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Dr. Oz finally getting his due

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I wouldn't go out of my way to watch a Dr. Oz show, but whenever I visit my sister and it's the afternoon Dr. Oz is on, so I've become aware of what he's about.He is apparently a fine thoracic…Continue

Tags: woo, quackery, Oz, Dr.

Wicca

Started this discussion. Last reply by SteveInCO 15 minutes ago. 7 Replies

One of the more common ways people (mostly women, it would appear) use to be/seem/feel special/different/"with it" is to claim they are Wiccan. One mostly runs into them, it seems, around Halloween…Continue

Tags: Gardener, Gerald, Wicca

Bitcoin, Threat or Menace?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Mar 26. 2 Replies

Is Bitcoin the currency of the future, free of government control/interference, or is it actually an investment that fluctuates far more in value than the Dollar, Pound, or Euro ever does? Is it…Continue

Tags: banking, currency, Bitcoin

Penn and Teller call BS on much of the environmental movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Mar 28. 38 Replies

Is the movement pro-environment or anti-corporation? How smart are environmentalists? Would they even sign a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide? (BTW, Penn and Teller are well-known atheists and…Continue

Tags: bullshit, Greenpeace, change, climate, environmentalism

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Unseen replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Another philosophical question...'
"That is an important distinction because "the greatest good for the greatest number" could be used to justify all sorts of things ranging from mischievous to horrific. It would be okay to enslave 10% of the population to serve the…"
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Dr. Oz finally getting his due

I wouldn't go out of my way to watch a Dr. Oz show, but whenever I visit my sister and it's the afternoon Dr. Oz is on, so I've become aware of what he's about.He is apparently a fine thoracic surgeon, but he is constantly pushing miracle cures and giving health advice that's more folklore than science. And when it's not folklore, it's the latest nutritional or medical fad Of course, if he stayed with real medicine, he'd lose his viewership.If you're thinking he's pushing stuff he makes money…See More
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SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"Also, since the Wicca we see today is a recent invention, I don't think it much matters (for purposes of this discussion) what the pagans of a thousand years ago were doing. Though it would bring up the question of why they would want to claim…"
15 minutes ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"I haven't come across any articles about them pushing woo-medicine any more agressively or irresponsibly than other fake-modern religions. Have you read anything of the sort? How much more aggressively do they have to push quackery for it to…"
26 minutes ago
Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"They tend to have a very live and let live attitude and are not trying to decide how I should live based on their religion so that already puts them a tall step above most other religions. I also don't believe it is anyone job to go stamping…"
42 minutes ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"All I can do is roll my eyes. Women in Anglo-Saxon paganism were virtually purchased or bartered like cattle. Their lives were harsh and short. They had little time to frolic in forrests and feel the "power" and "strength" of…"
2 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"Erock is, I think not too far off base here.  The (admittedly few) Wiccans I have know have always had suffocating Xian upbringings, and I think in many cases, it's a way to rebel against that.  They aren't rejecting the whole…"
2 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"Attention-seeking nonsense from the I'm-different-just-to-be-different crowd. But it seems no more harmful than any other delusional belief system, IMO."
12 hours ago
Marianne replied to Unseen's discussion 'Wicca'
"I don't discriminate: I'm opposed to all religion, since it has no basis in reason or the real world. What deeply worries me, is the sort of people (any people) who turn to alternative medicine as a cure for serious illnesses. While it may…"
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Kel replied to Unseen's discussion 'What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!'
"Tasers are better, but some police are too quick to use those, too. People can still die from being tased. If there is no threat, they shouldn't be used to 'teach someone a lesson'."
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Unseen replied to Michael's discussion 'Was Jesus' Body Recovered from the Tomb by His Followers?'
"Theses were savvy individuals of that ancient world that would not give up their sex and violence decadent lifestyles and riches over a fairytale. More savvy than all of the well-educated people who fall for scientology? I don't think so.…"
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"If he wants to institute a "no kissing in this cab" rule and apply it to all, it's his cab. He'll lose a lot of tips if he does so from heteros as well as homosexuals."
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Wicca

