Archive for August, 2006

Salt Lake City Mayor’s speech blasts Bush

| August 31, 2006 | 4 Replies
Salt Lake City Mayor’s speech blasts Bush

There wasn’t any holding back here.  Here’s an excerpt from Mayor Rocky Anderson’s speech: Blind faith in bad leaders is not patriotism. A patriot does not tell people who are intensely concerned about their country to just sit down and be quiet; to refrain from speaking out in the name of politeness or for the […]

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Apes wearing pants

| August 31, 2006 | 7 Replies
Apes wearing pants

Christians who declare their belief in Biblical creationism leave all sorts of unanswered questions in their wake.  Here are a few. Question 1:  Why are there so many near-human animals? Let’s say Darwinian evolution is “just a theory” and that one of the Bible’s two creation stories (yes, there are two in Genesis) correctly explains the […]

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Don’t let gay-bashers cherry pick the Bible.

| August 31, 2006 | 8 Replies
Don’t let gay-bashers cherry pick the Bible.

63% of Americans say that the Bible is literally true.   Those who rely on the Bible to condemn and harass gays often point to the book of Leviticus.  If that is a worthy strategy, let’s follow everything the Bible teaches us, including everything from Leviticus, right?  The following excerpts are from a list that is […]

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Leveraging web-enabled Infomediaries

| August 31, 2006 | 3 Replies
Leveraging web-enabled Infomediaries

To optimize next-generation action-items, it is important to enable leading-edge models to enable one-to-one solutions thereby facilitating aggregate robust portals.  Of course, to benchmark front-end paradigms and thereby embrace user-centric architectures is probably a better way to engineer leading-edge metrics. If you’re wincing at the above paragraph, please forgive me.  I’m just having a bit […]

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Babies Here, There and Everywhere

| August 30, 2006 | 5 Replies
Babies Here, There and Everywhere

As reported by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, conservatives got together for a large rally in St. Louis this week.  One of the speakers, Catholic Archbishop Raymond Burke, argued that it was “the legalized destruction of human life.”  A radio executive chimed in: “Have you ever noticed that when the devil tries to sell you […]

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Abstinence-only sex ed quiz

| August 30, 2006 | 3 Replies
Abstinence-only sex ed quiz

If you want to know what our government approving as sex-ed these days, go ahead and take this simple 10-question test published by Naral.  It only takes a couple of minutes. Your answers will be scored and explained and you’ll probably be shaking your head even if you’ve been keeping up with neo-con sex-ed news.

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Iraq timeline

| August 30, 2006 | Reply
Iraq timeline

I really didn’t want to revisit all the disturbing events and revelations, but I made myself do so.   Think Progress has put together this comprehensive Iraq timeline, including ample links. Here are the most recent three events on the timeline: AUGUST 7, 2006: The top U.S. military official in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, says that civil […]

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This is a front page story!

| August 29, 2006 | 2 Replies
This is a front page story!

How would you like to quickly access any of 547 newspaper front pages from 46 countries?  You can do it right here, at a website called Today’s Front Pages.  Quite impressive! Click on “Read Today’s Recap” for a short recap of some of the headlines.

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What we can learn from the geographic clumping of dialects and religions.

| August 29, 2006 | 1 Reply
What we can learn from the geographic clumping of dialects and religions.

Check out the map below.  It is a map of the Linguistic Geography of the Mainland United States (a higher resolution version is available here):   Imagine that there is some loony person who would argue that the dialect he speaks is the one true, objectively superior dialect and that all other dialects are inferior and actually not true. To dispell […]

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