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World of Batsh!t - #3: Chemtrailer Trash (CoolHardLogic - YouTube)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Nov 9, 2014. 12 Replies

He's BACK!  After a somewhat sustained hiatus, CoolHardLogic has returned, and this time his Fleidermaus Scheiße takes the form of - Da, Da, DAAAAAAAAH!  Chemtrails!  "What are chemtrails?" you ask. …Continue

Tags: batshit, CoolHardLogic, conspiracy, aircraft, contrail

World of Batsh!t - #2: Moon Loons (CoolHardLogic - YouTube)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Jun 10, 2014. 7 Replies

The moon's a balloon, so says the song.  Problem is, there's a guy out there, perhaps more than one, who want to claim that the moon is actually a PROJECTION (up around 55,000 ft, so he claims!), and…Continue

Tags: CoolHardLogic, batshit, hologram, moon

World of Batsh!t - #1: Sky Demons (CoolHardLogic - YouTube)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 5, 2014. 6 Replies

We've all seen it - claims either so outrageous or so ignorant that they test the bounds of credibility, and they're usually, though not always associated with religion.  Well, it would seem that…Continue

Tags: mon-roe, Sky Demons, CoolHardLogic, batshit

What kind of smoke alarms do you have? (Daily Kos)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 26, 2014. 4 Replies

I get an email of links to mostly political pieces from the Daily Kos every day, and that's how I became aware of the following.  Personally, I have no idea whether the three smoke detectors we have…Continue

Tags: carbon monoxide, photoelectric, ionization, detector, smoke

 

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I'm a semi-retired / involuntarily unemployed electrical engineer who has a rather eclectic background, never mind a few miles on the odometer. I suppose I was an "apatheist" for quite a while - largely indifferent to the whole issue of gods - but after 9/11 and the more blatant appearance of evangelicals and Dominionists on the scene, my atheism has finally come to the fore.

Other interests include high-end stereo and home theater (and with that, CD and DVD collecting), BMWs and general car enthusiasm, single-malt whisky and biking.

I flatter myself that I know my way around Atheist Nexus at least reasonably well (I've been here since November of 2009), so if you need a hand with something, please don't hesitate to give a shout.

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Loren Miller commented on Dave Godfrey's blog post I am Ham
"[smile] Ken, I got a challenge for you: rather than build your ark in Kentucky, move the construction site to someplace where its abilities can be properly shown, say the east coast of the US.  There its structural integrity and seaworthiness…"
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Loren Miller commented on Dyslexic's DOG's blog post Why Does The U.S. Have So Many Irrational, Bigots Like Alex Jones On Their Television Networks?
"Well, there remains the business of "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."  That by itself pretty well opens up the floodgates, though the real opportunity came with the advent of cable…"
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Loren Miller replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Matt McLaughlin, Lawyer, Huntington, California, appears to be a Lunatic!
"Sodomite, eh?  Is THAT what happened to Lot's wife, eh?"
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"Hey, Daniel!  Don't know how I missed this, but having seen yours, I may do something similar."
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Loren Miller replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Judge Matt McLaughlin, appears to be a Lunatic!
"Yup ... just like I can say, "American Taliban.""
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Loren Miller replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Judge Matt McLaughlin, appears to be a Lunatic!
"Good.Night.Irene.Not only has this guy picked the wrong time in the arc of LBGT rights to pull this stunt, I suspect he's picked the wrong state.  Offhand, I would expect to see a change.org petition against this guy, plus a ballot…"
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"Hello, Rosita!  Greets and welcome to Atheist Nexus.  Have seen you here and there and hope to see and hear more of your thoughts.Please enjoy yourself here!"
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"Honestly, it makes me wonder if the Likud party has a lock on Israeli politics right now or if Labor just went out to lunch and never came back.  [sigh]"
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"The whole thing was PR -  a right wing campaign ploy for Israeli hawks and a fuck Obama moment for US House nutjobs."
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"Well, coverage of his speech came up on NPR while I was driving home from the optometrist ... and yes, I did my best to keep my lunch down while listening to his BS.  Thankfully, they didn't have a whole lot of him (NPR good taste)."
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"After hearing excerpts of Netanyahu's speech, I am starting to think that Israel should be left out in the wind to twist. Not very PC of me."
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"The problem with Howard Zinn's words is that they collide head-on with the reality as described and accurately predicted by the movie Network.  The world has become a business, but instead of every citizen owning a share of stock, the…"
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"I left the church.It didn't work.The book's a mess,And Yahweh's a jerk!Burma Shave!"
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Loren Miller replied to Michael Lackey's discussion President Obama and Religion
"An aside as regards the whole "No True XXXXX" business: when christians have Catholics and Protestants and the Protestants have Methodists and Lutherans and 100 different flavors of Baptists and Pentacostalists and Congregationalists ...…"
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"Worthy of note: The Atheist Experience is all over YouTube.  Just type that into the YT search engine and be prepared for a ton of responses!"
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"Sadly, Rule No. 1 is probably: "Thou Shalt Shamelessly Brown-Nose Those You Wish to Co-opt to Your Purposes" ... especially if they have oil and you don't.  At least that business about oil has been shifting recently, though not…"
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At 9:39pm on February 18, 2015, Daniel W said…

