When You Need To Protect Your Children From The Other Parent


If you feel your child is in danger at the hands of the other parent, you need to speak up.

Three Simple Reasons why Climate Change is Real, and Humans are Causing It


The history of our climate is a good guide to realise that human-induced climate change is happening. It is hard to argue against the evidence.

The Four Types of Men: Part II – The Philosopher

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These days, our philosophers are comedians, writers, religious leaders, professors, and teachers. People today don’t respect classical philosophers like they used to. I think it’s a shame, because there are a lot of admirable traits to The Philosopher.

Blackmail in the Digital Age


How would one conduct blackmail in the digital age, in which the idea of an ‘original copy’ is meaningless? Carl Pettit considers this theoretical dilemma.

Guestpost #82: Emily Schooley – Ten Things I’ve Learned From Being Arrested


Emily Schooley wants you to know: if you find yourself in a domestic violence situation – don’t wait, don’t hesitate, don’t try and protect the other person. Report what’s happened to you IN DETAIL as soon as it happens.

“As a co-victim of sexual abuse myself, I wish we had a hero like Cyrus Vance in our neighborhood.”


This is a comment by Eirik Rogers on the post “Etan and Me: A Brotherhood of Pain”.

Open Thread: Has New Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case Changed Your Mind?

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Conflicting reports of who was screaming for help, photos of Zimmerman’s bloody nose, a report of Martin having been shot at “intermediate range”… Has any of the new evidenced changed your mind, or simply raised new questions?

#musicmonday: miles to go … [free MP3 downloads]

Country to neo-soul, hip hop to moody pop, this week’s list of free MP3 downloads is sicker than cholera.

#musicmonday: the element of freedom [free mp3 downloads]

Free MP3s to download. What else do you really need to know?