Friday, May 09, 2008

Organization Changes at Union-Tribune

With the departure of three internet executives earlier this week, The San Diego Union-Tribune announced that Mark Davis, currently the company's vice president of strategy, will also oversee its product development and Internet sites. MORE HERE>>>


Human Right #30

Some people may try to ignore your rights or violate them
Or pretend they don't exist
But they can't change the fact that they are yours
Human Right #30: No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights!
---Meinard B. of San Diego, CA MEINARDVS ©MMVIII

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Good and Evil

In religion, ethics, and philosophy, the phrase, good and evil refers to the evaluation of objects, desires, and behaviors across a dualistic spectrum, wherein in one direction are those aspects which are morally positive, and the other are morally negative. The good is sometimes viewed as whatever entails reverence towards either life, continuity, happiness, or human flourishing, while evil is given to be the support for their opposites. Depending on the context, good and evil may represent personal judgments, societal norms, or claims of absolute value related to human nature or to transcendent religious standards.
There is no consensus over whether either goodness or evil are intrinsic to human nature. The nature of goodness has been given many treatments; one is that the good is based on the natural love, bonding, and affection that begins at the earliest stages of personal development; another is that goodness is a product of knowing truth. Differing views also exist as to why evil might arise. Many religious and philosophical traditions claim that evil behavior is an aberration that results from the imperfect human condition (eg. "The Fall of Man"). Sometimes, evil is attributed to the existence of free will and human agency. Some argue that evil itself is ultimately based in an ignorance of truth (i.e., human value, sanctity, divinity). READ MORE>>>


Consequentialism and other moral theories

“ Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are fastened to their throne. They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think...”

— Jeremy Bentham , The Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) Ch I, p 1


Things We Need To Know...the TRUTH!

Traveling in style with David Copley
January 16, 2008 - 9:00 am — Kelly Davis

Today’s has a story by Rob Davis about more layoffs at the Union-Tribune. As Davis (no relation that I’m aware of) reports, it’s not known just how much Copley Press (the U-T’s parent company) is in the hole—reportedly it has a lot to do with the huge estate-tax bill that David Copley was stuck with upon his mother’s death in August 2004.
But you’d never guess there was a cash shortage based on this piece by U-T society columnist Burl Stiff on April 2, 2006. Stiff, it seems, got to tag along with Copley on a trip to Paris and Zurich (either that, or someone took good notes and passed them on to Stiff later). And damn if Dave Copley doesn’t know how to do Europe in style. Check it out: