Archive for August, 2008

Carnival of the Liberals #72

I’m a day late in posting this, but thanks to all your fine efforts, tons of great submissions were sent in for Carnival of the Liberals #72 and many cute kittens were saved from the wrath of the almighty. So if you haven’t gotten a chance yet, head on over to Washington Interns Gone Bad for your biweekly dose of the best of the liberal blogosphere. The next edition of Carnival of the Liberals is September 10th…

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New Humanist Symposium

The latest retro text e-zine styled edition of the Humanist Symposium is out now at The Uncredible Hallq. Next edition is at FreeThought Fort Wayne…

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Biden will be Obama’s Veep

It’s official. Joe Biden is Obama’s pick for the Vice President spot on the Democratic ticket. CNN says the text messages went out about an hour ago. I admit to be being a little miffed ’cause I never got mine. Actually, I signed up for the e-mail alert…

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The latest edition of Carnival of the Liberals was just posted a few minutes ago by Ames at Submitted To A Candid World. Ames found it impossible to choose just ten and decided to make #71 an extended edition. Hey, we’re all for creative breaking of the rules! Next up on August 27th is Washington Interns Gone Bad so keep those submissions coming.

Also, a little public service announcement for a long time friend of CotL. Montag…

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It’s what could be considered a best of times, worst of times scenario for Amtrak. Rising fuel costs mean that Amtrak ridership is steadily increasing. Yet Amtrak can’t keep up after decades of slashed budgets and neglect. Actually, it sounds downright dismal if Amtrak doesn’t get needed funding. According to Amtrak CEO Alex Kummaut, it’ll take upwards of a decade and $3 billion to replace Amtrak’s current rolling stock…

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This is very cool. The American Humanist Association is offering a free on-line membership. Just go here and select “Free Trial! Online-Only Membership” from the drop-down menu, click “Add to Cart” and complete the checkout process. While you don’t get all the benefits of belonging to the AHA, you do get “exclusive access to the Humanist Online and Free Mind Online (coming soon), in addition to up-to-the-minute news on AHA activities and programs…

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Phil Plait new president of JREF

For anyone who might have missed it, James Randi announced that the “Bad Astronomer” Phil Pait will be the new president of the James Randi Educational Foundation. This is really exciting news as we all wondered who Randi would pass the torch to. I can’t think of a better person for the job than Phil…

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