Plenty more where this comes from…

  • In his 2006 State of the Union Address president Bush, among other things he said: “Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research, human cloning in all its forms, creating or implanting embryos for experiments, creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling or patenting human embryos.” Not only will this incredably limit American medica research but it makes you wonder if he knows that human DNA is already being combined with other creatures for good purposes – for example recombinant insulin (with bacteria in this case).
  • Also in the State of the Union President Bush said America would reduce oil imports from the Middle East by 75% by 2025. Now, a few days later his spokemen are already saying we didn’t mean it.
  • Shouldn’t be surprised that Orson Scott Card is still a loonie.
  • Hysterical! The ACLU has filed in court on behalf on a rabid anti-gay baptist minister who has caught soliciting a cop for gay sex.
  • Shock horror! President Bush says he will now take unscripted questions.
  • At the UN Economic and Social Council the USA joins with it’s great friends Iran, Zimbabwe and China to block any NGOs representing homosexuals.
  • Humorous article discussing people praying and what this means for their views on free will.
  • Republicans voting on a recient ethics violation issue managed to cast more votes than people present.
  • The EU is about to vote on a so-called “Bolkestein” directive. This principle is that if a company is based in a European country that the laws applying to it wherever it is opperating in the EU are the ones pertaining to its home country. If it goes through expect a lot of companies to move to be “based” in countries with the lowest levels of employee rights.
  • More on the de Menezes case as it is handed over to the CPS – not that expect anything to come to that.
  • An article on the anniversary of Roe vs Wade pointing out that the EU has had much fewer problems regarding this. It says that since the UK countries decided the issue by legislation (and sometimes referenda) people who are on the opposing side (whichever side that is their country) feel they have “lost” to the rest of society whereas in the US where the decision was handed down by the court they fell more “cheated” as they don’t feel the public were part of the decision.
  • Fascinating article on the left and right wings of the American Christian churches. The premise is that the right wing (Evangelical) believes in the literal unchangable word of the Bible and the left wing adapts the church to the modern world it lives in. The division started in the early days of the 20th centuary. As the left wing became closer and closer to what people were doing anyway their memebers started to wonder why they needed the church at all and became increasingly secular leaving only the right wing. Not sure hwo true that is but certainly interesting…