A winter poem for you Loren:

Winter is the king of showmen,
Turning tree stumps into snowmen
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,
The world looks good enough to bite.
That’s the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue.
Snow is snowy when it’s snowing,
I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going.
~Ogden Nash

At 4:23am on February 13, 2015, Carolyn said…
Thanks, that's Ella. That photo is my laptop wallpaper. Btw, I bought VIP tickets to the PA atheist conference in September. VIP tics entitle one to extra hang-out time with the speakers. This year that includes Seth, Matt Dilahunty,and Aron Ra. I am very excited!
At 10:44am on January 31, 2015, Daniel W said…

I can't believe that either.  We have both been on the site since the Mastodons bellowed their deep, sad, songs, across the American savannahs.

At 3:32pm on December 25, 2014, Christina Fiscus said…

Nice to meet a fellow Browncoat on here!  I aim to misbehave!

At 10:34am on November 19, 2014, Anita K said…

I'm glad you enjoyed your time here! Next time you should try the chili crab with hot buns; it's one of my favourite special-occasion dishes. (: Thank you for the welcome!

At 1:57pm on November 14, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks Loren, for the lead to The Midterm Elections Will Drastically Affect Humanists. I tried to get a link to the author and have a little chat. Then I decided I would do my thinking in public so others can smash my reasoning and tell me where I am all goofed up. But I don't have time to think it through right now. 

Basically, it is that Democrats have a tough time organizing ... the old herding cats syndrome ... and I see it as an organizational problem to be worked out through strategy. He hits the nail on the head. Now what?

At 11:59am on October 22, 2014, Idaho Spud said…

Loren, is there a way to block a specific person from showing-up in my e-mail?

At 10:19pm on October 10, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Oh Loren, you torture me. I love Kahlua and Cointreau and they play terrible tricks on my diabetes. Actually, the liver is what is thrown off track and creates pain like you would not believe. I love alcohol. I love beer. I really love Glenmorangie single malt Scotch. These are loves of the past. I'll do the coffee, whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

Thanks. 

At 8:09pm on October 10, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Oh Loren! I like anything coffee. I would like the recipe. Thanks 

At 9:44am on October 4, 2014, TheraminTrees said…

Cheers Loren. NIce to meet you. My name's Link by the way. Been away from YT for a while, but recently returned and feels nice to be back. Only came across Atheist Nexus a few days ago, but seems like a engaging space. All the best. 

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A Non-Trivial Question Regarding a Non-Trivial Religion

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 8:50am 18 Comments

I have a few questions, none of which are meant to be rhetorical:

  • If Islam demands the death penalty for apostasy, why should we tolerate Islam?
  • If Islam says that women must be veiled, why should we tolerate Islam?
  • If Islam cannot value women as equals to men, why should we tolerate Islam?
  • If Islam cannot tolerate the practice of freedom of speech, why should we tolerate Islam?
  • If Islam is determined to dominate the world, why should we…
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Scott Pelley on Charlie Hebdo, Terrorism, and the Press

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 7:56am 12 Comments

It isn't very often that I hear Scott Pelley offer an op-ed piece as a part of a news broadcast.  So when he closed the CBS Evening News of Friday, 9 January, 2015 with his observations on the attacks in Paris and how freedom of the press figures into the whole situation of terrorism, I thought it was notable enough to make mention of it here.  Mr. Pelley makes simple, straightforward points which resonate in the current time, and I believe his words are worthy of your attention. …

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The Science / Religion Dichotomy – Another View

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:11am 4 Comments

Christianity insists on dependence on its god and its savior.  Indeed, it demands submission to that supreme being, saying “thy will be done.”  Islam is not only no different, the very word means “submission.”  Both expect the believer to trust in Yahweh or Allah to provide for them and nurture them and bring meaning to their lives.  The price for that nurturance, though, is utter obedience without question.  One of the immediate consequences of such an attitude is vulnerability to…

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Is god good?

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 11:27am 26 Comments

Is god good?



If we’re going to ask that question, the first thing that has to be established is: whose “good” are we using as a standard?  If human good is to be the benchmark, then the task is relatively easy.  Whatever good god recognizes, however, will introduce a degree of vagary which may be insuperable.



Regardless of which deity is supervising this reality, he/she/it cannot be said to be good by human standards in the slightest measure, and one need look no…

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