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'Embarrassed' Ben Affleck Admits to Asking PBS to Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor's Past
Tue Apr 21, 2015
I do not understand why he would want to cover this up. No one is responsible for what an ancestor did in the past. You can neither take credit for someone else's good, or get blamed for someone else's bad, actions. You can however be blamed for your own actions, including hid …
German Mom Expecting Quads at 65 Is 'Irresponsible': Bioethicist
Tue Apr 14, 2015
In this case, I would not call the woman unethical. Her reasons may by strange (her yougest child wants another sibling), but at 65, there is a good chance that she will live long enough (say to age 83 when the chilfren will be 18) to care for these new children. If not, there are p …
Nissan Drivers Gripe About Rusty Floor Holes in Older Altimas
Mon Apr 6, 2015
In reply to:clivesmarket #21That's why they were, and still are, called "floor boards".
Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Lausanne After Deadline Passes
Wed Apr 1, 2015
No deal is far better than a bad deal, but the Obama administration wants any deal, regardless of the content or consequences. Also, the Iranians absolutely cannot be trusted. Anyone remember the hostage crises? To paraphrase the Iranian government at the time "We have nothing …
Ford Revives the Lincoln Continental, Aiming for U.S., China
Mon Mar 30, 2015
Now, if they can just put in a 460 cubic inch V8, they might have something.
No Murder Charge For Woman Accused of Cutting Baby From Womb
Thu Mar 26, 2015
This is not an abortion that an expectant mother has the right to choose. This was a murder of an unborn child, and the perpetrator should be charged with murder.
Firing Squad to Gas Chamber: How Long Do Executions Take?
Wed Mar 25, 2015
Execution does not have to be painless, only "Not cruel or unusual". So, eliminate burning at the stake, disembowelment, breaking on the wheel, and being drawn and quartered. Also eliminate things like the electric chair and the gas chamber with hydrogen cyanide, which did not exist when …
Ethicist: Why a New Alzheimer's Drug Isn't A No-Brainer
Tue Mar 24, 2015
After my father passed away, my wife and I had to care for my mother. She already had severe dementia (borderline inability to recognize me from that point). We cared for her for 3.5 years in our home, before it became too much to handle, and we had to put her in a nursing facility.  …
Americans Can't Agree on Self-Driving Cars: Harris Poll
Tue Mar 24, 2015
Count me in the NEVER buy category. As pointed out above, what speed will they be allowed to go? Speed limits are exceeded by 5-15 mph by MOST drivers. If the autonomous vehicles run at the posted speed, they will be a menace to navigation. Perhaps since they may be considere …
Essay: The 'Blurred Lines' of Statutory Rape
Tue Mar 24, 2015
Historically a female child was considered to have crossed the threshold to become a woman when her menstrual cycle started. Likewise a male was considered to become a man when he became sexually capable. These biological events tended to happen around age 12. With better cond …
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