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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)



1/17/20

The non-partisan "Government Accountability Office"
which reports to Congress ...

confirms that Trump broke the law

It's tragic that Republicans have already sold out their own country and ...

don't give a damn


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1/16/20

Russian President Vladimir Putin



Putin joins China's Xi Jinping as "ruler for life"

The Oligarchs now have the human race in a lethal choke hold
and there is no hero anywhere on the horizon.

BATTLE STATIONS !!!!!


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1/15/20

Scientists find a place on Earth where no life exists ...



a volcano in Ethiopia


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1/14/20

91 "Fortune 500" companies ... will pay NO taxes for 2018 (5:20)

We, the people, will be the ones making up the difference.
Enjoy your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.


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1/13/20

President Trump with his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos



Betsy DeVos refuses to obey court orders (3:57)

More evidence (as if any more were needed)
that the rule of law has nearly been eliminated in the U.S.


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1/11/20

The Cult of Trump by Chris Hedges

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck ....


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1/10/20

2020 Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg



Trump vs. Bloomberg dueling Superbowl commercials

The Oligarchy is ensuring that you will choose
one of the two Oligarchs they deem acceptable.
Their first choice (Trump) will continue to give them everything they want.
Their second choice (Bloomberg) will throw the people some peanuts
(like gay wedding cakes and discounts on their insulin shots)
while protecting as much of the gains, the Oligarchy has made, as he possibly can.

This tiny Superbowl investment ($20 million) is peanuts
compared to how much they would stand to lose
if a Socialist like Sanders or Warren wins.


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1/9/19

When stuck in water, bees create a wave with their wings ...

and then surf to the edge and to safety


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1/8/20

Cortez conquered the numerically superior Aztecs
by utilizing the oldest, most reliable tactic in military history;
one that still works today, just as well as it always has ...

"divide and conquer"

"Outnumbered by Aztec warriors,
Cortes allied with other indigenous groups
and conquered the Aztecs in 1521.
"

Some things never change


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1/7/20

Russians hiking retirement age

"retirement age, formerly age 55 for women and 60 for men,
to age 60 and 65, respectively.
One might have even a bit of sympathy for Russian men, though,
whose life expectancy is a mere 66 years;
40% of men will not live to retirement age under the new law.
"

And THAT'S the point:
they want you to pay in your whole working life ... and then die.
Guess who gets to keep the money?

This is what Paul Ryan was working on for years
trying to raise the U.S. retirement age to 70.
Just because he retired doesn't mean we are off the hook.
I can guarantee you that Republicans still salivate over the idea.

UPDATE - 12/31/18

They did it

This is happening all over the world.
The retirement age in China is currently 60 for men
and 55 for female civil servants and 50 for female workers.
By 2038 there will be an equal age for women and men set at 67.

The standard retirement age in Japan
throughout most of the postwar period was 55.


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1/5/19

In Poland, Oligarchs are taking control over the judiciary ...

just like in the U.S.

Oligarchs take over judiciaries
for one purpose and one purpose only ...

to legalize theft

Democracy is falling like dominoes ... all over the world.


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1/4/19

The Catholics aren't the only Christians who are stealing their followers blind ...

the Mormons are no better

This is money that could have been used for schools, hospitals,
or to help their own children with college and getting a home.
Instead they gave it to religious con artists
whom they are hoping will put in a good word for them with ...

The Big Guy


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1/3/19

Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have ... left the building!



Voyager 2 joins Voyager 1 in interstellar space


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1/2/19

Betsy DeVos reverses Dept. of Education decision on defrauded students

The crooks are stealing us blind ...
and nearly half the people (conservatives)
are still supporting and enabling them.


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1/1/20

Former Vice-President Joe Biden



Joe Biden is open to accepting a Republican running mate as Vice-President

In case you've been confused by the term "Corporate Democrat" ...
no need to be confused any longer; this is what one looks like.


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12/30/19

New vaccine shows great promise
against the world's deadliest infectious disease ...

tuberculosis


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12/29/19

Abbey Martin interviews Chris Hedges
who displays an excellent understanding of ...

the Oligarchy and its activities (28:37)

Time is running out ... fast.


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12/28/19

The 2017 tax cuts never delivered as promised ...

except to the rich (5:32)

Conservatives are still in denial over this and refuse to discuss it.


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12/27/19

Sean Illing interviews Steven Hassan: Is Trumpism a cult?

The interviewer was trying so hard to be impartial
that he basically ignored or challenged all of Hassan's points
without providing any rebuttal to those points.


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12/26/19

As little as 10% of the millions raised each year
by the Catholic Church to help the poor ...

reaches the needy

But you Ghost Worshipers be sure to keep giving
your hard-earned money to the Church ...

because they care about you God Dammit!


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12/25/19

Trump supporters threaten a second Civil War if Trump is impeached (5:07)

Is anyone surprised?

For over 3 years we've been watching these loonies
embarrass the hell out of America.
Trump will be dead soon.
But these fools will be with us until we die ...

and they vote


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12/24/19

Ivanka, Donald Junior, and Eric Trump
appearing in the order that Trump respects them.



Trump’s kids forced to attend classes on how NOT to defraud a charity (4:09)

Waste ... Of ... Time


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12/23/19

Greenland's ice sheet is melting far faster than anticipated ...

invalidating previous estimates

This would not be allowed to continue on a planet ruled by sane people.
Humanity's time is running out fast and we still haven't figured out
how to wrest control from the Oligarchs who are driving us over the cliff.


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12/22/19

668,000 Americans to lose out on food stamps

Sure. They can go from welfare to work
just like the Trump administration says ...
as soon as they can book passage to China or India
which is where the tycoons have shipped millions of American jobs.


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12/21/19

The magazine Christianity Today chastises evangelicals

by coming out in support of Trump's impeachment

Thanks for showing everyone what courage looks like Christianity today.


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12/20/19

Congress agrees on a spending bill that greatly increases the debt

Since the rich no longer pay taxes ...

Guess who will be footing the bill?


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12/19/19

When conservatives claim that we live in a free market society
you can remind them of stories like this one ...

Individuals convicted and companies fined in tuna industry price-fixing scandal

Unfortunately, as we have all learned,
it doesn't do any good to tell conservatives facts;
but it does give me a warm glow inside
to watch how quickly they struggle to change the subject.


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12/18/19

Trumptopia (9:06)

Make sure you don't miss the ending (starting around 7:15)


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