American Indian Singer & Songwriter Joanne Shenandoah in Need of Liver Transplant

  GoFundMe Account has been set up for needed financial assistance Published February 18, 2016 ONEIDA NATION—Award-winning singer and songwriter Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) is in need of a liver transplant. Shenandoah, 58, became ill last summer with a bacterial infection. Shenandoah contacted the infection after a visit to a hospital last June. A GoFundMe account […]

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Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs Arrives in Palm Springs

Published February 18, 2016 PALM SPRINGS – Into its sixth day, the Longest Walk 5 – Passed through Palm Springs on Thursday afternoon, Febr  uary 18, 2016, in Palm Springs with some 125 people as it walks across America to declare war on drugs usage among American Indians. The Longest Walk 5 – War on […]

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Frustration and Anger as Syria Prevails

By Jeremy Salt  As the Syrian army advances on Raqqa and seals off supply routes to the armed gangs inside Aleppo, no surprise that there is another spike in the propaganda war, this time directed against Russia. Frustration and anger is driving Turkish cross-border shelling of Kurdish and Syrian army positions. Yet in many respects […]

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In The Beginning…Was Atheism

Socrates was accused of atheism - which he denied

Earliest evidence for atheism predates Jesus by at least 500 years, Cambridge professor argues
 
A new Cambridge University study argues that atheism is in fact one of the world’s oldest religions – long predating Christianity and Islam.
 
Far from being the result of scientific breakthroughs or modern mass education, the belief that there were no gods was relatively common in the ancient world, research by Prof Tim Whitmarsh, a leading Cambridge classicist, concludes copy buffett review.
 
But the “ancient atheism” was effectively written out of history after Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire after the reign of Constantine in the early 4th Century, heralding a new era of state-imposed belief, Prof Whitmarsh, Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge, argues.

Relatively productive, cooperative session comes to an end

For a 30-day session — one during which shifting economic forecasts necessitated a rewrite of the fiscal year 2017 budget — the session of the New Mexico Legislature that ended Thursday was arguably productive. From driver’s licenses to the state’s finances, Democrats and Republicans worked together to find compromise.