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"Mark Jenner pretended to be a leftwing activist in the 1990s, sharing a flat with his girlfriend for four years. Throughout their relationship, he concealed his real identity and occupation from her before disappearing without trace" [...] "Lambert holding the child he fathered with an activist while he was undercover. The spy, who infiltrated environmental and animal rights campaigners in the 1980s, had sexual relationships with four women" etc.
The study included 688 participants whose moral positions on killing, assisted suicide, torture, incest, cannibalism, malicious gossip, stealing, lying, deception, betrayal, breaking a promise, breaking the law, and treason were gauged. The outcome? Conservative and religious individuals showed a “general insensitivity to consequences.” These participants consistently tended towards deontological ethics – which means they judged morality according to universal rules or divine authority. Liberals in the study promoted consequentialist ethics – they judged the morality of action based on the outcome. Sounds a bit like Rand’s objectivism vs. Bentham’s utilitarianism, doesn’t it?
Sure, the Supreme Court has struck down a vital portion of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating the section of the law that determined which states required federal approval to change their voting laws. Sure, President Obama has said that he is “deeply disappointed” by this decision. Sure, Justice Ginsburg has a rousing dissent describing this as “hubris” on the court’s part.But to keep functional Section 5, which allows federal supervision of changes to state-level voting laws, all we need is some mature, responsible action by Congress.Excuse me while I go laugh hysterically for several days.“Also, fax us some unicorn tears,” the court added. “And while you’re at it, leap over a rainbow and bring us the American dream.”
Villagers in Misterton, Somerset, are furious after enduring seven months of a particularly foul recurring problem. Every week an elusive nuisance leaves a pile of faeces in the middle of the village hall car park and the people left with cleaning up the mess have had enough. The village hall plays host to a number of community clubs as well as being adjacent to the recreation ground and brand new multi-use games area. Committee members say they are certain the culprit is human.