Philosophy bites. The question of free will. Free History and Geography Printables. Welcome to Day Four of iHomeschool Network’s Print-a-Palooza, an extravaganza that will no doubt require you to stock up on printer ink!
Please enjoy this collection of free history and geography printables from bloggers all around the world. Feel free to linkup your own printables! Coming Thursday: science printables Linkup requirements: Only link to your own printables (created and owned by you.)Only link to free printables.Link to the post or page that includes the download link to your printable. Virtual philosopher.
Sociocracy - thebigview.com. Essays. Past Life Analysis. Six Arguments for the Elimination of Capitalism. Jerry Mander’s new book, The Capitalism Papers, has a promising subtitle: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System.
None of the hedging of bets there that constrains much progressive social critique in the US. In liberal punditry, the acceptable spectrum of discourse does not even permit use of the word, and in the foundation-sponsored non-profit sector, such talk would be financial suicide. Nor are US trade unions, what’s left of them, anti-capitalist. (In fact their leaders explicitly claim their aim is to get capitalism to work better.)
As he correctly points out, there is an unspoken consensus: “it is as if global capitalism” – a human creation – “occupies a virtually permanent existence, like a religion, a gift of God, infallible.” This unmasking of the unspoken, invisible, assumed, is what Jerry Mander’s books do best, and it is a promising start. An Open Letter to Students Returning to School. TEDxStanford - Ken Taylor - Plato, democracy and me. Untitled. Kopitiam Ekonomi: Free Your Mind, Chain Your Wallet - Free Education. Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist. Stop childhood sexual abuse: How to treat pedophilia. Photograph by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images.
One summer day in the mid-1990s, Spencer Kaplan climbed aboard a bus at the camp where he was a counselor-in-training, sat down next to a little boy of about 9, and thought, “My God, I want to kiss him.” Spencer—a pseudonym—was 14. He was a short, sensitive teenager who wore high tops and backward baseball caps. Philosophy since the Enlightenment, by Roger Jones. I will prove that the Earth is flat. Let me first say that Pi Molitor Patel hates agnostics but I don’t mind.
I bear no grudge against Pi. That is settled. Life of Pi (pronounced as the greek letter, I heard some people saying it wrong) is an arresting book full of wonders and allegories. It is exactly with the improbability and strangeness of the story, the omega bengal tiger, the carnivorous floating island, the docile meerkats, that the book dares you to examine your faith (or the lack thereof).
Given that all stories are valid; it asks: would you choose a life of amazement over a life of dry, yeastless factuality? Pi was introduced to us as this all-religion loving adolescent who can’t understand why he can’t be a Hindu, a Moslem and a Christian all at the same time. The Art of Complex Problem Solving.
Take an adjective (implacable) or a verb (calibrate) or even another noun (crony) and add a suffix like ity, tion or ism. You’ve created a new noun: implacability, calibration, cronyism. Sounds impressive, right? Nouns formed from other parts of speech are called nominalizations. Kaliningrad profile - Facts. Litigation Support Industry: eDiscovery Business News and Information Blog. Law And More: "Am having hard time taking the whole death-of-law thing seriously," Midwest Attorney. A Midwest Attorney writes in this Presidents's Day weekend: "In my few lucid moments in between bouts of economic paranoia this weekend - if it were summer, I'd be canning green beans and shooting squirrels to eat next winter - I'm having a hard time taking the whole death-of-law thing seriously.
I think you are totally correct, Jane, in saying: 'It could drill down to what studying law, practicing it, and the thought or reality of giving it up, at least as a means of making a living, mean to you.' There have been hard times before and there will be again. WordInEdgewise. Ideoblog: Corporate social responsibility. FUCK THEORY - Organon 5 On A Basic Fallacy of Reading One of the... Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin. Pages: 1 2 According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi‘i, those “symbols of paganism,” which Egypt’s Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax.
Most recently, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs” and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.” This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s companion, Amr bin al-As and his Arabian tribesmen, who invaded and conquered Egypt circa 641. Under al-As and subsequent Muslim rule, many Egyptian antiquities were destroyed as relics of infidelity. Now, however, as Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sheikhs” observes, and thanks to modern technology, the pyramids can be destroyed. Open Society Foundations. LII Supreme Court Collection: Historic decisions by topic.
Must-Reads from Around the World, June 22, 2012. Big Week – Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti tells the Guardian — and a group of leading European newspapers — that E.U. leaders have a week to save the eurozone and warned of the “apocalyptic consequences of failure” at a crunch summit next week.
“There would be progressively greater speculative attacks on individual countries, with harassment of the weaker countries,” he said, adding: “the frustration of the public towards Europe would grow.” Bridge Builder – The Jerusalem Post analyses Vladimir Putin’s visit to Israel, noting he aims to show Moscow is a player in the region. “[The] official purpose of the Russian president’s visit is to dedicate a memorial … but talks with Netanyahu will center on Russia’s support for Assad in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran.”
Industry Tags. National Debate Coaches Association. The Lynas Fact Sheet.pdf (application/pdf Object) Principles of Sentencing. There are five general aims or functions or justifications of punishment: There is a belief that punishment for crime can deter people from offending.
