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Thursday July 5, 2007

Islam: An interesting article at Yahoo in which they discuss “a socio-economic trend in which wealthy [Islamic] families highly educate their sons, who sometimes become radical and have the education they need to become leaders.”

Environment: The “Chicago Sun Times says “Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny.”

Du Jour: Joe Carter tells us that he is a jerk. “In almost every one of my relationships there comes a point when the other person–whether acquaintance, friend, or coworker–realizes that I’m kind of a jerk.”


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