Musings on the week in news.

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First of all, I would like to send out a heartfelt thanks to B.B King, who died this week, for all of his incredible contributions to relevant awesome music. This trailblazer has been a staple of my music selection since I was in my late twenties and will be there until the day I also pass. He was the master blaster of Blues guitar.

I would also like to commend the jury in the Boston Bombing case for handing down the verdict to smite that little scumbag, Joker Tsarnaev, from the face of the Earth. Batman, you won’t be needed here, and The Joker won’t go to Arkham this time, he will he injected with a poison to snuff out his worthless existence once and for all! Thank you Logic, for prevailing in the face of uppity Massachusetts liberal elitism that dictates that saving scum is a humane and forward thinking practice. When shitbags blow children up rape and murder, kidnap them as so many prisoners in the system have done, it says little for our race that we are backward enough to justify not putting them to death. And when a dirtsack can tear apart so many bodies in the name of a mythological figure and be considered for a life sentence, the Human race really needs to take a look inward at where their thought processes have become so utterly twisted.`I can safely say that I hope this rat squirms in his chair for an hour before succumbing to the cocktail of drugs that will make this world a better place on that historic day. Fuck him and fuck his belief in his despotic killer deity.

Due to the content of this rant, I would like to add a few things about my system of belief that will shed some light onto why I am such a logical, clear-headed person. I grew up in very scummy neighborhoods across the country that were inhabited by the very poor and the scum that preyed upon them. If you had intelligence, you figured out how to keep yourself safe most of the time, while at other times, even the most wiley could end up catching a stray bullet for no apparent reason. If you were a bit dim, then you perished or learned to make the best out of being used by thugs and reprobates for the rest of your miserable existence.

Life was extremely tough and I was given no breaks at all in my journey through the ghettos of America. I suffered and was forced to steal to support and feed myself as well as the many others who were not given a choice of lifestyle. I, though, decided on my own, without assistance from anyone else, to figure out how to leave this life behind for good, this was called, “Taking personal responsibility.” Many never do this and are instead, given lip-service considerations by the liberal elites as having absolutely no way of alleviating their own suffering. This is the thinking that the poor buy into that keeps them down and looking like mooches on the system as their community leaders would have them do. I, of course, refused to bring a family into this and made the conscious choice not to do so. Not everyone can use insight such as this, but through widespread, actually funded socialized education programs, instead of the dismal failures of a system that we have now, poor kids would at least be given a chance in the Corporate States of America, to succeed and elevate themselves beyond poverty.

But then that would eliminate the desperate masses of poor factory worker mentality people that the Koch Bros. are cultivating so that the can keep them at a perpetual minimum wage. People can change this at the grassroots level by deciding not to commit crimes and banding together to resist the influence of the oligarchy. Yes, it seems to be an insurmountable task, but it beats prison and being referred to as sheep by the intelligent folks who actually made their way out of the ghetto under the same oppressive circumstances the current residents still face.

Idiots will say that because I am white I had a better chance. I will counter that I made the right choices and consciously decided not to hang with a criminal element and chose to reject drugs as a way to anesthetize my bruised self-esteem. I made my choices. I busted my ass. I didn’t get help from anyone besides myself…..see a pattern? I will again refer to Personal Responsibility. Why did I not turn to the same fate as that do-nothing Scummerlan Tsarnaev? That self-righteous bastard and his brother, who were brought here from another country by their parents, supported by the American Welfare system and lived in Section 8 housing because they were lazy sacks of shit? Why, you ask, did I not sit around on the public dime hatching plots to steal or harm others? PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! I will say it over and over. That worthless piece of shit couldn’t even hold a job to support that idiot wife of his and the child that they knowingly brought into their terrorist midst! What a testament to how extreme liberalism has utterly failed and how extreme conservatism exploits the weaknesses of the left by stealing all of the wealth! As a side note-don’t even get me started on that weak-kneed sop of an idiot, Katherine Russell who converted to an oppressive religion and gave up her freedom and who had inside knowledge of what was going on in her own hovel and refused to do the right thing except for being a punching bag for a terrorist bully. She lucked out when she should be behind bars, if anything, for being a complete waste of space!

