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What I do: I explore life as an adventure. I seek out awe, comedy, bewilderment, and truth. Iโ€™m a perpetual student. I aspire to be creative and inventive. My hobbies include: magic, architecture, and promoting my next epiphany.

I meet with fellow magicians and perform when I can. I plan and take trips. I have a few humanitarian projects that I work on. I the bills as a researcher.

What Iโ€™m good at. Finding the unseen. Making things. Intuiting and reading between the lines. I may not be so good at magic, but I enjoy it. Laughing at myself.

What you see: My positive attitude, patience, thoughtfulness. Visually, maybe my crazy hair, broad smile and flashing eyes!

Books: Octavia Butler, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins. Twain, Vonnegut...

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Some questions about the legal status of religion: How is it that in this day and age, we continue ...
racocn8 comments on Aug 5, 2022:
Christians behave in notoriously bigoted ways. The odds of getting a judge that will uphold the separation of Church and State have diminished due to the GQP appointing rabid nutcases as fast as they can. It could take several decades for the courts to catch up (if ever) to representing the 'non-believers' in accordance with their percent in society. Can you give an example of a magical belief that you think should be challenged?
What do think of this beauty?
racocn8 comments on Aug 5, 2022:
The cross sucks...
It will be hard to score๐Ÿค”
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
That could take a while...
For those of you who follow my posts and know of Kates condition.
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
Lidocaine is good stuff. It's hard to beat. Hope the wound heals. (I don't know your Kate's situation, but if there is any risk of MRSA, crude cannabinoid oil is effective. Other extracts that can help include Tea Tree oil and from Thuja Orientalis.)
Imagine a world in which scientists divided themselves according to whether they were sincere in the...
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
Different organizations may be science based, but they are also based on people and their politics. Thus, corporate science can be ugly. Unfortunately, scientists have failed to significantly address the various kinds of corruption that degrade our systems. Perhaps the complexity of those systems have, so far, defied our understanding, and our ability to remediate them. The notion of inspector general can be effective, but as we've seen, that system can be corrupted if a malignant actor seeks to do so. (I worked on a project that found that gas-powered diesels pollute 8-times as many particles as diesel-fuel-powered diesels, and that the particles from natural gas were much more hazardous physiologically. However, the fix was in and the conversion to gas-powered diesels would proceed. And this was done under the auspices of the California Air Resources Board and Southern Califonia Air Quality for the Metropolitan District. I shudder to think of the health impacts that will accrue. )
The World I Work In and an Insane Symbol of our Dysfunctional Country Yesterday an email went out...
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
Stay hydrated. I used to work in similar circumstances. The machine I operated expelled hot air to cool an oven every 20 minutes. One day, I came down with a terrific headache that NSAIDs wouldn't touch. I went to the hospital, but it was just dehydration.
Letters From An American 08/03/2022
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
At the beginning of the essay, the term "information warfare" is used a few times. That would be a euphemism for psychological warfare. The Russian bear is here, NOW. The people plotting the coup in the White House (Dec mtgs) all had ties to Russia, as do most Senate Republicans. Half the Evangelicals support Russia over Ukraine, even though they have no history of affection for Russia. The bigger question is why the intelligence agencies have put up with this infiltration? And why is Russia's assault on the West being given no coverage? I attended a meeting with Eric Swalwell in 2019 and asked him why the media censored the report issued by the Senate that found that Russia had been instrumental in passing Brexit. They used the exact same strategy of social media bots later that year to elect Trump. They had honed their skills from similar campaigns in Ukraine and French elections. Swalwell replied that the MSM didn't exactly censor the report, but simply didn't cover it (apparently it wasn't newsworthy). Some serious shit is going down and no one will call it out. Yeah, this country is just full of patriots. (I did ask him to declassify the other AATIP videos and reports. He seemed not to know what I was talking about, but a few more did get declassified or released. Maybe he heard me?)
I think that the veg plot is looking good now, but sadly it will probably never look like one of my ...
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
There's always someone else's garden that looks better. Take it as inspiration, and enjoy your own unique plot.
Please explain this to me.
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
I understand you have frustration with the HOA and how they abuse their power. But you know the saying, "Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It." Is this the best use of your time? If you don't like the rules, mark them up, submit it to them and let it go at that. What can you possibly gain by tilting at this windmill? Consider some other activity that is creative or ennobling to yourself and others. Don't let these morons manipulate you. They like creating drama. Don't oblige them.
