Pin Click here to support us. Take me to the homepage of independent media. Some icons appearing on this site were created by: Afterglow , Aha-Soft , AntialiasFactory , artdesigner. Welcome to Sott. The World for People who Think. Lighten Up! Corey Schink Sott. The 'Nuit Debout' protest movement in Paris, first taken up by the youth, now spreading to nationwide strikes by the unions.
Worker strikes are spreading in France. The students' call - 'Don't live like slaves - General Strike' - has been answered by the unions. On just one day March 31st , protests took place in these cities pretty much every city in France! Login — Register to add your comments! Reader Comments. Also as someone to whom the mastery and structure of language in a book is as important as the story itself I was equally impressed in the manner of the telling of this tale.
Thanks again to the author for producing this gem. Chesterton's nightmarish and suspenseful mystery The Man Who Was Thursday weathers the storm of time very well.
Syme, recruited by the police to infiltrate an anarchist group whose members adopt the names of the week, goes on a madcap and confused chase where nothing and no one is what it seems. I challenge any reader to anticipate on a first reading what is coming in the book.
The ending portions of the story can be confusing in their own right. The novel operates on several levels, and is deeply philosophical and religious. I've read it at least three times over the years and see more in it each time. Indeed, the ending suggests it may not be possible to mine its depths entirely. This free Kindle edition is formatted well and easily readable. It has one paradoxical aspect: it has no introduction.
I call it a paradox because without an introduction the reader may become as lost and mystified as the characters in the book, yet with an introduction much of the surprise and suspense in the book would be dissipated.
And of course, any comment on Chesterton needs to use the word paradox! Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. Sometimes a book will fall figuratively in your lap. At some point I added G. Regardless, I was obviously in the mood for reading some early 20th century metaphysical literature chock full of allegory, metaphors, anarchists and sublime characters.
Published in , The Man Who Was Thursday begins with two men, Gabriel Syme a poet who believes in law and order and Lucian Gregory, a poet and anarchist meeting in a garden during a party. Lucian counters by inviting Gabriel to a secret meeting of anarchists to prove him wrong. What transpires next is a humorous, witty, frightening, and often philosophical look at the state of man, war, peace, God, and social order to finally reveal that nothing is as it seems.
Did I mention that the subtitle of the novel is: A Nightmare? Some things never change. For fans of Christian allegory or C. Chesterton employs subtle and not-so-subtle metaphors that leave you guessing his ultimate goal for the novel.
Both meeting in A Garden. The other members of the Council: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday et all, represent the burning questions of the time: Pessimism or optimism of Modernity; the benefits of scientific materialism; etc.
And who is Sunday, the mysterious man who leads the council? How our regulators are ignoring the precautionary principle, manipulating and corrupting science, sidestepping the law, and helping to promote GMOs in the face of massive public opposition and damning evidence piling up against the safety of GM food and feed Dr.
Mae-Wan Ho. Female rats whose diets were supplemented with genetically modified GM Roundup Ready soybeans gave birth to many severely stunted pups, with over half of the litter dead by three weeks, and the surviving pups were sterile  GM Soya Fed Rats: Stunted, Dead, or Sterile , SiS This is the first time that anyone has investigated the effects of GM feed on reproductive function, foetal and neonatal development, in an experiment lasting more than 90 days, a period set by the European Food Standards Authority EFSA , and the GM soya has been commercialised worldwide for food and feed since Like a long string of scientists who have tried to tell the public what they have found, Dr.
Irina Ermakova, senior scientist of the Russian Academy of Sciences who heads the investigation, has had her funding cut, and is now strongly discouraged from continuing with the research. She is pleading for other scientists to repeat her experiment to see if they can replicate her results. Ermakova's findings are not an isolated case. They top a growing stack of evidence accumulated from all over the world, indicating that GM food and feed may be inherently hazardous to health see Box 1.
Many varieties of GM crops - soybean, tomato, maize, cotton, potato, pea - with different transgenes, fed to rats, mice, cows, sheep, chickens, or human beings, resulted in illnesses and deaths. It is worth mentioning here that synthetic approximations of the natural genes are invariably used, and in new combinations that have no counterparts in billions of years of evolution. First, there has been no labelling in countries like the US where GM food and feed are most available.
Finally, animal feed accounts for up to half the world's harvest , so most of the GM produce so far has probably ended up in animal feed after being processed for seed oil, corn starch and syrup, and increasingly, ethanol and biodiesel [21, 22] Biofuels for Oil Addicts , Biodiesel Boom in Europe? SiS That means GM produce is seldom eaten directly by either animals or human beings so far, except in Argentina, with dire consequences for health  Argentina's GM Woes , SiS July 2, Another ABIM domino falls.
Enough is enough. Physicians are highly dissatisfied with MOC and question its efficacy, according to an exclusive reader poll. Teirstein 1, Dr. Tcheng 0. MOC: An examination of costs and impact to physicians. The controversy surrounding maintenance of certification triggered policy action from the AMA. A Doctor's Declaration of Independence: It's time to defy health-care mandates issued by bureaucrats not in the healing profession.
Letter to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ABOG reply follows at the end of the letter. From Weinmann Report. AMA meeting: Some physicians say there should be alternatives to mandatory exams to stay board certified. Change Board Recertification Copyright All Rights Reserved. By Westby G. Fisher, M. Fisher M.
Schloss, M. June Click to open Does specialty board certification influence clinical outcomes? April Click to open End this maddening waste of time for R.Reader unfolds a Michigan CPS nightmare June 16, Dear Editor: My daughter moved home with my son and I when she learned she was pregnant with her first child. She moved in on July 7, The baby was due January 23, We had plenty of time to prepare for the new arrival. Plenty of time to find a bigger place to live and get settled in.