Current Events 01-28-2015

Explosive Personality What Life Is Like as a Human Cannonball

That Right There Is Reason Enough to Avoid Fornication Terrifying Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard’s Sunken Ship

The RINO Party Doesn’t Allow Conservative Blacks, Only Milksop Old White Guys Ben Carson: ‘Even If I’m Elected to Office, I’m Not Going to Be a Politician’

Cheapest Fares, Too We’ve Officially Entered a New Age For Mega-Airports

Current Events 01-26-2015

Clearly These Pampered First World Idiots Have Never Lived In A Country Stricken By Malaria Millions Of GMO Insects Could Be Released In Florida Keys

Finally a cure for mosquitoes that doesn’t require pesticides which, although they are effective, are banned (by other first world idiots). All I want to know is, when are they bringing this to Sub-Saharan Africa? I say let Florida stew in its diseases. Serves ‘em right. We have third world countries right now in desperate need of a better way to kill mosquitoes, and with it, debilitating disease killing their children.

I’m For That Anonymous calls for activists to help expose international paedophile networks with ‘Operation DeathEaters’

The world is filled with powerful perverts who believe they are above all Law. The international slave trade is real and unaffected by Emancipation Proclamations and 13th Amendments. It makes my Abolitionist blood boil. We can’t pretend it doesn’t exist and hope it goes away. Start with the powerful and the privileged, nail their hides to the nearest convenient wall, and eliminate the market.

Current Events 01-25-2014

Back from vacation, so I guess that means I have to try to care about the news again, right? :)

Almost Tempts Me to Wear a Watch Again. So Cool. Leatherman’s New Wearable Tech Can Repair Your Wearable Tech

Same Thing That Happened to Ethics – It Was Murdered Whatever Happened to Phonics?

Stupid people are so much easier to deceive, you see.

The Whole ‘Gay’ Paradigm Is a Myth Crafted From Lies and Wrapped in Illusion Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court

Children need a Mom AND a Dad, married to each other, and committed to each other and their offspring. Anything else damages children, solely to satisfy the wicked selfishness of a non-reproducing minority.

We Calls It Like God Sees It The Truth is Always ‘Offensive’

That’s why nearly all revolutions burn the Bibles and put the Christians up against the wall. Can’t have absolute truth intruding on the delusions of the wicked.

Current Events 01-12-2015

A system of beliefs that cannot rely on persuasion to win over doubters is a weak and defective one. Religious Extremism and the Road to Civilization

Islam doesn’t automatically equal terrorism anymore than Italian automatically equals mafia. Al Qaeda is an organized crime syndicate that hides behind religion as their modus operandi. They are really a nationalist hate group that recruits the young to die in the name of “jihad”. Regular muslims need to work together with law enforcement in the countries where they are living peaceably and police the jihadists in their midst.

I get bored with the news people. It’s extremely repetitive, and it gets worse as the Presidential election cycle ramps up. :)

Current Events 01-02-2015

Since It is Behind the Paywall at the Wall Street Journal, Here is a Copy For Your Perusal

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God 

The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone? 

By ERIC METAXAS

In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case for his existence comes from a surprising place—science itself. 

Here’s the story: The same year Time featured the now-famous headline, the astronomer Carl Sagan announced that there were two important criteria for a planet to support life: The right kind of star, and a planet the right distance from that star. Given the roughly octillion—1 followed by 27 zeros—planets in the universe, there should have been about septillion—1 followed by 24 zeros—planets capable of supporting life. 

With such spectacular odds, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a large, expensive collection of private and publicly funded projects launched in the 1960s, was sure to turn up something soon. Scientists listened with a vast radio telescopic network for signals that resembled coded intelligence and were not merely random. But as years passed, the silence from the rest of the universe was deafening. Congress defunded SETI in 1993, but the search continues with private funds. As of 2014, researches have discovered precisely bubkis—0 followed by nothing. 

What happened? As our knowledge of the universe increased, it became clear that there were far more factors necessary for life than Sagan supposed. His two parameters grew to 10 and then 20 and then 50, and so the number of potentially life-supporting planets decreased accordingly. The number dropped to a few thousand planets and kept on plummeting. 

Even SETI proponents acknowledged the problem. Peter Schenkel wrote in a 2006 piece for Skeptical Inquirer magazine: “In light of new findings and insights, it seems appropriate to put excessive euphoria to rest . . . . We should quietly admit that the early estimates . . . may no longer be tenable.” 

As factors continued to be discovered, the number of possible planets hit zero, and kept going. In other words, the odds turned against any planet in the universe supporting life, including this one. Probability said that even we shouldn’t be here. 

Today there are more than 200 known parameters necessary for a planet to support life—every single one of which must be perfectly met, or the whole thing falls apart. Without a massive planet like Jupiter nearby, whose gravity will draw away asteroids, a thousand times as many would hit Earth’s surface. The odds against life in the universe are simply astonishing. 

Yet here we are, not only existing, but talking about existing. What can account for it? Can every one of those many parameters have been perfect by accident? At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces? Doesn’t assuming that an intelligence created these perfect conditions require far less faith than believing that a life-sustaining Earth just happened to beat the inconceivable odds to come into being? 

There’s more. The fine-tuning necessary for life to exist on a planet is nothing compared with the fine-tuning required for the universe to exist at all. For example, astrophysicists now know that the values of the four fundamental forces—gravity, the electromagnetic force, and the “strong” and “weak” nuclear forces—were determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist. For instance, if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fraction—by even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000—then no stars could have ever formed at all. Feel free to gulp. 

