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Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 29 2010

On free will-13: Dealing with the consequences of not having free will

(For previous posts in this series, see here.) It is time to examine the consequences if we are forced to conclude, as seems likely, that there is no such thing as free will and that our actions are determined by the unconscious neural activity of a physical brain that was itself the creation of the …

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Nov 28 2010

New WikiLeaks release

As rumored, WikiLeaks has released a new batch of documents. The Guardian has probably the best coverage of what is in the documents. A small sample: The cables published today reveal how the US uses its embassies as part of a global espionage network, with diplomats tasked to obtain not just information from the people …

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Nov 27 2010

“One two three, what’re we fighting for?”

In a survey of those regions of Afghanistan where the NATO troops are having the heaviest fighting, a survey finds that 92% of those Afghans don’t know about the events of 9/11. This has staggering consequences for the battle for hearts and minds of the population. It is one thing for people to see foreign …

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Nov 26 2010

Heathen’s Greeting!

Yes, boys and girls, Thanksgiving is over and you know what that means. It’s time to start the War on Christmas! So let the games begin! First off, the New York Times reports on the unveiling of a new billboard ad campaign by four different secular groups to encourage atheists and even just doubters to …

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Nov 25 2010

Thanksgiving gift from WikiLeaks?

The AP reports that WikiLeaks may release a new batch of documents this weekend.

Nov 25 2010

Bye, bye, Ernie?

Quick, do you know what the official terror alert level color is right now? You should because it hasn’t changed since 2006. The official color scale is on the left and the much more memorable one is on the right. The system was a joke because it did not tell people anything useful. If the …

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Nov 25 2010

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope everyone who celebrates this really nice holiday has the opportunity to spend the day with family and friends. This article provides some of the facts and debunks some myths about the origins and traditions of this holiday. I have been disturbed by the creeping commercialism that is threatening to overtake this holiday. In …

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Nov 24 2010

Left-liberal smearing of John Tyner

Glenn Greenwald defends John Tyner against the attempt by The Nation to smear him for his protest against the TSA’s porno scanners and groping methods. What is it with some people that they cannot form a united front with others on civil liberties issues unless the people protesting as well as who are being protested …

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Nov 24 2010

Oh, good grief!

Further evidence that when it comes to religion, people can be so easily suckered to believe what they want to believe.

Nov 24 2010

The Simpsons hits the mark

The opening segment from last week’s show nails the media.

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