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Who gets assassinated?  Who owns the country?  Why won’t we improve education? Ask George Carlin.

Who gets assassinated? Who owns the country? Why won’t we improve education? Ask George Carlin.

| February 13, 2007 | Reply

This is a 13-minute presentation Carlin delivered on August 28, 2006. According to Carlin, as the country continues to deteriorate, “Nobody seems to notice.  Nobody seems to care.” Comment posted at the video site:  “As in feudal days, it seems that the jester is the only one left allowed to speak the truth openly.”

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More of my favorite quotes

More of my favorite quotes

| February 13, 2007 | 5 Replies

I do love quotes!  A novel in every sentence, as I see it.   I’ve been collecting quotes for years. These are quotes that I noticed or noticed anew over the past six months.  There’s no particular theme here, though many of these do concern education/enlightenment: In preparing for battle I have always found that plans […]

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Keeping us well-informed . . .

Keeping us well-informed . . .

| February 13, 2007 | Reply

[Reprinted with permission from Jeff Koterba] 

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Protecting pharmacists who refuse to fill valid prescriptions for legal drugs

Protecting pharmacists who refuse to fill valid prescriptions for legal drugs

| February 12, 2007 | 23 Replies

The Missouri legislature will soon consider Senate Bill 285 to protect the right of pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control pills.  Here’s the text of the bill: This act protects the conscience rights of pharmaceutical professionals. Such pharmaceutical professionals shall not be required to perform, assist, recommend, refer for, or participate in any service […]

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Who else is Iran arming in Iraq?  What the media isn’t saying.

Who else is Iran arming in Iraq? What the media isn’t saying.

| February 12, 2007 | 4 Replies

Salon’s War Room presents Fox’s coverage as a case of especially shoddy journalism regarding Iran’s alleged provision of arms to forces hostile to the US in Iraq: Let’s say for the sake of argument that the administration is right on two key points: that Iranian arms are indeed flowing into Iraq and that it’s happening […]

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Iraq war timeline, lie by lie

Iraq war timeline, lie by lie

| February 11, 2007 | 1 Reply

This website contains a handy timeline of the Bush Administration’s lies…er, propaganda campaign…to push America into an unnecessary, disastrous invasion of Iraq.

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Happy Darwin Day! I celebrated with my gorilla cousins

Happy Darwin Day! I celebrated with my gorilla cousins

| February 11, 2007 | 1 Reply

Today is also known as Evolution Sunday.   Many church congregations celebrate the genius of Charles Darwin today.  I celebrated Darwin by going to the St. Louis Zoo with my six-year old daughter. The zoo has a terrific ape exhibition area.  We focused on gorillas, and they put on a great show.   The scenary inside, including the murals […]

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A contract interrogator from Iraq is now haunted

A contract interrogator from Iraq is now haunted

| February 11, 2007 | Reply

A man who conducted interrogation of Iraqis as a contract employee for the U.S. military tell us how it really was in the Washington Post.  Here’s an excerpt: The lead interrogator at the DIF had given me specific instructions: I was to deprive the detainee of sleep during my 12-hour shift by opening his cell every […]

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What’s the bigger story: Iraq versus Anna Nicole Smith?

What’s the bigger story: Iraq versus Anna Nicole Smith?

| February 11, 2007 | 13 Replies

You guessed it.   See here for Mother Jones’ tabulations.   On MSNBC it was Anna Nicole Smith by a 7 to 1 ratio.

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