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Crisis in Iran


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Crisis in Iran
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Iran's Election

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To The Point On The War

Much has been made of the two Democratic candidates positions on the war in Iraq. It is argued that Barack's view is the principled one based on the speech he gave before the war.

Hillary supporters say that his votes after the war started are no different than hers.

Both are wrong, A principled opposition to the war doesn't include campaigning for the, I love war candidate, Lieberman as Barack did, and voting for the Kyl-Lieberman bill as Hillary did puts to rest the charge that her supporters make that after the war started the candidates votes are no different.

Chomsky on Iran




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How to Argue Your Position

The BBC's Jeremy Hardy on how to argue your position. (tip to Cirano)




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  • France warning of war with Iran
    "We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war," Mr Kouchner said in an interview on French TV and radio.
  • The Nonbelievers
    An increasing number of young people in America - and adults around the world - don't believe in God. Greg Epstein, who advises fellow atheists and agnostics at Harvard University, wants to create a kind of church for those who reject religion. But he's encountering resistance from some of the very people he wants to unite.
  • Airport bathroom a tourist attraction
    When tourists ask for the bathroom in the Minneapolis airport lately, it’s usually not because they have to go.

    It’s because they want to see the stall made famous by U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s arrest in a sex sting.

    “It’s become a tourist attraction,” said Karen Evans, information specialist at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “People are taking pictures.”
  • Pharyngula: Taking exception to Jake
    First of all, don't try to tell the New Atheists (insert obligatory detestation of the term here) what the New Atheists believe unless you've actually got some understanding of what the New Atheists believe. This is a mistake I'm seeing repeatedly now.

    The New Atheist Camp (for lack of a better term) asserts that science and atheism are one. Religion and science are not internally consistent. Any attempt to recognize religion within a scientific framework is appeasement of superstition and is by extension damaging to the scientific enterprise. We might as well publish statements we know to be lies in scientific journals.


    No. Once again, science is a method. It's a general set of procedures that rest on skepticism, induction, empiricism, and naturalism. Atheism is a conclusion. We look at the universe using the tools of science, and it does not fit any description of the universe derived from religious perspectives: we therefore reject religious dogma. We also see that the nature of the universe does not reflect any of the orthodox conceptions of what a god-ruled universe would look like. We arrive at the conclusion that there is no god.
  • Israel’s cost to the Arabs, by Ghada KarmiAfter nearly 60 years, Israel is still not at peace with most of its neighbours. The Saudi peace plan, first proposed in 2002, is the latest in a series of Arab overtures aiming to end this situation. It offers Israel full normalisation of relations in return for withdrawal from the territories it conquered in 1967, and a negotiated agreement on the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Israel ignored the plan in 2002, but this year the Arabs have re-presented it more forcefully. In July two Arab League envoys visited Jerusalem to press the Arab case, and plans led by the United States are afoot for an Arab-Israeli peace conference in September. Though Israel may still not respond, this is a giant step for the Arabs, reversing decades of hostility.
  • Official prototype of kilogram mysteriously losing weight - CNN.com (tip to Tony)
  • The Satirical Political Report - An Offbeat Look at the Hot-Button Issues of the Day » NEW O.J. CASE SETS PRECEDENT FOR BUSH: IF YA’ CAN’T GET ‘EM FOR KILLING, THERE’S STILL ARMED ROBBERY
  • Philosophers’ Carnival #53 « Florida Student Philosophy Blog
    The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight -- if ever so slightly. Physicist Richard Davis of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, southwest of Paris, says the reference kilo appears to have lost 50 micrograms compared with the average of dozens of copies.
  • YouTube - Familjen - Det snurrar i min skalle Now that's what I call a music video
  • Wired Geekipedia: Faith Smackdown - Gloves of God vs. Punch of Proof
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  • Sick Author Jonathan Cohn's Expert Opinion on HillaryCare 2.0

    I'm a little surprised, Hillary hasn't sold out yet. Certainly Kucinich has the best plan followed by Edwards, Clinton, and Obamma in that order.

    Broadly speaking, the Clinton plan is as ambitious as any plan touted by a major presidential candidate right now. Indeed, the basic structure of the plan--starting with a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance--is strikingly similar to the structure first proposed by former Senator John Edwards, which has rightly won him considerable praise.

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  • Think Progress » Blitzer Dismantles Rep. Boustany’s Assertions Of Progress In Iraq
    Appearing on CNN’s Late Edition this morning, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), who recently returned from Iraq, asserted “some major improvements” are being witnessed in Iraq. Echoing claims made by Gen. David Petraeus, Boustany said “sectarian deaths are down.”

    Host Wolf Blitzer corrected Boustany’s assertion, citing Iraqi health ministry statistics that report Iraqi civilian deaths have been climbing.
  • Religion causes harm, says poll -Times Online
    NEARLY half the British think that religion is harmful, according to a poll carried out by YouGov. Yet more than half also believe in God “or something”.

    The YouGov poll commissioned by John Humphrys, the broadcaster and writer, found that 42% of the 2,200 people taking part considered religion had a harmful effect.
  • Secular Blasphemy
    Fears grew of a new confrontation over images deemed blasphemous by Muslims as Pakistan joined Iran in protest over a sketch by a Swedish artist portraying the prophet Mohammed as a dog.
  • So that's what Dickens went through week after week | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
  • The Questionable Authority : Wells on Moths: A Case Study In Misrepresentation
  • Power to the People: Run Your House on a Prius - New York Times
    He plugged his Toyota Prius into the backup uninterruptible power supply unit in his house and soon the refrigerator was humming and the lights were back on. “It was running everything in the house except the central air-conditioning,” Dr. Swinney said.
  • European Graduate School Lectures - Derrida, Baudrillard, ÎiÏek, Butler « Literature Compass Blog
  • Paul Krugman | Snow Job in the Desert
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    Alternatives

    A little trip back in time courtesy of onegoodmove's Cirano. The clip is from January 15th 2003, on the BBC's Jeremy Hardy Speaks to The Nation. It is a couple of months before the war. The question, alternatives to war and will George Bush listen. We now know the answer, of course if you were paying attention you knew the answer then.




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    BBC Radio 4 Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation

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    Bomb Bomb Bomb

    John McCain is a rock star.




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    Harball w/Chris Matthews

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