Archive for May 30th, 2011

May 30th, 2011 - 11:10 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Generals and family members, 120 army members defect from Gaddafi

ROME – Eight Libyan army officers appeared in Rome on Monday, saying they were part of a group of as many as 120 military officials and soldiers who defected from Muammar Gaddafi’s side in recent days. Al Arabiya television said 120 Libyan officers had arrived in Rome. The Libyan ambassador [...]

May 30th, 2011 - 10:36 am § in Hypocrisy, Science

Blasphemy: The War on Science

Right and left are equal opportunity abusers of science .. whenever science is in the way, bith sides discard it.  A good example is this post from Lee Rosenberg, the marijuana fanatic at Horses Ass.: Drug War Roundup by Lee, 05/29/2011, 9:28 PM – This Thursday, June 2, multiple former world [...]

May 30th, 2011 - 9:21 am § in Misc.

from USA Today Study finds brain differences based on faith By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service DURHAM, N.C. — For decades, mainline Protestants have been beset by bad news: declining numbers, aging membership, waning cultural influence.A new study from Duke University Medical Center, however,[...]

May 30th, 2011 - 6:49 am § in America

Los Angeles Issues Gold Card for VIP Parking Violations

from L.A. now Los Angeles residents are up in arms over the existence of the “Gold Card,” a plastic parking bureau card distributed to city offices that includes a special phone number. The obscure Gold Card Services Desk allowed the mayor and other elected officials to expedite citation[...]

May 30th, 2011 - 6:29 am § in Misc.

A letter from David Reber, who teaches high school biology in Lawrence KS.

Via Progressive Review Mr. Duncan,I read your Teacher Appreciation Week letter to teachers, and had at first decided not to respond. Upon further thought, I realized I do have a few things to say. I’ll begin with a small sample of relevant adjectives just to get them out of the way: condescend[...]