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The Magic Word

February 20th, 2015 No comments

I saw this sign during a nature call on the Parks Highway near Mt. McKinley.

Toilet Sign

 

That’s a great sign.

The sign assumes you want to help, or are at least willing to help, and only lack instruction about how. It says that doing this badly has a financial impact, but doesn’t make threats about removing the toilets or replacing them with pay toilets.  Then it assumes you’re willing to do something to make the next person’s experience more pleasant, and says how: by closing the toilet lid.

But beyond that, look at the language. It’s not regulatory but invitational. “Please” do this. “Help” with that. Some people would write the sign “Do not dispose of trash in the toilet,” but this is much better.

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Thoughtful contribution to the abortion discussion

June 18th, 2013 No comments

Ann Althouse proposes a new regulation for abortion, which I believe would be useful. It comes at the conclusion of an insightful posting about a disturbing lack of humanity that may be seen on the “pro-choice” side of the argument.

 

 

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