Archives for April 20, 2010

A FORMER vicar-general in the archdiocese of Munich has claimed that he was pressurised last month into taking the blame for a mistake made 30 years ago by the then Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict), concerning the case of a paedophile priest. Fr Gerhard Gruber has now said he did so only…

Unconnected interesting items.

Nearly Extinct Tree gets new lease, Elephants invade South America, Python on Wall Street.

Evolution Texas Style

A nice gesture for open source

There will be a Linux based iPad equivalent (I hesitate to say clone for obvious reasons), and it will have touch-technology on the ‘screen.” Mostly, it will have this technology because when people started touching their computers … that way … Linux developers fashioned software so it could be done in Linux too. But, nonetheless,…

Stop extremist takeover of textbooks

Dear Texas Board of Education, I have substantial concerns that the social studies standards proposed by the Texas State Board of Education are not in the best interest of students and are not based on the recommendations of respected academics in the field. These standards place our children in a predicament. The board should reassess…

Lest we forget:

Mitch McConnell You Lie!!!!!

GOP Leader Lies About Bank Reform Bill on CNN… Party line vote does not equal partisan, if one party predetermines a nay vote on ever single freakin’ bill. Moron. And so on. Anyway, enjoy the ranting.

Religious right to judge: “Shut Up.”

James Randi on Psychic Fraud