Rod Sparr's Political Philosophy ("KC" Series on Amazon)

 KC is a groundbreaking novel that introduces sensible Libertarian political philosophy through a naughtily subversive romance/erotica tale.  98% of the facts, legal precedent and research cited within the story are true (fictionalized components are clearly identified), and clickable support for many of them are presented here.  

The "KC" series is available here on Amazon.

Author's Note:  I have been asked about KC's unique format and presentation.  More specifically, what inspired it?  

Well, people get bored with standard political philosophy treatises.  They like . . . parables.  

“KC” is one of them.

Recall the original Star Trek series, which deftly advanced American ideals around the world.  Its creator and writers went through WWII ("Scotty" actually lost a finger during his D-Day landing) and sought to advance Utopian ideals through a parable-episode format aimed at the young.

“KC” does the same with adults.  They are lured into what seems like a Sensual Feast but are ultimately confronted with moral conundrums that political leaders refuse to decidedly resolve (abortion, global warming, The Lifeboat Ethic, etc.).  It also examines a variety of social issues, including monogamy’s limits, separation of Church of State, and the Constitution’s protection of nonbelievers – through Libertarian lens.

In some ways, KC is the modern-day derivation of "Atlas Shrugged."  There, Ayn Rand attempted to convey her political philosophy through a long-novel format, complete with some pretty tame romance (hey, it was the 1950s, when government censorship via obscenity laws was still rampant).

Free of such censorship, "KC" juices it up, luring readers into what seems like a "mere" romance/erotica tale, but in fact is a deep political-philosophical tract that also subtly advances anti-theistic politics beyond standard Separationist (wall between church and state) doctrine.  

Yes.  It's an intellectual Trojan Horse.

In short, readers at first may think it's "just a fuck book" but, by the end, have completed a course in advanced political philosophy.  KC invites all to embrace the “Sensible Libertarianism" that was just explained to them.  And sure, there are some outrageous and amusingly naughty twists along the way (all learning should be fun!).

SOURCES FOR THE FACTS, SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND HISTORY FOUND IN THE "KC" SERIES:

Here's the "Abandon Ship" film (cut-down version) online, which is based on the Alexander Holmes trial or 1842.  A somewhat related-themed movie, "Seven Were Saved," can be viewed here.

Here's another "Impossible Situation" scenario, this one involving a driverless car.

Two men were adrift in a boat for 438 days and only one survived.  Did he cannibalize the other?   (Source).







How Big Should Government Be?












Libertarian Girl  (How much of her following is based on her looks?)










From his gofundme account page: "Some of the additional funds that we have raised will be used to secure better living conditions in Auckland, and to give Leo higher quality opportunities when it comes to education - a good home and school cost money, but Leo will have all that and more, thanks to you. "





I’ve always preferred blonde men, maybe because I’m dark-haired like a Turk. They showed me the picture of a Danish man and I liked him. I liked that he was a computer programmer because I had studied maths at school.”

Ana has learned that young Danish men do not donate strictly for money, but often because they want to help women like her. Cryos International, the German sperm bank, was founded in 1987 by a student called Ole Schou, who borrowed money from his mother. Since 1991, Cryos has been responsible for 23,000 births, but the real number could be much higher. The company exports sperm to more than 80 countries. Half of Cryos’s current clients are single women and it is estimated that 10 years they will make up 70%.

Womb Rentals:  Video

Beth Anderson earns extra income renting out her womb to infertile couples who dream of becoming parents—a mutually beneficial arrangement, as she sees it. "I really, really like being pregnant," she says. "They need help, it's something I want do, and it's a way for me to make a little bit of extra money."

But these types of arrangements are outlawed in many states. In Oklahoma, for example, surrogacy contracts are considered a form of child trafficking. In Michigan, surrogates face five years in jail and up to $50,000 in fines.

Gestational surrogacy contracts are also against the law in New York, but State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-27th Senate Dist.) introduced a bill last year that would change that. And he has first hand experience with the issue. Hoylman and his husband had to go to California to find a surrogate to carry their daughter Silvia, who's now four.

"If the [bill] passes, we'll have surrogates who could actually engage with intended parents and egg donors," says Hoylman.

"We don't want to turn baby making into a commercial industry," says Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture, who, among other things, worries that surrogacy contracts don't "anticipate every problem" that could arise between a surrogate and a couple.

With the legalization of same-sex marriage and ever-improving reproductive technologies, the movement to legalize commercial surrogacy is likely to grow in coming years.   Video



October 21, 2015 

In dismissing a suit accusing a sperm bank and a donor of lying that the donor was highly educated with clean legal and medical records, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled that the parent-plaintiffs—two Canadian women, one of whom bore the resulting child seven years ago—are barred by Georgia law from suing for "wrongful birth," even though they argued that their suit was no such thing.

The lead plaintiffs attorney, Nancy Hersh of San Francisco's Hersh & Hersh, said she was "surprised and taken aback" by McBurney's order, and vowed to appeal.

"He seems to have determined that, no matter how we pleaded this case, it was a wrongful birth case," said Hersh. "I take substantial issue with this order."

In a highly publicized suit filed earlier this year, the couple—birth mother Angela Collins and her partner, Margaret Hanson—sued Atlanta sperm bank Xytex Corp. and the donor, James Christian "Chris" Aggeles. The couple claimed that they had been assured that Aggeles had an IQ of 160, held a degree in neuroscience and a master's degree in artificial intelligence and was working on his Ph.D. in neuroscience. Xytex also claimed to have thoroughly vetted his medical and legal background, the complaint said.

Instead, six years after the birth of their boy, the couple learned Aggeles' identity through an inadvertent confidentiality breach by Xytex, and—along with the parents of other children whose sperm he had provided—began researching Aggeles' background. They said they found that he held no college degrees, had been convicted of burglary and—as alleged in their complaint—suffered from schizophrenia which, it said, "is genetic and hereditary."

The complaint also said that photos of Aggeles that Xytex provided had been "doctored and a large mole on his cheek removed."

Aggeles provided the sperm for 36 children, all through Xytex, it said.

Collins and Hanson's complaint acknowledged that the child has not shown any symptoms of schizophrenia, but said that—in addition to the emotional damage they had suffered—they will have to monitor the child to ensure that he doesn't develop schizophrenia and that, if he does, will have to treat it "before it becomes a full-blown psychosis."

