04.17.07

Censorship Is An Ugly Word Too

Posted in General at 10:23 am by ZoeWashburne

Before you jump on the down with Don Imus bandwagon, you might want to stop for a moment and think about what it is that you’re truly fighting for or against.  To be completely and totally clear, I am no Don Imus fan.  The comments that he made were totally racist, sexist, and completely tasteless.  However, and this is a big one, we live in one of the very few countries which “supposedly” allows the freedom of expression and the freedom of speech and what Don Imus said needs to be tolerated if we have any chance of keeping our so-called inherent right to voice our opinions publicly without the fear of censorship or punishment.

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04.15.07

Tales of a Young Marine and the Importance of History

Posted in General at 10:48 am by MamaSaid

 

As the wife of a Marine who survived the front lines of the Vietnam War, I am always compelled to read the experiences and stories of other Marines who have served our country. I was recently shaken up by the comments of a Marine who served in Iraq for seven months and is going for his second deployment this month. At 21 years old, this young man is already well aware of the lies our government perpetuates because he has experienced them firsthand.

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Smile – You’re On Candid Camera! UK the most photographed citizen in the world!

Posted in General at 6:04 am by Scott MacFarlane

Living in the UK today comes with many added benefits. The United Kingdom has a culture of freedom of speech, freedom of movement and financial opportunity. There exits an atmosphere of peace and security, largely outside of London.

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04.11.07

The Mayans and Their Doomsday Calendar

Posted in General at 7:40 pm by ZoeWashburne

As you may already know, according to the Mayan calendar, the world is scheduled to end at precisely 11:11 GMT on December 21, 2012.  Beyond that though, what exactly do you know about the Mayans, their famous calendar, and all of this apocalypse talk?

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04.04.07

When a Superpower corners the Market

Posted in General at 11:28 am by Scott MacFarlane

Whether you believe we are in the early stages of a third world war or are blindly walking through life’s rich tapestry, you cannot help but notice the influence of American civilisation and culture across the globe. For many decades America’s influence upon the average “Joe Public” has been rising with a startling pace. For it’s part the United States of America has been hailed as a beacon of democracy and human values since the union of states.

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04.03.07

Mysterious Hexagon Shape Discovered on Saturn

Posted in General at 2:22 pm by ZoeWashburne

Okay, have you seen that weird hexagon thing on Saturn that was released last week?  It has got to be one of the strangest things we’ve seen on another planet since the famous Face on Mars.  A giant, nearly perfect hexagon formation has been spotted at the ringed planet’s northern pole.  The entire object is rotating with the winds at the pole in a circular pattern and measures nearly 15,000 miles across.  Four entire Earth’s could fit inside the shape!  Perhaps the strangest thing about it is that this isn’t the first time it has been seen.  The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts that were launched in 1977 both captured pictures of the hexagonal shape in their visits to Saturn in 1980 and 1981 respectively.  While the images were thought odd at that time, they certainly didn’t think it was anything that would last more than a quarter of a century later, but it has.  The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft captured the most recent photographs and video of this bizarre rotating shape when it passed over Saturn’s northern pole in October 2006.

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Looking at the World Through Rosie Colored Glasses

Posted in General at 12:17 pm by MamaSaid

 

When receiving a message, sometimes we have to put aside our personal feelings about the messenger to realize the relevancy of the actual message. I recently had to remind myself to do this when I heard about Rosie O’Donnell’s comments about the Iranian seizure of British soldiers. Despite the fact that Rosie is not my favorite media figure, we need to take notice of her ability to be forthright about reality in the face of adversity. Read the rest of this entry »