Catholic League Needs to STFU Regarding Britney Pics

The Catholic League takes issues with some Britney Spears photos for some reason specific to their religion.

All I know is, anybody associated with an institution now strongly branded for child abuse by their oh so holy priests needs to sit down and shut up until that situation has been fully rectified, i.e., till all those abusers have passed on to hell where they belong.

Till then, I don't think folks are so interested in what someone has to say "as a Catholic", i.e., your brand is so totally f*cked.  Now get the hell on out of here!


Gates Foundation Profits From Pollution

Once again I've allowed my belief that rich people can do good things without simultaneously doing bad things to get in the way of reality.  Yes, I too assumed all that Gates Foundation stuff was a positive.  Didn't know they were making money off investments that dramatically pollute Africa while saving kids from polio so they could grow up and get leukemia.

Nice work!


Biased Beverage Research Exposed By Researchers

Scientists have now revealed that beverage industry funded research is biased toward's the industry's needs!  OMG!!!

Though some consider such a historically obvious conclusion to be controversial, you can check out the research report and a related column for yourself:

Relationship between Funding Source and Conclusion among Nutrition-Related Scientific Articles

Does Industry Sponsorship Undermine the Integrity of Nutrition Research?

It's odd but even I have to check my socially inbred tendency to assume that scientists don't cheat however, based on my direct observations in diverse settings ranging from anarchist live/work spaces to academic hallways to corporate confines, con artists and criminals appear to be randomly distributed throughout society.

Except for the holy priesthood, of course!


Jimmy Carter Bitch Slaps Alan Dershowitz

jimmy carter's palestine: peace not apartheid book

Jimmy Carter - Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

I'm so impressed with Jimmy Carter right now.  Some may think he's destroying his own brand by revealing the truths of Brand Israel.  In actuality, he's fighting Israel's historical oppression of many populations by shining light on the most obvious example, the plight of the Palestinian people.

Plus, he's an opponent of anti-Semitism who I bet recognizes that Israel's criminal actions actually undermine the safety of Jews, not unlike the ways in which America's brutality and insensitivity are making it much more difficult for Americans to move freely around the globe.

But today I'm most happy about Jimmy Carter bitch slapping Alan Dershowitz.

Carter Nixes Debate With Outspoken Prof:

Former President Carter turned down a request to debate Alan Dershowitz about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the outspoken Harvard law professor ``knows nothing about the situation.''

Carter, author of a new book advocating ``peace not apartheid'' in the region, said he will not visit Brandeis University to discuss the book because the university requested he debate Dershowitz.

``I don't want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz,'' Carter said in Friday's Boston Globe. ``There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine.''

Available from Amazon:
Jimmy Carter - Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid