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  • School board: Intelligent design isn't

    09/05/2005 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Right Wing Professor · 452 replies · 4,050+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | September 5, 2005 | Mike Cronin
    Buttars' pitch can't sway unanimous 'no' vote To borrow a line from Dorothy: We're not in Kansas anymore. Unlike the Kansas School Board, which earlier this summer approved allowing educators to teach theories in addition to evolution that explain life on Earth, the Utah Board of Education on Friday unanimously approved a position statement supporting the continued exclusive teaching of evolution in state classrooms. Only two people out of the dozens who attended Friday's meeting sided with Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, and his proposal to allow teaching "intelligent design" as a theory to explain the origins of life. Intelligent...
  • Kevin Trudeau "Natural Cures"

    08/30/2005 6:26:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 93 replies · 2,905+ views
    Before he struck gold with slick infomercials and the best-selling "Natural Cures" self-help book, Kevin Trudeau was your basic money-hungry convicted felon, a guy whose rap sheet included credit card fraud and grand larceny convictions. On the plus side, Kev once served as president of Junior Clowns of America. For more on the ex-fraudster du jour, go here:
  • ID: What’s it all about, Darwin?

    08/26/2005 8:57:58 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 331 replies · 3,535+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 26th, 2005 | Dennis Sevakis
    My mother says she is a Darwinist. I’m not sure of all the things that could or should imply. I take it to mean the she does not believe that the Cosmos and all that it contains is the result of the will of a Supreme Being. Nature just exists and that is all there is to it. Asking what is the purpose of human existence is a nonsense question. It has no meaning. As we have no conscious origin, we have no conscious destination. Hence no purpose. This idea is quite troubling to many humans as we are quite...
  • Beyond the Fish Wars (Intelligent Design is Bad Theology)

    08/25/2005 3:17:05 PM PDT · by curiosity · 146 replies · 1,803+ views
    San Francisco Gate ^ | 8/25/2005 | Rev. Jim Burklo
    We've seen the little symbols on the backs of cars: The "Jesus fish" and the "Darwin fish." The Jesus fish eating the Darwin fish. The Darwin fish eating the Jesus fish. It makes for entertainment while commuting, but this front of the culture wars won't be won or lost on the freeway. The creationists realized that they were not getting enough traction in their bumper- sticker campaign against the theory of evolution. So biblical literalists have come up with a new strategy: leave the word "God" out of the public argument, and come up with one that sounds more scientific....
  • Intelligent Design Revisited (D Limbaugh)

    08/24/2005 10:47:29 AM PDT · by joyspring777 · 358 replies · 3,076+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 8-22-05 | David Limbaugh
    On those rare occasions that I write a column touching remotely on science, especially if I depart from the conventional wisdom of the greater scientific community, the contemptuous e-mails fill my inbox. Such was the case a few columns ago when I broached the subject of Intelligent Design (ID) after President Bush indicated his receptiveness to ID theory being taught alongside evolution in the public schools. The hostile e-mailers pointed out what a consummate idiot and criminal trespasser I was for treading on their real estate. They demanded I stick to law and politics, not because I know much more...
  • Talk host fired over comments on Islam

    08/23/2005 12:08:40 AM PDT · by Hadean · 8 replies · 886+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | August 23, 2005 | Chris Baker
    WMAL-AM (630) has fired conservative talk-show host Michael Graham, three weeks after the ABC-owned radio station suspended him for calling Islam a "terrorist organization." Mr. Graham also has lost his gig, at least for now, as a panelist on "Eye on Washington," the weekend political talk show produced by WUSA-TV (Channel 9), the local CBS affiliate. "The First Amendment and I have been evicted from ABC Radio," Mr. Graham said in a statement posted to a Web site Sunday night.
  • Talk-show host fired

    08/22/2005 8:37:20 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 50 replies · 1,887+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 21, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Michael Graham, the Washington, D.C., talk-show host suspended for linking Islam and terrorism, has been fired by ABC Radio following weeks of pressure applied by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group with its own well-documented connections to terrorism. Graham was the popular mid-morning host on WMAL in the nation's capital until three weeks ago when CAIR demanded he be punished for his on-air statements about Islam. After initially backing the host, WMAL suspended him without pay July 28. "CAIR immediately announced that my punishment was insufficient and demanded I be fired," Graham said in a statement to...

