Thursday, March 16, 2006

Immigration, gay muslims, lawyers and architecture

The Great Immigration Debate: Getting Beyond Denial is a great article on immigration by Marc Cooper . He talks about the economic issues like the rampant poverty south of the border, the rampant greed north of it and the various proposals floating around. The coments are also pertinent and rational in their output.

Gay-vs.-Muslim Soccer Set in Netherlands. And yes they mention the fact that gay muslims can choose which side to be on. At least they're trying!

In Annie Cheney's book Body Brokers: Inside America's Underground Trade in Human Remains one learns that "In Gainesville, Florida, she takes a tour of a factory where crushed human bone is turned into precision-tooled orthopedic tools." Tools from human parts.Umm! What does that remind me of, now? (Boing Boing)

A love story told in scale format. It's beautiful! It's intelligent design (the story that is) (Pharyngula)

Lawyers can be great sometimes: "On Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, in Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify.
At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"
Raskin replied: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."
The room erupted into applause." (Again via Pharyngula)

The image on the left is a roof of an University library. Picnic enabling roof. Those Dutch!! (via Pruned)


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