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Silence April 30, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in death, Violence, Virginia Tech.
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Exposed, Disposed, Deposed, Despots December 31, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in anger, death penalty, Iraq, Morality, pacifism, Politics, Race and Prejudice, Saddam Hussein, Violence, Voting, War and Peace.
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Recently, Tiffany blogged about the hanging of Saddam Hussein, the culpability of the United States (and specifically, President Bush) for “war crimes.” While I am no fan of our current foreign policy (or lack thereof), and struggle greatly with the actions of my country in Iraq, I’ve been more inclined to look at the developing situation and ask “What do we do now?”

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The hanging of Saddam brings new questions and new concerns, and clearly will not magically bring an end to violence in Iraq. What it does do, is bring closure to the reign of a tyrant. (more…)

Argghhh! Matey! What Day Be It Today? September 19, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Fun, Humor, pirate day, Seafood, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Violence.
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Arrr, that’s right, tis’ finally har. Today is talk like a pirate day. A pence for an old man o’de sea?

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Put up yar pirate flag from the mizzen mast, keelhaul a scallawag, grab some booty, and be off’n yar landlubbin’ ways. (As for me, I had a crabmeat quesadilla for lunch. I don’t have an eyepatch, so I’ll be going to the gym with one eye closed instead.)

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Pacifism vs Violence, FPS, and World Peace July 17, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Morality, pacifism, Parenting/Children, Video Games, Violence, War and Peace.
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Recently, I have debated the relative merits of gun ownership, first person shooters, and the ethics of pacifism with a couple of close friends. In both cases, they were surprised to discover that I was a gun-owner, given that I have every indication of being a non-violent man.

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The truth is, I am non-violent in nature. However, I see the goal of world peace and the realities of pacifism in a different light from my friends. (more…)