Internet Censorship Radio Broadcast

Saturday, 25 February 2006

A radio broadcast/interview that discusses internet censorship in countries like China and Iran, and the role of american companies in this growing problem.

The conglomerate State of America

Wednesday, 22 February 2006

It has recently been exposed that the dairy farms are being taken over by larger companies, namedly Wawa and Lehigh Valley Farms. Yes folks, it no longer matters what type of milk you buy, they all come from the same two sources. Sure, they have different names on them. That is where they get you. Your mind might want Lehigh Valley while your pocket says store brand. The secret: They are more than likely the same exact thing, but with different names.
Another “deal” you might want to learn about: gasoline. Mobil, Wawa, and Riggins all have the same fuel carrier so no matter where you go, you know that you are getting quality gasoline.
Take a look around. You would be surprised by the labels on your favorite items. The list of these types of corporations is endless. Just because an item is generic doesn’t mean that it isn’t just as good (or as bad) as its name-brand counterpart.
Happy hunting!
~ The people ~

Internet Censorship

Tuesday, 21 February 2006

By Davyd ‘Hu

I have been reading a lot about this hot issue lately, and I am discusted. I am against most forms of any internet censorship. I don’t have a problem with public schools having some sort of program that moniters users in their own system, but I don’t think that public libraries should have them. I also think that it is the parents right to have some sort of internet filter on their home computer, for their kids, or even theirselves. But I believe it is wrong for the government to moniter and censor the internet for everybody, like they are doing in China, Iran, Burma, and other countries. One of the worst things about this is that these governments are being aided by american companies, such as yahoo and google. These companies might censor any website that has information about religious or government issues, and even might give personal information about users who look at  “forbidden” material to the government, which might lead to their arrest. I believe that this is in violation of freedom of speech, and basic human rights. Something has to be done, and american companies need to stop helping opressive governments.

Shocking Statistics

Sunday, 12 February 2006

The number one method of commiting suicide by women in Afghanistan is lighting onself on fire.

The Human Rights Commission in Kandahar says 86 percent of women in Afghanistan are clinically depressed.

The FBI estimates that only 37% of all rapes are reported to the police.

The leading cause of death for pregnant women is murder.

Worldwide, 211 million children under the age of 14 can be found at work.

1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 16.

3.8 million Americans weigh over 300 pounds.


Science vs. Christianity

Saturday, 4 February 2006

An article by Davyd ‘Hu


“After religious teachers accomplish the refining process indicated, they will surely recognize with joy that true religion has been ennobled and made more profound by scientific knowledge. The situation may be expressed by an image: science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind”
Albert Einstein

Evolution: “A process that results in heritable changes in a population spread over many generations.”

There are many groups, both religious and political, that are trying to stop the teaching of evolution in schools because they feel that it is just a “theory”. These same people want the “theory” of intelligent design taught in public schools. The problem lies in that there is no scientific evidence to support intelligent design. Thus, teaching it in place of evolution could mean teaching religion in our schools, a practice that is highly frowned upon in a nation of freedom. Extreme evolutionists argue that evolution is a proven fact, and that to believe anything different is complete ignorance.

My viewpoint? Why does evolution have to interfere with the beliefs of Christians or any other faith? It shouldn’t and doesn’t.

The theory of evolution is separate from the opinions of how the world and life itself was created (God, the Big Bang theory, etc.). Evolution only describes the changes of living things through genetics over a long period of time. Evolution doesn’t even have to make the claim that the earth is billions and billions of years old. Evolution needn’t take an extraordinary amount of time. It’s results can be seen even after a thousand years, or less. Results that can clearly be seen every day.

For this example, I shall use dogs. There are numerous diverse breeds of dogs, as different as Chihuahuas and Dalmatians. All of these dogs share a common ancestor with Canis lupus, and yet all have great diversity in both physical appearance and genetic makeup. Is this proof of evolution? Not necessarily, but it is certainly evidence.

In any event, I am not here to make anyone believe or disbelieve in evolution; personally, I don’t care what you believe. I just want you to actually think about this instead of believing what others tell you.

Now, let’s look at some creationist opinions and see if they make any sense (don’t worry, we will look at the evolutionist side as well).

The WWCW (World Wide Christian Web) website makes this claim:
“If evolution is true, then there can be NO moral, legal or ethical standards whatsoever that have any real or ultimate significance or meaning, since all of these have arisen from humans at some point in history, and no human is any better than any other human.”

Does this make any sense at all? Is every evolutionist saying that we don’t have souls? Of course not. Evolution does not make a claim that there is no God; it does not make the claim that we are all here by chance. Apparently, the authors at WWCW do not understand evolution and/or have just picked out the parts they wanted so that they might tear scientific theories down to prove the existence of God. They are taking the opinions of certain biologists as scientific fact.

On the other side of the argument, we have people like Dr. D.M.S. Watson who said, “Evolution is accepted not because it can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible.” (Nature, Aug 10, 1929, p. 233)

Here we are dealing with an ignorant evolutionist. Who knew? These evolutionists refuse to see the whole picture. Evolution does explain the adaptations of a species through time and can even explain the change of genetics in any animal over time, but one thing evolution does not explain the beginning of life.

Until both sides of this argument begin to see things for what they really are, no one is going to get anywhere. Bull headed evolutionists need to stop pretending that they have all the answers, and creationists who insist on spreading their own propaganda as scientific fact need to concede that there are things science actually can explain. Both sides need to realize that there should not be a line between science and religion. Truth is truth, whether scientists or Christians accept it, and constant bickering coupled with the occasional lawsuit is not going to result in anything, except perhaps explosive tempers and more ignorant articles.