Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Scientific Vs. Anecdotal Evidence, Pork and Disease, Factory Farms

We as individuals must make the daily deliberations that affect our society as a
whole. We need to make them intelligently and based on sound etiology.

We cannot be beholden to the a priori assumptions of science or religion. That
being said, it involves us educating ourselves beyond those, who with degrees
and bully pulpits, tell us that which is antithetical to reality and sound

Not with a loud voice but with the murmur of the daily task at hand do we affect
the world in small ways, brick by brick, mouthful by mouthful.

See ProgressOhio Article:
For The Cause Of The Swine Flu Outbreak, Look First To Factory Farms

Friday, April 17, 2009

Granville, Ohio, Karl Rove, Still Not Arrested

April 16, 2009, 8 P.M.

Granville, Ohio
Denison University, Swasey Chapel  

by nation.of.gandhis

Karl Rove spoke to a subdued, mixed crowd numbering, 2-300. Sponsored by the Campus Republicans and a group called Young Life (America?).

I did see a vanity plate in  the parking garage from New Jersey with that on it, as in YGLFAM or the like.

In a liberal  arts college, the house was very civilized. The only outbreak was when a young fellow who had several male family military members involved in several wars asked Karl why we fight for human rights and then deny them for prisoners of war.

Karl spoke on the economy, and about his mistakes in the White House (should have gone for immigration stuff first then the Social Security), with the smirk of Cheney across his lips and nukular (sic) on the tongue. It was apparent he spent a lot of time with these guys. As to the specific content of his speech, it was main stream right, though not very condescending as one might presume. There were applauses from the right on their catch phrases.

He laid the economic collapse in the lap of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac even though McCain Campaign Manager Paid Millions To Lobby Against Regulation On Behalf Of Fannie and Freddie.

One of the questioners from Change For Ohio, asked Karl about the "martial law" threat on two republican members of congress, one of whom being Imhoff, for not following the party line, but was poo pooed by Rove and denied after the petitioner claimed to have video proof.

The arguments continued from Rove, as from the right, that our national debt has not been as high as it was since WW2.

(Well personally, I would think that economic excursion got us through many years of middle class progress.)

Of course he railed the high debt and all the consequences, but such forethought was not used before invading Iraq.

He did bring up the election theft of Ohio subject and added, "What did they think I had? I did not have some magic little black box."

Well Karl maybe you didn't but perhaps Mike Connell did.

R.D. Laing

R.D. Laing
Speaking on Autonomy