The Left has lost its way over Libya By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
26 July, 2011

U.S. Out of Libya

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In an essentially excellent piece Sarah Flounders’ ‘Libya: Demonization and Self-determination‘, near the beginning under the sub-head ‘What should be the response to this terror?’ she writes: Continue reading

Gravity Breakthrough: Springing into a Gravitational Revolution By Roland Michel Tremblay

By Roland Michel Tremblay
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The Marginal
27 July, 2011

Gravity is one of the most familiar everyday phenomena, yet it has mystified scientists and laymen for centuries. Even today, although the current official position on gravity is a continual “space-time warping” around objects – a claim from Einstein’s General Relativity theory, it is also still widely considered an endless attracting force emanating from objects, as claimed in Newton’s gravitational theory. Setting aside the troubling implications of two different physical descriptions of gravity in our science for the moment, it turns out that the behavior of a simple spring may hold the final answer to this age-old mystery.

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The US and the New Middle East: The Gulf

Dandelion Salad

 on Jul 26, 2011

Protest at Pearl Roundabout

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Fault Lines’ Seb Walker travels to the Gulf to look at US policy in the region, and to explore why the United States has taken an interventionist policy in Libya, but not in Bahrain, where there has been a brutal crackdown on protesters. Why does the White House strongly back democracy in one Arab country, but not another?

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