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News Briefs 17-09-2008

Paranormal, science, faith, greed, zombie brains... today's news has it all.

Thanks to Greg and Kat.

Quote of the Day:

Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.

Spike Milligan

News Briefs 15-09-2008

Paying due respect to our furry relations this week...

Quote of the Day:

Steven Rushing, a commercial fishmerman, tried to ride out the storm with his wife and several family members, including his pregnant 17-year-old daughter, in their one-story brick home on Galveston Island.

Early Saturday, they watched the water rise and donned life jackets. When the water reached the TV, about 4 feet high, Rushing's plan was to kick out a window so they could tie themselves to a tree and await rescue.

But then he noticed a sudden calm, apparently the hurricane's eye passing over. He loaded his family into a 17-foot ski boat and headed for the San Luis resort, the headquarters for emergency personnel about 20 blocks away. It took 20 minutes to float 16 blocks before the boat ran aground. Then the Rushings sprinted for safety, guided by lights from police responding to a 911 call made from the boat.

"I'm drained. I'm beat up," Rushing said later Saturday morning. "My family is traumatized. I kept them here, promising them everything would be alright, but this is the real deal and I won't stay no more."

Found in this NY Times article about Hurricane Ike.

News Briefs 12-09-2008

“Way down below the ocean… where I wanna be…”

Merci Beaucoup au Gregory

Quote of the Day:

"Paracelsus described nature and creation as a “book that was written by God’s finger”. During my life I was given this exhilarating and entirely comforting experience: The one who understands how to read this book, not only with regards to scientific research but with marveling and loving eyes, will find a deeper, wonderful reality revealing itself - a reality in which we are all secure and united for ever and ever…”

Albert Hofmann

News Briefs 11-09-2008

I've known for years that, no matter how good your firewall, there's no faster way to royally mess up your computer than to do a thorough search for '9-11 Truth' or conspiracy news. So it took quite a bit of doing, but in honor of the 7th anniversary of September 11, there's (finally) a wealth of both in today's news.

A big thanks to Rick & Red Pill Junkie.

Quote of the Day:

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been so credulous.

Carl Sagan

News Briefs 10-09-2008

Welcome to the 3rd dimension! Oh wait...

Quote of the Day:

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

News Briefs 08-09-2008

This Daily Grail news briefs is brought you by…Mace: When "get the #$%@ out of here!!" just won’t do :-P

Thanks, Rick, Kat & Jon Stewart.

Quote of the Day:

"One day, my mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you will be a general; if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope." Instead, I became a painter and now I am Picasso.."

Pablo

News Briefs 05-09-2008

“History will be kind to me… for I intend to write it.”

Quote of the Day:

“Today we may say aloud before an awestruck world: We are still masters of our fate. We are still captain of our souls…” W. Churchill

News Briefs 04-09-2008

Wow! September is already here.

Quote of the Day:

Let the b****es rule, judge and look after us, since THEIR SONS have failed us

Message written on a banner displayed during the march against Insecurity in Mexico.

News Briefs 03-09-2008

You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Thanks Kat and RPJ.

Quote of the Day:

People have the power
To dream, to rule,
To wrestle the world from fools.

Patti Smith, 'People Have The Power'

Ok, it's a U2 cover, not the original, and it's a snippet at the end of the song.

News Briefs 02-09-2008

Oops! I just received a short message that our friend Jameske went out to fight Crime & Injustice, so here I am giving you a quick fix of news in his place:

Thanks, Kat & Rick

Quote of the Day:

"Materialism is a philosophical position, affirming that nothing exists beyond “matter,” that which we can experience with our senses. I would say that science is methodologically materialist: it can deal only with the world of matter. But it is not philosophically materialist; it does not imply that nothing can exist beyond what we experience with our senses, as religion requires. One can accept scientific principles and also hold religious beliefs."

Francisco Ayala, professor of Biology and Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine (For more information about the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine report, “Science, Evolution, and Creationism,” visit www.nap.edu/sec.)