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What's Happening, O Men and Women of Varying Sizes of Faith? Open Thread.

ReMarker comments today on the death of Norman Borlaug:

Norman Borlaug, saver of lives, has died.

And that reminds me that we haven’t for some time asked you to share information that you think we all need to know. So I’m asking:

Ho! What news?

19 thoughts on “What's Happening, O Men and Women of Varying Sizes of Faith? Open Thread.”

  1. ReMarker says:

    “God, Creation, and Climate Change” is a refreshing, Bible based view of climate change, instead of the typical, sometimes mean spirited, Bible based views expressed in many of the anti-climate change/pro Bible literalists views of many of the commenters.


  2. ReMarker says:

    “Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Embraces Glenn Beck, Invites Him To Be A Keynote Speaker”, says Think Progress. Link:

  3. qs says:

    Farve wins.

  4. qs says:


    Traficant is in the news too. You think Traficant is a nut or realistic?

    Traficant gives an interesting post-jail interview.

    1. Jim says:

      Anyone who’s been following Jim Traficant over his congressional career should be able to pretty easily conclude that he’s a nut. A greasy, slick, nutty nut. Kind of like a peanut, but greasier.

      He may or may not say something that is realistic, but I wouldn’t believe something on the basis of whether he says it. A broken clock is right twice a day.

      1. qs says:


  5. ReMarker says:

    Billionaires for Wealthcare. My favorite new activist group.

    My new favorite songs:

    Here is a YouTube list of Billionaires for Wealthcare videos.

  6. ReMarker says:

    NOTICE!!! Someone is using my ReMarker name on posts I do NOT make. What’s up with that.

    And while I’ve got you, is there a way to see a list of all my posts?

  7. ReMarker says:

    Flag for Green Man. Van Jones is worth checking out.

    1. Green Man says:

      Sorry, but no, I don’t think that Barack Obama, friend of “clean coal”, is on the vanguard of environmental action. Neither are the Democrats in general. They’re better than the Republicans, but that’s a mighty low standard of success.

      1. Anonymous says:

        As you wish, 4 sure. I don’t know what I expected from you. Maybe a word or 2 of encouragement for anyone promoting positive action on environmental issues. Oh well. Perfect or nothing I guess.

        1. ReMarker says:

          Oops, I forgot to put my username again. sorry.

        2. Green Man says:

          No, it’s not about perfect or nothing. It’s about forwards, not backwards. Obama is promoting expanded offshore drilling and expansion of coal burning power plants. He’s opposed protections for polar bears, for goodness sakes! These are steps in the wrong direction, not just not perfect.

          1. ReMarker says:

            Here are articles that shows you are wrong about Obama “PROMOTING” offshore drilling.

            Here is an article that shows you are wrong about Obama “PROMOTING” the expansion of coal burning power plants.

            This article describes how difficult it is to “save the polar bears” without a comprehensive energy and climate strategy.

            What do you suggest is a viable alternative to oil and coal as energy sources immediately, so the polar bear can be saved? Don’t you think supporting someone that believes changing the status quo of oil and coal is a good thing? Do you think needed changes can happen overnight? Don’t you think American ingenuity, with government support, can make things better? How do we stop all oil and coal polution without replacing them with other energy sources? How do we have that transition without politically supporting people with the courage and willingness to work for those changes?

            You are wrong about the direction of the Obama administration, the same as a child is wrong to want desert before they eat their nutritious meal.

          2. Green Man says:

            ReMarker, check your fury. You responded my statement about offshore drilling by referring to a right wing newspaper’s article about a delay in opening the continental shelf for expanded drilling. It’s a delay to provide for hearings, not a permanent block, and Ken Salazar, Obama’s interior secretary, has openly declared his intention to expand offshore drilling. Your other article, the CNN article, describes a comment by Barack Obama last year, as he was preparing to vote IN FAVOR of expanding offshore drilling. That’s how he voted in the Senate.

            On coal, you cited a year-and-a-half-old article about Obama’s opinion as a candidate. Since that time, Obama has as President supported energy bills that enable the expansion of coal-burning power plants. He’s also supported multiple bills that provide government subsidies to the “clean coal” fraud.

            You can keep on giving Obama excuses and justifications, but as you’re demanding that we go slow, and allow for corporate compromise, and learn to love coal and forget the polar bears, I hope you realize that this approach is not what environmentalists are looking for – it’s what corporate polluters are looking for.

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          4. ReMarker says:

            Sorry I forgot to put my username again. The above Anonymous is me.

            Those articles point out that your claim of “Obama promoting” is wrong.

            Again, what do YOU suggest? Your answer must be actionable ofc.

  8. ReMarker says:

    Blackwater’s latest initiative. Blackwater Offers Training to ‘Faith Based Organizations’.

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