What Is True?
June 18, 2004

Boundaries of Knowledge
Cults & Religion
Values & Life
Liberty & War

Boundaries of Knowledge

Mar 6/04 - NASA deluged by civilians' Mars `discoveries'

Mar 28/04 - Grass Circles & Light Anomaly in Conondale, Queensland, Australia  See also.

Cults & Religion

Jun 13/04 - Letters on Religion and Hell Continued

Jun 5/04 - Letters on Religion and Hell

Cult Experience: The Worldwide Church of God
Death Without Torture - Hell, Mortality and Resurrection

Cults: Exit & Support Network

"Educational and recovery information for those exiting Worldwide Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God and similar offshoots"

The above site has a religious perspective whereas The Painful Truth is deistic or agnostic. I can't agree with every opinion, but it looks very helpful.

1998: Facts, Points and Questions Surrounding the Coalition of WCG Propagandists

Article critical of some Christian counter-cult ministries and their support of the Worldwide Church of God in its doctrinal reforms. I don't think the Sabbath is cultish, but I agree with some other points in this article. It asks some important questions about the lack of accountability for abuse and manipulation:

"What, makes a cult not a cult? Is it the word Trinity written on paper?"

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Values & Life

Family Hospice Care - Pre-Planning and Care Guide

Liberty & War

May 18/04 - Powell Distances Himself From President

May 19/04 - Paul Craig Roberts: Is Iraq a Captive Nation?

May 19/04 - Pat Buchanan: What Does America Offer the World?

May 19/04 - Justin Raimondo: The gang behind the Abu Ghraib prison house of horrors

May 17/04 - Eric Margolis: Ten Laws of Colonial Warfare

May 19/04 - Gary North: Interest Rates in One Lesson

May 21/04 - Washington Post: New Details of Prison Abuse Emerge

May 10/04 - Tony Parsons: "I believed in this war.. I was so wrong"

May 11/04 - Kevin Michael Grace: Jump the Queue? We?d Sooner Die

Merrifield admits the federal government pays only 14% of medicare costs, that $2 billion is spent in the U.S. by Canadians who would prefer not to die on waiting lists and that these waiting lists make a joke of "universality."

May 9/04 - Alan Bock: Why is Bush making the Patriot Act an election issue?

May 11/04 - Ron Paul: Passing the Buck in Iraq

May 11/04 - Paul Craig Roberts: Braindead Conservatives

May 8/04 - Adam Jones: What About the Hundreds Who Were Suffocated at Kunduz?

May 4/04 - Kevin Michael Grace: Stephen Harper's Iraq Vote

epic.org: Electronic Privacy Information Center

Oct 17/03 - [2] Canada's Biometric ID Plan Under Fire

National ID Cards

Apr 30/04 - Jacob Sullum: Build a Web site, go to jail

May 5/04 - Paul Craig Roberts: Neoconservatives Are Anti-American

...When Bush says that torture is not indicative of American values, he is speaking of the old America, the America of restraint, the America that did not believe that the ends justify the means, a classically educated America that understood that hubris brings nemesis.

May 5/04 - Justin Raimondo: The Mystery of Abu Ghraib

May 5/04 - Outrage at murder of Iraqi prisoners by US personnel

May 4/04 - Paul Craig Roberts: A Prison State, If Not a Police State

Libertarian Antiwar Presidential Candidate Aaron Russo

Apr 30/04 - Ilana Mercer: Aaron Russo - A choice not an echo

Apr 30/04 - Alan Bock: How Wars Subvert Freedom

Apr 30/04 - Justin Raimondo: Depravity as 'Liberation'

Apr 29/04 - Abuse Of Iraqi POWs By GIs Probed

Apr 29/04 - Patriot Act Suppresses News Of Challenge to Patriot Act

Apr 29/04 - School, Secret Service defend their questioning of student's anti-war drawings

About Ilana Mercer

...Whereas I was once sure I had been lucky to escape the inhospitable, dreary, and socialistic Canada, I now have my doubts. Bearing in mind Canada's brave and principled position on the War of Aggression Against Iraq,...

The Voluntaryist

"Voluntaryism is the doctrine that relations among people should be by mutual consent, or not at all. It represents a means, an end, and an insight. Voluntaryism does not argue for the specific form that voluntary arrangements will take; only that force be abandoned so that individuals in society may flourish. As it is the means which determine the end, the goal of an all voluntary society must be sought voluntarily. People cannot be coerced into freedom. Hence, the use of the free market, education, persuasion, and non-violent resistance as the primary ways to change people's ideas about the State. The voluntaryist insight, that all tyranny and government are grounded upon popular acceptance, explains why voluntary means are sufficient to attain that end..."

The main arguments follow for voluntaryism (appears to be a solid libertarianism): epistemological, economic, moral, natural law, means-end, consistency, integrity/self-control/corruption.

..Freedom of choice is a necessary ingredient for the achievement of virtue...

April 23/04 - Pat Buchanan: Neocons Going Back Where They Came From

April 20/04 - Harry Browne: The Top 19 Dumbest Statements of the Past Week

April 12/04 - Eric Margolis: The Mother of All Blunders

Murray Rothbard: The Political Thought of Étienne de la Boétie

"...When a thousand, a million men, a thousand cities, fail to protect themselves against the domination of one man, this cannot be called cowardly, for cowardice does not sink to such a depth. . . . What monstrous vice, then, is this which does not even deserve to be called cowardice, a vice for which no term can be found vile enough...?"

"...Whenever a ruler makes himself a dictator, all the wicked dregs of the nation ... all those who are corrupted by burning ambition or extraordinary avarice, these gather around him and support him in order to have a share in the booty and to constitute themselves petty chiefs under the big tyrant..."

Etienne de la Boetie

Apr 25/04 - Mordechai Vanunu feared brain-washing
Sharon comes close to admitting his country has nuclear weapons

Apr 19/04 - Eric Margolis: Bush Makes Peace with Sharon

Richard Wall: Algeria 1830: Legacy of an Occupation

Alex Jones

Apr 24/04 - Globe and Mail: Liberals debate June vote

"Mr. Martin told the MPs that he is proud of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's legacy of refusing to join the war, and criticized Mr. Harper for going to the United States to appear on a Fox News program and criticize the Liberal government for refusing to have Canada join the war."

Apr 22/04 - Kevin Michael Grace: To the Washington Station

Apr 23/04 - Paul Craig Roberts: Locked on Course to Wider War

Apr 22/04 - Butler Shaffer: On Moral Authority

Apr 22/04 - Ron Paul: The Lessons of 9/11

Feb 14/03 - Washington Post: Many Anti-Terror Plans Would Stop Parents From Picking Up Children

Mar 21/03 - Alex Jones: Red Alert Means ...

April 11/04 - BBC: UK Opposition fights ID card plans

Blunkett aims to create a national database by 2007/2008 containing biometric information, but carrying the new documents would only become compulsory after 80% of the population has got one.

April 18/04 - NY Times: Pre-9/11 Files Show Warnings Were More Dire and Persistent

April 15/04 - Marines in Fallujah trade 'culturally sensitive' training for bullets
"If someone came and did this to our neighborhood ..."

April 2/04 - Ralph Nader: Addresses Conservatives Upset With the Policies of the Bush Administration

Peter Hitchens: Contempt for Liberty
Identity cards may be the end of England

Ron Paul: Whose Justice?