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November 25, 2004
Theo Van Gogh's Film
Both Heather and I were surprised at how relatively tame this was. Though it is an indictment of the way women are treated it has as much or more to do with the societal norms as it does a particular form of Islam.
Definitely worth watching.Posted by hoffmang at 11:21 AM
November 11, 2004
Global Warming - On Mars
I am a skeptic about global warming here on earth. I'm easily convinced that temperatures are increasing historically and thus agree that it is occurring. What I don't so quickly agree with is the hubris involved with predicting that it is humanity's fault. One of the main items I had pointed at as evidence that we don't know what we're talking about is that science can't yet explain the Little Ice Age and the reasons for its end.
Now I read that Mars is experiencing global warming too. Since we aren't releasing CO2 - which is a crucial component of combustion - there, it stands to reason that solar activity is driving much of the warming of both planets.
November 09, 2004
Held To Higher Standards
First I want to say that I really like the Dutch. Second I want to say that the murder of Theo van Gogh is terribly disgusting. It seems profound that a descendant of van Gogh was killed in the clash between western civilization and the last gasp of Islamic Fascism because he was exposing the horrible way women are treated by that movement.
That said, I want to point out something sad from all of this. After multiple attacks on Americans at arguably far worse levels, our population never took it upon themselves to burn Muslim schools.
The US is held to a higher standard, and we generally achieve it. I wonder how much condemnation of the Dutch we will hear in the MSM here and in Europe?Posted by hoffmang at 11:38 PM