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Entries from April 2013

Austerity ‘Is Killing People’

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Common Dreams: New Research: Economic Austerity in US and Europe ‘Is Killing People’ HIV/AIDS, malaria outbreaks, shortages of essential medicines, lost healthcare access, and an epidemic of drug abuse, depression and suicide Recessions hurt, but austerity kills. Despite assurances by financial elites that austerity economics is a prescription to improve the lives of the masses, […]

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OWS: May Day

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http://occupywallst.org/article/occupy-may-day-2013-nyc-schedule/

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Last men…

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It is almost impossible to get through to the general public on the question of evolution. The propaganda campaign has been perfect, it seems. But the damage done by Darwinism to politics is incalculable, and insidious. It infects the attitude of most conservatives, and too many unsuspecting liberals. It lies behind the Ayn Rand mystique, […]

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SW links

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Comment: Trish Kahle LOW-WAGE AMERICA IS FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE Hundreds of fast food and retail workers in Chicago joined a growing movement when they walked off the job to demand a living wage. http://socialistworker.org/2013/04/29/low-wage-america-fights-back

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OWS: May Day

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Nader: Don’t Ignore How Others See Us

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RG mail by Ralph Nader The Nader Page (April 25 2013) In watching the massive media coverage and the reaction to the brutal bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the wise poem “To A Louse …” composed in 1785 by the Scottish poet Robert Burns came to me: O wad some Pow’r […]

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Alternet links

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From NCSE: Trickle down science denial, from evolution to climate change

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Our latest video: Trickle down science denial, from evolution to climate change

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Liberal failure to critique Darwinism

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http://darwiniana.com/2013/04/29/last-and-first-men-beyond-nietzschean-parodies/ One of the most pernicious effects of the Darwinian view of evolution is the insidious myth of its economic application. And the viciousness of the current economic scence is in part due to the failure to critique Darwinism by liberals.

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Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strikers Treated Like Animals

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Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strikers Treated Like Animals: Lawyer A Desperate Situation at Guantánamo: Over 130 Prisoners on Hunger Strike, Dozens Being Force-Fed From the Guardian: Guantánamo Bay hunger strikers treated like animals, says lawyer —————–

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The need for a radical response to globalization

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http://darwiniana.com/2013/04/29/why-liberalism-and-socialism-need-a-new-communism-addressing-global-postcapitalism/ I think this post got a lot of readers yesterdays, to my surprise: radical posts used to alienate readers, now that is no longer true…

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Comment on 9/11 post

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2013/04/27/the-911-coverup-and-the-israelis-is-chomsky-reticence-on-911-part-of-the-coverup-of-israeli-covert-action/comment-page-1/#comment-432842 Interesting that the Left wants to tow the 9/11 line. Gore Vidal had no such misgivings. Here he is talking with Saul Landau about it and other matters that should be of interest. He recommends the Griffin book too! www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye7wk70YQ5A And, if that’s too much material for people, here’s this snippet on the topic. […]

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Flow of Tainted Water Is Latest Crisis at Japan Nuclear Plant

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NY Times April 29, 2013 Flow of Tainted Water Is Latest Crisis at Japan Nuclear Plant By MARTIN FACKLER TOKYO — Two years after a triple meltdown that grew into the world’s second worst nuclear disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater that […]

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Modern American Atheism Is Reaction to Christian Right, Sociologists Argue

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.christianpost.com/news/modern-american-atheism-is-reaction-to-christian-right-sociologists-argue-94946/

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Being brainwashed in Darwinism is even worse

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/22/atheist-richard-dawkins-indoctrination-of-religion-is-child-abuse/

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New atheists would prefer social darwinism to religion?

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/richard-dawkins-and-lawrence-krauss-double-down-on-disbelief/article11624891/: Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss double down on disbelief This duet is less than effective: the public is beginning to wonder why its smartest scientists are so narrow, and plain unintelligent. The critique of religion is too general, and becomes a form of bias by not defining religion in the discussion. And the reality […]

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Genetics Is Too Complex for Evolutionists to Fake It Anymore

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http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/04/genetics_is_too071621.html

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Alfred Wallace

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http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/remembering-alfred-russel-wallace/

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Is evolution missing link in some Pennsylvania high schools?

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Download (PDF) Is evolution missing link in some Pennsylvania high schools? by David Templeton posted on April 30, 2013 04:37AM GMT Some 20 percent of science teachers in survey say they believe in creationism http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/4/30/is-evolution-missing-link-in-some-pennsylvania-high-schools#

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Singing Humpback Whales

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Singing Humpback Whales Tracked On Northwest Atlantic Feeding Ground Apr. 29, 2013 — Male humpback whales sing complex songs in tropical waters during the winter breeding season, but they also sing at higher latitudes at other times of the year. NOAA researchers have provided the first detailed description linking humpback whale movements to acoustic behavior […]

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Dinosaur Predecessors Gain Ground in Wake of World’s Biggest Biodiversity Crisis

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Dinosaur Predecessors Gain Ground in Wake of World’s Biggest Biodiversity Crisis http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130429154059.htm Apr. 29, 2013 — Many scientists have thought that dinosaur predecessors missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during Earth’s largest mass extinction, approximately 252 million years ago. The thinking was based on fossil records from […]

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Divided We Fall: a Tale of Two Economic Realities

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

The American Economy Continues to Slide, But There’s Plenty of Optimism at the Top by JASON HIRTHLER http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/30/divided-we-fall-a-tale-of-two-economic-realities/ “Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.” These lines from schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind open Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, which satirized the quantitative ethics of 19th century utilitarians. The simple premise […]

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Did Obama “Radicalize” the Tsarnaevs?

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Forget Misha, Look to the Drones Did Obama “Radicalize” the Tsarnaevs? http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/30/did-obama-radicalize-the-tsarnaevs/

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Deadly fertiliser blast a corporate-made catastrophe

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Many of the details are yet to be revealed, but it seems clear that the owners and operators of West Fertilizer Co were gambling with workers’ lives — and the government agencies charged with oversight at such facilities were nowhere to be found. Two years ago, management at West Fertilizer told the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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