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Last updated: 10/22/08 at 02:17 PM
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Like a junior high student who fakes a cough to get out of the exam because he knows he isn’t ready, the New York Times is reporting that John McCain has spent little to no time preparing for the debate.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/McCain_Fails_at_Debate_Preparation
As Washington rushes to nationalize troubled parts of the economy, the inescapable reality is that we're all French nowFull Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/How_We_Became_the_United_States_of_France_TIME
U.S. Fed has now provided 85 billions to AIG in another expensive bailout, adding to US debt, in hope to save the market from a global crash. Thanks taxpayers!!!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/85_000_000_000_Debt_added_Congrats_American_AIG_bailout
So you're standing in the election booth. You look at the names in front of you: McCain and Obama. Chances are, by now you know who you're going to vote for. But what went into that decision?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Why_we_vote_the_way_we_do
With Gov. Sarah Palin, it’s not about agreeing or disagreeing with her on the issues. It is that she doesn’t appear to understand the important issues.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/She_s_Not_Ready_2
Attention please Governor Palin: If we go to war with Russia the American people would run you and John McCain outta town so damned fast it's not funny. Which part of mutually assured destruction do you not understand? Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Palin_War_with_Russia_is_on_the_table_Iran_as_well
In her first of three interviews with ABC News's Charles Gibson and the only interview since being picked by Sen. John McCain as his Republican vice presidential nominee,Gov. Sarah Palin took a hard-line approach on national security and said that war with Russia may be necessary if that nation invades another country.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Palin_Foreign_Policy_War_with_Russia
Dutch paper says country's intel service has called off an operation in Iran due to looming air-strike.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/U_S_to_strike_Iran_in_coming_weeks
''We encourage the government of China to demonstrate respect for human rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of religion, of all people during the Olympic Games and beyond,'' a U.S. Embassy statement said Sunday.''We are disappointed that China has not used the occasion of the Olympics to demonstrate greater tolerance and openness"Full Digg post: http://digg.com/olympics/US_disappointed_Olympics_didn_t_open_China_more
Why haven't we met aliens yet? And why aren't we sending rockets all over the solar system? There is only one plausible explanation. Earth is being quarantined! A combination of higher alien civilizations and our own Earth-based military forces are working together to keep the Earth contained and neutralized.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/space/Is_the_Earth_Quarantined
To form a true and pure humanitarian political party which is holy, so-called unholy, and righteous indeed based upon mutual assured survival without legal hypocrisy and contradictions.
Science, it would appear, has the raw material for a new religion. But can it become a more congenial guest in the house -- church, temple, mosque -- of religion? It seems that science is often so determined to proselytize or even evict all of the current occupants when it should coexist as peacefully as possible with religious traditions.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/How_Science_May_be_in_Danger_of_Becoming_a_Radical_Religion
Man to live on the moon - "We're going back, and this time we're going to stay,'' S. Pete Worden, director of NASA Ames, said in remarks opening the lunar science conference. "This is the first step in settling the solar system.''
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/space/We_re_going_back_and_this_time_we_re_going_to_stay_NASA
The smoking gun from the mouth of the Iranian Government, PressTV: "'Iran has no plans to attack Israel,' he said in response to a question about whether the Islamic Republic intended to destroy Israel and to wipe out the Jewish people." This is the biggest lie in the media today. Spread the word... rise up. Inform others!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Iran_does_not_intend_to_wipe_out_Israel
UNITED NATIONS --Story developing Iran's senior diplomat said Tuesday that Tehran was seriously considering a new offer from six world powers to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program, and he praised the package as `constructive.'' The unusually positive remarks by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki to a small group of reporters raised hope.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Just_In_Iran_Considering_Suspending_Nuclear_Program
The solution to separation of church and state sort ofFull Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Non_Controversial_Church_Opens_For_Presidential_Candidates
...game (RPG) set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC. Combining the horrific insanity of the Cold War era theory of mutually assured destruction gone terribly wrong, with the kitschy naivety of American 1950s nuclear propaganda, Fallout 3 will satisfy both players...
