Brian’s Links 11 April 2011

Forgiving your murderers before they kill you. This article links to a free e-book called “Why Forgive?” and relates to a new movie – Of Gods and Men – about monks in Algeria killed by terrorists in 1996.

Have you ever wanted to flood the world?  Ever wondered what it woudl look like if the sea level rose 15 meters?  Well here is an interactive map of sea level rise!  WOW!

Oh, and the real reason for the war in Libya?  Well, just saving poor rebels from a maniacal dictator is hardly enough.  We haven’t started bombing Yemen or Bahrain, after all.  A real war requires a slightly more adequate adversary.  Why?  Because what good wars really do is advertise weapons systems.

Listen to your ancestors: they might tell you to build above the last tsunami line.

A Dominican and one of the founders of the GTU goes to hang out at the mall.  Dominican = Order of Preachers… imagine that!  In the mall!

Do you have behavioral problems?  Well have we got the pill for you!  The morality pill.

Bolivia gives equal rights to nature.  While this sounds like it could be a good idea, I can just see it going terrible wrong.  But I’ll let someone else write the science fiction movie for that one.

Whoops. The Catholic World Youth Day Youth Catechism recommends contraception.  Someone should have checked that final draft a little more closely.

Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning’s treatment by Obama’s administration is condemned by Obama’s former Constitutional law professor at Harvard. Ouch.

And the UN condemns Manning’s treatment too. Yeah, that’s right, condemned like they condemn 3rd world dictators, except its us.

Penultimately, a new commandment I shall give you. Thou shalt not bring thine own lunch to school. It might be unhealthy, so thou shall not eat of it.

Finally, a quiz.  Is it Ayn Rand or Dr. Doom?

Okay, really lastly now!  A gigantic wooden Japanese xylophone in the forest.

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