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General's blog post reignites Army suicide debate

General's blog post reignites Army suicide debate | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
In entry that was later removed, Maj. Gen.
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Gaudium Dei's comment, June 7, 2012 1:49 AM
Reminds me of that scene from the movie "Patton" when the general flips out and tries to aggressively and offensively break the battleshock of one of the troops.
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Prosblogion Reviews: Where the Conflict Really Lies - The Prosblogion

Prosblogion Reviews: Where the Conflict Really Lies - The Prosblogion | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it

Via Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton
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Boys on the Side: A Dangerous Dish

Boys on the Side: A Dangerous Dish | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Let’s face it. When it comes to casual sex, many young women don’t claim the role of the duped and bewildered teenager, crying into her pillow because “she thought it was love”. Instead, some women willingly embrace the hook-up culture as a...
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Mitt Romney, Pro-Life CHAMPION!

Mitt Romney, Pro-Life CHAMPION! | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
TMZ has learned Mitt Romney’s son Tagg — who had twins this year through a surrogate — signed an agreement that gave the surrogate, as well as Tagg and his wife, the right to abort the fetuses in non-life threatening situations … and Mitt Romney...
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Can a Google autocomplete function be libelous?

Can a Google autocomplete function be libelous? | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
From Germany:
…for Bettina Wulff it’s a nightmare. The wife of former German President Christian Wulff wants the search engine to cease suggesting terms that she finds defamatory.
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Thought Control and Controlling Our Thoughts

Thought Control and Controlling Our Thoughts | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Last evening I had the joy of taking a dozen-plus college students to the Abbey of the Genesee for the first of this year’s “Newman Community Book Discussion with Monks.” The Trappist monastery is just a few miles down the road…Read Full Article...
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Fried Chicken, Vietnamese Style

Fried Chicken, Vietnamese Style | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Ambitious restaurateurs Larry McGuire and Thomas Moorman helm the kitchen at Elizabeth Street Café, a nine-month-old Vietnamese boulangerie and café in Austin's South Congress neighborhood that is putting a locally sourced, farm-fresh spin on the...
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Surprise! It Is Easy to Crowdsource When You’re Famous

Surprise! It Is Easy to Crowdsource When You’re Famous | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Kickstarter was one of those web-projects that was supposed to herald a new more democratic age of raising capital.
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How to Find Passion, Peace, and Purpose (Without Looking for Them): An UnTangled Mission Statement

How to Find Passion, Peace, and Purpose (Without Looking for Them): An UnTangled Mission Statement | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Dear Reader,
Today I want to speak directly to you. Some of you have been here from the very beginning, with the first posts about therapy and redemption.
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“Abortion, A Love Story.”

The Pro-Life movement has a lot of things wrong with it. One of them is the insistence that abortion is about "a child not a choice." Here is a little secret: the women who choose abortion know it's a child.
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Stephen Law: Reasons to Study Philosophy at University

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This is the website/blog of Philosopher Stephen Law. Stephen is the editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal THINK.He has published several books and is senior lecturer in philosophy at Heythrop College, University ...
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Rebecca Hamilton Gets It

Rebecca Hamilton Gets It | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Oklahoma: do not drop this woman, because if you break her you won’t find another one like her soon. She writes:Public Catholic exists because of two events.1. President Obama declared war on my church.
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Are You Smarter Than a Freshman? | Hoover Institution

Here are some thoughts and some readings for freshmen (or first-years) excited about our election and heading for college. They also apply to the rest of us long-time voters who might care to think about the meaning and the nature of elections. Do we know more than freshmen? “Live and learn” says we do; “it’s never too late to learn” says we don’t. It’s safer to think that we don’t, and that we would profit from taking another look at things we take for granted.

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Reject Re-Packaged Relativism: False Dichotomies, Moral Devolution and the 2012 Election

Reject Re-Packaged Relativism: False Dichotomies, Moral Devolution and the 2012 Election | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
And now we get to relativism and the false dichotomy of the 2012 election: Moral relativism validates bad options in the presence of something worse, and on the moral issues at stake in this election, one bad option appears as with a shiny halo...
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Twice Removed

Twice Removed | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Damn the lights,
unnatural, bright, coiled,
spewing white 15 watts.
 
Damn the halls,
with their smooth vinyl, soaked in bleach,
the stench of sterile rising like road kill
on a summer street.
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Playing the Fool

Playing the Fool | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Nobody likes to look like a fool, especially not a Dominican. Sure, it can be fun to play the buffoon for a bit to get a laugh or to make a point as long as when the dust settles it’s perfectly clear that our ignorance was feigned.
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Fitness that Fits: Your Body is a Gift

Fitness that Fits: Your Body is a Gift | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
So many things come to mind when I think about fitness and nutrition. When we constantly hear about what to eat, what not to eat, how to exercise and how not to exercise, where is one to begin?
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How do the new Honduran “charter cities” differ from those of Romer?

How do the new Honduran “charter cities” differ from those of Romer? | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Here is a very useful article and interview, excerpt:
Segundo, nuestro modelo donde los residentes siguen el acceso a las mejores leyes sin ser gobernados por extranjeros es mucho más respetuoso de la autonomía local y soberanía del país.
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Atlas Shrugged Part II Producer: Ayn Rand Institute ‘Joining the Ranks of Society’

Atlas Shrugged Part II Producer: Ayn Rand Institute ‘Joining the Ranks of Society’ | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote about the disturbingly bloodthirsty Ayn Rand Institute, and the rigid doctrinal pronouncements that occasionally come from their intellectual figureheads such as Leonard Peikoff.
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We Will Never Forget

We Will Never Forget | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
The worst slogan we could possibly adopt because it calls us to renew our pain and in some ways to continually look outward to our tormentors and scapegoats. The memory of heroism should never die. But we shouldn't re-live the tragedy.
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The Smallest Way to Save Your Marriage

The Smallest Way to Save Your Marriage | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
This post is a Tuesday Tip. 
Related Post: Why “For Better or Worse” is a Fatal Vow
Even the most distressed marriages can be healed. I know. I’ve seen it happen in my office.
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An Arduous Proposal

An Arduous Proposal | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
On hearing the word “asceticism,” a number of associations rush to mind. Most typically, we recall the standard fare of Lenten practices—fasting, abstinence, perhaps the sacrifice of some beloved comfort.
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Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life? | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
Philosopher Julian Baggini fears that, as we learn more and more about the universe, scientists are becoming increasingly determined to stamp their mark on other disciplines.
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John C. Wright pens a painful post…

John C. Wright pens a painful post… | Ethika Politika | Scoop.it
…that just makes me love him all the more with its blunt contrition and brutal honesty about what abortion, in fact, is. I’m sending myself a check in order to re-up my membership in the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society.
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Restless for Good Art

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Why are Catholic movies so bad? Historically the Church has been patron to some of mankind’s greatest artists; from the Sistine Chapel to medieval mystery plays, Catholicism has been a wellspring for the arts, both elite and popular. So why is it that “good Christian movie” is almost a contradiction in terms?

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