GEF @ 9:23PM MST
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By- Suzie-Q @ 1:55 PM MST
Remote-controlled explosives strapped to two mentally retarded women detonated in a coordinated attack on Baghdad pet bazaars Friday, Iraqi officials said, killing at least 73 people in the deadliest day since the U.S. sent 30,000 extra troops to the capital last spring.
The chief Iraqi military spokesman in Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, said the female bombers had Down syndrome and that the explosives were detonated by remote control indicating they may not having been willing attackers in what could be a new method by suspected Sunni insurgents to subvert stepped up security measures.
By- Suzie-Q @ 12:30 PM MST
Good Afternoon Everybody!
Write a caption for all 3 of them or just one but let us know which you are writing for! ;)
We have the FBR and Super Bowl here in Phoenix this weekend and a ton of people! Are any of you coming here for these events?
Well, either way… have a great weekend everyone! :)
Hat tip to Swopa for the photo
anthony @ 19:05 GMT
WILLIAM J. KOLE | AP News | Feb 01, 2008 06:30 EST
Germans are gaga over Barack Obama. He’s got Japan pretty jazzed, too, along with Hillary Rodham Clinton. Russia’s leaders, not so much: They prefer a Republican — as long as it’s not Kremlin critic John McCain.
And Mexico’s president? He doesn’t have much use for any of them.
America’s extraordinary presidential campaign has captivated politicians and ordinary people around the globe. With so much at stake in the race for the White House, the world is watching with an intensity that hasn’t been seen since the Clinton era began in 1992. (more…)
anthony @ 18:25 GMT
At University, I studied two courses, Man and the Wider World in the 16th and 17th Centuries, and, The Enlightenment and After, under the brilliant Dr. Robert Fox, a Cambridge-educated scientist, who woke up one morning and decided that he wanted to teach History and who is currently (and deservedly) Professor of the History of Science at Oxford University.
It was from him that I learnt that the History of Science was far from being the long-drawn out war between an obscurantist Church, blinded by dogma, on the one hand, and enlightened scientists such as Galileo himself, on the other, as 19th century historians had made out.
For example, a century before Galileo, Giordano Bruno, a monk who had been burnt for heresy and whose statue I had seen on the spot where he had been burnt in Rome’s Piazza del Campo deo Fiori on a jaunt around Europe the summer before starting University and before I had any idea who he was, said that the sun moved round the earth not for any sound scientific reasons, but because this theory had been proposed by a mysterious figure who was supposed to have lived at the time of Moses called Hermes Trismagistus.
I also studied the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences and was very impressed with the philosophy of London School of Economics luminary, Sir Karl Popper, who taught that a theory is Scientific if it makes prediction that can be falsified(e.g., according to the theory that gravitational pull bends light, an eclipse of the sun will be visible from such and such an island in the south Pacific at such and such a time), but that if the theory resists falsification (e.g., the predicted eclipse is observed where and when it was predicted to be visible), it is rational to accept that theory as true, until such and such a time that it makes a prediction that doesn’t come to pass.
It was only after I had left University that it occurred to me that, according to this notion of scientificity at any rate, Darwin’s theory of natural selection by the survival of the fittest is not a scientific theory.
Today, I read an article on the Galileo’s famous spat with the Roman Catholic Church which goes a long way towards putting the record straight as to the real nature of the dispute. (more…)
GEF @ 10:08 AM MST
America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating senior banking executives for insider dealing and fraud as part of a criminal inquiry into the sub-prime crisis, the agent leading the inquiry said yesterday.
Neil Power, the head of the FBI’s economic crimes unit, is heading the most far-reaching criminal investigation into the practices of the mortgage industry since it began to melt down last year, after years of increasingly lax lending finally fed through into an increase in defaults on home loans.
The FBI is investigating every level of the conspiracy that it believes perpetuated the housing boom and ultimately resulted in millions of Americans losing their houses, investment banks losing billions of dollars and the chief executives of Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and UBS resigning.