THE SKEPTIC ARENA



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Rationalists are those, whose thinking is strictly guided by the laws of logic.
Rationalists only accept as true, that which has been proven to be true,
through the application of the scientific method.




Neo's Daily Blog
(politics, religion, and science)



4/28/17

Dietary supplements are designed to relieve you of one thing,
and one thing only ...

that annoying wad of cash in your wallet


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4/27/17

And here, in all its glory, is the embarrassment known as ...

The Regressive Left

The Regressive Left includes those Liberals who hypocritically betray
the very principles they claim to stand for ... such as free speech.

UPDATE

Congratulations Regressives - you won!

Your bullying and threats have paid off for you.
Enjoy your celebrations while you can.
Only when it is done to you
will you begin to understand what you have really done.

(These morons remind me of Trump supporters going nuts when they won,
only to cry their little eyes out a few months later when Trump and Ryan
did exactly what they said they were going to do - kill Obamacare).

Be careful what you ask for ... you may just get it


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4/26/17

After 100 days of accomplishing nothing
Trump's base is thrilled with the job he is doing.

They refuse to admit that they got played

This poll is extremely important because it shows us where the real problem lies ...
it lies with the tens of millions of "useful idiots"
upon whom the Plutocracy relies in order to remain in power.

This points us in the direction we must go
if we are ever to have any hope of defeating The Plutocracy.

The Plutocracy has complete control over the minds of millions of people.
That is why they don't even have to hide their intentions.
Trump can lie 24/7, and as the poll showed, many will still consider him honest.
You don't even have to expose Trump's never-ending stream of lies.
Every time he contradicts himself, he exposes his own lies.
He is provably  one of the most dishonest men who has ever lived.

And if you ask all those puppets what Trump has accomplished,
the fact that they can't reply with anything
has no effect on their belief that he is succeeding.

Now you should begin to see just how big a problem we have.
How do you fix psychologically broken people?

These people are being played by experts (The Plutocrats)
who know how to appeal to their emotions and egos,
effectively bypassing their rational defenses.
The Plutocrats know that these people will never, EVER, admit they are wrong.
That is why they don't even have to make a pretense of hiding their agenda.

The Plutocrats own them and can make them do whatever they want them to do.
Even after killing thousands of their own people
when Republican governors refused the Medicaid expansion in the Red States,
The Plutocrats were rewarded in the election with total control over the U.S. government.

We are in deep - DEEP shit.

BATTLE STATIONS!


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4/25/17

When solar activity decreases (as during a solar "minimum"),
cosmic ray activity increases; making space travel during that time ...

far more dangerous


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4/24/17

In Russia they now have a law
that allows them to imprison those who hurt the feelings of ...

Ghost Worshipers

Muslims hurt Christian feelings every day.
They say horrible things about Christians and cut their heads off.
Christians say horrible things about nonbelievers
saying that we should be tortured for eternity as evil sinners.

But all that is apparently okay.

But if you are a rational person
without the protection of an invisible ghost ...
then you go to prison.

This obviously has nothing to do with right and wrong.
It is pure, naked religious domination.
It is on the rise worldwide (including in the U.S.).
You may have noticed that it flourishes where Fascism rules (like in the U.S.).
Religious domination is still the best tool that Fascists have ever had ...

for controlling the masses.


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4/23/17

What the Hell is going on in America anyway?



Why do delusional people spread false stories?

They use them as a litmus test, to determine friend from foe,
which makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint,
because having social support and knowing whom they can trust
is more important to them than knowing the truth.


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4/22/17

The attack on science heats up for the sake of ...

profits

This page has been ripped from the playbook
of climate-deniers and the tobacco industry,
both of whom, have been able to find scientists
who are willing to sell out their integrity.

But I would like to point out how incredibly few scientists
are willing to betray their principles and their honor,
compared to say, politicians, lawyers, clergy, and car salesmen.


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4/21/17

The hypocrisy of American Conservative Christians ...

on display for the whole world to see (6:18)

Those phony Christians even make Jesus puke.


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4/20/17

The last person born in the 19th century has died (age 117)



My favorite part of the story came at the very end:

"Her longtime doctor says Morano subsisted on
two raw eggs in the morning, an omelette for lunch, and chicken for dinner—
almost never consuming fruits or vegetables.
"

I wanted to send that article to these people, and ask them ...

How much longer would she have lived?

