Saturday, August 28, 2004
Friday, August 27, 2004
-- Suggested oath from the forthcoming paper "Religious Oaths for Computer Security and Digital Commerce Applications" by Duncan Frissell, JD and Robert Bader, DD.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
"My mom went down to the library and looked [fornication] up in the dictionary," said Amanda Smisek, a 17-year-old-girl recently charged with the crime along with her boyfriend. "Nobody ever told us it was illegal for two people of the same age to [have sex]." "Forn-if-cation?" asked another puzzled 17-year-old. "What's that?"
-- Emmett, Idaho teens discussing jurisprudence in the wake of a prosecutor's decision to prosecute fornicators who apply for public assistance (with children).
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Journal of Forensic Sciences -- Autoerotic Fatalities with Power HydraulicsSuch behavior has constitutional protection under Lawrence v. Texas, does it not?
We report two cases in which men used the hydraulic shovels on tractors to suspend themselves for masochistic sexual stimulation. One man developed a romantic attachment to a tractor, even giving it a name and writing poetry in its honor. ...
Thanks (I think) to Eugene Volokh.
During that first month of 1965, schools opened and closed, streets were filled with the flow of traffic, crimes were committed and punished, people were born and died. And all of this occurred in the absence of state sales and income taxes.
How was it possible?
That's not important. What is important is that it happened. It was possible. It is possible now (in Alaska & New Hampshire for example). It could even happen again in New Jersey or in your state.
All you have to do is imagine it.
And while you're imagining that, imagine how the United States managed without a Federal Income Tax from 1789 until 1916!
Monday, August 23, 2004
Gay, straight teens polarized; suit filed
By Onell R. Soto UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
August 22, 2004
The animosity between gay and straight students at Poway High School was so
volatile last spring that school officials said they had to prevent a teenager
from wearing an anti-gay slogan on a T-shirt in class.
Administrators feared that violence might erupt over the shirt, according to legal papers that for the first time detail the school district's side of a controversy that has spilled into the courts.
Sounds like a maladaption to me.
Too bad the schools' adhearance to priciple doesn't extend to eschewing government funds. They were warned in the 1950s by a gathering of university presidents that federal funding would bring federal control. I guess they didn't believe the obvious.