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9/26/17

You had better think twice before calling someone a "Bird Brain"

Pigeons are as fast, and sometimes faster than humans at multitasking

While their brains are smaller, that disadvantage is offset
by the fact that their neurons are packed more tightly.


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9/26/17

Does the Earth orbit the Sun?

Better think carefully before answering that one

Is anything not sacred anymore?
So what else were we misled on?

Better set down for this one ...

Is the Earth flat?
It all depends on how you define "flat"

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9/21/17

Scientists are still hunting for the source of cosmic rays

But they are pretty sure they come from outside our Milky Way galaxy


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9/18/17

Scientists may have discovered what caused The Great Oxygenation Event
and initiated plate tectonics around 2.5 billion years ago.
The story revolves around the most abundant element in the Earth's mantle ...

olivine


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9/13/17

How did scientists first figure out the speed of light?

They were able to calculate it, pretty accurately,
by using the discrepancy between the time it took light to arrive from Jupiter's moons.

Feynman can explain it far better than I can ...

(the explanation begins at 3:33 into the video - which runs 5:29)


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8/29/17

How and When did scientists prove that the Earth rotated on its axis?




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8/24/17

Amazing discovery:
The Babylonians beat the Greeks to the discovery of trigonometry by about ...

1,500 years



Time to rewrite the history books boys.


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8/2/17

Researchers discovered that unaffected neighbor cells
are not helplessly awaiting invasion of cancer cells
but rather, helping to fight the cancer cells.




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8/1/17

New underwear can help reduce back stress




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8/1/17

The Mediterranean Diet works great ...

but only if you are rich or well-educated

In other words: it isn't the diet.


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7/20/17

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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7/14/17

Adaptive evolution in action: spiders walk like ants to avoid predators




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7/11/17

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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7/10/17

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

their guts




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7/7/17

Drinking while pregnant can not only affect your offspring ...

but their offspring as well


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7/7/17

The chances of finding life on Mars ...

just took a big hit


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7/5/17

Quotes

"Ideologues are those who sell out their country ... in the interests of party loyalty."

neo, 2018


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6/30/17

Brain damage has been reversed in a young child who was a drowning victim.




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6/28/17

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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6/2/17

Scientists discover why rocks flow slowly in Earth's middle mantle




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5/26/17

As any bodybuilder can tell you,
the ubiquitous BMI score (body mass index)
is not a very accurate way to judge obesity.
To learn about a better measurement for determining obesity,
click on this selfie that I took the other night ...




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5/17/17

Radio waves provide protection from space radiation




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5/17/17

This is just one of the things that humans have lost through the ages:

The Antikythera mechanism (4:01)






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5/17/17

The mechanics of mantle convection get updated




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5/16/17

Humans rely more on 'inferred' visual objects than 'real' ones

The author's surprise at this result demonstrates a poor understanding of biology.
When you have eyes that see the world upside down (as humans do), which is better:
1) to trust your eyes?     Or ...
2) the image that has been inverted by your brain?


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5/8/17

Here's a report out of Israel that shows promise
for actually being able to reverse dementia.

THC reverses cognitive decline in rats

This study seems to contradict previous work on the topic of cannabis.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see which side screwed up.
One thing is for sure ... they can't both be right.


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5/3/17

Think it's okay to smoke socially as long as you don't do it every day?

Think again


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5/1/17

Over-doing sun exposure can lead to many serious problems, but ...

you do need to get some sun


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4/28/17

Your smoking can affect your grandchildren ...

and not in a good way


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4/27/17

Those who like to drink will probably ignore this study ...

but hopefully, not all of them


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4/26/17

Medical researchers discover the key to cancer's success ... evolution.

How cancer works

"Cancer is a target with many bullseyes that shift position whenever struck."


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4/25/17

Multi-taskers are considered by many to have superior cognitive abilities.
However, the label "Multi-tasker" is a euphemism.
In the good ole days we called simply called multi-taskers what they really were ...

