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Monthly Archives: June 2015

And Now Deep Thoughts From Fundamentalist Texas

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It’s always good for a laugh to hear some of the insane comments that fundamentalist Christian pastors like to spout. So here’s John Hagee, the senior pastor of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church, who would like to arrest a lot of women, because women who shout God’s name during sex should be prosecuted. Read more of this post

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Jon Stewart on The Charleston Massacre

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The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has slammed America’s response to the mass shooting in a South Carolina church, predicting that nothing would be done in the wake of a “terrorist attack” that left nine people dead.

In a sombre opening to a show he promised would contain no jokes, Stewart said some people were already working hard to discount the idea that racism was the motive behind the massacre. Read more of this post

Amazing NASA Imagery of Our Beautiful Planet Earth

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A Russian photo blogger, Dmitry Pisanko, created four minutes of highlights from 95,600 NASA photo files taken from the International Space Station to produce an epic high-definition time-lapse video. Read more of this post

The GMO Propaganda Machine Attacks Neil Young

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In an absurd June 14th New York Post article headlined “How Neil Young, Greenpeace Work to Starve the World’s Poor,” UK Conservative Party MP and former Environment Minister Owen Paterson, attacked the legendary rocker for his support of the anti-GMO movement. Read more of this post

France Bans Roundup

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France has announced a ban on over the counter sales of the weedkiller Roundup from garden centers.The weedkiller is used by amateur gardeners as well as farmers and is the foremost product of Monsanto.

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal told France 3 television on Sunday: “France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of pesticides. I have asked garden centers to stop putting Monsanto’s Roundup on sale in self-service aisles.” Roundup will no longer be sold to private individuals.

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Why Is Senator Bernie Sanders Suddenly So Popular?

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If it seemed like Hilary had the Democrat ticket sown up, that was before the recent emergence of BernieMania – the rise of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders.

A CNN story was headlined – Will Bernie Sanders start a revolution? And NPR wondered – Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand? Read more of this post

What’s Really Going on at Fukushima?

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CounterPunch has a disturbing article about the ongoing Fukushima crisis.

“Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century,” writes Robert Hunziker. “Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers.  Read more of this post

Speak Out On GMOs To USDA

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in March that the agency has abandoned its 2008 proposal to update the 1990s-era regulations governing genetically engineered crops. Instead, the USDA will craft new regulations, from scratch. In preparation for crafting the new regulations, the USDA wants to hear from the public.

This is a great opportunity to tell the USDA we want stronger regulations that protect the environment, public health and farmers—and that we want mandatory safety testing.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/reform-the-regulatory-process-for-gmos

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Diana Ross on Maui

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Making her first ever appearance in Hawaii at the weekend, Diana Ross was phenomenal on Sunday night at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. It was a love fest. Backed by a superb 12 piece band and with a spectacular multi-media video backdrop, it was remarkable how at 71 this legendary icon has a voice that sounds as compelling and unmarred by time as when she was with the Supremes. Read more of this post

When Humans Hung With Dinosaurs – Wacky World of Creationists!

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Who knew that humans and giant, dangerous dinosaurs were roving the world together? Well that’s reality according to the school text book Life Science, published by Bob Jones University Press. Here’s a quote: “Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side within the past few thousand years.” A stunning revelation, except science tells us it’s impossible.

But that doesn’t stop fundamentalist Christians from believing all kinds of bizarre stuff. Read more of this post