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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)



9/17/21

After the 2020 election, General Mark Milley was working hard behind the scenes ...

to keep Trump from attacking China

And nearly half of voting age adults in America
wanted this severely mentally ill violent psycopath
to get another 4 years in office.


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9/16/21

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres



Telling like it is - time is running out

He was too diplomatic to point the finger ... but I will:
the worldwide collection of Oligarchs
working in concert with greedy corporations
are responsible for humanity's mad dash to the edge of the cliff.

But ... the Oligarchs couldn't be doing this
if it weren't for their legions of
easily-manipulated, brainwashed minions ...

who make it all possible


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9/15/21

Robert Reich explains why the filibuster is ...

unconstitutional and undemocratic


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9/14/21

Scientists are closing in on the production of energy through ...

nuclear fusion


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9/13/21

Bolsonaro begins laying the groundwork for stealing the 2022 election ...

He even brought in Trump's team to help with the planning

The Oligarchy only suffered a temporary stumble
when Trump failed to take over America.
Throughout the rest of the world,
they are having tremendous success.
Democracy appears to be on its last legs.

And still ... the hive remains defenseless


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9/12/21

Finally, amidst all the depressing stories I read every day ...

Some Great News!

In 2020, Trump and Republicans ignored and disrespected Covid ...

In 2021, Covid struck back (2:49)

They are dropping like flies.
And the best part of all is ...
they have only themselves to blame.





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9/11/21

Bannon leads Republican efforts
to control future elections so that ...

a repeat of their 2020 defeat doesn't happen again

These "people" bear little resemblance to 20th century Republicans.


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9/10/21

China tightens control over the people ...

no effininate men allowed in the media

Sounds a lot like Orwell's dystopia, doesn't it?


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9/9/21

Conservative judges controlling the SCOTUS ...

use a "Shadow Docket" to sidestep the Constitution

Once again ... they are nothing more than political hacks in robes.
Trump may be gone (at least for now)
but the damage he did to America
by packing the courts with hacks ... is immeasurable

9/3/21 (same day) - another explanation for what the hell is going on:

Conservatives on the SCOTUS are now actively and intentionally ...

undermining the Constitution

I found this, written 2 days before the 2 stories above ...

How the SCOTUS has changed in recent decades


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9/8/21

A deeper dive into Buddhism
and whether it is better defined as ...

a religion or as a philosophy?


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9/7/21

For any of you who happen to be Ghost Worshipers (Christians, Muslims, etc.)
and you want to get a preview of what Hell will be like
for those of us who are not part of your cult ... just move to Texas:

Anyone over 21 can now walk around with a gun - no training necessary

In Texas, the wild wild west ... just got wilder


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9/6/21

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas
is nothing more than a collection of political hacks ...

in robes

So much for the separation of powers
that our forefathers tried to give us.

UPDATE (next day)

In a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS backs the 5th Circuit Court

I knew Roberts had to be the one conservative defector.
He is the only conservative on the court who can be pushed too far
and will occasionally refuse to defy our laws in support of the Oligarchy.
The other conservatives are consistently loyal to their masters
and will betray their oaths and our Constitution without even losing a wink of sleep.


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9/5/21

Texas attempts to return to The Dark Ages
by passing the most restrictive abortion law in the land ...

6 weeks

From the article:

"prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (usually around 6 weeks)
and before most women even know they’re pregnant.
"

Even their own Bibles tell them that life begins with the first breath.
But whenever you point out embarrassing facts like that to Ghost Worshipers,
they go into zombie mode: their eyes stop blinking and their tiny little minds stop thinking
and they immediately and desperately try to change the subject.

Now that Trump has put the Supreme Court in the pockets of conservatives,
their chances of destroying Roe v. Wade have substantially increased.

Now let's see what science has to say about this ...

Embryos don't have heartbeats at 6 weeks


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9/4/21

Billionaire charity is not charity ...

it's public relations


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9/3/21

While the world's masses suffer through dire economic times ...

the rich keep filling their pockets with insane profits

We all know money doesn't grow on trees.
It has to be coming from somewhere.
All those incalculable riches are coming ...

from us


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9/2/21

Liberty University shut down by Covid

They prayed for protection as hard as they could. The result?

Their imaginary friend just laughed at them.
A microscopic virus shut down the favorite university
of the world's most powerful invisible ghost,
proving once again that ...

When science and reality face-off against god (ANY god)
the Ghost Worshipers ALWAYS lose.


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9/1/21

It almost sounds like Trump is back ...

Florida refuses to obey the law after losing court case

For the last 5 years, I've felt as if I have been trapped in ...

a Twilight Zone episode


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8/31/21

FAMOUS QUOTES

Sam Harris (writer)

"In fact, 'atheism' is a term that should not even exist.
No one ever needs to identify himself as a 'non-astrologer' or a 'non-alchemist'.
We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive
or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle.
Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make
in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.
"



8/28/21

FAMOUS QUOTES

Robert G. Ingersoll (agnostic writer)

"When I became convinced that the universe is natural,
that all the ghosts and gods are myths,
there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood
the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom.
The walls of my prison crumbled and fell.
The dungeon was flooded with light
and all the bolts and bars and manacles became dust.
I was no longer a servant, a serf, or a slave.
There was for me no master in all the wide world, not even in infinite space.
I was free — free to think, to express my thoughts —
free to live my own ideal,
free to live for myself and those I loved,
free to use all my faculties, all my senses,
free to spread imagination’s wings,
free to investigate, to guess and dream and hope,
free to judge and determine for myself ... I was free!
I stood erect and fearlessly, joyously faced all worlds.
"



8/27/21

Remember "Bible Lady" from Bolivia?



Anez used the "Trump defense" (electoral fraud) to defend against sedition charges.

Anez attempts suicide in prison

This is what should have happened to Trump after his numerous acts of treason.


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8/26/21

The evidence for Christ's existence - evaluated (18:09)

Whether Jesus of Nazereth actually existed
is of little importance outside of Christianity.
For Christians, a negative answer means they are finished.
A positive answer keeps them in the game
but still doesn't make Jesus a god.

For atheists, we could care less:
his existence doesn't matter much to us either way;
but the claim of his divinity has zero evidentiary support
and that's the real crux of the debate.


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8/25/21

In America, acceptance of evolution is slowly on the rise ...

with a stark division between Republicans and Democrats

Damn, those ignorant superstitious Conservatives
are such a constant source of embarrassment,
not only for America, but for the human race in general.


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8/24/21

New theory may explain the Grand Canyon puzzle "The Great Unconformity" ...

blame it on Rodinia


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8/23/21

The effects of the Spanish Inquisition (1478-1834) ...

are still discernable today


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8/22/21

2 of 3 mental processes can actually improve with age ...

"orienting" and "executive inhibition" (but not alerting)

Never give up; keep fighting.
There'll be plenty of time to rest ...

when you're dead


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8/21/21

Colorado's 1864 order to kill native Americans has finally been voided ...

Mount Evans to be renamed

It's about time, doncha think?


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8/20/21

Democrats strategize how to protect kids against ...

Republicans bent on killing them

In the Twentieth Century, if you had predicted this,
no one would have believed you.
Yet we see it happening with our own eyes.
It's almost like we are trapped in a science fiction horror movie
and cannot find our way out.
The similarities with the Jim Jones Death Cult are eerie.
Those brainwashed zombies murdered hundreds of their own children
with poisoned Kool-Aid to prove their loyalty to the cult.


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