Interesting

Women Are Sort Of More Tentative Than Men, Aren't They?

Categories: Linkage
Date: 2009-09-07 23:03:54, 8 years and 166 days ago

Homosexual Marriage

Often people claim that the government should recognize homosexual marriages and give them the same tax benefits as straight marriages. I can only think of three possible reasons for the government to recognize or encourage (through tax benefits) marriages, either heterosexual or homosexual; interestingly none of these three reasons apply to homosexual marriage.

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Categories: Politics, Philosophy
Date: 2009-09-06 23:03:54, 8 years and 167 days ago

Media Favrouritism

... apparently they favour the Coalition. Really? So how did you come to this conclusion? "The researchers measured bias by counting the number of mentions of left-leaning or right-leaning intellectuals." Like that's a valid measure; basically what they are saying is that the media was slightly more likely to write articles about the party that's actually in power. They also apparently rated the "slant" of various headlines, but that's too subjective to be valid. (Basically all it says is that the researchers where slightly more left-wing than the media as a whole) There was third a final measure they used which was the level of political donations, this is actually a valid measure, though it doesn't measure the slant of the articles in the newspapers, it just indicates that they support that party. The Coalition was in power at the time so it may have been an effort to buy the current government, I would like to see how this changes now that Labour is in power.

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Categories: Politics
Date: 2009-09-03 23:03:54, 8 years and 170 days ago

Political Thought in a Nutshell

Shamelessly stolen from Shots Across the Bow:

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Categories: Humour, Politics, Linkage
Date: 2009-09-03 23:03:56, 8 years and 170 days ago