The suit, filed in March by Hersh and Lewis Garrison, Taylor Bartlett, Brandy Robertson and James McDonough of Birmingham, Alabama's Heninger Garrison Davis, named Aggeles, Xytex and an employee, Mary Hartley, as defendants. It included claims for fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, product liability, breach of warranty, unfair business practices and battery.

In an order issued Tuesday dismissing the action, McBurney noted that in an age of advanced in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination and embryo transplantation, the suit raised public policy issues that may not be adequately addressed under current law.

"Science has once again—as it always does—outstripped the law," McBurney wrote. The plaintiffs "make a compelling argument that there should be a way for parties aggrieved as these plaintiffs are to pursue negligence claims against a service provider involved in preconception services."

Nonetheless, the plaintiffs "at base are challenging the purported negligence that resulted in a wanted conception with unwanted results. This claim most closely (though by no means perfectly) fits a claim for wrongful birth—and so is not allowed. The reason for this is both simple and profound: courts are 'unwilling to say that life, even life with severe impairments, may ever amount to a legal injury,'" wrote McBurney, citing a 1990 Georgia Supreme Court decision, Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology v. Abelson, 261 Ga. 711.

"The direction of the higher courts and the legislature is clear—perhaps a half-step behind today's science, but clear—and until it is changed, it controls the outcome of this case," McBurney wrote.

The Abelson decision said that "wrongful birth" cases typically are brought by the parents of an impaired child, alleging that, but for the treatment or advice provided by the defendant, the parents would have aborted the fetus.

Hersh pointed to McBurney's acknowledgment of the public policy issues raised by the case, and she said she was confident his order would be reversed and the case remanded on appeal.

Knight Johnson partner James Johnson, who is representing Aggeles pro bono, said he had sent the plaintiffs a letter warning that he would seek sanctions for frivolous litigation if they pursued the suit, citing "20 reasons your suit will fail under Georgia law."

Johnson said he was particularly offended by the plaintiffs' assertions that his client is schizophrenic, which they apparently arrived at by reviewing Facebook and Google postings.

"That schizophrenic stuff really bothered me," said Johnson. "You don't have the right to go online and go through Google and say my client is schizophrenic."

While declining to say whether his client is schizophrenic, Johnson took issue with the charge that the disorder is genetically based.

"If you could prove schizophrenia is hereditary, you'd probably win a Nobel prize," Johnson said. "It's still widely misunderstood."

Johnson said the plaintiffs' child is, by all accounts, perfectly healthy. He said the parents only found out about Aggeles' background when they approached Xytex to ask about having another baby by the same father.

Johnson also said he had earlier sent the plaintiffs an offer of judgment for a nominal sum in an effort to settle their claims against his client. If they agree not to pursue an appeal against Aggeles, he said, he will forego seeking attorney fees and expenses that may be available under Georgia's frivolous litigation or offer of judgment statutes.

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith partner Ted Lavender, who represents Xytex with associates Alison Currie and Andrew King, said McBurney's order "was essentially what our motion to dismiss argued. At the end of the day, I think he got it exactly right."

Lavender noted that the case was dismissed very early in process. Had it survived dismissal, he said, the company would have provided evidence that Xytex goes to great lengths to provide extensive profiles and background information on its donors to clients, but that information is provided by the donors.

He pointed to a written notice on Xytex's website warning that donors' medical and social history is "provided by the donors and cannot be verified for accuracy."

"Xytex is not unique" among sperm banks in that regard, he said.

The company does perform blood tests for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and the like, he said, but "the realities of that are that they rely on the donors and the information they provide."

Hersh said that she expects to file more suits on behalf of other parents who used Aggeles' sperm.

"We have to change this industry," said Hersh said. "We know these people were negligent because they didn't do anything to elucidate the truth about this donor. I think they also encouraged him to mislead about his education and background."

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      -- Here's an article about that book and its author.


"Cartel" author's letter to Congress to end the War on Drugs.


"Legalizing drugs would save roughly $41.3 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition, and yield tax revenue of $46.7 billion annually, assuming legal drugs were taxed at rates comparable to those on alcohol and tobacco."
                                                                                (Source)

100,000 Mexican Deaths from the Drug War  (Source)


July, 2015: When the Tide Turned Against The War On Drugs








Money quote: "In total, Americans spend about $100 billion on illegal drugs every year, according to a White House report."

For more on ending drug prohibition, click here and here.












Older adults are abusing drugs, getting arrested for drug offenses and dying from drug overdoses at increasingly higher rates. These surges have come as the 76 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, reach late middle age. Facing the pains and losses connected to aging, boomers, who as youths used drugs at the highest rates of any generation, are once again—or still—turning to drugs.

Alcohol: "In The Sober Truth, a 2014 book that examined the 12-step rehab industry, Lance Dodes, a retired Harvard psychiatrist, reported AA’s success rate to be between 5 and 10 percent."  (Source).






























Notice, too, the ways in which fossil fuels have contributed to preserving the planet. As the American author and fossil-fuels advocate Alex Epstein points out in a bravely unfashionable book, “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” the use of coal halted and then reversed the deforestation of Europe and North America. The turn to oil halted the slaughter of the world’s whales and seals for their blubber. Fertilizer manufactured with gas halved the amount of land needed to produce a given amount of food, thus feeding a growing population while sparing land for wild nature.

To throw away these immense economic, environmental and moral benefits, you would have to have a very good reason. The one most often invoked today is that we are wrecking the planet’s climate. But are we?

Although the world has certainly warmed since the 19th century, the rate of warming has been slow and erratic. There has been no increase in the frequency or severity of storms or droughts, no acceleration of sea-level rise. Arctic sea ice has decreased, but Antarctic sea ice has increased. At the same time, scientists are agreed that the extra carbon dioxide in the air has contributed to an improvement in crop yields and a roughly 14% increase in the amount of all types of green vegetation on the planet since 1980.



Woman fired for publishing a naughty book



    Follow-up article on his case here.

    And here.

   Good article on First Amendment speech protections (including for government            employees) here.







Sperm Donation Assistance Organization ("resources, connections and support for single women who are choosing to become mothers").




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OTHER "Power of the State" Topics:




DNA and Polysexual Behavior  ("The results suggest that there is indeed a genetic component to one's likelihood of committing infidelity — as in, nature accounts for roughly 63 percent of relationship-straying for males and 40 percent for females, with environment responsible for the rest.")










