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

April 2012

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The many roles of Sam Jackson

TweetI thought this was a brilliant look at Sam Jackson’s many movie roles, and how he is now his own genre. Here’s an interesting graphic. Notice that his character, Jules, from Pulp Fiction is in…


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NFL to cancel Pro Bowl?

TweetMakes perfect since to me. NFL fans, by and large, don’t care about this game. I know I don’t. The players care even less, and that is clear from the body language and the effort…



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Romney’s big health care plan

TweetRomney’s basic plan for health care: give tax breaks to people so they can purchase their own individual plans and try to entice businesses away from offering coverage to their employees. That’s a plan? First,…


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Lucky charms

TweetI found it. The end of the rainbow, a double rainbow, in fact. Location: Tellico Lake, Tellico Village in Loudon, Tenn. I can report that there were no pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, green…



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Romney whiffs on women’s rights

TweetIt’s pretty stunning that Romney can’t throw his spontaneous support behind women receiving equal pay as men. According to this article, when asked about the Lilly Ledbetter Act, his campaign pulled the ol’ “We’ll get…


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Tea Party: the Euro-version

TweetFar right wing fringe candidates may be gaining influence in Europe, and that is good news for no one, except the crazies of course. It’s definitely bad news for poor people, women and immigrants ……


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God of the defenseless?

Tweet Every aborted child in heaven? That might get weird. Nonetheless, the main speaker here correctly says that if heaven is real, we are doing aborted fetuses a favor by saving them from the tragedies…


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Krugman on Romney

TweetIn his most recent column, The New York Times’ Paul Krugman asks, “Just how stupid does Mitt Romney think we are.” At a recent campaign stop, Romney spoke at a shuttered factory in Ohio to…