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:: Friday, August 23, 2002 ::
Well, multiculturalism has sunk to a new low. Feminists, I'm sure, will love this news. While Europe has seen the event of increasing muslim gang rapes of European women, some have sought to blaim the rapes on the woman. This time it is that the women aren't dressing in a multiculturally sensative manner. They should wear longer dresses, to keep the hot blooded muslim males from attacking them. And people wonder why I tend to be suspicious of multiculturalism. Check out this story. Modern Multiculturalism. On the plus side, there is a very interesting story linking this phenomenon to 9/11, as a rape crisis volunteer points out. Blaiming 9/11 on American foreign policy is like blaiming a rape on the victim. Very interesting:: Thursday, August 22, 2002 ::
Yay for sanity! Cynthia McKinney (the craziest person on the hill) has lost her primary! Ms. McKinney is apparantly suffering from her last bit of inanity when she stated that the President knew about 9/11 before it occurred, but didn't do anything about it because he wanted to make money from the war profits. Check out this storyCynthia McKinney goes down
It's a sad day. The "satans" must change their nickname. Now they can be something more exciting, like the "cougars". Satans no more:: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 ::
OK, I'm really not getting it! Eugene Volokh's commentary on privacy law
OOps, something is wrong with the web link. Lets try this again. Eugene Volokh's discussion is here:
For an excellent discussion of the problems with privacy laws, read Eugene Volokh's excellent discussion in his August 20 (today's) blog. . In his commentary he discusses how one man who secretly taped his conversation with the police durring a traffic stop was considered in violation of privacy laws. He also comments on how it is illegal to tape your ransom conversations with kidnappers without the kidnapper's approval and knowledge. Frightening stuff.
Recently I have been reading a book called Blue Jean Buddha. I like the book. Most Buddhist works are written by monks or zen masters who spend most of their life teaching at Dharma centers or living in monestaries. While this may make for helpful meditation manuals, koan training, or buddhist instruction, it doesn't give a glimpse of what it would mean to be a regular every day buddhist who lives a life in the secular world. That is where this book comes in. Also, because Buddhism is relatively new to the western world, most Buddhist books don't seem quite placed in my own context--as a person who is of the west and loves the west and the western lifestyle. Well, not all of the authors of Blue Jean Buddha "love the west". Some seem to make lots of assumptions that I disagree with and will attempt to work out later. But all in all, this book is a collection of essays by different authorse who attempt to talk about what it means to them to be a Buddhist who lives (and has lived most of their life) in the west and even of the west.
I had a dream last night that I accidentally killed somebody in a hardware store. I'm not sure what to make of that. I can remember in the dream hoping that no charges were pressed. Then, also durring the dream, I can remember thinking about what the possible charges were. Not first degree murder, I made no plans to kill. Not second degree murder either--I wasn't intentionally doing anything to harm others. All that was left was voluntary manslaughter and misdemeanor murder. I thought it was probably neglegent homicide/misdemeanor murder, but I still hoped they didn't press charges. Geez, law school is really getting to me! And I have been away all summer!
Damn, my email is down!