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When the executive branch acts in secrecy . . .

June 21, 2008 | By | Reply More
When the executive branch acts in secrecy . . .

What happens when the executive branch is allowed to operate in secrecy and without constraint? This was answered in 1976, by the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, chaired by Senator Frank Church: The natural tendency of Government is toward abuse of power. Men entrusted with power, […]

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Just What is Intelligent Design?

May 2, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More
Just What is Intelligent Design?

I’ve been following the reviews of the Ben Stein “Expelled” movie since it was first shown. Many of them properly criticize it for its many inherent cinematic flaws. Others angrily take it to task for its clear violations of sense or sensibility. There is also ExpelledExposed.com, the not-mentioning of which I get chided for every […]

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Incident On A Parking Lot

January 7, 2008 | By | 6 Replies More
Incident On A Parking Lot

Personal anecdote time. Yesterday (Sunday) we went shopping.  We stopped at Office Depot to buy a new chair.  As we approached the entrance, I spotted a friend of ours and called her name.  We gathered outside the entrance to chat. As we talked, a man approached us, begged our pardon, and asked for a personal […]

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Gore Vidal: Dennis Kucinich unfairly excluded from Iowa debate

December 19, 2007 | By | 13 Replies More
Gore Vidal: Dennis Kucinich unfairly excluded from Iowa debate

You can read Vidal’s article at Truthdig: I don’t know how many of you were as appalled as I was at the way that the presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was totally erased from the last Democratic debate held in Iowa.  This was a decision that was made, I can tell, jointly by the one-time voice […]

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New renegade site: The Art of Mental Warfare

November 20, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
New renegade site:  The Art of Mental Warfare

Warning:  The site discussed in this post might be a scam.  Check the comments before doing business with this site.  I visited The Art of Mental Warfare tonight.  It presents itself as a “clarion call to action for an apathetic nation.”  The site is based on a book of the same name, by David Vincent.   The […]

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Should Demonstrably Intentional Internet Disinformation be Criminalized?

November 19, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
Should Demonstrably Intentional Internet Disinformation be Criminalized?

Okay, perhaps I’m being a bit harsh. But I found some videos on YouTube purporting to show simple homemade tricks for getting power from essentially nothing. The culprit calls himself HouseholdHacker These are very slickly directed and composed, very amateur-looking videos, full of straight-faced monologue and how-to demonstrations, illustrating nothing real. Sure, the videos seem […]

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White House muzzles yet another government scientist

October 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
White House muzzles yet another government scientist

The story was published by the Washington Post: Testimony that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to give yesterday to a Senate committee about the impact of climate change on health was significantly edited by the White House, according to two sources familiar with the documents. For commentary see this […]

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What’s Worse?

October 25, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
What’s Worse?

Here’s a heartwarming story  about some of the insanity that followed in the wake of 9/11.  We see this kind of thing all the time, in the news, on tv shows, in movies.  A mistake compounded into tragedy by the utter fear and panic induced under extreme conditions.  One could almost forgive the FBI for […]

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