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The Fourth Person in God: The Free Market

The Fourth Person in God: The Free Market

Based on several conversations I’ve recently had with some religious/social conservatives, God is no longer a Trinity.  Whether I raise pressing issues about oil, housing or education I hear the same answer:  “The free market will take care of it.” They seem to repeat this free market mantra as their response to every conceivable question […]

April 10, 2006 | By | 4 Replies More
Four Facts about Iraq

Four Facts about Iraq

1) According to Zogby’s February 2006 survey, 85% of US troops serving in Iraq believe that the U.S. invasion was mainly “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks.”  2) According to Mr. Bush, “We have no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the 11 September attacks.”  3) More than 2,300 U.S. soldiers have […]

April 9, 2006 | By | Reply More
Impeach Bush for using junk science

Impeach Bush for using junk science

Because the people at the top of our government are responsible for making decisions that could cost the lives and ruin the health of millions of citizens, they should be equipped with the best information and the best expertise.  Unfortunately, the White House has decided to muzzle experts and choke off critical debate on numerous topics of critical […]

April 9, 2006 | By | Reply More
What’s propping up the U.S. economy?

What’s propping up the U.S. economy?

Here are two disturbing items from the April 2006 “Harper’s Index”: 1.  Amount by which Americans’ total spending last year exceeded their earnings:  $41,600,000,000. 2.  Last year in which spending outstripped earnings:  1933. Then again, the citizens aren’t doing anything different than their ruling political party. For some startling graphics relating to the rising national debt, see […]

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Fundamentalism in Washington DC

Fundamentalism in Washington DC

Jimmy Carter on Fundamentalism: one can find it in religious circles and now “very overwhelmingly” in Washington. A fundamentalist believes, say, in religious circles, that I am close to God. Everything that I believe is absolutely right. Anyone who disagrees with me, in any case, is inherently wrong and therefore, inferior. And it violates my […]

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Did the U.S. invade Iraq over oil?

Did the U.S. invade Iraq over oil?

ABSOLUTELY NOT, according to the administration.  At least that is what we’ve heard so far. Instead, we’ve heard various other purported reasons, such as the following: Because Saddam Hussein has shown contempt for the United Nations and for his deceptions and cruelties. Because Iraq has failed to co-operate with United Nations weapons inspectors and International […]

April 8, 2006 | By | 7 Replies More
Young rocks disguised as old rocks.

Young rocks disguised as old rocks.

Young rocks impersonating old rocks. My favorite program was the hike to the base of the falls. Layers of rock are like chapters in a history book and this canyon, carved so deeply, told an ancient story. Standing at the bottom, calling out over the roar of the falls, I got to teach the exciting […]

April 8, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Which three books would most enhance Stone Age human survival?

Which three books would most enhance Stone Age human survival?

In the movie version of the H.G. Wells story, “The Time Machine,” the story ends with the Time Traveler disappearing into earth’s distant future, where the human species is not only living a primitive Stone Age existence, but is engaged in a life-and-death struggle against a violent competing species.  However, unlike the book version (found […]

April 8, 2006 | By | 6 Replies More
Metaphors everywhere; where is “pure reason”?

Metaphors everywhere; where is “pure reason”?

Many professionals (including many lawyers) believe that the careful use of “reason” cannot involve the use of one’s imagination. This is absolutely untrue.  The belief in “pure reason” has always and everywhere proven to be the source of great confusion among those who strive to use langage precisely. Responding to the Enlightenment claim that Reason […]

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