The Hulk is seeking damages for loss of privacy, emotional stress and deprivation of his right to publicity, among other torts, over Gawker’s Oct. 4, 2012 publication of a 101-second highlight reel of the 30-minute video (made five years earlier without his knowledge or consent, and leaked to Gawker by an unidentified source) showing him naked, aroused and having sex with Heather Cole Clem, at the time the wife of his purported best friend, a Sirius Radio shock jock whose legal name is Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.

More on Hogan's lawsuit herehere, and here.  Here's Gawker's response to its $140 million loss to Hogan.  And here's an interesting back story to that case.  This, too.








Accidentally Butt-Dial Your Own Phone and Unwittingly Let Other's Listen In?  Too Bad. You've Waived Your Privacy On that Call.  (Source)


Important Eleventh Circuit court ruling limits scope of Video Privacy Protection Act liability:

Mark Ellis v. The Cartoon Network, Inc.Case#: 14-15046, ___  F.3d ___ (11th Cir. 10/9/15) (This appeal from the dismissal of a complaint presents two issues of first impression concerning the Video Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2710. First, who is a “subscriber” (and therefore a “consumer”) under the Act? Second, what exactly is the “personally identifiable information” protected by the Act? We conclude that a person who downloads and uses a free mobile application on his smartphone to view freely available content, without more, is not a “subscriber” (and therefore not a “consumer”) under the VPPA. Given our ruling, we leave for another day the contours of the term “personally identifiable information.” ).  Related article on this case here.


















For prominent examples of The Natural Grain (Non-Monogamists), click on each number: 12, 34



































Sun Ovens -- a free market approach to solving Third World and Pollution Problems










                    This, too.


































Almost 30 percent of Medicare expenditures are for patients in the last six months of life and about 16 percent of patients die in, or soon after leaving, intensive care units. Financial reasons should not be decisive in setting end-of-life policy, but Cederquist notes that reducing “expensive and inappropriate care” — costly and agonizing resistance to imminent death — “is the lowest-tech thing we can do in medicine.” Hence the importance of “slow medicine geriatrics,” avoiding a “rush to those interventions that build on each other” and thereby enmesh doctors and patients in ethical conundrums.











Although an appellate court decried the "technological home invasion" of a Tribeca family's apartment by a prominent photographer surreptitiously shooting them and their toddler children with a telephoto lens, it said the family had no claim under New York's privacy statutes.

Justice Dianne Renwick, writing Thursday for a unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, said "critically acclaimed" photographer Arne Svenson's use of the children's photos in his gallery show "The Neighbors" fell "within the ambit of constitutionally protected conduct in the form of a work of art."

Ruling in Foster v. Svenson, 651826/13, Renwick said the court was "constrained to find that the invasion of privacy of one's home that took place here is not actionable as a statutory tort of invasion of privacy pursuant to sections 50 and 51 of the Civil Rights Law."

Foster v. Svenson, 651826/13 (N.Y. 1st A.D. Apr. 9, 2015)


Exploring the Metaphysics of Love



















Critics of the system that ushers new food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on the food industry for income, they may be less likely to contest the safety of ingredients companies hope to market.

How Government Screwed Up on "Low Fat" Milk







18 Facts You Need to Know About U.S. Prisons  ("The U.S. prison population has more than quadrupled since the early 1980s: when mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drugs when into effect. . . . Incarceration costs taxpayers almost $70 billion annually.")

Education costs justified by lowered recidivism rates?

The criminal justice system is staggeringly expensive. As a country we spend $212 billion dollars annually to apprehend, try, and incarcerate prisoners. In recent years, the United States has maintained a prison population of more than 2.3 million people, with the average annual cost of over $29,000 per person (in many states, including New York, the cost is much higher). And while America has the longest and most punitive sentencing structures in the modern world, 750,000 inmates are released each year. Nationwide, nearly 68 out of every one hundred prisoners are rearrested within three years of release, and more than half return to prison. Research indicates that these high and expensive rates of recidivism fall to less than 22% if prisons offer significant educational opportunity to incarcerated men and women. Among formerly incarcerated Bard students, less than 2% have returned to prison. The estimated cost per person, per year of the BPI program is a small fraction of the price of continuing incarceration. It saves tax payers money, while increasing public safety.

(Source).





        -- Someone ran with Sparr's (KC-II) idea.  (Source).  And here, too.


"Food Waste Grows With The Middle Class"  ("The food discarded by consumers and retailers in just the most developed nations would be more than enough to sustain all the world’s 870 million hungry people if effective distribution methods were available.")


Finding a Place for "Ugly" and Misshapen Fruits and Vegetables  ("[A]s much as 40 percent of the fruits and vegetables grown worldwide never make it to consumers. Sometimes farmers discard perfectly tasty, edible and nutritious produce because it fails to meet supermarkets' cosmetic ideal. (It's not known how much food gets discarded for this reason.")

The Blobocracy, Example No. 1 (a typical municipal undertaking, complete with corrupt, cronyistic add-on costs)




Tobias Has "Off The Books" Meetings; Hillary Had an "Off the Books" Email Account at State  (“Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.”)



From the Moral Conundrum Gallery: Making a "Death or Deaf" Decision for Your Child












Should Faith-Healing Parents Go to Prison for Letting Their Child Die?  ("In America, 43 of the 50 U.S. states confer some type of civil or criminal immunity on parents who injure their children by withholding medical care on religious grounds. If your child has diabetes or a severe infection, and you pray for her instead of giving her insulin or antibiotics, she’ll probably die, but you’re largely off the legal hook.")


Jury Awards $100K to Family of Jehovah's Witness Who Died After Refusing Blood Transfusion

A Fulton County jury awarded just over $100,000 to the family of a woman who died after refusing to receive blood transfusions because of her beliefs as a Jehovah's Witness.

The verdict came after three weeks of trial and two days of deliberation.

An attorney for the plaintiffs had argued that the Atlanta Medical Center—which offers a bloodless medicine and surgery program for patients who wish to avoid "bank" blood or blood products—could have saved Miriam Anderson's life had it acted sooner in response to her bleeding 10 days after delivering a baby.

But, said Kenneth Connor of Augusta, jurors couldn't get around the fact that Anderson had refused to accept a blood transfusion despite knowing that her life was in peril.

"There was no question that she realized she was in dire straits," said Connor. But Anderson, he said, was faced with a "Hobson's choice: put her soul at risk or put her life at risk. And she was unwilling to forfeit her religious beliefs."

