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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)



10/20/18

Robert Reich explains the return of ...

The Gilded Age


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10/19/18

The rich have legalized theft in thousands of different ways.
Click on Jared Kushner to read about one of their scams.



How much did you pay in taxes last year?


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10/18/18

"Incumbent Republican senator Ted Cruz argued that 'removing God from the public square'
and 'losing the moral foundation of much of our society' were partly to blame for school shootings.
"

This claim was then challenged on Twitter:
"Ted Cruz said that school shootings take place because we removed 'God from the public square.'
Texas is 93% Christian and has a fatal school shooting every year.
Japan is 2% Christian and has never had a school shooting.
Worst theory ever.#TXSenateDebate
"


Confirmed TRUE by Snopes

Present that argument to any "Evangelical"
and you won't believe how quickly they will change the subject.


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10/17/18

TED TALK: Yanis Varoufakis (former finance minister for Greece) ...

Capitalism incompatible with Democracy (19:51)

I'll side with Democracy


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10/16/18

Even the Philippines now have universal health care

Republicans tell us that America (the richest country on Earth) can't afford it;
yet this third world nation just found a way to fund healthcare for their people.

How much more embarrassment can America take?
Who's next? Zimbabwe?

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


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10/15/18

Why the big rush to get Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court
after Republicans were willing to leave the seat open for years if necessary?
Here's another reason ...

Gamble v. United States


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10/14/18

The Trump administration continues to flex its muscles
and bully the rest of the world into economic submission.

The U.S. is trying to shut down the World Trade Organization’s supreme court


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10/13/18

Republicans postpone the killing of the Violence Against Women Act ...

until after the midterms

More proof that Republicans aren't stupid ... they're evil.


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10/12/18

Conservative Christians are accelerating ... The War On Women

The most amazing thing to me is how Republicans are able to get women to vote for them.
These women remind me of women in Muslim nations who carry signs supporting Sharia Law.
Both are examples of women who are incapable of defending themselves from indoctrination.


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10/11/18

Did Amazon (the world's first TRILLION dollar company)
pay zero dollars in federal income tax in 2017?

Confirmed TRUE by Snopes


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10/10/18

Worldwide study reveals that intelligence (as measured by IQ) ...

is inversely related to religious belief

Didn't everybody already know this?


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10/9/18

Brazil becomes the next domino to fall to the worldwide march into fascism
as a very profitable (for the rich) world war looms menacingly on the horizon.

Bolsonaro (Brazil's "Trump") wins primary and is favored to get elected president


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10/8/18

This video is an hour and a half long.
But if you are interested in economics
it is worth every minute of your time.

Richard Wolff on Capitalism ... and its cure

The cure is Democracy ... the greatest enemy the Oligarchy has ever faced.


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10/6/18

This story explains why Trump and his Republican cronies
are so desperate to put one of the worst Supreme Court candidates in history
on the bench as quickly as possible:

South Korea's Ex-President (Lee Myung-bak) gets 15 years
after being convicted on corruption charges


Conservative control of Congress has resulted in the legalization of theft;
and with control of the judiciary assured for the next few decades,
it is like a gang of hoodlums finding a town ... with no sheriff.


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10/5/18

9 "Dark" personality traits are closely related

That study sounded so much like it was drawing a picture of Donald Trump
that I was tempted to move this story into the politics category.


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10/4/18

After the U.N. ruled against the U.S. over Iran
the Trump administration responded by terminating a 1955 treaty with Iran.

Under Trump, "The Rule of Law" has become a joke (starting with the Emoluments Clause).
Now, whenever things don't go our way, we take our toys and go away, using the excuse ...

National Sovereignty!

But when you hear the excuse "In the interests of national security" ...
that's when you know that people are going to get hurt.


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10/3/18

"It is well known that many hymenoptera insect species
(which include bees, wasps, and ants) 
" ...

are essentially all-female societies

I didn't know that.
Since it is "well known" ...

I guess I just got my slice of humble pie for the day


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10/2/18

Behold the power of Big Oil ...

Scientists forced to back down and alter reports on Global Warming

Pretty soon, our ability to get truth will be gone
as the Oligarchs increase their control over communications.


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10/1/18

According to the World Health Organization ...

Booze Killed 3 Million People in 2016


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9/29/18

Trump and the rich are at it again.
They took everything that wasn't nailed down.
Now they are returning with claw hammers
to take whatever is nailed down.

They plan to cut the Capital Gains tax (2:39)

Amazingly, the dumbest among us still support the thieves who are robbing them blind.
Now you can understand the true power of ... brainwashing.


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9/28/18

Earliest animal confirmed ... 558 million years old.




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9/27/18

Sean Illing interviews Jason Stanley about "fascism."




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9/26/18

Phil Zuckerman demolishes the lie
that the Scandanavian countries have the highest suicide rates.

Facts: they've been destroying bullshit propaganda on the internet since 1994


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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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