Archive for January, 2005

Chimerae?

Chimerae?

| January 28, 2005 | 3 Replies

This is one of those science stories that makes you rub your eyes and wonder at just how far our technology has progressed. Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop […]

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Don't Believe the Hype

Don't Believe the Hype

| January 28, 2005 | Reply

This is truly astounding. The RAND Corporation has released a survey that is worth some attention. The company surveyed 500 blacks and found that nearly half of them believed that HIV is a man-made virus and over half of them believe there is a cure for AIDS, but that it is being withheld from poor […]

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Iraqis Vote.

Iraqis Vote.

| January 27, 2005 | 2 Replies

The first votes have been cast in the first free Iraqi election in about 50 years – in Australia. The votes were cast by Iraqi expatriates who fled the country while it was ruled by Saddam Hussein. Australia is one of 14 countries where these expatriates may register and vote. History, again, unfolds before our […]

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Remembering Auschwitz…and Darfur.

Remembering Auschwitz…and Darfur.

| January 27, 2005 | 2 Replies

Richard Cohen has an intresting column today on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was perhaps the largest and most active concentration camp run by Germany during World War II. Cohen writes about how events like the Holocaust are fading from our memories and how we ought not let that happen. God figures […]

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What the !% *&@)(??

What the !% *&@)(??

| January 26, 2005 | 9 Replies

Forgive the funky stuff. I’m playing a little with the CSS and, to be honest, I’m pretty much at the beginner level. I”m trying to sort out font sizes and such. So things may look a little…err…unusual tomorrow. But they should be right as rain soon enough. That or I may screw everything up hopelessly […]

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Rare? Why?

Rare? Why?

| January 25, 2005 | 27 Replies

Hillary Clinton’s really kicked in the afterburners in her run toward the center. Now, she of the 100 percent voting record with Planned Parenthood and the vote against Laci and Connor’s Law, has come out in favor of compromise on the abortion issue. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday that the opposing sides in […]

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Blah…

Blah…

| January 25, 2005 | 4 Replies

I know there hasn’t been much new to read here lately. I’m sorry about that. I”ve been under the weather for the last couple of days and, to be honest, havne’t felt up to sitting down and banging out a couple blog posts. I seem to have some sort of minor bug that’s stuffing up […]

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The Christians are Coming! The Christians are Coming!

The Christians are Coming! The Christians are Coming!

| January 24, 2005 | 11 Replies

William Raspberry has a column in the Washington Post today called “Religion and Unity”. He addresses the possibility of political compromise and refers to a recent poll on some issues and how likely compromise is on thse issues. Raspberry has some interesting numbers, but the entirely wrong conclusion. Raspberry first notes, correctly I believe, that […]

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Dean Wants to Lead Dems into War!

Dean Wants to Lead Dems into War!

| January 23, 2005 | 3 Replies

Howard Dean, now candidate for the Chair of the Democratic National Committee wants the Democrats to start fighting the war. “This is a war for the survival of the United States as we know it,” Dean declared at a breakfast meeting with labor leaders and Hispanic activists. Well, okay. He doesn’t want them fighting the […]

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Johnny Carson Dies at 79

Johnny Carson Dies at 79

| January 23, 2005 | 2 Replies

This is very sad news. Entertainment icon Johnny Carson Johnny has died at the age of 79. He had reportedly been sick for some time and dies of complications related to emphysema. This is, I think, the biggest loss of an American icon since the dealth of Elvis Presley and the one that will take […]

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