And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know the president can have me declared a terrorist and murdered on a whim

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I won’t bother with the details of my homecoming, but suffice to say that US customs officials are bullies who see nothing wrong with trying to coerce US citizens into giving up their constitutional rights. Full explanation of what I’m talking about, written by a lawyer, here. [Read more...]

Why South Korea is leading the way in building killer robots

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When I moved this blog to Patheos, I was asked to pick a tagline and I ended up going with the first thing that came to mind: “Philosophy, atheism, killer robots.” Roll your cursor over the browser tag, you should be able to see it This was not a throw-away joke: I really do mean [Read More...]

Sunday links and open thread: why xkcd is awesome, needless drone killings, and more

Use the comments to discuss these stories or anything else: [Read more...]

On who I voted for, the liberal democratic tradition, and words for bad things

(Alternative title: “Philosophical-political blog post that attempts to combine three blog posts into one.” It’s funny if you get the reference to Spinoza’s Treatise.) [Read more...]


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