The only way out of the world’s current problems, is through aggressive population control. If you have to have a license to operate heavy machinery, then you should be required to have one to do the most important job that you will ever do. Fuck freedom at this level, NO ONE has the,’right’ to abuse a child and that is what happens when people are allowed to breed like roaches. We have over 25 million human slaves in the world today, partly because of an unchecked population, and partly because of the criminals that, as I mentioned before, haven’t been rightfully put to death because of liberal bullshit twaddle thinking! With DNA evidence or, as I say, the smoking gun in hand and fresh blood on the shoes, pedophiles, rapists of any kind, murderers, human traffickers, the criminally insane, should ALL be eliminated as soon as possible! This is only LOGIC, not pithy bullshit elitist sentiment designed to cloud the mind with false morality, just logic and the ONLY way to save children en masse and save the Earth from eminent demise.

Corporate welfare needs to be eliminated, green energy needs to be widespread NOW! A system of social education needs to be enacted to level the playing field instead of relegating the poor to welfare and servitude. Drug addicts need to be given prescription for heroin and given needles so that they may continue their destructive behavior without criminalization. When they decide to get clean, then, and only then will rehab work for them. Court mandated rehab is an abject failure and needs to be gone. Many will fall by the wayside due to their own poor choices and that is just life. Invest the wasted money into prevention and early intervention. Build camps where criminal drug offenders can manually work off their sentence when they victimize others. If they desire to reenter legitimate society, then get them rehab!

I can tell you that the reason that I’m an atheist is because it allows me to think much more clearly and to separate the morality from mankind’s penchant for enacting systems of socially enforced PC false morals. I skeptically approach EVERYTHING and do not give any credence to populist speakers and leaders who try to shove unworkable shitty policies down the throats of the masses. My style can best be described as informed, workable, sensible and logical, flying directly in the face of the current ideas of the backward thinking intellectual elitists who claim to be sooo enlightened above the realm of common sense. In other words, I’m not a pedantic fucking asshole who does 2 years of Peace Corps work and afterwards locks myself behind the gates of a rich community to tell everyone how goddammed unequal the social system is without getting my feet dirty EVER again. I’m not that type of fucking hypocrite. I just do my research and spell out the hard workable sensible choices that need to be made.

These are a few of my thoughts and musings and if they smack some in the face, well then, TOO FUCKING BAD! Don’t listen or read! Peace out everyone and I’ll see you later!

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IOM reports child trafficking and labor trafficking cases are rising
Child victims of human trafficking helped by IOM increased to 2,040 in 2011, up 27 per cent from 1,565 in 2008, according to new IOM data.

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UN General Assembly President calls for redoubled efforts to end human trafficking
The President of the 66th United Nations General Assembly His Excellency Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser today called on Member States, civil society, the private sector and the media to step up efforts to bring an end to human trafficking, calling it “an appalling form of human rights abuse”.

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U.N.: 2.4 Million Human Trafficking Victims
The UN crime-fighting office announced that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves.

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13 COMMENTSADD A COMMENT
  1. […] is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Here’s a repost of a piece I wrote for Anti-Slavery Day last year – the issues remain […]

  2. Jan 11, 2013
    at 10:51 am

    very nice article. i have share this in blog. and bookmarked this blog for future information. thank youl.

  3. […] graphic was taken from Compassion International. On the sidebar you’ll notice another agency that I’ll be blogging for from time to […]

  4. Jan 11, 2013
    at 12:53 pm

    Wow…..Thank you Compassion for stepping up to save those precious kids! :)

  5. Jan 11, 2013
    at 7:03 pm

    Great infographic! Great reassurance for new/existing donors/child sponsors in knowing your commitment to combating Modern Day Slavery.

    Would love to read more. Keep up the amazing work in the Kingdom.

  6. jane
    Jan 11, 2013
    at 9:48 pm

    thank you for informing us about such a desperate issue in this world.

  7. Linda Wrage
    Jan 12, 2013
    at 7:15 am

    I applaud Compassion for bringing child trafficking to everyone’s attention. The numbers are extremely shocking!

  8. Mike stephens
    Jan 12, 2013
    at 4:39 pm

    A child’s life is PRICELESS ;)

  9. Mike stephens
    Jan 12, 2013
    at 4:48 pm

    that’s why God paid an INFINITE PRICE for HIS children’s LIVES ;)

  10. […] This is from Compassion providing some awful statistics about human trafficking.  http://blog.compassion.com/human-trafficking-awareness-day-what-is-a-childs-life-worth/ […]

  11. gottabigheart
    Jan 15, 2013
    at 12:20 pm

    wow, I never knew it was that bad in some places, mean I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know where

  12. Tondja Woods
    Jan 20, 2013
    at 12:12 am

    I never knew the numbers were so staggering. How sad that the lives of the children have been taken away in such a base manner. Thank you for sharing this sobering and extremely sad information.

