“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Evening News...Stuff...

I loved this report from the BBC. Asia greenhouse gasses will triple in 25 years. Isn’t this what opponents of the Kyoto accords said? This goes nicely with another British report that the UN is downgrading mankinds impact on climate change.
(…this must be why Asian countries were exempt from the protocols…and why it’s all Bush’s fault…)

I have to admit I enjoyed this BBC report, too. It seems that…well…read it yourself:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to become the target of a lawsuit which accuses him of inciting genocide against Israel.
. All I can say is, I love it. I doubt anything will come of it. But, I love it.

Closer to home, the ACLU is being subpoenaed by the government! It seems the feds want all copies of a leaked document. While there is some discussion of why, it is noted that there is nothing improper in the request. I find the possible legal precedent to this very interesting. Could this be a way to reign in snitch…I mean…source…confidentiality in the media?

Meanwhile, from Blogdom, Basil had a series of links on today’s news. One thing I missed that he found was that Harvard is dropping the religious studies requirement. Oh, there is one detail…There is still requirement for Islamic studies on the books.

SC&A brought out a great point. When the discussion turns to Israel, Jews, the Jewish State, and “Zionism”, not many people really know what the differences are (if any) or what all of it means. Read this. It’s kind of long…but well worth it.

Meanwhile, Cassandra opened a can of worms with her ”Idiot…” post. But, it spawned a great piece of writing. She really gets into what real tolerance means in her follow up. And got almost as many comments, too.

Lastly, some humor is required today. Prying1 is sharing the cartoons of his favorite to win the best Weblog Cartoon Award.

I have to admit, this is pretty good. Check it out!