"THE DIFFERENCE WAS GOD. I prayed for the holy spirit to guide me."Gateway Pundit: Colorado Hero Jeanne Assam Tells Her Story (Video)
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THE TORTURED LIVES OF MOVIE STARS: "I wondered if she [Jodie Foster] ever gets tired of being feted since she's got a boatload of awards already. "Well yeah, I get tired of getting dressed up," she admitted. "If I could get feted in my pajamas, I'd be there, I'd be like at the opening of a doorknob."
OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER: Thursday's Presidential debate on Fox News Channel will likely be the last of 2007. The Boston Globe reports that a Democratic face-off planned for next Monday has been canceled.
THE RECKONING: "The long, slow, sickening disintegration of the Muslim Middle East requires a doggedness, detachment and appreciation for tragedy that no leader in Washington presently possesses. The scriptwriters at the Pentagon debate two versions of a prospective happy ending, but the ending will not be happy; it will not even be an ending, for there is no remedy against civilizational failure. As usual, Americans will have to learn the hard way." Spengler
The long, slow, sickening disintegration of the Muslim Middle East requires a doggedness, detachment and appreciation for tragedy that no leader in Washington presently possesses. The scriptwriters at the Pentagon debate two versions of a prospective happy ending, but the ending will not be happy; it will not even be an ending, for there is no remedy against civilizational failure. As usual, Americans will have to learn the hard way.
COUPLES who have more than two children should be charged a lifelong tax to offset their extra offspring's carbon dioxide emissions, a medical expert says. The report in an Australian medical journal called for parents to be charged $5000 a head for every child after their second, and an annual tax of up to $800. Tax babies 'to save planet' | NEWS.com.au
ALL THE DOOM IN THE WORLD IN ONE SENTENCE: "Global Warming is going to kill us all because overpopulation is making AIDS spread faster and oil is running out while we cut down all the old growth forests and the CIA creates drugs to keep poor people in bondage to the tyrant George Bush who makes terrorists in a world where nuclear winter is a certain future as we pollute our streams and air." Word Around the Net: MISERABILISTS AND JOHN DOE
A SHORT TAKE ON BEING Longwinded "I don't set out to write long posts. It just happens."
TORTURE IS AS BUSH DOES: "In the mind of today's leading liberals, "torture" is defined as the harshest interrogation technique approved by the Bush administration." Back Talk
BRAVE NEW WORD from the House of Eratosthenes:
caboosify [ca-boo-si-fy] (v.):
To kill off a designated individual, demographic class, business endeavor or political ideology, slowly, by sequentializing it behind a bunch of other trivial stuff and ahead of absolutely nothing." Things recently caboosified in America:
1. Men, masculinity, venues of entertainment men like
2. Cancer research
3. Guns, gun rights, the right/obligation to defend one's self and one's family
4. War on Terror and the memory of the September 11 attacks
GORE, CASHING IN ON CLIMATE PORN: A convenient £50m for green Gore - Times Online "Today Gore commands between £50,000 and £85,000 a speech, holds stock options in Google worth £15m and has made as much as £4m from advances on his book deals. He is also advising a US venture capital company on how to invest a $600m green technology fund." (Double the pounds for dollars.)
STILL SANE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: U.S rejects stiff 2020 greenhouse goals in Bali
"BEAUTY IS THE SUCCESSFUL CRITERION FOR SELECTING THE RIGHT THEORY." This is what a real Nobel Laureate is like.
Spend 17 minutes with Murray Gell-Mann. "He's been called "the man with five brains" -- and Murray Gell-Mann has the resume to prove it. In addition to being a Nobel laureate, he is an accomplished physicist who's earned numerous awards, medals and honorary degrees for his work with subatomic particles, including the groundbreaking theory that the nucleus of an atom comprises 100 or so fundamental building blocks called quarks."
SOUP AND A SANDWICH: Did Life Originate in a Mica Sandwich Sitting in Primordial Soup? "Hansma says that her "soup and sandwich" mica hypothesis is supported by several lines of evidence, including the many chemical and physical similarities between a cell interior and the space between mica sheets. For example, both environments are potassium-rich and negatively-charged. Such similarities suggest that mica "would have provided a very hospitable environment to the earliest biomolecules."
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