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Not so stingy after all
LJ to be bought out by Six Apart?
Foxxy blogs, or just sexy high-tech opinion pages
Now here's a great quote!
Creeping theocracy? It is a creeping mono-theocracy that's troubling...
The future of content creation
Tsunami aid and the stingy US
Belief without proof - it happens
I am a Nerd King
We become those we despise
Stories from the streets
Have a deliberative New Year
If corporations are legal "people", why not computers?
... and the NRA IS Christian??
Secular law and religion - a constant struggle for balance
See, Christians DO support the rights of other religions



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 Friday, 07 January 2005
Friday, 07 January 2005 16:52:05 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

According to this article the President signed into law a provision that allows tsunami donations made in January 2005 to be a deduction on 2004 taxes.

While it is an individual's choice to donate to charity, and where to donate if they choose, but there's no doubt that the tax breaks for charitable giving have a direct impact on a lot of people.

With any luck this move will trigger an increase in charitable giving for the tsunami - further damping the claims that America is stingy when it comes to charity.

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 Thursday, 06 January 2005
Thursday, 06 January 2005 10:19:14 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

Having lots of friends using LJ, this hypothesis-fact is something to watch.

OK, the buyout has already moved to theory-fact based on this and this.

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Thursday, 06 January 2005 10:17:25 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Yet more thoughts on whether the blogsphere is the replacement for the old media.
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 Wednesday, 05 January 2005
Wednesday, 05 January 2005 20:10:32 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

From The Edge article I mentioned earlier today:

Carlo Rovelli

“Rationality and instinct of collaboration have already given us large regions and long periods of peace and prosperity. Ultimately, they will lead us to a planet without countries, without wars, without patriotism, without religions, without poverty, where we will be able to share the world. Actually, maybe I am not sure I truly believe that I believe this; but I do want to believe that I believe this.“


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Wednesday, 05 January 2005 18:28:20 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Apparently loner non-theists are banding together to fight "creeping theocracy". I think they should join with non-Evangelical Christians to fight "creeping MONO-theocracy".
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Wednesday, 05 January 2005 17:31:08 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
There's a flash video that portrays the future of media. It is scary, but interesting. Moreover it is thought provoking.
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Wednesday, 05 January 2005 13:06:37 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Is the US really stingy? It is hard to say, since it isn't our government's job to handle our charitable affairs.
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Wednesday, 05 January 2005 12:51:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
This promises to be an interesting read: an article about what some great minds believe, though they can not prove.
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 Tuesday, 04 January 2005
Tuesday, 04 January 2005 12:44:25 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Not a huge surprise given that my job and hobbies are all highly geek-oriented.
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 Monday, 03 January 2005
Monday, 03 January 2005 21:08:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
The US government is examining the possibility of permanent imprisonment for suspected terrorists and others who present a potential threat if released. Are we really ready to employ practices we fought against in the Revolutionary War?
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 Sunday, 02 January 2005
Sunday, 02 January 2005 16:27:37 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
In a comment to my previous entry, The Evil Cub points out that there’s a difference between beggars and musicians/buskers. He's right, and I have stories.
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 Saturday, 01 January 2005
Saturday, 01 January 2005 11:58:33 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Looking forward into the next year, I suggest being deliberative. Understand your choices and make them consciously. Decide your own fate, don’t allow others to decide it for you.
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 Wednesday, 29 December 2004
Wednesday, 29 December 2004 23:33:40 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
A recent article about making an AI legally a person got me thinking.
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Wednesday, 29 December 2004 23:09:58 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Here's a blog thread about the ACLU being anti-Christian. Presumably those who think that would also think that the NRA is pro-Christian.
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 Thursday, 23 December 2004
Thursday, 23 December 2004 11:03:33 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
A follow-up to my previous post on the Supreme Court's "ruling" on religious use of "special tea".
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 Wednesday, 22 December 2004
Wednesday, 22 December 2004 20:45:41 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Christians often get a bad rap for lack of tolerance, but it isn't necessarily justified across the board...
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