Posts Tagged ‘religion’

A local chamber of commerce and city ward’s office denied a permit to build a mosque in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the nation because the government can’t tax it as much as alternatives.

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on the exploitation of xenophobia and tribalism to encourage the violent violation of property rights, liberty and reason itself.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Many Americans appear to be outraged that a Muslim community center might be built near Ground Zero. Here’s what the mainstream media will never tell you today (1:20):

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Eden Abergil, former Israel government militant, proudly posted pictures with bound and blindfolded prisoners to her Facebook profile. She is defending her pride and went so far to say she would “gladly kill Arabs—even slaughter them”, adding: “In war there are no rules.”

Yousef Munayyer, executive director at The Jerusalem Fund & The Palestine Center, debated this is much bigger issue of racism and dehumanization with Richard Hellman, president at the Middle East Research Center on “The Alonya Show” at RT where host Alonya Minkovski goes a bit fair, asking if this is Israel’s Abu Ghraib. The images were extraordinarily graphic from Abu Ghraib, but more importantly, more people paid attention to it, yet not enough. Her point that the “dehumanization”  aspect is striking and goes to the root of the problem (8:41):

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio on the communicating values in terms of  ‘I am’, ‘It is’, ‘I believe’ and…. ‘I accept’ (10:24).

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Carrie ‘Opposite Marriage’ Prejean: (a) ‘wrote’ a book; (b) for which Sean Hannity ‘wrote’ a foreword; and (c) “I was all by myself”? Form your own conclusions—and please send them to TMZ. I won’t reply to responses—like I don’t to anti-Semites and chickenhawks.

Nowhere near the, regularly heavily, substantial LAW post, but lolololololol (7:36):

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Notes and facts about the most hated and feared minority… (15:42):

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Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on Blackwater, broke the story at The Nation of two Blackwater employees’ sworn statements, under the penalty of perjury, alleging the founder of Blackwater — now known as “Xe” (pronounced “zee”) — committed some of the highest of high crimes as the Bush Administration’s private mercenary firm in the Middle East.

An analysis of the affidavits filed by John Doe #1 [.pdf] and John Doe #2 [.pdf]. (h/t: Democracy Now!)

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Obama drafting executive order for prolonged, indefinite detention; A ridiculously tragic Gitmo story from Andy Worthington; Spain greatly curbs “universal jurisdiction” law to protect U.S torturers; Gareth Porter on the B.S. report from the U.S. military “investigation into the Farah Massacre it carried out May 4; Torture in Israel; Sheldon Richman on healthcare, democracy, and American politics; and more… (more…)

Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux and Little Alex discuss the Middle East, China’s motivations in the global economy, positive and negatives of ‘liberalizing’ trade, among other topics. (more…)

al Jazeera made the accusation that U.S. soldiers were acting as Christian missionaries in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said, ‘Prove it!al Jazeera did. Oh boy, they did. al Jazeera‘s (AJE) “Inside Story” and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! (DN!) report on what’s just the tip of the iceberg. (more…)

Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux’s response to yesterday’s post: “Obama, Corruption and Guns” (23:37): (more…)