Monthly Archives: January 2003

“Life’s a bitch”, said our friend Schopenhauer “It is painful, it’s hard and it’s dour! I’m not pessimistic but just a statistic” and he slipped stepping out of the shower. The Cartesian method of doubt should have made ole’ Descartes … Continue reading

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Well now! The BBC is reporting that no less than eight European nations have declared their support for the United States in removing Saddam from power. In a joint letter to various newspapers, the leaders of Britain, Spain, Italy, Portugal, … Continue reading

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I have to admit, I am really torn on this one folks. Fredericksburg City Council just approved $100K of the taxpayers dollars to cover legal expenses incurred as a result of the 18-count lawsuit rendered by former Councilman Gordon Shelton … Continue reading

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Iran Acknowledges Uranium Find But they say that the highly enriched uranium was a contaminant from its previous buyer: In Vienna, IAEA spokesman Mark Gwozdecky would not comment on the Iranian acknowledgement. He said a team of senior agency inspectors … Continue reading

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I just couldn’t let this one go unsaid. Tacitus.org just gave one of the best rattling of the pacifists who are playing apologist for every brutal modern-day dictator. The full text can be found here. The article goes into great … Continue reading

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A far cry from the 100,000 promised, about half as many anti-war protesters joined the small contingent of pro-war supporters in Washington today. The BBC reported: More than 50,000 Americans converged on the National Mall in the centre of Washington, … Continue reading

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All I can say is, it’s about time! VATICAN URGES CATHOLIC POLITICIANS NOT TO DIVORCE FAITH FROM PUBLIC LIFE Doctrinal Note Touches on Abortion and Euthanasia VATICAN CITY, JAN. 16, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Catholic politicians must be consistent with their faith … Continue reading

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Justice Scalia spoke briefly at a ceremony commemorating the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. His speech was nothing short of excellent, and his insistence that the Establishment Clause of the Constitution is erroneously understood and applied is well taken. Justice … Continue reading

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AHA! Philosophy Now! reprinted the article on Just War doctrine! Read it! When is it right to go to war? How should war be waged? The Church in the Middle Ages developed a complex doctrine of the Just War, which … Continue reading

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Doing a bit of research as far as current philosophical conferences and call for papers is concerned. During this search I stumbled upon the website of Dr. Stephen Norquist. He has a number of interesting articles and unpublished works, including: … Continue reading

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