Comments on: Environmental roundup http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/environmental-roundup-ii/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:28:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: D http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/environmental-roundup-ii/comment-page-1/#comment-275233 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:01:52 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44501#comment-275233 Their response was “politely thoughtful”. They were obviously still deciphering what he just said. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
(Indeed, we are occasionally called upon to choose between the polite response and the intelligent response.)

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/environmental-roundup-ii/comment-page-1/#comment-275215 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:46:51 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44501#comment-275215 No, wfjag, I had this idea that you would have responded with something like “What a weird insult!” and I would have said that your thinking calling someone Belgian is insulting is racism on your part.

In the end, what impresses me most about Harris’ comments is the sour, dour, ascetic puritanism that simply ignores the archaic pleasures of an open fireplace and turns it all into the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy for a few minutes.

Bob

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By: wfjag http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/environmental-roundup-ii/comment-page-1/#comment-275140 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:54:52 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44501#comment-275140 Bob — I’m not sure whether to say “cute comment” or feel slighted. When the Pres gives a major speech in Brussels, and only one person claps (slowly) at the end and no one asks questions, what does that say about Belgian manners? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFrdWIs2LI#t=21
“Unethical” ? Still, they make good waffles, don’t they.

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/environmental-roundup-ii/comment-page-1/#comment-275042 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:38:09 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44501#comment-275042 What are you, Belgian?

Bob

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By: wfjag http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/environmental-roundup-ii/comment-page-1/#comment-274994 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:07:26 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44501#comment-274994 No, Bob, Mr. Harris didn’t mean “evil” or “immoral”. It’s pretty clear he writes from and his target audience are of the perspective that good and evil ,or moral and immoral, are relics of superstitious religious beliefs, and so empty concepts that convey no meaning and provide no standards for conduct. Accordingly, they are disgarded concepts and cannot form a basis of his (or, he apparently believes, anyone else’s correctly based) reasoning. Instead, he argues for “unethical” — which, as you clearly see, is sematic nonsense. Still, if there are no standards for right and wrong, then I can do whatever I wish, and Mr. Harris is being judgmental in criticizing my choice, so that his hate speech blog is entitled to no protection and must be immediate shut down, and he, prosecuted for his hate speech.

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/environmental-roundup-ii/comment-page-1/#comment-274962 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:32:39 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44501#comment-274962 Burning wood is unethical? In trying to come up with organized professions, trades or even jobs that might consider it so, the only ones I can think of are the Fraternal Order of Coal Heavers and the Sons of the Desert.

The word Mr. Harris was looking for is probably “immoral”. However, what he meant was “evil”. I’m sure he considered it, but somehow recognized that people might react to that word in ways he would not prefer. Darn those four-letter words!

Bob

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