Category: UD Newswatch highlights
|June 6, 2018||Posted by kairosfocus under Geo-strategic issues, UD Newswatch highlights|
. . . which was decisive, not only for the Second World War but for the Cold War. For a dominant, totalitarian state in control of Mackinder’s Heartland and ranging to the Atlantic would have sobering global geostrategic consequences. D-Day Beaches vid. Summary of the thesis: “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who […]
|March 14, 2018||Posted by kairosfocus under Cosmology, UD Newswatch highlights|
Chicago Tribune: >>Stephen Hawking, the British physicist whose body was chained to a wheelchair by the ravages of a degenerative neuromuscular disease, but whose mind soared to the boundaries of the universe and beyond, died Wednesday morning in Cambridge, England. He was 76. His death came from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known […]
|February 21, 2018||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, General interest, UD Newswatch highlights|
. . . at age 99 years. Condolences to those who mourn. Thoughts? END
|February 16, 2018||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, Ethics, Governance & control vs anarchy, Society, UD Newswatch highlights|
First, condolences and prayers for victims and families. Daily Mail has a useful header that seems to capture key themes to ponder as we head into the weekend: These was of course — within minutes — the usual talking point exchange on firearms, gun-free [= target-rich] zones, mental illness and effects of certain antidepressants, affiliations […]
2018 March for Life in Washington, DC: 45th annual response to the 1973 Abortion on Demand US Supreme Court Decision
|January 19, 2018||Posted by kairosfocus under Constitution, Courts, Culture, Embryology, Ethics, Evolutionary materialism's amorality, UD Newswatch highlights|
Today is the March for life in Washington DC. Speakers include: Rep. Paul Ryan, Pam Tebow, Matt Birk and others. We have someone on the ground from the UD family and will be giving updates as we get them across the day. Remember, globally, the abortion holocaust toll rises at a million or thereabouts per […]
AFP tells us regarding the current Consumer Electronics Show (CES): >>Tech is the new religion, offering hope of salvation in a troubled world as industry leaders converge in Las Vegas this week. Technology will not just help us communicate better and give us bolder and brighter screens. It is promising to end urban congestion, treat […]
|March 4, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, UD Newswatch highlights|
Preliminary thoughts are here, I have a very queasy feeling in my tummy over this one. For historical context, here is Wiki’s summary of developments coming out of the 1938 “Peace in our time” crisis of 1938, which began with German agitation over the claimed plight of the Sudeten Germans living under Czech rule — […]
Where of course, Ms Palin is a capital example of the way the cultural controversies too often play out, including over design theory, in an atmosphere of well-poisoning contempt largely — though obviously not only [can we all agree to disagree without being unnecessarily disagreeable?] — coming from the side that imagines it is the vanguard of scientifically informed progress and too often sees those who differ with them as by and large “ignorant, stupid, insane or wicked.”.
So, why not have a UD thread to allow tracking the development at our favourite site for discussion?
(I don’t find the general coverage particularly well organised or insightful, let’s see if we can do better.)
Also, the unfolding crisis and reactions to it are highly revealing on the cultural civil war across our civilisation centred on issues tied to the debates over origins and linked ethical foundations of culture: if humans are morally governed beings, what does that mean?
Let us ponder, together.
UD regulars and visitors are therefore also encouraged to add links to tracking information below as this story unfolds now that an ultimatum seems to have been given (or was it . . . even that seems fuzzy). END
PS: A question of agent provocation sniping has been raised in thread by JWT which I just saw March 6th, so here is the clip with the taped phone call, reflect on 7:11 on in light of the context:
Nasty whichever way it goes, but the geo-strategically pivotal issue is Russian intervention, the illegitimacy of which is seen from the removal of national identification from uniforms.