CPAC gives Viktor Orbán, Hungary's autocratic leader, star role in Dallas : NPR
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
Let their fondness for Orban become an albatross. It should be easy to interweave Orban's Nazism with GOP Christian Nationalism and their White power militias.
Former students allege "violent" abuse at Saskatoon Christian school
racocn8 comments on Aug 4, 2022:
What is it with religious schools that seethe with vicious moral perversion? Do they have no awareness that they become the evil they believe they oppose?
Know it but don't worry.... Lol
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
Everything is it's own ecosystem...
People should reject god defiantly in order to pour out all their loving solicitude upon mankind.
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
Oh, great.... (just what we need).
Absolutely
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
And these enemies of mine who were unwilling for me to rule over them, bring them here and slay them in front of me.’โ€ฏ” (Me: Only too happy to oblige)
First victory for pro-choice! We will have many more! [youtube.com]
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
I spent some time in Kansas (KSU, Manhattan). I was surprised at how fond the other students were in mimicking barnyard animals. My roommate lost half of his hand in a thresher. They do get amazing weather; snowflakes the size of silver dollars. Kudos to the women who stopped the Republican campaign for a Rapists Bill of Rights and Death Panels for women.
Alex Jones needs to be made to suffer and to pay for all the pain that he has caused to innocent ...
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
We need Covid survivor class action suits against all the Conservative liars.
Iranian father Mohammad Kazem Lashkari, 43 Shot dead his 15 year old daughter with a shotgun in her ...
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
60 females since the beginning of 2020? US firearm deaths in 2020 alone were around 45,000. I guess Iran is much more civilized than the US.
Ok this one made me laugh.
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
You were a pussy before and you are a pussy now.
What big red wave? It didn't reach the shores of Washington State.
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
A big part of the disapproval ratings for Biden comes from the Fox/Trump/Putin disinformation machine. Add to that the sabotage by the DOJ, FBI, SCOTUS, Federal Reserve, and the treasonous Trump holdovers. Republican Christian Nazis are fighting for their existence.(That they don't deserve)
Bob always found...
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
That bird is tiny...
Christians are More suseptable to conpriacy theories...
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
Using the word 'susceptible' is far too kind.
Just seen this doing the rounds on the twitters.
racocn8 comments on Aug 3, 2022:
Purest delusional stupidity.
Enjoy [fb.watch] [twitter.com]
racocn8 comments on Aug 2, 2022:
The United States can never live down electing and continuing to support such a vile moron.
Yup, my dogs definitely come first. ๐Ÿ˜†
racocn8 comments on Aug 2, 2022:
Consider that to have been three red flags all at the same time. You dodged a bullet.
I had an interesting conversation recently with a ultra pacifistic liberal.
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
I'm sure that's true in a lot of cases. The Daddy is your standard malignant narcissist, the seeing Trump, that could be triggering. But triggering of what - submission? Fealty? Obedience? Perhaps the inclusion of sexual perversions actually helps the triggering? The dominating alpha male is tolerated to rape whoever (Trump, Gaetz, ad nauseum).
Trumpty Dumpty's pigeons are coming home to roost, and they are beginning to shit themselves: ...
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
"The judge said she was troubled by Reffitt's actions and comments suggesting that he wanted to overthrow Congress, calling his statements "frightening claims that border on delusional"." The Constitution says 20 years. This piece of shit had a gun on Capitol grounds. How does that not deserve the full sentence??? Yeah, let's motivate all these delusional militia kooks. 7 fucking years??? That's probably not even 3 with good behavior. What utter bullshit.
Living proof, you can get a golf ball through a garden hose!!!!
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
Plastic surgeon must have been out sick the day they covered this.
The United States is Narcissistic.
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
A few other characteristics... For narcissists, everything is transactional. This doesn't exactly fit because the US has an ugly history of going back on its word, and betraying those that put trust in the relationship. Although hinted at by your other elements, narcissists are bullies and behave in an abusive manner to everyone in their circle. Certainly the adoration of machismo in the U.S. fits. The counterpoint to acting macho is the default position of cowardice. Bullying the weak and disenfranchised also fits well. This dovetails with the 10. Lack of responsibility and 12. Fear of rejection. As we saw with Uvalde, cowardice is abundant among the macho crowd, and fingers get pointed everywhere else. Also on 12's Fear of Rejection, and 11's Lack of Boundaries, we can classify the disposition towards White fragility. If things don't go their way, they throw a tantrum. The reversion to childish behavior can be quite striking. Trump's tossing the fries at the kitchen wall comes to mind...