The only way I could eat 10 pieces of fruit a day, is if they were ...

grapes


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4/19/17

No matter how far back you go in history,
no matter where in the world you look,
whenever the Plutocrats are preparing to strip away
as much wealth as they can from the people,
they almost always do so
by distracting everyone's attention to foreign enemies.

As everyone's attention is being diverted towards North Korea

here is the kind of thing Republicans are really after

State's Rights? State's Rights?

They are only for State's Rights
when they are discriminating against their own citizens for financial gain.
As this story proves, they will trample State's Rights in a heartbeat
when they interfere with the pillaging.


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4/18/17

This is why Republicans (pawns of the rich)
claim they are ardent supporters of "State's Rights":

Trump defunds Planned Parenthood in Red States

"State's Rights" is a dog whistle phrase coined by the Confederacy
to allow local bully boys to brutalize their own people
without government interference (think slavery).

But they show themselves for the hypocrites that they are
when they attempt to deny State's Rights to Blue States;
as when those states attempt to make conditions better for their own people.

In other words, the 14th Amendment is their greatest enemy ...

"No state shall make or enforce any law
which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;
nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law;
nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
"

After killing Social Security ... The 14th Amendment is their next target.

Rolling back the clock by removing all progress made by the masses,
and returning things to the way they used to be,
is what gets Republicans up in the morning.


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4/17/17

More government action to help the struggling Big Corporations
who are being brutalized by college students.

Devos rescinds Obama memos

Thank God for Republicans.
What would we do without them to make sure our corporations survive?


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4/16/17

Aren't Ghost Worshipers precious?



I predict this idiocy will spread like a cancer throughout the world
since religious nutjobs hate to be outdone by other religious nutjobs.

But if you really want to screw up your body
and score major points with The Big Guy,
try one of these ...

a cilice


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4/15/17

Trump reverses position on NATO

Trump reverses position on 3 policies in one interview

Is there ANYTHING Trump has not contradicted himself on?

Actually, there is one thing Trump got right during his campaign:
He bragged about being able to shoot someone on 5th Avenue
and not having to worry about losing a single vote.

In the election he got 46% of the popular vote
yet his approval ratings only dropped to a little below 40%
proving that the biggest impediment to saving the human race
is fixing the large number of people
who refuse to admit they are ever wrong
no matter how evident it becomes that they screwed up ...
even when the evidence comes in on a daily basis.

I found this great and amazingly accurate observation in the comment section:

"Running the US government like a business means:
hostile take over, fire all the upper management, loot it for cash,
sell off the assets, buy foundering debt, go bankrupt and walk away.
"

Yep, that guy/gal pretty much nailed it right on the head.


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4/14/17

What is the primary cause of cancer?

Nearly two-thirds can be traced to DNA mutations

So quit getting older ... it's bad for your health


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4/13/17

Cystic Fibrosis patient's survival depends on healthcare

This is something everyone should have been able to figure out
without even having to read the article.


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4/12/17

Trump has lied so many times since last summer (2016)
that you might think it would be impossible
to pick the "Biggest Whopper."

My vote might go to this one ...

"We’re going to have insurance for everybody"

And then again, my vote could go to host of other great contenders.


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4/11/17

Now that Conservatives have gained control over all branches of government
and over most state legislatures and governors,
these stories from Paraguay and Venezuela should send a chill up your spine ...

Consolidation of Power in Paraguay

and further north ...

Venezuelan Plutocrats attempting to seize control of a Democracy

Maduro is a "Socialist" in the same way
that Kim Jong-un is a Democratic Leader.

Fascism is on the rise all over the world.
We are being prepped for war.


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4/10/17

You people don't need all that clean air and clean water anyway, do ya?
I think both are vastly overrated.



Before Obama left office, he tried to do whatever he could to help Americans.
And he must have known that Republicans would undo all the progress
and restore things to the way the rich wanted it.
And yet he tried anyway.

For all you Trump voters: it's a little late to cry now.
You let the wolves onto the rabbit farm
and the black guy with the shotgun has left.

You're on your own now ... good luck.


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4/9/17

The wolves are ravaging America ... exactly as we knew they would

No more protection for consumers of drugs

You people didn't need those protections anyway, did you?
You know the Big Corporations would never put profits ahead of your health, right?
Besides, like they said, after some die or become deformed
they will know which drugs to pull off the shelves ... when they get around to it.


