The Universe Came From Nothing!! Or Did It?
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Dec 28, 2017 - 5:33pm
The Universe Came From Nothing!! Or Did It?

  I find it fascinating to begin to engage with the fundamental mysteries of the universe - such as how something came from nothing.   There are three basic possibilities:   a. All matter and energy came from nothing in the Big Bang - creating a universe of matter and antimatter in an instant.   b. God (a supernatural being) made the universe from nothing.   c. Matter and energy was always there.   It seems to me that all three propositions are almost equally impossible to comprehend.   Proposition A Now proposition A is impossible. We have nothing and suddenly matter is formed spontaneously. There is a Big Bang and all the matter, energy, antimatter and antienergy(?) is formed in an instant and we have our universe.   Doesn't make sense to me.   Proposition B Proposition B is even more absurd.…

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An open letter toAmerica

An open letter to America Posted on by America is a land of inequality. It worships money. It creates a system of ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ based on many criteria – race being the most obvious. The ‘haves’ have create a system that w…

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:16pm
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These are some of my beliefs. What does that make…

  I welcome all views on this blog and like an argument or two. Only by talking things through with people who think differently can you gain other perspectives. That challenges our own views, forces one to think and helps one keep an open mind.   For myself I don't label myself in any cor…

Jan 2, 2018 - 3:27pm
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The Answers to Globalisation, Automation and the D…

  There is a storm coming. I can smell it in the wind.   There is an anger brewing. I can taste it in the blood.   The truth is that we are at a crossroads and nobody is making the decision on the road to go. We have problems that need solving and nobody is solving them. People have l…

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:09am
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On Science and Nonscience

Today, I’m going to write about science. This won’t be a technical paper. It won’t be full of numbers or equations. Instead, I’m going to look at science from the generalist point of view. I’m going to ask questions like: What is science? How useful is it to the making …

Jan 5, 2018 - 1:31pm
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Clinton ≠ Trump

Mr. Romey happened to push one of my hot buttons with a comment that Ms. Clinton is little different from Mr. Trump. I offer this series of questions to demonstrate the stupendous differences between the two candidates:   Would Hillary Clinton have pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords?

Dec 29, 2017 - 10:42am
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Is there going to be a revolution? Just rioting? O…

  Automation and globalisation, coupled with excessive bonuses and exorbitant pay for entertainers and sportspeople, has created a divided society and that is only going to get worse. We have such inequality that it is creating hatred and hopelessness - not a good combination.   The workfo…

Jan 4, 2018 - 4:18pm
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Pope Says World Is At The Brink Of Nuclear War

  Shortly before his trip to Chile and Peru about 5 days ago, the Supreme Leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, a.k.a. The Bishop of Rome, a.k.a. the Pope, issued some dire pronouncements. His prognostications were quoted in magazines and newspapers all around the world.   Pope Francis…

Jan 19, 2018 - 9:29pm
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Muslims Are Warriors

A Muslim woman shows her affection for a fighter.   Jihad is the worst thing about Islam. Jihad is the best thing about Islam. This article will offend Westerners across the board from left to right.   As early as I can remember I had Muslim friends. As a child there was no time to reflect…

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:10pm
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Asabiyyah

The great Arabic historian Ibn Khaldun seized upon the Arabic word asabiyyah to characterize what he considered to be the central attribute of a successful society. The term has a number of related meanings, the most common of which is "social solidarity". It describes the sense of unity in a societ…

Jan 1, 2018 - 1:41pm
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Do the rich deserve their Wealth?  Is there an alt…

  I was recently castigated for suggesting that the level of inequality in society was immoral. I was told that the rich deserved the money they had made. They worked hard and took risks.   I disagreed.   Some people do earn their money fairly. Some do work hard. Some do take risks. B…

Jan 7, 2018 - 12:56pm
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On Political Ideologies

A couple of weeks ago, I looked at political societies and ways of organizing them. Today, I’ll take another slice from the same piece of wood, but along a different grain. I’ll look at the ideologies which have guided, and continue to guide, the tone and flavour of political societies. …

Jan 1, 2018 - 1:31pm
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France leads celebrity pushback against '#MeToo'

In the months since allegations of sexual abuse against US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein first emerged, Hollywood stars have been falling over themselves to condemn him, other 'ladies men' in the industry and express their support to those who claimed to be victims of sexual predators. The witch hunt…

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:28pm
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A Political View - No Government Really Has a Mand…

  I do not think there has been a government elected in the USA or UK with a majority of the people voting for them. A government is usually elected with well under 50% of all the people that voted. When one takes in the non-voters they actually have the backing of about a third of the electora…

Jan 9, 2018 - 6:44pm
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What to do with one's life of rebellion.

When I was in my youth I woke up to the evils of the society I was living in, with its hypocrisy, warmongering, greed and destructive ways. I saw that the constant striving for growth was destroying nature and that most people were snared into a life of mindless consumerism. The tenets of the cultur…

Jan 21, 2018 - 1:53pm
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Thank You America!!!

Thank You America!   Thank you America for all the great stuff you have given us. Out of your melting pot has come a plethora of brilliant stuff!   Just on the Music Scene look of what you have given us! You took African Music, English, Irish and Scottish Folk Music, Canadian French, Nativ…

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:35pm
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The “problem” of income inequality

Speak to any member of the Left and I’m sure you’ll discover that chief above the gravest concerns facing our country is the “problem” of income inequality.  They will then usually advocate for higher taxation on (surprise, surprise) the rich.  I’m here to tel…

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:07am
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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CUISINE ?

Do you know what this is ? It's called Dosa, a South Indian dish, and one of my favorites. You can add n sauces (I'm a sauce freak anyway, I hate dry food) from sweet to hot, and, since I'm a fan of Indian food anyway from Chapathi to String Hoppers...a popular dish in Sri Lanka:     ...…

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:41pm
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Tie taxpayer money to efficiency

I understand government workers fears of cut backs. Of course government workers want to keep their benefits and health plans -- "If you like your plan you can keep it." was really said to government workers -- by the way.   But out here in the private sector resentment is building. People work…

Dec 31, 2017 - 11:27am
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HAPPY NEW YEAR USA...BUT TRY...

  I don't like the USA. Precisely....   I don't understand how 320 million people can think that THE USA is the best place in the world to live - because I see - cops kill unarmed people in a car, fast food chains sell food that is hazardous to your health, natural forests are being …

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:24am
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The Deranged Liberal Psychic State

Liberalism is a mental affliction that is manifested in large groups and stirred, as a stew, by political happenings. The far left dictates the future, the conduct,  levels in political polls and comments, in advance, for the toadies and supplicants to solemnly chant and follow. The expectation…

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:30pm
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A Comprehensive Immigration Compromise

You know, as a conservative... I'm really interested in trying to find compromise and consensus on immigration in the U.S.  This is my rough draft proposal, organized as follows... 1) The Position of Conservatives on the Issue 2) The Position of Liberals on the Issue 3) The Compromise Goals 4) …

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:35pm
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One Global Warming Trend with Seven Pauses!

Originally posted .   It just goes to show that Global Warming isn't a uniform process but a stair-step phenomenon that occurs in fits and starts.   From Youtube, posted by Dana Nuccitelli at the end of last year:  . The vid at the link shows seven pauses interrupted by a stair-…

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:35pm
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