Scatterbrains


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4/21/17

CRISPR used to restore vision in lab rats suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa ...

by editing gene mutations


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4/20/17

Naked mole rats are amazing little critters



But personally, and this is just me,
I would rather live with the cancer risk and fear of suffocating
than live in the dirt and look like that.


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4/20/17

What's the best way to fight alcohol abuse?

Show people these ads


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4/10/17

A long-standing debate over which was the first animal,
the sea sponge or the comb jelly,
seems to finally have been decided.
And the conclusion was a surprise to the majority opinion.



And crocodiles are more closely related to turtles than they are to birds.


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3/23/17

A rare discovery in outer space:
A black hole racing away from the center of its galaxy




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3/10/17

The Weak Nuclear Force and Spin (9:17)



Why is the Weak Nuclear Force ... weak? (10:32)




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3/9/17

Amazing evolution on display as beetle evolves ability
to blend into a ravaging army ant horde
in order to prey upon the ant's brood




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3/7/17

Snakebite antidotes may soon be a thing of the past ...

after a huge breakthrough by chemists


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3/5/17

Australia once again demonstrates that its leaders have about
10 times the common sense possessed by American leaders ...

They ban tanning beds

So, how do Americans respond?
Do they wise up and take the courageous steps necessary to save lives?
Or do they allow unrestrained Capitalism to continue to deal agony and death
to the weakest members of our society ... for profit?

We took option #2


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1/25/17

Death is more complicated than we imagined.
Some genes continue to try to repair the body ...

days after the heart stops


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1/25/17

Previous understanding of split brain patients
has been contradicted by a new study.
Even in split brain patients ...

there is only one consciousness


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1/23/17

Another phony argument against euthanasia ...

bites the dust


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1/14/17

An in-depth report on the pros and cons of ...

marijuana use


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1/11/17

A huge new branch has been added to the Tree of Life




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1/9/17

The theory that any radiation is harmful has been debunked.

Medical imaging is safe for patients


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1/5/17

What determines the value of Pi?

It all depends on how you measure it (11:31)




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1/17

Cannabis: no evidence that it provides the benefits claimed by its proponents ...

and plenty of evidence that its adverse effects are real and serious

People will believe what they want to believe
and will disregard evidence to the contrary (confirmation bias).
Thankfully, for those of us who prefer truth and reality ...

there is science


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2017

Try to think "big."
I mean "really" big.
No, I mean "really, really" big.
Now, multiply that times a trillion.

The Dipole Repeller (4:23)

We are being pulled towards The Great Attractor, which itself,
is being pulled towards The Shapley Supercluster.


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12/21/16

Major evolutionary transitions (9:03)

Trigger Warning:
For you Conservative Christians who have not yet been able
to reconcile science with your bizarre religious beliefs,
you may want to come back after the video ends.
(give it about 10 minutes just to be on the safe side)
Suggested activities during this time include praying
or throwing darts at pictures of gay people.




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12/16/16

CRISPR



Science ... beating the snot out of the gods for about 500 years now


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11/10/16

Another helpful hint about sleep ...

put your Smartphone away at bedtime

Surely you can think of something better to do at bedtime, right?


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11/9/16

The Peregrine Falcon holds the world record in the animal kingdom
for the highest speed ever attained in the skies (over 200 mph).
However, that speed occurs when the bird is diving (gravity-assisted).
So which animal holds the record (over 100 mph) for horizontal flight speed?

Hint: it ain't a bird


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11/2/16

The Pilot-Wave interpretation of quantum mechanics
(aka the De Broglie-Bohm Theory)
provides a naturalistic solution to the double-slit experiment (7:40)




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10/25/16

The Second Law of Thermodynamics ...

is NOT inviolable


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10/13/16

Spiders can hear you coming



Like they needed to be any scarier


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10/6/16

The more we learn about our fellow great apes ...

the more we discover just how smart they really are


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9/26/16

PHD student thinks "outside the box"
and makes a stunning breakthrough
in the fight against anti-biotic-resistant superbugs




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9/21/16

Scientists are unlocking the secrets to the Tardigrade's incredible powers.
Also known as "Water Bears" these hardy survivalists can withstand
boiling temperatures; temperatures near absolute zero;
and even survive outside spacecraft while being bombarded by radiation.




