Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Point of not Return, Climate wise

 We are past the point of no return. Will Trump realize this in time to stop the destruction of all humans so that you can just suffer a major die-off? That is the question.

http://arctic-news.blogspot.ca/

So the Arctic was 20C warmer this summer than the long term average. Methane hydrate is starting to melt. We are losing Arctic sea ice.

The methane atmosphere will do the most damage. Humans and mammals do not do well in this atmosphere yet. Methane keeps the heat in; the northern latitudes will be sauna, the central latitudes to hot to live in, except perhaps underground. Oh well, I will be dead by then. But the children of today will be here to see it, it is coming that quick.

We cannot stop it at this point, we could moderate the damage a bit, but if the US does not, no one else will. US and China are the two big emitters now.

The earth carbon cycle could handle 1960 level of human carbon production. That's it, that's all. No one has been willing to stop in the last 50 years. Oh well, in the end we all just die anyway.  

But why do not other people see this and do something? No one is going to stop unless they have too. That is the basic problem.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Vitriol on Religious

This post is about the religious arrogance and stupidity of those who believe  that god has all power and this allows not having personal responsibility for anything that happens. Providence is not a real physical concept, what happens is in the past by the time we thing about it, that is the problem. We should do nothing until we think about it.

Providence is we simply are unaware of all the factors, decisions of others and choices made to lead up to an event. We chose to believe it is all luck, which it is not.

Speed is dangerous, for those that speed, should carry the liability of those actions. I know that single axle trucks and school buses have a high center of gravity and are unstable on curves. Lose loads, like children, and reverse crown make this worse. School buses have repeated routes, so the driver should have know all the typical conditions. If we is that aggressive of driver, should he be driving children? So what am I on about?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/11/23/school-bus-drivers-mother-says-it-was-gods-will-that-her-sons-accident-killed-five-kids/

So this religious person is not willing to assign responsibility, or take responsibility for their actions. Well at least the mother not. That is a dangerous attitude for anyone. This person is not involved, but this sort of dangerous attitude is what causes these religious people to fail to take responsibility for there own actions. Failure to take responsibility, self forgiveness for atrocities committed to benefit one's self, must be considered a crime to humanity. It is sociopathic behavior, and should be called out as such. It is like Hitler's "how terrible for you." No society should permit such sociopathic behavior, nor the organizations that support such attitudes.

Failure to follow the laws of society shows a lack of respect for society, which is the essential definition of sociopathic behavior. Now granted there are some laws that the reason for there existence may be a control freak city council, cash cows like photo radar, or some other city council personality issue. There may also be conditional or time dependent needs for some laws, that full time enforcement is applied. Not rational, but the law conditions.

Speed is dangerous in other ways. We typically make traffic decisions based on distance, not the speed of drivers. We would otherwise need to study the speed and distance of oncoming traffic, which would require waiting a bit more time to make decisions, which we often do not have. When pulling out onto a busy roadway, we often know how much space we need, but if someone is coming at twice the speed limit, we need twice the space. I frequently turn onto a main road with a 80 kmh speed limit, onto a road suitable for a 100 kmh speed limit, where people frequently travel 120 to 140 kmh. Now should I assume everyone is a sociopath, or everyone is law abiding? On that road I am forced to assume everyone is a sociopath until proven otherwise.

But to get back to the wrong thing that religion trains into people, that is the basic cause of terrorism. Training that our life does not matter, and that death is a glorious thing, better than living this life is just training terrorism. It is just training sociopaths. It is a small step from this mother to a bomber. Once we realize that death is final, that afterlife is pure fiction, fantasy, bullshit, then we are open to testing if there is a god or not, and as soon as we test, we see that a god is similar fantasy, Oh well, in the end we all just die anyway. 


   

Friday, November 18, 2016

Irrational Muslims

Those Muslims are just irrational, crazy, what else one could call them. 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/11/18/after-video-with-falsified-subtitles-spreads-top-indonesian-politician-accused-of-blasphemy

How we value things, both moral goods and physical goods, has a lot to do with how we live. If we value food, eating, perhaps time at the dinner table more than a trim body, we can become overweight. That is a hard one to reason with. What do you (I) value in your (my) life?

But so are some so called christians. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/11/21/creationist-ken-ham-science-is-silly-because-it-changes-over-time/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Need for religion

Religion provides a community within our modern society. Even based on a fallacy, there is something comforting about being with group of well meaning people. There core concept is just wrong, their reason for doing as they do is wrong but there behavior, well some of it is right. It come down to some of everything is likely wrong.

