October 2015 Blog Posts (7)

Understanding consent ... through a cup of tea.

We've touched this topic a few times over the last year. I've always considered consent a pretty big deal...and have noticed too many of my acquaintances (mostly guys) completely misunderstanding what should be a total no-brainer.

It's a quick video that explains why it IS a big deal.

Added by Davis Goodman on October 29, 2015 at 12:46pm — 7 Comments

Church says bike lane would violate their right to religious freedom

The District government is going through the rather municipally boring process of determining where to build a bike lane on the east side of downtown.

And one church has given a charged response to some proposals, saying that a bike lane near its property would infringe upon “its constitutionally protected rights of religious freedom and equal protection of the…


Added by Davis Goodman on October 23, 2015 at 7:14pm — 17 Comments

Issues - A thought experiment

What sort of person comes to mind when you read this list:

Unhealthy relationships with men

Setting and keeping boundaries

Compulsive behavior

Poor impulse control

Diminished ‎self-worth

Abandonment issues

‎Helping others at the cost of self

Emotions of anger, sadness, and loss

Added by Belle Rose on October 21, 2015 at 6:49am — 11 Comments

France and just how strict should secularism be.

France is going through one of its periodic bouts of "secularitis" - that disease of the national soul whose symptom is loud and prolonged agonising over the encroachments of religion.

This time the issue is school meals - and specifically the question of whether town authorities should be obliged to…


Added by Davis Goodman on October 21, 2015 at 6:42am — 13 Comments

Poverty Trap

I feel like I’ve fallen into the poverty trap and I don’t see a way out any time soon….

Here’s how the math works:

I’ve managed to find the cheapest possible place to live on the East side of the Seattle area, where a typical one bedroom one bedroom hole costs $1,400 per month. I found a lady who was originally going to rent her upstairs haven for a bed and breakfast couple on their honeymoon.....somehow she agreed to rent her place to me and my son. She originally wasn’t going…


Added by Belle Rose on October 12, 2015 at 3:14am — 16 Comments

Omnia Mea Mecum Porto

All that is mine I carry with me

I am a minimalist. In every sense of the word, it is my philosophy on life. I've only recently found it, just as I've only recently found Atheism. Really when you think about it, I've only been an Atheist for just under 3 years, but prior to that I spent my entire young adult…


Added by Belle Rose on October 6, 2015 at 3:22am — 4 Comments

Justin Bieber shoots down the Big Bang Theory

It is typically intriguing of Justin Bieber to choose cosmology for his first foray into scientific debunking, when many feel he could provide a more elegant rebuke to Darwinism. Either way, it’s bad news for Cern as Justin finally starts using his…


Added by Davis Goodman on October 4, 2015 at 5:20pm — 29 Comments

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