Lebanon (1890-1900)

Thanks Fadwa.  What a beautiful country!  Whenever I see pictures like these and read accounts from the same time period, I wish I could have walked the countryside paths and ridden on four-legged beasts instead of whizzing around in noisy…  [more]

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Tastes like chicken

 The crawl on CNN just revealed that scientists have analyzed genetic material from a 168-million year old dinosaur and now have conclusive evidence that Tyrannosaurus Rex is related to the modern chicken. +++ Natural selection hardly seems to be a…  [more]

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Blood sport

 The math is pretty basic:  Jerusalem Post = disinformation. If you read from multiple sources to triangulate a semblance of reality, you can safely eschew the Jerusalem Post, Faux News, Rush Limbaugh, Krauthammer, every other neocon-Jewish (there, I said it)…  [more]

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15 sailors

 …and whaddaya get?  Another day older and deeper in debt…  Bush and Blair have got to be the most inept diplomats in the world: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article2412764.ece The whole thing is rather silly — the general area where the incident occurred has…  [more]

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More on gravity…

 The point I tried to make was this:  I think the death-spiral of humans towards exclusivity is as innate as taking the next breath.  Many religions take advantage of that human characteristic, but not just religions.  Political parties, advertisers, specialists…  [more]

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Gravitation toward exlusiveness

 Arthur C. Clarke came to mind when reading your post.  Whether or not this has anything to do with your thesis is probably open to debate, but I think you will find Clarke’s comments entertaining if not enlightening… The quote…  [more]

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2007/03/30/gravitation-toward-exlusiveness/

Ides of March

 We’re about to finish out our 5th March in Iraq and according to http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraq_casualties.htm, this is the deadliest one yet for our boys and girls in the military.  Thank goodness our wise commander-in-chief has outsourced the “ugliest” operations to …  [more]

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