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Archive for April 7th, 2007

(Dis)agreements on Abortion

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 7, 2007

Bean, of the blog A Bird And A Bottle, writes about her disagrement with Amanda Marcotte of the blog Pandagon who agrees with Catlin Falnagan:

Flanagan’s suggestion that out of wedlock children and their mother don’t face any stigma is also laughable. Certainly there are some women who choose to become single mothers who don’t face much hardship. They’re in the minority and they’re older, whiter, and richer than the vast majority of single mothers. Single mothers often face struggles particular to their singlehood, including but not limited to increased difficulty finding childcare, working a full-time job, or finishing school. To say that becoming a single mother today imposes no special burdens is to ignore everyone but the thirty-something unmarried white women who decide to go it alone — the only women Flanagan seems to know.


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Religion and Atheism

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 7, 2007

The Apostate writes:

Ultimately, the fact that ‘their truth’ and ‘my truth’ are diametrically opposed, in my world doesn’t mean we’re both ‘equally valid.’ We both know we aren’t. I, because science and reality tell me so. They, because Allah and Jesus tell them so.

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Ethiopian Troops Further Push Towards Somalia

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 7, 2007

On the Blog Shining Light Into Dark Corners the author writes:

Al Jazeera is reporting a new offensive in Somalia accompanied by a new incursion of Ethiopian troops. Local residents have reported hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers moving into Mogadishu via trucks and air transport. Ethiopia is still reporting they are withdrawing from Somalia. However there is clearly an offensive going on, allegedly prior to a “National Reconciliation” conference scheduled to begin on April 16th. Perhaps most significantly, the US new allies are being accused of war crimes.

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Luis Posada Carriles Freed

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 7, 2007

The Blogger at Lenin’s Tomb writes:

The move to free the 79-year-old, who is suspected of blowing up a Cuban airliner in 1976 and bombing Havana hotels in the late 1990s, sparked outrage in Cuba. The Communist Party newspaper Granma posted the news on its website under a headline that read: “Blackmail Gets Results.”

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