There are two forms: - Specific deterrence is concerned with punishing an individual offender in the expectation that he will not offend again. - General deterrence is related to the possibility that people in general will be deterred from committing crime by the threat of punishment if they are caught.
How this aim is effected - Prison sentence/long prison sentence - Heavy fine. Novice Resources - ParliDebate.com. How to Case. Think of the process of casing as a funnel.
The top of the funnel is wide, because you want to be considering as many cases as possible. But the bottom of the funnel is narrow, because the set of cases that actually make good debates is much smaller. So the first step in casing is to think of as many cases as you can. Do not worry about whether they are good ideas or not. Just sit around brainstorming, writing down every idea you come up with. A Theory of Justice. A Theory of Justice is a work of political philosophy and ethics by John Rawls. It was originally published in 1971 and revised in both 1975 (for the translated editions) and 1999. In A Theory of Justice, Rawls attempts to solve the problem of distributive justice (the socially just distribution of goods in a society) by utilising a variant of the familiar device of the social contract. The resultant theory is known as "Justice as Fairness", from which Rawls derives his two principles of justice: the liberty principle and the difference principle.
Objective The Moral Vacuum of the Health Care Debates. Pioneering new forms of intervention. Irvine, CA - Ramy Syed, the Syrian activist and videographer known as "Syriapioneer" - who was killed the other day by the Syrian government forces whose brutal violence he helped expose to the wider world - wasn't a pioneer in the normal sense of the word. He wasn't the first person to use cell phone cameras and YouTube to show the world the horrific reality of state-sponsored violence against civilians. Egyptian activists have been showing videos of police torture for years, while Libyan activists last summer gave the world a front row seat to the protests, and then insurgency, against Gaddafi - whose own demise, or at least the moments surrounding it, were also filmed and broadcast for the world to witness via social media.
But for the sheer volume of postings - 835 in total, the last four of them posthumous - and the brutality of the evil they depict, Syed had few equals. If it took an imperial power to stop the violence and oppression, so be it. Or at least so many people thought. Language and The Humanities. Business and Economy. Index of politics articles. Autonomy: Overview Autonomy is an individual’s capacity for self-determination or self-governance. Beyond that, it is a much-contested concept that comes up in a number of different arenas. For example, there is the folk concept of autonomy, which usually operates as an inchoate desire for freedom in some area of one’s life, and which may or may not be connected with the agent’s idea of the moral good.
This folk concept of autonomy blurs the distinctions that philosophers draw among personal autonomy, moral autonomy, and political autonomy. The Subjection of Women. The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, stating an argument in favour of equality between the sexes. At the time it was published in 1869, this essay was an affront to European conventional norms for the status of men and women. John Stuart Mill credited his wife, Harriet Taylor Mill, with co-writing the essay. While some scholars agreed by 2009 that John Stuart Mill was the sole author, it is also noted that some of the arguments are similar to Harriet Taylor Mill's essay The Enfranchisement of Women which was published in 1851. Overview Should Marriage for Same Sex Couples be Legal? Palestine and Israel. Author and Page information by Anup ShahThis Page Last Updated Sunday, February 01, 2009 6 articles on “Palestine and Israel” and 1 related issue: Palestine and Israel Introduction Last updated Wednesday, December 20, 2000.
Gender and Sexuality — e-International Relations. EUDC 2011 - Main Final - Part 9/9. Rosa Parks. KONY 2012. Marital Rape- Gross Violation of Human Rights? (Women’s Perspective).. Among all kinds of satisfactions human being enjoy, sex always occupies higher position and a casual physical need of every human being at certain saturated age period. The world being male dominated, where men are the earning members, Women are always being suppressed and are dependent.
Analysis: How would Iran respond to an Israeli attack? 6 March 2012Last updated at 19:06 ET By Jonathan Marcus BBC Diplomatic Correspondent Iran has the largest and most diverse ballistic missile arsenal in the Middle East Iran has made it clear that if it is attacked either by Israel or the United States it will respond in kind. Guide: How Iran is ruled. Of a total population of about 65 million, more than 46 million people - all those over 18 - are eligible to vote. Human Rights Law Review.
Nuclear. Misc. Law and crime. Don’t Debate If You Haven’t Read This: The Toxic Rise Of Internet Bullies « The Debating News. Rights. Tech. Political. (1) Since adjudication-related FB notes are in vogue ... :) Debate in general. Nation and countries. Economics and business. Bolehland Introduces New Healthcare Scheme Called Haha, You Lose. Email Share 18 Email Share Bolehland officials last month introduced a national healthcare scheme creatively titled Haha, You Lose in efforts to throw a big, nationwide Fuck You! To the general Bolehland public. The scheme is poised to come into effect next month following deafening silence from the lawmakers who claim to have no fucking idea what the hell are they doing. Widely circulated in Facebook before the official announcement, the new scheme mainly took brickbats from the general online masses who were opposed to being sucked dry by the government every month.
Powerpoint slides obtained from certain government hospitals detailing the scheme were met with insulting remarks, especially towards the elementary level of skills used to create said slides. Haha, You Lose Some comments were constructive though, especially those from leading ethnic-based political parties such as the Machais and also the Monkeys In Confusion.