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Entries from September 2012

‘OWS free university welcomes radical ideas’

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.workers.org/2012/09/29/ows-free-university-welcomes-radical-ideas/ The trend toward Marxism claimed here for the OWS is predictable (and something I have discussed in a positive manner), but it is important to ‘occupy marxism’ and demand a complete overhaul of the now stale theory. We need a new marxism 2.0 that isn’t called ‘marxism’, new socialist/communist organizations, and a retirement by […]

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Education Profiteering

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-faux/education-wall-street_b_1919727.html Huffington Post 09/28/2012 Education Profiteering; Wall Street’s Next Big Thing? By Jeff Faux The end of the Chicago teachers’ strike was but a temporary regional truce in the civil war that plagues the nation’s public schools. There is no end in sight, in part because — as often happens in wartime — the conflict […]

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Homeland: softcore propaganda porn from Israeli TV for American mushbrains

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Homeland Season 1 I just recently heard of, and watched, the new Homeland TV series at Amazon Videos. A rave review at the Salon Website confused me. I think this disgusting series should be seen for what it is: ‘homeland security, American/Israeli’ propaganda with the full Islamophobic hate induction strategy. I find it hard to […]

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Recent posts on link log

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

New additions to the Link Log page (see sidebar)

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Romney Wants to Waterboard Again

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, September 29, 2012 by The Progressive Bringing Torture Back: Romney Wants to Waterboard Again by Matthew Rothschild So now Mitt Romney wants to bring waterboarding back? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/29-6

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Charles Koch to Friedrich Hayek: Use Social Security!

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.thenation.com/article/163672/charles-koch-friedrich-hayek-use-social-security# The Nation September 27, 2011

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‘It’s Psychological Warfare, Stupid’

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.juancole.com/2012/09/its-psychological-warfare-stupid-why-netanyahu-really-wants-to-destroy-iran.html 09/28/2012 * It’s Psychological Warfare, Stupid: Why Netanyahu Really wants to Destroy Iran *by Juan Cole* The Israeli Likud Party’s cover story for why it wants to draw the United States into a war with Iran makes no real sense. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been predicting an Iranian nuclear bomb since […]

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Free trade ain’t free

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

RG mail Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by Mickey Z World News Trust (September 13 2012) http://worldnewstrust.com/images/stories/2012/tpp-photo.jpg Photo credit: Mickey Z TPP is Wall Street’s global power grab – a death sentence for people with AIDS, for endangered rainforests, family farmers, and US jobs. — Adam Weissman

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#occupy newsfeed

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

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Athens and Jerusalem

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.salon.com/2012/09/30/what_the_bible_and_the_greeks_have_in_common/?source=newsletter: The Bible goes Greek A Biblical scholar argues that the age-old feud between Athens and Jerusalem is a big misunderstanding

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Limits of observation

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

In relation to previous post: The Limits of Observatin: this section from WHEE shows how problematical it is to claim natural selection has been observed.

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Dawkins BS routine getting ragged

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

What Richard Dawkins Reads: Jerry Coyne, Helena Cronin and More Sep 27, 2012 4:45 AM EDT http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/27/what-richard-dawkins-reads-jerry-coyne-helena-cronin-and-more.html The evolutionary biologist talks to Josh Dzieza about the best books that explain the jaw-dropping accuracy and reach of Darwin’s natural selection, and why we ought to open our eyes to evidence. Bullshit. We have covered this at […]

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Venezuela: ‘Capitalism is no longer an option’

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

marxmail Luis Hernandez Navarro wrote in the September 23*Guardian*: “In Venezuela, to be a rightist is out of fashion.” “As is shown in several opinion polls,” he writes, “Venezuela has given birth to a new political culture where the socialist ideal is widely accepted. Half the population agrees with the idea of building a socialist […]

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Israel/Persia, and the tragedy of monotheism

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

The conflict between Israel and Iran has forgotten the way in which monotheism came into existence in a dynamic hybrid of Israelite and Zoroastrian strains, blended during the Exile (some make the Persian contribution critical), and yet, sadly, becoming a closed ethnic cult of post-Exilic nationalism. One of the reasons for Islam, surely, was the […]

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Sagy on Social Darwinism and the History of Regulation

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/sagy-on-social-darwinism-and-history-of.html

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Adam Smith, and Darwin

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.vdare.com/posts/the-scottish-enlightenment-darwinism-and-golf: The Scottish Enlightenment, Darwinism, and Golf? People who don’t know any better constantly rediscover the historical connection between Adam Smith and Darwin. And the reason Darwinism gets it wrong.

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Darwinian desperation to demonstrate evolution by natural selection

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

This article from Zimmer is unconvincing (to say nothing of untrustworthy: I NEVER trust anything Darwinists say in natural selection, and will wait for equally untrustworthy critique from the Discovery gang), and as usual uses the case of bacteria to generalize to all evolution, when the result is not truly evolution even for bacteria. The […]

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Ontological Argument

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/melvyn-bragg-and-guests-discuss-the-ontological-argument/

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Evolution (Not) Crucial in Antibiotics Breakthrough: How Science is Actually Done

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/evolution-not-crucial-in-antibiotics-breakthrough-how-science-is-actually-done/

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Arctic sea ice

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Hotter than Paul Ryan by Elizabeth Kolbert posted on September 29, 2012 05:43PM GMT Last week, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, in Boulder, Colorado, announced that the Arctic sea ice had reached a new low. The sea ice shrinks in the summer and grows again during winter’s long polar night. It usually reaches […]

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Notes Reveal C.S. Lewis Doubted Darwinism

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Notes Reveal C.S. Lewis Doubted Darwinism

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Past present: Survival of the fittest

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Past present: Survival of the fittest

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Loop the Loop, DNA Style

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Loop the Loop, DNA Style: One Or Two-Way Transcription Depends On Gene Loops ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2012) — Scientists at EMBL and Oxford University discovered that, by forming or undoing gene loops, cells manipulate the path of the transcription machinery — which reads out instructions from DNA — controlling whether it moves along the genetic […]

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Predatory Bacterial Crowdsourcing

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Predatory Bacterial Crowdsourcing: Scientists ID Simple Formula That Allows Bacteria to Engulf Food in Waves ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2012) — Move forward. High-five your neighbor. Turn around. Repeat. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120928093719.htm

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