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Quick Notes 201009

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Protest In France

A man carries a protest sign as private and public sector workers attend a demonstration over pension reforms in France. People are protesting the French government’s plan to raise the retirement age from sixty to sixty two.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Thanks to a Senate vote that pretty much went down party lines the policy known as Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will stay firmly in place…at least until after the midterm elections in November.

Monday, September 20, 2010
Ms. O’Donnell’s Dabble In Witchcraft

Ms. O’Donnell’s experimentation in witchcraft plus her conservative  leanings equals a bad combination for a political future.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Elizabeth Warren

President Barack Obama will appoint the former head of the Congressional Oversight Panel and Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to oversee the creation of a new consumer protection bureau.

Sunday, September 12, 2010
Blocking Tax Increases

House Minority Leader John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promise to block any proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy. From what I understand, the tax breaks will expire automatically and so there’s nothing to block.

Friday, September 10, 2010
Ground Zero Nine Years Later

Ground zero of the September 11th disaster nine years later!

Thursday, September 9, 2010
RIP Colonel Sanders

More than six in ten Americans in the KFC chain’s key demographic could not identify the goateed founder Colonel Sanders in the KFC logo according to a survey conducted last week. Now if we could only get them not to recognize the KFC menu as offering food for consumption.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Decision Points

Former President George W. Bush’s book “Decision Points” is expected to be a best seller.

Sunday, September 5, 2010
Unemployment Guide

Happy Labor Day!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010
Stephen Hawking Says God’s Not Needed

Stephen Hawking says that god wasn’t needed in order for the universe to be created. Bet he thinks god wasn’t needed to get rid of his ALS and out of that wheelchair either.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Another Gulf Explosion

Another oil and gas platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana leading to another oil spill.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - Posted by | Life, Quick Notes

2 Comments »

  1. This post pretty much sums upthe idea:

    http://joechianakas.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/stephen-hawkings-definition-of-god/

    I don’t think that it is appropriate to vilify someone for having different views or for having questions about God. The idea of gods evolved into “God” (as worshiped in monotheistic religions) and is an amalgamation of man’s ideas as to the origin of the universe and his respect and fear of acts that he did not understand. Ancient man had little knowledge of science, such as physics. The anthropormorphization of “spirits” responsible for the growing of crops, the abundance of fish, the success of a hunt were common. The view of God as an anthropormophic being in sandals waiting in the clouds throughout the endless stream of time is, to some, and antiquated and even childish. Besides that, the history associated with biblical figures especially is tainted by the fact that the manuscripts were stolen and manipulated by the RCC to hide their true African origin. Our love for one another and our moral code have little to do with how we approach the concept of God. We don’t have to look for the lion to lay with the lamb in the hay. We must love one another. Love Stephen Hawking and respect his right to think and grow. It is man’s ability to reason and his intellect that makes him unique. After all, this is how religion was developed…
    Through questioning.

    Comment by Firs | Saturday, September 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Firs,

      You really read a lot into a silly comment. Whether or not we love one another, god, our moral code, or whatever, isn’t even an issue here. I’m sure god doesn’t need Stephen Hawking’s confirmation and I’m sure he, she, it could not care less if Mr. Hawking’s opinion of god changes. The universe is here. How it got here is way beyond our limited comprehension no matter how many questions we might ask of ourselves. It’s through questioning that we might find a cure or treatment for ALS. Time spent on trying to figure out if god is responsible for the creation could have been better spent asking questions about disease.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Saturday, September 4, 2010 | Reply


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