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EricMaderLin is an expat American writing from Taipei.

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Diaries published: 45 (88 days since last diary on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 09:48 PM PST)

Comments posted: 301 (61 days since last comment on Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 10:19 PM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 569

Total Comment Ratings: 346

Most Recommended Diary: Palin should have gotten Nobel, not Obama!, 127 comments, 206 recommends

People Following EricMaderLin: 7

EricMaderLin's Most Recent Diaries:

Once a strong contender for the French presidency, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 65, went on trial Monday in France , accused of “pimping” and acting as part of a prostitution ring. Strauss-Kahn has ...
by EricMaderLin
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 09:48 PM PST with 3 Recommends
”But even if one were willing to accept the perplexing claim that a smartphone could be conscious, could you ever know that it was true? Surely only the smartphone itself could ever know that.” --
by EricMaderLin
Comment Count 180 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 05:25 PM PST with 40 Recommends
When death threats and riots followed a Danish newspaper’s publication of satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad back in 2005, I found myself in agreement with most Westerners. Liberals and ...
by EricMaderLin
Comment Count 159 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 06:35 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Unfortunately when I posted my last diary here Sunday on the Charlie Hebdo attack and the swift move by atheist writers to co-opt the event, I didn’t have enough time to address many of the issues ...
by EricMaderLin
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 07:57 PM PST with 2 Recommends
We must finally shut up Christians once and for all! It's the only reasonable course of action, no? The attackers who killed twelve people in downtown Paris last week did so in the name of their ...
by EricMaderLin
Comment Count 122 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 07:13 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I’ve been smoking cigars since about 2000. Finally this week I decided to quit. Cold turkey. Today is my third day smoke free, and boy does it suck. How do people live this way? It’s like I’...
by EricMaderLin
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 06:26 AM PST with 13 Recommends

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