September 2008 Blog Posts (18)

How to Persuade People With Subconscious Techniques



Persuasiveness is one of the most important skills anyone can learn because it is useful in countless situations.At work, at home, and in your social life, the ability to be persuasive and influence others can be instrumental for achieving goals and being happy.



Learning about the tricks of persuasion can also give you insight into when they're being used on you. The biggest benefit of this is that money will stay in your pocket as you… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 30, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Another poem.

Resound False Faith for Adoration





Resound false faith for adoration,

And live in love precautions be;

To be the farthest from your eyes,

Then pierce the heart of times so passed,

With life; constant pain and end of days.

Hold to your chest the notions of a waining lover,

Far from past and concealed concept.

Let die, in rest, the tale of old,

And, therein, desist the lore of spirits.

Wrench forth the suffered sanction of… Continue

Added by Morticia on September 29, 2008 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

A poem for your thoughts.

Oh, zombified youth!

Our life, our love, our being.

The steps and stages of standards,

Set by faceless overseers.

In truth, beauty has never been in the true eyes of the beholder.

The invisible forms replace all eyes with that of their own.

This land of fashionable sorrow!

Plastic surgery is beauty where love is age.

All the true and wonderful held down by robotic hearts and gauged affection.

Only the dronish live oblivious to the orderly… Continue

Added by Morticia on September 29, 2008 at 1:18am — 2 Comments

Clarity is but an illusion.

There is always a weakening sense when one realizes the presence of love. An absolute flush of cold enters the very deepest part of ones body and soul. Taking over any form or matter of light and dark, judgment and consequence. All blur into a pool of horrid wonder that is indescribable even to those who are experiencing the whirlpool of cupid's scheme. The most befuddling effect is the inability to reason or explain the marvel to one's shaky psyche. All verbal and thoughtful processes come to… Continue

Added by Morticia on September 29, 2008 at 1:17am — 1 Comment

How To Write To Congress



Writing to Congress is the single best way to express your view on public policy. The average consumer has a surprising ability to influence legislation by crafting a well written missive. Let's find out what the common mistakes to avoid are, how the process works, and the best ways to ensure your letter has the greatest impact.



Why Personal Letters Beat Form Letters

Don't get suckered in by the quick and easy "Write to Congress!"… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 25, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Most IMPORTANT Point EVER Made by Bill Maher!!!


interesting...

Added by Tori on September 22, 2008 at 12:41am — No Comments

Back from the grave

Research on near-death experiences is unlikely to find evidence that human consciousness can survive without a brain







I was surprised to hear on the news that Sam Parnia has been awarded a big grant to find out whether the human spirit leaves the body at death – whether consciousness can survive when the brain is no longer working. He, and colleagues around the world, will place an image on a platform suspended from the ceiling of hospital wards and resuscitation… Continue

Added by Tori on September 22, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Your Creative Genius Mindset: The Essential Qualities for “Outside the Box” Thinking



To be creative, is to have the capacity to think freely, openly, without limitations or constraints about problems and challenges confronting our life reality. When we are creative, we tend to see opportunities and possibilities that we would normally filter out of our personal experience. Creativity allows us to think outside of the box, around the box and through the box in an imaginative and free flowing manner.



In today’s day and… Continue

Added by Tori on September 21, 2008 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Evidence of evolutionary selection found in 544 genes



(PhysOrg.com) -- By comparing the genomes of humans and five other mammals, Cornell researchers have identified 544 genes that have been shaped by positive selection over millions of years of evolution.

"To our knowledge this is the largest and most comprehensive analysis of positive selection to date," write the researchers in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal PLoS Genetics, reporting on research mainly funded by the National… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Here's a nifty list of funny bumper stickers, aphorisms or atheist slogans about religion

Whats your fav?



* Darwin loves you



* Blasphemy is a victimless crime.



* Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers



* Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole



* Don’t pray in my school, and I won’t think in your church.



* Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry



* Thank God I'm an Atheist.



* Too Stupid to Understand Science? Try Religion.



* There's A REASON Why Atheists Don't Fly Planes Into… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 12, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Creation Story

As time and technology march on, belief systems slowly reinvent

themselves to keep pace with popular culture. Perhaps it is time

for a new creation myth... This one - unfortunately unattributed -

has been circulating on the Net.



IN THE BEGINNING

(To justify God's ways to the 21st century)



#In the beginning was the computer. And God said



:Let there be light!



#You have not signed on yet.



:God.



#Enter user… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 8, 2008 at 4:32am — 1 Comment

21 Easy Hacks to Simplify Your Life

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” - Henry David Thoreau



I use these “hacks” myself (in this case, “hacks” refers to workarounds or tricks to reach your goal), and I’ve found them to be effective in many cases. Please note that you might have read some of these once or twice (or thrice) on this blog before, but I thought it… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Atheists Who Speak out are not "railing Against God"

I cannot rail against that which I disbelieve. I can only rail against the actions of those who use their belief as motivation to infringe on my rights.



Many times, more vocal believers who misunderstand what ‘disbelief’ entails, accuse atheists of “railing against god”. I hold no faith in ‘god’, I do not absolutely claim non-existence, only that there is insufficient proof to sway me to follow such Bronze-age myths. I do not believe your claims of a ‘god’ to be valid, and as such… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

The 'Atheist' Quota Is Full... Say What?

As I was relaxing on the couch last night watching some T.V. and reading the news online, it was just after dinner and the phone rang. Normally, if it is a number on the caller i.d. that I do not recognize, I can safely assume that it is some sort of telemarketer/pollster/charity. I am on the "Do Not Call" lists but every once in a while a solicitor squeaks through and I have to tell them they will be reported unless they remove me from their call logs. If it is a pollster, depending on what… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 7, 2008 at 2:28am — No Comments

What Is Your Purpose?

Repost from my "main" blog "Truth Is a Woman" at www.tysonkoska.com

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Over the weekend I had a fascinating email exchange that I wanted to share and ask others' opinions on. It started with this posting in the comments section of Sunday Funny #6:

i know this is…
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Added by ty on September 5, 2008 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Coming Out A

This is a repost from my blog "Truth Is a Woman"... if you are interested in reading more, it can be found at www.tysonkoska.com

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A couple of folks have asked me why is it important to frame atheism in a “palatable” way? Or maybe the question is why I feel that it is important…

First off, I will say that I think…

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Added by ty on September 3, 2008 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

Truth Is a Woman

my blog can be found at www.tysonkoska.com

Added by ty on September 2, 2008 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 Conversation Hacks

A whole lot more than just words passes between people who are talking, so a few simple conversational skills can help you recognize what's really being said and help you lead the discussion your way. Learn how to read body language and facial expressions, de-code euphemisms, ask sensitive questions, criticize constructively, get what you want in negotiations, cut off chatterboxes, and more with our top 10 conversation hacks.



10. Feign sincerity with eye contact and… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 1, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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