Comments by benbyce

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Posted on September 28 at 9:49 p.m.

Thx for reading the column. I don't have time to respond to each. Some general comments:

Firewindll- -some good points, especically about retiring vets- a national shame-send this folks to war and then treat like garbage-no way to run a society.
Nativeson- -I agree-the "rules of war" have always been absurd.
Random-kook- -Agree with first sentence but do not agree with your second one. Third one I do not understand.
Davy Brown-- I do not write the headlines. I thought long and hard about this column. You are right to challenge where i stand. Here is the simplified version:
1. I am appalled that Congress did not stay and debate the issue--really question the president.(no more Gulf of Tonkin resolutions)
2. I do agree, with the facts as we know them now, Obama had few options but to lead a coalition against these psychopaths. This action in my opinion is a prime example of situational ethics.
But the middle east countries must do the heaving lifting-both in the short and long haul. Saudi Arabia must stop getting a free ride. and playing both sides
3. At this point I hold little hope for peace in out time in the middle east.
Thx for pushing me.
4.In the future I will move off the neutral fence, that is in my column, if appropriate and give more of my own thoughts on ethics issues rather than just setting them up for the reader to make their own decision.

I have strong opinions on many issue but until now wanted simply to lay out the problem and let you folks think about it.

Will revisit that thought.


On The Ethics of War

Posted on September 1 at 2:56 p.m.

I agree business, especially small business should not be overly regulated by government. But this new law(if passed) makes common sense.

We need to do more to attract business to California. For example look what NY State is doing to get new business.

The loss of so much of the film industry to other states is one area that should be fixed right away.

On Sick Days

Posted on August 31 at 2:26 p.m.

Hello East Beach:

I am aware of the ethical conflict on PTO but just had to leave part of the bigger picture out. You are exactly right.
Thx for writing.

On Sick Days

Posted on August 17 at 1:09 p.m.

Dr. Dan:

I admit to the following:

1. Luddite lite these days
2. Internet expert feared for his pocket book.
3. I only know how to use and control about10% of my Mac.
Thx for writing or whatever you call it these days.

On Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, 1950s

Posted on August 11 at 1:01 p.m.

Dr. Dan is ageless.


On Fiesta Lite

Posted on July 9 at 11:47 a.m.

Thanks for all the responses, whether you agreed with me or not. It's taken me awhile to get my account computer ready.

The comments about social ethics not being taught in schools(and maybe not in homes) is a key factor in why we treat each other they we do.

As for my choosing a "Lab" for my test dog. That's all I've ever had. And yes they are easy to work with.


On The Ethical Dog Owner

Posted on November 17 at 4:59 p.m.

Thx for the generous comment.


On Saved by the App

Posted on September 30 at 9:58 p.m.

I appreciate the comments, regardless of whether you agree with me.
These decision are always tough ones. I had the luxury to "walk" every time I was faced with a serious ethical challenge and I have no regrets.

But some people, as I wrote, just don't have that luxury to leave a bad situation.

Yes, it is the Penn State situation. A number of smart, successful people threw their careers and their reputations away because they remained silent.


On When a Witness Questions Authority

Posted on August 3 at 9:24 p.m.

Dr. Dan--your stats look good 3-3.
There are a few little lies that are OK-all situational -- Grandma's asks you about her old red dress--"of course it's looks great," or the bigger lie-classic problem "lie to save someone's life"--but those are the exceptions to the rule. Approval of even a little lies often is just a stop on the road to big whoppers-and I ain't talkin' hamburgers here.

We live in a social, political and cultural world that makes lying just too easy-with little or no consequences--Rudolf Dreikurs says it all on consequences for a child's development.

On 'The World’s Best Hamburger'

Posted on July 25 at 3:15 p.m.

Thanks for commenting. Lee I think you hit all the correct answers-or what I perceive to be correct.

Dr. Dan 2 for 2-"public advantage" and depraving another kid of the seat.

thx for writing

On 'The World’s Best Hamburger'

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