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The methodology seems to work quite well; the main problem has been a lack of interest from anyone else. As such, it is still of use to ''me'', as it serves as a filing place for facts and cross-references which I otherwise would be unable to remember, thus making it possible for me to have a reasonable grasp on the issues I've been studying. Hopefully others will soon see the value of it. I have ideas for publicity campaigns ("Issuepedia: no more sound bites"), and will get around to working on that eventually.
 
The methodology seems to work quite well; the main problem has been a lack of interest from anyone else. As such, it is still of use to ''me'', as it serves as a filing place for facts and cross-references which I otherwise would be unable to remember, thus making it possible for me to have a reasonable grasp on the issues I've been studying. Hopefully others will soon see the value of it. I have ideas for publicity campaigns ("Issuepedia: no more sound bites"), and will get around to working on that eventually.
  
[[htwiki:Woozle|My central home page]] is on [[htwiki:Main Page|The Hypertwins Wiki]]. Visit early and often. ^_^
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[[htwiki:Woozle|My central home page]] is at [[woozalia:Main Page|woozalia.com]]. Visit early and often. ^_^
 
==Subpages==
 
==Subpages==
* '''My [[/positions|positions]]''' on a number of issues
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* '''For Social Media''':
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** [[/google it yourself]]
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** [[/no bookstops]]
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** [[cwre:User:Woozle/I shouldn't have to mention that this is sarcasm|I shouldn't have to mention that this is sarcasm]]
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* '''Important''':
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** '''My [[/positions|positions]]''' on a number of issues
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** The [[/outrage]] file
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** [[/right-wing mentality]]
 
* [[/debate|debates]] index
 
* [[/debate|debates]] index
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* [[/linkdump]]: a place to put links until I work out a quicker filing system
 
* [[/not]]: these comments signed "Woozle" are ''not'' me.
 
* [[/not]]: these comments signed "Woozle" are ''not'' me.
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* [[/opinionated businesses]]: should businesses have opinions on things, and how far can they go with them? (As I was typing this, I kinda lost enthusiasm for the whole thing... don't know why. Note: any discussion of larger business ethics should mention companies like Working Assets which make political positions part of their sales pitch.)
 
* [[/rationalist]]: My name is Woozle. I carry a card.
 
* [[/rationalist]]: My name is Woozle. I carry a card.
* [[/opinionated businesses]]: should businesses have opinions on things, and how far can they go with them? (As I was typing this, I kinda lost enthusiasm for the whole thing... don't know why. Note: any discussion of larger business ethics should mention companies like Working Assets which make political positions part of their sales pitch.)
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* [[/stupid]]: a repository
* At its best, religion seems to provide a shield against cynicism. This seems to be the real reason why any intelligent people become religious at all; they care about other people, so they want to be "[[good]]", and in their experience only religion offers any guidance on that topic. This seems worth an essay, or at least some discussion inside an existing essay.
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* [[/voting]]
 
* Space for expanding discussions on other sites, etc.:
 
* Space for expanding discussions on other sites, etc.:
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** [[/Facebook]]
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** [[/Google+]]
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** [[/IRC]]
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** [[lwwiki:User:Woozle|LessWrong]] (offsite)
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** [[/Mastodon]]
 
** [[/My Left Wing]]
 
** [[/My Left Wing]]
** [[/Facebook]]
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** [[/Nextdoor]]
 
** [[/ParaPundit]]
 
** [[/ParaPundit]]
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** [[/Twitter]]
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* [[/votes]]: an experimental page
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* [[/Josh/SSDI]]: reference page for our experiences with Josh vs. SSDI
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* [[/chat]]: useful bits of dialogue
 
===Essays===
 
===Essays===
* '''2007-06-03''' [[/Reasons to believe in God|Reasons to believe in God]] (surprise!)
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* '''2007-06-03''' {{l/sub|Reasons to believe in God}} (surprise!)
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* '''2006-11-11''' {{l/sub|a spiritual argument against religion}} (last revised 2007) - includes the "guitar" metaphor
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===Critiques===
 
===Critiques===
 
* '''2006-09-30''' [[Head-in-the-sand Liberals]] (my writing is the response to an article by this title)
 
* '''2006-09-30''' [[Head-in-the-sand Liberals]] (my writing is the response to an article by this title)
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===Interactions===
 
===Interactions===
* [[/Eric S. Raymond]]
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* [[/LwaC]]: #LunchWithAConservative
 
