Jewish date: 19 Marḥeshwan 5770 (Parashath Wayyera’).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Saxophone Day, National Nachos Day, International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.
Worthy causes of the day: “Take Action: Keep up the heat | Save Darfur”, “We Need Generic Drugs: Ask these Senators to Fight « Public Option Please”, “AARP - Health Action Now!: Tell the House: Pass the health reform bill!”, “We deserve an up-or-down vote!”, “Joe Lieberman must go.”, and “Take Action: Ask the Obama Administration to save Coal River Mountain”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “All It Takes”
- “When antiscience kills: dowsing edition”: I cannot make something like this up. No, people, one cannot detect explosives (or anything else) with a dowsing rod. The results of relying on dowsing in this case are downright fatal.