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Kurzweil

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Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries.

As one of the leading inventors of our time, Ray has worked in such areas as music synthesis, speech and character recognition, reading technology, virtual reality and cybernetic art. All of these pioneering technologies continue today as market leaders. Ray was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Ray’s web site Kurzweil AI.net has over one million readers.

Among Ray’s many honors, he is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world’s largest for innovation. In 1999, he received the National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. And in 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame , established by the US Patent Office .

He has received twelve honorary Doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents.

Ray’s books include The Age of Intelligent Machines, The Age of Spiritual Machines, and Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. Three of Ray’s books have been national best sellers and The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best selling book on Amazon in science. Ray Kurzweil’s new book, published by Viking Press, is entitled The Singularity is Near, When Humans Transcend Biology.

Click here to read Ray Kurzweil’s full biography.

I guess if your looking to completely discredit Creation then this is your guy! Ray Kurzweil has no notion that a soul lives in a corporeal body and believes that we will all be able to download our consciousness into synthetic bodies once our natural form wears out. If this actually happens and the transference produces an exact duplicate complete with consciousness, then ALL christian bets are off the table! One of the biggest reasons that so many people are against human cloning is because the moment a clone wakes up and shows distinct personality then the notions put forth in the bible go completely down in flames!

Folks, it’s just a matter of time now and all religious notions of a god embuing man with a soul will be swept into the dust bin of history! The religious, of course, will rush to find an explanation that covers this thus changing what their bible says for the millionth time since it was written. All religions requiring the notion of a soul will lose countless followers, but a few million lemmings with pliable minds will remain. In the face of scientific discovery there are always people lined up in a trailer park somewhere yelling, ‘Fuck yer Gawddammed science, it don’t ixplane everthin.’ Then it’s off to church in the beat up minivan!

The only thing that I wish is that as Mr. Kurzweil comes closer to his Singularity, he will hire bodyguards to protect him from the religious idiots that will undoubtedly try to kill him. These insecure idiots KNOW that the download will be successful and that is what they fear most!

Lost things…

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When I think of religion I think of some kind of mass delusion that takes over the minds of random people and convinces them that the world is a candy apple given to them by God. Some followers eating of the bountiful imaginary harvest, loose teeth in the sweet caramel coating of the apple and are informed that it is ‘God’s’ will that they now are looked upon like Dukes of Hazzard stand-ins. Others bite down and are rewarded not by pain and blood, but with sweet sugary goodness! None of the above groups surmise that someone has gotten the shitty end of the stick, they just rationalize that nothing is up to them and that they are sooo lucky to be at the mercy of God’s cosmic will. 

I, as a scientist, believe that some of us will not observe properly the fecal matter on said piece of lumber and after placing hands on it will gather the experience to avoid shitty hands in the future; thus the experience carries value as a learning tool. If said stick was handed to me on purpose, then I would, as good teachers do, shove the goddamned stick up the giver’s ass thus teaching him that that shit is definitely NOT funny! The pattern here, as demonstrated, keeps control of events in the individual’s hands and requires an element of personal responsibility. 

The greatest flaw of the faithful, especially the educated ones, is that they follow blindly, which requires no individuality or use of experience or insight. They take the information given to them by followers and process this unbelievable crap into a salve to ease their pains of guilt and fear. When they find the unknown creeping up on them and they have no answers to explain it, they retreat into mythology and dance around the fire to ward off the evil spirits. All common sense is thrown to the wind and replaced with glassy-eyed subservience to an entity that will not and cannot ever answer any logical query. 

Why do thinking people allow this ‘easy way out’ to take hold of their lives and responsibilities? Because it is easier than facing inevitability, that when it is all done, the individuality that we enjoy will cease to exist and life as we know it, won’t even exist as a memory. All scientists know the law of Conservation of Energy, energy can neither be created or destroyed, therefore we do not just blink out. There is an energy left over as is with ALL discharges of energy, i.e deaths. Will it be in any recognizable form? Will it have any sort of awareness? These are the great unknowns that if you pledge obedience to a deity, you can convince yourself that you can avoid them, that god will protect you because ‘He’ has a ‘Plan’ for you and all the rest of the lemmings, so have no fear! 

