Archive for April, 2007

Video: Massive Turkey Protest

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Religion, The World, Video

Now the AFP is reporting that over a million people took to the streets to denounce the religification of their government. Long live secularism. Tweet

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Seeds of Hope Being Sown in Anbar?

By Dyre42 | Related entries in Iraq, News, The War On Terrorism, War

The NY Times is reporting that tribal and militia leaders have joined forces with the US military in rooting out Al Qaeda in Iraq. Why? Because as much as they may dislike us Al Qaeda has proven itself far worse. I am wondering if they aren’t looking ahead to a time when the US isn’t […]

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

700,000 Turks Protest Religious Government

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Religion, The World

The moderates are coming out in the Islamic world and demanding a reformation. How successful will they be? From the AP: ISTANBUL, Turkey –Some 700,000 Turks waving the red national flag flooded central Istanbul on Sunday to demand the resignation of the government, saying the Islamic roots of Turkey’s leaders threatened to destroy the country’s […]

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Vitamin D Helps Stem Rise In Cancer Cases?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care

Interesting… For decades, researchers have puzzled over why rich northern countries have cancer rates many times higher than those in developing countries â€â€? and many have laid the blame on dangerous pollutants spewed out by industry. But research into vitamin D is suggesting both a plausible answer to this medical puzzle and a heretical notion: […]

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Over 80 Free Men Held At Guantanamo Indefinitely

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, The War On Terrorism

We kidnap them, “interrogate” them and then find out they did nothing wrong. But then their countries don’t want them anymore. From the Wash Post: LONDON — More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their […]

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Churches Help Manage Debt

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money

From the UPI: LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 29 (UPI) — A growing number of churches and Christian radio stations say they have a rope to offer to the millions of Americans drowning in debt. Programs being marketed in church circles offer a mix of budget planning, cost-cutting and debt management bolstered by the Bible, the New […]

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Next Week Is Deborah Jeane Palfrey Week

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Law, Sexuality

I think it’s quite telling about the human condition that the one person who will most likely destroy thousands of lives and careers in Washington is not a lobbyist or a politician, but somebody who peddled the one thing most people can’t live without. Personally, aside from hypocrites like Randall Tobias, I don’t think anybody […]

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Unity ’08 Wants Bloomberg

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

I found this tidbit in the latest story about Unity ’08 by Eleanor Clift… The site is inviting “Dream Teamâ€Â? submissions, and the founders are briefing potential candidates. Among them: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s pro-gun control and pro-environment, and Nebraska GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel, an antiwar Republican. The founders don’t quite say […]

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

More On Losing WoT

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The War On Terrorism

Sully explains why the numbers of terrorists have climbed. We have picked a fight with an enemy – on his own turf, with just enough resources to lose and just enough to stir Muslim resentment to create even more terrorists. It has none of the advantages of offense; and none of defense. And we have […]

April 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Video: 99 Troops Have Died In April

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Video, War

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