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Entries from October 2014

The greatest crime of the twenty-first century so far was the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Not Behind Bars, Friends Still in Power, Iraq Destroyed The Gloating of the Neocons by GARY LEUPP The greatest crime of the twenty-first century so far was the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Broadly conceived by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney immediately after 9/11, it initially lacked a coherent justification . But as […]

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The bogus Israeli claims for territory based on the bible

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/25/ reza_aslans_atheism_problem_fundamentalist_atheists_arent_the_issue_apologists_for_religions_are/ What is find odd is the way the new atheists, including Jewish new atheists especially denounce the evils of religion, but exempt the case of modern Israel, where the abuses of a religion are gruesomely in evidence. Instead with Sam Harris we actually have some kind of jewish chauvinist. If ever there as […]

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Ebola: A Disease of Extraordinary Poverty (2/2)

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Glenn Greenwald on the origins of the word ‘terrorism’

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RG mail MSNBC 10/29/14 Glenn Greenwald on the origins of the word ‘terrorism’ Journalist Glenn Greenwald explains where the word “terrorism” comes from and why he thinks it should only be used to describe very specific circumstances. http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/greenwald-on-the-origins-of-the-word-terrorism-349603395537 —

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Blocking the youth vote in the South

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http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/10/blocking-the-youth-vote-in-the-south.html Facing South 10/29/2014 Blocking the youth vote in the South By Evan Walker-Wells First they were supposed to vote early — in a nightclub. Then students, employees, and faculty at North Carolina’s Appalachian State University were supposed to vote early a mile from the farthest edge of campus, in a county building that had […]

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NCSE newsletter : evolution and climate education update: October 31, 2014

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, The latest from the state of Wyoming as well as the latest survey of public opinion on evolution and climate change. UPDATE FROM WYOMING The Wyoming Tribune Eagle (October 26, 2014) reviewed the status of the state’s science standards. As NCSE previously reported, a footnote in Wyoming’s budget for 2014-2016 precluded […]

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Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying – A TomDispatch Interview with Laura Poitras Printer-friendly version Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’s new film on Edward Snowden, with breaking news at film’s end: there is indeed at least one new, post-Snowden whistleblower who has come from somewhere inside the U.S. intelligence world with information about a watchlist […]

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Is Google a Step Away from Developing a Computer that Can “Program Itself”?

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/10/is_google_a_ste090771.html

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Plausible model for the simplest self-replicator (SSR)?

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Plausible model for the simplest self-replicator (SSR)? http://www.uncommondescent.com/origin-of-life/plausible-model-for-the-simplest-self-replicator-ssr/

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The real damage from yesterday’s rocket explosion

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

https://richarddawkins.net/2014/10/the-real-damage-from-yesterdays-rocket-explosion/

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5 facts about evolution and religion

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/30/5-facts-about-evolution-and-religion/

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Running robots of future may learn from world’s best two-legged runners: Birds

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Running robots of future may learn from world’s best two-legged runners: Birds Date: October 29, 2014 Source: Oregon State University Summary: With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature’s most energy efficient bipeds — running birds. Their skills may have evolved from the time of […]

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Twelve Ways Jim Crow is Winning in 2014

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Maintaining Our Balance Twelve Ways Jim Crow is Winning in 2014 by HARVEY WASSERMAN and BOB FITRAKIS Jim Crow is already the big winner in this year’s election. The corporate elite needs him to gouge the planet, wage perpetual imperial war and rule the rest of us. So the voting rights of millions of student, […]

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ISIS: the Useful Enemy

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Kobani Kurds Expose the Hypocrisy of the Coalition Against ISIS ISIS: the Useful Enemy by ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH The dark force of ISIS is apparently an invincible and unstoppable war juggernaut that is mercilessly killing and conquering in pursuit of establishing an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In reality, however, it is not as out […]

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[Marxism] Fwd: How the Democrats Became The Party of Neoliberalism | Opinion | teleSUR

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

But it’s time to rethink this notion that Democrats lack principles. They have a clear agenda and are actually more ideological than Republicans. Democrats like Obama are willing to lose power to carry out the neoliberal agenda. Since the Clinton era, Democrats have been the most effective architects of policies that increase the wealth and […]

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Will There Be a Catholic Church Schism Under Pope Francis?

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.alternet.org/will-there-be-catholic-church-schism-under-pope-francis

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New US War in Iraq and Syria Attracting Jihadists in Droves

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014 by Common Dreams UN Report: New US War in Iraq and Syria Attracting Jihadists in Droves Analysis suggests “explosion of jihadist enthusiasm” has followed aggressive military action by US and its allies http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/31/un-report-new-us-war-iraq-and-syria-attracting-jihadists-droves

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Frittering away man’s future

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LFM_press_release_selections.pdf I think the strategy of putting LFM online has been a success: already close to half a million page views over six months, how many unique readers is unclear. I think that the left has few other strategies than to streamline marxism (and change the name) without betraying it basic premise. But one catch […]

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Armstrong book …

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/26/richard_dawkins_is_wrong_religion_is_not_inherently_violent/ A new book by Armstrong: will have to wait on a reading to comment: but here’s a nauseating tasks for Armstrong: fact-check David Duke’s book on Jewish Supremacism. A free gift, you can have my copy. There is something even worse than violence in the legacy of occult nightmares than haunt the religions of […]

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Machiavellians for breakfast

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http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/american-machiavelli/ The study of Machiavelli by his scholarly fans, what to say of real world neocons, has produced a distorted view of politics that has realized itself as pcyhopatheocracy, government by psychopaths, and the many who while not psycopaths are pressed into the tide of oligarchic madness. I think Kant was nearly the only philosopher […]

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Israel, triumph of the grotesque: the end of line in the Gaza facts on the ground

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/10/29/israel-and-the-jewish-supremacist-question/ I was, not surprisingly, unable to finish the whole of Duke’s book, but the success of this book globally requires the effort to review the data here. Denouncing antisemitism doesn’t work anymore. In fact the whole question of Judaism in world history needs a factual history that can help people get their bearings on […]

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Israeli security and Palestinians clash in East Jerusalem

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Hedges & Wolin (5/8) – Can Capitalism & Democracy Coexist?

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The Dog Delusion

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/10/the_dog_delusio090751.html

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