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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:19:41 PM »
I watched Aliens 3 and Alien Resurrection over the weekend.  I'm pretty sure I caught the bad end of an Aliens marathon. 

Arts & Entertainment / FES Book Club
« on: December 02, 2013, 06:49:07 PM »
Post what you have recently read and anything you'd like to point out about it (preferably without spoilers when talking about a fiction story).  Maybe after we get some more regulars/traffic we can actually start up a monthly or quarterly club to discuss a specific book if people are into that idea.

I finished Ender's Game a few weeks ago after watching the movie. I found myself absorbing Ender's internal conflicts as if they were my own. 

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Religion and for-profit business
« on: December 02, 2013, 04:42:09 PM »

Here is one article.  There are plenty more which can be found through Google.  It sounds like Hobby Lobby is essentially the spokes person for these religious for-profits.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Religion and for-profit business
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:57:45 PM »
I've been reading the articles about the fight of for-profit businesses, specifically Hobby Lobby, against the healthcare mandate to provide both control.  In most cases they are only fighting over the morning after pill and other such after thought type contraceptives, but I did read about one company trying to fight against it all because the owners are Catholic.

I don't want to get into the debate that there shouldn't be such a mandate in the first place, I'm more curious what everyone's take is on the religious freedom of for-profit business.  Should the owners of a for profit business be able to declare that business as a specific religion?  Should this declaration be sufficient to exempt the business from mandates which go against the religion?  Do you think it is right to subject employees of a for-profit business to the religious beliefs of the owners, specifically when the product being sold is not religious in nature?

Young the Giant - Young the Giant
Bear's Den - Agape
Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: December 02, 2013, 04:26:18 AM »
I picked up the Elder Scrolls Anthology over the weekend.  Started replaying Morrowind and I forgot just how much the humanoid enemies kicked ass at lower levels.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Which Economic System is Best?
« on: December 01, 2013, 11:12:28 PM »
A system similar to capitalism is probably best.  With the lack of product knowledge the average consumer has (whether from laziness, product complexity, or dissimilarities of competitor products), the system would need to have some consumer protection built into it.

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