Thursday, October 08, 2009

Gotta Love That Einstein

This is from a letter Einstein wrote to a friend a year or so before his death....

The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.

The only thing I would disagree with is that many of the stories in the bible are far from god sending two bears to slaughter a group of children because they made fun of a guy who was bald. WTF???

Monday, October 05, 2009

Double Standard??

Exactly why is it that Israel gets to play by a different set of rules regarding nuclear weapons than other countries???

President Obama has reaffirmed a 4-decade-old secret understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections, three officials familiar with the understanding said.

Under the understanding, the U.S. has not pressured Israel to disclose its nuclear weapons or to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which could require Israel to give up its estimated several hundred nuclear bombs.

the resulting policy was the equivalent of "don't ask, don't tell."