Posted on August 28, 2007 by Justin
I should have predicted this one.
If you have not heard, former Atlanta Falcon standout quarterback, Michael Vick, has made it known that he has found Jesus through this whole ordeal. Now, don’t get me wrong, perhaps Vick did in fact find Jesus (whatever that really means), but I can’t help but cringe when this kind of thing happens under these particular circumstances. It kind of reminds me of political figures throwing Jesus’ name out to win some votes. In other words, I questioned the motives.
Why announce at all that you “found” Jesus? For sympathy? It’s possible. (more…)
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Posted on August 27, 2007 by Justin
And so it has gone for six years. American intelligence officials interviewed by NEWSWEEK ruefully agree that the hunt to find bin Laden has been more a game of chance than good or “actionable” intelligence. Since bin Laden slipped away from Tora Bora in December 2001, U.S. intelligence has never had better than a 50-50 certainty about his location…
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Posted on August 24, 2007 by Justin
Has anyone else been wondering what happened to Bush’s campaign to start a “new way forward in Iraq”? When this “plan” came out, it was all we heard every single leader saying. The study group on Iraq was supposed to be the best (newest) plan that we could possibly put into action…so why don’t we hear about it anymore? (more…)
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Posted on August 23, 2007 by Justin
In the political equivalent of a “blind taste test” taken by more than 67,000 participants, an independent website surveying public attitudes on various issues is reporting that Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is the first choice of 53% of respondents. Those taking the survey vote only on the issues, not the candidates themselves…
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Posted on August 21, 2007 by Justin
Reports that the Bush Administration will put Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on the terrorism list can be read in one of two ways: it’s either more bluster or, ominously, a wind-up for a strike on Iran. Officials I talk to in Washington vote for a hit on the IRGC, maybe within the next six months. And they think that as long as we have bombers and missiles in the air, we will hit Iran’s nuclear facilities. An awe and shock campaign, lite, if you will. But frankly they’re guessing; after Iraq the White House trusts no one, especially the bureaucracy.
As with Saddam and his imagined WMD, the Administration’s case against the IRGC is circumstantial. The U.S. military suspects but cannot prove that the IRGC is the main supplier of sophisticated improvised explosive devices to insurgents killing our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The most sophisticated version, explosive formed projectiles or shape charges, are capable of penetrating the armor of an Abrams tank, disabling the tank and killing the crew. >
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Posted on August 20, 2007 by Justin
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Posted on August 20, 2007 by Justin
It seems today that when it comes to religion, many people confront an unfortunate dichotomy. The choice is between intellectual honesty and Jesus. Many believe there is no way to reconcile the two.
The purpose of me writing this post is not for me to say why my interpretation is superior, but instead to present an alternate view that often goes unnoticed… too often different views can be silenced by the surprisingly large fundie presence online (i.e. the blog-o-sphere).
If you were in a room of 100 Christians, and asked, “how many of you knew someone that grew up in a religious environment and then walked away from their faith upon leaving for college?” then you would see 100 hands raised in the air.
Let me suggest why I believe this happens. (more…)
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Posted on August 16, 2007 by Justin
To make the government more accountable, Obama said he would post all non-emergency bills online for five days before he signed them into law, allowing Americans a chance to weigh in on the legislation. In addition, he said he would post all meetings between lobbyists and government agencies online. Click the link below to read about why Obama feels the American public shouldn’t point only at Bush.
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Posted on August 14, 2007 by Justin
If you don’t already know, the Iowa Straw Poll, seen as a first test of organizational strength by news media and party insiders, took place yesterday. The results weren’t too surprising, considering that McCain, Fred Thompson, and Giuliani all boycotted the event. What was surprising, however, is that Fox News blatantly cut certain candidates out of the results they reported. (more…)
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Posted on August 10, 2007 by Justin
So I was thinking about American consumerism and wondered how well I could sell cancer. It sounds crazy, but I think it might work. Naturally, it would appear that selling cancer would be quite difficult, but during my research, I was shocked to find out that there are already a slew of companies who beat me to the punch: the tobacco industry.
Okay, so you called my bluff, I wasn’t really trying to find a way to sell cancer. But is this not what we see every single day in the world. Cigarettes have zero (none, zip, nadda) benefit to the human body or mind (though there is the perceived belief by smokers that it calms them down.) And sure, it helps keep models thin. But I’m talking about real benefits, not excuses to keep smoking. (more…)
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