News Flash! - U.N. Unable To Do Anything Right. MSM Oblivious
I don't know what is more pathetic:
- The fact that the U.N. continues to employ the services of the infamous Jean Ziegler who is so tainted with political bias that his last shred of credibility had to be put under an electron microscope (a destructive form of scan BTW)
- The fact that he is in the position of U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food at a time when there should be someone of credibility and substance at the helm. (Even with an issue as important as starvation the U.N. can't avoid dreaming up the most pompous job title on the planet.)
His basic claim is that the number of malnourished children has doubled from the 4% pre-war level at which time I am sure Saddam was keeping excellent records of the situation. Is there any doubt that the U.N. rushed this nut-bucket in to do this "report" because they saw that the oil for food scam was starting to see light? I suppose that an organization of people who defend rapists peace-keepers, repressive regimes and enjoys stealing money that is meant to help starving people can be trusted to do a fair and scientific study of the situation.
- The fact that the media is reporting on his latest "work" as if he were a genuine "hunger specialist". Even his supporters do not describe him as an expert on anything; referring to him instead as a "distinguished Swiss Author, Professor, Militant and Parliamentarian" and a "relentless intellectual". I can think of no other "compliment" that would go further towards disqualifying someone form doing actual scientifically credible demographic studies which he seems to be claiming to have done. If I can find this stuff out why can the BBC and their ilk try asking a question or two?
The final words should go to Ziegler himself.
"The silent daily massacre by hunger is a form of murder," Mr Ziegler said.
It is not negligence by the U.N. and Iraqi children are certainly not victims of a historically repressive regime that eviscerated Iraq's economy over the decades. This is a case of massacre and murder! (present tense) You can not have these without massacring murders but he can just use the rhetoric and let this slack jawed supporters connect the dots (coward). An unbiased intellectual "hunger expert" I am sure.
I just wore out the sarcasm button on my keyboard so I need to stop now.
- Aetiology - a great biology site dealing with diseases, causes, origins evolution.
- Biology News
- Living the Scientific Life.
- National Geographic News
- New Scientist
- The Panda's Thumb - pro-evolution and anti-creationism/I.D. information, articles and arguments
- ScienceBlogs - just what it says.
- Science Daily
- Android World
- Better Humans - because the current versions are kind of half-assed
- Eurekalert - lots of science and technology news
- HowStuffWorks - shows how stuff works
- Kurzweil AI - futurist, inventor, a nutbar with vision. This site has many interesting articles and news links
- Sci-Tech Today - technology, discovery & innovation
- Wired News
News, Events and Opinion
- BBC News
- China Digital News
- The Economist - news from economically educated, libertarian types
- Good News from the Front
- Regime Change Iran - real news about the Islamic Republic Of Iran.
- Reuters News
Fun, BLASPHEMY and Other Stuff
- Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
- Baby got book
- The Frown - funny cartoons
- Homestar Runner - funny cartoons
- Internet Infidels News Wire
- Jesus Dressup - evil fun
- Jesus never existed.
- Landover Baptist - "Where the Worthwhile Worship"
- Normal Bob Smith - atheist humour, art and hate-mail from "spiritual" people
- "Why I Don't Buy the Resurrection."
- "Why Jews Don't Believe In Jesus."
Sites of Interest.
These sites are ones that either I agree with and support, were cool enough to provide a link to me, are sites that I don't yet know what to make of, do not fit in one of my other catagories or all of the foregoing.
visit and decide for yourself.
- Afghan Warrior
- Babalu Blog - an island on the net without a bearded dictator
- Chrenkoff - unapologetically right wing but he has good news about Iraq and Afghanistan that the media ignores
- Enlightened Living
- Eric's Grumbles Before The Grave
- Free Iraqi - one voice from inside the country that everyone has an opinion about
- The Holocaust History Project - info on Holocaust history and refutes denial claims
- Libertopia - philosophy, politics, religion and everything else…
- Mossback Culture - right wing yet pro evolution. (best of both worlds)
- Nadz Online - she's atheist, Arab-American, funny, intelligent and uses an awesome blog template.
- normblog - The weblog of Norman Geras
- Rantings of a Sandmonkey - a pro U.S. Egyptian blog
- Sunni and the Conspirators
- Sunni's Salon
- Talk Origins (site map) - one of the best sites on the Internet for putting forward the case for evolution and answering its opponents.
- The Unrepentant Individual - libertarian, I agree with 75% of his beliefs (margin of error 25%)
- World Changing - positive news about improving the world.
- The Y Files - feminism which some feminists consider anti-feminist.
- Advanced Google
- Organic Chemistry - Virtual Textbook
- SpellCheck.net - web based spell checker with links to other cool tools.
- WhatIsMyIP - because you can never find it when you need it.
- Wikipedia - a great tool for learning but not for referencing
Day By Day© by Chris Muir.