Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
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Reflexivity

Hey it's snowing, as if on cue! I don't like cold (although my discomfort with temperature is generally present from mid-August to late-April - I really should live someplace warmer), but snow's alright. Maybe I'll actually snowboard again this winter!

It's interesting to see some calls for assassination of Julian Assage (of Wikileaks) from relatively high-profile people. I'd think they'd realise that by hopping into the "call for death" game, a lot of people are going to consider them to be "fair game" as well for having weakened the social compact (especially as being high profile adults, we expect them to be more serious than some fiery high-school blogger). Society depends on a certain level of commitment to either tolerate difference or to deal with it through legal channels - if large groups of people seriously begin to consider each other acceptable targets, that's damaging, potentially in a tit-for-tat way.

I believe there may be some circumstances where seriously considering these things to be acceptable is appropriate. Still, those circumstances should be rare, the circumstances where these things are considered or announced as positive rarer yet.

I find it adorable when cats tilt their head. Joining them in that leads to neck soreness, particularly when they rotate *more* to compensate!

In case I forget later, Happy Channukah, Merry Solstice, have a rocking Kwanzaa, festive Festivus, or whatever y'all do. Stay warm!

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