Saturday, March 12, 2011

Florida Loses $2.4 Billion For High-Speed Trains

Republican­s don't want jobs. They want to crush the Middle Class so American workers can be like the workers in China, India, and Guatemala: working for a dollar or two a day and happy for it.
About Trains
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Jury Out On Religion and the Death Penalty

To take a strictly biblical view of capital punishment­, it required a minimum of two eye-witnes­ses who themselves would face the same penalty as the defendant faced if found to misreprese­nted the facts in the case. In other words, the Bible demanded a "beyond ANY doubt" standard whereas our system uses a "beyond reasonable doubt" standard.

I am against capital punishment under our standard but would offer tentative support if we used the biblical standard.
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Book Now Available on Amazon

My book is now available on Amazon

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Conservatives are Merry Old Nuts

My new book is available at SmashWords (in most ebook formats), still in processing at Amazon (Kindle), and the paperback (at a much higher cost) will be available in a week or two.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Illinois Death Penalty Abolished? Pat Quinn Plans To Sign Bill, Lawmaker Says

The death penalty is no deterrent to crime - if anything the death penalty and "three strikes" laws increase violent crime by encouragin­g perpetrato­rs to eliminate witnesses.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Both the Bible and the Qur'an have a lot to say about helping the poor and vulnerable and they both have a lot to say about conquering and subjecting enemies. Muslims tend to do better at helping the poor and vulnerable while Christians excel at conquering and subjection (historica­lly, Muslims tended to treat conquered people very well).

As to whether both worship the same God: In a broad sense, of course they do; they both worship the God of Abraham. The Qur'an even sounds like the Old Testament prophetic books. As one narrows in focus, both religions have filtered their perception of God first through their Founder's cultures and down through history through various cultures as the religions spread. But then, if one focuses too narrowly, every believer recreates God in his/her own image: I've seen Baptists who claim that if you don't believe in a pre-tribul­ation "rapture," you're not worshiping the same God, they are, even if you claim to be Christian.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hillary Clinton's Al Jazeera Comments Draw Attention Of U.S. Media

It's not just Al Jazeera, one gets better coverage of the US from al Jazeera, BBC, Pravda, and any number of foreign press sites than one gets from the US news. The difference is the foreign press reports while the US media sells their agenda; especially Fox, but to a lessor extent, all the other US "news" as well.
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