* [[/Conservapedia]]: my interactions with [[Conservapedia]], especially the ones that get reverted
 
* [[/Conservapedia]]: my interactions with [[Conservapedia]], especially the ones that get reverted
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* [[/esr]], aka [[Eric S. Raymond]]
 
* [[/JLF]]: my interactions with the [[John Locke Foundation]] (mainly on the Right Angles Blog)
 
* [[/JLF]]: my interactions with the [[John Locke Foundation]] (mainly on the Right Angles Blog)
 
* '''Comments on blogs''':
 
* '''Comments on blogs''':
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===Notes===
 
===Notes===
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* [[/video notes]]
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* [[/Zinnia Jones]]: trying to sort out the claims that she's a white supremist or whatever
 
* '''eventual critiques''':
 
* '''eventual critiques''':
 
** [[/2009 Healthcare Reform campaigning]]
 
** [[/2009 Healthcare Reform campaigning]]
 
** [[/The Black Swan]]
 
** [[/The Black Swan]]
 
** [[/Darwin's Dangerous Idea]] (see [[Darwin's Dangerous Idea]])
 
** [[/Darwin's Dangerous Idea]] (see [[Darwin's Dangerous Idea]])
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** [[/Free Will]]
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** [[/The Malign Hand]]
 
* [[/2007-07-03 chat]] on the subject of why atheists might avoid trying to de-theize their friends
 
* [[/2007-07-03 chat]] on the subject of why atheists might avoid trying to de-theize their friends
 
* [[/open-mindedness]]: draft of an article I started for [[Conservapedia|Propagandapedia]] but then realized I really wasn't going to have time to research "properly" (i.e. finding non-Wikipedia references for all the assertions).
 
* [[/open-mindedness]]: draft of an article I started for [[Conservapedia|Propagandapedia]] but then realized I really wasn't going to have time to research "properly" (i.e. finding non-Wikipedia references for all the assertions).
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* '''Why Suppressing Disinformation Is Problematic and also Necessary'''
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** Let me put it this way: Disinformation hurts all of us, and I'm tired of dealing with a constant flood of it -- whether I come cross it myself or through others passing it along unquestioningly as truth.
  
 
===Other Dated Writings===
 
===Other Dated Writings===
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* '''2007-05-05''' [[/Morality Without God|Morality Without God]] ''(in progress)'': how it works (would "Godless Morality" be a better title?)
 
* '''2007-05-05''' [[/Morality Without God|Morality Without God]] ''(in progress)'': how it works (would "Godless Morality" be a better title?)
 
* '''2007-02-13''' [[/interfaith treaty|interfaith treaty]] working notes
 
* '''2007-02-13''' [[/interfaith treaty|interfaith treaty]] working notes
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* [[/Obamacare]]: notes for the unfinished series defending it; should be adapted for Myths on CWRE and maybe other things
  
 
===Revisit / Rewrite===
 
===Revisit / Rewrite===
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* '''2007-07-07''' [[/2007-07-07 webmail to congress]]
 
* '''2007-07-07''' [[/2007-07-07 webmail to congress]]
 
* '''2007-05-09''' [http://johnedwards.com/r/13182/931367/ post-veto request to stand firm against Bush pressure]: "As your constituent, I'm asking you to stand up to President Bush and not write another blank check for [[endless war]] in Iraq. The president has vetoed funding for the troops, and he's the only one responsible for blocking the resources they need. Please stand firm – support the troops with a plan to end the war and the funding they need to do it."
 
* '''2007-05-09''' [http://johnedwards.com/r/13182/931367/ post-veto request to stand firm against Bush pressure]: "As your constituent, I'm asking you to stand up to President Bush and not write another blank check for [[endless war]] in Iraq. The president has vetoed funding for the troops, and he's the only one responsible for blocking the resources they need. Please stand firm – support the troops with a plan to end the war and the funding they need to do it."
===Voting===
 
* [http://ncleg.net/GIS/RandR07/Representation/zipsearch.asp?txtZIP=27705-5813 my representatives] (State House, State Senate, [[US Congress|Congress]])
 
* [http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/VoterInformation.aspx?id=34181870 my official voter information], showing every time I've voted since moving back to NC (direct link worked once, but now you apparently have to fill in first/last name :-P --[[User:Woozle|Woozle]] 18:47, 28 October 2008 (UTC))
 
* [[htwiki:Voting]]: How the Hypertwins voted in [[2006 US elections|2006]]
 
 
 
