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Respecting the Beliefs of Others

In time for Easter from The Dilbert Blog:

I also wonder if showing respect for all beliefs is causing more problems than it’s avoiding. The only thing that keeps most people from acting on their absurd beliefs is the fear that other people will treat them like frickin’ retards. Mockery is an important social tool for squelching stupidity. At least that’s what I tell people after I mock them. Or to put it another way, I’ve never seen anyone change his mind because of the power of a superior argument or the acquisition of new facts. But I’ve seen plenty of people change behavior to avoid being mocked.

Mock here.


April 15, 2006 in spirituality | Permalink | Comments (0)

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel to Announce His Candidacy for Democratic Nomination for President of the United States

On Monday, April 17, 10 a.m. at the The National Press Club United States Senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska, 1969-1980) will announce his Candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States.


A little more here.


More on Mike here.

April 13, 2006 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mountain climber takes on challenge of multiple sclerosis

Maggie Schneider wasn't sleeping well. Her head ached; her stomach rumbled. She was more than halfway into a 39-mile trek up Mt. Everest with a leg left numb by multiple sclerosis.

At 11,000 feet, she decided to put off taking the injection that would help her.

"I will postpone my shot until we get to another rest day in three days. That is only two days late, so that will work," she wrote in an e-mail to her husband, Paul, from Namche Bazaar, a regional trading center almost halfway up the mountain.

She gets flu-like symptoms for 24 hours after the shots and wanted to delay that until she could rest, she said, shrugging off the choice during an interview at her office at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is an adviser.

I'm always adjusting my "Avonex" days. The day after is always so unpredictable.

Climb higher here.

April 13, 2006 in people | Permalink