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Entries from February 2014

What happened to American democracy

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/02/28/via-nyt-white-house-lays-out-case-for-killing-american-citizen-without-trial/ Reading this makes you shake your head in confused wonder: what the hell happened to American democracy. This a scheme run by psycopaths. It makes patriotism impossible.

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For the Climate, For Clean Energy and Healthy Communities: We March

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/02/28-11

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Antiquity of buddhist sources

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/02/28/buddism-primordial-shaivism/ Scroll down for the post on ‘stream and sequence’: the case of buddhism is a classic example. The stream of Shaivism stretches back millennia while buddhism suddenly appears in the Axial period. Grasping this point can help to explain the confusion many suffer in the parallel placement of ‘hinduism’ and ‘buddhism’. The term ‘hinduism’ […]

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Buddhism, primordial shaivism

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/02/26/monotheism-and-indian-mono-polytheism/#comment-451402 The discussion of buddhism, Indian religion, and monotheism, has a lot of history to it, and the issue of ‘Shiva relgion’ in India is directly relevant: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/maha-shivaratri-2014_n_4855958.html#slide=3474949 It is interesting to consider the origins of buddhism here, although the portrait is of a much later version of what is the primordial tradition that is […]

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Stream and Sequence

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap3_5_2.htm The discussion of the stream and sequence effect is the core of the argument in WHEE. This post can set up a link for a discusssion later at The Gurdjieff Con. The idea is simple but strange: the flow of history, the stream, is a continuous flow of events. But as we look closely […]

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Is It Time for a New Church Committee?

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22103-is-it-time-for-a-new-church-committee Truth-Out 25 February 2014 Op-Ed Is It Time for a New Church Committee? The out-of-control nature of our national security agencies today is our new ”national nightmare,” and the only way to wake up is to create a new Church Commission, which will investigate the intelligence community.By The Daily Take, The Thom […]

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Reconciliation Begins With Recognition

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/02/27/a-path-forward-for-venezuela/reconciliation-in-venezuela-begins-with-recognition New York Times February 27, 2014 Reconciliation Begins With Recognition Before any reconciliation is possible in Venezuela, both the Venezuelan opposition and the United States government must first recognize the democratic credentials of the Maduro government. George Ciccariello-Maher * For the past 15 years, the Venezuelan people have been engaged in an […]

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As growth slows …

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

… Bank of Japan “opens spigot” to the rich by John Watanabe World Socialist Web Site, wsws.org (February 26 2014) The Japanese economy slowed markedly in the final quarter of 2013, pointing to an unraveling of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s much-vaunted “Abenomics”. Statistics released last week revealed that GDP grew by only 0.3 percent (1.2 […]

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NCSE newsletter: evolution and climate education update: February 28, 2014

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, A bill to repeal Louisiana’s 2008 antievolution law is introduced. One antiscience bill is dead in Oklahoma. NCSE’s Eugenie C. Scott receives a lifetime achievement award from CFI and CSI. A bill to repeal Louisiana’s 1981 antievolution law is introduced. And a preview of New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement […]

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Intelligent design vs. Darwinism turns on the centrality of information

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/intelligent-design-vs-darwinism-turns-on-the-centrality-of-information/

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Big Bang Secrets Swirling in a Fluid Universe

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Big Bang Secrets Swirling in a Fluid Universe by Natalie Wolchover posted on February 28, 2014 04:09PM GMT http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/2/23/big-bang-secrets-swirling-in-a-fluid-universe# A new model that treats the matter in the universe as a fluid could enable researchers to retrace the flow of the cosmos back to the Big Bang. In this image, fluidlike wisps are created as […]

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The Real Evolution Debate: Is It All Just Natural Selection?

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnfarrell/2014/02/27/the-real-evolution-debate-is-it-all-just-natural-selection/

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10,000 years on the Bering Land Bridge

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

10,000 years on the Bering Land Bridge: Ancestors of Native Americans paused en route from Asia http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227141854.htm Genetic and environmental evidence indicates that after the ancestors of Native Americans left Asia, they spent 10,000 years on a land bridge that once linked Siberia and Alaska. Archaeological evidence is lacking because it drowned when sea levels […]

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NASA scientists find evidence of water in meteorite, reviving debate over life on Mars

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

NASA scientists find evidence of water in meteorite, reviving debate over life on Mars http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140228103206.htm A team of scientists has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars. In 1996, a group of scientists reported biogenic evidence in the Allan Hills 84001(ALH84001) meteorite. […]

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Global War on the 99%

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Global War on the 99% How International Financial Elites Change Governments to Implement Austerity by ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/28/how-international-financial-elites-change-governments-to-implement-austerity/ Many countries around the world are plagued by all kinds of armed rebellions, economic sanctions, civil wars, “democratic” coup d’états and/or wars of “regime change.” These include Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Thailand, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia […]

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The National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

The Stealth Destabilizer The National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela by KIM SCIPES http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/28/the-national-endowment-for-democracy-in-venezuela/ As protests have been taking place in Venezuela the last couple of weeks, it is always good to check on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Empire’s “stealth” destabilizer. What has the NED been up to in Venezuela? Before […]

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Organic Agriculture: ‘The Way Forward’ in the Age of Climate Change

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Common Dreams Organic Agriculture: ‘The Way Forward’ in the Age of Climate Change New report contrasts how industrial and organic systems affect and are affected by climate change http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

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Via NYT, White House Lays Out Case for Killing American Citizen without Trial

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Friday, February 28, 2014 by Common Dreams Via NYT, White House Lays Out Case for Killing American Citizen without Trial http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/28 Are strategic Obama administration leaks laying the groundwork for making extrajudicial assassinations acceptable to public, just another necessary thing to keep us safe?

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Climate change, evidence and causes

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

http://royalsociety.org/uploadedFiles/Royal_Society_Content/policy/projects/climate-evidence-causes/climate-change-evidence-causes.pdf

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A Discussion on Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

A Discussion on Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

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Public Broadcasters Relying More and More On Corporate Funding

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

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‘The Wild West of Privacy’

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/opinion/nocera-the-wild-west-of-privacy.html New York Times Feb. 24, 2014 ‘The Wild West of Privacy’ Joe Nocera We are fast approaching a privacy crisis in the United States. Google, Facebook and other big Internet companies collect information about us, which they deploy in the service of advertisers. Big data brokers, like Acxiom, have developed sophisticated tools […]

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Why Wall Street Loves Dixie

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/economy/wall-street-and-south?akid=11548.26950._mMqjS&rd=1&src=newsletter963475&t=2

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Spies of Mississippi

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

RG mail Daily Digest Spies of Mississippi: The State-Sponsored Campaign to Defeat the Civil Rights Movement Hi. In the final two days of Black History Month, we send two important, rarely covered aspects of that story. Today’s is especially painful, as the title suggests, and tomorrow’s, wonderfully uplifting. The issue herein is particularly poignant, as […]

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