The hospital, he said, touts its bloodless medicine program but failed to provide the care Anderson needed to prevent her from having to make that choice.

Connor, whose team included Connor & Connor colleagues C. Caleb Connor and Camille Godwin and Atlanta solo Tracee Benzo, said he was gratified that the jury found for his client on one of 10 claims: negligent misrepresentation against the Atlanta Medical Center

Connor said the plaintiffs' team is considering its options regarding any post-trial motions regarding the verdict.

The Atlanta Medical Center was represented by Kevin Race, Brian Mathis and C. Elizabeth Stell of Insley & Race.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the Anderson family," said Race in an emailed statement. "However, we strongly support the actions of the staff and physicians at Atlanta Medical Center who fought to save Ms. Anderson's life while also respecting her and her family's deeply held religious beliefs."

Weathington Firm partners Paul Weathington and Tracy Baker represented a co-defendant, emergency room doctor Mark Waterman, who was cleared of any liability.

"We think the jury got this right," said Baker. "This was a tough, unusual case, and the jury was very smart and attentive."

According to the attorneys and trial documents, Anderson, 27, gave birth to her second child in July 2011 in a normal, vaginal delivery at the Atlanta Medical Center and was discharged. Ten days later, she was experiencing vaginal bleeding and called 911. Emergency medical technicians responding wanted to take her to the hospital, but she declined. Later that day, Anderson again called 911 and was taken to the Atlanta Medical Center emergency room.

According to the defense portion of the pretrial order, Waterman examined her in the ER, determined she was experiencing "moderate at worst" bleeding and ordered intravenous fluids and an ultrasound test.

The ultrasound revealed that Anderson's uterus contained "retained products of conception": placental and other tissue following a delivery or termination of a pregnancy. In consultation with an obstetrician, Waterman admitted Anderson for a dilation and curettage to remove the tissue. Prior to the surgery, Anderson signed a Blood Product Consent Form upon which she "refused whole blood, major blood fractions, and all minor blood fractions except for albumin."

During the surgery, the defense account said that Anderson lost 2,500 cubic centimeters—or 2.6 quarts—of blood. (The average adult human body contains a little over 5½ quarts of blood, according to MedicineNet.com.)

Connor said the plaintiffs contended that Anderson had been bleeding heavily before she underwent surgery, and that much of her blood loss could have been by prevented by taking her to surgery immediately.

"She was clearly bleeding in the emergency room; they commented about their inability to do an intravaginal exam because of her bleeding," said Connor. "The problem was that the records did not show how much she was losing; part of our complaint was that they weren't documenting that."

Anderson was taken to the intensive care unit, where she died the day after the surgery.

In 2013, Anderson's two children, through their fathers, and the executor of her estate, sued Tenet Healthsystem GB, Atlanta Medical Center's parent, and Waterman for medical malpractice. The suit also accused the hospital of ordinary negligence, negligence per se, negligent misrepresentation, fraud and punitive damages. A claim for violation of Georgia's Fair Business Practice Act was later added against the hospital, as was a punitive damage claim against Waterman.

Shortly before the trial began, a mediation at Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service before Thomas Tobin failed to resolve the suit, Connor said.

Trial began Jan. 25 before Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams. Connor said jury selection was complicated by the negative reactions some potential panelists expressed toward Anderson's faith.

"There was really a striking amount of ill will expressed about Jehovah's Witnesses," said Connor. "That was a surprising finding, in terms of the breadth and depth of those feelings."

Connor said his team called three key experts to bolster their case: Aryeh Shander, the director of Englewood Hospital's Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine in New Jersey; Arnold Friedman, the chairman of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital's OB/GYN department in New York; and Debbie Travers, a nursing professor at the University of North Carolina who authored a book on how to triage a patient.

Baker said Waterman's team only called one expert: Sheryl Heron, a professor of emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and an ER doctor at Grady Memorial Hospital.

"The plaintiffs did not have any emergency experts, so her testimony was key for our case," said Baker.

A key witness for the hospital was Krystal Ridings, a registered nurse at Northside Hospital, Baker said.

During closing arguments on Feb. 10, Connor said, he did not ask for any specific account of money damages.

The jury deliberated until the afternoon of Feb. 12, when it returned defense verdicts on all claims against both defendants except for the negligent misrepresentation claim against the hospital, and awarded $101,261 in damages.

Both Connor and Baker were highly complimentary of opposing counsel and of Adams' handling of the expert-heavy case. They agreed that jurors laid most of the responsibility for Anderson's death on her decision to turn down a transfusion.

"At the end of the day, the jury obviously felt that she bore the responsibility for her own death," said Connor.

A website for Jehovah's Witnesses, jw.org, says members of the faith do not accept blood transfusions because, "Both the Old and New Testaments clearly command us to abstain from blood. (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:10; Deuteronomy 12:23; Acts 15:28, 29)."

The site addresses "common misconceptions" about Jehovah's Witnesses and medical treatment.

Read more: http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202750028414/Jury-Awards-100K-to-Family-of-Jehovahs-Witness-Who-Died-After-Refusing-Blood-Transfusion#ixzz411Y88fvJ


Kingdom Coming”  (Backstory to that song)






Examples of How U.S. Gov't Keep Their Communications "Off The Books"-- Click each number here:  1

Does Robot Sex Count As Cheating?  (But Aquino also worries about possibilities like "a population decline because more people will choose synthetic relationships over 'organic' human relationships" and human women "comparing themselves to synthetics and therefore choosing to modify themselves, just as we see how Photoshopped models and celebrities affect women today." Some men are already predicting this day with glee, crowing on blogs and Reddit boards that human women will have to lower their expectations, step up their beauty rituals, or face the fact that many men will find sex robots a "better option.")





Don't Be Myopic About Heritability  ("When the environment changes, as it has for today's indoor-dwelling children, so can a trait's heritability").







"One study determined that nearly 10,000 people are likely to be wrongfully convicted for serious crimes annually. Another study estimates that as many as 340 people are likely to have been executed in the United States before they were properly exonerated."








"In a culture based upon Christianity the denial of Jesus' existence may appear at first glance absurd or even stupid. After all, goes the argument, "mainstream scholarship" accepts that there was an historical Jesus, even if there is no agreement as to actually WHO he was, precisely WHEN he was, WHAT he did or WHAT he said.

