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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Nov 9. 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. 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. 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. 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 a touch over four years!), so if you need a hand with something, please don't hesitate to give a shout.

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Loren Miller replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"NAW!!!!!!!!!!!  Never woulda guessed! [grin!]"
2 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"Tell my daughter to lighten up, bud.  She's going to be living with this crap long after I'm worm food, and I don't care for that prospect one damned bit."
6 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"Michael, I can't laugh at stuff like this.  I can't even wish that I COULD laugh at it, because it means that stupidity, indolence and irrationality has won out over rationality and reason.  That's why 99% of modern comedy…"
14 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"I'll be candid, AiF ... I don't think we're going to make it either, much as I hate to admit it.  Why?  Because stupidity is easier than knowledge.  Because inaction is easier than action.  And because indifference…"
14 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Daniel W's discussion Evangelicals: "It's not climate change, It's Apocalpyse!"
"So when I say as the subtitle of my book that I think religion poisons everything, I'm not just doing what publishers like in coming up with a provocative subtitle.  I mean to say it infects us in our most basic integrity and says, we…"
20 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Daniel W's discussion Christian Propaganda Co-opting Popular Culture
"Thinking about that last, any believer who wants to cast Samson as a super-guy / superhero may have a problem with the full story of Samson, particularly as portrayed by our buddy and fellow atheist, Darkmatter2525!"
23 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"It's amazing what you can discover on YouTube when you least expect it.  I had been after an old favorite from an equally old duet ... except one of the search results added an unanticipated third party ... who holds his own beautifully,…"
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Loren Miller replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"Anyone ever hear of a harp-guitar?  I just stumbled onto one on my YouTube feed, and I have to say, it's an amazing instrument with an equally amazing sound.As evidence, allow me to offer Exhibit A - "Paroxysm": "
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Loren Miller replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Mississippi Group Seeks to Declare Christianity as State Religion
"Unless we all conform, unless we follow our leaders blindly, there is no possible way we can remain free.-- Major Frank Burns, 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital"
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Loren Miller replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Mississippi Group Seeks to Declare Christianity as State Religion
"Does someone want to tell me there are no Jews in Mississippi?  No Buddhists, Muslims or Hindus?  And if not right now, what about the future?  This bill is an invitation to the tyranny of the majority to lord themselves over what…"
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Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas in the group Hang With Friends
"Thanks, Patricia, I'm glad you think so.  That's why I put stuff like this up!"
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Patricia replied to Loren Miller's discussion Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas in the group Hang With Friends
"Well worth the time to watch!"
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The Flying Atheist replied to Loren Miller's discussion Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas in the group Hang With Friends
"Stay with it and keep watching, Randy.  It's a great talk with lots of laughs. "
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Loren Miller replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"So .. as long as I'm on an orchestral kick, here's another favorite of mine: the first movement of Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin.  Delightful stuff.  I should mention that that's Dutoit and Montreal rendering it. "
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One does not convert to atheism

"Yeah ... but ya still don't just WALK into Mordor!"
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Loren Miller replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"The Last Spring could hardly be called a symphony - more like a fantasy or something on that order.I can certainly post more full orchestral works here if you like, too!"
Thursday
Bertold Brautigan replied to Loren Miller's discussion Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas in the group Hang With Friends
"Christianity is nothing but warmed-over Platonism with all subtlety and sophistication stripped away and replaced by a heavy dose of sadism."
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Randall Smith replied to Loren Miller's discussion Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas in the group Hang With Friends
"It took so long for the talk to get going, I quit watching after 5 minutes. Maybe later."
Thursday
Loren Miller replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"When the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra played at Severance Hall this past Saturday, they graced their programmed works with a couple of encores, including the following: A lovely way to end a concert."
Thursday
Loren Miller replied to Deidre's discussion When is it wrong to forgive?
"Total agreement.  Someone swings at me once, I have NO intention of giving them a second chance.  I will take appropriate action, whether it be heading for the hills, calling 911, or putting said person in need of an emergency room.Faux…"
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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. 