One of the more common ways people (mostly women, it would appear) use to be/seem/feel special/different/"with it" is to claim they are Wiccan. One mostly runs into them, it seems, around Halloween time when they tend to go out of their way to explain that they don't wear pointy hats or shoes and don't fly around on brooms. It has many of the aspects of a typical sky god/earth god dualistic religion, though Wiccans often seem far more allied with the earthly deity which has feminine…See More
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Unseen replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Is free will compatible with determinism?'
"In terms of free will, determinism, randomness, or some stew of both makes no difference because free will is nonsensical. If you press the average person as to what they mean by it, their ad hoc definitions will be simplistic.to a degree of…"
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Unseen replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Is free will compatible with determinism?'
"Take an example: you are asked to choose from three indistinguishable apples. Since they are the same, you will choose based on a random criteria - eg the way the wind is blowing, toss of a coin etc (there's quite a lot of evidence of this in…"
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"Haven't you heard about atheism's War On Christianity. They're the vast majority and yet they have a martyr complex. I wonder where they got that? ;) "
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Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm 36 Comments

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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At 3:26pm on December 14, 2014, Virgil said…

You and I got off to a bad start and I almost gave up on AT cuz of it.  I'm glad I didn't.  Amazing how much you and I agree on besides views on how jobs are created, the meaning of wealth and what produces it. All of that I believe about those things are from my personal experience in the past 5 years since becoming a civilian. I believe in them more today than ever before but all that is teeny minor crap compared to my core convictions.  The main reason I argued with you about that was the wrong reason to to argue.  I was offended on a personal level by things you said and I gave into that & put my anger ahead of reason. 

Interrogation.  Please point out any errors in you see in my reasoning.... (why ask, you'll do it even if I don't ask hahahaha!)

my last tour 2009 in Afgh I was a E4, a corporal, just one tiny small guy the big picture. When I heard this report was coming out I thought "oh shit!  This is going to get nasty!"  But wait... "nasty" is a relative term. As a war vet, my idea of nasty in regards to what could have been in that report  is waaaaaaaaay different from Joe Civilian's definition of nasty.  In fact my definition of nasty info on EIT would be impossible for him to wrap his head around and not break out in a chicken little dance. 

There's no damned way Feinstein & the others with that report know less about EIT than I do unless the CIA and armed forces have been totally lying to them.  That's just not possible. 

I've read all I can find for details, watched TV for the hot talking points and I have come to the conclusion that whole report just about has to be a psyop to cover ALLLLLLLLL the shit guys like me know and all the shit guys like me don't know.  For me there hasn't been ONE DETAIL in that report that was newsy or nasty.  I really feel what's going on is a well planned magician's trick that starts  off with him saying, "watch me cut off my right hand" to distract everyone IN THE WORLD while they sneak a 60 ton plaid elephant across the stage. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory about some secret plot from the Obama white house.  This is a theory about possibly pulling off a great Intel move to benefit the very people and programs that it's supposed to be making the focus of world wide outrage. 

But wait.  There's more.

There were things in that report that were totally ridiculous and almost funny when you thin about them.  ONLY  dummasses would fall for some of the shit AND the media and none of the "experts" have even tried to point the silly shit out. 

Think. The report says next to no vital intel has been obtained through EIT.  It says most of the intel obtained is lies told under torture.  I don't recall ONE time in my whole 22 months in Afgh when we were told, "get your guns and let's go find some bad guys to shoot." Every time we did anything se went out to specific places looking at specific times, to look for specific people, specific things and act like we were just dumb gyrines who didn't know what we were looking for. One time we did a four hour search on a small 6 house village before "noticing" the exact item we'd been shown satellite images of sitting right in our way the whole time.   Sooooo where did that intel come from?  The pentagon must be using psychics and have consult fortune tellers.  ...........  That's just one example.  One time we were rushed out to set up a  fake road check, told what car to look for, who would be in it and make sure its 4 tires were blown out 1 km before the road block so the occupants would have to get out and walk after all traffic on the road was stopped to prevent them from hitching rides.  When we go the guys back to base there were interesting guys there. After a staged accidental explosion the 3

At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

 
 
 

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