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Entries by David Horton from 04/2006

Life Is Random, Get Over It

| Posted 04.02.2006 | Politics
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Why do people still get sucked in by religion at least 150 years after they should know better?

Bye bye Bode

| Posted 04.03.2006 | Huffington Post

Does Bode Miller get another try at getting the Winter Olympics right? Does anyone get another try at the Winter Olympics? Another 4 years of rising t...

Religion on Top

| Posted 04.04.2006 | Huffington Post

No matter what topic I am covering, I should include the word religion somewhere in the title. That might get the believers thinking about the real end of the world.

Apocalypse When?

| Posted 04.05.2006 | Huffington Post

The religious mindset has been one of the major factors in preventing American action on greenhouse gases.

Rules and Rulers

| Posted 04.07.2006 | Huffington Post

I was at a meeting the other day where a farmer got up and demanded that all the terrible regulations burdening farming people be eliminated., as well...

Government of the corporations

| Posted 04.08.2006 | Huffington Post

The power of big corporations has greatly expanded in the last decade, as a result of removal or watering down of regulations, tax breaks, reduction i...

Too Harsh on Religious Loonies?

| Posted 04.08.2006 | Politics
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If you can't be self-indulgent in a blog then where can you be self-indulgent? Our beloved great leader Arianna has gone to New York or somewhere to ...

Attacking Atheists

| Posted 04.09.2006 | Huffington Post

The scientists of the world have mobilised to fight the War on Global Warming. They don't have time to be undermined by a kind of religious fifth column.

Young and Idealistic

| Posted 04.12.2006 | Huffington Post

I can no longer watch nature documentaries on television. When I was a boy I loved, and was endlessly curious about, the natural world around me. I t...

Religious Cults

| Posted 04.12.2006 | Huffington Post

One side has messianic leaders, death as a prelude to heaven, brainwashing, exploitation of the poor and uneducated, a hatred of all non-believers ... um, so does the other side.

Educating Rita

| Posted 04.13.2006 | Huffington Post

How a country treats its women is a very good measure of how civilised it is. Are any of the western countries as civilised as they used to be?

Community Heart

| Posted 04.15.2006 | Huffington Post

Is it just me or is destruction of both the natural and the social worlds to make a few people richer one of the factors leading to the breakdown of community?

Dr Nice Guy

| Posted 04.18.2006 | Huffington Post

I see that the American Association for the Advancement of Science (http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2006/0219boardstatement.shtml and see http://www...

Not a Chimp

| Posted 04.18.2006 | Huffington Post

Look, every time scientists report another significant fossil find, the fundamentalists who spend their life monitoring the HuffPo (go figure, it beat...

Blow Jobs, Snow Jobs

| Posted 04.19.2006 | Huffington Post

If you heard someone running through your hotel calling 'Fire, Fire' would you say to yourself 'Hey, that guy drives a Hummer, what a hypocrite, ignor...

Mouths Wide Open

| Posted 04.20.2006 | Huffington Post

Recently read a speech by Tony Blair on Iraq where every sentence was a lie. With George Bush of course, it is impossible to remember a sentence he ha...

Whirlwind War

| Posted 04.21.2006 | Huffington Post

Governments always lie when they want their people to go to war for reasons that they don't want to admit. But why the extra lie?

Climate Denials

| Posted 04.22.2006 | Politics
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When I told a scientist friend recently that Hurricane Katrina could be attributed to global warming he scolded me severely. I was not to refer to ind...

Obliging Nobles

| Posted 04.22.2006 | Huffington Post

Until governments again see their role as investing in their people, and stop outsourcing the task to the newly abundant billionaires, society will continue to crumble around us all.

Sailing on a Metaphor

| Posted 04.23.2006 | Politics
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Religious fundamentalists who spread creationist propaganda, inflicting a kind of mental terrorism on schools, should also be on 'no-fly lists'.

What Would Harry Do?

| Posted 04.24.2006 | Huffington Post

What on earth is the problem that fundies have with Harry Potter? They have always been good at book burning, fundies of all religions.

George and Laura and Dick and Lynne and Arnie and

| Posted 04.25.2006 | Huffington Post

You know how it is, you read something and it makes no real impression for twenty minutes and then 'Ping' a low energy light bulb goes on in the remai...

Sour Grapes

| Posted 04.26.2006 | Politics
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If we want to change the world again (and we seem to have to do this every forty years or so) then we are going to have to find a way to do it that doesn't involve book publishing.

Junk Solutions

| Posted 04.27.2006 | Huffington Post

Used to be you only got junk mail in the post box. Now email inboxes are packed with offers to improve your sex life, transfer money from Nigeria, los...

You Got Me Babe

| Posted 04.28.2006 | Huffington Post

In my previous post I learnt yet again that (a) there are some very smart HuffPosters out there, and (b) I therefore must be very careful about how I ...