MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

June 2009

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‘Pop Beat Fades’

I was shocked yesterday to hear that Farrah Fawcett died of cancer this week at 62, but even more shocked to hear about Michael Jackson, who was as big as they come in the early-…


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Sanford’s mushroom cloud

Note: The part below the three stars was written the following day, June 25, 2009. In the wake of the tidbit of news South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford decided to share with the state and…



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Video from streets of Iran

As protests continued late this week, this street-level videographer was close to the action, where Mousavi supporters were throwing rocks and other objects at the state militia. I’ll leave it someone else to explain the…


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Discourse on health care

The following is a running catalog of posts between myself and members of http://www.allmyfriends.org, which I love to death. I simply differ with some of them on health care. One poster said: It is a…


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Glimmer of hope in Zimbabwe

As riots embroiled the streets of Iran today, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claimed he had won a landslide victory over challenger and more moderate (Read: Not as crazy), Mir Hussein Moussavi, one can only think back…


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More ridiculousness on FEMA camps

Oh, and if you guys want some more fun, view this video, which is so misguided, I could pontificate about it for at least 1,000 or 2,000 words: Concentration Camps in America of which, I…



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H1NI, H5NI1, panda-monium flu, anyone?

Today, or should I say yesterday, as it’s 12:23 a.m. as I write this, the World Health Organization made it official: the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, is a pandemic. And I, for one, couldn’t…



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