Archive for February 11th, 2007
Today is also known as Evolution Sunday. Many church congregations celebrate the genius of Charles Darwin today. I celebrated Darwin by going to the St. Louis Zoo with my six-year old daughter. The zoo has a terrific ape exhibition area. We focused on gorillas, and they put on a great show. The scenary inside, including the murals [...]
A man who conducted interrogation of Iraqis as a contract employee for the U.S. military tell us how it really was in the Washington Post. Here’s an excerpt: The lead interrogator at the DIF had given me specific instructions: I was to deprive the detainee of sleep during my 12-hour shift by opening his cell every [...]
You guessed it. See here for Mother Jones’ tabulations. On MSNBC it was Anna Nicole Smith by a 7 to 1 ratio.
Chomsky wrote that it all has to do with corporate power and oil. Here is an excerpt from The Independent, an article entitled “The US says it is fighting for democracy – but is deaf to the cries of the Iraqis” Sovereignty in Iraq might well lead to a loose Shia alliance controlling most of the world’s petroleum resources [...]
You can read about it here, The Daily Times of Pakistan: ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was moved on Tuesday against recent legislation allowing one-dish meals at weddings, with the contention that the law had reopened the door to wasteful expenses and weddings had become a financial burden for most people of the country. The 22-page [...]
Heather Havrilesky of Salon is a gifted writer, indeed. She opens a recent article by discussing the delighted innocence of her baby girl, “my own happy tadpole, who just arrived on this overheated blue sphere four months ago, gazes at the branches of trees and feels the cold noses of dogs and pronounces them exciting [...]