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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Indignant and intrusive nature of the theistic perspective

The biggest thing driving Anti-Theism is the aggressively indignant and intrusive nature of the theistic perspective into the lives of even those who do not ascribe the theistic perspectives...

Everything from:
  • The Right for a woman to choose (abortion and contraception)
  • The availability of contraception in general
  • Treating homosexuals as second-class citizens.
  • Insisting on prayer in schools.
  • Disrupting science education
  • Insisting on special treatment by governments and the public at large.

The rest of the supernatural hooba joob could be a 'My Little Pony' cartoon playing in the background for all that most people care... But theists insist that everyone must watch it.

They are conditioned to see any dismissal / non-acceptance of their perspective as an assault on their perspective.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Those mistakes...

I really love my--television
I love to sit by--television
Can't live without my--television

TV is king
You're my everything

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The dismissal of a baseless claim.

What I find most bizarre, is the overall and complete lack of basis for attributing unknowns unto the supernatural...

That practice is exactly; Assigning one unknown unto another unknown.

Its like a game of 'Three Card Monty', or a Shell Game / Ponzi Scheme.

And by 'lack of basis',  what I mean is that there is nothing beyond human imagination (The mind abhors a vacuum, and will accept whatever is convenient, to fill in cognitive gaps) to warrant inserting a supernatural explanation for anything... At all... Ever.

The current stream keeps going back to a 'creator of the universe'...

There is far less presumption in insisting that the universe was created by a 'Long Gone Gob of Primordial Goo that was destroyed in the creation process', than to dream up some 'Supernatural Omnipresent entity' and attempt to give it credit.

It is folly to perceive 'Atheism' as an agenda to 'prove god(s) does not exist'  - That is a mis-characterization that intends to serve as a collection point where those who have been conditioned to crave some form of persecution they can call their own, can rally.

Atheism makes no claims... Atheism is the result of the dismissal of a baseless claim. There is no belief involved in that dismissal.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Send Lawyers, Guns. and Money!

I have yet to encounter a situation where a fire arm was necessary...

And thinking that a well armed populace would be able to win a firefight against what is an armored government...
Local police are backed up by County Sherrifs' are backed up by State Police are backed up by Federal Agents and the National Guard are backed up by the Army...

The fight is not any where close to fair... It was lost by the 'few' before it ever began.

Hell, the Air Force blew up a city block in New Jersey in the early 70's (YES - Really!) - Because of the threat it posed.

And if you shoot someone while defending yourself / your home - You are going to have  yourself arrested, charges filed, and be saddled with attorney fees that that far exceed the value of what could have been taken in a home invasion etc...

For all of that... I'm still not 'against' ownership.

- I just can't seem to ignore the absurdity that comes with many of the justifications that are offered.

The Judicial system and legal profession make a lot of money as long as guns flow freely... And it also keeps and maintains a level of fear and intimidation at hand...

Fear of being assaulted, and / or fear that if you step out of line, you will find yourself in one of several 'Sodomy Centers for the Willing and Unfortunate' - Penitentiaries that the the Judicial system keep well stocked and at a low boil - Can you perceive of a more ominous and threatening ever present obelisk than 'Prison'?

The concept of 'Guns' both calms and feeds the same cultured insecurities.

(the above pic relates to how I feel about that culture)

Monday, March 31, 2014

By any other name...

So, as a Junior in High School… I was an ‘Upper classman’…

The school year is in its first few days… 

Who actually goes to school those first days, while people are still figuring out what classes they need to be in, which ones are over capacity etc…?

I make my way to classes on the third day…

The ‘third period’ class, is English…

The instructor, Ms. Williamson, is taking ‘role’...

She calls out students by name…They respond to their name...

Then is offered the following:
Richard “dah lookah”...
No answer…
Richard “dah lookah”...?

From the middle of the room (I always sat in the middle, when I could) - She hears…
“Well everyone, this should be a very interesting ‘English’ class, if it is going to be taught and graded by a dyslexic”

The whole class laughs…

She must not have understood me... She says:
“Excuse me!?”