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9/10/16

Here is an explanation that gives one of the reasons
why ancient astronomers believed
that the Earth was the center of the Universe



So maybe we should cut those ancient guys some slack.


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8/26/16

Previous study that said being overweight didn't reduce life expectancy ...

has been contradicted by a more robust study

So get your fat ass back on that treadmill, and when you are done ...
get down on the floor and give me 20


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8/22/16

Melanoma has finally been figured out. Hang in there ...

help is on the way


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8/22/16

Even chimps understand that cooperation is preferable to competition.



Based on human history and current events,
a strong case could be made that the iconic procession of images
from chimp-like creature to an upright walking human ...

might be backwards


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8/15/16

Pure altruism is correlated mainly to ...

age

Kudos to religion as well. When they deserve it - give'm credit.


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8/10/16

The fig

A most interesting ... fruit? ... veg? ... flower?




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8/8/16

Be careful out there (4:32)




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8/4/16

Why sunflowers "follow the sun" (1:14)




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8/1/16

Be sure to read the article carefully


If you read it carefully, you should have noticed that,
buried in all the anti-red meat hoopla
was the fact that people who lived healthy lifestyles
(defined as exercising; not smoking, drinking, or overeating)
were unaffected.


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7/11/16

"Pomegranate Juice extends lifespan"

This story had all the classic signs of pseudoscience.

But it may be for real

We'll find out after the human trials complete


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6/29/16

Yet another scientific study disproves the myth
that bullies attack others because they have low self-esteem.

The truth is that they feel superior to their victims, and ...

they are rewarded for their aggression by their brains


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6/24/16

It's amazing how smart fish can be ... even without a cerebral cortex




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POLITICS.X

10/12/17

Gun deaths in America, just since 1968, outnumber the deaths ...

in ALL of America's wars combined

That one is true ... and incredibly sad


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10/6/17

Conservatives are always screaming "Capitalism!" and "Down with Socialism!"

While the Big Oil companies reach for all those government handouts

Don't let their army of zombies get away with that crap.
Everywhere you find them pulling that crap ...

Beat the snot out of them (verbally, of course)


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10/3/17

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

Murder and suicide rates plummetted


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9/30/17

Here is a popular email that was recently circulating

And here is Snopes investigation of the email

I'm not particularly interested in the issues Snopes was investigating.
What is important though, is that the points brought up
in the email about Social Security were true;
and they make a devastating rebuttal to Fox News morons
when they spout their misleading propaganda.


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9/30/17

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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9/30/17

The "Regressive Left" has been resorting to violence
in an attempt to shut down free speech.

They are called the "Regressive Left"
because they betray the very principles they claim to stand for.
(see the definition of the word "hypocrite")

A lawyer tried to defend them with this article ...

That was a huge mistake (4 pages)

I included a dozen people from his law firm when I sent out my reply.
Not one came to his defense ... not even the writer himself.


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9/21/17

The NRA gets out its checkbook and voila! ...

things get done

Of all the people who should be strongly against a Wild West society
you would think it would be the police, wouldn't you?
So what explains this apparent contradiction?

Political ideology is stronger, even than religion
(as evidenced by the overwhelming support for Trump by Evangelicals).
Police officers are overwhelmingly Conservative.
So we have yet another item to consider when researching the question ...

Why do people vote against their own self-interests?


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9/19/17

So ... what have the Plutocrats been up to lately?

See for yourself

To free the masses from the Matrix
we must find a way to convince them
to develop rational thinking skills.

UPDATE

The Plutocrats are asserting their control worldwide


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8/25/17

What the Hell is wrong with these people?

