An interesting theory by Dr. Dave Owens is that people do not stand up in front of other people because they feel silly and are afraid to look bad. Therefore it is important to make people who stand up not feel bad.
It is a known fact that most women care deeply about how they look and would rather wear nice looking shoes that hurt them than comfortable shoes that look bad. For most men it's the other way around. Could this importance that women place on their looks, 100+ dollar haircuts, 500+ dollar dresses and makeup cabinets worth thousands be the biggest reason they are not as numerous in leadership positions as men?
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
If someone goes into woman's bedroom, pretends to be her boyfriend and has sex with her, then when she finds out he's not her boyfriend, it becomes rape. But if someone meets a woman, pretends to be Brad Pitt, goes to her bedroom and has sex with her, then when she finds out he's not Brad Pitt, it does not become rape.
The falsehood in the later instance would not invalidate her consent. In other words, here are two lies, identical in their intent and in their result. One is a crime and the other, however deplorable is not.
Among many things from the book; Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred Puzzles of the Law.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Monday, September 17, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
I smile when I'm angry
I cheat and I lie
I do what I have to do
To get by.
This text from a Leonard Cohens song always reminds of the story I heard a alcoholic say once, about a woman that saved his life when he was at his lowest point. He was a homeless wino who lived on handouts to buy box of wine to get through the day. "She was 60 years old and most part of her live she had been heavy a drug user. She had done all the things that a woman in her position could possibly have done to get by, to survive. Yet she had an inner beauty, compassion and strength enough to save my life."
Friday, August 3, 2012
The European Union has lots of rules. One of the rules regards the fluid used to light charcoals. In short there are only limited types of fluid allowed. In the instructions with the fluid I bought (that barely works) it says that drinking or sniffing the fluid can cause serious poisoning. Now, I was wondering. Why does EU allow lighting fluids that are seriously poisonous but does not allow others that are potentially similarly dangerous but work better?