Yet for more than 200 years a minority of courageous scholars have dared to question the existence of Jesus. Their skepticism and outright denial of the historical figure of Jesus is not the result of perverse obduracy in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Rather, it is a rational response to the DEARTH of evidence and an honest riposte to more than a suspicion of fabrication.

The rebuttal of what amounts to the fake historicization of the ultimate hero, a saviour who rescues followers from death itself, can now be presented in an increasingly vivid, cohesive and reasoned exegesis. Unpalatable as it may be to some, there is nothing spiritual or miraculous in this exposition. The phantom superhero of the Christian story emerged over time and from a particular social milieu in a culture long attuned to religious synthesis.Beliefs created the man, the man did not create the beliefs."--

Kenneth Humphreys "Jesus Never Existed" pg viii. Iconoclast Press East Sussex, UK.




Money Quote: 

For over a decade, polls consistently report that 30-40% of our fellow citizens self-describe themselves as “born again” or “evangelical,” and report their belief that all of the Bible is literally true and that Biblical prophecies set forth a specific sequence of end-times events, likely to occur within their lifetimes. Their leaders control both the vast Christian broadcasting movement and much of the Republican Party at the precinct and state level.  The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life estimates that groups representing these citizens spend about $390 million each yearto lobby the government to impose their religion-based agenda on the rest of us, making the Orwellian argument that their own religious freedom requires the rest of us to live our lives in accordance with the dictates of their own religious beliefs. This strain of Christian fundamentalism is not disappearing and, despite the recent successes of the marriage equality movement, in great swaths of the country they are winning the “culture war” they have fought for 30 years.

























An American O.S.S. Psychoanalysis of Adolph Hitler:

The equivalent of screaming tantrums can be found in Hitler’s speeches. His violent addresses, filled with vivid emotion and theatrical gestures, were quite a departure from typical German political oratory. It was all manipulation, as with his mother. Langer believed that Hitler’s success as a speaker taught him to equate the crowd with the feminine character of his mother. “Someone who does not understand the…feminine character of the masses will never be an effective speaker,” Langer quoted Hitler as saying. “Ask yourself: ‘What does a woman expect from a man?’ Clearness, decision, power and action! …The crowd is not only like a woman, but women constitute the most important element in an audience. The women usually lead…. The people, in an overwhelming majority, are so feminine in their nature and attitude that their activities and thoughts are motivated less by sober consideration than by feeling and sentiment.”

(Source)


Prosecuting the Last of the Nazis  ("But the more you follow his testimony, the more the impression of a rather sympathetic old fellow wanting to atone for his youthful sins gives way to another perception. One realizes that this calm old man mastered the art of rationalizing atrocity. And surely that is the greatest crime of all, even if, today, we have learned in the Balkans, in Africa, in the Middle East, that it remains a common one.")


Free contraceptives lowers illegitimacy rate:  A state health initiative to reduce teen birth rates by providing more than 30,000 contraceptive devices at low or no cost has led to a 40 percent drop in five years, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday.

Costs to Colorado’s Economy: Unintended pregnancy burdens Colorado’s health and economy, costing Colorado more than $160 million annually in Medicaid expenditures. Nationally, for every public dollar spent on family planning services, $3.74 is saved in Medicaid costs for pregnancy-related services and newborn care.




When government officials meet in secret and there are no recordings, torture can be approved, then those who approved it can debate about who approved it, and when.  (Source).

Orwellian Double Speak Within the U.S. Constitution -- at its creation:  

The Constitution of 1787 protected slavery at every turn. Although framers did not use the word “slavery” in the document, everyone at the Constitutional Convention understood the ways in which the new form of government protected slavery. Indeed, the word “slavery” was not used at the request of the Connecticut delegation and some other Northerners, who feared that their constituents would not ratify the Constitution if the word was in the document — not because the delegates objected to the word itself.

It would take many pages to review all the proslavery features of the Constitution, but here are some of the most significant ones. The three-fifths clause gave the South extra members of the House of Representatives, based on the number of slaves in each state. Without these representatives, created entirely by slavery, proslavery legislation like the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 could never have been passed.

Equally important, votes in the Electoral College were based on the number of representatives in the House, and so slavery gave the South a bonus in electing the president. Without the electors created by slavery, the slaveholding Thomas Jefferson would have lost the election of 1800 to the non-slaveholding John Adams.

The “domestic insurrections clause” guaranteed that federal troops would be used to suppress slave rebellions, as they were in the Nat Turner Rebellion in 1831 and John Brown’s attempt to start a slave rebellion in 1859.





Obama Summoned Jon Stewart and They Met In Secret



1787 August 10. (Jefferson to Peter Carr). "Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."

1802 January 1.  (Jefferson to the Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut).  "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."

In Query XVII of Notes on the State of Virginia, he clearly outlines the views which led him to play a leading role in the campaign to separate church and state and which culminated in the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom: "The rights of conscience we never submitted, we could not submit. We are answerable for them to our God. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. ... Reason and free enquiry are the only effectual agents against error."

On this date in 1802, President Thomas Jefferson coined the famous phrase describing the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment as erecting "a wall of separation between church and state." He used the phrase in his famous letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, who had asked him to explain the meaning of the First Amendment's phrase, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."

“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”

—President Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, Jan. 1, 1802

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Judge Tosses Lawyers for Housekeeper Who Made Sex Video of Waffle House Chairman

Katheryn Hayes Tucker, Daily Report

June 11, 2015    | 0 Comments


Judge Robert D. Leonard II Judge Robert D. Leonard II John Disney/Daily Report

A judge has thrown out the attorneys for a woman who videotaped herself performing a sexual act on her former boss, the chairman of Waffle House.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard II last week disqualified David Cohen and John Butters as counsel for Mye Brindle in a suit brought against her by Joe Rogers Jr., the Waffle House chairman and son of its founder. Rogers claims Brindle and her lawyers invaded his privacy by secretly making the video.

The judge found June 5 that Brindle, who was Rogers' longtime housekeeper and personal assistant, and her lawyers have conflicting interests, suggesting at some point they may be "pointing fingers at each other."

"We respectfully disagree with the order and are looking at our options," Cohen said Thursday.

Rogers' legal team is headed by Robert Ingram and Jeffrey Daxe of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele. Daxe declined to comment, and Ingram couldn't be reached.

The judge's order paves the way for Cohen and Butters to be questioned in court about how their client came to use a camera that looks like a cellphone, which she placed on her boss's bedside table to make the video for use in her sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

The litigation started in 2012 , after Brindle threatened to sue Rogers. A mediation between them blew up when she asked for $12 million, Rogers reported when he sued her and later her lawyers for invasion of privacy. Rogers sued her and her lawyers in Cobb County, where they live.

