Archive for July, 2007

Stop rubber-stamp license renewals for TV and Radio stations

July 31, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Stop rubber-stamp license renewals for TV and Radio stations

That’s what the broadcast license-renewal process has become:  a rubber stamp procedure.  The following are the words of FCC Commissioner Michael Copps: [U]nder pressure from media conglomerates, previous commissions have eviscerated the renewal process. Now we have what big broadcasters lovingly call “postcard renewal” — the agency typically rubber-stamps an application without any substantive review. Denials […]

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Make FOX feel pain for global warming lies

July 31, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Make FOX feel pain for global warming lies
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What do walled-off people think about immigration?

July 31, 2007 | By | Reply More
What do walled-off people think about immigration?

Cartoons aren’t always funny. Sometimes they make serious points more efficiently than a big page of prose. There’s no better example than these cartoons from Cagle.  This set is entitled “Latin America’s View on Immigration.”

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Scary Mary Poppins

July 30, 2007 | By | Reply More
Scary Mary Poppins

I caught this on Andrew Sullivan’s site, The Daily Dish. The premise? What if Mary Poppins was made into a horror film? Here’s what:

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Regular DoD Trainer denied entry into U.S

July 30, 2007 | By | Reply More
Regular DoD Trainer denied entry into U.S

Silly bureaucracy in action! An internationally renowned cyber-guru who often comes into the U.S. to train DoD, DoE, and other alphabet soupers was held for 4 hours by customs, and deported as he came in to speak at a Black Hat convention. His own report on the issue makes it clear that it was a […]

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Gullibility Exposed

July 29, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Gullibility Exposed

Here’s a cute video by “AngryLittleGirl” called “Gullible is not in the Dictionary” It makes the simple point that one should check the source when someone presents a “fact” such as “95% of Americans are scientifically illiterate” or “Jesus rose from the dead”. That reminds me of “Passion of the Zombies“

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Beware of simple yet false explanations for religion

July 29, 2007 | By | 82 Replies More
Beware of simple yet false explanations for religion

It’s not because I am obstinate, though I can be obstinate.  Rather, I simply can’t believe things like: “A virgin had a baby” or “A man who was dead later became alive” or “This piece of bread is really a man’s flesh.”  I can’t believe such things because these things are simply not true.  To […]

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Bush versus Science, again.

July 29, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Bush versus Science, again.

It’s another chapter of a disturbing and repeating story: Where good science conflicts with the aims of the Administration, science loses.  Stir in the arrogant ignorance of yet another unqualified Republican political hack.  This story is from today’s Washington Post: A surgeon general’s report in 2006 that called on Americans to help tackle global health problems […]

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Fox attacks progressive bloggers

July 27, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
Fox attacks progressive bloggers

Truthdig.com has produced a video displaying the coordinated smear campaign FOX is running against left wing bloggers. Fox News is out to smear the blogosphere with a slew of unsavory tactics, such as comparing liberal bloggers to the Klan and Nazi Germany. It has already met with some success, prompting JetBlue to pull its sponsorship […]

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