Reasonably Ascertainable Reality

Thoughts and musings on current events and other random occurrences.

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Friday, July 21, 2006

This might be

the awesomest thing I've ever watched.

Watch it.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Your tax dollars at work

In keeping with the broad tradition of 'abstinence-only' sex education, yet again, your tax dollars are funding what is supposed to be a trusted resource for women in crisis, yet instead, is preaching false information in order to dissuade those women from obtaining an abortion.

One pregnancy center told a congressional aide the risk of cancer after an abortion could be 80 percent higher, the report noted. Ford said she doubted a pregnancy center would go that far, but the Web site for a pregnancy center in Albuquerque says the risk for cancer after an abortion is 50 percent or greater.
In February 2003, a National Cancer Institute workshop concluded that having an abortion or miscarriage does not increase a woman's subsequent risk of developing breast cancer.

Now, I'm sympathetic to the arguement that tax dollars shouldn't be used to fund things that people find morally reprehensible. I sometimes think that the greater good of humanity outweighs the 'moral issue', in cases like stem cell research.

However, if these centers are recieving federal money, at the same time as religious conservatives are railing about abortion being "federally subsidized", the least they could do is provide women with the truth in the middle of all their preaching.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Tennis in all its glory

Just a quick post to say "WATCH WIMBLEDON" this weekend. We have perhaps two of the most intriguining finals to come down the pike in my lifetime.


Mauresmo v. Henin-Hardenne: rematch of the Australian where Mauresmo won her first grand slam trophy after Henin-Hardenne defaulted at 1-6, 0-2. In case anyone was wondering, she was getting crushed and Mauresmo was on track to finally put to bed her "choke" demons. Henin-Hardenne never gave her the chance and Mauresmo, now number 1 in the world, never got the exhaultation of the final point. The crowd will be HEAVILY behind Mauresmo.


Federer v. Nadal: Federer has lost only 4 times this year. All four times to Nadal, most recently in the French Open final where Federer again failed to complete the career grand slam.

My picks?

I want Mauresmo to crush Henin-Hardenne. I think this one is too close to call though.

I want Nadal to win just to give some life to men's tennis. But I'm picking Federer. He's just too tough and experienced on grass to the newbie Nadal, however much success he's had at Wimbledon this year.

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