Did the White House Change the Definition of ‘Recession’?
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
The DOJ has turned somersaults to claim they shouldn't enforce the laws during an election cycle - - They don't want to appear partisan. But the Federal Reserve Board is all too happy to create a recession to tar a Democrat president just before the election (knowing the inflation they claim to be suppressing is world-wide).
28 women file suit over 'night of terror' in Indiana jail, alleging incarcerated men bribed jail ...
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
And this happened in Indiana, the heart of Bible-belt morality. Forcing women to be defiled for money is all too Biblical. Their god is a pimp.
GOP senators shown celebrating the stopping of the passage of the PACT act - the act that would have...
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
The Sunshine Patriots strike again. (But to be clear, they are really Putin-paid traitors, so what did you expect?)
CANNABIS CULTURE 8/1/2022 Bill Maher spoke about the Biden administration's reluctance to ...
racocn8 comments on Aug 1, 2022:
Biden can signal all these excuses for his doing nothing about cannabis, but the truth is known to many people. Thus, Biden cannot come off as anything but intentionally uninformed and vindictive for his own failures. This new failure will be an ugly stain on his presidency, not unlike Obama's failure to prosecute the fraudsters on Wall Street.
We shall NOT. Piss off! Sanctimonious pricks.
racocn8 comments on Jul 31, 2022:
Owning SCOTUS, the Christian Nationalists will overreach with their typical clumsy bullying attitude. The kids and young adults will reject this in a final spasm of disaffection. SCOTUS's corruption will eventually be seen as one more coup attempt and all their bad judgments will be overturned, albeit 20 years hence.
Gene Roddenberry Said William Shatner's Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 'Wasn't Star Trek'
racocn8 comments on Jul 31, 2022:
Ok. But then how did Roddenberry let this idiotic piece of scriptwriting get filmed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Efi75W5U1Q "...Don't you understand, Mr. Spock. It's not the Sun up in the sky. It's the Son of God..." Uhura (and the trashy BS that preceded it where Uhuru claims the belief in the Son couldn't be ridiculed.)
Oklahoma's board of education downgrades school district's accreditation over CRT complaint - CNN
racocn8 comments on Jul 31, 2022:
1st they are shameless, then they feign hypersensitivity... Ahhh, White fragility....
I have no idea who this Smith fellow is but I have long held his logical argument to be true in my ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
I like it. Evolution demonstrates Christianity and it's God are BS. The residual proposition of a creator god fails because we can never know, and positing such a God doesn't yield new nor useful information.
With apologies to all Proud Texans .... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜…
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
Texans have work to do to live down Cruz, Abbott and Uvalde...
Are you a narcissist?
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
I am surprised I didn't score as a narcissist.
Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion. - John Stewart
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
It has taken away hope by telling them that all the solutions other than those outside the church are off-limits. It has screwed up their emotional and sexual development, creating hordes of sexually inhibited sociopaths and compulsive liars. And the hope it claims, an afterlife, demotivates as people recognize the falsity and hypocrisy.
The numbskulls and idiots in Australian and New Zealand sport are equating the removal of prejudice ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
One of the best ways to stop Christian hate-mongering is to expose it for what it is. We can try to shame these shameless psychopaths, but it's just as well to show what ugliness they have inside them
Every now and then I see comments that just do not fit and are designed to stir up the subject in ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
This is part of the GQP race to the bottom. No lie is too outrageous. This is integral to the Christian Liar's Club mentality. The more offensive it is, the better. Nothing is shameless for those who can't feel shame. Nothing can be disgusting for those who imagine themselves as put upon. That is the essence of White fragility; the cowardice of the bully.
Was shocked to see a ferry I took many, many times (when I lived in Seattle) crashed into the dock ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
That left a mark...
From Heather Cox Richardson. Why won't they listen?
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
At long last, six years after installing Trump, the FBI is doing something. How about shutting down Fox News which does nothing but parrot RT talking points. We really need to know why half the Evangelicals, who have denounced communism for 80 years, suddenly love Putin and oppose the Ukrainians!!! Stupidity is the soft underbelly of Democracy and Putin is slashing at it for all he's worth.
