Saturday, November 28, 2015

Let's call attacking abortion clinics what it is: Christian extremism

Let's call the people that justify violence against abortion  rights of secular society what it really is: radical Christian extremism.


It's all evil.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

god of the gaps: earthquakes in Afghanistan

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Afghan-Pakistan-Tajikistan border

If I was a religious person, and I lived in an earthquake-ridden place like Afghanistan, then I would

tend to believe that god had forsaken us with all the famine and war and earthquakes.  Can a god be so merciful and kind and forgiving yet torture his people so badly?  Imagine if the people of Afghanistan had ignored god and sustained their strength for natural disasters rather than blowing all their resources and young people on religious wars that lead to religious peace. As a prelude to disaster by natural causes. Religion poisons everything...

Friday, November 20, 2015

Legal protection for hackers fighting ISIS

As citizens in a free yet lawful society, we should make it clear to governments that hackers operating against ISIS, Al-Qaeda, or any other terrorist group are doing a societal good that protects us all. Hacking is still illegal.  Hacking should not be prosecuted for those fighting anti-society forces. It is done for the greater good. That should outweigh other concerns. It should be recognized as such and guarantees should be made on their behalf.

Modern Society is incompatible with Islam

Islam is a language of doom-saying prophecy that is incompatible with modern values and goals. It's not that the majority of Muslims are violent and death-seeking, it's that having the religion around makes it available to people that succumb to the temptation to exploit it for evil.  The longer it is legal to practise, the more people will die needlessly for other people's delusions.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Evidence in reality: refugee terrorists versus armed local supects?

Aiming at the real problem; it's nice for politicians to beat up on refugees from terror violence. It's politics at it's best.  At the same time, they don't look at the actual evidence before they speak because these potential threats are not voters.  There are 2000 terror suspects in the US that are legally allowed to purchase guns.

So why focus on the refugees fleeing terror over the actual terror suspects that are armed?

Monday, November 16, 2015

If France really wants to hurt ISIS: kick out extremists and empty your jails unto Raqqa

If France really wants to get old-school biblical on ISIS then they need to go back a few centuries. If France really wants to hurt ISIS; expel citizens that are Islamic sympathizers. Then empty out your jails and send them to Raqqa. Give your convicts a reprieve and letters of marque to hit the enemy. Give them letters of marque and reprisal to go into Raqqa and since 70% of the 65,000 prisoners are Muslim either they fight for you or become a burden on ISIS to feed, clothe, and house. If they fight for you then they can come home under the letters of marque and reprisal. If they don't fight for you they won't come back at all.  Use the Foreign Legion to steer them in and let them loose.  That should do more than bombing ever would.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

An atheist replacement for religion

If there is to be a long term replacement for Christianity, or any religion, in today's society then there must be a substitute that equals the same components that people find in organized religion.  A religion offers more tangible contributions than just dogma (from christianity etc.) that shouldn't be trivialized nor minimized in terms of the overall impact of any religion.

Any replacement for religion must satisfy all the same human needs; it must have three main components:

  1. It must have an organization with rules and corporate knowledge.
  2. It must have a way to appeal to people's spiritual needs.  
  3. It must give a sense of fellowship and community for membership.

With or without a belief centre, it must give the same benefits that humans crave and need.  Without which, all efforts are doomed to push people back to religion.

One cannot defeat an ideology with bullets

As much as everyone wants to clamour unto war, it must be pointed out one cannot defeat an ideology with weapons. At the end of a victorious campaign, we would still be against an ideology that spreads in our midst to rise and start all over again. Cutting off the head is pointless, the chimera spreads.  Defeating the ideology means vanquishing the ideas they stand for.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Even Buddhists can persecute and be intolerant.

Religion poisons everything, even Buddhism which can be interpreted for ill as well as any orthodoxy, any dogma, as even Bill O'Reilly has pointed out about nihilism and atheism, although nihilism can be argued to be a belief system as much as a formal religion. Buddhist monks in Myanmar have spawned ultra-nationalistic supporters of anti-Islam sentiment, even participating in protests and calls for violence against Muslims.  It saddens me to see Buddhists getting so upset about tempo-material things. 

On the other hand, it can be argued that only the most severe conditions would make normally-peaceful, esoteric Buddhists drop the separation and advocate against another group. One can't argue that Islam is not without danger and harm for non-Muslims. Perhaps this should be a wake-up call for those that are sympathetic or too liberal to see the truth.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hillary Clinton's Futurama analogy

I can't help it but whenever I think of Hillary Clinton, I think of Mom from Mom's Old-fashioned robot company...

It seems to me to foreshadow president Clinton's reign...

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ben Carson: A moral oxymoron

If you are going to run around claiming some moral authority based on your religious views, like Ben Carson, then the worst group of people to lie to about yourself is veterans and serving members of the army / armed forces.

It's a group that won't tolerate your moral ambiguity when it comes to yourself and your accomplishments. They will eventually abandon a civilian that claims some special priviledge when it comes to military service when you never dug a trench, never humped a rucksack, and never served... your attributional need to belong to the military is no substitute for serving.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hello Russian hacker

For the person trying to hack my accounts from Lebedyn Russia (if that's how you spell it). I promise you there's nothing valuable on these social accounts I know IPSEC.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Galactic Imperative

If you don't accept Stephen Hawking's imperative that mankind needs to explore and colonize the stars - because right now we are one planetary catastrophe from extinction - then consider a more mundane yet equally likely reason.

Another reason why we need to explore and colonize is resources. When we run out of things on this planet, gold, copper, and so on, then we would be left picking through garbage to find enough resources to make the things our society uses. It would be expensive but some people claim it's possible to reclaim much so this seems like a less dire scenario.

But there is another more dire twist to this scenario; it is entirely possible that at some point all the resources are used and reclaimed so there is literally no resources left. With population explosion, more people use resources in parallel.

With people living longer and people consuming more products, at some point there won't be any more for those that exist together. Then we have become resource-locked - we can't build anything new unless we demolish what is there first. That would be a massive economic failure. So much resources would go into refabrication the energy cost would waste what we have and jeopardize the future.

So we need to expend resources while we still have flexibility to reach out into the stars, literally so people can all have iPhones and planes.