I guess the assumption will be that Monsanto bought him off. He joins a slew of progressive scientists including Neil DeGrasse Tyson and E.O. Wilson. The Union of Concerned Scientists is in very cautious support of the technology, while advocating strict regulation. What I would like to know is if there are any major progressive science figures remaining, excluding those who are selling books or are on speaking tours in opposition to GMOs, who continue to view the technology as inherently dangerous. And just to clarify, I am not necessarily “pro-GMO.” I believe like any other technology, there are good and bad applications. But I do believe there is a plethora of misinformation fueling the opposition.
This guy is just asking for it!
Too bad he’s on death row and isn’t an American citizen. Otherwise he could run for Senate in Missouri.
KHSU show tonight – my guest is Sohaib Awan who serves the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association as the Chairman of its Muslim Writers Guild, working with Muslim youth around the country to encourage them to take to the pen in defense and clarification of Islam. We’ll be discussing Islamaphobia in light of the recent violence and depressing headlines. 7:00 – call in format as usual.
Study seems to show that white passengers more are likely to get free ride than black. I would like to know more about the study – the controls, etc. But it only confirms what most of us know, even if many of us don’t acknowledge it.
I do remember the Eddie Murphy skit, which was hilarious. But it would help if the article writer mentioned (if he knew) that it was a play on Black Like Me.
Too bad Richie Cunningham isn’t in Congress.
And actually, there’s a bit of 6th Amendment issue mixed in.
1950s values, right conservatives?
I haven’t plugged another blog in quite a while. The local blogosphere is past its peak in terms of volume, as other social media with more bells and whistles have drawn energy away from this kind of medium. But maybe the good stuff has managed to withstand the ravages of fashion.
The State is Concentric and the Individual is Eccentric isn’t a new blog. In fact, it’s been around almost as long as mine.
I know that my blog list is way out of date, with many a dead link. And probably I’m missing a number of thriving blogs. One of these weekends I’ll clean it up. Not sure I even remember how to add a link, but I’ll figure it out.
More as the story develops.
Anarchists vs. ISIS is the story, and again, maybe there’s a bit of typical left-romanticization in these stories – photos of good-looking young women with assault rifles have generated youth would-be revolutionary solidarity activist capital since the Sandinistas and FMLN. It always seems so good to be true.
And here’s an article in a semi-mainstream liberal online magazine, also with lots of photos of the women – apparently the strategy is that the fanatics back off when they approach because if they’re killed by a woman in combat they don’t go to Heaven.
But what’s missing here are the articles from the mainstream media about atrocities committed by this group – so far none reported. Yet the PKK does remain on our government’s list of terror groups. There was a Commentary (a conservative magazine) article whining about the group’s Marxist influences, as this group is doing what four local governments and one superpower can’t seem to do. They’re defeating ISIS. And they’ve fought Iran. Hussein. Bashar al-Assad. But they’ve also fought Turkey, and Turkey is a NATO ally, so, it is what it is.
Are they the real thing? And given that four local governments, one superpower, and a very powerful fanatic group don’t like them – can they survive?
Photo is from the TPM article linked above.