She then sued him in Fulton County, where his Buckhead home is located. She alleged that he required her to perform sexual duties as part of her job.

He said she consented to engaging in sex acts and accused her and her lawyers of extortion.

In the Cobb case over Rogers' claims against Brindle and her lawyers, Leonard ruled two years ago that the now-sealed video was illegally made because Rogers didn't consent to or know about being recorded. The judge also ruled that the sex act on the video did not appear to be coerced.

Leonard ordered discovery on the lawyers' involvement in the making of the video.

The judge also stayed discovery so that Brindle and her lawyers could appeal the decision. The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld Leonard last year and the Supreme Court declined to review that decision. The case file returned to Cobb in March. Leonard's latest ruling signals the restart of the discovery process.

The lawyers and the client have given differing accounts about the planning and making of the video, Leonard noted in last week's order. Cohen has said in open court that he sent Brindle "to see an expert," Leonard's order said, while Brindle testified "that Mr. Cohen and Mr. Butters both attended the meeting with the expert."

The expert was a private investigator who equipped Brindle with the device that Rogers' lawyers have called a "spy camera."

Leonard's order said Cohen and Butters must be disqualified from representing Brindle because: they have a conflict of interest with their client; they will be "necessary witnesses" in the discovery for her litigation with Rogers; and they are defendants in Rogers' lawsuit against them.

"The court can foresee a situation, regarding the planning and making of the video, where Ms. Brindle, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Butters are pointing fingers at each other as to who advised who to make the video recording," Leonard wrote. "It may be in Ms. Brindle's best interest to lay blame at the feet of her lawyers for giving incorrect advice or for failing to give correct advice regarding the recording. Additionally, it may be in Ms. Brindle's best interest to end this litigation entirely while her counsel may believe it is best to continue on for their own personal reasons."

The judge also said continued representation of Brindle by Cohen and Butters would be a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct, punishable by disbarment.

Leonard cited rule 1.2(d): "A lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal or fraudulent, nor knowingly assist a client in such conduct." The judge also cited comment 10 under the same rule: "A lawyer may not continue assisting a client in conduct that the lawyer originally supposed was legally proper but then discovers is criminal or fraudulent. The lawyer must, therefore, withdraw from the representation of the client in the matter."

The judge noted that Brindle's argument has been that the making of the video was legal, but he has ruled it illegal and has been affirmed by the higher court. "Now, all the attorneys representing Ms. Brindle know that Ms. Brindle's filming of Mr. Rogers inside his bedroom without his consent was illegal."

The case is Rogers v. Brindle, No 12-1-8807-53.

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One-Party consent for secret audio recording?  No crime.  Video?  That's a crime.

Compare that to one-party consent secret AUDIO taping, which led to a nice pay-out for this poor schlubb.


The insanity of Nanny Gubmint: America's Beer Label Czar



When energy is cheap, people will waste it:

Turki heads two Saudi entities that are pushing solar hard: the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, a national research-and-development agency based in Riyadh, and Taqnia, a state-owned company that has made several investments in renewable energy and is looking to make more. “We have a clear interest in solar energy,” Turki told me. “And it will soon be expanding exponentially in the kingdom.”

Such talk sounds revolutionary in Saudi Arabia, for decades a poster child for fossil-fuel waste. The government sells gasoline to consumers for about 50 cents a gallon and electricity for as little as 1 cent a kilowatt-hour, a fraction of the lowest prices in the United States. As a result, the highways buzz with Cadillacs, Lincolns, and monster SUVs; few buildings have insulation; and people keep their home air conditioners running—often at temperatures that require sweaters—even when they go on vacation.

Saudi Arabia produces much of its electricity by burning oil, a practice that most countries abandoned long ago, reasoning that they could use coal and natural gas instead and save oil for transportation, an application for which there is no mainstream alternative. Most of Saudi Arabia’s power plants are colossally inefficient, as are its air conditioners, which consumed 70 percent of the kingdom’s electricity in 2013. Although the kingdom has just 30 million people, it is the world’s sixth-largest consumer of oil.







What was the Judgment At Nuremberg?  How is Guilt Determined?  Read this.



Men have created entire religions so they can fuck multiple (sometimes under-aged) females. In addition to Mohammed, there's Joseph Smith, who created Mormonism and "had at least 33 wives, no fewer than 11 of them were under the age of 18 and many of whom were married to other men before Smith took them on."  (Source).





A late-night anchor boasted about the “leg chair” on his set, where the audience could get a full view of the on-air talent’s legs.

“From the very beginning, Roger wanted attractive women, translucent desks,” a prominent early staffer said in an interview. The message from Ailes was unmistakable, the former staffer said: “I want to see her legs. I want the viewers to see their legs. I want people to watch Fox News even if the sound is turned down.”

The signals sent by Ailes were quickly picked up by the employees, the former staffer said. Some women began showing up to news meetings in short skirts and blouses that showed their cleavage.

(Source).  See also this.






American and German eugenicists closely collaborated, and the Nazis reportedly borrowed much of their 1933 so-called sterilization law from American models. That law allowed the government to forcibly sterilize people with alleged genetic disorders.      (Source).

How Government Subsidies Persist -- Forever

An example of how "must-have" insurance policy coverage begins, even in the face of evidence that a "treatment" suffers a gargantuan failure rate (Source).




Stacey Adams was modeled after this Ultimate Female.

Lauren Kane was modeled after this Ultimate Female.  Is she the same?

Calistra Jones looks like this Ultimate Female.  

This is Marissa King.

Or, maybe this is Marissa King?  

Yes. Here is Sandra.  Runners up: 1, 234


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The Human Operating System:  Pleasure & Pain:
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             -- That case is featured here.











Her older brother Joe Jr. appeared to dote on Rosemary, but during a post-­Harvard trip to Germany in 1934, he showed little sympathy for others with disabilities. In a chilling letter to his father, he praised Hitler’s sterilization policy as “a great thing” that “will do away with many of the disgusting specimens of men.”

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Deciding that something drastic needed to be done, Joseph Kennedy chose a surgical solution that the American Medical Association had already warned was risky: a prefrontal lobotomy. In November 1941, at George Washington University Hospital, a wide-awake Rosemary followed a doctor’s instructions to recite songs and stories as he drilled two holes in her head and cut nerve endings in her brain until she became incoherent, then silent.

