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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I feel the same way about any ideology, including libertarianism. Ideologists don't care what happens to you or me or anybody because all they care about is some notion of a future state that they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

And Ron Paul's belief about America in the world has a similar problem I think. America has been instrumental in creating the world order we have at this time, although, of course, we don't always...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Public education was traditionally the way of integrating immigrants also, the second generation, making sure that whatever message they got at home or from their religions, which might be fine, was...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Glenn and Joshua,

Thank you both so much for sharing these very personal and difficult experiences.

Glenn, my husband died a few years ago and my heart goes out to you. The beautiful...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-29-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,168
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Fearless Predictions (Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner)

Happy New Year to Ocean, Rob and everybody else.

Simon: I don't think any of that will happen, but I'm sure Obama would like to attack Iran. He just wants lots of support internationally and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-29-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,168
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Fearless Predictions (Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner)

Harper threatened to sell oil to China. Maybe he would even consider selling it to Eastern Canada.

Happy New Year!
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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,168
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Fearless Predictions (Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner)

Oh, ye of little faith. I'm confident BHTV will carry on in some form and all our favourites will appear again, like the "second coming".

I hope Bob tells us how we might help bring that about.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,168
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner

It's not clear to me how Iran could retaliate any more than Iraq. They both seem like sitting ducks to me, not necessarily a good reason for attacking them based on some "defence" rationale. Maybe...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,168
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Fearless Predictions (Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner)

Well, I certainly hope to see Heather and Dan again, on Bloggingheads.

Re their comments about being ambassadors somewhere: Maybe they would like to be ambassadors to Canada, which might be...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,941
Posted By Diane1976
Re: The Struggle For Reform In Saudi Arabia (Robert Wright & Hala Al-Dosari)

Oops. Should have been "aggressive" and "referred to".
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,941
Posted By Diane1976
Re: The Struggle For Reform In Saudi Arabia (Robert Wright & Hala Al-Dosari)

That's a good point, Ocean. I very much admire people like Hala. But, I do wonder if they might not have to get a little more agressive about pushing reforms.

I wondered also, when she mentioned...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By Diane1976
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

I think Hitchens was making a political argument about religion, not a deep philosophical one. I would see it as the argument Marx made, that religion is used to enslave people, or to use them to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

For what it's worth, much as I lack knowledge of the technical, financial details, etc., your main point seemed pretty clear to me, and I hope everything will work out so that as many as possible of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

The left/right pairings sometimes seem like dialogs of the deaf, as they say, but they don't have to be. It really is possible to have good discussions between people who consider themselves to be...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-21-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,457
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Lessons Learned: Decade of Fear (Michelle Shephard & Eli Lake)

My comment was based on a book and articles I've read before, assuming her approach would be similar, as I explained. I said I haven't read this book yet.

Your comment wasn't based on much of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-21-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,457
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Lessons Learned: Decade of Fear (Michelle Shephard & Eli Lake)

Call me when you've read anything she's written.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-19-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,627
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Worldwise: Live From the Indo-Pacific (Sam Roggeveen & Robert Farley)

Agree. I like the fedora too.

It was interesting to hear the point of view of "middle powers". Canada, which is a bigger "middle power" than Australia, traditionally has taken a similar...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-19-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,457
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Lessons Learned: Decade of Fear (Michelle Shephard & Eli Lake)

That was one point in a brief description of an argument in her book. Anyway, it's not really just "her" argument. And I imagine she presented more than one side.

I haven't read Michelle's new...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-16-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,274
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Christmess

Also to Sulla:

Not in the pageant.

I suppose some people feel everybody should be free the practice their own religion but the state shouldn’t have any favourite among religions, or give any...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,274
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Christmess

I generally agree with you. And yet, I have to say that when a friend who is a teacher told me there were complaints about the kids having a Halloween party at school, I thought that was stupid. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,312
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Worldwise: Protests in Russia (Robert Wright & Alexey Sidorenko)

I, for one, will be happy to see more of Bob's diavlogs. They're always great. Looking forward to an update from Alexey. Can't say I'm very familiar with Russian politics but it's very interesting...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,377
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Dumbing down the explanation

I think those emails didn't challenge the science, as such. They were used to accuse those few scientists of lack of integrity. Based on what I read there were several investigations and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,595
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Cylons and Voltron and Zombies! Oh My!

I haven't watched yet, but on Gingrich and Obama's health care plan, I saw three of the Republican debates and in two of them Gingrich was pushing the Chile pension plan.

Out of curiosity I looked...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,622
Posted By Diane1976
Re: Lessons Learned: Beyond Good and Evil (Robert Wright & Alan Wolfe)

My feeling is that Michael is a good academic and an intellectual who has received significant international recognition, but he was an awful politician.

The Liberal Party seemed to think they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,345
Posted By Diane1976
Re: "These people are terrorists"

Definitely horrible. I heard that, but forgot which one said it.

To be honest, I actually don't understand why thoughtful, intelligent and decent seeming people like Michael and Daniel, and others...
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