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Forum: Diavlog comments 06-17-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,925
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Von Mises on the Beach (Annie Lowrey & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

The real swipe fee problem was not mentioned here. It's that Visa and MasterCard use contractual terms and pressure on retailers to prevent them from charging a surcharge for transactions using their...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Communitas: Race, Culture, and Government (Adam Serwer & Amy Wax)

If this is even true, there are huge selection effects going on. In other words, because women now have more choice about marrying the father of their child, they can choose not to marry very abusive...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Communitas: Race, Culture, and Government (Adam Serwer & Amy Wax)

Bear in mind, we WANT women to be independent of men. Yes, it's important that people form stable two parent families if they can find a responsible person, but economic dependence is extremely bad...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Communitas: Race, Culture, and Government (Adam Serwer & Amy Wax)

Wax argues that in the 1950's, people got married when they got pregnant. Has Wax ever heard of the shotgun wedding? Domestic violence? The back-alley abortion? Feminism?

Life in the 1950's was...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-11-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,549
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Values Added: American Muslim (Abdullah Antepli & Hussein Rashid)

Denville:

Do not assume that because you think immigration is the most important issue in the world that everyone else does, or that they are as fervent as you do.

I have seen no evidence that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-10-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

1. You are missing the point that we aren't weighing the parent's rights against a "child", but a fetus.

2. Further, it isn't "parents 100 percent". We take fetal interests into account in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

1. A fetus isn't an "unborn child". It is something that is akin to a tadpole. It can't think, it doesn't feel, it has no sense of self, it has no dreams and aspirations, it just swims around. It is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

1. There are no "murders" here. Killing a tadpole isn't "murder". And labeling women who are trying to strive to better themselves and achieve equality, and the fearless doctors who treat them,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

Here's a nice recent Gallup poll (neutral polling organization) showing an absolute majority of women are pro-choice:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/110002/Will-Abortion-Issue-Help-Hurt-McCain.aspx
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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

1. The argument that more women are pro-life than men is (1) false and dishonest pro-life propaganda, dependent on framing the question in a way that ensures that many women who would keep the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

Actually that's not true. Pro-lifers lie or are confused about how much they value fetuses. They certainly don't mourn the millions of fertilized eggs naturally expelled from women's bodies every...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

Bear in mind, testimony from pro-life groups is worthless. Only a serious unbiased study would constitute any evidence of women actually subverting health exceptions.

As for sexism, as I said, it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

Exactly right. Pro-lifers believe that health exceptions are used in this fashion, because they don't trust women. Further, even if health exceptions ARE sometimes used in that fashion, only a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

Being pro-life, and knowing plenty of other pro-life people, I can with firsthand knowledge that you're incorrect in this assessment. I support contraception and sex ed.

The same political...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Throwing a Renewal Party

Douthat's claim that pro-lifers are "in it for the fetuses" is dead wrong. Sure, that's what they BELIEVE. But in fact, they oppose efforts to lower the abortion rate through contraception,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-10-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 55,265
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: What Would Gary Do?

Personally, I thought he was going to say "lay Palin".

I still remember John Denver's "The Ballad of Gary Hart" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGW4wVHeJLE).
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-29-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,770
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Bitter Academics Who Torture

Re: the participants' introductions of each other.

What is this? A re-run of "What's My Line" from the 1950's? And on Dan's left, syndicated columnist and author of the "Voice of Broadway",...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-04-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,074
Posted By Dilan Esper
Greenberg misses the point on partisanship

The netroots didn't want partisanship for the sake of partisanship. We don't object to Democrats working with Republicans on bipartisan initiatives that are consistent with liberal principles or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-13-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,218
Posted By Dilan Esper
Re: Foreign Policy Forecast

The problem with Hurlburt's position on Hillary is that she overrates the coherence issue and underrates the specific ways in which Hillary's foreign policy decisions have been absolutely awful. John...
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