Cheerleaders forced into painful "splits" while screaming and crying

This is a variation on spanking and is physical abuse plain and simple.

Since the coaches intentions were not to hurt the kids
but only misguided attempts based on ignorance,
I don't think jail is appropriate ... but reeducation certainly is.


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8/22/17

Best and Worst states for women's rights

The "Red States" (Republican Party):
serving the interests of overweight, well-to-do, entitled white men ...

for almost 200 years now


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8/7/17

I have a question for the Koch Brothers and the rest of the Plutocrats:

"You claim to be the biggest supporters of God and Country.
At all Republican gatherings we can count on seeing 2 things:
American flags flying all over the place
and Bibles tucked under every armpit.
So here is my question:

"Why do you ship millions of American jobs
(of which, at least 70% are held by Christians)
overseas to Communist China
where there is barely a Christian to be found?"

If I had to hazard a guess, I would say
that it is to increase your profits and avoid paying taxes.

You don't worship Christians nor do you cherish America.
Money is your God ... and it commands your total loyalty.
You only play Christians and Nationalists like violins
so you can keep the money flowing into your offshore bank accounts.


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8/3/17

People in some American states and foreign countries
are finally beginning to fight back against parents
who put their children, and everyone else's, at risk ...

because they are too stupid and arrogant to get their kids vaccinated

If it were me, I would throw their asses in jail.


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7/24/17

Permanent Arctic Sea ice in summer ...

will soon be gone


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7/1/17

The Trump administration (specifically Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education)
with the assistance of the Supreme Court, continues the attack on America's

public education system

"To control the people ... keep them stupid."

That strategy works just as well for Fascists today
as it has for thousands of years.


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6/15/17

The book that really filled in large pieces of the puzzle for me
was Nomi Prins' All The Presidents' Bankers.
I limit all of my Book Reports to one page.

But here is a more in-depth look at what the book has to teach (4 pages)

Before reading the book, I had huge problems trying to understand
how Democratic presidents could be responsible for the following betrayals:

The elimination of usury laws in 1980 (Carter).
The removal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 (Clinton).
The "Bailout" in 2008 (Obama).

My view of politics had been too simplistic ... but not anymore.


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6/10/17

Finally, Canada wakes up ...

Blasphemy law removed

So what is the rest of the world waiting on?
The return of Jesus Christ?


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6/8/17

It wasn't Roe v. Wade that turned Christians against abortion ...

it was political ideology: specifically ... Republican

Conservative Christians are among the most delusional
and most easily-manipulated fools on the planet.
And as that story about Geisler just proved:
they will sell their God out in a microsecond
if it benefits them politically and financially.


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6/5/17

In 1935 the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.



That was the National Recovery Association
which attempted to regulate business and install fair business practices.

This NRA has never been legally restricted.



They specialize in, and profit from ...

killing other living things


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6/1/17

Recently Texas made it illegal for gay parents to adopt.
How embarrassing it is for Texas, that even vultures ...

prove them wrong

Southerners continue to bring humiliation, nationwide, to all Americans.


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6/1/17

Plutocrats (through the Republican party) kill Americans for profit ...

By the boatload

But keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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5/26/17

An 11-year-old girl was forced to marry her 20-year-old rapist.
No. This didn't happen in Saudi Arabia, but in ...

Florida

In the article, the Confederate states took all the top spots ... is anyone surprised?
Are those banjos I hear playing in the background?


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5/25/17

Wherever you find great evil in the world,
turn around and look over your shoulder
and it's a sure bet ...

that Big Oil will be standing right behind you

That account dovetailed with the message presented in Nomi Prins' book:

All The Presidents' Bankers

The Plutocrats are the greatest enemy mankind has ever known.
Unless we can find a way to defeat them and free ourselves,
we will be destined to remain trapped ... inside the Matrix.


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5/17/17

Read this list of causes for the Great Recession of 2008

One thing stands out to me above all else:
Republicans have done everything in their power to ensure that it happens again.
Think about what could possibly be behind such seemingly suicidal actions.