    08/21/2005 1:18:04 AM PDT · by MRMEAN · 510 replies · 5,243+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 3, 2005 | Sharon Begley
    Compared with fields like genetics and neuroscience and cosmology, botany comes up a bit short in the charisma department. But when scientists announced last week that they had figured out how plants grow, one had to take note, not only because of the cleverness required to crack a puzzle that dates to 1885, but because of what it says about controversy and certainty in science -- and about the evolution debate. In 1885, scientists discovered a plant-growth hormone and called it auxin. Ever since, its mechanism of action had been a black box, with scientists divided into warring camps about...
  • Intelligent design lacks intelligence (Barf)

    08/21/2005 7:56:53 AM PDT · by CO Gal · 463 replies · 2,857+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | August 21, 2005 | Diane Carmen
    Quick: Define miosis and mitosis. Explain mitochondrion and chloroplast. Now briefly, what's RNA? The biology teachers assembled at the University of Colorado last week for a seminar on teaching evolution know most Americans are clueless about basic science. They find our ignorance exasperating. But it also explains a lot. With most people content with being scientifically illiterate, it's no wonder so many believe intelligent design is a scientific theory. It unequivocally is not. It's a religious belief, a political issue or an abomination destined to cripple Americans in global scientific achievement, depending on your point of view. But it is...
  • Intelligent design revisited

    08/19/2005 4:21:19 PM PDT · by strategofr · 183 replies · 1,972+ views
    Town Hall ^ | August 19, 2005 | David Limbaugh (archive)
    On those rare occasions that I write a column touching remotely on science, especially if I depart from the conventional wisdom of the greater scientific community, the contemptuous e-mails fill my inbox. Such was the case a few columns ago when I broached the subject of Intelligent Design (ID) after President Bush indicated his receptiveness to ID theory being taught alongside evolution in the public schools. The hostile e-mailers pointed out what a consummate idiot and criminal trespasser I was for treading on their real estate. They demanded I stick to law and politics, not because I know much more...
  • Politicized Scholars Put Evolution on the Defensive

    08/20/2005 5:45:53 PM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 486 replies · 4,399+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 21, 2005 | JODI WILGOREN
    By SEATTLE - When President Bush plunged into the debate over the teaching of evolution this month, saying, "both sides ought to be properly taught," he seemed to be reading from the playbook of the Discovery Institute, the conservative think tank here that is at the helm of this newly volatile frontier in the nation's culture wars. After toiling in obscurity for nearly a decade, the institute's Center for Science and Culture has emerged in recent months as the ideological and strategic backbone behind the eruption of skirmishes over science in school districts and state capitals across the country. Pushing...
  • Unintelligent Design Hostility toward religious believers at the nation’s museum

    08/18/2005 10:36:33 PM PDT · by dervish · 103 replies · 1,400+ views
    National Review ^ | August 16, 2005 | David Klinghoffer
    The Smithsonian Institution is a national treasure of which every American can legitimately feel a sense of personal ownership. Considering this, I'd imagine widespread displeasure as more Americans become aware that senior scientists at the publicly funded Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have reportedly been creating a "hostile work environment" for one of their colleagues merely because he published a controversial idea in a biology journal. The controversial idea is Intelligent Design, the scientific critique of neo-Darwinism. The persecuted Smithsonian scientist is Richard von Sternberg, the holder of two PhDs in biology (one in theoretical biology, the other in...
  • Frist backs 'intelligent design' teaching

    08/19/2005 1:02:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 442 replies · 5,001+ views
    AP ^ | 8/19/5 | ROSE FRENCH
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Echoing similar comments from President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said "intelligent design" should be taught in public schools alongside evolution. Frist, R-Tenn., spoke to a Rotary Club meeting Friday and told reporters afterward that students need to be exposed to different ideas, including intelligent design. "I think today a pluralistic society should have access to a broad range of fact, of science, including faith," Frist said. Frist, a doctor who graduated from Harvard Medical School, said exposing children to both evolution and intelligent design "doesn't force any particular theory on anyone. I think in a...
  • Rush Limbaugh's Morning Update: Intelligent Design

    08/18/2005 6:15:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 126 replies · 2,612+ views ^ | 8/18/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    You know that TV crocodile hunting team Steve and Terri Irwin? Well those two can expect some competition in days to come. Scientists in northern Australia have been collecting blood from crocodiles in hopes of saving humans. Studies in the late 90s showed that several antibodies in croc blood killed penicillin-resistant bacteria. More recently it has been discovered that crocodiles’ immune systems can kill the HIV virus. American scientist Mark Merchant says the reptiles “tear limbs off each other, [but] they heal up very rapidly and normally, almost always without infection.” Aussie scientist Adam Britton adds: “The crocodile has an...
  • Reason, faith at a crossroads [Bush and Intelligent Design]

