Daily Archives: February 25, 2006

Thoughtful podcasts

Among the many podcasts I listen to, there are some very thoughtful, thought provoking and informative shows. They all have a progressive political slant and promote skepticism. Skepticism is a good thing. You should always be skeptical of the things that people in power (be it political, managerial, or religious) tell you. As the old phrase goes, power corrupts. Anyone in a position of power tends to want to defend that position and maintain it. From a Derek and Swoopy in Atlanta, Georgia comes Skepticality, the first podcast I heard in this vein. They discuss various issues in the news and interview people like James Randi and Bob Carroll of The Skeptics Dictionary. Skepticality led me to Point of Inquiry which is produced by the Center for Inquiry. I recently heard a great interview on their with Richard Dawkins about his recent documentary The Root of All Evil?. Finally, I found Rabble Radio through the Canadian Podcast Buffet. The thing that drew me to Rabble Radio was that one of the hosts is from Hamilton, Ontario, where I grew up. They talk about things going on in Canada and regularly do stories in and around Hamilton. Even if you have never heard of Hamilton it is worth listening too for a Canadian perspective on events in Canada and around the world.

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Backed Dubai Port Deal

This headline

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is all the information I need to know that this deal must be stopped. The same people who told us that the weapons in Iraq were a slam dunk, are now endorsing this port management deal. This is not about racism, after all I am of Arab descent. This is about the fact that probably the most corrupt regime in the history of the United States wants to do a deal to give control of major US ports to a company that is controlled by a corrupt regime that helped funnel money to finance the biggest attack ever on US territory. Clearly the actions of the Bush administration have proved them to be incompetent and untrustworthy. If they say this is a good deal, it almost certainly is not.