriage, President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, affirmative action, Medicaid, warrant searches, strip searches, expletive words in the media, free speech, and environmental issues.


  • Great videos on detecting fallacies: 



  • Ha!  I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this bit of news.  It reads like it’s from The Onion.  It’s still satire though.


  • Wow.  Get paid to go on a first date.  The site touts that it solves the problems of hookups from other websites.  However, I think it’ll just either exacerbate it or else this site will eventually be known for hookups.  Click on “How it Works” to watch the details.




About shaunmiller

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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1 Response to Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 10/09/2011

  1. Pingback: Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 10/23/2011 | Shaun Miller's Ideas

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