    08/10/2005 3:50:53 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 132 replies · 1,428+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09 August 2005 | Robert Vanasse
    President Bush last week spoke three sentences in response to a Texas reporter's question on the teaching of evolution and "intelligent design." In doing so, he lit a match under a powder keg. "Christian" conservatives rejoiced. Scientists and liberals recoiled. "Intelligent design" suggests that creation is too complicated to have occurred through natural selection. Its advocates distance themselves from "creation science," but similarities abound. The clash of science, belief and culture is not new. When Copernicus replaced Ptolemy's Earth-centered universe with the solar system, he dedicated De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium to Pope Paul III and made clear that his motive...
  • Biology Prof: Evolution Isn’t Theory, it’s Fact

    08/17/2005 7:44:13 AM PDT · by PApatriot1 · 190 replies · 2,680+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 17 | Christopher Flickinger
    Did you hear the news? Evolution is no longer a theory. It’s a fact! I know, I can’t believe it either. Wait, you haven’t heard about this breakthrough discovery? Well, you might want to check with Professor Colin Purrington, an evolutionary biologist who teaches at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Professor Purrington says, “Evolution is a ‘theory’ like gravity is a ‘theory.’”
  • The Case Against Intelligent Design. The Faith That Dare Not Speak Its Name.

    08/15/2005 9:18:06 AM PDT · by hc87 · 427 replies · 4,297+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 8/11/05 | Jerry Coyne
    Exactly eighty years after the Scopes "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, history is about to repeat itself. In a courtroom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in late September, scientists and creationists will square off about whether and how high school students in Dover, Pennsylvania will learn about biological evolution. One would have assumed that these battles were over, but that is to underestimate the fury (and the ingenuity) of creationists scorned. The Scopes trial of our day--Kitzmiller, et al v. Dover Area School District et al--began innocuously...
  • African Refugee in Albertville needing help(BRIDGE FOR SALE???)

    08/05/2005 3:19:08 AM PDT · by Inge_CAV · 6 replies · 340+ views ^ | Aug 4, 2005 | Heather Quiggle
    Ibrahima Cherif served as a professor and aid to the government in the Ivory Coast. But in the last five years the country has seen governments overthrown and civil war. And in Africa things just work differently. You say the wrong thing to the wrong person and it can cost you your life. In this country you can say whatever you wish about the president and no one will come to kill you. But on the west side of Africa, on the Ivory Coast, Ibrahima Cherif said one thing, about their current ruler, to one journalist in 1993. "I did...
  • Saudi King Dies

    08/01/2005 6:44:34 AM PDT · by Leatherneck_MT · 7 replies · 521+ views
    foxnews ^ | Aug 01, 2005 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Fahd (search) sought to modernize his desert kingdom while balancing change against tribal tradition and orthodox Islam, but a stroke a decade ago left him a ruler in name only during tumultuous times for the world's biggest oil producer.
  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Retiring

    07/01/2005 8:40:16 AM PDT · by bigsoxfan · 8 replies · 599+ views ^ | July 01, 2005 | Susan Jones
    ( - Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her resignation on Friday. She said she will stay on until her successor is named and confirmed. The White House said President Bush would make a statement in the White House Rose Garden sometime after 11 a.m., but press reports said he was not expected to nominate O'Connor's successor at that time. The timing of O'Connor's announcement, coming on a slow news day before the long holiday weekend, caught much of Washington by surprise; but for weeks, press reports have speculated that either O'Connor or Chief Justice William Rehnquist -- or...
  • Four pranksters arrested as Cruise soaked

    06/20/2005 7:25:37 AM PDT · by Critical Bill · 18 replies · 881+ views
    Four pranksters arrested as Cruise soaked Four men were arrested tonight after Hollywood star Tom Cruise was drenched with water at the London premiere of his new film. They were working on a new Channel 4 comedy programme and may now be charged with assaulting the A-list actor. He reacted angrily to the prank, repeatedly calling the man who soaked him a “jerk”. Cruise was on a walkabout talking to some of the 5,000 fans who had packed into Leicester Square for the star-studded premiere of War of the Worlds and he was accompanied by his new fiancé, actress Katie...
  • Coke to teach the world to 'chill' (***BARF ALERT***)

    06/13/2005 2:09:32 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 1,707+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | June 13, 2005:
    Report: company's classic 'Hilltop' ad revamped as campaign to launch new Coke Zero. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Coca Cola is once again looking to teach the world to sing, according to industry reports. Resurrecting the famous "Hilltop" ad from 1971 that featured the 1960s-like anthem, "I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony," Coke (Research) plans to target this generation's youth with its new "Chilltop ad," the industry publication Beverage Digest reported Friday. ~~~~SNIP~~~~ According to trade publications, "Chilltop" will be set on a Philadelphia rooftop, and hip-hop artist G. Love will croon new lyrics to a...
  • Customs saw nothing wrong with suspect

