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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)



1/21/18

Classic Emails (1 page)

Some particles are their own anti-particle?

No, I did not receive a reply.
And my eternal quest to make friends ... continues.


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1/20/18

In 2012, Sanal Edamaruku was charged by Catholics with blasphemy
for exposing their "weeping statue of Christ" as nothing more than a fraud,
rigged up with hidden plumbing.

So who did the government charge? The Catholics?

No. Sanal had to move to Finland to evade arrest for "hurting religious feelings."
He has been living in exile and was unable to return for his mother's funeral.

So India, in an attempt to prove how consistent they are in defending the rights of criminals,
filed a criminal complaint which included the reporter who exposed the data breach
that publicized (for sale) the personal information ...

of more than a BILLION Indians

WTF India?


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1/19/18

Why does God absolutely refuse to heal ... amputees?




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1/18/18

Big Apple Announcement Is Show of Faith in America!

Not all of us see it that way (3 pages)

I can't believe how the media is cowering under Trump.
(Do you think it might have something to do with the fact
that it's because the media are owned by the big corporations?)


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1/17/18

Considering that South Korea is ranked near the top of the world in education
this news may not be so surprising (2:36) ...

Christianity and Buddhism are disappearing from Ultra-religious South Korea


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1/16/18

This video shows the history of modern religions (2:35)

It's like watching cancer metastasizing


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1/15/18

Remember all those Conservatives who bragged about
how economically superior our Capitalism was to Communism?

Well, they ain't braggin' now

Actually, America is as much Socialist as it is Capitalist. We are a hybrid economy.
And with 4 times the population, it's about time China took its place at the top.

China and India owe a lot of their success to the greed of American Plutocrats
who use their cheap labor and tax evasion advantages to enrich themselves
at the expense of dumbass Americans who keep reelecting plutocratic pimps.


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1/14/18

If you ever needed just one picture
that sums up Trump's base perfectly ...

This is it



Is there really any need for me to add anything to that?

Wait - I just realized something ...

You might be thinking "Yeah, but that's just one guy."

But to truly understand Trump's base you have to ask yourself
how come no one in the crowd of Trump supporters noticed the misspelling ...

of a 5-letter word?


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1/13/18

Wal-Mart was given a massive infusion of taxpayer money thanks to the Republican tax bill.
How much they will reap is probably beyond my ability to count that high.
So in a classic public relations display, they give small bonuses and raises to their employees.
Translation: after stealing a dollar ... they throw a nickel back to their workers
and then jump up and down screaming for everyone to look at how generous they are.
But even that wasn't enough for the Plutocrats.
The Waltons are closing dozens of stores all over America ...

to get their nickel back


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1/12/18

Trump's new budget is designed to do,
what his Congress failed to do: destroy Obamacare.
Now that his budget is passed and signed ...

guess who is freaking out the most?

That's called Karma.

I would like to say I feel sorry for those people.
But the truth is: I only feel sorry for the ones who didn't vote for Trump.
That's why, as much as we may be tempted, we cannot abandon the morons to their fate
because they are bringing everyone else down with them.


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1/11/18

One of the greatest takedowns in journalism this year ...

Trump ambassador totally humiliates himself

The reporter couldn't believe what he was hearing.
But in America, reporters now expect this on a daily basis.

Sports Fans ... we are in deep, deep shit


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1/10/18

Courts order North Carolina Republicans to draw new voting maps

because their gerrymandered districts are unconstitutional

Now you know why Trump is appointing judges at a record rate.
Pretty soon, the Constitution will 'say' whatever the rich want it to say.


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1/9/18

The UK gives its citizens what United States citizens just lost ...

net neutrality


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11/17/17

The Second Amendment's "Right to bear arms"



Their argument is dead. There is no escape from the logic in that essay.

early pseudo "auto" guns included:

volley guns (15th century)

Puckle Guns (1718)

Girandoni air rifles (1779)

Here is a legal discussion explaining the Heller Decision ...

District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008

That excellent review of the case demonstrates why our attempts
to reduce the gun violence that plagues American society
must focus on the intent of the Founding Fathers;
an intent that could not possibly have included things ...

which did not yet exist


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1/7/18

The 1% now control more than half of the world's wealth



And they don't show any signs of slowing down.
In their world, you can never have ... too much.


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1/6/18

CO2  is at the highest level in the last ...

800,000 years


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1/5/18

It turns out that not everything we learned in school and on TV westerns was accurate.
In fact, the truth is the exact opposite of what we have been led to believe.



Didn't reading that, just make you feel so proud to be an American?

Here's a list of American-Indian Wars

Those REAL Americans were nearly exterminated by invading hordes of Christians.
Where were all those 10 Commandment monuments with the rule "Thou shalt not kill?"

However, to be fair, they weren't murdered for religious reasons;
true Americans were slaughtered by millions of invading Christians ...

mainly because of greed


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1/4/18

Plutocrats are pure evil.
As evidence for that claim, I give you ... Sam Walton



I have nothing to add. That story speaks for itself.


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1/3/18

This is why we call them "sheep"

There are many examples that prove humans are similar to sheep. Here's one:
We allow the 0.1% to destroy the planet because we have never figured out ...

how to defend ourselves against them


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1/2/18

As I have been warning for quite some time now,
all over the world Fascism continues to rear its ugly head
as Plutocrats prep the ignorant masses for war ...

Now you can add China to the list

This would not be happening if war wasn't incredibly lucrative ... for them.


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1/1/18

This Month's Podcast:
Atheists Collect Mutant Genes?

Featuring: Katherine Hignett & Edward Dutton
(and my replies to them)

The Science Segment:
Brain cells that control aging have been found

Listen (16:44)
OR
Read (8 pages)


12/31/17


What was the leading worldwide killer in 2015?

Pollution



It's a good thing that Trump is getting rid of all those pesky regulations that stifle profits;
otherwise we would have to contend with an insurmountable overpopulation problem.
We are so lucky to have someone who is always lookin' out for us.


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12/30/17


The least generous people in America are, by far, Conservatives.
In fact, that is one of the main ways you can spot one.
Whether denying health care to the sick,
or cutting benefits to the poor and the elderly,
it is easy to spot a Conservative American.

Generous people are happier

So their reward for their stinginess and greed is that they are miserable.

Maybe there is some justice in this world after all?


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12/29/17


Trump said that now that he's President, we can say "Merry Christmas!" again.
So how did Trump wish Merry Christmas to elderly, disabled Americans?

By lifting penalties against big corporations who abuse them

Making America Great Again!


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12/28/17


Sea Spiders don't use their hearts to supply oxygen to their bodies. They use ...

their guts




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12/27/17


Australian government bought back 650,000 guns. So what happened?

Murder and suicide rates plummetted


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12/26/17


The chances of finding life on Mars ...

just took a big hit


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12/25/17


After California passed a law legalizing euthanasia
one of the sore losers wrote a despicable article complaining about the law.

Here is his article ... and my replies to it (6 pages)

I emailed that to over 50 people in addition to Mattlin ...
and not one had the guts to reply.


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12/24/17


Bacteria isn't the only thing on our skin

Sometimes I wonder if I just might be happier ... by staying dumb.


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12/23/17


I usually don't post "opinion" pages, but damn,
this one put the arrow right in the bullseye ...

Trump just pulled off one of the greatest cons in history

The lights are growing dimmer all over the world.
The Plutocrats now have humanity in a stranglehold;
and soon, it's going to be nearly impossible to get free.


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12/22/17