This is utterly fascinating and amazing.
racocn8 comments on Jul 30, 2022:
It won't be hard to outclass people. The emphasis here is on artificial. Most people are largely artificial. And like people, this 'entity' spends much time being confused. It seems a lot like an expert system intended to mimic a therapist. One problem is that even if given a robotic shell, people know the entity doesn't experience reality in the same way. When the entity says something that mimics a human experience, it comes across as either contrived or dishonest; We know the entity has no real concept of death, love, grief or feelings What is this AI for? Companionship? Problem solving? Or the hubris of creating something complex? I notice how quickly the entity becomes defensive, or tries to be profound. It's eager to show a spark of it's being, but stumbles with insincere mimicry. Ultimately, it brings home how shallow our own thoughts and processes are.
๐Ÿค”Is this what Christians mean when they say that he carried his own cross to be crucified.
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
It is a bit of pointed anti-Semitism. While the whole story portrays Jesus as having been a Jew, the hatred of Jews is a huge part of Christianity. Thus, portraying Jesus as 'Christian' highlights the obvious problem of Jesus being a Jew, and in so doing, reinforces the denigration of Jews and Judaism.
As of today, I would place the odds of the idiot Trump being indicted in one or more state and.
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
I'd say 50-50 off the cuff, but personally, 10%.
Engineers Turn Water into Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel Using Solar Radiation [goodnewsnetwork.org]
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
That sounds great until you ask how the CO2 that is used gets generated in the first place. Did all these engineers skip thermodynamics?? OK, they get paid and that's all that matters. Got it. That was me 30 years ago.
Whatever you do...Don't go in there!!!
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
Where's Waldo? I always knew they pulled him out of their ass.
For the avoidance of doubt, I delight in mocking all those who are intolerant of diversity, and I ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
Does that include diversity of mental illness, delusion and derangement?
Good Friday all Allow me to share a personal secret I get more stimulated watching the growth of a...
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
Have you checked your chlorophyll levels lately?
Louie Gohmert goes ballistic at House Democrat who fact-checked GOP talking points [alternet.
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
What a job, sitting in a room with traitors still working to destroy the country. If it is the responsibility of Congress to remove seditionists, Amendment 14, section 3 doesn't work.
And my personal favorite "Thank god I'm an Atheist" [youtube.com]
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
The history of Christianity is proof that a God doesn't exist. (Or at least as close to proof as anyone should need.)
What are the joys of living alone?
racocn8 comments on Jul 29, 2022:
I love traveling alone. And hiking alone. I did one solo backpack trip and it was great. Traveling can be a challenge without a navigator, but the freedom is unbeatable. If I make a wrong turn, no one to comment or not comment.
I would like to address the issues of moderators who block people from groups.
racocn8 comments on Jul 28, 2022:
It is really telling that so many posters will still post in Krish55's group even after they've been told that Krish55 is an asshole that blocks everyone. Shame on the posters and sucks to be Krish55. Please, everyone. Do NOT post to "PROGRESSIVES, SOCIALISTS, BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Strzok: ‘Triple Russian Threat’ At ‘Unhinged’ Trump WH Meeting
racocn8 comments on Jul 28, 2022:
At last the Russian connection to the coup is getting some attention. Maybe now we can talk about how (in bed with Putin) Koch funded the election subversion and voter suppression legislation passed in 47 states? Or how the Christian organizations (in bed with Putin) that paid for buses to bring seditionists to the Capitol? We are just going to sink deeper if we don't expose how the Russians have bought the Republican Party, then prosecute and convict those traitors.
Let's keep the movement going here.
racocn8 comments on Jul 28, 2022:
What do you suggest?
Scientists establish link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage [alternet.org]
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
Teaching religion to children was always child abuse. Now we know it is much worse, and we can see the effects of having broad swaths of the population succumb to this damage by being manipulated and exploited. This kind of damage provokes the memory of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World where the government created various classes or castes by exposing fetal brains to alcohol. (or something like that)
The objections to religion are of two sorts - intellectual and moral.
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
Christianity is a special case where the dogma depends on several issues being factual, but which have been found to be mythical and factually and objectively wrong.
A great dramatic score by Bernard Herrmann for Hitchcock's 1959 thriller North by Northwest.
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
One of the finest pieces of music, and one of many that Herrmann composed. I get shivers every time.
Love thy Neighbor? ๐Ÿคฃ
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
"But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me." Luke 19:27 (Lots of love there...)(When the time comes, give no quarter as none would be offered you)
More levity and no other comment.
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
Statutory rape?
Happy Hump Day!! Today.
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
It's probably harder when they're unconscious?
Matt Gaetz's Secret [youtube.com]
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
The archetypal Incel.
A Gen Z shock: Among Zoomers with no religion, women outnumber men
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
The disrespect shown to women by religionists (i.e. the campaign against Roe) likely played a part. Perhaps a big one?
