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Heavily fortified vacant train repair yard

Heavily fortified vacant train repair yard

| June 5, 2007 | 1 Reply

A friend referred me to this video about a strange government facility in a low-crime area in Indiana.  Interesting stuff.   Any ideas of what this is?   It does look as though the governmnent plans to put a bunch of people into this space.   On the other hand, maybe this is just another example of the […]

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Hilton Rooming on the State’s Dime

Hilton Rooming on the State’s Dime

| June 4, 2007 | 2 Replies

Paris Hilton, reality show star, accidental internet hardcore porn celebrity, and heiress to part of the Hilton hotel fortune is spending the next three weeks in the celebrity wing of the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood for a conviction for drunk driving, driving on a suspended license, probation violation, and reckless endangerment. My question […]

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In case anyone is keeping track

In case anyone is keeping track

| June 3, 2007 | 8 Replies

The Pentagon today announced the deaths of 14 more U.S. troops, bringing the total acknowledged U.S. troop deaths to 3,493 — just seven shy of yet another grim milestone…which will probably be surpassed by the time anyone reads this post.  Has anyone else noticed that the river of American blood is continuing to flow, despite (or probably […]

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What turns children into science-resistant adults?

What turns children into science-resistant adults?

| June 2, 2007 | 19 Replies

In the May 18, 2007 edition of Science (available only to subscribers online), Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg consider why so many adults resist science.  They cite a 2005 Pew Trust poll finding that 42% of people believe that humans have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.  Most people who […]

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New journal for aspiring creationists: International Journal of Creation Research

New journal for aspiring creationists: International Journal of Creation Research

| June 2, 2007 | 3 Replies

It’s called the International Journal for Creation Research.  I would call it The-Draw-The-Curve-Then-Plot-The-Data-Journal.   After all, the end result is already guaranteed.  It’s just a matter of getting out into the field to drum up evidence to support this foregone conclusion, no matter how tenuous.  The Journal is sponsored by the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School, […]

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Idyllic Youth

Idyllic Youth

| June 1, 2007 | 8 Replies

The other day I heard a local talk show host, bemoaning a recent case of child molestation involving a 14-year-old and a 5-year-old, wax problematic on how times have gotten so harsh for kids, that he wished we could return to a “time when kids could just be kids.  Could be innocent.” I wondered, twisted […]

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Nakedness For A Better World

Nakedness For A Better World

| May 31, 2007 | 4 Replies

Have you ever noticed that certain people who drive Very Large Vehicles tend to drive slower than everyone else?  I followed a 4X4 pick-up truck of epic proportions this morning and the driver crawled along at just under 25 miles an hour on a 35 mph street.  He–there’s only one word for it–“sauntered” along, impressed […]

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We Should All Be Messiahs

We Should All Be Messiahs

| May 31, 2007 | 1 Reply

There may be little original in this post, but then, there seems to be little original in its subject.  It’s just that, well, no one, or not many, manage to say the obvious. I was sitting before my tv the other day watching Dune.  The SciFi Channel version, not that monstrosity from David Lynch–of the […]

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The new U.S. embassy in Iraq – an embarrassment to all decent Americans

The new U.S. embassy in Iraq – an embarrassment to all decent Americans

| May 30, 2007 | Reply

You’ve got to read this description of the new American embassy under construction in Bagdad (the title: “The Colossus of Bagdad”).  This monstrous construction project is unbelievably arrogant and excessive.  It will be the largest embassy on the planet. As an outpost, this vast compound reeks of one thing: imperial impunity. It was never meant to […]

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