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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, May 4, 2012

4 May - Blogs I'm Following

Alyssa MilanoAlyssa Milano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
View of the eyewall of Hurricane Katrina taken...View of the eyewall of Hurricane Katrina taken on August 28, 2005, as seen from NOAA WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter aircraft before the storm made landfall on the United States Gulf Coast. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Lower 9th...New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Lower 9th Ward flood devastated residential neighborhood. "Open house" by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at newly completed Industrial Canal levee floodwall. Photo by Infrogmation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CBC journalists to "swear allegiance" to Harper Gov't

... or risk being fired

9-11, Al Qaeda

Beyond Ötzi: European Evolutionary History and its Relevance to Diet. Part I

Lancing the Greenie Myth of New Orleans 

In the immediate political aftermath of the New Orleans Flood, conservative commentators fanned a myth that environmentalists blocked the Army Corps of Engineers' original plans for barrier structures and forced the federal agency to choose an alternate inferior design that could not protect the city from Hurricane Katrina's surge.

Corps officials interviewed by the Government Accountability Office a month after the storm "believe that flooding would have been worse if the original (barrier) plan had been adopted" because of the direction of Katrina's surge.

 Rhode Island's Future  3 May

Congratualtions are in order for the Senate, which moved Rhode Island one step closer to being the first state in the nation to adopt a Homeless Bill of Rights as law.
Congratulations are also in order for the entire state, which just passed a new law that will help farmers and fishermen better market their products locally.
Dismay, on the other hand, is in order for those who testified against marriage equality last night. Here's a glimpse of the ridiculous arguments made against same sex relationship rights.
Steve Ahlquist, the uncle of Cranston student Jessica who fought the now-legendary prayer banner at her high school, posts about why we shouldn't recognize the National Day of Prayer. (There's also a great comment in response!)
Tonight at RIC, nationally-known sustainability expert Jim Merkel will be giving a talk. You should try to catch him if you can.

6 New Age Cures That Aren't As Full Of Crap As You Think 

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