February 2007

All posts published in February 2007

7 posts

20 Over-used political cliches and what they really mean

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Image courtesy of berkielynn under CC BY-SA 2.0. You’ve heard these clichés many times, on both TV and radio. But, chances are, you never stopped to think about what they mean. If you did, you may have smiled (or even laughed) each time some politician (from e... More »

Sluts: Mainstreaming casual sex

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A spate of new books exhort women to overcome their inhibitions about having casual sex. Typical is “Happy Hook-Up: A Single Girl’s Guide to Casual Sex” which counsels women to proudly embrace the labels “whore” and “slut.&#... More »

Economic disaster: Getting closer and closer

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It was just a few weeks ago, on October 19th, that Peter Costello, the Australian Treasurer pleaded with Asian countries to “telegraph” their intentions to come off the dollar so other nations would have a chance for an “orderly withdrawal.&#... More »

Man-made global warming is politics not science

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On Friday, February 2, 2007 the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a document titled: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis, Summary for Policymakers.   This is a political document.  It is not the supposedly scientific documen... More »

Soviets razed churches: Spared synagogues

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In October, a reader sent a penetrating question: “When Bolshevism took over Russia, they tried to eliminate religion. Their stated philosophy was atheism and they closed Christian Churches and killed or imprisoned the clergy.” “However, did ... More »