Stephen of Wimbledon
Stephen of Wimbledon commented on the post, It’s High Time for Prisons Within Prisons to Hold Jihadists 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hi Alan [#33],
SoW: My argument is that solitary confinement is counter-productive because:
– Torture is wrong
A4d “This assertion hinges on the unsupported assertion … ”
I have apportioned my belief to the evidence.
I have linked to the expert’s report in which the evidence is gathered, collated and presented.
I have further expanded…[Read more]
Stephen of Wimbledon commented on the post, It’s High Time for Prisons Within Prisons to Hold Jihadists 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hi Alan [#29],
A4d “In politics and big business ‘expert lawyers’ who ‘reinterpret texts’ to face in any desired direction, can be readily bought by clients”
It is interesting, is it not, that you too found no counter argument? There are reportedly plenty of countries out there that employ solitary confinement; ready access to a lawyer…[Read more]
Stephen of Wimbledon commented on the post, It’s High Time for Prisons Within Prisons to Hold Jihadists 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hi O’Hooligan [#1],
You appear to be saying that the solution to prison radicalisation of Muslim inmates is solitary confinement of … well you don’t say exactly?
The UN recently reported that solitary confinement is torture, how do we then justify any use of solitary confinement with our superior moral position as humanists and humanitarians?
Hi Dan [#59],
Phil: ” … Bernie happened. I never would have dreamed…”
Where is he now? If he had any interest in preventing a national disaster, he’d be out giving speeches and on TV …
Whoa there Tiger!
In the Presidential race the candidates need to be allowed to stand alone – just as they would as president – to allow the elect…[Read more]
Hi Phil [#2],
It is truly extraordinary how far some people will go to avoid hearing something they don’t like.
The idea that we have a right of some kind to not be offended – or, even more subjectively, emotionally upset – is without any merit. Either we value public discourse, or we don’t – it really is that simple. If there’s anyone out…[Read more]
… fence-sitting … the fallacy of the middle-ground … appeals to a wider audience!
I don’t buy the idea that Barbara King was fence sitting. In her original NPR article There’s No Controversy (etc.); take these phrases:
… explicit pushback to anti-science creationist discourse …
Speak out and speak up to…
There’s a part of me that feels Barbara King’s pain. This ‘discussion’ (for want of a better word) is so old it has mold hairs on it.
There’s another part of me that is depressed. How many times do we have to say to communicators of science, like Barbara King:
This is not just about defending science, it’s a political fight. In a political…[Read more]
Just a thought for those who run this Site.
The original story is dated 2008.
The fact that it’s still relevant 8 years later is interesting – but hardly newsworthy.
Hi Dan [#30],
Speaking of debates, I hope that guy Johnson (our third party libertarian candidate) isn’t allowed to participate in the debates.
As far as I know, no major media organisation is pushing for Johnson, Stein or McMullin. The polling numbers are approximately:
McMullin – too early to s…[Read more]
Hi Phil [#32],
… a bath chair … [is] no match for my Zimmer Frame
Says you. My Bath Chair has attached-Youth super charger. Getting it started is a bit of a faff mind. And on that theme …
The young and the eccentric are the agents of [political] change
I’m not convinced. The 1960’s (before my time) is often held up as a model…[Read more]
Old fogey! I’m only eleven.
I’m only 10 1/2, just saying.
Hi Dan [#13],
No, you’re right, Stephen, Clinton has to be aggressive
Yes. In politics, when your ahead, keep winning. Effort put in now on extending the Clinton aura to the other battles will be impossible for Republicans to recover – even if they have a clever presidential race comeback planned.
My worry is the TV debates. Just like d…[Read more]
Hi Phil [#12],
The DP will never “turn on a dime” …
Agreeing on two things in one day. I have to go and lie down for a bit.
… but generational change coupled with the lesser fixedness of the young may become a trigger for paradigm shift. (Ugh…. sorry….
And so you should be. I too feel soiled.
It really isn’t about whe…
By a happy coincidence I downloaded this App earlier today and I’ve just finished the first level.
This little App is brilliant. I definitely recommend it to all those who, like me, worry about making the transition to actually engaging one-to-one with the faithful. The first level is free.
Atheos takes you through a series of detailed…[Read more]
Hi Pinball [#9],
Let me count the number of times I’ve seen politicians relax because they were ahead in the polls – then lose the actual election. Oh dear, I ran out of
fingers and toeshairs on my head.
I hope – I really, really, hope – that Democrats are buoyed-up by the poll numbers to push, and push hard, for the biggest possible win.…[Read more]
Hi Phil [#6],
The YDA is vapid and vacuous, without a single voiced campaign in favour of secularity. As a sign post for new ideas from a new electorate in the DP its pants.
I concede that this is not a great sign as it stands. But are they perhaps seeking (or worse, merely waiting) for the next big thing? This is the US we’re talking a…[Read more]
Hi Phil [#3],
To what extent do the young determine the direction of any group? The Boy Scouts? The Young Turks? A political party – any political party?
Each of us belongs to a cohort or generation that must first earn its Spurs before graduating to the levers of power. That is the standard political model, and on that basis I applaud your…[Read more]
Stephen of Wimbledon commented on the post, Ken Ham Is Luring Public Schools to His Creationist Museum 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi Alan [#37],
Many thanks that’s valuable feedback! I’ll review my browser settings.
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