Oct 7, 2013 gwhayduke commented on An Interview with Justice Scalia about the Devil.
Wow. And this sort of stuff didn't come up in confirmation hearings? There's a systemic problem when folks like Scalia sit on the Court.
Aug 28, 2013 gwhayduke commented on New Zealand Begins a Sensible Legalization and Regulation Process.
I hope they're using epidemiology and other human-based research methods on this exciting program.
Apr 26, 2013 gwhayduke commented on Publishers' Weekly Hasn't Said Squat About My New Book.
the book seems great.
Mar 21, 2013 gwhayduke commented on Rite of Spring.
I miss Seattle.
You do a good job showcasing the city, bookishness and APRIL, Paul.
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Jan 22, 2013 gwhayduke commented on Will Today Bring a Change to the Senate's Filibuster Rules?.
Yeah, sorry Josh, what's a clever acronym, he seems to be another PSINO -- public servant in name only
Jan 22, 2013 gwhayduke commented on Capitalism Saves the Day: Peasant Farmers in the Third World Getting Rich.
A thoughtful response, Charles.

But why do some get to eat quiona and not all? We all should be able to do so. I imagine that, if we all ate less animals, we'd have plenty of high-quality land to grow nutrient-dense grains.

Why blame individual Westerners, or Northerners, who eat quinoa? Citizens participate in a global system -- that we may strenuously object to -- to the best of our ability. (Assume this is the case, will you?) If we are to be faulted, it is not for a responsible food choice but for allowing power to concentrate in corporate and nation-state. Eh?

And so we should buy from agricultural cooperatives, fair-trade middle-people, etc. But where are they?
Jan 2, 2013 gwhayduke commented on New Year's Resolutions: What are YOU Resoluting?.
Ditto @4. Good thinking. As a vegan, I believe that we should vote with our money, and it's pretty easy to argue that supporting people rather than massive corporations is an excellent cast.

As a vegan, I resolve to do my best to model excellent behavior.

As a vegan, I resolve to eat more whole foods, which includes planning and growing a garden that consumes fairly little water.

As a vegan, I resolve to attempt to make compassionate choices whenever they are available, and to analyze my thought processes when it becomes clear that I did not.
Dec 12, 2012 gwhayduke commented on "Here's a Quick Way to Sadness, Hope".
You write your own headlines?