"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Planetary Classification Proposal
(C)2009 Ignoring the IAU's politically motivated and unscientific classification of planets (which only applies to our solar system), I've decided to make my own proposal.
I invite anyone to try to shoot holes in my proposal.
My proposal - (seriously, freely distribute this but at least give me credit if you use it) - actually gives our solar system a maximum of 10 PRIME planets, although we would come out with several "Secondary" "rogue" and "non-solar" planets.
The Peaceless Human Condition
Below is an exchange between a Libertarian Friend and my Liberal self. thinkingblue
I am a fan of Thom Hartmann. I think he is the most intelligence voice on the radio. He endorsed one of my books years ago because I also honored his writing. So what I want this blog to be about is not a critique of Thom but an encouragement for him to change a policy he seems to have in which he ignores, dismisses, avoids or refutes any opportunity to dialogue about the overwhelming facts about 9/11 and the absurd conclusions about it from the official commission.
If this is true, it's very disheartening!
Sadly, few in the liberal or progressive media even want to talk about Israel’s recent murderous attack on the humanitarian aid ships - certainly not Thom. Amy Goodman is an (the only?) exception. She recently showed clips of a video smuggled out by one of the members of the flotilla showing an Israeli trooper pumping 4 bullets into the head of a wounded activist lying prostrate and helpless at his feet. The victim may have been the young man who held U.S. citizenship.
Hi Thom, Right after hosting Thanksgiving dinner last November, I had severe pain in my left arm and shoulder and couldn't raise my arm without pain. My orthopedic doctor diagnosed a frozen shoulder after taking exrays (which didn't show any arthritis). He said there was nothing to do but he "reassured" me he had never seen it last longer than a year. I called a chiropractor who said, with a lot of confidence, that he could take care of it. I was skeptical but went to see him the next day. He used some kind of machine that felt like a heavy tapping on my
I was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder (adhesive capulitis) several years ago. I was told the symptoms usually resolve themselves after 12-18 months, but the pain and limited use of my left arm really restricted my activities. I opted for treatment.