At 9:49am on September 13, 2014, Pat said…

Judge Posner wrote the opinion. This may come as a surprise, but Posner was appointed to the federal appeals court by none other than Ronald Reagan. However, as the Republican Party shifted further and further to the extreme right, he distanced himself from it. If you can get the audio link that recorded the oral arguments, it is fascinating. Posner politely rips the opponents of marriage equality a new one.

At 6:47pm on August 22, 2014, Pat said…

I tend to agree that the next President will be a woman. It will, in all probability, be Jeb Bush v. Hilllary Clinton. My $$$ is on Hillary, just because the Bush name is a gross anathema. If so, the teabaggers will continue to obstruct anything to improve or advance the US. I listen to them scream "I want my country back." Me? I want want my country forward.

At 12:03pm on August 22, 2014, Pat said…

Loren, sorry it's taken me so darn long to get back to you about Boehner's lawsuit against the President. You're correct in that I found it...well, not interesting from the standpoint of Boehner...but more of a bad episode of bizarre theater here in the US.

The author of the article in Daily Kos is 100% correct in that federal courts, unlike state courts, are courts of very limited jurisdiction. The only cases federal courts can hear are those enumerated in the US Constitution,an interpretation of a provision of the Constitution, or what what Congress authorizes them to hear.

Here's the real underlying stupidity of this lawsuit. Congress could pass a statute giving federal courts jurisdiction to hear this case. Before it goes into effect, guess what chief executive of the US government has to sign it into law?

The whole thing is nothing more than a propaganda ploy to get the true believers would up like a group of striped nosed baboons in a primate house throwing feces against the wall. The mid-terms should b interesting.

At 9:39am on August 9, 2014, Andrew Bradford Hoke said…

Hello Loren,

Thanks for welcoming me to the site, and sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

I'm really enjoying this online community. I'm learning a lot and thinkg a lot :)

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Interstellar

Posted on November 9, 2014 at 11:30am 11 Comments

Right off the top, Interstellar is no small statement, either in time or what it attempts to say.  It runs a full 169 minutes, not quite three hours, and while it might have been able to give its testimony in an edited form, I seriously doubt it would be the same film or have the same impact.



On the surface, it is what you’ve seen in the previews and trailers.  Our Earth is exhausted, fatally damaged by human mistakes and natural disaster.  A physicist played by Michael…

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Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:00am 17 Comments

For those of you who don’t know, Mr. Deity is an ongoing series on YouTube, featuring Brian Dalton as writer, director, and star of the eponymous series.  Mr. Deity is a fast-talking 21st century take on Yahweh, complete with his son, Jesse/Jesus, Larry, the omnipresent holy ghost, and adversary Lucy (fer), doing three to four minute sketches, usually riffing on various shortcomings of the bible and its god.  Frequently highlighted are Mr. Deity’s cluelessness about the…

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The Particular Problem with Islam

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:53am 17 Comments

On Sunday morning, 12 October, 2014, I listened to Reza Aslan as he spent three minutes saying next to nothing of consequence regarding the contretemps of a week ago between Sam Harris and Ben Affleck on Real Time with Bill Maher.  Whatever Aslan wanted to accomplish with his vacuous commentary is beyond me, which doesn’t stop me from seeing it and him as being problematic as…

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"Break a Leg"? Thanks, I'd Rather Not

Posted on October 5, 2014 at 11:30am 21 Comments

I was watching a segment of CBS Sunday Morning today, when a segment was presented about a new Broadway production, “It’s Only a Play.”  During that piece, Lesley Stahl asked the cast about the expected fortunes of this new work and what the reviews might be.  The reactions of the players, whether feigned or real, bothered the hell out of me and were of the tenor of “you don’t EVER talk about that in the theater!”  Eventually, there was conversation on those issues, but that the superstition…

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