What slippery slope?

Euthenasia, made legal in Belgium a decade ago, becomes common for more and more illnesses, some of which aren’t terminal.

There is a line between saving a life and not letting someone die by keeping them alive medically and once you cross that line it is kinder to end, rather than prolong, their suffering. But the mentally ill are, by definition, incapable of making that decision rationally.

Some light reading

On the pathological nature of trigger warnings.

Free speech: how gauche. I link to a review of it, reading the original article is also highly recommended.

This androgynous review of Lightspeed’s latest issue is hilarious.

Why it is impossible to teach the liberal arts today.

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Top Gear is back on Amazon Prime! I really didn’t expect Amazon, I thought for sure it would be Netflix.

Microwaves: you can’t explain that.

So this EM drive keeps baffling scientists by working, despite breaking our known laws of physics.

This is cool

Amateur mapologist and the excessive numbers of secret maps of the Soviets.

Moderation in everything

Idaho does okay on the state of the state’s finances. The key to financial success seems to be having massive petroleum reserves. Much like the in the world economy.

10 is too many

It probably isn’t in the government’s interest to get rid of church tax-exemptions, so I suspect this is just loose talk by the left about eliminating another constitutional amendment that is not currently useful to them. And there’s been rumblings about this for at least a decade on the internet. It’s just a bit louder right now and will die back down. Still, it should be addressed.

The depiction of tax exemption of religious non-profits and churches as unfair is a bizarre view that would require assumption that all property naturally belongs to the state, and that allowing churches to keep the money they are given in donations is an act of largesse as opposed to a hedge against untoward influence of government.