==Notes to Myself==
 
==Notes to Myself==
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* [https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JimHines/posts/jcfzYAPPTxp This graphic] needs to become a meme.
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* [[News too fast to digest]] needs to be filed and deleted
 
* Interesting Conservapedia user: [[conservapedia:Special:Contributions/Daphnea]]
 
* Interesting Conservapedia user: [[conservapedia:Special:Contributions/Daphnea]]
 
* Need to write: [[war on the extended family]] -- part of the [[war on the family]], in that tightly constraining the acceptable model for a family weakens the family itself
 
* Need to write: [[war on the extended family]] -- part of the [[war on the family]], in that tightly constraining the acceptable model for a family weakens the family itself
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2007-02-25 update: Although I came up with those questions independently (in 2005 or 06), they are very similar to the questions used in the surveys described in [[The Authoritarians]].
 
2007-02-25 update: Although I came up with those questions independently (in 2005 or 06), they are very similar to the questions used in the surveys described in [[The Authoritarians]].
==Links to File==
 
===2010-07===
 
* '''2010-07-25''' [http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2010/07/neo-nazis_to_rally_in_michigan.php Neo-Nazis to Rally in Michigan]
 
* '''2010-07-21''' [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/7/21/886151/-The-Republican-Plan:-Punch-Me-in-the-Face The Republican Plan: Punch Me in the Face]
 
* '''2010-07-20''' [http://drugmonkey.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/now-this-is-an-interesting-twist-in-the-scienceblogs-com-saga/ In which I belatedly pick up on something in the Scienceblogs.com saga]
 
* '''2010-07-20''' [http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/?8dpc More Depression Debt] by Paul Krugman
 
* '''2010-07-17''' [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/7/17/885126/-Lies,-Damned-Lies,-and-Rupert-Murdoch Lies, Damned Lies, and Rupert Murdoch] by Alan Grayson
 
* '''2010-07-16''' [http://www.businessinsider.com/us-wealth-inequality-2010-7 15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America] (slide show)
 
* '''2010-07-15''' [http://www.businessinsider.com/22-statistics-that-prove-the-middle-class-is-being-systematically-wiped-out-of-existence-in-america-2010-7 22 Statistics That Prove The Middle Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America]
 
* '''2010-07-14''' [http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/07/side-note-writing-corporate-bad-guys.html Side Note: Writing, Corporate Bad Guys, and Worldview]
 
* '''2010-07-12''' [http://classic.feministing.com/archives/021807.html NYT Ethicist's dangerous advice on outing "transgendered" people]
 
* '''2010-07-11''' [http://www.markturner.net/2010/07/11/bradley-manning-wikileaks-case/comment-page-1/ Bradley Manning Wikileaks case]
 
* '''2010-07-09''' [http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2010/jul/09/seed-editorial-independence-scienceblogs This isn't the first time Seed has sacrificed editorial independence]
 
* '''2010-06-30''' [http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/06/30/bee.decline.mobile.phones/index.html?fbid=s7OdSyQKMxa#fbid=s7OdSyQKMxa Study links bee decline to cell phones]
 
 
===2010-06===
 
* '''1989-09-21''' [http://www.seattlepi.com/archives/1989/8901250472.asp A DRIVER'S MOMENT OF TRUTH: 'I COULD NO LONGER DO IT']: firsthand account of potables being shipped in same containers as toxic chemicals
 
* '''2010-01-06''' [http://abovethelaw.com/2010/01/debt-the-silent-killer/ Debt: The Silent Killer]
 
* '''2010-01-15''' [http://johnnybtruant.com/youre-not-normal/ you're not normal] (Johnny B. Truant)
 
* '''2010-02-11''' [http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/questioning-legality-non-disclosure-agreements Questioning the Legality of Non-Disclosure Agreements]
 
 
* '''2010-03-26''' [http://www.juliansanchez.com/2010/03/26/frum-cocktail-parties-and-the-threat-of-doubt/ Frum, Cocktail Parties, and the Threat of Doubt]
 
* '''2010-04-21''' [http://acandidworld.com/2010/04/21/freedom-is-slavery/#comment-18459 Freedom is Slavery]: more dialogue with Mike
 
* '''2010-04-23''' [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8634607.stm Son's autism leads to innovation]: is this open-source? If not, why not? At least a listing of words, or a screen-shot...
 
