Thursday, July 19, 2018

What if

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44892889

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/19/a-russian-spy-used-the-national-prayer-breakfast-to-infiltrate-america/ 

So the Russians have infiltrated a prayer group. What about the NRA? It is populated with the America government-defense industry, and that would be a good source of knowing what the US military capacity is? Is the NRA secure, or is it leaking to the Russians, like Trump?

It seems likely that Trump is a security weak point. How is the US going to handle that situation?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44885633  

and yet more is revealed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGlUXz--eBk

So is Trump Russian? Treason?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Occam


http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2018/07/the-search-for-meaning/#disqus_thread

To provide the next generations:


 Perhaps the simplest solution is the most likely, well, likely the answer is among the simplest where there are multiple choices... but what is the meaning of life?

Well there is not one... is simple but likely not quite true. To provide the next generation is a much more likely of a solution to the hypothetical question as to the meaning of life. Nothing more, nothing less.

Not a true Occam solution, but close.

 Some will, some will not, the biological diversity grows, as we overpopulate the world. We are ripe for an extinction event, partial more likely than complete.

Biological units must grow and die to be renewed. Oh well, that is our lot in life. What choice do we have?

Based on the rising Co2 levels, we have twice as many people who can be supported in the life style to which we have become accustomed.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

best july 4 comment

make us the adult in a house where in the basement a screaming orange toddler with a lit match holds us all in terrified thrall to his tantrums.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

On the political situation

On the political situation

Trump is a basic bully. He is not getting his way in the world, and outside the US, his tariff actions simply are one more factor in our product selection. Small motors, Honda and Daewoo and others win.

"The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, homophobia." and also the right of might, the basic bully.

But he is who the US wanted as President. They got there wish. We will survive the asshole. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Atmosphere Survival

Atmosphere survival is the concept of keeping the atmosphere in the condition it was in prior to say 1960. To do this we would need to return to a pre-1960 level of net Co2 emission, and likely a pre-1960 population. This was common discussion in the mid 60's, for those of us that can recall the time. I did not get traction then, and became a topic not to discuss for there is no solution on offer, only the eventual demise of humanity as we know it. I am not saying extinction but rather major change in the next few generations. Perhaps we will adapt to high carbon dioxide atmosphere, perhaps this will be the limiting factor to human growth. I do not know. Change is the only constant.

Temperature is one of the dimension of space. Before there was anything, there was no temperature, absolute zero, or less. Once a region of space warmed to absolute zero, space thawed, the forces separated, matter can exist, shit happens because it can. That was the beginning, 14.8 or 15 billion years ago. But a year is a long time in a atomic world. And the universe was off to the races. Change is the only constant. and in the end we die and are recycled, one atom at a time. Oh well. Perhaps humans will survive, or perhaps mutate into something else.

Out atmosphere temperature is tide to weather. There is no doubt of that. Temperature of the atmosphere is tied to weather. Expect change, that is all I know for sure.

My mind is going, as is the body, but Oh well, in the end we all just die, and the process is not a straight line for sure, but one of breaks and bends. Climate is likewise, and is generally unpredictable in extend, yet gives hints of directions. Here, warming of winters for sure, at least in my lifetime.  

As the founder of WatchTower said: "This is a business association merely ... a business convenience in disseminating the truth, which established the fundamental doctrines of this organization" as he founded a evil organization. Man made without a clear purpose other than control of people, evil and wrong to its' core. It uses the concept of religious faith to control people, develop assets, and create wealth for those who follow and rise in the organization. It covers wrong act, abuse of people, sex crimes, and other evil acts of the leaders. Not knowledge, ethics or truth, but control of the followers is the purpose now.

Ethics is worthy of study, religion is not. We are all individuals, and the adults must make their own choices as to what is worthwhile, what is right and what is not. We have no right to force our views onto others, but we may put them out there for others to read, and perhaps understand or not. All we have as free will is our opinions, aka past decisions, and the ability to ascent or reject a concept or idea. Our motivation, desire, and aversion are secondary, as these concepts arise, we ascent or reject each in turn, for action on or no action on. We may desire, but defer action, we may reject the desire, and the desire may remain. How many times? Forever may be the only right decision. Moral and immoral are just human concepts easily replaced by right and wrong. It is often not a good choice, but the best available choice, which may be a bad choice. 

Choices we make... from something else I was reading on memory aging... "Her clarity on her own family is superb, including the distance she maintains from a fraudulent and abusive sibling." Shunning of a form. Just like staying away from the religious of my family or origin.And so it goes on.



    

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Empathy

Trump and his immigration policy is just wrong.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/trump-defiant-over-separations-despite-backlash-1.3979294

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-united-nations-human-rights-1.4713021

How is what trump is doing anything like right?

What about those employees of the US? Since WWII just following orders has not been a defense. So are those employees to be held responsible for their actions as war criminals?

Can trump and the employees be held out as war criminals?


Monday, June 18, 2018

Pope shit head

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/06/18/pope-francis-families-with-gay-or-lesbian-parents-arent-legitimate/

Once you realize there is no god, then the pope and his elk become a bunch of old men trying to control others.  He has no right to control others. He is just another shit head ego pushing his opinions. Just like trump.

No religion has any real authority over anyone. We just let them control us, or our ancestors, and some of us have taken back our own authority. I have more education that the pope. He has one error in his thinking, that a god exists. Once that error is corrected, he becomes just another alien in a funny hat.