There is only one answer that makes any sense
and that answer is based on the reality
that Republicans work for the rich - and ONLY - for the rich.

Now think about what happened during The Great Depression and The Great Recession.

In each case, enormous amounts of wealth were transferred from the masses
into the offshore bank accounts of the ultra rich.

The only explanation that adds up, is that these catastrophes are not accidents.
They are the greatest gimmick ever devised by the wealthy to get richer.
And they are preparing for another one very soon;
which is given away by the fact that they are doing everything they can
to deregulate our financial system and open the floodgates of wealth.

They don't want to fix the system because it makes them too much money.

You won't even believe how much money is floating around ... in the shadows


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4/24/17

Plutocrats kill their own people ...

for money

It's what they do - it's all they do.
And not one of them will ever lose a minute's sleep over it.


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4/22/17

Our Founding Fathers tried to warn us about banks:

John Adams
Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity,
and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good.


Thomas Jefferson
"I believe that banking institutions
are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy
that has set the government at defiance.
The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks
and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.
"

James Madison
History records that the money changers
have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible
to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.
"

Unfortunately, their warnings fell upon deaf ears.
The Plutocrats will continue to control the masses by brain-washing them
and convincing them not to heed the warnings of those who are trying to help them.


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4/2/17

Killing their own people for profit; it's what Plutocrats do.

That is as true in Russia ... as it is in the United States

Mortality skyrockets as economic inequality increases.


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6/25/14

Would you like to learn how money is created?
Would you like to learn how Congress gets money from the Treasury?
Would you like to learn about exponential growth?
Well, if you invest the time to watch this video (56:25) ...

you won't be disappointed


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1/27/17

Before the Tea Party took control of the government
how did many top Republicans feel about Global Warming?
(10:58)

Yeah ... I was surprised too

Notice how Republicans started changing their tune
after the Big Oil money started rolling in
following the Citizens United ruling in 2010?


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1/24/17

A scientific explanation for the increase of storm severity caused by ...

climate change


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1/17/17

Guns and Bibles



"... those who are more involved in congregations
are less likely to own handguns,
but those with conservative theological beliefs
are more likely to do so ....
"

This supports what I've always contended.
There are two very different types of Christians in America:
modern, progressive Christians like those found mainly in the Democratic Party
and backward, conservative Christians found mainly in the Republican Party.


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1/6/17

I rail against the Plutocracy as often as I can in an attempt to warn people,
who humanity's true enemies really are.
Plutocrats have been destroying civilizations, retarding advancement,
and killing humans since we first transitioned from hunter-gatherers
until the present time, not just in America, but in every society on Earth.

China is no exception. They now need umbrellas for protection ...

when it snows

Like American Plutocrats, they have no intention of reducing profits.
That's why their people have to walk around
wearing surgical masks and umbrellas.


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12/7/16

Apple settles hazardous waste case for half a million.

Why it pays to cheat


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12/5/16

Doctors in Denmark work to end the practice of ...

Gential Mutilation


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9/20/16

Half the guns in America are owned by just 3% of the people

Excerpt from the article: "tend to be white, male, conservative, and living in rural areas"

The author could have saved himself the long description and just wrote ...

Republican


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9/15/16

Dusty Smith's video on race is long (1 hour) but worth the time to watch.



I never worry about being called racist or Islamophobic. Why?
Because it is just like Dusty said ...
if you disagree with their propaganda,
they are going to call you the meanest names they can. Why?
Since they cannot win with facts and logic,
name-calling is their only defense.


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8/29/16

This video is aimed at global warming deniers
(which explains why it is only 6 minutes long) ...

that's more time than they are worth


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8/10/16

The rate of acceleration of ocean rise was masked by ...

the volcanic eruption Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991

It's worse than we thought


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5/4/16

Comedians have always been able to use their talents
to get political points across to those who are a little slow on the uptake.

