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Entries from February 2012

The Downward Mobility of the American Middle Class

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Rad_Green listserv: And Why Mitt Romney Doesn’t Know by Robert Reich http://robertreich.org (February 06 2012) January’s increase in hiring is good news, but it masks a bigger and more disturbing story – the continuing downward mobility of the American middle class.

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The Myth Of An Anti-Military Hollywood

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Rad_Green listserv: http://www.theawl.com/2012/02/act-of-valor-and-the-myth-of-an-anti-military-hollywood ‘Act Of Valor’ And The Myth Of An Anti-Military Hollywood By Abe Sauer | February 27, 2012 Act of Valor cleared $24.7 million this weekend. Along the way to the movie’s release, it’s become an accepted bit of truth that the film is meant to boost Navy recruitment. But while that may […]

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Alternet article on progressive Xtianity

February 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Why Progressives Can’t Ignore Religion Wall or no wall, politics and religion have always been inextricably intertwined, and we won’t win until we recognize and deal with that fact. Read the article, and consider my remarks later. I have been critical of the New Atheists, from the left, without promoting religion or accomodationism, but this […]

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The Tower of Babel

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The Tower of Babel

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Conflict Theories

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Conflict Theories

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The Limits of Observation

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The Limits of Observation

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Sci/News

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Metal Sphere from Orbit Hits Brazilian Town   Evidence of Elusive Majorana Fermions Raises Possibilities for Quantum Computing   New Approach to MEMS Design that Enables Engineers to Design 3-D Configurations   Rincon de la Vieja Erupts Again in Costa Rica   Researchers Focus on Development of Neural Control of Prosthetics for Amputees   Cholera […]

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Jerusalem Archeology Reveals Birth Of Christianity

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

‘Jesus Discovery:’ Jerusalem Archeology Reveals Birth Of Christianity The following is an excerpt by James D. Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici, authors of The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity On the morning of Tuesday, June 29, 2010, outside the Old City of Jerusalem, we made an unprecedented archaeological discovery […]

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WEIT: Are there human races?

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/are-there-human-races/

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Wolfgang Pauli a staunch critic of neo-Darwinism

February 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945, was a staunch critic of neo-Darwinism. Here’s an article of an interest, “Pauli’s ideas on mind and matter in the context of contemporary science,” that documents his prescient criticisms. For example: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/02/nobel_prize-win056771.html “As a physicist, I should like to critically object that this […]

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Did Early Humans Ride the Waves to Australia?

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577192960294508268.html Everybody is African in origin. Barring a smattering of genes from Neanderthals and other archaic Asian forms, all our ancestors lived in the continent of Africa until 150,000 years ago. Some time after that, say the genes, one group of Africans somehow became so good at exploiting their environment that they (we!) expanded across […]

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Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America?

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

New evidence suggests Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America By DAVID KEYS – THE INDEPENDENT Added: Monday, 27 February 2012 at 11:04 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/645123-new-evidence-suggests-stone-age-hunters-from-europe-discovered-america New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the […]

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Clue to Photosynthetic Evolution

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Amoeba May Offer Key Clue to Photosynthetic EvolutionScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) — The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy. When light isn’t available, energy is generated by breaking down carbohydrates and sugars, just as it is in animal and some bacterial cells. Two […]

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New Fossil Penguin from New Zealand

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

New Fossil Penguin from New Zealand May Be the Biggest EverScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) — After 35 years, a giant fossil penguin has finally been completely reconstructed, giving researchers new insights into prehistoric penguin diversity.

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Unusual Weather

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Unusual Weather: Arctic Sea Ice Decline May Be Driving Snowy Winters Seen in Recent Years in N. Hemisphere ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) — A new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology provides further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. The […]

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Counterpunch article #2 on Rand: Alan Greenspan’s Cult Years

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Counterpunch has two articles in two days on Weiss’ book on Rand: Alan Greenspan’s Cult Years and the Corporate Money Planning for a New Cult Today Ayn Rand: the Tea Party’s Miscast Matriarch by PAM MARTENS Gary Weiss, long time Wall Street reporter and author, has written a new book, due out this week from […]

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Resurrecting Ayn Rand: Hedge Fund Money Teams Up With Koch & BB&T

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

A Corporate Coup D’Etat on Campus Resurrecting Ayn Rand: Hedge Fund Money Teams Up With Koch & BB&T by PAM MARTENS and RUSS MARTENS http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/28/resurrecting-ayn-rand-hedge-fund-money-teams-up-with-koch-bbt/ Gary Weiss, the Wall Street writer who was ahead of his time with his comprehensive chronicle of Wall Street corruption in 2006 (Wall Street Versus America) charts a bold new […]

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Co­lo­ni­al­ism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/colonialism-in-africa-helped-launch-the-hiv-epidemic-a-century-ago/2012/02/21/gIQAyJ9aeR_story.html

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Nader to Occupy

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Chris Hedges: Nader to Occupy: Help Raise the Minimum Wage http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/02/27-9

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Soaking the Customer

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Wenonah Hauter: Soaking the Customer: Private Companies Infiltrate the Water Market, We’re Getting the Raw Deal http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/02/27-8

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Climate-Ready Future

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Kim Knowlton: Insuring a Climate-Ready Future http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/02/27-6

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Food Democracy

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Vandana Shiva: Create Food Democracy, Occupy our Food Supply http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/02/27-11

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GOP Candidates and Israel

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Why Are GOP Candidates Competing to be the Greatest Friend of Israel? http://www.commondreams.org/vdeo/2012/02/27-0

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The US Media’s ‘Iranian Threat’

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Drums of War: The US Media’s ‘Iranian Threat’ http://www.commondreams.org/vdeo/2012/02/27

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