Archive for July 16th, 2006

Why I blog

| July 16, 2006 | 2 Replies
Why I blog

Pouring time into this blog has been deeply satisfying to me.  But what is this accomplishing, I sometimes wonder?  After all, there are already numerous writers out there.  Technorati.com indicates that it is now tracking 48.5 million sites and 2.7 billion links.  Plus, there are numerous traditional sources of information (books, magazines, movies, television) available […]

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Al Gore has his job cut out for him.

| July 16, 2006 | 6 Replies
Al Gore has his job cut out for him.

Like so many other complex issues, Americans don’t seem to understand global warming. In a Gallup poll conducted in March, respondents ranked their level of concern regarding several environmental issues. When asked to rank their level of concern over global warming, 36% of Americans claimed that it worried them “a great deal”. Global warming, one […]

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Playing to the terrorists’ strength

| July 16, 2006 | 7 Replies
Playing to the terrorists’ strength

Condi Rice was on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolis” talking about how Isreal should “consider the broader consequences” of its current bombing activities in Lebanon, and she specifically urged Isreal to try harder to avoid civilian casualties. Huh?  As much as I deplore Israel’s bombings, does anyone in the Bush Administration have standing to […]

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Why Do They Hate Us?

| July 16, 2006 | 7 Replies
Why Do They Hate Us?

Ever since the tragedy of September 11, 2001, there has been a fairly constant refrain heard in the United States.  Americans, who once thought their country invulnerable, their culture beyond reproach and their global image impeccable, are asking, “Why do they hate us?”  Human emotion being what it is, there is no single or simple […]

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