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Tweet A US court has ruled that school children cannot be taught the theory known as “intelligent design” as an alternative to evolution. Ihave mixed emotions about this, but it’s important that kids are given non-religious tools with which to analyze biological change. But that said, is science a religion itself? ...

Tweet My friend and attorney Bill Taylor brought this to my attention today, so I looked it up on the San Francisco Chronicle website. Here’s a large excerpt; for the rest of the story, click on the title link. To the litany of arguments against prejudice, scientists are now adding a new one: Racism can make you stupid. That is the message of an unusual and striking new series of experiments conducted at Dartmouth College, with the help of brain-imaging equipment and a crew of undergraduate volunteers. According to the...

Tweet According to the World Scocialist Web Site, the main issue that caused this strike which has cast millions of New Yorkers into the street during a cold winter, is the New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board’s decision to allocate MTA’s $1 billion surplus to various programs, but not the workers’ payroll. The WSWS reports: “Finally, in its last announced wage offer, the MTA has proposed a mere 3 percent and a 2 percent increase over 27 months — an amount that would fail...

Posted on Dec 20 2005 - 6:12pm by Zennie Abraham
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Tweet The New York Times has produced a helpful transit alternative map to assist New Yorkers in navigating the city during the strike. You can see it with a click on the title of this post. ...

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Tweet According to IORR, the list of opening acts for the Stones shows in USA & Canada 2006 have been confirmed by the Stones, including acts such as Brooks and Dunn, Merle Haggard, Anik Jean, Sloan, Metric, Antigone Rising, Soulive, Queens of the Stone Age & The Meters. You can get tickets at Stones Tickets Exchange for shows. ...

Tweet I’m not a conservative and I don’t play one on TV, but I really don’t have much of a problem with wire tapping of phone conversations by the US Government, but I do think the American people should be warned about the policy. I disagree with the President’s notion that notifying people of that is “helping the enemy” — it’s a deterent. Yes, “the ememy” may be less likely to use a cell phone, but I really don’t think so. Think about it; what’s the...

Tweet Ok, it’s the start of 2005, but it’s still relevant! THE SEXES with MEL RISONFive new trends for finding loveMel Risdon January 7, 2005 If you brought in the new year without locking lips with a special someone, chances are you’re among the many singles resolving to find Mr. or Mrs. Right in the next 12 months. Here are five of the hottest dating trends to watch for in 2005: SOLO TRAVEL: Look for more companies coming on board with travel packages designed for singles. Diane Redfern started the Connecting...

Tweet An interesting article in that it indirectly explains why women over 35 with personal ads such as those on Match.com seem to specify a man of a type of color, be it black or more often — American is majority Caucasian — white. Below is an excerpt, and the rest can be read by clicking the title of this post. By Susan S. Lang – Cornell News ITHACA, N.Y. — Interracial relationships and marriages are becoming more common in the United States, according to a new Cornell University study. The number...

Tweet The band want to be like The Beatles(From NME.com)Coldplay have revealed they are disappointed with only releasing three albums. The band have said that compared with The Beatles’ work rate, they are a lot slower and are starting to panic. “We just love being creative,” bassist Guy Berryman said. “When we’re out on the road, it’s amazing to play live but we’re really missing what we do best, which is creating. We’ve been together for almost ten years now and we’ve only...

Posted on Dec 19 2005 - 7:59am by Zennie Abraham
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Tweet I found this book today, and while looking for something entirely different. But given the recent controversy over racism’s consideration as an official mental illness and the Sydney Riots, I thought this was very appropriate. I hope others see this. Racism and Mental Health Charles V. WillieBernard M. KramerBertram S. [email protected], University of Pittsburgh Press The forward of the book reads that “discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, and national origin interferes with opportunities for individual...

Tweet I’ve got to admit that I’m tired of adjustments and exceptions being made whenever an African American male is clearly the best at something. Here’s another example… (You can read the full story with a click on the link title post). MSNBCUpdated: 2:26 p.m. ET Dec. 16, 2005Thursday night, the fourth edition of “The Apprentice” came to an end, but the controversy has just begun. Randal was a star from the beginning, and it was no surprise when Donald Trump offered him the job as his latest...

Tweet Before King Kong’s release, many were picking “Brokeback Mountain” as the possible winner of the Oscar “Best Picture” race as we approach the March 5th Academy Awards. But now, there’s a view that Brokeback may go the way of “Sideways” — much talked about, but not the winner. If Peter Jackson’s everyone’s selection for Best Director, then Academy history backs the selection of King Kong as best picture. If that happens, it will be the first film in 30...

Tweet Does this mean the Downing Street Memo’s are true? What wrong intelligence? ...

Tweet Peter Jackson’s epic remake of “King Kong” contains several scenes where the actors do stunts that you know they’d never survive in real life. But such is the amazing power of this film; you go along with all of them. King Kong is an amazing film in many technical areas, but it manages to avoid surpressing the story for the special effects. Star Wars’ creator George Lucas once said “Special effects without a story is a pretty boring thing.” King Kong is certainly not that. The...

Tweet The Lord gives everyone a second chance. I struggled with writing about this, as I too would give pause to the fact that my emotions would be different if it were my family member. But that written, I don’t think “an eye for an eye” is the best response. I also wonder if this case was really well researched. In other words, what is the evidence that can show he’s guilty? There were no fingerprints that could be attached to him, according to this article in the “Final Call.” If...

Tweet This link to an article on The Darren Lehmann case reveals a side of Austrialia not know to most Americans. It was written in 2003, and so serves as more evidence of the kind of society that would give rise to the racist riot the World saw over the weekend. ...

Tweet Apparently this law — click on the title link — has been on the Austrialian books for 100 years and not repealed. As the rate of immigration has increased, some white Aussies have called for a return to the “White Austrialia Policy.” Well, I’ll not be visiting Sydney soon. This is totallly sick. It’s also a look into the cultural underpinnings of the rationale for the behavior of the white youths who went on their racist rampage a few days ago. Undoubtedly, their parents were the...

Tweet Read this carefully. It’s from a Melbourne, Austrialia newspaper called “The Age.” We know that the victims are Middle Eastern, but we don’t know that the attackers are white. Video accounts reveal that all of the 5,000 rioters. Why cover up that they’re white? A day of race-fuelled violence at Cronulla spread through other beachside suburbs in Sydney’s south on Sunday night, with one man stabbed and at least 10 arrested. About 5,000 people descended on Cronulla beach as mobs yelling...

Tweet Chris Rock not hosting Oscars LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Chris Rock won’t be back cracking wise as the host of next year’s Oscars telecast. “He is not hosting the Academy Awards,” the comedian’s publicist, Matt Labov, said Friday in a brief statement e-mailed to The Associated Press. He did not elaborate. Labov told The New York Times that Rock didn’t want to do the show “in perpetuity” but would “like to do it again down the road.” The 2005 telecast...