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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)



9/23/20

American Evangelicals don’t want you to know that ...

the Nazis were Evangelical Christians too


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9/21/20

Bill Krohn's Facebook post describes the Republican Agenda - perfectly ...

Democrats: We’d like cops to stop killing minorities.
Republicans: Dems hate police.

Democrats: Women should have the right to choose.
Republicans: Dems want to kill babies.

Democrats: We need reasonable immigration policies.
Republicans: Dems want to open borders.

Democrats: We kneel in protest of inequality.
Republicans: Dems hate the flag, soldiers and America.

Democrats: We should wear masks to protect others.
Republicans: Dems want to take away your freedom.

Democrats: We should have background checks.
Republicans: Dems want to take your guns.

Democrats: Feds should not be policing in cities.
Republicans: Dems encourage rioting.

Democrats: People should have a living wage.
Republicans: Dems want to give everyone free stuff.

Democrats: We want religious freedom for everyone.
Republicans: Dems want Sharia Law.

Democrats: Taxes should be used for the benefit of everyone.
Republicans: Dems want socialism.

Democrats: We want people to be able to vote safely during a pandemic.
Republicans: Dems want to rig the election.

Democrats: People need more unemployment assistance.
Republicans: Dems blocked unemployment assistance.

Democrats: Listen, we just want to find ways to help people.
Republicans: Listen, we just want to find ways to misrepresent everything you say
in order to scare people into voting for us, even though we offer zero solutions.


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9/20/20

Neuroscientist (Bobby Azarian) explains why Christian evangelicals ...

are wired to believe Trump's gaslighting lies


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9/19/20

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... R.I.P.



Ginsburg dies of pancreatic cancer at age 87

Her goal was to outlive this Republican presidency ... she almost made it.

Remember when Republicans refused to fill the Supreme Court vacancy in Obama’s last year?
Remember when Republicans said that the American people should decide?
In case you forgot, here's the quote from Senator Mitch McConnell ...

"The American people are choosing their next president,
and their next president should pick this Supreme Court nominee.
"

Show of hands ... how many of you believe
that they will remain loyal and consistent with their previous position?

Just as I thought. No hands.

There isn’t an honest bone to be found
inside a single Republican anywhere.


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9/17/20

For Trump and his cronies, the Pandemic has been ...

a gift from Heaven


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9/15/20

Big Business is controlling the climate change dialogue ...

in both the conservative and the liberal media (5:12)


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9/14/20

Malignant cancer has been found for the first time in ...

a dinosaur


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9/12/20

After being swallowed, a water beetle travels through the frog's digestive tract ...

and escapes with its life 2 hours later when the frog defecates (video: 20 seconds)

You thought I made that up didn't you?


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9/11/20

This is a long read (about an hour and a half).
Invest the time ... and you'll thank me for it.
Or you can read my brief summary
and then decide whether or not to invest the time.

Highlights from Philip Agre's treatise (2 pages)

Conservatism explained in detail (including its history in the U.S.)

That was written 16 years ago in 2004.
I wonder what this professor thinks about Trump?
The professor failed to see the resurgence that conservatism would enjoy.
But we can hardly fault him for not having psychic abilities.
I doubt if anyone (including Republicans) ever dreamed
that the U.S. would find itself under the influence
of a lying tyrant who would betray his country
and every principle that we hold sacred;
and be responsible for the deaths of countless Americans.

One change that I would make to his excellent treatise
would be to update his term "Aristocracy" to "Oligarchy."


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9/9/20

Poland withdraws from the European Union Convention over the issue of ...

violence against women

The Catholics ... destroying morality for the past 2,000 years


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9/8/20

Remember all those conservative "brain surgeons"
who said that Covid was just like a cold or a flu?

Even after mild cases of COVID, heart damage persists


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9/7/20

Conservative Christians aren't wrong to follow Trump because ...

Trump actually represents the Christian God to the letter


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9/6/20

How to defend yourself against ...

psychological projection

The tactic of projection is learned by kids on every playground in America by the third grade.
Sadly, it is so successful, that it often gets carried into adulthood, where ...

it works just as well!

Since this tactic makes up the majority of attacks that a rationalist will experience,
it is imperative that we learn how to deal with these infantile, but very effective, attacks.

As the lady said ... "Don't let them get away with it."


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9/5/20

The Trump administration increases its assaults on freedom of the press ...

and particularly on veterans

Our freedoms are being stripped from us faster than our wealth.
Like Russia (Putin), China (Xi Jinping), and so many other countries
we will soon find ourselves under the boot of a dictator ... for life.
And Republicans are doing everything in their power to enable it.

UPDATE - (same day)

Trump backs down

Don't get your hopes up.
His style is to let people cool down ...
and then sneak around through the back door.
Stars and Stripes might as well start packing up their things.


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9/4/20

How old are the oldest animals on Earth?

Try 100 million years


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9/3/20

FEMA, under Republican control,
refuses to pay for PPE for public schools
after threatening to pull funding from schools ...

that did not open for in-person education

The fact that conservatives are willing
to send their own kids into these death camps
proves they are no better than the parents in the Jim Jones cult
who killed their children with Kool-Aid.

Behold the awesome power of brainwashing


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9/2/20

Alleged medical benefits of circumcision

Flimsy medical excuses provided by Ghost Worshipers
are ripped apart in this article by medical professionals.

Gee ... I wonder which group I should go with?


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9/1/20

Black-owned businesses are being wiped out ...

by the Trump administration's Covid response (5:37)

Gee, what a coinky dink, huh?


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8/31/20

Mail-in voting ...

some embarrassing facts for Republicans (5:11)

If Republicans couldn't lie ... you would never hear a peep out of them.


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8/30/20

Bad news - you can catch Covid again ...

and the second time might be worse

Ghost worshipers and other reality deniers are learning the hard way:
Covid don't care about your invisible friends or your political propaganda.
Covid knows only one thing ... how to kick ass and put people in the ground.
So play all the delusional little games you want - Covid simply doesn't care.


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8/29/20

Ending "Profit-Sharing" is one method that has been used by the Oligarchs ...

to strip Americans of their wealth

The wealthiest 10% of Americans now own 92% of all stocks ...

that's up from 84% just 30 years ago (2:02)

If you do the math,
in another 30 years (at this rate) ...

they'll own it all

What the top 10% (90-99) fail to realize is ...
where do you think the Oligarchs (the top 1%)
will turn to next to satisfy their insatiable greed?


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8/28/20

An actuary estimates that America’s social security fund would be empty by 2023 ...

if payroll taxes were cut

Farron Cousins explains the story above (in case you would prefer a video - 4:15)

Keep voting Republican. The rich sure do appreciate ...

YOUR SUPPORT!


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8/27/20

9 COVID myths that refuse to fade away

The stubborn refusal to fade away
can be explained by understanding
that there are people who would rather commit hari-kiri ...

than admit they were wrong or were fooled.


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8/26/20

So while the world's billions of people
are suffering through a deadly pandemic
and trying to figure out how to survive,
how are the Oligarchs doing?

Elon Musk climbs to #7 on the list of the world's richest people

And still the hive remains silent ... unable to defend itself.


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8/25/20

Monopolies are destroying America ...

21st century Robber Barons


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8/24/20

Smallpox is a lot older than we thought ...

the Vikings had it over 1,000 years ago

Here's a quote from the story about smallpox
which killed about 300 MILLION people just in the 20th century alone:

"it was the biggest killer of all known pathogens."

We beat smallpox.
Now if we could just get the Covidiots to wear masks
we might be able to knock out another one.

(and don't forget about the other millions of idiots ... anti-vaxxers)


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