    06/08/2005 8:40:54 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 38 replies · 1,337+ views
    The Boston Herald Online ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | AP
    On April 25, Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood. U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres.       Then they let him into the United States.       The following day, a gruesome scene was discovered in Despres' hometown of Minto, New Brunswick: The decapitated body of a 74-year-old country musician named Frederick Fulton on Fulton's kitchen floor. His head was in a pillowcase under a kitchen table. His common-law wife was discovered stabbed...
  • Fury erupts at Corby jail term (Australian convicted of drug smuggling in Bali)

    05/27/2005 11:06:36 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies · 1,302+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28may05 | Cindy Wockner
    SCHAPELLE Corby's face crumpled in anguish and her family screamed abuse yesterday as she was found guilty of drug smuggling and jailed for 20 years. Pandemonium broke out in and around the Bali courtroom as the judges' verdict sank in. Corby's parents and sister, in the front row, realised before she did what the lead judge was saying – and erupted in fury. "You took the word of a liar . . . these judges will never sleep . . . Schapelle, you will come home.We will bring you home," her mother, Rosleigh Rose, screamed. Outside, Indonesians applauded as Corby's...
  • 'Oddball rodent' in Laos takes scientists by surprise

    05/12/2005 7:57:49 PM PDT · by ZULU · 12 replies · 686+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | John Noble Wilford
    'Oddball rodent' in Laos takes scientists by surprise By John Noble Wilford The New York Times THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005 They live in the forests and limestone outcrops of Laos. With long whiskers, stubby legs and a long, furry tail, they are rodents but unlike any seen before by wildlife scientists. They are definitely not rats or squirrels, only vaguely like a guinea pig or a chinchilla. And they often show up in Laotian outdoor markets being sold for food. There, visiting scientists came upon the animals and determined that they represented a rare find: an entire new family of...
  • Woman's Plight Likened to Jesus (at Good Friday Services)

    03/26/2005 8:14:29 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 59 replies · 1,181+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3.26.05 | Julia Duin
    Good Friday, the holiest day of the Christian year, was dominated yesterday by religious leaders comparing the suffering of Jesus Christ to the impending death of brain damaged Floridian Terri Schiavo.Evangelical Protestant and Catholic clergy alike drew parallels between the plight of Ms. Schiavo, now on her eighth day without food and water, and the last hours of Jesus. 'The mother Mary [Schindler] and friends are standing helplessly by', said one of Florida's leading clerics, the Rev. D. James Kennedy of the 10,000 member Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale.'The courts have condemned an innocent person to death by...
  • Texas Longhorn

    02/11/2005 7:18:12 AM PST · by ILL · 235 replies · 3,864+ views
    mine ^ | February 11, 2005 | Ilija Pavlovich PhD
    Texas longhorn If you ever have to “grab a bull by the horns” try a Texas longhorn. Considering that my first post was critical of SF Chronicle's depiction of USMC General Mattis – but somehow got into a vanity section – I wouldn’t be surprised that this too gets reclassified the same way. According to some members here, I invited the Wrath of Gods upon myself on account of: a) being new – not knowing the ropes b) having posted a vanity as my first article c) me being a pink, pro-communist, liberal threat to security of the United States...
  • Clinton Draws Speculation Over 2008 White House Bid

    02/07/2005 5:10:36 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 38 replies · 1,146+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 07, 2005 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — With a speech that focused on providing contraceptives to poor women but added a notable tip of the hat to abstinence education, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (search) recently drew a gale of speculation — positive and negative — over whether she is anticipating a 2008 presidential run. "She is one of many people after the election trying to build a broader audience — reaching across differences," said Marie Wilson, president of the White House Project (search), a non-profit advocacy group promoting more women leaders. "As a party leader, that's her job. Will it make her more interesting as...
  • Breaking Report: Zarqawi Captured?

    02/06/2005 12:14:30 PM PST · by govguy · 51 replies · 2,591+ views ^ | 2/6/2005 | Scott Michael
    Abu Masab al-Zarqawi may have already been captured, this according to a source who contacted The source said “Iraqi forces have captured Abu Masab al-Zarqawi and several of his high level associates.” The source contacted on January 20th of this year, several days before the announcement of the capture of Zarqawi’s top lieutenants. originally sat on the story until the capture of Zarqawi’s top lieutenants. Then realizing the source was accurate to a certain point, decided to research more into the story. The source gave the news satire site three sources, form CNN, NSA, and the CIA,...
  • Zarkawi

    01/05/2005 5:01:54 AM PST · by Tigen · 73 replies · 3,083+ views
  • The United Trolls of ZOT!

