Monthly Archives: October 2017

Prisons Should be Tough on Actual Criminals

The CBC has a new article about Canadian prisons: $5.41 per inmate per day: Bad food, small portions fueling prison tensions, federal watchdog finds. In his annual report to Parliament, Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger said spending cuts in 2014 resulted … Continue reading

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My Answers to 10 Questions for Christians Who Support Gay Marriage

The Christian website crosswalk.com poses 10 Questions for Christians Who Support Gay Marriage. I’m going to comment and give my answers. Not all Christians have been shocked or saddened [by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage]. In fact, … Continue reading

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Orville vs. STD and Gifted vs. Inhumans

There are four new series I’ve been watching. Two of them are science fiction, one in the mold of classic Star Trek, the other actual Star Trek, but a very different take on it. The other two are series based … Continue reading

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Social Justice or Free Speech: Pick One

The social justice movement has a long history of using bullying tactics to shut down dissenting voices. The problem with using authoritarian measures against your opponents is that it opens you up to having your tactics used against you. To … Continue reading

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Review of “My Hero Academia: Season 2” (English dub)

* * * B My Hero Academia continues to entertain in its second season. This time around, there are two battle arcs (a common feature of Shonin manga) separated by what, for me, is the best arc of the season: … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost: Chapter 5

I just completed my modern English adaptation of the fifth chapter of Milton’s classic Paradise Lost. Based on readers’ suggestions, I’ve published it (along with the first four chapters) on Kindle. As I complete each additional chapter, I plan to … Continue reading

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The Feminist’s New Clothes

A new telegraph article, ‘Victimhood narrative’ taught in schools fuels anxiety in young women, academic claims, shows that some are beginning to see the failures of feminism. How far down the red pill rabbit hole have they gone? The “victimhood … Continue reading

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Are People Sick of Hollywood?

SHOWBIZ*411 has a new article titled “Hollywood Ending: Big Studios Cutting Losses This Weekend, Pulling Flops From Theaters…” What does it say about the industry as a whole, if anything? It’s a bizarre season in Hollywood. Almost nothing is “working,” … Continue reading

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Review of “The Witch” (spoilers)

* * C The Witch is a period piece horror film about a puritan family who are shunned by their village and leave to live in a homestead on the edge of a forest. The mood is creepy, the pace … Continue reading

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In California, Prostitutes are Disorderly Vagrants

SFGATE is carrying a story titled Appeals court in SF allows challenge to state law banning prostitution. While some of California’s laws should not be overturned–for example, it’s hard to understand how knowingly infecting someone with HIV could be deemed … Continue reading

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