* '''2010-04-26''' [http://acandidworld.com/2010/04/26/hubris/#comment-18888 Hubris]: more Mike dialogue
 
* '''2010-04-29''' [http://www.pamshouseblend.com/diary/15982/failed-maine-gubernatorial-candidate-mike-heath-sees-bare-breasts-as-part-of-homosexual-agenda Failed ME Gov Candidate Mike Heath Sees Bare Breasts Part Of 'Ulterior Motive Of Homosexual Agenda']: [[nudiphobia]]? [[mammophobia]]? [[breastophobia]]?
 
* '''2010-04-30''' [http://acandidworld.com/2010/04/30/thomas-jefferson-on-financial-regulation/#comment-18455 Thomas Jefferson on Financial Regulation]
 
* '''2010-05-06''' [http://blogmaverick.com/2010/05/06/tax-the-hell-out-of-wall-street/ Tax the Hell Out of Wall Street and Give it to Main Street]
 
* '''2010-05-15''' [http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/007179.html Oil Industry Veterans On Peak Oil] (videos)
 
* '''2010-05-18''' [http://tallguywrites.livejournal.com/148012.html The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield] in graphical form (15 pages)
 
* '''2010-05-20''' [http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2010/05/sanchez_on_epistemic_bias_and.php Sanchez on Epistemic Bias and the Right]
 
* '''2010-05-??''' [http://www.godlessgirl.com/2010/05/absolutely-the-best-of-the-internet/ Absolutely the Best of the Internet]: members of internet site [[Metafilter]] save a Russian girl from a prostitution ring
 
* '''2010-06-01''' [http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/100601-121257 Facebook Under U.S. Judiciary Committee Scrutiny Over Privacy Issues]
 
 
 
* '''2010-06-09''' [http://scienceblogs.com/thepumphandle/2010/06/time_to_retire_the_rationing_t.php Time to Retire the "Rationing" Talking Point]: long overdue
 
* '''2010-06-10''' [http://www.cheryl-morgan.com/?p=8965 Gender Science Breakthrough] (also Clarkesworld, the magazine she edits, looks interesting)
 
 
* '''2010-06-15''' [http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2010062415/reagan-revolution-home-roost-charts Reagan Revolution Home To Roost -- In Charts]
 
* '''2010-06-20''' [http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/are-dutch-police-going-undercover-as-haredi-jews-1.297244 Are Dutch police going undercover as Haredi Jews?]
 
* [http://www.revolutionmoney.com/about-us.aspx Revolution Money] alternative to Paypal?
 
* [http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/ Coffee Party]: a counter to [[The Tea Party]]
 
* [http://durhamcounty.mync.com/site/durhamcounty/ MyNC.com: Durham County]
 
* [http://ncethicalsociety.org/ Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle]
 
** [http://ncethicalsociety.org/about/eight-commitments.html 8 commitments]: value statements
 
* [http://ncsecular.org/ North Carolina Secular Association]
 
* [[wikipedia:Crower six stroke]]: file under "ways of using oil more efficiently"
 
 
* [http://openpario.mime.oregonstate.edu/projects/cubespawn Cubespawn] (for HTYP): designing a self-replicating machine
 
* [http://openpario.mime.oregonstate.edu/projects open+pario project hosting]: list of projects
 
* [http://freakrevolution.com/manifesto/ Freak Revolution Manifesto]
 
* [https://www.createspace.com/Author.jsp;jsessionid=346668EE4CF20972DCFAEAECE417906A.cspworker05 CreateSpace: Self-publish and distribute your book]
 
* [http://frontiergreentech.com/why_now.html Frontier Green Tech]: some links about [[global warming]]
 
===ancient===
 
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/science/07indu.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&adxnnl=0&adxnnlx=1186596110-aL5vcWXoLFmofTMnMUPdEg In Dusty Archives, a Theory of Affluence]
 
* [http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=9735 Off the Record]: music industry crumbling?
 
* [http://blog.sciam.com/index.php?cat=31 SciAm blog]: lots of interesting stuff. Add to RSS feeds?
 
* [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070730/engelhardt  Why the US Military Loves Ron Paul]
 
* [http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9774.htm An Inconvenient Patriot]: Sibel Edmonds and others, for [[Corruption in the Bush administration]]
 
* [http://stopthelie.com/ StopTheLie.com]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTcsCGcwhho&NR=1 Bill Maher On The Ten Commandments]
 
* [http://atheists-of-utah.org/doku.php?id=links links] from Atheists of Utah
 
* [http://conservancy.softwarefreedom.org/overview/ Software Freedom Conservancy]: is this issue-related, or should it go in HTYP?
 
