Facebook Trying To Outtwitter Twitter, Microsoft Style?

Dan is relaying tech news. Last fall, Facebook tried and failed to acquire Twitter for $500 million in Facebook stock.The deal blew up when Twitter learned Facebook valued itself somewhere around $8 billion while its stock was going for closer to $4 billion on the market. So what has Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg done since? [Read More...]

Intimate Anecdotes About Michael Jackson

A rabbi friend mourns not just his death but his life, I would overcome my feelings of pity with a spirit of defiance. No, I will not cry. He hadn’t earned it.But then the news came that he had died. And I was devastated. Especially when I saw my children’s tears. Michael was accused of [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: George Carlin–”Religion is Bullshit”

Greg Laden points out June 27th was a year since the death of George Carlin. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Nap Advocacy

I am a huge advocate of sleep.  Here’s a case for midday sleeping. They say it’s better for concentration, productivity, concentration, etc. than caffeine! It’s already 2:10 pm, so go get some sleep already if you haven’t already! [Read more...]

Beginning of the End of Radical Islam?

The Washington Post reports: Election and polling results show a diminishing influence of radical Islam acroos the Middle East and other Muslim countries. Radical political parties are losing clout, support for suicide bombing and terrorist tactics is dropping, and the deteriorating situation in Iran mark the beginning of the end of radical Islam. Regardless of [Read More...]

Teenagers’ Limbs Cut Off For Stealing

as a crowd of 300 men, women, and children watched: Somalia’s capital Mogadishu was witness, Thursday, to the public amputation of the left leg and right hand from each of four thieves.  They were all teenagers, about seventeen years old. The thieves, were convicted of stealing some mobile phones and two guns by a Whahbist [Read More...]

To Ban Or Not To Ban

A youtube point-counterpoint on this topic (on which I am still interested in your thoughts). Pro-ban: Anti-ban: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Playing Sarkozy’s Advocate

Njustus has kindly accepted my gauntlet to readers to offer on the possibility of the French government outlawing women from publicly wearing burqas.  And his reply is a good one: From a Lockean ’social contract’ perspective, I believe the state should have the power to regulate the wearing of burqas if it can offer a [Read More...]

A Question For My Readers About “Moral Facts”

In metaethics debates, there are disputes between various forms of cognitivists and non-cognitivists.  Cognitivists claim that when we make a claim that “x is wrong” or “x is right” we mean to say that “it is a fact that x is wrong” or that “it is a fact that x is right.” Whether it turns [Read More...]


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