As for the professor - while I can sympathize with her sentiments, it's hard for me to fathom how she didn't realize that her comments would be taken as an endorsement of Islam as an acceptable alternative to Christianity by the school, and likewise hard to fathom why she would cite the
And now they are looking for backers for a Kickstarter Project.
They should be further along by now - so hop to it!
Medium long at 41 pages, but worth reading.
Or take a look at the shorter article Peter shared.
I don't know how to describe it in a few words. If you have the time, please read it for yourselves.
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty has been making similar demands. Tuesday evening they got what they had been asking for. Several among the protest leadership were arrested on their way to a public meeting in neighboring Grant County. During the arrest, authorities shot LaVoy Finicum dead.
Awful. Grasty and Brown were aware of what might happen should federal officials meet their demands. Few have forgotten the stand-offs at Waco and Ruby Ridge and that “swift” federal action can result in people, including women and children, killed.
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It’s ironic, but the behavior of the local judge and the governor goes a long way to make the refuge protesters’ case for them. Blind devotion to federal authority is terribly dangerous to lives and to liberty. Here is hoping people find reason before federal SWAT teams sweep into the refuge and more people die violently.
To that end, it is time to dispel a few myths about what is going on.
Once I get down a little ways in my Google+ feed, it's unreadable. I can only get half a photo at a time, or half a paragraph as it jumps down a little over a full screen at a time, and somehow it seems like there is always a line or two that is missing, and efforts to try to see it end up making things worse - to the point that I just give up.
(As near as I can tell, besides the leaded gasoline connection the biggest factor correlating with violence is cultural heterogeneity. That is, multi-cultural nations like the United States are inherently more violent than homogeneous nations like Japan, perhaps because of the greater likelihood of intercultural misunderstandings and conflicts.)
Taking a cue from nature, MIT researchers have emulated the insect's capability by creating a textured surface that combines alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials, according to Wikipedia's article on Stenocara gracilipes. Potential uses include extracting moisture from the air and creating fog-free windows and mirrors.
Read more about this amazing creature...
• Ask Nature: http://www.asknature.org/strategy/dc2127c6d0008a6c7748e4e4474e7aa1#.VXNb1VVVhHw .
• BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-20465982 .
• Springer: http://www.springer.com/gp/about-springer/media/springer-select/biomimetic-dew-harvesters/42042 .
Interested in history and humanity, including colonization (Antarctica, Seasteading), the future of humanity and the post-human world, technology, and just about everything. Except sports. Sports bore me.
The following is to allow people who know me to determine if I am the person they are looking for.
Alan R. Light, Alan Robert Light.
Born in Washington, D.C., in 1970, but grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and Waxhaw, North Carolina.
Graduated from Wheaton College in 1992.
Online since 1988. Participated in rec.arts.books on USENET in the 1990's.
Project Gutenberg volunteer, 1993-1999.
Interest in Antarctica since childhood. South Pole Station, 31 October 2007 to 4 February 2008. McMurdo Station, October 2007 and 16 February 2009 to 9 October 2009.
Since 6 July 1981, have lived within 50 miles of Charlotte, North Carolina more often than not.
U.S. Army National Guard 1988-1994 (IRR until 1996). South Carolina and Illinois National Guard. Radio Teletype Operator.
Was a DJ at a college radio station Senior year. Did a weekly show with World Music. Not to be confused with a famous New York DJ with same name.
Father's family is from Rolla, Missouri. His family had moved to Rolla from the Murfreesboro, Tennessee area in 1875. His mother was from Kansas.
Mother was born in Tucson, but grew up in Marana and Phoenix, Arizona; Arlington, Massachusetts; and the Washington, D.C. area. Her parents had moved to Arizona from Tennessee and West Virginia.