Jewish date: 13 ’Elul 5769.
Today’s holiday: Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time.
Today’s quasi-holidays: Calendar Adjustment Day, National Beheading Day. (Don’t ask me about the latter. I have no clue where such a quasi-holiday comes from.)
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- “Taiwan: China cancels events over Dalai Lama visit”: Essentially the government of People’s Republic of China is throwing a snit over the fact that the Dalai Lama is visiting Taiwan. The atheistic government of China has the idea that it should have complete control over religion in China, completely against the notion of freedom of religion, not to mention that it is not within the purview of any government to dictate truth. Since the Dalai Lama does not submit to their control and remains outside of China where they cannot control him, the Chinese government tends to collectively act like an unhappy spoiled brat who yells and screams and tries to get everyone else to do what he/she wants.
- “Iranian Journo 'Validates' Medical Impossibility?”: More on the anti-Semitic libel from Sweden. The claims keep getting harder and harder to believe. General rule: If you are going to lie, do serious research first to make sure you say something credible.
- I am still planning (hoping?) to spin off a separate Divine Misconceptions blog by (around?) Ro’sh hashShanah. Someone please poke me with a sharp object a few times to motivate me into making progress along these lines.
- “Recession: Just What the Doctor Ordered?”: There is a bright side to the recession: people have less money to spend on things which are bad for them.
- “Sick mobile app tracks H1N1, other outbreaks near you”: Interesting approach.
- “Gilad Shalit”
Enjoy and share the weirdness.
PS: Where’s that sharp object?