Today we supposedly celebrate “Earth Day.” Until 1970, this day was known as the birthday of Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and first head of the Soviet state. Perhaps we should call it “Watermelon Day” — the day on which each of us looks Green on the outside while remaining Red on the inside.
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We watched a show on the Discover channel last night dealing with the large dinosaur graveyard in Utah that contains a large number of Falcarius utahensis bones. Of course there were the typical confident pronouncements about conditions, creatures, and events millions and millions of years ago, but the description of this creature’s evolutionary path was especially striking.
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The complete exoneration of the Duke lacrosse team members of rape charges got me thinking about other seemingly similar abuses of government power, as evidenced by prosecutorial zeal.
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Shock jock Don Imus has shown that, to race baiters such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, race does matter … sometimes, more than anything else.
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According to the news today, an earthquake in the Solomon Islands has lifted a prime coral reef 10 feet free of the sea, effectively destroying the reef. That is, in a couple of minutes, “nature” destroyed something in a way that man could not have, short of using nuclear devices.
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A friend of mine went to the Australian Open this year, and while down under he visited the Great Barrier Reef. He said that the water was so warm — 93 degrees — that the reef was dying. There are those among us — to whom I refer as liberal conservationists — who believe this rise in water temperature is due to human-caused global warming. For example, there is the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which falsely claims:
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