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4/8/17

Enjoy your freedom of speech while it lasts ...

because you may not have it much longer


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4/7/17

You guys didn't need any of those environmental protections
that Trump has taken away and will continue to take away, did you?

Kids being killed by the millions worldwide ... for profits

Who needs clean, safe air and water anyway?
Especially when it hurts Big Corporation profits.

Keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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4/6/17

Trump is transferring money from science into the military.

Because you never know when Ecuador might attack

Here's the money quote from the article:
"The administration has asked the Commerce Department,
of which NOAA is a part, how much it would cost to lay off employees,
dump leases, and dispose of government property.
"

For those of you who might be a little slow on the uptake
or any Conservatives who accidentally found your way here,
let me explain what that last part means.
It means that all that land that used to belong to us (the taxpayers)
is going to be sold at blowout prices to all Trump's rich buddies and cronies.

Quit complaining America - it's not like you didn't see this one coming.


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4/5/17

Just in case there are any of you out there
who still haven't figured out who is in charge
(Trump or the Tea Party) ...

this should make it clear

So the secret behind the "Art of the Deal" is ...

to cave in?

(Gee, who would've guessed?)


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4/4/17

All the focus over gays, transgenders, Muslims, Mexicans,
other undesirables, pussy-grabbing, and white supremacy,
has been remarkably successful in keeping Americans distracted
while they pick our pockets clean.



In case you were wondering what happened
to all those CEO's after Trump "drained the swamp,"
many of them were named in that story.

Only a complete fool would believe that regulations are driving jobs away.
Jobs have left the country because Big Business
can pay Indians, Chinese, Filipinos, Mexicans, etc.
a fraction of what they have to pay Americans.
Add to that, the huge tax breaks and ability to hide profits from taxation,
and it should be clear why jobs have been flooding out of the U.S.

And NO ... they are not coming back.

The only way that will happen is if Americans wake up
and boot Conservatives out of power.

Republicans work for the rich ... and ONLY for the rich

Here is a well-written article explaining what is really going on


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4/3/17

You can't make this stuff up:
Michael Flynn, disgraced former National Security Advisor,
said about a Clinton staffer who had been granted immunity ...

“When you are given immunity that probably means you’ve committed a crime."

I'll bet Flynn wishes he could have those words back


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4/2/17

Making America Great Again

States can block federal funds for Planned Parenthood

Why don't women simply leave the Red States
and move to states that aren't living in Medieval times?
But that same argument applies to women living in Muslim nations.
And that same argument applies to African-Americans living in the South.

Obviously, it's a lot easier said ... than done


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4/1/17

This month's podcast:

The New Deal
(part 2 of 3: The Second New Deal 1935-38)

The Science Segment was:
How to be more productive at work without a java jolt

Listen (29:18)
OR
Read (12 pages)



3/31/17

Scott Pruitt (EPA chief) comes to the rescue of Big Business ...

by rejecting Obama's proposal to ban a dangerous pesticide

"EPA scientists determined that exposure to the pesticide
through drinking water and other sources
could lead to memory and learning problems.
"

Now we see the real strategy behind the GOP: it's to make everyone ...

Republican

The article mentions 3 sources:
New York Times
Washington Post
Mother Jones

What a shock that Fox News (the only trustworthy non-fake news source)
isn't among them. Who would've guessed?

Pruitt said:
"The public record lays out serious scientific concerns
and substantive process gaps in the proposal.
By reversing the previous administration’s steps
to ban one of the most widely used pesticides in the world,
we are returning to using sound science in decision-making—
rather than predetermined results.
"

Sound science is science
that doesn't interfere with corporate profits.
Everything else is just fake science.

If you ever needed proof that we have travelled into an alternate universe,
Pruitt just provided it for you.


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3/30/17

CIA analyst who worked under both
Republican President Bush and Democratic President Obama ...
quits because of Trump.



This agent just doesn't understand
that only by ignoring intelligence reports
can our new President keep America safe.


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3/29/17

You won't be hearing this one on Fox News

Social Security will save 3 billion dollars thanks to Republican healthcare

And if the Republican House of Representatives' Freedom Caucus
had had their way (a total repeal of Obamacare without replacement),
thousands more Americans would have died
saving Social Security even more money.

Republicans kill Americans for profit - it's what they do - it's ALL they do.

But keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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