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This web site is dedicated to the eradication of irrational thinking.
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)



5/22/18

Republicans in Congress reduced the restrictions of Dodd-Frank

Grab onto your seat belts ... here we go again

The rich are preparing another attack on America


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5/22/18

Those who claim that free will is an illusion
need to come up with better evidence. Until then ...

all they have is just a hypothesis

That crap flies in religion ... but doesn't cut it in science.


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5/20/18

We've used chlorine bleach to fight germs for years ...

but our immune system has been using it far longer


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5/19/18

Can Trump fire Mueller?

Richard Nixon already tried to go down that path

Trump has already tried to fire Mueller twice
but his attempts were thwarted by ... Republicans.


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5/17/18

Erdogan, like so many other recent world leaders,
is consolidating power and driving another nail in the coffin of Democracy.



One thing that always gives fascists away,
is that you never see them with just one flag;
they are always awash  in flags.


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5/15/18

Media Consolidation Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
has greatly aided the Plutocracy's takeover of the media ...

as 6 companies now own almost everything

Those 6 companies are: Viacom, News Corporation, Comcast, CBS, Time Warner, and Disney.

A little over a year after the article above was written ...

the Trump regime took out net neutrality as well


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5/14/18

Trump completely fooled his poor, white, older supporters
by first promising them he would combat Big Pharma ...

and then selling them out

No matter how many times this story plays out ...

the morons never figure it out


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5/13/18

Between 1934-1954, the Catholic Church used its massive influence to determine ...

which movies Americans were allowed to see

Criticism of religion wasn't allowed. Gee, what a surprise, huh?


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5/12/18

Sinclair Broadcasting is the stealth version of ...

Fox News

More background on Sinclair Broadcasting

To defeat these plutocratic attacks
it will be necessary for the masses to acquire rational thinking skills.
If the masses fail this arms race ... the plutocrats will continue to control them.


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5/11/18

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come to a complete standstill ...

since Trump took over and appointed Mick Mulvaney to kill it

You asked for this America ... so bend over and quit complaining


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5/9/18

This story would normally have been categorized in the science section.
But the lesson is more appropriate for politics.

Bonobos share meat with other bonobos outside their own group

Bonobos are closely related to their more barbaric cousins, chimpanzees.
This story demonstrates how similar bonobos are to caring humans (often called "progressives").
Chimpanzees on the other hand ... are definitely  "conservatives."


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5/8/18

Here is some excellent research that provides insight into ...

why Evangelicals supported, and continue to support, Donald Trump

The American Taliban is an enemy that we cannot take lightly.
Their idea of America is far, far away from the one we got from our Founding Fathers.
It's a lot more like Saudi Arabia ... only with a different CEO.


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5/7/18

When Republicans try to convince you how great the economy is doing,
these are the kinds of facts they are hiding from you ...

A Third of College Kids Go Hungry

#MAGA !


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5/6/18

How much have Republicans changed in just the last 30 years?

This quote from John Fugelsang should make it clear:

" If you don't like men who ...
support the assault weapons ban,
make secret deals with Iran,
grow the federal government by thousands of jobs,
sign liberal abortion laws,
ban torture,
and give Amnesty to millions of undocumented workers ...

then it's time to stop worshiping President Reagan.
"


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5/5/18

Another classic quote from John Fugelsang ...

" Do not congratulate Vladamir Putin for getting Donald Trump
to wear lipstick & a skirt, because he hasn't.
Congratulate him because he could.
"


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5/4/18

Trump's tax giveaway to the rich was spun
to give the impression that the big corporations
were going to shower America with lots of jobs and better wages.

Here is where all that money really went

Yep ... same place it always goes


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5/3/18

Trump played the hicks of rubes of small town America
by promising them lots and lots of jobs.
What Trump didn't tell them was that ...
many of those jobs would be going to cheap foreign imported laborers.



Aren't the rubes precious?

They imagine themselves to be so smart,
while reality blows blissfully by them ...

without them even noticing

UPDATE - 4/28/18

Trump tries to soften the blow for the morons

I just loved the part about the lackluster  applause.
A few of the brighter morons probably turned to the others and said ...

"Are we supposed to clap? "

That reminds me of the time when Trump said to a crowd of supporters
that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue ... and not lose a vote.
They cheered that, not realizing how badly he had just insulted them ...

right to their faces


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5/2/18

All the conservative Tools who have been defending the oil companies
by helping them to deny global warming, just got thrown under the bus ...

Big Oil admits in court that it has been lying all along

The Tools just learned how it must feel to get left standing all alone at the altar.
But the most amazing thing of all is that, instead of getting mad,
they still remain loyal and continue pimping, even after the bus ran over them.

Aren't these morons the greatest?


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5/1/18

A scathing expose on Fox News ...

from one of their own

If anyone should know ... it's this guy.
This is what most of us have been trying to tell our Fox News "uncles" for years.
But as most of us have found out ... it usually falls on deaf ears.


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4/30/18

What if Obama had said ...



Hypocrisy: without it, Republicans wouldn't have any character traits at all.


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4/29/18

The National Debt tops 21 TRILLION for the first time

Why did I post this story? Because of this quote ...

" Republicans railed against the national debt level under the Obama administration,
when it jumped from $10.6 trillion to $19.9 trillion, nearly doubling,
but few have been as outspoken about the situation
with Republicans controlling Capitol Hill and the White House.
"

Proof ... that Republicans are nothing more than hypocrites
playing the useful idiots  for their votes.


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4/28/18

Exposing Republican's phony Christianity ...

can be hazardous to one's job

House Speaker Paul Ryan realized
that a chaplain who actually believed
in the teachings of Jesus Christ ...

is bad for business


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4/27/18

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is selling off America's lands to the rich

From the sound of it, his rich friends have experienced a cornucopia of riches ... at our expense.

#MAGA!


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4/26/18

Killing humans for profit. It's what Big Business does.

Why they don't make bacon non-carcinogenic

Nothing new to see here folks ... move along.
You are holding up the line to the slaughterhouse.


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4/25/18

The conservative judges on the Supreme Court sellout Americans yet again ...

to protect the big corporations

For those of you who haven't figured out yet,
who those political hacks in robes  work for,
there is nothing more that I can do to help you.

Now get back to your TV before you miss Sean Hannity.


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4/24/18

The amazing precision demonstrated in the building of the pyramids ...

did not require aliens


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4/23/18

Here is a top candidate for the most illogical thinking of all time ...

"Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting"

If you don't see the irony in that title
or the illogic in the excuse offered,
then there is nothing that I, nor anyone else ...

can do to help you


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