….while waiting for Irene to hit home.
- Why science wins. | Unreasonable Faith. Relates very much in a way to what I posted last night regarding “A good description of what “science” actually tries to accomplish…“
- Humanist Perspectives: issue 154: We Are All African. An interesting interview with Dr Christopher diCarlo, a philosopher and educator, and author of the new book on critical thinking skills How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions
- Pat Michaels: I doubt Irene will even “cough up eight bodies” « Climate Denial Crock of the Week.
- The Blog : How to Lose Readers (Without Even Trying) : Sam Harris.
- News Hounds: Steve Doocy Supports Public Prayer In Jesus Name.
- Section 1: Views of Obama | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
- Daily Kos: New NLRB rule requires employers to notify workers of their labor rights
- News Hounds: Multimillionaire Sean Hannity Still Pretending He’s Not A Member Of The Elites.
- BREAKING: Perry Says He Hasn’t ‘Backed Off Anything’ In His Book, Still Thinks Social Security Is Unconstitutional | ThinkProgress
- Chris Clarke for President | Pharyngula a good quick look at why the left is so disappointed in Obama.
- Why I’m not voting for Obama in 2012 – Coyote Crossing. The blog article by the aforementioned Chris Clarke that caught Pz’s attention.
- Boeing and the N.L.R.B. – NYTimes.com
“It may be a difficult case to prove, but the complaint filed last month by the National Labor Relations Board against Boeing is a welcome effort to defend workers’ right to collective bargaining.
The N.L.R.B. is accusing the company of setting up a nonunion production line in South Carolina to retaliate against unionized workers in Washington State for striking….”
- Bachmann Blames ‘Radical Environmentalists’ For Energy Problems : TreeHugger
- 7 Surprises Hurricane Irene Has In Store | NYC Hurricane, Tornadoes & Floods, Hurricane Season 2011 | LiveScience
- Hurricane Irene From Space | Culture of Science
- Ron Paul Addresses Hurricane Irene, Says ‘There’s No Magic About’ FEMA (VIDEO)
- Ron Paul Thinks Hurricane Aid Is Wasteful, Touts Return To 1900 | Crooks and Liars
- 5 Warning Signs Apple is Starting to Slip – Bob Sutton
- Chris Hedges on “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America”. This an older article (Feb 2007) on the Christian Right and the “dominionist movement” which seems to be creeping into what I read more and more these past couple of weeks.
- The Right Isn’t Happy About Bill Keller’s Religious ‘Inquisition’ « The Great One’s Blog and even more on the “dominionist movement”
- Interview with Dr. Victor J. Stenger, author of God: The Failed Hypothesis – Blogcritics Books
- Dog Owned by a Navy Seal Team Member Grieves at His Funeral – NYTimes.com
A video of a dog apparently mourning the death of his owner at a funeral has gone viral, prompting an outpouring from viewers around the world.The footage was captured by a woman whose cousin Jon Tumilson, a member of a Navy Seal team, was killed in Afghanistan when his Chinook helicopter was hit by enemy fire on Aug. 6. A funeral service was held for Mr. Tumilson in Rockford, Iowa, last week and attended by 1,500 people.