Archive for April, 2008

What is truth? Here are some quotes to consider.

| April 30, 2008 | 4 Replies
What is truth?  Here are some quotes to consider.

What is truth?  Such a timely topic these days, now that we seem to be in the post-truth era.  I gathered these quotes on the meaning of truth from my favorite quote site, The Quotations Page. In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell (1903 – 1950) Any […]

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Diversion of crops for fuel use is “criminal”

| April 30, 2008 | Reply
Diversion of crops for fuel use is “criminal”

The United States and the European Union have taken a “criminal path” by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food said today.At a press conference in Geneva, Jean Ziegler of Switzerland said that fuel policies pursued […]

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Arrest Bush

| April 30, 2008 | 1 Reply
Arrest Bush

Arrest George W. Bush. That is the suggestion of Ted Rall, writing on Common Dreams.   Who should arrest President Bush? There is, however, a person who could begin holding Bush and the others accountable for their crimes. She is Cathy L. Lanier, the 39-year-old chief of D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. Chief Lanier, take note: you […]

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This Just In: Hannah Montana May Have A Clitoris!

| April 30, 2008 | 6 Replies
This Just In:  Hannah Montana May Have A Clitoris!

What are we to make of this latest flap over a teen icon revealing herself as a potentially sexual being? I was only dimly aware of Hannah Montana till the Vanity Fair scandal (if scandal is the word). Now it seems I can’t get away from her, which is, of course, the goal of marketing—to […]

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America: #1 in Bibles. #37 in Infant Mortality

| April 29, 2008 | Reply
America: #1 in Bibles. #37 in Infant Mortality

This Chris Kelly headline says it all: America: #1 in Bibles. #37 in Infant Mortality. Here’s an excerpt from Kelly’s Huffpo article: Europeans are feeling pretty smug lately, with their sturdy currency, “health care,” and rising rates of life expectancy, but there’s one area where we kick their ass: American Christians read the bible a […]

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Risk information on the toxicity of commonly used chemicals bottled up by White House

| April 29, 2008 | 3 Replies
Risk information on the toxicity of commonly used chemicals bottled up by White House

What? The White House is endangering us by withholding information? This is getting to be a familiar story, right? Here’s the typical plot: There’s something going on that poses a serious risk to Americans, and the White House decides to protect big corporations rather than protect the people at risk. This time, the protected industry […]

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Louisiana Passes Bible Science Education Law

| April 29, 2008 | 2 Replies
Louisiana Passes Bible Science Education Law

Yall might could be tiring of my babbling on about Bible study in science classes. But I shall continue. According to this article, Louisiana has, and Florida still may pass amendments to their education codes to give free reign to teachers who choose to use texts other than (and conflicting with) science books to teach […]

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More Merck lies uncovered regarding Vioxx

| April 28, 2008 | 2 Replies
More Merck lies uncovered regarding Vioxx

I’m not a big fan of big Pharma. There’s a good reason for my attitude. Many drug companies are selling hype rather than bona fide drugs. And some of those big drug companies have been caught outright lying. Merck has already been shown to have killed tens of thousands of people as a result of […]

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Some lessons I’ve learned to get me through life

| April 27, 2008 | 4 Replies
Some lessons I’ve learned to get me through life

I’m constantly learning valuable new lessons, but I generally find it difficult to recall any particular good lessons at any particular moment. I got the same problem with jokes. I’ve heard a lot of good jokes in my life, but if I’m put on the spot, I’m at a loss to remember more than one […]

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