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Supporting Troops, Withdrawing, and Politics

Supporting Troops, Withdrawing, and Politics

| March 29, 2007 | 6 Replies

The bill to set withdrawal timetables from Iraq has passed, on its way now to the President’s desk–where it will be vetoed.  Democrats will work on this issue from now on, presumably with an eye toward using it as a campaign issue to gain more seats and hopefully hand the White House to a Democrat.  All […]

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The Onion News Network is Launched

The Onion News Network is Launched

| March 27, 2007 | Reply

Check out this new Onion video on the human cost of immigration.  And I dare you to watch this Onion news promo without laughing.  Or consider this proposed solution to the troop shortage in Iraq.

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3,300 active duty soldiers deserted the army in 2006

3,300 active duty soldiers deserted the army in 2006

| March 27, 2007 | Reply

According to this article by Newsweek, 3,301 U.S. active-duty soldiers deserted the Army in 2006.  Jeffry House is a defense lawyer representing many of these soldiers.  Newsweek asked House why so many soldiers were deserting.  According to House, The common idea is that the war in Iraq is going nowhere, and it’s bogus, as I’ve […]

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Creation Science 101 and Other Ditties

Creation Science 101 and Other Ditties

| March 27, 2007 | 3 Replies

I spent too much time on YouTube this evening listening to Roy Zimmerman, folk singer. This video, “Creation Science 101″ brought me in. I stayed for “Abstain With Me”, a jab at “Abstinence Only” Christian Sex Education. As an aside, he likened it to “Just Hold It” potty training. His “Let’s Go After the Buddhists” […]

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Why Republicans deny global warming.

Why Republicans deny global warming.

| March 26, 2007 | 48 Replies

Jonathan Chait of Common Dreams raises a good question: why do Republicans disagree with climate scientists more at a time when climate scientists are accruing new terrifying evidence that human activities are truly responsible for warming the atmosphere?  Last year, the National Journal asked a group of Republican senators and House members: “Do you think it’s […]

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Proof of human evolution

Proof of human evolution

| March 26, 2007 | 5 Replies

Scientists have discovered a third type of human twin, neither identical nor fraternal.  One of the twins was found to be a “true hermaphrodite” with both ovarian and testicular tissue.  Whether or not we consider this a different type or species of human, one thing is certain:  the book of Genesis doesn’t mention God creating human hermaphrodities.  […]

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Laws for Our Own Good

Laws for Our Own Good

| March 26, 2007 | 4 Replies

Missouri legislature is about to engage in the quixotic attempt to repeal — or at least to reduce the effect of — a silly law. Missouri House Bill HB155 of the current session aims to allow motorcycle riders over 21 to feel the breeze in their hair. I’d like it even better if were coupled […]

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The palpable idiocy of the new best-selling book: “The Secret”

The palpable idiocy of the new best-selling book: “The Secret”

| March 26, 2007 | 11 Replies

Here’s a good way to save yourself $23.95: Don’t buy The Secret.  It’s not that I’m against secrets in general, it’s just that I want to spare you from wasting your money on a hot new book called “The Secret,” a book that has hit a new low in shallow, self-absorbed and insipid hype.  There […]

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How does one raise a thoughtful, moral and religion-free child?

How does one raise a thoughtful, moral and religion-free child?

| March 24, 2007 | 5 Replies

Ebonmuse (one of our authors, who also writes thoughtful posts at Daylight Atheism) recently interviewed Dale McGowan who has edited a book of essays on raising a child without religion.  McGowan’s book, Parenting Beyond Belief, will be released next month. Ebonmuse writes: The book features original essays by Richard Dawkins, Julia Sweeney, Penn Jillette, Dan […]

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