'Current Affairs' Archive

Blackmail

August 15th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 4 comments

The secular West is strategically bankrupt. That much has become clear, at least during the Bush Administration, and possibly for much longer. The current cease-fire represents a stalemate in Lebanon, ...

FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org

August 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org

FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org Annie Looby's Foundation

Straw Men of Secularism

July 28th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / 6 comments

I ran across a brutal farce of an essay, by Thomas E. Brewton, in something called The National Ledger. Entitled Theocracy and Liberal Paranoia, Brewton rehashes a bunch of old ...

Why Hezbollah Fights

July 22nd, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Why Hezbollah Fights

Why Hezbollah Fights This is about the best explanation I've seen for the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict

Progress

July 10th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Podcasts / Comments Off on Progress

1. Many people, including religious believers of all stripes, say that progress distorts human nature and alienates ourselves from each other. Do you agree ?Progress.mp3 2:45 Progress only does ...

Happy July 4th!

July 4th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 3 comments

Gene Roddenberry's idealistic Star Trek universe represents a splendid alternative to the rah-rah, puffy-chested, nationalistic fervor which dominates the real ...

ABC News: Web Merchants Drop Dogfighting DVD

June 20th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on ABC News: Web Merchants Drop Dogfighting DVD

ABC News: Web Merchants Drop Dogfighting DVD

Vox Populi 12

May 19th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Podcasts / Comments Off on Vox Populi 12

Vox Populi Episode 12: Download ep12.mp3 Length: 30 min. 1. Are we born good, evil or a mixture of both? Without religion or state, would society fall into ...

Dean Panders to Religious Right

May 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 1 comment

Democratic party chair and professional loose cannon Howard Dean has shown himself once again to be a chameleon. On Pat Robertson's extremist TV network, he stated the following:"The truth is, ...

Hackers and Spammers to Jail

May 3rd, 2006 / Current Affairs / 1 comment

[UPDATE - 5.9.06: Hacker sentenced to 57 months! Good riddance, you f-ing criminal!]A 21-year-old computer whiz was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for taking control of ...

Iran Nuclear Effort About Respect

April 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Iran Nuclear Effort About Respect

Western horror at the Iranian achievement of uranium enrichment is understandable. But any attempt to prevent the hard-line regime from completing its entry into the nuclear club is bound to ...

Email Postage A Fantastic Idea

March 1st, 2006 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Email Postage A Fantastic Idea

Posted at Salon in response to this article. Anyone who objects to email postage is a freeloader. These whining bastards are used to getting YOU, THE USER to pay for ...

Liberty Square

February 23rd, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Liberty Square

Liberty Square Good blog. Check back later.

Islamism is Sexual Apartheid

February 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / Comments Off on Islamism is Sexual Apartheid

The West's new moral challenge: Many Islamic men beat their wives out of custom and tradition. It’s not even considered deviant. Women are property and have no rights. They are ...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

February 2nd, 2006 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Science / Comments Off on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

OK George W. Bush, you've said something that I've been calling for for the past 5 years. You want to cut oil ...