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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)



2/27/24

Now that corporations dictate medical decisions to the medical professionals,
patients are being sacrificed for profits. Here is another way they do that ...

increased staffing ratios

Money quote:
"The problem ... is a hospital industry
that's been intentionally understaffing their units for years,
in order to cut costs and boost profits.
"


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2/25/24

Why the "Big Boys" promote tipping to pay their employees ...

and the history behind it (Robert Reich)


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2/24/24

Here's an article pushing the theory ...

that an object's mass approaches infinity as it approaches the speed of light

Here is the comment I left:

"Quote from the article 'Einstein's theory of special relativity shows that
as an object with mass gets closer to the speed of light,
the mass starts to increase as it nears the speed of light'.
"

Here was my reply

The neutrino travels closer to the speed of light than any known object with mass

yet the neutrino has less mass than any object in the universe

If anything, that would be an argument for the opposite conclusion:
that mass decreases as speed increases
(photons are massless and travel at C).

Should anyone reply
(doubtful, since they don't have any evidence),
I would ask them to explain how the neutrino,
travelling just below the speed of light
suddenly jumps briefly to infinite mass,
and then when|if it reaches C ... falls instantly to zero mass.


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2/23/24

Greece legalizes same-sex marriage
and becomes the latest country
to creep into the 21st century ...

against strong religious opposition

The Ghost-Worshiping community
is still doing everything they can
to hold civilization back
so that they can hang onto power.


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2/21/24

When were American Indians
(the true, non-immigrant Americans)
granted American citizenship?

1924

So America is called the world's oldest Democracy;
yet, this "Democracy" didn't allow women to vote (~50%)
didn't allow African-Americans to vote (another 6% for males)
and didn't allow true Americans to vote
(% unknown since we murdered millions of them before stealing all their land).

So in conclusion, less than half the people could vote
and yet some still considered America to be a Democracy?

That is a level of dishonesty that would make even Trump Republicans envious.


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2/19/24

Here is yet another way that "The Big Boys" put it to the people ...

the hospital lobby is fighting fiercely to maintain enormous profits


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2/18/24

This is the main mechanism that allows the rich to avoid taxes ...

(29:47 - but the segment on taxes begins at 22:40)


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2/17/24

Utah Republicans are only doing what all Republicans do ...

sacrifice human lives to increase the profits of the "Big Boys"

Here's the part that counts:
"Utah's conservative leaders are pushing back against the feds"


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2/15/24

Trump's anti-abortion judge
used a biased, inaccurate "scientific" study to ...

rule against mifepristone

This is what we are up against.
The Oligarchs do not play fair ...

They play to win


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2/14/24

Virginia is considering joining the 21st century ...

will vote on euthanasia


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2/13/24

This Wikipedia article about Leona Helmsley
paints a portrait of a female version of ...

Donald Trump

"... only the little people pay taxes."


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2/12/24

Researchers have created 3D-printed human brain tissue ...

that works like the real thing


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2/11/24

The Earth is significantly greener than it was only a few decades ago.

Scientists analyze what this may mean


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2/9/24

Southern California snow skiers have little time left ...

to enjoy their sport


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2/8/24

A popular water bottle is made with lead ...

to help maintain its huge profits

Before the French Revolution,
famous author Jean-Jacques Rousseau
first used the phrase "Let them eat cake."
Now the Oligarchs say "Just let them die"
as they reach for some caviar.


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2/7/24

Meet El Salvador's "elected dictator" Nayib Bukele



He is actually bringing progress to one of the world's deadliest countries

Contrary to the article's claim,
this is not an argument against democracy itself
since the Oligarchy's control over every country on Earth
prevents the existence of a true democracy.


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2/6/24

Contrary to prior belief,
it turns out that our appendix ...

actually does provide us with some benefits


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2/5/24

The I.R.S. is finally going after the rich!

The rich are holding their breath until the 2024 election.
If they can get Trump back into office
they will be able to resume
their pillaging of America once again.


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2/4/24

Republicans sacrifice the lives of their fellow Americans ...

for political gain


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2/3/24

For those of you who still aren't convinced
that nearly all of Trump's base (over 70 million adults)
are severely mentally disabled, here's the proof that they are ...

If convicted of election fraud - he's still fit for office

People whose minds are completely under the control of a cult
are unable to defend themselves, and destroy not only themselves,
but take the rest of us down with them.


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2/1/24

Religious "Nones" are now the largest group in America
proving that evolution may be slow ...

but it is moving in the right direction

Here is a quote from the article that helps explain why
the Oligarchs have stepped up their attacks on American Democracy:

"They are among the most strongly and consistently liberal
and Democratic constituencies in the United States.
"

As the masses become more enlightened
and less afraid of invisible monsters,
the Oligarchs recognize that they will lose control
unless drastic measures are taken ... and soon.


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1/31/24

Huge numbers of women have been raped and impregnated ...

since the overturning of Roe v. Wade


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1/30/24

Animals whose evolutionary development
has enabled them to achieve ...

amazing camouflage abilities


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1/29/24

SCOTUS barely (5-4) upholds the Constitution ...

over Texas' claim of state's rights in razorwire case

So who were the 2 Republican judges
who refused to betray their oaths?

Roberts and Barrett.


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1/28/24

It's not often that I side with a church ... but ...

criminal charges for housing the homeless?

There were better options for handling this situation.


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