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Free range parenting

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. –Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the event of his first … Continue reading

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The theology of climate science inerrancy

A fundamental part of the debate over the nature of global climate change is the notion that scientists–because they are educated, because they have done research, and because they consulted with each other–have produced an understanding about the impact of … Continue reading

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What did they know and how long did it take them to tell it?

Worldview Thought for the Day

So, the CIA had this program that came into existance soon after 9-11 to kill leaders of al-Qaeda and they didn’t tell Congress about it. This failure to inform Congress may or may not have been a violation of the law.

Now, this decision not to tell was apparently made by former-Secretary-of-Defense-then-Vice-President Dick Cheney. Why? Apparently because there was a concern that if Congress was told about the on-again-off-again-program-that-never-became-operational, it would leak. […] Continue reading

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The problem with modern conservatism

One of the basic problems with modern “conservatism” is that it is so damned elitist. Where modern liberalism/leftism/socialism benefits from huge grassroots efforts, conservatives rely on the words and wisdom of a very few people that many conservatives take as … Continue reading

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Digital heart failure

Before you wonder: yes, I know better. I discovered my first and, I hope, only casualty of the power outage that occurred the week of 14-19 September 2008: my 500Gb Western Digital NetCenter network attached storage device failed somewhere between … Continue reading

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