The facts are that if religious people would do any kind of actual impartial research, they would find that the religion they are following today is unrecognizable from past to present. Any diligent person could extract mountains of evidence to the contrary of most organized religions. Many of the religions borrow from older religions and others, such as Islam, outright steal the majority of their content from established texts. Blind faith is just that, and when one blindly follows, one usually runs into a fucking wall! Religion teaches us to believe in the unbelievable and also lets us have some concrete information as well to convince us that it is actually OK to believe in science. This is the deception. Religious institutions teaching science after years of previously putting scientists to death! Now it’s OK to believe scientific data…as long as you never part with the belief in the myth! We still need crowd control people! We still need the faithful to believe in confiding in the church so that the church can use the knowledge to leverage control! Why confessional? Because as the Lords and ladies performed their Holy duties as was required, the clergy stood busy figuring how to use it against them! But for the right price they could have their confessions sealed away until the next time the church was in need. I would say, some pretty diabolical shit huh?. Sounds like Jimmy Swaggart, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Ted Haggard…things havn’t changed from then to now on the religious landscape. The problem is is that we have so much scientific evidence against mythology but seem to gain minimal ground! 

I will be returning soon with more musings and ask that those of you out there who are struggling with doubt, please give in. Atheists who have identified yourselves, stay active and supportive to young atheists and remember that early indoctrination is child abuse. God threatens you with eternal damnation and suffering if you defy him and an abusive parent threatens to beat the shit out of you if you defy him. I see no difference.

People are strange…….

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‘Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris Islamophobic,’ says Salon Magazine?! These men are RELIGIOPHOBIC due to the infectious idiocy of blind faith! I, as an anti-theist, agree with them fully and DON”T CARE what the ‘New SS’ says about my opinions; the New SS being the complete Left Wing nut jobs that patrol the PC universe. Let me remind my readers that I am a completely independent thinking middle of the road politico. I subscribe to common sense and reason over knee-jerk Left or Right reactionary bullshit. I weigh the issues and think before I draw a conclusion. Example: Obama is same old politics as usual. George W. was an idiot legacy child of a political dynasty, there!  Obama is just a crooked Chicago lawyer, is that too hard to fathom in politics?

Now back to the subject. Hitchens said in his book, ‘god id NOT great’ that religion poisons everything, and he was right. Dennett, Dawkins and Harris continue the ‘Four Horsemen’ fight against religious oppression by attacking the idiocy put forth by the religions in particular! They are simply pointing out what is obvious on today’s religious fronts. Right now Islam is responsible for many of the world’s ills. All religion poisons, it’s just that Islam is particularly poisonous right at this juncture. Thank the above-mentioned scholars for telling the truth about these awful blind-faith diseases and getting the sizable press coverage. Thank you to Salon for just playing into the game and further publicizing the atheist agenda.

Right now you have these PC idiots trying with all of their might to legislate EVERYTHING that a human being says so that they can control free speech. These are the very same people who drive the Suby to the Whole Foods to get the green smoothie for the acupuncture session and talk about ‘Moderate Muslims,’ oblivious to the European Imams publicized remarks about just ‘sitting back and breeding out; the Infidel. 

Religion is bad no matter what! Why?! Because you DON”T see scientists ‘just blindly’ following facts! Facts are right in front of the face! It doesn’t take blind faith to look into a microscope or a telescope and identify what you are looking at, it takes intelligence! Religion promotes blindness and always will regardless of how many religious institutions teach science. They also try to screw up the works with unproven mythology and faulty religious doctrine. The only reason that these institutions have great science programs is because the churches are more loyal to the dollar than they are to GOD!
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Rick Warren

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To my blogodytes,

My heart goes out to Rev. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life. May your faith help you and lift you up! I cannot possibly understand what you are going thru now, but I wish you the best. I am sorry and hope that you find peace.

Yet ANOTHER article disproving biblical claims

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Astronomers Anticipate 100 Billion Earth-Like Planets

Apr. 3, 2013 — Researchers at The University of Auckland have proposed a new method for finding Earth-like planets and they anticipate that the number will be in the order of 100 billion.

