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- I Almost Bought ItI must admit, I was a fair bit convinced. The preacher had miracles and apostles. His miracles were not indisputable, but they were photographed: images of crop circles and weird-looking things in the sky, videos of flying lights and something invisible that flattened grass into geometric shapes, and testimonials from various walks of life, including […]
- We Are Not Alone (?)Maitreya is coming to save us. Maitreya? In a word, God; the new god, the god running the UFOs and drawing crop circles and doing a lot of other stuff that modern science has not yet completely explained. Those of us who attended the presentation at the Philo Grange last Wednesday — about 30 souls […]
- Uncle Leonard and Fat ManWhenever the first days of August arrive I think of Uncle Leonard. Actually, Leonard Roy Ward was my great uncle, Mother’s side. He was born at the dawn of the twentieth century and by the time Pearl Harbor brought the US into World War II, Leonard had lived several lifetimes full of adventure as a gambler and rodeo cowboy.
- Doug Losak: Master Of EvasionWhat follows may seem tedious and perhaps difficult for readers to follow. Essentially, though, we think it confirms the smelly fact that the County of Mendocino, via a well-connected former employee acting on behalf of a private, for profit business, awarded millions of tax dollars to that private entity to perform an essential public task […]
- Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for ArgentinaArgentina is playing hardball with the vulture funds, which have been trying to force it into an involuntary bankruptcy.
- Update on US natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewablesOn August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in which I looked at US oil. In this post, I would like to look at other sources of US energy.
- Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International ArenaThe citizens’ movement for action on the global climate crisis has, over time, developed a love-hate relationship with international campaigning.
- Young AgrariansAt its best the agrarian life is an integrated whole, with work and leisure mixed together, undertaken under healthful conditions and surrounded by family.
- Major gathering of scientists examine relationship between Fukushima and problems with wildlife off US West Coast — Looking closely at to what extent radiation is coming into these areas and how to best assess its impact on Pacific — Human health experts ‘reevaluating’ radiation limits in seafood… FDA ‘not terribly protective’ (VIDEO)
- Japan Researchers: Models show North America hit with ‘very high’ levels from Fukushima plume — Radioactive material in ocean off West Coast was up to 500 times more than expected (VIDEO)
- Japan Paper: Now 104 children diagnosed with cancer of thyroid in Fukushima — New results show 5-fold increase in rate of suspected/confirmed cancers
- Classified Interviews: Multiple Fukushima reactors were melting down on first day of crisis, hours after quake — Plant chief thinks ‘very serious’ blast at Unit 3 NOT from hydrogen — Professor: Nuclear explosion can’t be ruled out due to plutonium in MOX fuel — TEPCO employees wouldn’t get within 50 km of reactors (VIDEO)
- Deepening Ties Between Exxon and Russia Run Counter to U.S. Efforts to Punish PutinAs its interests deepen in Russia, Exxon also stands to profit from the U.S. effort to fast-track oil and gas exports to 'stick it' to Putin. By Elizabeth Douglass As tensions mount and U.S. lawmakers push for stiffer sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, oil giant ExxonMobil wants no part of it. On the contrary, America's […]
- In Tight Florida's Governor's Race, Climate Change Is a Central IssueVoter concern over vanishing beaches and fresh water may force GOP Gov. Rick Scott to run against his party's platform and his record. By Katherine Bagley 1:30 PM ET on 8/27/204: This story has been updated with comment from Gov. Rick Scott's spokesperson. The increasingly visible effects of climate change in Florida are putting Republican Gov. Ric […]
- Zoomed-In Climate Models Help Alaska Communities Plan for Uncertain FutureThe urgency for climate modeling known as downscaling' is greatest in Alaska, which has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the country. By Amy Nordrum Hunters in the Alaskan village of Wainwright, a community of about 550 Inupiat Eskimos at the lip of the Chukchi Sea, have long harvested bowhead whales from the ocean. Each spring, crews of 15-25 hunter […]
- Government Auditors Say 'Social Cost of Carbon' Is by the BookYear-long probe gives no new ammunition to outspoken critics in Congress who requested the audit. By John H. Cushman Jr. Government auditors have taken a close look at a disputed calculation used by federal regulators to assess the long-term costs of carbon pollution. Their verdict: It was all done by the book. The hotly contested economic calculation, known […]
- Pastor’s “Spiritual Relationship” With Hermann Göring and Other Nazi Butchers Possibly Paved Their Path to ParadiseWhen the Allies jailed and tried many of the members of the Nazi high command after the end of World War II, Henry Gerecke (pictured) tended to the defendants' "spiritual needs."Gerecke was a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor who worked to bring Hermann Göring, Albert Speer, and others not so much to justice, but to Jesus. A non-fiction bo […]
- Colorado GOP Candidate: Gay Rep. Jared Polis Will “Join ISIS In Beheading Christians”A GOP candidate for state office in Colorado way, way, way crossed the line this week when he likened a gay politician to the terrorist group ISIS.Gordon Klingenschmitt (below), a minister and nominee for a seat in the Colorado state House, who has already said some awful things during his campaign, sent an email to his subscribers accusing openly gay Democr […]
- Australia Pushes Ahead with $244,000,000 Federally-Funded School Chaplaincy Program That Excludes Secular WorkersRon Williams (below) wanted his children to attend a secular school in Australia, so you can imagine his surprise when his children told him they were attending "assemblies where the chaplain presided and a rap song was played extolling the virtues of chaplains over teachers as adults kids could trust."His lawsuit eventually went all the way up to […]
- After Long Ignoring Their Requests, Chico City Council Invites Atheists to Deliver Multiple Invocations Next YearThe Atheists of Butte County (in California) have been urging the Chico City Council for a while now to let them deliver invocations at meetings.For a while, the city council just ignored their requests, despite receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.But group leader George Gold (below) kept trying:
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Thomas Jefferson said he didn’t think we could have democracy unless at least 20% of the population was self-supporting on small farms so they were independent enough to be able to tell an oppressive government to stuff it.
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