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Politics

A Racist Chain-Letter

I recently saw a chain-letter regarding the holiday stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the EID Muslim holiday. The chain-letter enumerated a list of terrorist actions commited by Muslims and urged a boycott of the stamp. A copy of the actual letter can be found here at BreakTheChain.org, a site that does […]

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Politics Social/Culture

Poor Healthcare Worse Than Terrorism

Since the election campaign seems to be so centered on the dangers posed by terrorism, I’ve decided to take a look at what dangers we really face. According to the U.S. State Department, the average number of deaths per year from terrorism from 1995 to 2003 is 775. How does this compare with some of […]

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Politics

The Endless War

I’ve just emerged from an online discussion where some people were suggesting that we are loosing the war on terrorism while others were slamming these naysayers for being unpatriotic of course, but also for being dead wrong. Elsewhere on the Internet I’m seeing lots of suggestions that we are winning the war. Those suggesting the […]