Multiply that single parameter by all the other necessary conditions, and the odds against the universe existing are so heart-stoppingly astronomical that the notion that it all “just happened” defies common sense. It would be like tossing a coin and having it come up heads 10 quintillion times in a row. Really? 

Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term “big bang,” said that his atheism was “greatly shaken” at these developments. He later wrote that “a common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the physics, as well as with chemistry and biology . . . . The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.” 

Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that “the appearance of design is overwhelming” and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.” 

The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe. It is the miracle of all miracles, one that ineluctably points with the combined brightness of every star to something—or Someone—beyond itself. 

Mr. Metaxas is the author, most recently, of “Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life” ( Dutton Adult, 2014)

Can’t Stop the Signal The Pirate Bay Won’t Be Down For Long, Sets A Countdown Timer For Return

Government Doesn’t Make Marriages – God Does Duval, Clay, Baker counties to end courthouse weddings to avoid marrying gays

Current Events 12-27-2014

Ever Hear the Old Adage, “Loose Lips Sink Ships”? This Is More, “Leftist Slop Kills Cop” Liberal Lies Killed the Two NYC Cops

I tend to have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I do not appreciate the militarization of the police. On the other, can you blame them very much when their job makes them feel endangered? Cops have one goal in their job: Don’t get killed. Nobody wants to be on the receiving end of a police funeral. Cops are scared. The mob mentality in this country and the wicked politicians pandering to that mob are putting them in a very dangerous place.

It’s been said before: the reason blacks seem to be targeted so much is that black communities are generating a lot of the crime. This is directly attributable to the disintegration of the black family. Fatherless kids seem doomed to poverty, vice, and violence. When these damaged boys become sexually mature, they get the emotionally vulnerable girls around them knocked up, disappear, and then the cycle repeats itself. So much of this vitriol is just a case of the black community blaming law enforcement for their own failings. It’s time to lay blame where it belongs. Maybe we could start with Al Sharpton. 

Ever Read Voltaire? It’s Just Old Becoming New Again. Only More Obnoxious. The Anti-Christmas Atheist Missionaries

Current Events 12-19-2014

They’ve Got A Robot Shark. Don’t panic, US Navy has only deployed a ROBOT SHARK (but where are the lasers?)

The Wicked Exploit Anonymity to Commit Atrocities Online The Troll Hunters

They deserve exposure, and prosecution.

Sigh Yes, Virginia, there is a ‘War on Christmas’: Atheists unveil anti-Christmas TV specials

I personally think both sides of this are overreacting. The truth is, Christmas is a myth. It is not a primarily religious holiday, but more a pseudo-Christian, European traditional holiday (sort of like Independence Day or Thanksgiving in America). It is not known for sure exactly when Jesus was born, but the best evidence favors the Spring, during the lambing season in Israel, which is appropriate considering He is the “Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.”

Christmas borrows from a variety of cultural traditions, some of them originally pagan. Insisting that some people are trying to “take Christ out of Christmas” or that there is a “War on Christmas” is silly, because there’s little of Christ in Christmas anyway. I have preserved some of the best elements of traditional Christmas for my family, and have made it about remembering the birth of Christ. I use it as an illustration of how God gave us the gift of His only begotten Son. It has become necessary to make the holiday MORE Christian, you see. However, it is not mandated in Scripture, and the early Christians did not commemorate the birth of Christ at all. Don’t make Christmas more than it is. As for the Atheists, come on guys – when will you learn that mocking other people’s religions is no way to promote your own?

Ahhhh… Ranger Candy Ibuprofen adds 12 years to life! Cheap painkillers can slow ageing and fight disease

Despicable Rubio Slams Cuba Deal, Obama ‘Worst Negotiator’ Since Carter

Picking Moderate RINOs to Run Is All About Helping Democrats Get Elected Cruz: Don’t Listen To Consultant ‘Cabal’ And Pick Another Romney In 2016

And So a New Generation of Gamers Will Learn to Hate That Dang Dog Duck Hunt’s Virtual Console debut, and why the original hates your new TV

Current Events 12-18-2014

I’m Walking Here! How it feels to be a pedestrian in cities today

How did we get in this mess? Simple: because the elegant, electric trolly car systems operating in many of America’s major cities nearly 100 years ago were bought out by the automotive and oil industries, then summarily executed, forcing Americans to buy cars and consume oil. Conspiracy theory? Not at all.

Our cities should be laid out to favor pedestrian traffic first, motorists second, in a manner that allows both groups to co-exist safely and productively. In a city, you should rarely ever need to drive, unless you’re traveling across country. Everything needs to be arranged around blocks, with all the major needs (food, clothing, energy) within easy walking distance. Big Oil, Big Auto, Big Agro are swollen ticks on the nation, existing to benefit themselves, not us.

What if you could walk to most stores? What if there were open air markets and in-season produce grown in-state for sale? Think of the health benefits. Think of the cost savings in road maintenance, healthcare and pollution reduction. Think of the expansion of green spaces and landscaping (pedestrian-friendly layouts have to look nice, since you’re able to actually SEE your surroundings as you travel). Healthier, happier, more productive people.

It would restore the sense of community our grandparents once enjoyed, because when you walk everywhere, you have no choice but to learn how to talk to people and be pleasant. You get to know your shopkeepers. You’re not reduced to disconnected blocks of merchandise you reach through engaging your “neighbors” in aggressive automotive combat. Seems like a good deal to me.