The rally for nothing in particular

The atheist “Reason Rally” that will take place in Washington on Saturday, March 24 symbolizes the growing strength of atheism in American culture and politics. Events of this kind are meant to get our attention and to generate media interest and articles such as this one. So as people prepare to gather on the National Mall…

The 5 Grossest Things You’re Eating

There are two types of reality food shows on TV. The first features mouthwatering meals we wish we could eat right off our flat-screens. The second subjects us to gag-inducing footage of people wolfing down bull testicles, duck embryos, and puréed insects. Is your kitchen more a) MasterChef or b) Fear Factor? I’m sorry to say, the…

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

Date: January 26, 2012 Contact: seminary@andrews.edu The Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary welcomes Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, as the keynote speaker for the annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium. The symposium is held at the Seminary on the campus of Andrews University and runs from Jan. 31–Feb. 3, 2012. The symposium is free…

Republicans Blasts Obama After National Debt Surpasses Economic Output

Fiscal watchdogs and Republican lawmakers are expressing dismay at new figures showing the U.S. debt has now exceeded the nation’s economic output, a threshold used by President Obama’s fiscal commission in 2010 to warn that massive federal deficit spending would sink the U.S. economy. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. gross domestic product…

20 tons of herring wash up on Norway coast

An estimated 20 tons of dead herring fish mysteriously washed up on the cost of Norway and then disappeared. The fish remains turned up on Norway’s northern coast on New Year’s Eve, and officials are still looking to explain just how and why they showed up. “People say that something similar happened in the 80s,” said…

Anti-Putin protests draw tens of thousands

MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of Russians jammed a Moscow avenue Saturday to demand free elections and an end to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s 12-year rule, in the largest show of public outrage since the protests 20 years ago that brought down the Soviet Union. Gone was the political apathy of recent years as many…

China’s Hu Reportedly Tells Navy to Get Ready for Military Combat

As tensions grow over local maritime disputes and U.S. influence in the South China Sea, China’s president said Tuesday that its navy should “make extended preparations for military combat,” the AFP reported. President Hu Jintao told the Central Military Commission its navy should modernize in the interest of national security. The Chinese navy has grown in recent…

Occupy Wall Street, unions get their activism together

By Peter Wallsten, Published: October 20 The Occupy Wall Street protests that began as a nebulous mix of social and economic grievances are becoming more politically organized — with help from some of the country’s largest labor unions. Labor groups are mobilizing to provide office space, meeting rooms, photocopying services, legal help, food and other necessities to the…

Putin slams Clinton for encouraging protesters

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin strongly criticized U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, accusing her of encouraging and funding Russians protesting election fraud, and warned of a wider Russian crackdown on dissent. By describing Russia’s parliamentary election as rigged, Putin said Clinton “gave a signal” to his opponents. “They heard this signal and with the…