* [http://www.socialtext.net/wikinomics/index.cgi?wikis_and_politics wikis and politics]
 
* [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/7/25/153125/835 a Brin cross-posting on Kos]
 
* [[High Cost of Low Prices]]: check back at some point and see if any further editing suggests itself
 
* [http://www.chorewars.com/signup.php Chore Wars]: probably should save this in the Hypertwiki; can't see the value of it if kids can play for points instead of working for them... or is that not how it works?
 
* [http://www.rockridgenation.org/ Rockridge Nation]: didn't I already link this somewhere? Or was I trying to decide what to do with it? Maybe a page on [[progressivism]]?
 
* Might [http://robatdt.livejournal.com/ Robadt] be interested in posting Issuepedia pages about some of the stuff he runs into?
 
* History Explained: I was reading [http://www.historyexplained.com/index.php/ebook/main/18/event=read An Explanation of History] and had gotten to [http://www.historyexplained.com/index.php/ebook/main/3/event=read here]
 
* the [http://www.hollywoodsign.org/247.html Hollywood Sign] site needs to be on HTYP
 
* Irregular Webcomic on "[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1609.html post-religious morals]"
 
* [http://memepunks.blogspot.com/2006/06/americas-war-on-science.html America's War on Science] at Memepunks
 
* [http://www.idealist.org/ Idealist.org]
 
* [http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=199900170 Web Credibility: Hard Earned, Harder To Prove]
 
* [http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/index.html Glenn Greenwald]: some interesting stuff; add to RSS feeds?
 
* Why doesn't [http://www.thismodernworld.com/ Tom Tomorrow] have an RSS feed? Can Google provide one?
 
* Oh, right, I ''did'' start writing an article about a [[US backup government]], didn't I.
 
* [http://hanson.gmu.edu/gamble.html Could Gambling Save Science?]
 
* [http://911truthnc911sc.blogspot.com/ 911 Truth NC]
 
* [http://www.911blogger.com/ 911 Blogger]
 
* [http://www.west-point.org/publications/cushman/ Lieutenant General John H. Cushman, U.S. Army, Retired]: "The 59-minute Army War College talk and all three articles are about the planning and early execution of the War in Iraq."
 
* [http://www.downsizedc.org/index.shtml Downsize DC]: several good initiatives
 
* [http://www.thecockatoo.com/mychurch.html Graham in Australia] looks like he might have some insight on what's good about Christianity
 

Latest revision as of 21:31, 4 August 2021

I originally created Issuepedia as a way of dealing with the confusion (shall we say) I and a lot of other people felt after the 2004 presidential election. How could a man be so clearly dishonest and still get elected? Or were we the ones who were wrong, and he actually wasn't that bad?

Issuepedia's first project, then, was to collect information relating to George W. Bush, his past performance, his views, the views of his party, the issues upon which I and my friends are at odds with his party, and so on. If we were right, this would make it clear to his supporters just what he was supporting. If we were wrong, it would become clear as the facts accumulated. This methodology could then be used to help resolve (or at least understand) all kinds of contentious issues.

The methodology seems to work quite well; the main problem has been a lack of interest from anyone else. As such, it is still of use to me, as it serves as a filing place for facts and cross-references which I otherwise would be unable to remember, thus making it possible for me to have a reasonable grasp on the issues I've been studying. Hopefully others will soon see the value of it. I have ideas for publicity campaigns ("Issuepedia: no more sound bites"), and will get around to working on that eventually.

My central home page is at woozalia.com. Visit early and often. ^_^

Subpages

Essays

Critiques

Humor

Ideas

Interactions

Notes

Other Dated Writings

Unfinished

Revisit / Rewrite

Dialogues

Petitions and Emails

(a partial list)

Notes to Myself

Morality Quiz Notes

A deadly natural disaster (hurricane, tsunami, whatever) is about to strike. A man goes swimming in the ocean, despite all warnings to leave town and especially to stay away from the water. He is arrested by the police. Is this right, or wrong? (Source: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/?id=110007328)

Same natural disaster. A teenage boy steals a bus, picks up refugees, and drives them to safety. He is arrested. Is this right or wrong? What should the boy have done? What should the police have done?

...I wanted to have a scenario involving missionaries, but I find it difficult to phrase in a neutral-ish way since the concept of missionarying bothers me all by itself.

2007-02-25 update: Although I came up with those questions independently (in 2005 or 06), they are very similar to the questions used in the surveys described in The Authoritarians.