THE SKEPTIC ARENA


12/5/16

Trump's picks remain consistent ...

meet Secretary of Defense
"mad dog" James Mattis


"He speaks truth to everyone
and would certainly speak truth
to this new commander in chief.


I see a problem already ...
he and Trump don't even speak the same language.

"It's fun to shoot some people."
and
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

Yeah, this guy definitely has the kind of maturity you need
when considering whom to put in charge of the launch codes.

"Mattis would require a special waiver from Congress before being confirmed
because he's been a civilian for less than 7 years.
"

Well, why start following rules now?

Like I said at the top ... Trump is just being consistent

UPDATE: scroll down to 11/15, the story below (which had been 11/14)
has been replaced (and dated 11/23) due to Ben Carson dropping out,
and Betsy DeVos being named Education Secretary.


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12/4/16

Trump resorts to Socialism and big government to keep campaign promise ...

with the benefits going only to Mike Pence's Indiana

"state incentives were part of the package "

Trump voters are too stupid to even realize
that these jobs aren't being saved by Trump ...
but by taxpayers.

"Carrier's parent company, United Technologies
did not want to jeopardize its government contracts
"

Translation for Trump voters:
"Extortion works just as well today ... as it ever did "

Trump hasn't even taken office yet and already the signs of the 4th Reich ...

are everywhere


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12/3/16

Wealth inequality is getting worse and worse
and the American people just turned over the entire American government
to the Conservatives who made it this way.



The next 4 years will likely be considered the greatest in America's history ...

for the rich


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12/2/16

Trump continues to "drain the swamp" by appointing to Treasury Secretary,
a former exec who worked 17 years for Goldman Sachs.


As we've been told, those weren't lies - just "campaign rhetoric."

But here is the only part that really matters:

"Mnuchin has said his aim is to cut business taxes "

And then he provides the classic excuse for cutting taxes for the rich:

"to make sure that US corporations are competitive around the world."

Haven't we already made sure?
Aren't we already the richest nation on Earth ... by a mile?
(the answers to those two questions are "yes" and "yes")

And here is the line that we've all come to expect since the election:

"Mnuchin has no government experience."

So he will fit in perfectly.
Come January our government will contain two types of leaders:            
1) unqualified, inexperienced rich people, and                                           
2) plenty of swamp-things who know how to transfer wealth from us ...

to them


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12/1/16

This week's show:

50 far-right proposals from the 2016 GOP platform (part 1 of 2)
(and my replies to it)

The Science Segment was:

"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch"

Listen (28:23)
OR
Read (12 pages)

If you would like to participate in a live debate
contact me at "neo@theskepticarena.com"
to set up the date and time.



11/30/16

And just when you thought it couldn't get any worse ...

Trump chooses a leading Obamacare critic for Health Secretary

"Price said Trump would deliver a real health solution"

Yet, in all this time ... where is it?
In the 6 years of Obamacare,
where is any  promised Republican replacement?

The reason you can't find it is because ... there is none.
It is obvious that they have no intention of replacing it.

"we want a system that is affordable for everybody,
that is accessible for everybody,
that is of the highest quality and provides choices for patients—
all of those things have been destroyed by Obamacare.
"

Then why, in 6 years, haven't they been able to propose a better plan ... or any plan?

They don't want any of that. They want it gone.
Then they'll start working on their real target ...

Social Security


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11/29/16

Donald Trump chooses "El Chapo"
to head the Drug Enforcement Administration



After Trump chose a Creationist to lead the Department of Education
and a climate-denier to lead the EPA transition team ...

"El Chapo" isn't all that much of a stretch, is he?


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11/26/16

An update was added to:

Roger Shawyer's EM drive



11/25/16

Half of Americans are slowly waking up to the reality
that the other half tried to warn them about (7:30)



The dumbass half of America let the wolves back in.
Now we are all going to pay ... big time


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11/24/16

Do you remember these euphemisms for lying?

"I misspoke," "disinformation," "distortion,"
"fabrication," "inaccuracy," and "misrepresentation."

