• 20 SEP 05

    Has British Labour forgotten the lesson from BSE?

    A lesson learned by British Labour When Britian’s bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or “mad cow” disease) scare hit the public’s awareness in the 1980’s, the UK government responded by having it’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) take responsibility for handling the issue. The Southwood committee MAFF set up was charged to diagnose and

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    • 19 SEP 05

    And still more on Hutchinson’s dirty dealings

    The following is from Erik Mar Petursson who’s house was the one about 28 meters from a Hutchinson 3G mast as mentioned in the previous message. Erik´s opinion Created: 4 Jun 2005 I was exposed to a 3G radiation source from 07-08-03 until 05-02-04 on a daily basis. I fell sick, had loss of concentration,

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    • 19 SEP 05

    More on Hutchison 3G dirty dealings

    Since posting the entry titled ‘Dirty dealings by Hutchison ‘ to this list on 14 September I have received the below reply from the family directly affected by the Hutchison 3G mast. I now remember hearing about this case when last in the UK. Imagine a 3G mast set up only 28 meters from the

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    • 18 SEP 05

    ‘EMFs MAKING PEOPLE SICK’

    http://www.yorkregion.com/yr/newscentre/erabanner/story/3041988p-3526681c.html ‘EMFs MAKING PEOPLE SICK’ Sep 17, 2005 Teresa Latchford, Staff Writer As the region searches for a way to meet energy needs for its burgeoning communities, one expert warns health risks must be a major consideration. There are dangers with constant exposure to electromagnetic fields, which are linked to hydro transmission towers, Dr. Magda

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    • 18 SEP 05

    God under Howard: The rise of the religious right in Australia

    BOOK REVIEW: God under Howard: The rise of the religious right in Australia The Age Reviewer: Muriel Porter February 26, 2005 God under Howard: The rise of the religious right in Australia By Marion Maddox, Allen & Unwin, $29.95 Australia journalists are, in general, notoriously ignorant about religion. Academic surveys regularly reveal that they are

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Step to the right as the brethren gather force

    Step to the right as the brethren gather force September 14, 2005 A scandal in New Zealand over election money from a fringe group reflects a trend, writes Marion Maddox. The women wear headscarves in public. Their religion opposes assimilation, and they educate children at home or in their own schools. Fearing the taint of

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Is the tide slowly turning against ICNIRP’s “end of history” ideology?

    Francis Fukuyama (1992) termed the phrase “The end of history” for his theory that modern liberal democracy has been so successful as a system of government, conquering rival ideologies such as hereditary monarchy, fascism and communism, that it was the “end point of mankind´s ideological evolution”. Fukuyama called it the “final form of human government”,

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Dirty dealings by Hutchison

    Hutchison in the UK shows how low the industry will stoop in order to destroy those who oppose them. And forget about the British legal system which only listens to industry pseudo-science and not what is happening to its citizens. What will they dream up next? Sue people for even daring to claim that 3G

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Bush’s Holy War on Nature

    Left Behind: Bush’s Holy War on Nature By Chip Ward TomDispatch.com http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=22312 Thursday 15 September 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed us how difficult it has become to distinguish between natural disasters and man-made ones. First, the Army Corp of Engineers decides it can build a better river than Mother Nature and in the process deprives the

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Hillsong: Songs of praise — and politics

    Hillsong: Songs of praise — and politics http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_stories/transcript_1811.asp July 3, 2005 JANA WENDT: The word ‘church’ hardly seems to describe Hillsong, which looks more like a convention centre for God’s delegates. Today its 18,000 Pentecostal Christians represent the largest congregation in Australia. BRIAN HOUSTON, HILLSONG CHURCH: Perhaps the reason why we’ve been effective and have

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Costello addresses Hillsong congregation

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT LOCATION: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2005/s1406779.htm Broadcast: 04/07/2005 Costello addresses Hillsong congregation Reporter: Tony Jones TONY JONES: I spoke with Treasurer Peter Costello a short time ago just outside the Sydney Superdome, after his address to the congregation. Peter Costello, thanks for joining us. A big reaction again. Do you feel a bit

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    • 18 SEP 05

    FYI: The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement

    From the Holy Spirit Research Center http://www.oru.edu/university/library/holyspirit/pentorg1.html The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement by Vinson Synan, Ph.D. (Formerly Director of the Holy Spirit Research Center; now Dean, the School of Divinity Regent University) Introduction 19th Century Holiness Movement Origins of Pentecostalism American Pentecostal Pioneers Missionaries of the One-Way Ticket Neo-Pentecostals and Charismatics ———————————————————————— Introduction The

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Plan To Push Religious Right’s Controversial Political Agenda

    Americans United Exposes Congressional Leaders’ Plan To Push Religious Right’s Controversial Political Agenda http://www.churchofreality.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=59 The Family Research Council, a Washington-based Religious Right group, held a closed-door “Washington Briefing” March 17-19, 2005. During the event, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) addressed attendees and pledged that Republican leaders in

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Educating America’s Christian Right

    BBC News UK Edition Wednesday, 2 March, 2005, 16:57 GMT http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/4311709.stm By Mark Alden BBC Radio 4’s Crossing Continents Energised by last year’s election victory which mobilised their vote, Christian conservatives have been confidently pushing a moral agenda which puts education at the heart of a battle to change US culture. Patrick Henry students are

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image

    The Crusaders From the Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/_/id/7235393?rnd= 1119683189844&has-player=unknown Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image By BOB MOSER Apr 07, 2005 It’s February, and 900 of America’s staunchest Christian fundamentalists have gathered in Fort Lauderdale to look back on what they accomplished in last year’s election — and to plan what’s

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    • 18 SEP 05

    The Anti-Christ and I

    The Anti-Christ and I By Steve Weissman t r u t h o u t | Perspective Wednesday 08 June 2005 Satan rules, at least according to many of my fellow Americans. In recent surveys, over two-thirds of those polled said they believed the devil to be real, whether with or without horns and a

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Fundy pseudo science

    The following was written in 1996 and is still posted on the biblebelievers web site. It is a fairly illustrative example of the sort of pseudo-science babble that is promoted by the religious right in America. For instance note where the author claims that Global warming is a myth and actually the world is getting

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Marching to the drums of madness

    Marching to the drums of madness Comments from Nick Possum’s Blog “Whispers from the mean streets” http://www.brushtail.com.au/drums_of_madness.html 1 May 2004 There was something eerily familiar about the photos of the maltreated Iraqi POWs. I looked again at the snap of the prisoner standing on a box. He was holding electrical leads in his outstretched hands,

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Democrats Voted Out of Baptist Church

    Democrats Voted Out of Baptist Church The Associated Press http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/050705Z.shtml Saturday 07 May 2005 Waynesville, N.C. – Some in Pastor Chan Chandler’s flock wish he had a little less zeal for the GOP. Members of the small East Waynesville Baptist Church say Chandler led an effort to kick out congregants who didn’t support President Bush.

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Jesus, Jihadis, and the Red-State Blues

    Jesus, Jihadis, and the Red-State Blues By Steve Weissman t r u t h o u t | Perspective http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/24/5479 Thursday 29 July 2004 In this week of John Kerry’s nomination, we should all give President Bush his due. Iraq boils up in his face. Over half his fellow Americans now think his war wrong-footed,

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