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April 8th, 2012 - 12:19 pm § in Misc.

Siberian Ice Venting Methane Into Atmosphere

Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region. The scale and volume of the methane release has astonished the head o[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 10:37 am § in America

Mike Wallace Passes at 93

From the Associated Press obituary: Mike Wallace didn’t interview people. He interrogated them. He cross-examined them. Sometimes he eviscerated them.His reputation was so fearsome that it was often said that the scariest words in the English language were “Mike Wallace is here to see yo[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Jews

Romney Brings Mormons, Jews Together for Easter

Resurrection Sunday itself is pretty much a non-event for Mormons. Although this religious holiday is mentioned among Mormons, I know of none that actually celebrate it in a major way. Most use the time to either view the annual LDS conference televised from Salt Lake, Utah, or discuss the conferenc[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 8:54 am § in Misc.

April 8 .. Happy Birthday Little Buddha

Like Jesus’s birthday Buddha’s birthday is a matter of preference. One tradition is that the date is calculated from the lunar calendar. The method starts by finding the the first full moon day of the sixth month. Of course there are multiple lunar calendars to choose from. In China this[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 8:15 am § in Christianity, Jews, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: EASTER: Seeing Art in Death

Pornography is only part of the story of these two pictures. Blake Gopnik To my Christian-trained eyes, there’s huge pathos in these images, regardless of the monster they show. Since the Middle Ages at least, Western image-making has had the sight of greatness, cast down and bloodied, right at it[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 6:28 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Pope Bendict Shows Compassion

Pope Benedict, tear down this wall BERKELEY BLOG, by Malcolm Potts, professor of population and family planning All the world knew when the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, that a half century of Soviet tyranny was over.  Last month Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged that the use of a condom might[...]