    12/30/2004 8:49:57 PM PST · by cfhBAMA · 142 replies · 4,002+ views
    December 30, 2004 | Melanie
    <p>We hope Secretary of State Colin Powell was privately embarrassed when, two days into a catastrophic disaster that hit 12 of the world's poorer countries and will cost billions of dollars to meliorate, he held a press conference to say that America, the world's richest nation, would contribute $15 million. That's less than half of what Republicans plan to spend on the Bush inaugural festivities.</p>
  • Snow Advisory, Southeast New Mexico

    11/01/2004 1:32:39 PM PST · by CedarDave · 58 replies · 387+ views
    National Weather Service, Midland, TX ^ | November 1, 2004 | National Weather Service
  • Tropical Storm Matthew forms in the Gulf of Mexico

    10/08/2004 1:24:51 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 74 replies · 3,957+ views
  • John Kerry's Huge Gaffe

    10/01/2004 7:22:53 AM PDT · by IM4Real · 4 replies · 458+ views
    I haven’t heard much from the media about John Kerry’s huge gaffe in last night’s debate when he left Poland out of the list of allies who joined the United States in the liberation of Iraq. This is an especially egregious gaffe since Kerry is touting himself as someone who can bring a "real" coalition together. President Bush picked right up on it and pointed out Kerry had left out Poland. I thought it was very reminiscent of the second Presidential debate in 1976 between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. "Ford's Remarks Startle Europeans; Poles Among the Most Bemused" Washington...
  • Al-Zawahiri Nabbed in Pakistan - Reports

    09/29/2004 12:23:38 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 30 replies · 1,543+ views
    Sofia Morning News ^ | 29 September 2004 | Sofia News
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor believed to be the second-in-command of terror network Al Qaeda, has reportedly been captured. Arab media report that Osama bin Laden's top deputy has been arrested by Pakistani soldiers. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor believed to be the second-in-command of terror network Al Qaeda, has reportedly been captured. Arab media report that Osama bin Laden's top deputy has been arrested by Pakistani soldiers.
  • FNC: Scott Peterson incriminates himself on tape

    08/23/2003 6:02:56 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 36 replies · 354+ views
    Rita Cosby is telling that Amber Frey taped him saying that he had something to do with the disappearance, then saying no, then saying he knew who did it.
  • California Lawmakers Call on Congressman to Resign Over Internment Remarks

    05/19/2003 8:08:21 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 107 replies · 256+ views
    AP | May 19, 2003 | AP
    The Associated Press Published: May 19, 2003 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Assembly on Monday called for Rep. Howard Coble to resign as chair of a key House subcommittee because of his comments about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. During a Feb. 4 radio show, Coble appeared to justify the internment by saying it was for Japanese-Americans' own protection. The North Carolina Republican heads the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. "We were at war," Coble said. "For many of these Japanese-Americans, it wasn't safe for them to be on the street." Monday's vote...
  • ZOT! Free Republic Sucks?

    05/02/2003 6:37:21 AM PDT · by fisherspats · 485 replies · 1,234+ views
    Are People banned from this site? Are opposing views not welcomed? Why, YES.....Over the past 5-6 years I have had to change my log-in several times..Due to a "Banning". I have received over 132 e-mails from "Freepers" that were also banned. I enjoy reading most of the postings...I start my morning on this site. But I have learned not to reply or post any opposing views...until now. I'm sure this posting will vanish and once again I will be "banned". Until another screen name my friends.

    03/31/2003 5:53:15 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Yahoo Message Board | 31 March 2003
    The following was posted on a Yahoo Finance Message Board: I received this from a friend: To nobody's surprise there were protesters today in DC. They attempted to disrupt the metro system and block the Key Bridge, a leading artery into DC from Northern Virginia. I got hosed twice because I come in from Northern Virginia on the metro and it is raining hard which makes traffic worse any way. My commute was long and arduous and only caused further resentment for protesters (but that isn't the point of this thread). Anyway, I'll get to the point. I got off...
  • Permanent War State

    12/08/2002 10:31:12 PM PST · by GalvestonBeachcomber · 4 replies · 299+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 12/09/02 | Charley Reese
    The American republic died at Appomattox in 1865, replaced by a national government that has gradually evolved into an empire in a permanent state of war. Most of us don't pay much attention to such stuff as history and perspective. Certainly the news media don't. Nevertheless, there are consequences of living in a war state, both to our own individual freedom and to our pocketbooks. This past week, President Bush made a big deal about signing a military authorization bill with a $30 billion increase. Here we are, 12 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and without a...