Alan4discussion commented on the post, The Immorality Of Evangelical Christians In The Age Of Trump 16 hours, 18 minutes ago
@OP – Leading this immoral, sadistic campaign is a heartless man named Alex Jones, who uses his media might to perpetually lie about Sandy Hook, claiming that the shooting was fake, and blatantly taunting the parents of the children who were murdered there.
And Alex Jones is supported and encouraged by our current president. In fact, just…
Feb 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm
Calling atheists a “religious group” makes hardly any more sense than calling abstinence a sex position.
. . . .or OFF! a TV channel!
@OP – Even given widespread goodwill, that’s a dauntingly high hurdle to clear. David Cameron might have done well to emulate it, at least to some degree, in his EU referendum which also, after all, concerned a major constitutional change.
Indeed so! The present UK situation is where brexiteers say: ” The people voted for s…[Read more]
@OP – Appeals Court Says Michigan County’s Christian-Only Prayers Are Unconstitutional
A better educated electorate in electing legislators to write new laws for them, might think about checking that the candidates can actually READ the existing laws and the constitution which governs their legislative role!
one of the Commissioners p…
Alan4discussion commented on the post, On Second Attempt, SpaceX Launches Rocket At NASA’s Historic Pad 1 day, 16 hours ago
@OP – link – Launch Complex 39A was the site that sent the first humans to the moon in the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.
It was the pad for a number of NASA’s most important missions — from its early days sending people to space, to the three decades of the space shuttle program.
Now the pad, which hadn’t been used since that program e…
It is becoming increasingly obvious that Trump seeks audiences of adoring sheeple-faith-thinkers, who accept whatever false news and “alternative facts”, is fed to them by posturing authority-figure preachers like Trump.
His cabinet is made up of people who have followings with this sort of mentality who they can bring with them to his supporter’s club!
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Why Humans Prefer to Be the Center of the Universe 2 days, 1 hour ago
Feb 20, 2017 at 3:52 am
Nor can I conceive of pure energy as matter – although the two terms are often used interchangeably:
Subatomic particle, also called elementary particle, any of various self-contained units of matter or energy that are the fundamental constituents of all matter.
They are used interchangeably because in p…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Why Humans Prefer to Be the Center of the Universe 2 days, 17 hours ago
Feb 19, 2017 at 11:08 am
Welcome to the RDFS site.
Why is there something rather than nothing?
So we really need to ask:
Is there any reason to assume there is any ultimate reason that things exist?
The answer appears to be: No.
The only reasonable question is:- ” Is there a scientific explanation as to why…[Read more]
Feb 19, 2017 at 9:45 am
Social service, in fact, is identical with propaganda in many cases.
Even those aspects of social service which are governmental and administrative, rather than charitable and spontaneous, depend on wise propaganda for their effectiveness”.
This is talking about advertising, and makes the key p…[Read more]
maria melo #97
Feb 19, 2017 at 9:13 am
I had a last comment, edited it several times, but it desapeared, I didn´t delete it, so where is it?
When due to my rubbish typing, or late additional thoughts, I edit several times, my posts disappear for moderation, but re-appear later.
@#25 – Normally in politics, after detailed committee work and debates prior to approval, it takes months or years for disasters or successes to be properly evaluated as changes are phased in and monitored!
When I was sitting on a political committee, I could always tell that I had won on persuading reluctant members to support my amendments…[Read more]
Feb 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm
One thing about Boeing is that Trump made some big stupid deal about the price of the replacement for airforce one that is in the works now apparently. Started bragging about how he would knock them down on the ridiculous price and save the taxpayers a bundle.
Perhaps he could get a really good price…[Read more]
Arkrid Sandwich #24
Feb 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm
I suppose a month in is still a bit soon to make a totally fair judgement but I see echoes of a number of things which should make anyone fearful.
Normally in politics, after detailed committee work and debates prior to approval, it takes months or years for disasters or successes to be…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Might Just Give Him Trouble in the Courts 3 days, 14 hours ago
Michael Rohde #11
Feb 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm
By the way, I don’t think Trump is incompetent.
Keepp watching the buffoonery and disaster areas unfolding, and his denials and inability to learn from or correct his mistakes!
It is only a matter of time before most of the governments of the world and the more competent sections of the m…[Read more]
Feb 18, 2017 at 8:12 am
Both sides cry they want to “take back our country”, never realizing they want to take it back from fellow citizens.
Of course what they mean, is “support the fascists in grabbing the country from the citizens and those providing services and maintaining a legal framework.
This happened with the bra…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Congress May Shift Climate Research Away from NASA 4 days, 12 hours ago
@OP – Lawmakers are remaking NASA in order to leave parts of the agency’s earth science program untouched but remove its climate change research.
It’s still unclear exactly how lawmakers plan to transform NASA’s mission, but Republicans and Trump administration officials have said they want the agency to focus on deep-space missions and a…
@OP – But decades of research have also consistently found that students improve only in the type of reasoning skills emphasized in the course, not in other tasks. That is, if students work on logic puzzles, they get better at logic puzzles but not at other things, such as forming coherent arguments or winning debates.
Narrow specialisms tend…[Read more]
Feb 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm
So Trump points to his plane and exclaims over what a great plane it is and says that it’s thirty years old and still looks great.
He said something like –
What still looks good at thirty years old, this plane (points to plane).
Something which is thirty years old in the aero-space industry, onl…[Read more]
Feb 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm
Libertarians (free market and religious fundamentalists )
point to the statue of liberty and the flame and say
“liberty for all”
while they support discrimination based on “religious freedom”, and while they remove regulations for their own personal financial gain,
at the expense of the all-imp…
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Belief in conspiracies largely depends on political identity 5 days ago
@OP – Belief in conspiracies largely depends on political identity
The world’s media are ALL conspiring to delegitimize the “brilliant” Trump and his team! (allegedly).
. . . . and a lot of Trump sheeples are still lapping up his paranoid delusions about the world-wide conspiracies of the media, scientists, Democrats, foreign gover…[Read more]
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