...and I feel fine.

Itsnotfascismwhenwedoitsmall "Naturally, the commone people don't want war, but after all, it is the leders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a faschist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.  Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.  This is easy.  All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danter.  It works the same in every country"

-Hermann Goering, Hitler's Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII.

Props to Scott


My children's childern

I'm not sure anyone really reads this anymore, since I've been so horrific about posting, however.  I figured I'd throw out an advertisement for an upcoming point - counterpoint blog I'm going to be posting with my cousin over on dmjuice.com.  I hesitate to use the term "right-wing nut-job" especially when talking about family, so lets just suffice it to say that Jake and my political views differ, um, a bit.  This will be the first, in hopefully some sort of a series of our battling view points.  Hopefully people will at least be entertained, if not given pause to think about their political views, and where they're aligned.

Our first topic gas/oil prices, and what the best approach is to fixing the whole mess. I'll admit that this first entry will probably end up being somewhat Republican vs. Democrat babble, but hopefully we'll be able to cut through the party lines somewhat and get at some real new thought, but then again maybe not, that might not be nearly entertaining enough.

So stay tuned.  When it goes up, I'll post the entry here and the link, and welcome your comments/arguments.


All part of god's plan

...new insights on evolution at its smallest scale were a major yet little-noticed reason why a federal judge late last year struck down a plan in Dover, Pa., that would have put intelligent design in public school classrooms.

So as it turns out "Intelligent Design" isn't science after all.

To advocates of intelligent design, the human sperm's tiny tail bears potent evidence that Charles Darwin was wrong--it is, they say, a molecular machine so complex that only God could have produced it.

But biologists now are starting to piece together how such intricate bits of biochemistry evolved. Although the basic research was not meant as a response to intelligent design, it is unraveling the very riddles that proponents said could not be solved.

In contrast, intelligent design advocates admit they still lack any way of using hard evidence to test their theories, which many biologists find revealing.

Source: Chicago Tribune - http://www.chicagotribune.com/technology/chi-0602130210feb13,1,1538105.story

No big surprise there, just give science a bit of time and they'll work it out (reminds me of a quote).

Note the category selection, why are "religion and politics" one and the same recently grr

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