God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program may explain how religion evolved By distilling religious belief into a genetic predisposition to pass along unverifiable information, the program predicts that religion will flourish. However, religion only takes hold if non-believers help believers out.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Religion_is_a_product_of_evolution_software_suggests_2
New Lies Replace Old for Bogus “War on Terror”Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/The_9_11_Liar_Movement
Theft? Hookers? Melting down Iraqi gold to make cowboy spurs? All in a day's work for private military contractors in Iraq.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Tales_of_the_Absurd_from_Iraq_Contractors_Gone_Wild
This is not a joke. This is really scary news. On Keith Olbermann, Hillary Clinton explicitly and unequivocally pledged to use nuclear weapons against Iran is it used nukes against Israel: "Sen. Clinton confirmed Monday that as president she would be willing to use nuclear weapons against Iran if it were to launch a nuclear attack on Israel."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Clinton_on_Olbermann_Pledges_to_Nuke_Iran_if_it_Nukes_Israel
Debunking Ben Stien's Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Thunderf00t Style!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Thunderf00t_Blows_Ben_Stein_s_EXPELLED_out_of_the_water
Focus on Al-Qaeda now diminishing.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Iran_Top_Threat_To_Iraq_U_S_Says_2
In the United States, the wealthiest country in the world, 36 million Americans live in poverty - earning less than $20,650 for a family of four in 2007. When compared with 20 other wealthy nation on measures of health, safety and relative poverty, America's children fare amongst the worst.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/36_million_Americans_live_in_poverty
“While on our initial convoy into Iraq in early June 2003, we were given a direct order that if any children or civilians got in front of the vehicles in our convoy, we were not to stop, we were not to slow down, we were to keep driving,”. U.S. soldiers committing atrocities under direct order.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/U_S_Soldiers_in_Iraq_Sound_Off
I have defended Vice President Cheney, a man I've known for decades and with whom I served and made common cause in Congress. No longer. When the vice president dismisses public opposition to war with a simple "So?" he violates the single most important element in the American system of government: Here, the people rule.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/The_American_People_Should_Decide_if_the_Nation_Goes_to_War
Tehran has denounced the documents on which the charges are based as fabrications provided by the MEK, and has demanded copies of the documents to analyse, but the United States had refused to do so. There are some indications, moreover, that the MEK obtained the documents not from an Iranian source but from Israel's Mossad. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Surprise_Iran_Nuke_Laptop_Data_Likely_Came_From_Israel
President Reagan's speech to the nation following the tragic loss of the shuttle Challenger in 1986 is a perfect example of why he was called "The Great Communicator". Full Digg post: http://digg.com/space/Ronald_Reagan_s_response_to_the_Challenger_explosion
Smoke billowed from the American embassy in Belgrade after scores of protesters broke into the building on Thursday, cheered on by crowds outside, in a protest at U.S. support for Kosovo's independence.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Belgrade_protesters_break_into_U_S_embassy
Toshiba just made a statements saying, "It will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders." Finally.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/hardware/It_s_official_HD_DVD_is_dead_the_format_war_over
(CNN) -- At least 18 people have been shot at Northern Illinois University outside Chicago, CNN affiliates are reporting.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/At_least_18_shot_at_Northern_Illinois_University_2
Kay Hymowitz recently stated on NPR that 20-30 year-old men should stop playing video games and become productive members of society. Why can't we do both, and what makes games the problem?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/gaming_news/Editorial_Beware_the_Child_Man
5min long video - Christopher Hitchens illustratedFull Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/The_simplest_and_best_argument_I_ve_heard_against_religion
In a hypothetical future scenario, the U.S. and China are poised to clash — likely over Taiwan...Taiwan — which America backs and the communist People’s Republic of China considers part of its territory — frequently irritates Chinese leaders with calls for greater independence from the mainland. But while the American...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/China_Outlines_Attack_Plans_on_U_S
Now imagine the same money going towards health, education, etc. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/US_Spending_More_on_Military_Than_Rest_of_the_World_Combined
Cheney and Lieberman won’t be happyFull Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/BREAKING_NEWS_U_S_Report_Says_Iran_Halted_Nuclear_Weapons_Program_in_03
TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill, a UN committee has declared after several recent deaths in North America."The use of these weapons causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture,'' the UN's Committee against Torture said."In certain cases, they can even cause death, as has been shown by reliable studiesFull Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Tasers_a_form_of_torture_says_UN
An impoverished surfer has drawn up a new theory of the universe, seen by some as the Holy Grail of physics, which as received rave reviews from scientists.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Surfer_Dude_Stuns_Physicists_With_Theory_of_Everything_2
Power resides in the hands of those that Madison called "the wealth of the nation." The primary responsibility of government is "to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority," Madison declared. That has been the guiding principle of the democratic system from its origins until today.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/Noam_Chomsky_on_the_US_Political_System
Last week, scientist John Christy wrote an op-ed disagreeing with Al Gore on global warming. In a television appearance on Monday, Gore addressed Christy's claims, then attacked the media directly, saying that "the challenge the news media has had in covering this story is the old habit of taking the 'on the one hand, on the other hand' approach."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Gore_Don_t_give_equal_time_to_someone_who_believes_the_earth_is_flat
Do you ever walk around with the vague feeling that you're going to die soon? That could be because -- according a recent study -- the Earth might be due for a catastrophic mass extinction.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Will_we_soon_be_extinct
Chief UN atomic watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei said Sunday he had no evidence that Iran is building nuclear weapons and accused US leaders of adding "fuel to the fire" with recent bellicose rhetoric. He said it is time "to stop spinning and hyping the Iranian issue," warning that military force could spark a global "conflagration."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/UN_atomic_watchdog_No_evidence_Iran_is_making_nuclear_weapons
The United States and other nations will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Cheney_US_will_not_let_Iran_go_nuclear_2
Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma's ruling junta has revealed.
The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win, said: "Many more people have been killed in recent days than you've heard about. "Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Thousands_killed_in_Burma_Burmese_Intelligence_Officer
The money is set aside for the Louisiana Family Forum in the labor, health and education financing bill for fiscal 2008, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Sunday. The group is being paid “to develop a plan to promote better science education.”Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/U_S_funds_earmarked_for_anti_Darwin_group
The Israel lobby is humming along. Let's hope there is enough public support denoucing these actions before it's too late.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Bolton_US_would_support_preemptive_Israeli_strike_on_Iran
The UN's chief nuclear weapons inspector yesterday warned against the use of force against Iran, in what UN officials said was an attempt to halt an "out of control" drift to war.
His outspoken remarks, which drew a parallel between Iran and Iraq, appeared to take aim at the US and Britain.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/UN_Warns_You_re_Out_Of_Control_And_You_re_Drifting_Into_Another_War
2008 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul in discussion with Google executive Elliot Schrage as part of the company's Candidates@Google series.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/people/Candidates_Google_Ron_Paul
Environmental degradation is now so severe, with such stark domestic and international repercussions, that pollution poses not only a major long-term burden on the Chinese public but also an acute political challenge to the ruling Communist Party.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/As_China_rises_pollution_soars
The Chinese government has begun a concerted campaign of economic threats against the United States, hinting that it may liquidate its vast holding of US treasuries if Washington imposes trade sanctions to force a yuan revaluation.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/China_threatens_nuclear_option_of_dollar_sales