Here's the latest one "campaign rhetoric "

It doesn't matter how many centuries go by,
the Rural Rubes never figure it out.
They fall for it ... Every. Single. Time.


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11/23/16

The story of Friedrich Trump
(our president's grandfather)
reveals how difficult it is to escape one's DNA.



I just have a few comments about parts of the story ...

"The 1905 decree that banished Donald Trump's grandfather from Germany."

Okay, so the family isn't off to a great start.
Not many people get banished from their own country.
How did he manage such a huge fuckup?

"... done in by his having not performed mandatory military service."

Avoid military service - check.

History would prove that the genes for avoiding service,
did in fact, get passed down to The Donald.

"It wasn't gold, but a restaurant/brothel that brought him riches."

Yep, that certainly would be our Donald. If it were possible to go back in time,
Donald probably would have swindled the business out from under his grandpa,
and then sampled all the merchandise personally, before passing it out.

"The February 1905 decree gave Trump eight weeks
to leave the Kingdom of Bavaria or else face deportation.
"

So that's why Donald seems so obsessed with immigration.
It's a case of "psychological displacement"
(for example: kicking the dog after your boss fired you)
Donald is attacking the most helpless and vulnerable in America
in a misplaced, twisted sense of justice,
to make himself feel like he got revenge
for his grandpa's expulsion from Germany.

"On July 1, 1905, a three-months-pregnant Elisabeth,
Trump, and their daughter sailed for New York.
That unborn child would be Fred, Donald Trump's father.
"

America's only regret is that the Trump's didn't wait 7 more years

and book passage on the Titanic


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11/22/16

Republicans promised to reduce the size of government.
So how do they do that?

By increasing the size of government, of course

So a guy who has probably never seen the inside of a church in his life (Trump)
has decided that America needs to become the Saudi Arabia of the West.

I guess that's because he must repay those responsible for his November miracle.


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11/21/16

Ben Carson says he's not qualified to serve in Trump's cabinet.
Yet a few months ago, Carson felt he was  qualified
to run for president of the United States of America.

How many of you are buyin' that one?

Trump's cabinet and everyone around him
looks like they just got off the plane from Oslo, Norway.
I've been trapped in snowstorms that weren't as white
as the crowd at a Trump rally.
In 2 weeks, the KKK will be holding a parade in Trump's honor.

You do the math


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11/20/16

Bird's wings are the result of an evolutionary reversal from dinosaur arms




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11/19/16

Autopsy of the American presidential election

The power of "fake news"

Had this been simply a chaotic, random Facebook event
the fake news would have been nearly evenly divided.
The only reasonable explanation for the great disparity
is that it was intentionally being driven by one side.

So, who is playing the morons?
Who benefits by controlling them?

This quote from the story gives us the answer:

"The trend accelerated as Election Day drew near,
and all but 3 of the 20 top performers
were pro-Trump or anti-Clinton stories.
"

It's the same group that has always been behind every human disaster ...

The Plutocracy

They have perfected yet another way to control and milk the masses.


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11/18/16

The evolutionary arms race doesn't just exist between species ...

It also exists inside ... each of us


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11/17/16

We don't hear a whole lot about the AIDS epidemic anymore.

So - how's it going?

They're dying because they can't afford treatment

I got the distinct impression that the author was downplaying
the reason why people aren't getting treated.
It is obvious that dying people would seek help if they could afford it.
This article might as well have been written by Fox News.


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11/16/16

7.8 earthquake hits near Christchurch in New Zealand

5 years ago, 185 people were killed in Christchurch by an Earthquake.
It sounds like Allah is beating the snot out of the Christian God.

After all, don't evangelists always credit their God
when natural disasters strike here in America;
and then inform us that the disasters were retaliation by God
for abortion and gay marriage?

(I believe the answer to that question is ... "Yes")

UPDATE

Just in case you wanted to challenge what I said above


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11/15/16

If there is a silver lining in the disaster that was the American presidential election
it is the hilarious fact that Trump, Gingrich, et al, are now laughing in the faces of their supporters.
They are openly ridiculing the Rural Rubes who gave them their votes
by admitting that most of their campaign rhetoric was nothing more than lies to get their votes.
Why would they confess that now?