The strategy uses a technique called gravitational microlensing, currently used by a Japan-New Zealand collaboration called MOA (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics) at New Zealand’s Mt John Observatory. Their work will appear in the Oxford University Press journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Lead author Dr Phil Yock from the University of Auckland’s Department of Physics explains that the work will require a combination of data from microlensing and the NASA Kepler space telescope.

“Kepler finds Earth-sized planets that are quite close to parent stars, and it estimates that there are 17 billion such planets in the Milky Way. These planets are generally hotter than Earth, although some could be of a similar temperature (and therefore habitable) if they’re orbiting a cool star called a red dwarf.”

“Our proposal is to measure the number of Earth-mass planets orbiting stars at distances typically twice the Sun-Earth distance. Our planets will therefore be cooler than the Earth. By interpolating between the Kepler and MOA results, we should get a good estimate of the number of Earth-like, habitable planets in the Galaxy. We anticipate a number in the order of 100 billion.”

“Of course, it will be a long way from measuring this number to actually finding inhabited planets, but it will be a step along the way.”

The first planet orbiting a Sun-like star was not found until 1995, despite strenuous efforts by astronomers. Dr Yock explains that this reflects the difficulty of detecting from a distance a tiny non-luminous object like Earth orbiting a bright object like the Sun. The planet is lost in the glare of the star, so indirect methods of detection must be used.

Whereas Kepler measures the loss of light from a star when a planet orbits between us and the star, microlensing measures the deflection of light from a distant star that passes through a planetary system en route to Earth — an effect predicted by Einstein in 1936.

In recent years, microlensing has been used to detect several planets as large as Neptune and Jupiter. Dr Yock and colleagues have proposed a new microlensing strategy for detecting the tiny deflection caused by an Earth-sized planet. Simulations carried out by Dr Yock and his colleagues — students and former students from The University of Auckland and France — showed that Earth-sized planets could be detected more easily if a worldwide network of moderate-sized, robotic telescopes was available to monitor them.

Coincidentally, just such a network of 1m and 2m telescopes is now being deployed by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) in collaboration with SUPA/St Andrews (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance), with three telescopes in Chile, three in South Africa, three in Australia, and one each in Hawaii and Texas. This network is used to study microlensing events in conjunction with the Liverpool Telescope in the Canary Islands which is owned and operated by Liverpool John Moores University.

It is expected that the data from this suite of telescopes will be supplemented by measurements using the existing 1.8m MOA telescope at Mt John, the 1.3m Polish telescope in Chile known as OGLE, and the recently opened 1.3m Harlingten telescope in Tasmania.

The article will be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 

Sam Harris and Islam

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Sam Harris is as you state, anti-theist as am I. I am not interested in pandering to Islam or to any other religion. The plain truth as demonstrated by the followers of these faiths is that we are all better off without them.

The book of whatever!

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I begin the book of whatever with the continued understanding that all of the supposed historical claims of the bible are still entirely false. No archeologist, paleontologist, whateverontologist has EVER been able to give credence to the fable that is the testament of the one true god! As the research goes on the bible fades further and further into the realm of fairy tale nonsense, freeing it’s followers to embrace a more ridiculous claim or to come to their senses. The sensible claim of course is to listen to provable science and expell the insane explanation in it’s favor.

I see today, a Romney ticket devoted to the perverse supposition that an old man in the sky sees us 24/7. The worst of it is that the christians had decried this idiot’s Mormon beliefs only 10 short years ago. Now that he is the strongest candidate the christians are willing to basically start in motion their own book of Revalation by voting for the ‘Apostate from Hell.” Mormonism is an affront to christianity as described by the christians themselves but now that the only choice is the black dude or the Mormon they will vote for the ‘demon.’ Love you guys! You are all deluded into thinking that your god is alive and you waste countless hours going to church to learn useless baseless crap! None of the religions practiced today have a shred of trackable, provable, historical proof as to their validity and would do best with being outlawed as damaging to the psyche.

Personally, I believe that Obomney cannot help any of us and should be abandoned, but one of these crooks has to be elected. Chose the one to give away more tax dollars to the ‘poor’ or the one who gives us away to the billionaires! They are both crooks! Fuck the generational poor AND fuck the billionaires! Fuck Obama AND fuck Romney! On one end you get the ‘one true gawd’ and on the other you get bigger gubment! No win sitch! I will have a dozen beers on it and call y’all later! I am pissed and confused!