Worthy cause of the day: “Keep Our Commitments”.
NOTE: Tomorrow is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Those of you who will be fasting, please make sure to get plenty of fluids before Sundown so as to avoid dehydration! (Fainting is not a virtue.) Also, there will be no post tomorrow in observance of the holiday.
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions: “Still Adrift” and “Our World: The convenient war against the Jews”: The article correctly notes that the West’s tactic of appeasing Islamic jihadists by selling out Jews and Israel is not going to work; people set on universal domination are not going to be satisfied with anything less than the entire Universe. It is also pointed out that the West expects Israel to be the one country to fight Iran, thus saving the West, despite the West constantly pushing Israel to commit suicide. (The cartoon illustrates the suicidal tendencies common among Israeli leaders trying to score points with the West.) I would like to add that I predict that Israel will indeed be the country to bomb Iran into submission, and that there will be planetwide condemnation of this action, only to be followed years later by quiet admission that it was the right thing to do.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Pa. trading cards highlight brains, not brawn”
- “Novel helps children, teens lose weight” (This is a novel approach to weight loss, pun intended.)
- “New Gmail Feature Halts Sending Of "Drunken E-Mails"”
- “Watermelon planet”
- “Plug-In Hybrids Aren't Coming — They're Here”
- “One Quarter of World's Mammals Face Extinction”
- “Rising Acidity in the Ocean: The Other CO2 Problem” and “Global Warming: Beyond the Tipping Point”
- “McCain Plans Federal Health Cuts”, “John McCain: literally antiscience”, and “The Palins' un-American activities” (Why exactly did anyone in the Republican Party think McCain and Palin would make good candidates?)
- “'Tis the Season of Election Dirty Tricks: Scaring Student Voters”