I got to hear John Edwards live, discussing his plan for counter-terrorism. Here is my take on his speech (mostly positive).
Well, global warming continues apace...faster than scientists predicted. In fact, right now the Northwest Passage has opened up because of an amazingly fast melting of the Arctic ice. AND they predict a Northeast Passage may open up as well very soon.
I have been saying this for a year now: we only have 10 years according to the OPTIMISTIC scientists to deal with global warming. I have come to the conclusion that if we keep blindly ignoring the problem, our generation will be branded the biggest fuck ups in human history.
This got very little mainstream coverage, bit it seems that the National Coalition of American Nuns...yes American NUNS!...are calling for impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Why? It's the values things:
"The National Coalition of American Nuns is impelled by conscience to call you to act promptly to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for ... high crimes and misdemeanors," the group wrote in a letter written on behalf of its board members.
STOLEN ELECTIONS IN AMERICA:
Dan Rather has done some excellent investigative journalism that should be the talk of America right now. The stolen election of 2000 that brought us the idiot resident of the White House may be even more deliberate than people thought.
Here's the video of Dan Rather's report on stolen elections.
And if you are a bit of a Luddite like me, here is the transcript.
Now I want to focus on someone who might have been one of the key players in the stolen election 2000.
Stealing Money and Stealing Elections
The last 2 weeks I discussed a too-often ignored Congressional race in NY State: NY-13, which pits the pitiful and corrupt Vito Fossella against Steve Harrison. (You can contribute towards winning in NY-13, as well as several other NY State races, by donating at the Daily Gotham Act Blue Site).
This week I want to focus on a particularly vile corrupt Republican Congressman, Tom Feeney (FL-24).
Tom Feeney has already been fined by the House ethics committee for his Abramoff connections.
But there is probably more coming...the FBI is investigating Tom Feeney further for those Abramoff connections. Gee, and the Republicans wanted us to think the Abramoff scandal had blown over.
And here is a rundown of Tom Feeney's corruption from Beyond DeLay.
But perhaps the worst he has done is active participation in voting fraud. Tom Feeney has been accused of recruiting computer programmers to write software that could alter vote totals on touch-screen voting machines in Florida.
And, according to Dan Rather's report, these accusations against Tom Feeney may well be true.
I plan on doing more about Feeney in the near future. But if Abramhoff fraud and voter fraud are enough for you, you can contribute to defeating "Stolen Election" Feeney (FL-24) (and other Florida races) at this Act Blue Site.
YOUR RECOMMENDED ARTICLES FROM LAST WEEK:
Here are some articles that you recommended to me to highlight:
How to talk to a Climate Skeptic
MY ARTICLES FROM LAST WEEK: (with minimal comment)
Darwin Day Essay I: Evolution Explained
Darwin Day Essay II: Intelligent Deception
Darwin Day Essay III: Evolution Defended
Let me also highlight the Evolution News page on Science Daily.
I also highly recommend the National Center for Science Education.
And now is as good a time as any to suggest you look into what Darwin Day events are in your area...and if there aren't any, maybe you want to start one.
A brief rundown of the evidence for global warming (with links to data)
More details about global warming and some solutions,
An introduction to the Denial Lobby (some of the political info a bit dated).
The absolute insanity of the Denial Lobby, with a fair amount of detailed scientific evidence highlighted. LOTS of good links.
More sceintific evidence with links to data on Global Warming,
Debunking the so-called "Global Warming Swindle."
A military analysis of Global Warming.
A good general source on global warming, including solutions, can be found on the Union of Concerned Scientists website.
And perhaps the best source for info on Global Warming is RealClimate, the place where actual atmospheric scientists go to discuss the issue.
HIV and AIDS:
A basic link about HIV
An essay written by Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusnier