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Entries from February 2013

SCOTUS Conservatives Signal Intention to Dismantle Voting Rights Act

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Rachel Maddow Show Rachel Maddow: SCOTUS Conservatives Signal Intention to Dismantle Voting Rights Act Maddow discusses the important legacy of Section 5 of the Voting Right Act and why it remains an essential protective of voter freedom

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Challenges in Simulating a Human Brain

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/02/28/challenges-in-simulating-a-human-brain/ Fig.1: Can the complexity of a human brain be captured by computers? (Source: Saad Faruque on Flickr)

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Is a science of evolution possible?

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Is a science of evolution possible? This provocative question should stand as a warning that the question of evolution probably won’t reduce to the category of science in the usual sense. We should support the project of empirical research, as science, in the exploration of the facts of evolution in deep time, but mindful that […]

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Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/27/1646891/scalia-voting-rights-act-is-perpetuation-of-racial-entitlement/ Think Progress Feb 27, 2013 By Nicole Flatow and Ian Millhiser WASHINGTON, DC — There were audible gasps in the Supreme Court’s lawyers’ lounge, where audio of the oral argument is pumped in for members of the Supreme Court bar, when Justice Antonin Scalia offered his assessment of a key provision of […]

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How the Bush administration sold the war – and we bought it: Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/27/bush-administration-sold-iraq-war?CMP=twt_gu The Guardian 27 February 2013 [image: Advertisement] How the Bush administration sold the war – and we bought it When it mattered a decade ago, our Congress, our press, and we as citizens were not vigilant enough in holding our government to account for its statements and actions. Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson

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Consumption Drops, Unemployment Rises, and DC Politicians Are Clueless

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://truth-out.org/news/item/14771-consumption-drops-unemployment-rises-and-dc-politicians-are-clueless-heres-why Truth-out | News Analysis 25 February 2013 Consumption Drops, Unemployment Rises, and DC Politicians Are Clueless: Here’s Why By Robert Reich Can we just put aside ideology for one minute and agree that businesses hire more workers if they have more customers, and fire workers if they have fewer customers? There are […]

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Melting of significant portions of Arctic permafrost could accelerate climate change into a catastrophe

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail by David Biello http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/2/22/predictable-evolution-trumps-randomness-of-mutations?category=Science# Scientific American (February 21 2013) Permafrost is not so permanent. Across the Arctic, swathes of once-frozen-solid ground have begun to thaw. If the records preserved in Siberian caves are accurate, much more of the region could melt if temperatures continue to warm. Geoscientist Anton Vaks of the University of […]

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Moral Victory for Protestor who says BBC 9/11 Coverage was False

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20130227140237361

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Updated: Freshwater: Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments next week

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2013/02/freshwater-ohio-1.html

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Why Does the History of Technology Give the Appearance of Evolution? –

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/02/why_does_the_hi_1069641.htmlWhy Does the History of Technology Give the Appearance of Evolution? –

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The Feeding Limbs and Nervous System of Fuxianhuia Protensa

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/news/the-feeding-limbs-and-nervous-system-of-fuxianhuia-protensa/ A new paper in Nature reports on the discovery of a fossil revealing one of the world’s earliest nervous system and limbs used for feeding

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Predictable Evolution

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Predictable Evolution Trumps Randomness of Mutations by Lucas Laursen posted on February 22, 2013 03:55AM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/2/22/predictable-evolution-trumps-randomness-of-mutations?category=Science# Although mutations, the driver of evolution, occur at random, a study of the bacterium Escherichia coli reveals that nature often finds the same solution to the same problem again and again.

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The Divine Farce

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Corruption and Infallibility at the Vatican by JOSEPH GROSSO http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/02/28/the-divine-farce/ If the recent report from the Italian newspaper La Repubblica is true than it turns out that the first Pope to resign his post in almost six hundred years did so, at least in part, due to the existence of a faction of gay Vatican […]

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Google, Scroogle and Bing

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Google, Scroogle and Bing Microsoft and Google’s Pathetic, Revealing and Frightening War by ALFREDO LOPEZ http://www.marxmail.org/msg109525.html If it wasn’t so harmful, it would be funny: a marketing battle between the two technology giants MicroSoft and Google over who lacks integrity and is exploitative. It’s been going on for a while and with every thrust and […]

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Chagnon

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.com/2013/02/sociobalderdash-and-yanomami-part-i.html http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.com/2013/02/sociobalderdash-and-yanomami-part-ii.html http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.com/2013/02/sociobalderdash-or-sociobiology-part-iii.html

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“Moscow 1937”

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Review of new book: “Moscow 1937” http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/03/moscow-under-terror/309214/

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Battling Monsanto’s Greed

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Creators.com In Battling Monsanto’s Greed, Tenacity Matters by Jim Hightower Remember the 1950s horror movie “The Bad Seed”? Any remake should cast Monsanto in the title role, because whenever something scary is being done to our food, you can usually find Monsanto lurking in the shadows. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/28

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The Separation of Profit and State

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

The Separation of Profit and State by Robert C. Koehler Sometimes what I fear most is that the disintegration of public life — indeed, the very idea of the public good — is complete. The vultures and profiteers swarm around the carcass and make a profit and that’s all that matters. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/28-0

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British Citizens Stripped of Status Then Targeted For Killing

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Revealed: British Citizens Stripped of Status Then Targeted For Killing New investigation finds that secret process revoking citizenship http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/28

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WHO Report on Fukushima Slammed as ‘PR Spin’

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Despite Warning for Women, WHO Report on Fukushima Slammed as ‘PR Spin’ Greenpeace says report ‘shockingly downplays’ increased cancer risk for thousands of Japanese http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/28-0

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How about a consensus (or consensus busting) on 9/11 conspiracies, communist strategies, darwinian ideology, ….

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

It is worth reading the four posts on consensus at the OWS site (see previous post). But the issue is not so much consensus as the challenges to consensus created by radical initiatives on the left. We aren’t going to get anywhere analyzing consensus ad infinitum. I think the real reason for this discussion is […]

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David Graeber: Some Remarks on Consensus

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

http://occupywallst.org/article/david-graeber-some-remarks-consensus/ As part of our recent series on Occupy and consensus, we are posting this timely piece by David Graeber, originally published at OccupyWallStreet.net

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Harun Yahya is no doubt confused, but Darwinists are equally confused

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Adnan Oktar a.k.a. Harun Yahya is no doubt confused, but Darwinists are equally confused, and are in no position to make fun of critics. Darwinism has nearly wrecked the reputation of science, and its basic credibility. The answer is not creationism, but the fact remains that Darwin’s theory is a toxic ideology, one that is […]

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Citing the “Darwinist mass hypnosis” that has afflicted the world, Adnan Oktar a.k.a. Harun Yahya has won the year’s first nomination for the Golden Crocoduck

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

The Year’s First Crocoduck Nominee Says (Obviously) Evolution Is Hogwash by Abby Zimet

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