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Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 25 2011

How to save time following the news: Tip #1

I skip over every single news item that speculates on who is or is not going to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. All this exercise consists of are people trying to get their names in the news by coyly flirting with the idea. This is the first in an ongoing series. Suggestions …

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Feb 25 2011

Do children pick up their religious views from their fathers?

Gregory Paul and Phil Zuckerman in a long article titled Why the gods are not winning say that, “Women church goers greatly outnumber men, who find church too dull. Here’s the kicker. Children tend to pick up their beliefs from their fathers. So, despite a vibrant evangelical youth cohort, young Americans taken as a whole …

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Feb 25 2011

Why atheism is winning-6: The death of religious philosophy

(For previous posts in this series, see here.) Keith Parsons, a professor of philosophy at the University of Houston, recently caused a bit of a stir when he said that he has given up teaching the philosophy of religion to his students because all the arguments for religion, old and new, have been so effectively …

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Feb 24 2011

Stephen Colbert interviews the president of the American Federation of Teachers

Feb 24 2011

Stephen Colbert on the attempt to break unions

Feb 24 2011

The Daily Show on the protests in Wisconsin

The Daily Show – Wisconsin Budget ProtestsTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Feb 24 2011

Destroying the middle class by killing the unions

What is currently taking place in the US is a ruthless class war perpetrated by the oligarchy on everyone else. The pattern should be clear to anyone because the plan is being done at the federal level and repeated all across the nation at the state level: Cut taxes on the rich to create a …

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Feb 23 2011

Impoverishing workers

The Daily Show makes the point that the goal of the anti-union movement is to drive workers wages down. The Daily Show – American Workforce MakeoverTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Feb 23 2011

Matt Taibbi on financial corruption

Matt Taibbi makes a point in an article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone whose title says it all: Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?. The article says that, “financial crooks brought down the world’s economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.” One of the sources …

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Feb 22 2011

God the fugitive

Whatever we learn, it seems like god always finds a new hiding place to prevent being discovered.

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