Here's Amy Schumer (4:01)




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4/27/16

Have you ever seen this Wikipedia article?

Thank God for Mississippi

Now it appears as though there may be a scientific explanation ...





Slavery made many Southern whites rich beyond their wildest dreams.
But the price they paid for those riches went far beyond what they ever imagined.

It created a living hell on Earth for its victims (the slaves).
It also became a living hell on Earth for all its inhabitants.
Hundreds of thousands were killed in battle
and the area required a decade of Reconstruction
from which it never fully recovered.
To this day the South is the most impoverished, least educated,
most violent, and most religious region in the United States.
And as this article showed, the disease brought over from Africa by slave traders
would plague many of the people of the American South for centuries.


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1/11/16

World History ... in one paragraph

One tribe (or country) arm themselves
with flags in one hand and holy books in the other
before dispersing into a neighboring tribe to kill them and take their stuff.
The other tribe might be innocent in many cases,
but eventually, when they become strong enough,
they will do the same to others.
The motivators of this constant mayhem are the sole beneficiaries of it ...

the Powerful Predators in each society (Plutocrats).

From this one paragraph, the remainder of world history can be derived.


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12/16/15

Income inequality hurts us in many ways.

American IQ's suffer more than countries that are more socialistic

And the dumber Americans get,
the more easily they can be controlled by the rich;
as we see on the news nearly every day.

It is a vicious cycle


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11/9/15

This story sounds like it came right out of the Deep South:

California ... say it ain't so

Well, cancers spread - that's what they do


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10/27/15

I took the following quote from an article written by someone
who goes by the moniker "One Pissed Off Liberal":

"The biggest and cruelest scam pulled on us by the rich and powerful
is illegitimate war for profit.
Wars serve a series of important purposes for the rich and powerful.
They provide an opportunity to take from others by force of arms
while creating a lucrative market for armaments and war materiel
on both sides of the 'conflict.'
Wars also create huge lending opportunities for central banks.
It is a highly efficient way of extracting wealth from the national coffers,
that is to say, from the people,
and depositing it in the pockets of the well-connected few.
Wars also keep the common people fighting and killing each other
and not those who have imposed such horrid conditions
for nefarious, selfish and Machiavellian gain.
"

The importance of the truth behind that quote cannot be overstated.


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10/6/15

Why can't Americans have nice things?
Why are our roads crumbling?
Our schools closing?
Hospitals going out of business?
Jobs going overseas?

Why can't the world's richest country
elevate the lifestyle of its citizens
to that of other advanced nations?

Because of these guys


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9/25/15

I took this quote off of an obscure comment thread ...

"Every time we have a mass shooting,
how about showing pictures of all the NRA bribe takers in congress ...
instead of the shooters ?
"

If we truly had a Liberal mainstream media
you would see similar sentiments everywhere in the news.

If we had a Conservative media controlled by the rich
you would only find comments like that in ...

obscure comment threads


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9/24/15

Political polarization in America skyrocketed with the ...

deregulation of television news in 1996


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4/27/15

Bad Christian arguments:
"We were created in God's image."

Then how come we are not invisible?

Their argument has the facts completely backwards (as always).
Actually, God was created in our image ...




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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
"The only way to eternal life is through Jesus Christ."

Not true. The "hydra" can survive forever ... as long as it can outswim its predators.




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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
When they quote "any" scripture.

You want to quote scripture?

You must have suicidal tendencies.
You've only got 10% of the Bible that you can quote from ...
I've got the other 90%.


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Bad Christian arguments:
"The Bible is not a book of fairy tales."



So you actually believe in ...