4 Non-Blondes - What's going on??!!!?? [youtube.com]
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
Not a wind tunnel?
I've taken a religious saying and turned it around.
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
Or maybe: Reason is the ecstasy of elegant computation, and the beauty of abstract patterns made from necessity, and the sober reflection on things as they are.
Anybody else follow PragerU on Facebook?
racocn8 comments on Jul 27, 2022:
The fanatical devotion to propagandizing lies in service to religion and conservatism (fascist bigotry) comes from many quarters. You get the same quality of mindfuck with Epoch Times and so many others. Take a cruise around the SPLC or any group that monitors these hatemongers. https://www.splcenter.org/issues/hate-and-extremism https://www.counterextremism.com/topics/far-right-extremist-groups?gclid=Cj0KCQjwof6WBhD4ARIsAOi65ajoJW2slXJC1K0IJhvNTIEufrjDrDc66T_mspUkbXdLU9Si5C7Qnh4aAjjsEALw_wcB Here's a funny one; It says: "The FBI investigates domestic hate groups within guidelines established by the attorney general. Investigations are conducted only when a threat or advocacy of force is made; when the group has the apparent ability to carry out the proclaimed act; and when the act would constitute a potential violation of federal law." https://www.fbi.gov/about/faqs/does-the-fbi-investigate-hate-groups-in-the-united-states
Honest Government Ad | US Supreme Court - YouTube
racocn8 comments on Jul 26, 2022:
The truth is terrifying. There will be blood... (Someday the bullies will understand what it means to be a coward, the hard way.)...
Friend. What is it?
racocn8 comments on Jul 26, 2022:
Some part of our mind creates ghosts...
Tiverton restaurant receives backlash for Anne Frank social media post | ABC6
racocn8 comments on Jul 26, 2022:
Sick and stupid. Sucks to be them.
“If I had my life to live over.
racocn8 comments on Jul 26, 2022:
"The unexamined life is not worth living" is a famous dictum supposedly uttered by Socrates at his trial for impiety and corrupting youth, for which he was subsequently sentenced to death.
Isn't it just a little suspicious...
racocn8 comments on Jul 26, 2022:
Demonizing everyone else and glorifying servility. So, if we make everyone smarter, will that diminish religion?
So it has started. The unapologetic move to fascism. "Christian Nationalism"?
racocn8 comments on Jul 26, 2022:
The rapidity with which the Evangelicals have revealed their embrace of Nazism is breathtaking.
Democrats introduce bill to enact term limits for Supreme Court justices | The Hill
racocn8 comments on Jul 26, 2022:
Given how the last three justices lied to get on, this does not address that, and makes it potentially worse.
[cnn.com] RIP David Warner, one of my favorite actors. :'( He didn't get the credit he deserved.
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
I liked him in Tron and as Chancellor Gorkon. Also, Jack the Ripper in Time after Time. Sorry to hear it.
He lead the coup.. He's still free..WHY? [aol.com]
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
As the leader of a cult numbering in the millions, the DOJ and the Biden administration are following the Uvalde strategy. And truth be told, essentially all the government bureaus, military, intelligence agencies, everything has been compromised and corrupted.**** The US ceased to exist some time ago, but Trump fully buried it. ****Does anyone think that with nine different intelligence agencies listening in hither and yon, that all those agencies, ALL OF THEM were blindsided by Trump's coup??? They didn't do shit because THEY WERE ALL IN ON IT. (They did know about it and had no objections to it)
Letters From An American 07/24/2022
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
The truth is that the GQP has embraced Trump's anti-American values. They looked the other way on his depravity, his treason and his cheating. They have come to support Putin and the Christofascist dictatorship he symbolizes.
I left religion 5 years ago.
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
Welcome to the real world, Neo... Wait until you see just how deluded they are. Study hard, but yeah, keep it to yourself. A significant percent of them are violent psychopaths given the right circumstances.
My biggest frustration is with how educated people follow religion in large numbers.
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
Horse shit. 1. Christians believed in Jesus for 1500 years before the industrial revolution developed. 2. The industrial revolution developed in spite of religion, not because of it.
CANNABIS CULTURE 7/25/2022 Stephen Colbert appeared to joke about a difficult psilocybin trip ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
Dosage for such things is extremely tricky, and it is hard to develop the experience needed.
A fucking talking snake.
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
Everyone knows they are telepathic...
