'Newswire' Archive

Death of the Light Bulb, Protectionism, Immigration

October 7th, 2010 / Current Affairs, Newswire / 119 comments

LED Lighting Guide: The Death of the Light Bulb The incandescent lamp should be called the "heat bulb" not light bulb, since it is capable of a maximum 10% efficiency, ...

Renewable Energy Must Get Priority Over Conservation

January 3rd, 2010 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 54 comments

Solar showdown in Calif. tortoises' desert home In a redux of the Cape Wind debacle and other misguided public opposition, (previous article) dumb environmentalism is again standing in the ...

Lying With Headlines About the Climate

December 31st, 2009 / Critical Thought, Energy Transition, Newswire / 39 comments

As one of the most powerful liars in the world, Matt Drudge takes perverse pleasure in twisting facts to fit his right-wing denialist agenda. He's got this down to a ...

Follow the Law!

December 24th, 2009 / Atheism, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 64 comments

Can't get through the season without saying something about the annual "War on Christmas," that perverse ritual when Bill O'Reilly, Bill Donohue and the whole gang of U.S. cultural conservatives ...

Religion Unequivocally Inspires Murder

November 9th, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / 35 comments

Comes now Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, and contributing editor for Islamica magazine in Washington, to claim that religions don't inspire murder. Clearly, they ...

Democracy Doesn’t Work In Impoverished Nations

September 16th, 2009 / Books, Current Affairs, Newswire / 44 comments

America's got to end its deadly devotion to democracy via Christian Science Monitor Democracy is a messy business, even in wealthy countries. One look at the Tea Party demonstrations proves ...

Racist Xenophobe Responds On Cue

September 15th, 2009 / Bigotry, Newswire / 29 comments

I knew my article on immigration would get some attention, but I didn't realize it would be such a textbook example of the hatred and bigotry I was talking ...

Are They Really Trying To Ban Divorce?

September 14th, 2009 / Current Affairs, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 17 comments

Apparently emboldened by the success of Prop. 8, it seems California religious nutters are now gathering signatures to put an initiative to ban divorce on the ballot in 2010. I still can't ...

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America’s Water

September 13th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 10 comments

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America's Water via New York Times ...and they're getting away with it. Even Obama's EPA can't seem to get a handle on the corruption, bullying and intimidation ...

Late-Term Abortion Can Never Justify Murder

June 2nd, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders, Society / 69 comments

Frankly, I am disturbed by late-term abortions. As I wrote several years ago (previous article "The Question of Sentience"), I think it's entirely arbitrary that we draw the moral ...

California Throws H8 Back to Voters

May 26th, 2009 / Bigotry, Newswire / 15 comments

In 1780 in the Massachusetts constitution, John Adams said we are "a government of laws, not men." This is what the California Supreme court effectively restated today when it went ...

Astronauts Begin To Drink Recycled Water

May 20th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / 21 comments

According to NASA, the astronauts on the International Space Station are now beginning to drink water purified from their own urine, sweat, and exhalations. While it's been possible for ...

Limbaugh Can Dish It Out…

May 11th, 2009 / Celebrities, Current Affairs, Newswire / 22 comments

The right is in a holy froth because President Obama laughed at a joke by Wanda Sykes saying she hoped Rush Limbaugh's kidneys would fail. Drudge immediately picked up the ...

Dawkins on Minnesota Public Radio

March 4th, 2009 / Atheism, Newswire / 16 comments

MPR: Dawkins seeks more converts to atheism. Overall, a good interview. The host comes across as somewhat hostile at first. But she's just throwing the typical objections at him, which ...

Beheading is Not “Domestic Violence”

February 24th, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / 13 comments

From the "elephant in the room" department comes this little item: As I'm sure you've all heard by now, a Muslim TV executive who had started a network to "counter ...

The Atheist Bus Sides

February 8th, 2009 / Atheism, Marketing, Newswire, Religion / 20 comments

Religion has never needed much prodding to demonstrate its hypocrisy. It's almost a weekly perp-walk of the clergy across the world stage with their sexual indiscretions. Then there's the lying ...

New-Age ‘Spiritual Living’ Confusion

February 6th, 2009 / Atheism, Newswire, Religion / 30 comments

Wow, I shouldn't be surprised any more, but I always am. It seems the new-agers take the same apologetics used by religion, then add on top their notions of universal ...

Conspiracies and Climate Change

February 5th, 2009 / Critical Thought, Energy Transition, Newswire / 9 comments

I received an email taking me to task for comparing the 9/11 truthers with climate change deniers. The correspondent claimed that while climate science was solid, the 9/11 truthers might ...

Rape, then Martyrdom: Gifts of Islam

February 4th, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / 10 comments

Iraqi woman had 80 women raped then recruited as suicide bombers A WOMAN suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organising their rapes so she ...

Elizabeth Clare Prophet Publishes Memoirs

December 24th, 2008 / Books, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Newswire / 54 comments

On the heels of the release of Prophet's Daughter, two of Elizabeth Clare Prophet's children have published the memoirs of their Alzheimer's-stricken mother. Erin Prophet announced the publication today in ...

CUT Sells Grazing Rights to Raise Cash

December 18th, 2008 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Newswire / 66 comments

The AP is running a story about bison migration near Yellowstone Park. Bison have routinely left the park each winter in search of forage. Because many of them are ...

Harvard Crimson Prints “Atheism is Faith” Canard

December 16th, 2008 / Atheism, Newswire, Religion / 11 comments

The Church of Atheism By DHRUV K. SINGHAL Its standard-bearers swarm across oceans and mountains, propagating a vitriolic doctrine of bigotry and intolerance ...

Dalai Lama Slams Sex in Post-Hoc Rationalization

November 29th, 2008 / Celebrities, Newswire, Psychology, Religion / 53 comments

Sex invariably spells trouble, says Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader, on Friday said sex spelt fleeting satisfaction and trouble later, while ...

Prophets Discuss CUT’s Failed War Prophecy

November 26th, 2008 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Newswire / 32 comments

Following is a story that ran in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle print edition last Sunday, but did not make it online. Jessica pretty much nailed it, and quoted all ...