No Caterpillars Injured In The Making Of This Video

You may have some hesitations (as I do) about whether waterboarding or putting a caterpillar in someone’s room can reasonably be called torture. See a couple of posts below. But there is no doubt about the enhanced business disagreement techniques used by Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan — one of 22 royal brothers of the President of the …

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Obama – Tastes Great, Less Filling

And 99 more awesome thoughts about the 100 days of awesomeness, from Doubleplusundead. Here’s a sample: 12 When his wife twisted off the Queen of England’s head like a beer cap, he reattached it with nothing more than the sweat of his brow 13 You can see his awesomeness from space 14 He fires CEOs …

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The Whole Torture Thing

I have been meaning to say something about this for a while. I have studied ethics, both in secular university classes and in seminary, and those classes and more recent reading have been a useful background. But I have not had time to do the further reading and thinking I need to do to be confident of what …

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Are You Annoyingly Happy?

Then Despondex may be for you: Or if not, this Japanese family discussing (to Beethoven’s Fifth) what to have for asagohan (breakfast) may bring a smile: There is also a subtitled version of Asagohan (but the video is not as good).

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Global Warming Is ‘Zombie Science’

From Dr Bruce Charlton at Science Direct: … that so many vague, dumb or incoherent scientific theories are apparently believed by so many scientists for so many years is suggestive that this ideal does not necessarily reflect real world practice. In the real world it looks more like most scientists are quite willing to pursue …

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