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Drone warfare

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

03.31.13 – 11:52 AM The Just War Theory

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The price of global capitalism

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The 9/11 deception and New Atheist prejudice against Islam

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http://www.salon.com/2013/03/30/dawkins_harris_hitchens_new_atheists_flirt_with_islamophobia/?source=newsletter Though Dawkins, Harris and company have been around for years, their presence on the public scene used to be more muted. An atheist then was something you simply were. It wasn’t a full-time career. But in 2001 a man named Mohammed Atta and his Middle Eastern comrades decided to fly jetliners into the Twin […]

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Propaganda, Self-Censorship and Climate Change

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http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/15421-propaganda-self-censorship-and-climate-change Scientist Bruce Melton argues that it’s time for the environmental movement and environmental journalism to state the full truth – loudly and often – to counter denialist propaganda. That would entail using the four “poison” words: climate change and global warming. Climate change messaging is changing these days. One only needs to look as […]

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It is so much easier to rob a pensioner in Cyprus than it is to extract money from a German banker or a Greek armaments manufacturer …

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RG mail http://mondediplo.com/2013/04/01nicosia Le Monde Diplomatique April 2013 Anything’s possible now It is so much easier to rob a pensioner in Cyprus than it is to extract money from a German banker or a Greek armaments manufacturer or a multinational with dividends tucked away in Ireland, Switzerland or Luxembourg. by Serge Halimi Everything was becoming […]

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De Waal should read WHEE

March 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment

http://www.alternet.org/belief/have-militant-atheists-created-new-religion?paging=off The debate between the New Atheists and defenders of religion has become almost dreary. Here Frans de Waal rightly criticizes dogmatism in the New Atheists, but the problem is deeper, visible in fact in de Waal’s confusion over religion and evolution. Research into bonobos doesn’t tell us very much about the evolution of religion. […]

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Domestic Drones and Their Unique Dangers

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Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 by The Guardian Dismissive claims that drones do nothing more than helicopters and satellites already do are wildly misinformed by Glenn Greenwald http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/29/domestic-drones-unique-dangers The use of drones by domestic US law enforcement agencies is growing rapidly, both in terms of numbers and types of usage. As a result, civil […]

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Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists flirt with Islamophobia

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http://www.salon.com/2013/03/30/dawkins_harris_hitchens_new_atheists_flirt_with_islamophobia/?source=newsletter: Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists flirt with Islamophobia A Twitter rant by Richard Dawkins re-exposes a disturbing Islamophobic streak among the New Atheists

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Keystone komics: The incredible, illustrated history of the Keystone XL oil pipeline

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http://grist.org/slideshow/keystone-komics-the-incredible-illustrated-history-of-the-keystone-xl-oil-pipeline/

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Darwinian confusions on religious evolution

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The attempts to derive religion from Darwinism goes on and on, scientists oblivious to the fallacy, given the evidence of how religion really evolves: http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap5_2.htm

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How Many Asiatic Cheetahs Roam across Iran?

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/03/29/how-many-asiatic-cheetahs-roam-across-iran/

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We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.

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http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/03/our_new_friend_1070491.html

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“How the Scientific Consensus is Maintained”

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http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/further-thoughts-on-how-the-scientific-consensus-is-maintained/

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Prince’s charity lobbied government to water down homeopathy criticism

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

by Sarah Boseley posted on February 16, 2013 06:13PM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/2/16/prince-s-charity-lobbied-government-to-water-down-homeopathy-criticism?category=Pseudoscience# Foundation for Integrated Medicine persuaded officials to neuter advice about homeopathy on the NHS Choices patient website

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‘What has gotten into Thomas Nagel?’: Leading atheist branded a ‘heretic’ for daring to question Darwinism

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http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/03/23/what-has-gotten-into-thomas-nagel-leading-atheist-branded-a-heretic-for-daring-to-question-darwinism/

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The Victory of the Noble Lie

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The Victory of the Noble Lie The Neocons Won by GARY LEUPP http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/29/the-neocons-won/ Reading an assortment of commentaries (“retrospectives”) on the tenth anniversary of the U.S. war on Iraq, and onset of the horrific occupation, I find most center their discussion on the now almost universally conceded fact that the war was based on false […]

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CCP says Industrial Civilization is unsustainable

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http://ouleft.sp-mesolite.tilted.net/?p=1303 Creating an Ecological Civilization *By Jiang Chunyun* *From: English Edition of* *Qiushi Journal. a publication of the CCP Central Committee* *Vol.5 No.1 January 1, 2013* As the old Chinese proverb goes, “To return a kindness with gratitude is a good deed, the act of an upright man; to treat a kindness with ingratitude is […]

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Capitalism and slavery

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via marxmail NY Times Opiniator Blog March 30, 2013, 1:42 pm King Cotton’s Long Shadow By WALTER JOHNSON Last month, researchers at University College London made public a database that describes in illuminating detail one of the largest government bailouts in modern history. In 1833, Britain paid 20 million pounds to compensate 3,000 Caribbean slaveholders […]

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Obama?

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http://www.dw.de/the-bad-deal/a-15295143 The debt agreement should finally make clear to Europeans that Barack Obama is not the progressive President they had hoped for. Instead, writes James K. Galbraith, he is a willful player in the Washington politics game. by James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government-Business Relations at […]

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Doctor Who and the New British Empire

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http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1540

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Will Congress Act to Stop US Support for Honduras’ Death Squad Regime?

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Published on Saturday, March 30, 2013 by the Guardian/UK Will Congress Act to Stop US Support for Honduras’ Death Squad Regime? In Honduras, Reagan-era atrocities are back as the Obama administration funds a state implicated in murdering opponents http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/30/congress-us-support-honduras-death-squad-regime

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Iraq, Afghan Wars Will Cost US 4-6 Trillion Dollars

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Published on Saturday, March 30, 2013 by Inter Press Service Iraq, Afghan Wars Will Cost US 4-6 Trillion Dollars: Report http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/iraq-afghanistan-wars-will-cost-u-s-4-6-trillion-dollars-report/ More than half of the more than 1.5 million troops who have been discharged from active duty since 9/11 have received medical treatment at veterans’ hospitals and have been granted benefits for the rest […]

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Arab Spring Shifts Focus of World Social Forum

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Published on Saturday, March 30, 2013 by Inter Press Service – Alberto Pradilla http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/arab-spring-shifts-focus-of-world-social-forum/ Booths and stands at the World Social Forum on the El Manar campus in Tunis. (Alberto Pradilla

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A People’s Revolt in Cyprus

March 30th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/25/a_peoples_revolt_in_cyprus_richard A People’s Revolt in Cyprus: Richard Wolff on Protests Against EU Plan to Seize Bank Savings “Cyprus is a harbinger of things to come in Europe and possibly even the United States.” Democracy Now: 3/25/13

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