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Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 25 2011

The war on public schools

The way that teachers and unions were attacked in Wisconsin and Ohio was really a covert attack on public schools in particular and the public sector in particular. The war against public schools is now becoming more overt: Texas Congressman Ron Paul told the crowd government wants “absolute control” of the “indoctrination” of children. Paul …

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Mar 25 2011

Talk: The Christian Delusion by John W. Loftus

A former preacher turned atheist, Loftus has published two books Why I Became an Atheist and The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails (winner of the 2011 About.com Reader’s Choice Award). His blog is ranked in the top 5 atheist/theist blogs on the internet today. He has three master’s degrees in the Philosophy of Religion and …

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Mar 25 2011

God makes you obese

That’s what a new Northwestern University study seems to find. The study, which tracked 2,433 men and women for 18 years, found normal weight young adults ages 20 to 32 years with a high frequency of religious participation were 50 percent more likely to be obese by middle age after adjusting for differences in age, …

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Mar 25 2011

Review: The Count of Monte Cristo (no spoilers)

Long time readers may recall that I really liked the 2006 film V for Vendetta (if you haven’t seen it, you really should). V’s inspiration is Edmond Dantes, the hero of The Count of Monte Cristo and he repeatedly watches the 1934 black and white film with Robert Donat in the title role. You can …

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Mar 24 2011

Bradley Manning demonstration

Here is a news report on the demonstration that took place last Sunday at Quantico base in Virginia to support Bradley Manning that ended in some arrests.

Mar 24 2011

The Daily Show on the increasingly casual way that wars begin

The Daily Show – America at Not-War – Obama’s Communication GapTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Yesterday, the Libyan war had already been shifted to the inside pages of my local paper The Plain Dealer, with the news from the other ‘old’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mar 24 2011

The road to ruin

The current war on Libya was sanctioned by United Nations Security Council resolution #1973 that was passed on March 17 and authorized “all necessary measures … to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.” It should be noted that the resolution expressly excludes “a foreign occupation force …

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Mar 23 2011

Truth or Treason: Panel discussion on WikiLeaks

I will be on a panel discussing WikiLeaks on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 pm in Nord 310 on the Case quad of the CWRU campus. The other panelists will be Laura Tartakoff and Pete Moore from the Political Science department. The event is organized by the CWRU chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty …

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Mar 23 2011

The poor persecuted religious people in the US

Mar 23 2011

The Daily Show on the Libyan war

The Daily Show – Odyssey DawnTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Let the euphemisms begin! The Daily Show – Odyssey Dawn – Unconstitutional WarTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Customized freedom packages depending on the country! The Daily Show – America’s …

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