Monthly Archives: December 2008
War on Bullshit Thought of the Day: Prostitution may be the oldest profession, but men made war before money was invented to pay prostitutes.
A while back, I described the fundamental problem with the political process: the systems comprising our society are designed, through laws, by a bunch of lawyers without expert knowledge in either the domains of interest or principles of design. For example, the education system is largely designed by the education act, which is written and […]
Quick summary: Canada’s conservative government has pissed off the three other parties so bad that they have temporarily banded together to overthrow the government. Before they could vote for the legal coup; however, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sweet-talked the Governor General (read Q-U-E-E-N), into pressing the parliamentary pause button, buying the Government seven weeks to […]
Last week, I took a look at some of the common logical fallacies I see a lot in the American media – be it through advertising or politics – which are used to mislead folks like us. Unfortunately, the list of fallacies is sickeningly long, and it didn’t fit in just one post, so here’s […]