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No Social Media for the troops

Monday 14 May 2007 @ 5:39 pm

A couple of days ago the Pentagon started it’s own YouTube channel. As it says there:

“Multi-National Force - Iraq established this YouTube channel to give viewers around the world a “boots on the ground” perspective of Operation Iraqi Freedom from those who are fighting it.”

“Those who are fighting it” can’t watch it, though. Along with […]

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Why do so many people think Americans are stupid?

Tuesday 8 May 2007 @ 9:10 pm

I’ll tell you why: They see videos like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAAjdfIMwDY

Edit: Or this one, apparently from the same show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGlXfCZTeQI

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Since when are the USA a free democracy?

Friday 4 May 2007 @ 2:07 pm

Preface: This post is in no way intended to insult anyone, hurt anyone’s feeling or put anyone down. I’m just asking a question out of curiosity. I’d like you to take it as it is meant - a simple, factual question for a historical date.
I was talking to a friend of mine about the election […]

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What remains of the American Dream?

Thursday 12 April 2007 @ 1:58 am

The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of […]

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I hate: Strict Creationism

Tuesday 27 March 2007 @ 3:47 am

Strict creationism, intelligent design - call it what you want - is a belief. It is the belief in the literal interpretation of Genesis. I use the term “strict creationism” to distinguish between the simple belief that everything was somehow created by god, and the “strict” part. The latter includes beliefs like:

The Earth was […]

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