Because there was one thing Trump said during his campaign that was true:
"I could shoot someone right on 5th avenue and not lose a single vote."

He was basically telling them how incredibly stupid they were (and right to their faces)
and they still elected him just like he said they would.
That's why the Trump team knows they can laugh right in their faces like this,
knowing that the Rubes will still be too stupid to realize that they have been played;



No matter how many times this scenario plays out,
the Rubes never figure it out ... and we all pay for it.

UPDATE

Here is a beautiful explanation of what the "Rural Rubes" just did to America ...

and why they did it


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11/23/16

Are you finally recovering from the devastating presidential election?
Starting to feel better and more hopeful?

Then you had better not read this ...

A billionaire Creationist who said she believes
that education reform will advance God's kingdom,
has found success by transferring tax money away from public education
and into private and religious schools.
Betsy DeVos has been chosen by Trump to head ...

The Department of Education

I thought election night was America's low point.
But every day since - has only gotten worse
as the horror of what the dumbass half of America has brought to all of us
is now becoming apparent.


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11/13/16

The Republican War on Women shifts into high gear after Trump's election

American women are rushing out to get birth control
faster than Iranian women were buying burkas
when the Shah got deposed in 1979.


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11/12/16

If you thought election night was depressing;
and if you thought the appointment of an anti-science moron
to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement was depressing;
then maybe you should wait awhile before reading this ...

In addition to Obamacare
Medicare is also on the chopping block


Note: "privatization" is a code word for "take away."
(before we had it - it was  privatized)

Steve Benen goes into greater detail and exposes Ryan's ultimate goal.
It is the goal that the Plutocrats (through the Republican party)
have been working towards since 1935 ...

The end of Social Security


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11/11/16

It didn't take long for things to go from dismal to ...

abominable

The damage done to America (and the world) in the next 4 years may well be ...

incalculable


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11/10/16

How to improve your teenager's life ...

let them sleep


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11/9/16

As I have been predicting for well over a year now,
the Conservatives have taken over
total control of the American government for the first time ever.

America meet your new president, Donald J. Trump ...



The only piece of the puzzle that Conservatives were missing
was the presidency of the United States,
and last night Donald Trump captured that piece for them.

Conservatives will now regain control of the Supreme Court
and all important decisions will again be 5-4 votes.
Assuming Ginsberg retires within the next 4 years (she is 83)
Conservatives will increase their stranglehold on the Judicial branch of government.

Conservatives also maintained control of both houses of Congress.

And they have increased their number of state governors from 31 to 33
which represents their strongest control since 1922
(only a few years before The Great Depression).

The Conservative governors were the ones responsible
for the refusal to expand Medicaid;
costing the lives of thousands of Americans every year
(those living in their own states).

When Obama leaves in January,
the last impediment to the pillaging of America will be removed.
The Roaring Twenties from the 20th century will return
as The Roaring Twenties of the 21st century.

How was I able to predict this?

When the Supreme Court decided the Citizens United case in 2010 (5-4),
they turned over control of our political system to the Plutocrats.
The 5 Conservative judges sold our Democracy for 30 pieces of silver.

Thereafter, the Senate quickly fell in 2014 and the Presidency in 2016.

In a nation of predominantly rational thinkers
Conservative money would lose its power to influence.
Our only hope to reverse the pillage which is sure to follow
is to train up the populace and give them the tools to learn to think logically.
This will be much harder to accomplish now that Conservatives control everything.

Conservatives will undoubtedly redouble their efforts to stifle education
by making it even more expensive (thus limiting its access mainly to the wealthy)
and by continuing to transfer as much money as possible out of the public school system
and into Charter and Voucher Schools (code words for religious schools).

America, consider yourself officially screwed
(and the worst part is ... you did it to yourselves)


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11/8/16

Those who fail to learn from history ... are doomed to repeat it.



The choice ... is yours


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11/7/16

If a biological weapon were dispersed in the atmosphere
that rendered the entire human race incapable of telling a lie,
within minutes the entire world would become so quiet ...

you could hear an ant fart

neo, 2016


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