I proceeded to clarify my comment:
“Well that ‘L’ comes before the ‘D’, and the ‘D’ comes after the ‘L’ in my last name, and you read it the same way twice… it’s ‘LAH DOOKAH’...”
“...” (pregnant pause)

“And you WERE working your way through an alphabetical list of names - Unless someone slipped the letter ‘D’ in to that group of ‘L’s you were looking at… I figured dyslexic… I’m not ready for you to grade my work…

I thought she was going to lose it, but she retained her composure and asked me:
“Mr. ‘LAH DOOKAH’, - Did I say that right?

Me: “Yes, perfect!”

Her: “Mr. ‘LAH DOOKAH’, do you prefer to go by ‘Richard’, ‘Rich’, or ‘Dick’ ?

Of course in my head, I’m asking myself… “Dick?”
That’s what I said to myself…

It came out like this:
“Oh… Please… Call me ‘PENIS’!”

At the same moment that the class busted out in laughter...
Any composure that Ms. Williamson may have possessed, quickly subsided…:

My friend, Nathan, later told me that the class was unable to stop laughing, and Ms. Williamson had to leave the room… She never came back for the rest of the period.

I, of course, left…

- And went right into the office of the department head, Mr. Kelly
- And told him what happened…
He laughed the whole time he was finding me another ‘English’ class to go to.

Ms. Williamson refused to ever make eye contact with me again...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Helpful websites

  1. - online, shareable / collaborative note pad
  2. - record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
  3. - for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
  4. - shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
  5. - find the original URL that's hiding behind a short URL.
  6. http://qClock - find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
  7. - copy special characters that aren't on your keyboard.
  8. - a better search engine for twitter.
  9. - the best place to find icons of all sizes.
  10. - download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
  11. - the easiest way to setup email reminders.
  12. - scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
  13. - gets answers directly without searching - see more wolfram tips.
  14. - print web pages without the clutter.
  15. - reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.
  16. - a search engine for RSS feeds.
  17. - a simple online timer for your daily needs.
  18. - if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
  19. - pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
  20. - lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
  21. - Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser.
  22. - simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
  23. - share your email address online without worrying about spam.
  24. - visualize and compare the size of any product.
  25. - quickly determine the font name from an image.
  26. - a good collection of open source fonts.
  27. - find data hidden in your photographs - see more EXIF tools.
  28. - broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
  29. - helps you search domains across all TLDs.
  30. - design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
  31. - share your screen with anyone over the web.
  32. - recognize text from scanned PDFs - see other OCR tools.
  33. - Track flight status at airports worldwide.
  34. - for sharing really big files online.
  35. - best-sellers on all subjects that you can download for free.
  36. - easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
  37. - planning an event? find a date that works for all.
  38. - a less confusing view of the world time zones.
  39. - the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
  40. - chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
  41. - translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
  42. - create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
  43. - discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
  44. - quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
  45. - create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  46. - get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
  47. - share your photos in an album instantly.
  48. - when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
  49. - when you need to find the name of a song.
  50. - automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles
  51. - send an online fax for free - see more fax services.
  52. - get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
  53. - quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
  54. - transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server
  55. - setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
  56. - create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
  57. - track the status of any shipment on Google Maps - alternative.
  58. - find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
  59. - find the web host of any website, see DNS, etc.
  60. - found something on Google but can't remember it now?
  61. - an online audio editor that lets you record, and remix audio clips online.
  62. - create a temporary web page that self-destructs.
  63. - find definitions of slangs and informal words.
  64. - consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight
  65. - flight times, progress, departure, arrival, prices etc.
  66. - download stock images absolutely free.
  67. - view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
  68. - quickly create custom Google Maps online.
  69. - quickly setup email reminders for important events.
  70. - Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
  71. - you can ask or answer personal questions here.
  72. - an excellent layer-based online image editor.
  73. - find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
  74. - master touch-typing with these practice sessions
  75. - send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
  76. - create timelines with audio, video and images.
  77. - make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
  78. - check the trust level of any website.
  79. - a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
  80. - you'll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
  81. - quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  82. - Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
  83. - quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
  84. - Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
  85. - create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account
  86. - find the technology stack of any website.
  87. - research a website from the SEO perspective.
  88. - broadcast live audio over the web.
  89. - bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
  90. - add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
  91. - the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
  92. - send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
  93. - hire people to do little things for $5.
  94. - easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  95. - create a connection between all your online accounts.

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