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I recently found out that my neighbor has been volunteering for the Republican Party – calling up registered Republicans and reminding them to vote today. This is my neighbor who:
– Believes Abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape and incest.
– Believes in a flat tax with no standard deduction, so someone living at the poverty line has to pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as someone earning a million dollars. This would shift the tax burden off the rich and onto the poor.
– Says that she “doesn’t give a crap about the environment” because “Jesus is coming back soon”.

Vote. Or my crazy neighbor wins.

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The latest freakout: Obama paraphrased a sentence from the Declaration of Independence which states “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But, left out “by their creator” (actually he left out all the words that I didn’t put in bold: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.“).

He snubbed the Christians! Obviously, he’s into Jeremiah Wright’s radical black-liberation Christianity. He’s obviously a muslim. He’s obviously an atheist.

For the sake of conservative propaganda, please ignore his July 4th, 2010 (transcript) and his May 22, 2010 (transcript, video @ the 24:25 mark) speeches where he does include “endowed by their Creator”.

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The forces of ignorance put together a video. The message of the video? Don’t vaccinate. You’ll just be another sheep following the dictates of “big pharma” and then you’ll be a vaccine zombie.

Two comments on the video:
jfabiani: “So, how many diseases did you cure today, mr. don’t trust doctors?”
“@jfabiani Healing power comes from within, not from an external source.” ~ NaturalNews Staff

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Good job, Ireland.

On Friday July 11th, 2009, Ireland passed the Defamation Bill by one vote. One of the aspects of this bill would make it illegal to criticize religion… any religion under penalty of fines up to 25,000 Euros. That is the equivalent to nearly $35,000.

Section 36

(1) A person who publishes or utters blasphemous matter shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €100,000. [Amended to €25,000]

(2) For the purposes of this section, a person publishes or utters blasphemous matter if (a) he or she publishes or utters matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion, and (b) he or she intends, by the publication or utterance of the matter concerned, to cause such outrage.

Ireland passes blasphemy law

I guess Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens might want to avoid Ireland for a while.

Maybe it’s time for the Pastafarians to get angry about some things. I’m sure they could use the anti-blasphamy laws to slap fines on just about anyone they want.

And, I can’t help but worry what Scientology will do with these laws.

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Forecast 2012

This what the forecast will look like in 2012:

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Sometimes I worry about humanity.

In Japan, you are what your blood type is

In the year just ended, four of Japan’s top 10 best-sellers were about how blood type determines personality, according to Japan’s largest book distributor, Tohan Co. The books’ publisher, Bungeisha, says the series – one each for types B, O, A, and AB – has combined sales of well over 5 million copies.

As defined by the books, type As are sensitive perfectionists but overanxious; Type Bs are cheerful but eccentric and selfish; Os are curious, generous but stubborn; and ABs are arty but mysterious and unpredictable.

All that may sound like a horoscope, but the public doesn’t seem to care.

Matchmaking agencies provide blood-type compatibility tests, and some companies make decisions about assignments based on employees’ blood types.

Children at some kindergartens are divided up by blood type, and the women’s softball team that won gold at the Beijing Olympics used the theory to customize each player’s training.

Not all see the craze as harmless fun, and the Japanese now have a term, “bura-hara,” meaning blood-type harassment.

And, despite repeated warnings, many employers continue to ask blood types at job interviews, said Junichi Wadayama, an official at the Health, Welfare and Labor Ministry.
http://www.physorg.com/news152723712.html

Wow. All of those blood type personalities are so totally me.

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There seems to be something about fundamentalist religion that makes people dumb – particularly when the entire culture is immersed in it. A few days ago, this was in the news:

“It is incorrect to say that it’s not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger,” Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, the kingdom’s grand mufti, said in remarks quoted Wednesday in the regional Al-Hayat newspaper. “A girl aged 10 or 12 can be married. Those who think she’s too young are wrong and they are being unfair to her.” (Source: CNN)

I like how he tried to flip the script: claiming that people who won’t let a 10 year-old girl be married (or should we say forced into a marriage), those are the people who are being unfair. And who better to judge right and wrong than the top cleric of Islam’s most holy nation on earth?

Although, now that I think about it — Mohammed married Aisha when she was only six or seven years old. I guess that puts Muslims in a very weird position if they try to say child brides are wrong. Kinda sad when you think about it: some guy made up a religion, pulled the wool over a bunch of people’s eyes, and now they have to regard his actions as the paragon of virtue – regardless of what they actually were.

And, of course, the Grand Muftis don’t have a very good track record. Allegedly, Ibn Baz (the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia) stated that that the earth is flat back in 1993 – and everyone claiming otherwise should be punished for being an infidel. He has since denied that claim, asserting that he “only” claimed that the earth is stationary while the moon and sun revolve around it (and using the Quran as the basis for that claim). So, suck on that Galileo!

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