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Entries from January 2016

Our debt to the future needs to be paid now…nullity of the Iphone diddlers…

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/01/30/red-fortyeight-group-materials-into-public-domain/ We are in the midst of destroying the future of those who will come after us, with no recourse or appeal to our recklessness, and on the left we see inertia, cowardice, and the cultic conformity of long since defunct radical associations. We owe to that future something better than hand-wringing, gandhian sanctity, conferences, […]

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Thousands rally for Sanders before Iowa caucuses

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How Bernie Sanders Put Socialism to Work in Burlington: A Profile from 1983 – In These Times

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Sanders sailed to reelection as mayor of Burlington after transforming supposedly conservative issues into left victories, and helping democratize city government. In this 1983 profile, Sanders delves into why he believes “the word ‘socialism’ has value” and “politics is not dissimilar to art.” Source: How Bernie Sanders Put Socialism to Work in Burlington: A Profile […]

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Socialism for Our Time: Meeting Michael Harrington

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Before Bernie Sanders, another famous Democratic Socialist led the fight for economic justice in the U.S. I met him in Maine when I was a VISTA-sponsored community organizer. I met Harlan Baker in … Source: Socialism for Our Time: Meeting Michael Harrington

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UN Fiddles While Palestine Burns

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

For a whole generation of Palestinians who have grown up since the 1993 signing of the Oslo Accords, daily life continues to deteriorate. Source: UN Fiddles While Palestine Burns

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Brutal Repression in Egypt Exceeds Conditions Under Mubarak

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Sandwalk: The most intellectual creationists explain why there are still Darwinists when Darwinism has been falsified

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Sandwalk: The most intellectual creationists explain why there are still Darwinists when Darwinism has been falsified

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Why zebras have stripes (hint: it’s not for camouflage) « Why Evolution Is True

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Why zebras have stripes (hint: it’s not for camouflage) « Why Evolution Is True

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Berlinski and Denton: If You Could Pose One Challenge to a Thoughtful Darwinist, What Would It Be? – Evolution News & Views

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Berlinski and Denton: If You Could Pose One Challenge to a Thoughtful Darwinist, What Would It Be? – Evolution News & Views

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Durston and Craig on an infinite temporal past . . . | Uncommon Descent

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

In recent days, the issue of an infinite temporal past as a step by step causal succession has come up at UD. For, it seems the evolutionary materialist faces the unwelcome choice of a cosmos from a true nothing — non-being or else an actually completed infinite past succession of finite causal steps. Durston: >>To […]

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What an elephant’s tooth teaches us about evolution | Science | The Guardian

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

To prove that evolutionary change isn’t always down to the genes, just open an elephant’s Source: What an elephant’s tooth teaches us about evolution | Science | The Guardian

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The Dark Side of Depending on Black Gold

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

The development of oil prices between 2014 and 2016 has seen a sharp decline from well over $100 in mid-2014 to under $30 in early 2016. While for most of us in the West, the impact of the dramatic… Source: The Dark Side of Depending on Black Gold

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[Marxism] Fwd: Q& A: The terrible illusion of the Arab Spring – Al Jazeera English

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Al Jazeera: In your book and in your analyses in general, you do not refer to what happened in 2011 as the “Arab Spring” or a revolution. Why? Gilbert Achcar: Most people have used the term “revolution” to refer to the initial sequence of events, like when speaking of the “25 January Revolution” in Egypt […]

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Young Voters Embrace Sanders, but Not U.S. Style Democracy | Alternet

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Justified cynicism puts our democratic institutions at risk. Source: Young Voters Embrace Sanders, but Not U.S. Style Democracy | Alternet

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Thousands Mobilize in France Against ‘Headlong Rush into Authoritarianism’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

January 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Thousands of people in Paris and other French cities hit the streets on Saturday to protest the controversial state of emergency that one organization says is an indication of a “headlong rush into authoritarianism.” Source: Thousands Mobilize in France Against ‘Headlong Rush into Authoritarianism’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive […]

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Red Fortyeight Group materials into public domain…

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The economic calculation problem is a good example of the way that ideology has paralyzed leftist thinking and it is proving pernicious indeed. Problems we should have solved a generation age are still being dominated by obsessive libertarian reactionaries. Paper airplane…done. The purpose of Last and First Men is to create a stylized neo-post-marxist package […]

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My idea for a meditation business: your lives in recincarnation retries are limited: reach enlightenment before you perish like a dog…we are in the business of helping you, but you should fork out cash to pay for the meditation cushions and incense, plus the rent/bread crusts…we are going to put the MNDFL gang out of business….

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/01/29/new-age-venality-goes-market-mainstream/ The idea of a business built around meditation is open to criticism but this is not really the point: the real problem is the attempt to define enlightenment out of the mix and create something apart from the ‘path to enlightenment’. If there is a problem with the religion and a religion that defines […]

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Critique of Mises

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.redfortyeight.com/2016/01/30/is-socialism-really-impossible/ A good refutation of Mises without bias argumentation. from econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/caplanrevfin.doc

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On atheism, at Counterpunch

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/29/new-atheism-worse-than-you-think/ This is a very useful article and has almost too much material to deal with save at great length, but we can consider it over a few days, perhaps. I have a few quick criticisms: atheism is already present in buddhism, and in its modern form emerges almost within the scope of the Reformation, […]

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Stop being snowjobbed by Big Science reps, and, quietly, alone, out of the ken of groups and group opinion, consider that the statistics of natural selection fails at step one (as Fred Hoyle patiently made clear) and therefore the whole Darwin paradigm is false, period

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1_1.htm Why are scientists unable to see through darwinism? If you can manage to recover from fear at defying Big Science popery you can rapidly see the problem with a look at WHEE, starting above. The ‘macro’ effect shows how evolution works in an example related we suspect to organismic evolution, thence the evolution of […]

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Nature in the Dawkins cult…

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7587/full/529462a.html We commented on this yesterday: http://darwiniana.com/2016/01/29/the-selfish-gene-as-neo-liberal-ideology/

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Will Senate Bill to “Save” Post Office Be Enough?

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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The Slaves of the White House Finally Get to Have Their Stories Told | Portside

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

A new book by Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland joins the growing literature that brings the slaves of the earliest US Presidents to life. In this interview, Holland gives us a glimpse of what he’s found while researching and writing it. Source: The Slaves of the White House Finally Get to Have Their Stories Told […]

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Michael Denton and David Berlinski Discuss: How Does Darwinism Hang On? – Evolution News & Views

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Michael Denton and David Berlinski Discuss: How Does Darwinism Hang On? – Evolution News & Views

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