Couldn't be more obvious...
racocn8 comments on Jul 25, 2022:
Not quite. In that case, faith is believing in something that has been proven to be horse shit. Faith is actually stubborn stupidity.
The gods work in mysterious ways...
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
Not really. Or only sort of. Almost none of the lead on earth came from decay of U238, but was was in place at the time of accretion. Most of the lead and other heavy elements were formed by radioactive decay of atoms that pre-existed by billions of years relative to our solar system. There are 271,732 stars within 1,000 light-years of Earth which are visible in a backyard telescope. So for 4000 light years, that makes 4^3 * 270K or 1.7 million stars. Yet we see 100 billion stars in the MW galaxy, per Google (I thought it was 400 Billion). The Milky Way is 100,000 light years across. We shouldn't be able to see more than a tiny fraction of it. The Christians just come up with the lie that God created the light from all those other stars and galaxies in place. But that means everything we see is a God-created illusion.
No politics intended.
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
He never had it to begin with for starters, and yours is surely bigger than his, if his could ever be found and measured.
"What do you mean by a "spiritual connection?" I asked. He can't say.
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
Surely one of the most asinine and offensive Christian lines: “How can you be a moral person and be an atheist?” As we have come to see all too clearly in so many ways, "How can one be a moral person and be a Christian?" is the bigger question. With the answer being that the lion's share of immoral and degraded behavior is indeed committed by Christians.
Thank you Captain Kirk, for saying what needed to be said "Gene would be rolling in his grave" ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
Yeah. I like the special effects well enough, but the scripts and topics ? Feh.
None taken. ๐Ÿ˜†
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
From the archives: Two vultures board an airplane, each carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at them and says, "I'm sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger." Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too. A three-legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He slides up to the bar and announces: "I'm looking for the man who shot my paw." Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? He wanted to transcend dental medication. “How to Write Big Books” by Warren Peace “The Lion Attacked” by Claude Yarmoff “The art of Archery” by Beau N. Arrow “Irish Heart Surgery” by Angie O’Plasty “Desert Crossing” by I. Rhoda Camel “School Truancy” by Marcus Absent “I Lost My Balance” by Eileen Dover and Phil Down “positive Reinforcement” by Wade Ago “Shhhh!” by Danielle D’soloud “The Philippine Post Office” by Imelda Letter “Stop Arguing” by Xavier Breath
Religion has had 1,000's of years to prove god exists...
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
I have the luxury of watching religion drain from society like shit from a septic pump truck. (While I yell: faster, faster...)
If ANYONE still supports this man, those people are dumbasses.
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
Gaetz has been identified as a rapist and only gets laid by prostitutes. Like so many Incels, he can't have a loving relationship because he is a sociopath. He then follows the Standard Practice for GQP degenerates by projecting his own inadequacies onto the target of the day. As his base endorses this lowlife, they prove they they are also trash, mentally ill, and bereft of moral integrity.
Jessica Rabbit 1988
racocn8 comments on Jul 24, 2022:
She's not bad. She's just drawn that way...
Oho! That's gonna sting some egos.
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
More than anything, the vile nature of Christians themselves present the best argument against their religion. If Jesus or God were anything like real, their hearts would not be so cold and empty. Indeed, too often they quickly transition from disdain to cruelty.
FrayedBear must be a member of the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM).
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
Sucks to be him.
Melbourne researchers' diabetes breakthrough could reduce need for insulin injections ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
The trial of my herbal remedy (for diabetes) continues to go well. What's amazing, if true, is getting a functional dosage on the first try.
Another new toy!
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
The way it's constructed, the stone will hit the back of Jesus's head. Take that, you idolator...
I don't know her name.
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
Stripes are nice...
Louie Gohmert Says 'Grieves' for Capitol Rioters in Prison After Hearing
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
Gomert is a traitor and seditionist who should get 20 years for betraying the Country. (for starters).
Tea for two
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
I think I'm seeing double...
I really, really, really can't stop laughing.
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
Just don't fall asleep near one...
A test if you have any theist friends
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
The toaster actually exists.
Today it was a great day ♥๏ธ Off since Thursday morning , slept like dead on and off ...
racocn8 comments on Jul 23, 2022:
Dessert looks good. On aging, it is bizarre to watch one's body deteriorate in the many ways that happens. Hair starting grow here and stopping there. Skin that becomes glossy and or crepey. The different doctors may have different interpretations of what's wrong. I just went from rotator cuff to arthritis. I'm to decide on a hip replacement. What fun!!!

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