BulletproofBrony, Queen of Arendelle
Location: Durr Ham
Joined Nov 13, 2011 at 12:58PM EST
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- I’m 22 years old and a graduate of the University of Georgia in history and political science. I recently finished my senior thesis with a research grant from the Center of Undergraduate Research Opportunities on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Counter-Enlightenment thought. I won the 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha essay contest in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs on the question of whether American culture tends to emphasize being an individual over being a citizen. The essay can be read here.
I am attending the Duke University School of Law. I will graduate with a law degree an an M.A. in History in 2017.
I am a prolific writer. My friend and I frequently write essays in politics, philosophy, history, and world events.
Religiously, I am a Christian as a member of the Church of Christ at Oglethorpe. I do not believe that miracles occur in the modern day, that God “speaks” to individuals in the modern day except through the Bible, or that religious belief is a justification for political policy. In fact, I believe the two should be strictly separated.
That brings us to the next section: politics. I am a capitalist. That means I believe that the only reason any government should exist is the protection of the individual rights of its citizens. In essence, I believe that each man (or woman) is the owner of himself (or herself), and that to infringe on that ownership (i.e. to violate another’s rights) is the only thing the government has the authority to regulate. Anything more than that becomes a violation of man’s self-ownership in and of itself.Fluttershy is my favorite pony.
I find Catelyn Stark from Game of Thrones inexplicably attractive:
I’m also a fan of the Duchess of Cambridge.
My favorite movie score is from How to Train Your Dragon:
Political drama is, unsurprisingly, one of my favorite movie genres. Some of my favorite movies include Lincoln, Charlie Wilson’s War, Amazing Grace (2006), and The King’s Speech.
I think everyone should see the final Twilight movie (I went with my girlfriend -- she watches it for the lulz too) just to hear Kristen Stewart’s vampire sex talk. It’s side-splittingly hilarious.
I think Wreck-It Ralph deserved the Oscar for best animated film over Brave -- by a lot.
Even so, I love that Brave introduced me to Julie Fowlis. I want to use this song as a lullaby for future children -- it’s fantastic:
I’ll add more as I think of it, but you can also ask random questions and I may pick a few to field.
haha, alright. Here’s the TL;DR simplification:
A legal fallacy is attempting to prove something is right or wrong based upon what the law says.
The image attempts to prove something is right or wrong based on an appeal to certain principles of rights and ownership, but not on an appeal to law.
And so, while the argument may be weak or strong depending upon who you ask, it doesn’t contain a legal fallacy.
Yes. Yes, this is a good thing indeed.
It’s not appealing to the law, speaking as a man who studies it (and who studied philosophy and logic as an undergrad).
Were it, it would’ve pointed out that whoever received the C&D order had broken the law, implying that the illegality of his action demonstrates its supposedly immoral nature. This is a real fallacy, and counter-examples abound (e.g. NSA data mining programs are “legal” (for now), but few would consider them moral). However, such implications are not present above.
The implied (but not explicit) argument is that an entity that produces media as its product has certain rights over that media in the form of intellectual property. Among these are the rights to determine how that intellectual property is used & to prohibit others from using that intellectual property contrary to the producers’ wishes. This argument would be the same in the absence of intellectual property laws, & one could use it to defend existing intellectual property laws or to argue in favor of creating them where there are none. The justification for why a producer of media has certain rights over it is left unexplained, which a counter-argument can address.
I don’t care much where someone stands on the issue, but it is a personal pet peeve of mine for people to throw around the word “fallacy” loosely, often in an attempt to disprove a point without engaging the argument itself when it may deserve serious engagement. Logic has a stricter set of rules than that.
Politics and ponies have never mixed well.
Well, politics and the Internet haven’t mixed well in general.
[Chibi Anna gif]
10/10, would picture myself living a Train song with. Because I’m a dork.
Again, the old adage proves true.
But I wanted to know!
Uploaded an image to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
The only time all season I’ve legitimately felt bad for Spike-abuse.
Perhaps because the little guy hasn’t said anything, which makes him far more likable.
I constantly reminded my friends why Rapunzel and Eugene were in Arendelle.
They were there to fuck.
My innocent friends said I ruined the Disney magic. I think I enhanced it.
Well the Don’t Mine at Night is just the animatic, or at least as I saw it just now. I can’t speak for the other one.
A broken shin is better than a broken hip, I suppose.