Archive for June, 2013

June 30, 2013

South Pacific rugby war dance

I love Rugby and I love these dances. The New Zealand All-Blacks are one of   the  best Rugby teams ever.

 

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June 30, 2013

Can I prove that God doesn’t exist?

June 30, 2013

Atheist Camel: “God Created Marriage!” Seriously, how hard is it for Christians to just READ some history?

Bottom line is this: anyone with ½ a brain and the instinct to use it, who isn’t a mind captive to the Christian religious rites that are Johnny Come Lately to the institution of marriage, can discover the roots of marriage; that marriage pre-dated Christian ritual and involvement, and even the Hebrews. That it had no religious root. That it was practiced by pagans, for millennia for sound social reasons. If it was created by a god, then it would have had to have been a pagan one that predates even El, Baal, or Molech.

 

 

Atheist Camel: “God Created Marriage!” Seriously, how hard is it for Christians to just READ some history?.

June 29, 2013

Fllintstones

Fllintstones

June 29, 2013

Pat Condell

Pat Condell

June 29, 2013

After Nearly Being Killed for His Atheism, Bangladeshi Blogger Still Faces Blasphemy Charges

After Nearly Being Killed for His Atheism, Bangladeshi Blogger Still Faces Blasphemy Charges.

June 29, 2013

INSPIRATION: Arguing With My Ego

itinerantneerdowell

inspiration

Waited for inspiration
For, lightning to strike
Something, from the depths
Of, my conglomerated imagination
Something, that wouldn’t end up
In the graveyard of unfinished projects
Something, that could easily be read
Without a dictionary, at the ready

Something, with uniqueness
Without, excessive obliqueness
Now, how, could I tell a story
Without reliving past glories?
Perhaps, prosaic profundities?
Something pleasant, properly
Ordered–that before this
This before that

A true story, released
From entrapment
Inside my head
Behind, the worry lines
And wrinkles, my ego
Firmly secured, warned
To stay, out of the way
It hardly ever listened

This was good, right?
No, it wasn’t
My argument, with my ego
Became, quite unpleasant
My ego needed, somewhere to go
Without giving, too much away
My obligatory servitude
Was, almost as good
As, the nemesis
That was, my ego

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June 29, 2013

For Better Science Meetings, Invite an Artist

Great Post,

The Finch and Pea

So you’re putting together a scientific conference. You’ve chosen your topic, location and date. You’ve booked a venue and lined up sources for coffee, lunch and cocktails. You have all your podiums in a row. You’re scouring the planet for the top experts in the field, hoping that you can get enough of them in one room at one time to spark a great conversation, launch a new initiative, maybe even shift a paradigm or two.  Here’s something that might help you accomplish that: invite an artist.

Why should conferences invite artists? What do they bring to the table? I asked Regina Holliday,  who has been live-painting at health care conferences for three years. “I disrupt them,” says Holliday. “I give them a different worldview,” adding that her “very visual” take on the proceedings of large meetings can cut through the massive pileup of verbal information that most conferences…

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June 29, 2013

Meadow Road Wheat Beer

Beers and Gears

Meadow Road Wheat

 

Brewed by Penobscot Bay Brewery out of Winterport, Maine.  It’s family owned and opened in 2001.  ABV couldn’t be found online when I looked.  It’s a Hefeweizen.

It poured smooth with a frothy white head.  I poured it a bit too hard actually, but it ended up fine.  It had faint waves of bubbling coming up through it and was golden and hazy.

Smell was sweet, banana, cloves, and some honey.

Taste was smooth and refreshing, with various light fruits and lemon coming through in the background.  No aftertaste or ill side effects.

Overall it was milder than German versions, but the flavor is present.  Not bad, would pick up again.

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June 29, 2013

I’m an Atheistic Terrorist

The  word “TERRORIST” has become meaningless.  Both the left and the right frequently label those with whom they disagree as terrorists, whether or not  those labeled  actually use  actions designed to “terrorize’ or strike fear in the hearts of their opponents. