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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)



11/15/18

The Founding Fathers tried to warn us about the dangers posed by ...

political parties

But did we listen?


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11/14/18

A device that makes water from the air
by creating rainstorms in shipping containers ...

wins $1.5 million dollar prize


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11/13/18

Mike Maloney reports on cryptocurrencies (from Bitcoin to Hash Graph)



The Oligarchs aren't going to like this.

Also, I would suggest that you read through the comments
as many viewers had a major issue with Hash Graph not being "open source"
and thus, it could possibly be controlled by the Big Banks
which would take us right back to square one (which is where we are right now).


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11/12/18

So how well did democracy fare this election?

Worse than ever

" Even though Democratic Senate candidates in the midterm elections
received 12 million more votes than Republican Senate candidates,
Republicans still gained at least one more Senate seat.
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11/11/18

Last year (2017) only 37% of adults got their flu shot ...

resulting in one of the deadliest seasons since the 1970's

In my opinion, the children of anti-vax idiots
should be taken away from them and placed into protective custody.
And anti-vaxxers should never be allowed within 100' of any child ... ever again.


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11/10/18

Why do "blue" states have higher inequality than "red" states?

Well, you can get one theory from Sean Hannity, or ...

David Pakman can explain it to you (5:02)

That's like being asked to choose which car you want to win ...

A new Ferrari or a restored Ford Edsel


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11/9/18

Democracy continues to get slaughtered worldwide as the Oligarchy consolidates power.

This time it's the former Soviet republic of Georgia losing its democracy

The light of democracy is also flickering ominously in Brazil

Time is running out ... for us.

UPDATE 10/28/18 - the guy in Brazil won


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11/8/18

Why are taller people more susceptible to all types of cancer?

Simply because they have more cells

More cells = more chances for things to go wrong.


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11/7/18

Billionaires increased their wealth by 20% in 2017.

And most billionaires ... are Americans

The worldwide Oligarchy is stripping wealth from the masses at an unprecented rate.
Democracy is being routed everywhere you look.
Time is running out ... and fast.

Battle Stations!


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11/4/18

In the midst of a horrible opioid crisis in America,
the FDA puts pharmaceutical profits above human life
by approving Dsuvia, a drug 1,000 times more powerful than ...

morphine

Here's a peak inside the legislative process that approved it

" the agency did not include the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee,
a group created to evaluate the public health risks of these kinds of medications, in the decision.
"

So what was the big rush, boys?

Gotta keep those profits rolling in and those stockholders happy.


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11/3/18

The property tax scandal (5:07)

The rich ALWAYS win. Why?
Because they are the ones ... rigging the game.


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10/30/18

President-elect promises Brazil a Christian theocracy

Facism almost seems to require religious domination.


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10/29/18

StarKist, Chicken of the Sea, and Bumblebee Foods
were found guilty of price-fixing ...

as monopolies become ever more powerful

(I'm guessing they'll get a presidential pardon)


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10/28/18

Do you want an idea how nutty and immoral a good-sized chunk of Trump supporters are?

Then read this ...

Nearly 20% of Trump fans think freeing the slaves was a bad idea

If ever there was proof that a person was not mentally qualified to vote ...

This would be it


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10/27/18

The U.S. has dropped out of the top 20 democracies
and is now listed in the category of "flawed democracies."
I find it amazing that we are ranked that high
considering that our country was sold out to the Plutocrats in 2010
by 5 conservative judges on the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case.

Confirmed True by Snopes

At the rate Trump and the Republicans are attacking our democracy
we'll be lucky to remain in the "flawed democracies" category for much longer.


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10/26/18

Another study demolishes the "moderate drinking is good for you" myth ...

it isn't


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10/24/18

Youth violence is much lower in countries ...

that have a complete ban on corporal punishment

It looks like the Bible got that one wrong too.
But you got to give that book credit for one thing ... consistency.


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10/23/18

The decline in forest insects is "hyperalarming"

Their numbers are down 60-fold in parts of the Puerto Rico rainforest

It's all a Chinese hoax! ... They must be hiding them!


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10/22/18

Chris Hedges discusses the Oligarchy (23:37)

Want some more of Chris Hedges?

Interview with Richard Wolff (15:00)

In case you don't realize it -
you just got an education worth its weight in gold.
The target has been identified ...

Battle Stations!


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10/21/18

Look at this and then realize ...
that Trump's base is still loyal.



Are Trumptards the greatest or what?
You can beat them, bend them, stretch them, jackhammer them, nuke them ...
and then like "Gumby" they just look at you and say Winning !!!


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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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