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“It’s turtles all the way down”

This is just another reason why I love wikipedia and humans who write articles for it.  Personally, I heard the Stephen Hawking’s Betrand Russel/little-old-lady version first. Update: In conjunction with the above, I have subsequently found the best web site in the known universe.  May I present to you http://members.tripod.com/TheoLarch/turtle.html

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“The Great Speckled Bird”

What a beautiful thought I am thinking, Concerning a great speckled bird. Remember her name is recorded, On the pages of God’s Holy Word. All the other birds flocking ’round her And she is despised by the squad. But the great speckled bird in the Bible Is one with the great Church of God. All […]

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Take a moment for fun

I found the following randomly on www.facebook.com: “What would your own album look like if you were in a band? Follow the directions below and find out 1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. 2 – Go to Quotations […]

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FYI

This is fun(ny).

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Modern Political Discourse

Scott Horton drops a mind-bomb. One night of watching back-to-back O’Reilly and Hannity television programs could easily prove the argument.  Also, for the sake of fairness, Rachel Maddow is just as bad if not more obnoxious.

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Who polices the police?

A particularly pertinent and poignant pontification.

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Money: gold or fiat.

Balkinization has an enlightening article on money. Gold standard is, conceptually, no different than fiat.  Both are based on perceived value.  Neither have intrinsic value.  If anything, fiat is more utilitarian because it is backed by all of the nation’s goods and services, rather than just one commodity.  Still, the debate is a valid one, […]

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Awning by Charles Harlan

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Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri

Jane Mayer wrote a brilliant article in the New Yorker.  Here it is.

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Leahy calls for Truth Commission

here. I have mixed feelings about this proposed approach.  People should never be allowed to break laws and not answer for it.  If no laws were broken, let Bush et al be exonerated.  But if laws were broken and nothing is done, what assurance is there that the same things won’t happen again.  None.  Just […]

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