Snakes that can talk? (Genesis 3:1)
Argumentative donkeys? (Numbers 22)
Firebreathing flying dragons with multiple heads? (Job 41:19 & Isaiah 30:6)
Zombies? (Matthew 27:52)
People who can live inside of a fish? (Jonah 1:17)
Behemoth? (Job 40:15-24)
Cockatrice? (Isaiah 11:8, 59:5; Jeremiah 8:17)
Demons? (Luke 8:2)
Dragons? (Revelation 12:7-9)
Satyr? (Isaiah 13:21; 34:14)
Unicorns? (Numbers 23:22, 24:8; Deuteronomy 33:17; Job 39:9-10; Psalms 22:21, 29:6, 92:10; etc)
You actually believe that the sun went backwards? (Isaiah 38:8)
You actually believe that the sun froze in the sky for an entire day? (Joshua 10:13)


Neither the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson nor the Grimm Brothers
could hold a candle to the fairy tales in the Bible;
not only in their absurdity, but also in their gruesomeness.




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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."

Actually it IS evidence of absence (it's just not 'proof' of absence)


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11/21/11

Bad Christian arguments:
"When Atheists reject religion, they too are making a claim:
a claim that there is no God.
"

This is the logical fallacy known as trying to "Switch the Burden of Proof"
Watch this brilliant refutation by analogy (14:23) ...

Blades of Grass


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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
"Jesus died for our sins."

That may be true. But according to Mark 14:35-36 ...

He didn't want to


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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
The "Kalam" Cosmological Argument:
"everything has a cause."

Not only is that premise unproven,
but by claiming God has no cause ...
they disprove the existence of God.

They are then forced to try to salvage their sinking argument
by resorting to the logical fallacy of 'Special Pleading'.

Game ... Set ... and Match.


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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
"There are no contradictions in the Bible."

Here's what you do:
Quote a particularly horrifying Bible verse (they're not hard to find).
They will then provide the contradiction for you
(does it get any better than that?)

Actually it can:
after they provide the contradiction, accuse them of blasphemy.

The picture below was recovered from the Pacific Ocean
after it was spotted dropping from the sky.
It appears as though someone in Heaven had a hidden cellphone camera,
and was lucky enough to be present when Jesus got called on the carpet
over all the contradictions in the Bible.



A note found with the picture stated
that The Old Man seemed particularly pissed off, over Jesus telling people:
"Ye have heard that it hath been said,
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ...."

That's where the note ended.
It is unknown what punishment The Old Man may have given to His Son.
But we all remember what He did to Jesus ... the last time He got pissed.


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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
"God is beyond comprehension."

And yet, they miraculously find
that they are  able to comprehend God ... when defending Him.

But I will tell you what I don't comprehend about their God ...

how He could create a world like this

If this world we live in were created - then it could only have been done so ...

by an evil monster




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5/21/15

Bad Christian arguments:
"I didn't come from no monkey!"

It's actually a lot worse than that


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6/13/10

Bad Christian arguments:
"The Christian God is the intelligent designer of all things. "

Well, if that's true, then I think He has some explaining to do.




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7/20/13

Bad Christian arguments:
"The beautiful design of our world proves there is an intelligent designer."  (4:58)




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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
When challenged by Apologists with the question, "Were you there? "
My answer is exactly the same as the one they would give,
if I asked them, "Were you at the Crucifixion?"

The difference is, I have evidence for my beliefs ... they don't.


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6/14/12

Bad Christian arguments:
"But there are no transitional species."



"Where are all the transitional species?"



"Show us transitional species. If you can't ... then God did it."



If humans keep breeding this dog much longer ... it'll be a snake.



(Gee, I wonder where all the transitional species are?)


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10/6/07

Bad Christian arguments:
Christian apologists whose arguments abuse logic (25:00)



I now realize how silly my title, above, was.
It implies that there exist Christian arguments ... that don't abuse logic.

All Christian apologetic 'logic' arguments are fatally flawed
because logic is not evidence, as they try to assert.
Logic can only be applied TO evidence.
Logic is the system we use to apply reason to evidence.

So without any evidence, and since logic is not evidence,
they are back to square one: blind faith;
and ironically ... that was the only honest position they ever had.


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2011

Bad Christian arguments:
Paley's Watchmaker - "A watch needs a watchmaker."

True. But an organism only needs ... parents.

