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Sanity Zone 1-19-2013 Positive Rights

Posted 01-18-2013 at 03:08 PM by xan

In political theory, a positive right is a right that is accorded to you by society. In contrast, a negative right is a right that society can take away from you. Negative rights are freedom of speech, freedom of religious belief, freedom to act in self-preservation. Examples of positive rights are things like education, health care, vacations, police and fire protection. Positive rights are things that society allows you to add to yourself.

Negative rights are things you pay...
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Fun facts: Since legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, the Broncos & Seahawks ...

Posted 01-07-2013 at 06:51 AM by SloMotion

... are undefeated. Or so I heard on the radio this morning. Performing due diligence prior to posting, I found it's actually a combined record of 15-1, but I did uncover some amusing facts:

- Seattle has gone 7-1, losing only to Miami since legalization. Come on, is there any bigger of a buzzkill than having to travel the width of the country, in a pressurized cabin, and than have to play a game in the Florida heat? They get a pass on that one. They are an impressive 4-0 at...
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