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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)



9/25/18

Snopes investigates the attacks against Nike
regarding the working conditions of their Vietnamese employees ...



But the story never questions why Nike sold out American workers
and shipped all those jobs over to Viet Nam in the first place ...

that's the REAL story


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9/24/18

Researchers divide people into 4 basic personality types

The "Average" category was described thusly:

"Average people are high in neuroticism and extraversion, while low in openness.
I would expect that the typical person would be in this cluster.
"

So I looked up the definition of neuroticism:

"Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than average
to be moody and to experience such feelings as ...
anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness.
"

HOUSTON !!!!!!

I think we've found the problem!


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9/23/18

The big corporations are trying to privatize everything ...

even the military

"Blackwater founder Erik Prince, brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos,
has been trying to get the Trump administration to adopt a plan
to replace many US troops in Afghanistan with private contractors.
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9/22/18

Poisonings from kratom, sold as a herbal supplement, are rising ...

But no one knows how much

And here is the quote that explains why people will continue to die:

"An estimated 3 - 5 million people use kratom ... It has become a billion-dollar business ...
The U.S.D.A. announced in 2016 it would reclassify kratom as a Schedule 1 drug, similar to heroin ...
a step other nations have taken. But industry groups lobbied to keep it on store shelves.
"


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9/21/18

The Big Corporations have taken over the government (including the EPA)
and are now legally killing 1,400 Americans a year ...

#MAGA!


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9/20/18

Despite the 'illusion' of continuity,
human perception pulses in and out 4 times per second ...

identical to monkey brains


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9/19/18

It turns out that in 1539, Martin Luther tried to warn the world about ...

sodomizing priests


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9/17/18

The National Debt Explained by Richard D. Wolff




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9/16/18

Parrots chose a token over a treat when they knew it would lead to a better treat later ...




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9/15/18

Robert Reich video (3:08)

5 ways Trump is destroying Obamacare

They lost in Congress, so they simply went around to the back door ...

and started hacking away


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9/14/18

Schizophrenia and cannabis use were the disorders most correlated with ...

accelerated brain aging


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9/13/18

Betsy DeVos removes restrictions on predatory for-profit colleges (4:04)

Keep voting Republican. The rich sure do appreciate ... your support!


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9/11/18

With Kavanaugh's confirmation imminent ...

the attacks on abortion have begun


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9/9/18

The vitamin D craze, just like the vitamin C craze ...

fails to produce the promised results

Since we never seem to learn,
it's a good thing there are only a limited number of vitamins.


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2/12/18

Tipping has racist roots (2:19)




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9/7/18

Love vine sucks life from wasps, leaving only mummies.




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9/6/18

Scientific analysis attempts to predict when Christians will lose their majority in the U.S. (6:55)



Hope for humanity ... after all!


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9/5/18

Predatory lenders disproportionately target military members.

The Consumer Financial Protection Board will no longer supervise them

To all you military Trump voters ... you asked for this.
Half of America screamed at you not to do it, but you wouldn't listen.
You let the wolves into the rabbit farm.
And now you are getting ... exactly what you deserve.


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9/4/18

Visceral leishmaniasis (spread by sandflies)
is one of the world's major neglected diseases.

We may soon have a cure

Just curious - is there anything out there ... that ISN'T out to get us?


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9/3/18

15 U.S. states still expressly permit the corporal punishment of children
in violation of the United Nations (only the U.S. and Somalia refused to ratify).
Guess which states those are ...

Yep ... the Bible Belt

Still lagging behind modern civilization ... as they always have.


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9/2/18

Watch how clever this Orca is (0:54)



Maybe this is why you don't find very many Republicans on either the East or West coasts?


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9/1/18

Betsy DeVos rolls back Obama protections,
allowing for-profit scam schools (like Trump University) ...

to pillage again

Keep voting Republican. The rich sure do appreciate ... your support!


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8/31/18

Cirrhosis of the liver (due to alcohol abuse) is skyrocketing.

It began with The Great Recession


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8/30/18

Conservatives scream "State's Rights!" and "Freedom!"
That is ... until it costs them money.
Then they fight against both ...

as furiously as they can (2:36)

And remember, their wet dream for over 80 years
has been the elimination of Social Security.
(These people are pure evil)

But wait - there's more!
They also fought against state's rights on ...

net neutrality


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8/29/18

Free Speech on campus is alive and well; and ...

conservatives are not being singled out

Here's what's going on: by claiming they are being denied equal access to free speech
they hope to gain more access because people will be afraid to deny them.
It's similar to the thinking behind the "The Liberal Media" false claim,
in which any attack on conservative media is called discrimination against their right to speak.


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8/28/18

Conservatives try to blame Venezuela's problems on Socialism.
Here's what's really goin' on ...



Wherever people are dying in large numbers and being stripped of their wealth,
you can be sure that you will find a group of oil tycoons playing poker in a nearby hotel.

And here is a stunning take-down of ...

John Oliver's misrepresentation of the Venezuelan crisis by Mike Prysner (46:37)


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8/27/18

Scientists zero in on the cause of autism ... and it ain't vaccines.

The mother's microbiome appears to be a major factor


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8/26/18

Inequality is not affecting Western Europe nearly as badly as the U.S.

And it all started around the time of Reagan ... God's gift to the rich.


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