26 November 2009

¡Climategate!

The folks who lied about global warming, saying it was all our fault, studying only 12 trees, and constructing a hocky stick graph, they made Hitler cry. Shame on them.

16 November 2009

The Benefits of Atheism


What does atheism offer? Two things: a sense of community and freedom from accountability.

-Dee

15 November 2009

A Student in Arms: The True Artist


An exerpt from Donald Hankey's book A Student in Arms. Sometimes it takes a war to find out what makes us truly human. The depth of our humanity can only be approached through the harshest of struggles. It is through this that we are able to find out who the true artist is: the one with the true sense of the dramatic.

Includes a brief history of Mr. Hankey and the book.

-Dee

11 November 2009

Veterans Day: Its History and Meaning


11 November 1918: after four years and 20 million lives lost the war to end all wars came to an end. Heroes rose and empires fell. In the years ahead wars would arise and heroes would once again be needed to heed the call of duty to protect those who need protection and to stop those who would cause others harm. This is what Veterans Day is about. We honour those who rose to greatness when their country, and the world, needed them.
It is now 90 years to the day since the war to end all wars came to an end. The last of those brave men who served in that struggle for freedom won't be here for much longer, so while I still can I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to you who served. And not only to those who served in the First World War, but in all wars since, and to all those who continue to step up when the world needs them most. Thank you.

-Dee