No Cartoon, Or We'll Kill You - Can you imagine a radical Christian group saying something like, "If you make a newspaper cartoon of Jesus, we'll come after you!"
Probably not. Newspapers across America have, from time-to-time, expressed the right of freedom of expression to create and publish such cartoons about the Christian religion.
However, when this recently happened in Denmark, radical Muslims threatened the newspaper, and just about everyone related to the newspaper, due to a cartoon about Mohammad.
Of course, not many people appreciate newspapers mocking religious symbols, such as Jesus, Mohammad and/or Buddha. However, and perhaps because those of us who live in a free society support things like freedom of expression (within certain boundries); further, we tolerate, not threaten, media types that publish religious cartoons.
Do you think any U.S. newspaper would ever produce a cartoon mocking Mohammad after his recent incident?
I doubt it. On the other hand, the U.S. media will limit religious cartoon humor to Jesus, Buddha, etc. (But not Mohammad.)
Perhaps radical Muslims won the day by sending a strong message to Denmark and other free nations to mock any religious figure, but Mohammad.
Oil Reserves In Canada - It is possible that the United States could import more oil from Canada than from any nation in the Middle East within the next 20 years.
The U.S. is expected to increase oil purchases from 1.6 million to 2.7 million barrels of oil a day within 20 years from Canadian oil companies.
Where is all this oil in Canada?
It is reported that the soil in Alberta, Canada, might hold more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia.
Hmmm, can you image the lifestyle of the oilmen in Alberta in the next 20 years? (And some Canadians actually think Quebec is important!) Here's to the oil cowboys from Alberta … and a wealthy Canada.
Thanks To Chief Justice John Marshall - If you read about the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, then there is one chief justice that led the way to make the Supreme Court the most powerful branch of government that is today - Chief Justice John Marshall.
When Justice Marshall was confirmed to his court seat the Supreme Court was weak and falling apart; some people actually thought the entire U.S. Supreme Court system might be dissolved. The justices themselves rode on circuit to cover various court systems (outside of Washington). The U.S. court was treated as the third most important branch of government until John Marshall arrived.
Today, few people question the power of the Supreme Court in Washington.
How important was John Marshall?
Perhaps the most important justice of the court system. He established the Supreme Court as final interpreter of our U.S. Constitution … and that is a big deal. (Just ask Democrats and Republicans).
If the court was not so important, Democrats would not have made such a spectacle of the recent Supreme Court justice appointment hearings in the Senate committee.
Yes, the Supreme Court is now the most powerful branch of government, thanks to John Marshall
Pinellas County School System Avoids The Book - When students study biology (science) in Pinellas County they will find no mention of intelligent design (creation) in the authorized school book(s).
In fact, one of the professors who spoke-out against the use of intelligent design in a recent court case is one of the science authors of our authorized Pinellas County Science book.
Anti-intelligent design, this outspoken, activist professor's book should also have been tossed by our school system "book review" committee. After all, if our school board is trying to be "politically correct," they should eliminate both sides of this argument - and ride in the middle of the road.
Perhaps, but let's not talk about it in an intelligent way.
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