"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Observations - 16th April 2016

Is it worse to be wrong for the right reasons or right for the wrong reasons?

Even if I've given my privacy to Facebook, it doesn't mean the government can come and invade it; if I've had sex with 100 people it doesn't mean someone can come and rape me

Should utilitarians adopt babies instead of having their own?

Can you really love someone you never knew, even if it's a dead parent?

If it's a moral duty to donate most of your income to charity (per Singer) why not your labour (i.e. change your job, perhaps to one which earns more money so you can donate even more)?

""Everything in moderation"
She said as she downed the cyanide pill"

It's easy to follow your dreams if you have a well-to-do family and no kids or mortgage to pay for

"Choose a field you love and you'll never work a day in your life because that field probably isn't hiring"

Can the attitudes of making a difference to even one person being worth it, and not wasting time arguing on the Internet, be squared?

"As much as I love good sarcasm, using it on social media is like doing a sight gag on radio."

RT @patrickc: The increase in Microsoft's annual revenue since Google was founded is still greater than Google's total annual revenue.

Not sure why people at talk Q&As waste time por lumpah (thanking and praising the speaker(s)). Time is precious.

Che Guevera: Spent his whole life fighting against Capitalism. Now spends his death making t-shirt sellers rich.

"Sell them and you'll be sorry,
Buy them and you'll regret,
Hold them and you'll worry,
Do nothing and you'll fret."

Amused that the Germans defended their use of chlorine gas at Ypres by pointing out that the Hague declaration banned shells but they used cylinders

Wondering how many people who dismiss decade-old research they don't like speak approvingly about the Zimbardo and Milgram experiments

"A giraffe's coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat. Ever think about that? No. You only think about yourself."

"Jewish custom says a man dies twice – once when his body dies, and again when his name is no longer spoken" - Zen and the Art of Racing Motorcycles / Gregg Wright Bonelli

"The world of Star Trek is a world where resources are virtually unlimited. The truth is that almost any political system can work with unlimited resources. Look at Norway and United Arab Emirates. Politically very different, yet the stability, quality of lime, low crime and citizen happiness - those are at the same level in both countries (and some time ago I made an effort to compare those and make sure this is actually true).

If your political system has any kind of problem - unlimited resources will always compensate for it. Most people don't care about freedom and such, they want to eat and be comfortable and they will support anyone who gives them that."
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