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Religulous

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Finally saw Religulous the documentary movie the other night – I didn’t realize that Bill Maher was actually on the same boat as me, and that the end of the film was as much of an indictment against religion as it turned out to be. I was honestly very glad to see someone else feeling […]

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Yodok Stories

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20,000,000 people are being held prisoner in North Korea. They are starving, resorting to cannibalism. Completely cut off from the world, they have no media and no sources of information except for occasional helium balloons carrying leaflets sent by sympathetic people in the South. It’s as if they live 70 or 100 years in the […]

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! DECIMATE

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Okay people. Please help me with this one. Even PBS’s NOVA is wrong on it, and it’s worrying me. Decimate == REDUCE by ONE TENTH. To decimate something is to destroy ten percent of it. People CONSTANTLY misuse this word. They should be using the word “devastate” instead. DEVASTATE, not decimate. You may now return […]

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