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Sent to a private psychiatric institution in New York, then to a church-run facility in Wisconsin, Rosemary was abandoned by her parents. Joe appears to have stopped seeing her in 1948 although he was vigorous until 1961, when he suffered a catastrophic stroke. Rose, who blamed her husband for authorizing the lobotomy, couldn’t face her damaged child. “There is no record of Rose visiting her eldest daughter for more than 20 years,” Larson writes. In the early 1960s, when Rose finally did turn up, Rosemary reportedly recoiled.

(Source).

Mass Shooting Tracker
         -- As described here.

The Double Standard of "Outrage" As Applied to Female vs. Male Celebrity Nude-Photo Privacy Invasions (Justin Bieber's Cock).

A Three-Way Gone Bad

Arson Attacks On Planned Parenthood

Christian Gunmen Shoots 3 Cops Outside Planned Parenthood Facility

Christian Evangelical Encourages Assassination of Abortionists

Christian Terrorist's Anti-Abortion Violence Rantings

Christians have the most abortions

A History of Christian Violence

Lone Christian Terrorist Shoots Up Texas Town

G. K. Chesterton Defends the Crusades

A Bloody Tale of How Mexico Went Catholic

The Jihadi War Against Atheists

The Islamic Murder Machine

An Interview With Raheel Raza

 "We're All Jews Here."

“We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions… And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral. And government should not make it more difficult for Christians, Jews, Muslims, or other believing people to practice their faith… And there’s something else. The ideals of our country leave no room whatsoever for intolerance, for anti-Semitism, or for bigotry of any kind — none.”

--

Ronald Reagan, 1984  (Source)

A Man Who's Paid To Touch Women

Declassified CIA Manual Shows How to Use Bureaucracy To Destabilize Governments

Icelanders Protest Over Having to Pay Taxes To Support Churches

Not just Fox (ROX), but CNN, is addicted to Pretty Blond Talking Heads (check out the moderator here).

Howard Stern Rates Fox's Top Female News Chicks

Look at this woman -- her message is clear and needed, but did she not also get to this forum in no small part because of her gorgeous looks?

How Easily People Fall For Bullshit (Hence, Religions)

Pennycook and a team of researchers recruited 300 test subjects to rate the profundity of these randomly generated bullshit phrases on a relatively arbitrary scale of one to five. On average, the sentences were rated 2.6, suggesting that the quotes were halfway between “somewhat profound” and “fairly profound.”

More pressingly, 27 percent of participants gave an average score of 3.0 or more. This meant that over a quarter of the participants felt that the meaningless phrases were “profound” or “very profound.”

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When the individual results were compared with the person’s measured numeracy skills, verbal intelligence, religious beliefs, and ability to distinguish between a metaphorical and a literal statement, a fairly clear pattern was revealed. Those who were more likely to believe outlandish conspiracy theories, those that think alternative medicine is effective, those with a strong belief in the paranormal, and those that confuse metaphors for factual pieces of information, were found to not be the most analytical or intelligent of people


Falling for Bullshit -- Poignantly Demonstrated Here

This is the song that played in Rod Sparr's  motorcycle helmet speakers on the day he rode up to Cold Spring Harbor.

Woman Fatally Shoots Atheist For Not Believing in God

IQ and The Bell Curve

How Did Life Begin?

Agnatology -- The deliberate propagation of ignorance

Judaism's 12 Painful Facts

A Snake Hill Road Scene

Origins of Religion

The Publishing Guidance Used By Rhianna Soames

Polyamory On The Rise?

Polyamorous Relationships In Our Future?

"The Wild Oats Project"

The "Rooshian Atavism" to which KC-III's Epilogue adverts

"Special Camps For Atheists"

Genetically Modifying Embryos

"Sex So Good You Just Want to Slap Him!"

Jackie Kennedy's "Acceptance" of JFK's Horn-Doggedness

Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.... Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier.

-General Curtis LeMay, on the fire bombing of Tokyo

"Questions of law are not decided in an intellectual quarantine area in which legal doctrine and the local history of the dispute alone are retained and all else is forcibly excluded. We cannot afford to be ignorant of the world in which disputes arise"

 ""When time shall have softened passion and prejudice, when reason shall have stripped the mask from misrepresentation, then justice, holding evenly her scales, will require much of past censure and praise to change places."

-Justice Radhabinod Pal, representing India in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East

Socrates On Trial

Plato’s Apology is Plato’s version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself against the charges of “corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel.”

A woman who took what she needed from an accessible male

Do Free Market Advocates Care About the Plight of the Poor?

Sex Robots To Replace Men By 2025

The evangelical subculture has bought into an angry God whom we must placate by being saved through a revivalist born-again formula. This pits the true believer against not just science but any information that comes through nonapproved channels. There are two kinds of facts: theirs and ours. This theology has trained millions of brains to choose between God and truth. The folks that believe in a literal Bible don’t believe in evolution, in global warming, in gay rights or, we now know, even in increasing the debt limit. These are not theological issues per se but the spirit of sectarian warfare is at the heart of the bitter refusals to be swayed by mere facts.  

Delusional religion has become delusional politics. The evangelical establishment teaches a literal return of Christ to judge — and kill — the unbelievers. This is extreme stuff, and that spirit of retributive extremism has jumped the tracks into our politics. That is why we are where we are. And it’s a fact that the media, today’s mainline denominations, the more moderate members of both parties and the general population seem to find too embarrassing to address honestly.

(Source).

What a .50 cal. sniper round can do

New Jersey Law On Brain Death:

Her name is Jahi McMath and just over two years ago, after an extensive tonsillectomy, she began to hemorrhage blood and became unconscious. Doctors in her home state of California ultimately issued her a death certificate. Jahi is in New Jersey because her family refuses to accept the doctors’ assessment that she is dead. Or to be specific, because it is the specifics that are now at issue in multiple court cases at the state and federal level: Jahi McMath is, according to every doctor (not employed by her parents or lawyer) who has examined her, brain dead.

Jahi’s mother, Nailah Winkfield, says she is waiting for God to intervene. She has told the press that Jahi is improving.

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In all 50 states, brain dead is dead. Brain cells have never been shown to come back to life once dead. But in New Jersey, state law permits those who do not agree—those very few who have religious convictions that the heart is still the sole indicator of death, even if that heart is artificially supported—to keep their loved ones on physiological support. Some family members are willing to huddle in daily prayer for as long as a miracle takes. In this new formulation of “natural death,” the sustenance of machines becomes natural.

