February 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Why Avijit Roy matters (on anniversery of assasination of enlightened activist and person)

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February is a very important month especially for Bangladeshi’s. In February the country celebrate 1st Falgun (1st day of Spring). Spring is regarded the season of love, blossom of flowers and butterflies. The reception of Spring happens in gorgeous fashion. All females wear yellow sari (traditional female dress) with yellow marigold (Tagetes erecta) flowers as their ornaments. Yet it is not the yellow color that portrays the month. Polash (Butea…

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Added by Ronald Murphey on February 26, 2016 at 1:34pm — 8 Comments

What, When, Where, Who and How

Thinking is a terrible thing. If done correctly it ought to frighten you and shake you from your comfortable foundations, because it should reveal things, raise questions and challenge your ideas about yourself, your beliefs and the world.

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Added by Donald R Barbera on February 12, 2016 at 8:50pm — 21 Comments

Ray Comfort, By Phone

http://www.thespiritualbeacon.net/

 I enjoyed my recent conversation with wingnut Kirk Cameron so much I decided to see if I could get his business partner and fellow loon, Ray Comfort, to grant me an interview. Mr. Comfort immediately responded to my email and graciously agreed to speak with me briefly by phone the next time he sat down to use the toilet. The next afternoon I received his call and recorded this 5-7…

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Added by JustinTetro on February 9, 2016 at 2:32pm — 4 Comments

How Not To Die

Just a little over a year ago I wrote a blog entitled "The Big Fat Surprise", in response to a book of the same title that basically said eating fatty products--bacon and such--was not so bad for you afterall (i.e., the Adkins diet). It seemed to be well documented. I shouted HURRAH!  I also read Wheat Belly, which wants us to stop eating grains, whole or not. Another decision.

Alas, woe is me--confused and distraught. Upon reading Dr.…

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Added by Randall Smith on February 8, 2016 at 8:13am — 14 Comments

Priests and Pedestals

It’s not very often when the Arts and Life section of the Sunday paper provides grist for my mill, but that section in today’s edition of the Plain Dealer not only gave me a reason to write, it royally pissed me off. Page Two held a piece by Danielle Sepulveres of the Washington Post, who recently was invited by a friend of hers to do a reading at her wedding. Danielle relates the full story…

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Added by Loren Miller on February 7, 2016 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Suffer the Children

The general assumption is that an adult is capable of making their own decisions regarding how their life is conducted, what preferences they hold and what choices they make. An adult might be politically conservative or liberal, a meat eater or vegan. They might like action/adventure movies or opt for more cerebral fare at the cinema. Curry might be their preference over Mexican, or vice versa, or they may be equally enthusiastic about both. Regardless, their choices are or certainly should…

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Added by Loren Miller on February 1, 2016 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

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