Picture: Family album, mother in Ohio, 1940s (not twins).
Thursday, June 30, 2011
ABC Nightline Prime: "Twin-Tuition": to twins share common souls or have special telepathy? Can non-twins?
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
ABC 20-20: "We Find Them": Major presentation of recent problems with online reputation, as well as pseudo-phishing of "lonely hearts"; Section 230 examined
I'll look further into Fertik's theory on the interplay of DMCA and Section 230 -- they are separate legal instruments.
Picture: That's me at age 4, 1947
Friday, June 24, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I wondered, would I ever be game for something like this myself, not having had my own children. This always seemed like someone else’s emotional world, until more recent events.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
CNN: Spitzer probes reports that Bush tried to use CIA to discredit a professor critical of Iraq war
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
AC360 airs report on 1970s-era "therapy" aimed at "effeminate" boys; led to tragedy, and to FRC today
The Alamo Drafthouse site is here. I love the idea of movie theaters serving good food (like Rave's Fairfax Corner in VA). I may be in Austin (and Dallas) later on this year, will check it out.
First picture: My own father in the pillory stocks in Williamsburg, VA in 1940 (estate picture, mine now).
Update: (6/8). On the second night, CNN tried to catch up with Rekers, now separated from the FRC after an escort "scandal". In Florida, Rekers said that what had happened was "sad" but he claimed unrelated to the therapy after so many decades.
The mindset for attempting "reparative" therapy seems to involve a desire by many people to see everyone measured by the same "rules". But that's what totalitarian societies (whether communist or fascist) do. The morality of all this is a bit like some of the uncertainty principles in quantum physics. To have "equality" we have to accept that a kind of inequality always exists, so you have to have complementarity and a community, too. Maybe that sounds too much like Rick Warren ("it isn't about you," after all).
NOTE: (6/8/2011): I'm experimenting with making this one blog work on mobile devices, and only then others. I am experiencing some difficulties. I'll let everyone know when it can work "normally" on mobile (and not interfere with regular use).
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Cooper went into the abuses of the regime in Syria, put upon minors and teenagers. But he still has not covered the “sissy boy experiment” supposedly scheduled for May 24, put off by the Joplin tornado. Those kinds of stories continue, with shocking weather in Springfield, MA late Wednesday.
Update (June 7): Weiner made premature blog posts into toast. He confessed. He sent the tweets and photos. I can only say that the shirtless photo obviously is missing one element; it looks like Weiner visited Clive Barker's Erasure. At 46, his fake "immaturity" is not becoming. He has an odd idea about "what women want". We will soon visit a land of men without chests. You don't need to be abducted and taken to another planet.