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Slide into tyranny...

The imposition of a three month state of emergency in Turkey, together with Ankara’s announcement yesterday that is suspending its participation in the European Convention on Human Rights, will intensify concerns about the increasingly autocratic style of government pursued by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of last week’s failed military coup. 47 more words

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Scientists looking for invisible dark matter can't find any

I for one am glad we did not find that elusive dark matter. Us puny humans cannot be trusted with such knowledge. Look at us, we already have the knowledge to eradicate wars and poverty, and what do we do with it?

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sojourner reblogged this on An Outsider's Sojourn II and commented:

Imagine that, scientists coming up "empty handed". Nothing new here, a common occurrence, really. We just have to wait a century, until they have enough guts to admit they were wrong, which is a large portion of the time! The mice that roared!

Turkey's Erdogan, using emergency decree, shuts private schools, charities, unions

From Channel NewsAsia

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. 666 more words


The Donald and Hillary: Accepting the reality of this election nightmare

It is time to fully accept what I’ve known all along: This election circus is all for show, and the final decision was made for us long ago, not in our favor (and by ‘our,’ I mean every one of us on the right-wing, Cruz and Trump people alike.) That isn’t to say we shouldn’t go to the polls – I will be doing so – because not doing so sends exactly the wrong message to those in power, that we’ve just given up and there is no need for the pretense anymore. 311 more words

National News

St. George Tucker: "the true palladium of liberty"

“This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. 47 more words

Politics/Current Events

Quote by C. S. Lewis on tyranny

A quote by C. S. Lewis on tyranny is the topic of this blog post.

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” C. 194 more words

Useful Quotations

Protester Run Over By Two Tanks

From Sky News

The man’s amazing escape came as he tried to stop army vehicles in Istanbul during last week’s bid to overthrow the government. 201 more words