DO YOU agree that Western governments ought to be able to torture people suspected of terrorism and detain them without charge indefinitely, or do you support al-Qaeda? Do you think drug users should be subject to the harshest penalties the law allows, or should elementary-school cafeterias serve pot brownies for dessert? In this world there are only good guys and bad guys, and it is always easy to tell them apart. If you disagree with any of this, well then, we know which side you're on, don't we?
ABC News 5 Ways Meditation Gives Your Brain a Boost ABC News But then, a few years ago, I heard about an explosion of scientific research suggesting that meditation has an extraordinary range of health benefits.
WASHINGTON -- A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama's announcement that he...
Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk Huffington Post
There are, of course, many takes on the virtues of walking. For Thomas Jefferson, the purpose of walking was to clear the mind of thoughts. "The object of walking is to relax the mind," he wrote. "You should therefore not permit yourself even to think while you walk. But divert your attention by the objects surrounding you."
For others, like Nietzsche, walking was essential for thinking. "All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking," he wrote in Twilight of the Idols. For Ernest Hemingway, walking was a way of developing his best thoughts while mulling a problem. "I would walk along the quais when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out," he wrote in A Moveable Feast. "It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood." For Jefferson, walking was also "the best possible exercise," while for Henry David Thoreau, walking wasn't just a means to an end, it was the end itself
"Quebec voters gave a resounding no to the prospects of holding a third referendum on independence from Canada, handing the main separatist party in the French-speaking province one of its worst electoral defeats ever."
Quebec, which is 80 percent French-speaking, has plenty of autonomy already. The province of 8.1 million sets its own income tax, has its own immigration policy favoring French speakers, and has legislation prioritizing French over English. But many Quebecois have long dreamed of an independent Quebec, as they at times haven't felt respected and have worried about the survival of their language in English-speaking North America.
The document released on the White House web site to “prove” to the American people that the Syrian government had used poison gas -- allegedly the neurotoxin Sarin -- to kill hundreds of civilians, is so flawed and lacking in real proof that if...
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