Now on average do churches do any good? Well there is no doubt that they do some good and some bad, they hold back development, birth control, treatment of disease, the protectors of traditions, weather that tradition is right or wrong. There is also no doubt that up until about a hundred years ago, they were on average better than the alternative, nothing. Now, I am not so sure. We live in an overpopulated world. We have too many people, problems of food distribution, labor distribution, aka abandon all that we worked for and move to some other area and start over. Some will say sure, others of us will just stay here and struggle until we die.

Some people accumulate things, others have no attachment to there surroundings, and just rent. These are two very different mindsets, or foundation beliefs.  

The issue, as I see it is continuing education at a social level. We grew up in a limited society. As we change, as the world changes around us, we need time to learn, people to learn from, and that societal anchor, which religion provided for some. There in is the problem, the anchor is just gone in modern cities. It has become irrelevant to the next generation, as a useless residual organization, yet it still has benefits to offer, namely some form of community. 

The biggest issue with churches are the top down control of thing like abortion, birth control, easing of pain, suffering, etc where it is the individuals which will be effected, not church official in the Vatican or elsewhere. They have no right to try to control others from the grave. There only right is we let them do it, we seek the advice of the elders, but we are not bound to there advice. Moving on is not easy, but it is the individual that must do it, not the organization. Governments add one more layer of control freak-ism to our society.

So what right does the government have to control social concepts or our drug use? Too much control and we will rebel. As we approach the end of our lives, we need to have more methods of pain control, some of which actually work.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Help defeat ISIL

In order to defeat ISIL, we must inoculate all the people from becoming radicalized, both here and abroad. This is the elimination of wrong memes within our traditions, our cultures, and language. We need to identify and eliminate garbage ideas.

There are still people who believe the earth is flat and the sun rotates around the earth. This will be a long haul.

The first big meme is that there is a god. This meme must be eliminated. When we create two diametrically opposed hypothesis, one saying there is a god, the other saying there is no god, the evidence all seems to indicate there is no god.

The evidence must be real, and not hear-say. That eliminates all the old "holy books", and all old religious papers. Those people who cannot be called upon to testify and be examined.

So religion must be abandoned, and logic must take over. That will change the world. Oh well.

There should be a word to describe these sorts of concepts, that have been handed down without testing.  Wait, there is, myths. Yes, religions are myths, but we should keep the few truly logical lessons that come out of the stories.  That is to say that which is common to most religions, or at least the "do as I say" parts and abandon the do as I do parts. Oh well, in the end we all just die anyway.

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Moving On

It is time to accept the environmental loss that is coming and prepare for the future, as best we can predict the future. If the Co2 is not controlled, we can expect climate warming, drying of the Southern US, Mexico, and people on the move northward to where the climate is more suitable for human activities. I expect that there will be seasonal migration as well, where people are trying to avoid winter.

One of the antidotes to high Co2 is dust in the atmosphere to block sunlight, nuclear winter if you like. Ozone production is another. Ozone oxidizes methane at low temperatures, and thereby reduces the methane and methane effect. That would be one way of storing solar energy, spit water into oxygen and hydrogen, store the hydrogen for night use, and convert the O2 to O3 with a bit more electricity. Release the O3, to clean our O2 of all sorts of nasties. We can live with trace amounts of O3 and dust.

Clean air Rachel Notley will not like that but that is but one choice if we are unable to keep Co2 down. We will lose much of the ocean and lake fish, and with that there will be a shortage of omega 3 oils. To some extent grass feed beef can make that up, but only grass feed beef. Humans will be eating jellyfish where they are dependent on fish for protein. Oh well.

Canada will need to become tough to deal with Trump. No more NAFTA, but we are likely to develop medical tourism with Mexico. Many of our imported vehicles will come from Mexico, China, Korea, perhaps even India. Expect the US to become protectionist. They will not honor many of there treaties either, so US will lose credit rating quickly.

Oh well, we live in a rapidly changing world. Who knows what the new US government will do next year, 68 days from now.

   

Friday, November 11, 2016

Orange haired asshole

Asshole tweets" Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"

like you know anything about fair, you asshole... 



“I am the flail of god. Had you not created great sins, god would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”

"The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you,
to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears,
and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters."
or was it more like:
Man's highest joy is in victory: to conquer one's enemies; to pursue them; to deprive them of their possessions; to make their beloved weep; to ride on their horses; and to embrace their wives and daughters.

aka; displace, loot, pillage, plunder, destroy, rape

“Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.”
Genghis Khan

Now comes the whining about all resistance, decedents, and media, and that just from the tangerine head.

He is a nasty little ego with no magnanimity.