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Anciens présidents: La France s’invente son Carter (Chirac gets his foundation and France its very own Carter)

Posted on Lundi 19 mai 2008

Après sa “CNN à la française“, l’ancien président Chirac va-t-il enfin offrir à la patrie reconnaissante et en sa propre personne son Carter français?

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Ouvrons le débat sur la politique étrangère américaine

Posted on Lundi 19 mai 2008

Bring On the Foreign Policy Debate

By JOHN R. BOLTON
May 19, 2008; Page A15

President Bush’s speech to Israel’s Knesset, where he equated « negotiat[ing] with the terrorists and radicals » to « the false comfort of appeasement, » drew harsh criticism from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders. They apparently thought the president was talking about them, and perhaps he was.

Wittingly or not, the president may well have created a defining moment in the 2008 campaign. And Mr. Obama stepped right into the vortex by saying he was willing to debate John McCain on national security « any time, any place. » Mr. McCain should accept that challenge today.

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Sittingbull @ 18:41
Filed under: Posts in English andPrésidentielle américaine 2008
31.000 savants contre Gore

Posted on Lundi 19 mai 2008

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On tombe dans l’erreur du consensus et des grands nombres, comme l’autre côté (celui de Gore) ; or le consensus de la masse n’a rien à voir avec la science, seuls des spécialistes devraient avoir la parole, mais enfin:

May 15, 2008 12:39 PM EDT

Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM)

Who: Dr. Arthur Robinson of the OISM

What: release of names in OISM « Petition Project »

When: 10 AM, Monday May 19

Where: Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC

Why: the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) will announce that more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming. The purpose of OISM’s Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of « settled science » and an overwhelming « consensus » in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climate damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.

It is evident that 31,072 Americans with university degrees in science – including 9,021 PhDs, are not « a few. » Moreover, from the clear and strong petition statement that they have signed, it is evident that these 31,072 American scientists are not « skeptics. »

CONTACT: Audrey Mullen, +1-703-548-1160, for the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Sittingbull @ 05:44
Filed under: Posts in English andRéchauffement et science
Bush mérite notre soutien

Posted on Lundi 19 mai 2008

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Ne serait-ce que pour ces piqûres de rappel aux Égyptiens:

For example, some say that democracy is a Western value that America seeks to impose on unwilling citizens. This is a condescending form of moral relativism. The truth is that freedom is a universal right — the Almighty’s gift to every man, woman, and child on the face of Earth. And as we’ve seen time and time again, when people are allowed to make a choice between freedom and the alternative, they choose freedom. In Afghanistan, 8 million people defied the terrorist threats to vote for a democratic President. In Iraq, 12 million people waved ink-stained fingers to celebrate the first democratic election in decades. And in a recent survey of the Muslim world, there was overwhelming support for one of the central tenets of democracy, freedom of speech: 99 percent in Lebanon, 94 percent here in Egypt, and 92 percent in Iran.

There are people who claim that democracy is incompatible with Islam. But the truth is that democracies, by definition, make a place for people of religious belief. America is one of the most — is one of the world’s leading democracies, and we’re also one of the most religious nations in the world. More than three-quarters of our citizens believe in a higher power. Millions worship every week and pray every day. And they do so without fear of reprisal from the state. In our democracy, we would never punish a person for owning a Koran. We would never issue a death sentence to someone for converting to Islam. Democracy does not threaten Islam or any religion. Democracy is the only system of government that guarantees their protection.

Sittingbull @ 05:33
Filed under: Islamisme et RATP/ROP andPosts in English