Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HOT5 Daily 11/24/2010

1. "Yeonpyeong - Navy Notes 24 Hours Later" Informative post regarding the Korean situation. 

Representative Sample: the US will do exactly what they did following the Cheonan attack - shift the pressure China. I think it is pretty clear the inability of China to address North Korean following the Cheonan incident cost China considerable credibility in the region this year.

2. "Thank the Founders for slow government" Excellent points. 

Representative Sample: It was a conscious choice to design a system that would make rapid and radical change extremely difficult. The end result being that Americans have to feel really, really strongly about something for an extended period of time in order to impact the election of enough officials to make substantial changes.

3. "What Is Atheism To You? Conversations With Craig the Christian 1" A good discussion of atheism.  

Representative Sample: Atheism has no belief system, same as science and math. If you read the definition for a belief system, it’s the opposite to what an atheist comes to understand. A belief is an opinion without proof. It’s faith. It is the antithesis of logic and evidence.

4. "Tuesday Map: The world rearranged by population" If you haven't seen this, it's pretty interesting. 

Representative Sample: it's a graphic.

5. "The Rights of Women in Islam" Propaganda vs. actual views.

Representative Sample: Two weeks after I started blogging in January of 2006 I wrote Muslims have no Sense of Humor. But after looking at the poster at the top of this article declaring that Mohammed believed in women's rights, I laughed so hard I almost passed out.

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