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20 Jul 2015
Your Rulings Speak So Loudly, I Don’t Want to Hear a Word You Say

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to declare¬†gay marriage a right protected under the 14th amendment to the US Constitution (Obergefell v. Hodges) caused the expected celebrations and disappointment, and is not a surprise to me.¬†It is a pattern I have seen for the last two decades, where activists use the court as a […]

01 Jul 2015
The Dangerous Path of Ridiculing Those Who May Deserve It

http://gizmodo.com/the-anti-vaccine-movement-should-be-ridiculed-because-1683258152 Ridicule is the absolute wrong way to do this. Ridicule is a personal attack, and discourages free discussion and openess. Do this enough, and people shutdown. It may sound good to shutdown an anti-vaxxer, but it shuts down much more than that and creates quiet enemies–and not just among anti-vaxxers. In the future, even […]