Another version of that apologetic argument is
that the universe needed to be created: it could not have arisen by itself.




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5/9/13

Bad Christian arguments:
Christian 'victimhood' arguments destroyed by "The Barking Atheist" (20:46)




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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
"Atheist leaders are responsible for millions of deaths."

Let's take a closer look at those Atheist leaders, shall we?

Stalin was raised Christian and attended Seminary
where he learned from the Bible that mass murder was morally acceptable ...
as long as you could justify it.

Castro was raised Catholic and attended Jesuit schools.

Hitler was raised Catholic, and remained so, until his death.
What did Hitler think about Atheists?

He outlawed them

Maybe Christians will have better luck in the Far East?

Mao Zedong was raised Buddhist.
Chang Kai-chek was raised Methodist.
Sun Yat-sen was raised Congregationalist (Christian).
Pol Pot had a Catholic upbringing.

If these men had been raised without religion,
could things have turned out better?

Who knows?

But we do know, they couldn't have turned out ... much worse.




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3/25/15

Bad Christian arguments:
"Without God, Atheists would rape and kill."

So if you weren't being threatened by God, you would rape and kill?
Then you should remain a Christian, and keep your Bible clutched tightly in your hands ...

at ALL times

I think Dusty puts it best (4:47)



So let's look at what happens to the morality of those with God.
Their claim is that, with God, they couldn't rape and kill
because Christian morality makes them superior to all others.

Let's look a little deeper into that claim, shall we?

This picture represents what we were taught in school, and,
our indoctrination by countless Hollywood movies
(click on the picture to learn what they weren't telling us)



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

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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8/01

Bad Christian arguments:
"God is Pro-Life."

Pro-lifers biblical arguments shredded


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1/1/1

Bad Christian arguments:
Objective Morality

The argument of Objective Morality is self-defeating
because the morality imposed on humans by God,
is not even followed by God himself, and is therefore ...

not objective


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10/5/16

Bad Christian arguments:
"No morality without God "




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2014

Bad Christian arguments:
"No morality without God "

This poll shows that the more backwards and barbaric the nation,
the more likely they are to connect morality with belief in god.
(and notice how America went out of its way to embarrass itself ... yet again)



Conservative Christians claim that without their God, humans cannot be moral;
yet countless social animals and insects live in peaceful, cooperative societies.
If they can do it, why can't humans?

Lab rats won't press a bar to receive food
if they see that by pressing that bar,
a rat in an adjacent cage will receive a shock.

Bats will regurgitate blood to share with another bat
who wasn't able to find a meal.

If Christian claims are true, then I guess that means
that the rats and bats must have accepted Jesus Christ
as their personal Lord and Savior?

UPDATE (9/20/17)

A religious upbringing is more likely to produce immoral kids


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1/29/07

The two videos below provide a perfect analogy to the human condition.
In the first video, 30 hornets kill 30,000 bees in only 3 hours.
It reminded me of bad karate movies
where villains attack the hero ... one at a time.
In the second video, hornets encounter a different species of bee.
This species has evolved a defense against the much larger hornets.
They work together to encase the intruder,
and using their vibrating wings ... they cook it to death.

See the analogy?

For 10,000 years humans have been preyed upon by predators (Plutocrats)
who get them to die by the millions in wars so that Plutocrats can enrich themselves.
The Plutocrats control the resources and wealth, and therefore, dictate living conditions.
Humans are like the bees in this first video ... sitting ducks (4:19)



But someday, hopefully before it is too late,
we will discover how to work together (Socialism)
and rid ourselves of the predators who have been making this world ...
a living hell (3:42)




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1991

Here is a method I developed for computing square roots
(click on picture)



I guess God is still mad at me
for all the mean things I said about Him in my book,
so He snuck a vulnerability into my method
(it affects about 10% of the numbers)

Fortunately for me, I discovered this vulnerability
and constructed the following tables
to help me correct for those numbers when they appear.

Square Root Variation Tables


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