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[A] presidential commission in 1981 concluded that “humans shall be pronounced dead when all brain functions are lost irreversibly, even if the heart and respiratory function continue.”

(Source)

Nanny Credit Card Companies -- you can't use these credit cards to buy gambling chips


Georgia businessman requires handguns for his office workers

Posted: February 23, 2016 - 1:00pm

ATLANTA — The owner of a Georgia-based insurance firm is requiring all of his employees to get permits to carry concealed weapons and providing each of them with a handgun.

Lance Toland of Lance Toland Associates says the slaying of his uncle several years ago influenced his decision to form the policy for the 10 women and two men who work in the company's three offices in Georgia.

Toland says the policy is both about protection and citizens "enjoying and using our right to bear arms."

Toland says that if someone tries to rob his business or harm his employees, they will be able to defend themselves against the aggressors "and get a piece of them."

Toland is a pilot, and his business provides aircraft insurance risk management services.


"The Bible of the word of God because it says so in the Bible"

Notes from an Open Marriage

Sam Harris -- Death and the Present Moment

Christian Pastor Defends Slavery Because The Bible Condones It

Has the Universe Existed Forever?

How Many Children Are Unwanted?

Woman apparently carrying child’s head shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Moscow, reports say

Why Is The Erin Andrews Nude Video Still On The Internet?

"Orgasmic Meditation"

Church of Scientology Stripped of Tax Exempt Status

The First Amendment protects all "ugly" speech, including Theo Van Gogh's Submission,  Lars Vilks' animation of Mohammed wanting to go to a gay bar, the "Super Best Friends" episode of South Park, and Funny or Die's "How to Pick a Pocket."

The Dangers of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit

America's Early Socialist Origins

"The Good News Club" Infiltration of Public Schools

Releasing Info or a Video To the Internet Through a "Dead Man's Switch"

Rich Men Can Buy All The Hot Candy That They Want

Urging the State's Power to Uphold "Public Morality" In Criminalizing The Sale of Dildos

Sperm donor or parent? A Mother’s Day Message



Bashing Justice Department Lawyers: Click herehere and here.


From a Muslim Atheist:
The Left is terrified about being politically incorrect, and is so inclusive that they’re blinded to the difference between race and ideology to the point where they’re paralyzed to criticize a bad idea for fear of offending its constituents. The Right, on the other hand, is so bigoted that they want to exclude anyone from a Muslim country from entering the US (I’m looking at you Fox News and Donald Trump), and they forget the first amendment altogether.
(Source)

Hitler's Use of Christianity to Attack Atheists:

On February 4, 1933 Hitler’s Decree For The Protection Of The German People went into effect. It was immediately used against a congress of leftist intellectuals and artists for purportedly making atheistic statements.

(Source). 

And this (from that same source): 

Adolf Hitler, as an Austrian-born Catholic educated in Linz, who had arrived in Munich before the First World War, was the heir of an age-old tradition of Christian anti-Semitism which had become transmuted into biological racism, especially in the German-speaking world of Central Europe. The secular political faith of National Socialism which he propagated borrowed its motifs freely from Christian liturgy, from the hierarchical structure of the Catholic church and the demonological view of Judaism as a satanic force which had its roots in the Middle Ages. In his early years as political agitator in Bavaria he frequently played on the deicidal myth and on his own messianic role as a militant Germanic saviour bearing a sword rather than a crown of thorns, who would drive the Jewish capitalists from the Temple of the Lord. “The task which Christ began but did not finish,” he told a Munich audience in 1926 , “I will complete.” In Mein Kampf he had written, two years earlier, “that in defending myself against the Jews I am acting for the Lord.” Without the irrational beliefs inculcated by centuries of Christian dogma—reinforced by xenophobic, nationalist and Germanic racial mythology—Hitler’s anti-Semitism and the echo which it found throughout Europe would have been inconceivable.
Two questions.
Would the Holocaust have happened if Hitler had been a Buddhist?
If you were God would you have let the Holocaust happen?

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To Whomever It May Concern:

When you ask me to respect religion because people believe in it, I want you to remember something. I want you to remember that long ago your ancestors were not Christian or Muslim. They had their own culture and customs native to their heritage. Through military conquest religion spread itself through the Old World, and those distant relatives were faced with a choice: either accept Christianity/Islam or die a painful death. This was how most major religions today achieved their position of respect.

After Europe had been fully indoctrinated, the papal Doctrine of Discovery gave the authority to all good Christians to conquer the native peoples of the New World and claim that land for God and the Church. Millions died mercilessly and were even tortured by Christian heroes like Christopher Columbus.

Now, thousands of years later, when we no longer have to respect these beliefs upon pain of death, we are told that we should respect religion. We are told by those within even the non religious community that we should show respect to these ideas that have gained a place of vaunted privilege in our societies which are built upon the graves of any who dared question or challenge the authority of divine providence.

You think you are being rational. You think you are being reasonable. What you are really doing is propping up the last leg of human slavery to bad ideas and providing intellectual cover for religion to keep a place of honor and respect it never earned.

Please, stop protecting religion in the guise of false humility. Be honest and firm with your beliefs and never expect anyone to respect your ideas unless they earn it, and always be willing to be wrong. That is what it means to be a free thinker.

Timothy Havener

America's "Cult of Ignorance"

Inside the Mind of a Religious Fanatic -- As told by him

An "Amateur" Sperm Donor Sued For Child Support

Eva Mendes's Secret Baby With a Celebrity Male

Nuking Japan

Sherman's "Hard War" (not "Total War") March To The Sea

Court Transcript Changed To Sanitize Judge's Use of a Racial Slur?

Ali Was Taken Off Life Support -- As He Wished

Since 2002, American Extremists Have Killed More Americans Than Jihadists

Should Your Self-Driving Car Kill You To Spare Others?

The Casual Sex Survey Project  (New Yorker Article)

Casual Sex Survey Project Website

$10 Million Verdict Tossed on Daubert Rule Violation

"Sensual Mechanics"

 
 Retired Porn Star's Defamation Claim Upheld For False HIV Innuendo  

Default Opt-In Organ Donations = Higher Donations

Female Sexbots: A Dystopian Future To Say The Least

Pandor's Baby: The New Science of Predicting Your Child