The inescapable fact of our existence is that God, Selection, Nature (whichever lens you view such things through) designed humans to have capabilities and instincts to reproduce and ensure the continuation of the species, without their existence we would not be here. The biological imperatives that must exist in our species in order for us to currently exist are: Survival, Territorialism, Competition, Reproduction, Quality of Life-Seeking and Group Forming. Failure to develop these traits on an instinctive level results in a maladaptive species for whom failure to persist is assured. Hence, the mere fact that we are here right now attests to our successful adaption to survive. Continue reading
Ya know, I’ve been thinking about this and pondering it. But, when did the POTUS become a celebrity type position? I’m sure it’s been going on for a while but it seems to be grossly highlighted with Obama.
I swear it feels more like we have a King than a public servant / President. Somehow we are now more invested in “our choice” than in actually critiquing what the man in the office does.
And when did the “qualifications” to be President and the actual job of the President become more than defending the country and establishing foreign policy?
I am so sick and tired of hearing otherwise intelligent and awesome people start in on ridiculous tirades against Romney claiming he is the same as Obama. It’s pathetic. It’s usually people who are so far down the Libertarian train wreck that they have lost all powers of reason and logic. It’s quite sad really.
The core issue is always NDAA and the Patriot Act. Both of which have passed muster by the Supreme Court but have Libertarians demanding that their Presidential Candidate immediately refuse to do their duty to uphold the laws because they don’t like it. Nevermind that they would rightfully be completely up in arms if a President decided SCOTUS was wrong about gun rights and declared them unconstitutional.
Please Stop. Seriously, I know you feel like you’re doing righteous battle for God, but you’re not. What you’re doing is working against God in the sense that at a time when our Religion is being deeply questioned and analyzed – you are up on a hill, waving the flag of Mormonism and mooning everyone.
You have fought the good fight. It’s over.
Please move on from Ron Paul and lend your fight, your wisdom, your insight, you conviction and your voice to ensuring we do not end up with Obama again. Please come down from your defensive positions, stop aggressively kicking against the pricks and honestly consider the following.
The Bible is made up of 66 books (King James Version) and was written on three different continents in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic and Koine Greek over 1600 years by ~40 men claiming to be recording inspiration from God from ~1500BC to ~100AD. It has been translated into over 1,200 languages and dialects and was first translated into English in 1388 (when it was finished). It’s purpose is to prophecy and testify of the coming of The Messiah (Old Testament) and to record the fulfillment of that prophecy as Jesus Christ(New Testament) (over 3,200 prophecies have been fulfilled and over 3,100 are still open) and to establish The Gospel or God’s Law among men and prophesying the Return of Jesus Christ and informing man of who they are, where they came from, why we are here and what is our purpose and future.
In July, President Obama spoke in Roanoke Virginia and (inadvertently?) presented a partisan antecedent Rorschach test in one of his most outlandish speeches yet. This time, the antecedent Rorschach test uses “that” instead of Clinton’s “is”.
If you’re an Obama supporter, his use of ‘that’ in “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” means infrastructure – roads, the internet, the economy and so on. It also means everyone who sees it differently is taking it out of context.
If you’re not an Obama supporter, “that” refers to the business that you built. It also means Obama is a Socialist promoting a Collectivist theory.
(This is actually a very serious post. No sarcasm, mean-spiritedness or anything else. Straight up logical analysis.)
I’m sick of seeing people refer to Chick-Fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, as a “Hate-Monger” or “spreading hate” or anything else that claims that those who disagree with gay marriage are bigots or haters.
Just because someone disagrees with your position or belief does not mean they are being hateful. The fact of the matter is, most Christians who oppose gay marriage also believe strongly in other tenets of Christianity such as “Love Everyone” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (in my opinion and experience).
I’m flying today… again. Every time I do I tell myself it would be better, more enjoyable and less stupid to just drive. But every time I consider driving 21 hours to get somewhere, it seems like a huge inconvenience and a total waste of time.
The irony of it is that it’s the airlines and their own arrogance and capitulation that make utilizing their business model so undesirable. For all the money they spend in advertising, and for all the ridiculous money they charge to fly – they ought to be able to come up with a business plan that makes something as commonplace and simple as flying appealing.
It’s supposed to be a big scary word that strikes fear into our hearts that Godzilla is about to walk out of the ocean and start eating everyone and knocking down buildings and crushing cars and eating more people.
But, we don’t live in Tokyo.
Back in 2002, the government took the official stance that “religiously insane guys taking over planes with box cutters so they could crash into buildings because the people on the plane did nothing because they’re scared sheep” was considered terrorism. Then, even though it only happened that once, terrorism became such a horrific thing that we had to fight a whole war against it. Subsequently, anyone who was classified a ‘terrorist’ became an enemy combatant – and we’re all scared to death of terrorists so we have to change all our laws to be able to deal with this new, menacing and evil threat – that’s existed since the beginning of time.
If you’re wondering whether you’re a Honey Badger or what makes one a Honey Badger, let me explain. A Honey Badger is one of the meanest, baddest, nastiest and toughest animals on the planet! Continue reading