Jewish date: 9 Tammuz 5769.
Today’s quasi-holidays: Build A Scarecrow Day, Canada Day, Second Half of the New Year Day.
Worthy cause of the day: “Declare Your Energy Independence” and “Help Release Laura Ling and Euna Lee”.
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- “Al Qaida warns of revenge on France for burka warning” and “Sweden won't push debate over burqa ban in European Union”: I am not keen on the notion of a ban on the burqa—despite considering it overkill—due to opposition to unnecessary restrictions on freedom of religion. However, threatening revenge—which coming from a terrorist group must be given weight as credible—is not a good way to argue that the forces of Islam should not be fought.
- More religious oppression: “AZERBAIJAN: Parliament approves latest Religion Law changes”, “For Bahais, a Crackdown Is Old News”, and “Bible college students killed in Yemen”.
- “The East Bank”
- “Doctors warn against 'swine flu parties'”: What is wrong with some people? Disease is not fought by spreading it! Diseases are fought by keeping them from spreading!
- “Screening Tests – Cumulative Incidence of False Positives”