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Neil @caveneil ?

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  • Neil commented on the blog post Mitt Romney’s relative died after an illegal abortion   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    I think it is quite possibly the case that Romney is being disingenuous here. It is like when Obama claimed his religious convictions led him to believe that marriage should be limited to heterosexuals.

  • Neil commented on the blog post Cheerleader who refused to cheer for rapist loses court case   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    This is a very interesting case. I agree with Jenny, it would have been hard for the court to rule any other way, because to do so would set an absurd rule for analogous cases. This is especially so because there was no charge of rape and there was a guilty plea only to a [...]

  • Neil commented on the blog post Why I would pay more taxes   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I would like to hypothesize that one reason that government expenditures do not match many peoples priorities is because decision on how to use a great deal of tax revenue are made on a national level by the federal government. It is the federal government that runs most of my least favorite programs, like foreign [...]

  • Neil commented on the blog post On Alexandra Wallace, incivility, and responding to hate speech   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Slightly off topic but I wanted to point out another story about a racial stereotype involving talking in inappropriate places. This story is about a lawsuit against a movie theater for reminding a majority black audience to be quiet during the show.

    http://minglecity.com/group/realmenofiseecolor/forum/topics/movie-theatre-sued-for

    I believe the award was overturned on appeal.

  • Neil commented on the blog post What We Missed   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Bruno: She went to court because she was kicked off of the cheerleading squad for refusing to cheer at certain points in the game, apparently such as when her alleged rapist was shooting free throws. While most of you may not like the result in this case, I think it makes sense. It wouldn’t make [...]

  • Neil commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Joan C. Williams   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    The problem as I see it is that, with women fully participating in the workforce, we now have twice as many people attempting to have a great career by working long hours as we did before. Both women and men have the incentive to work long hours, because those working longer hours will naturally gain [...]

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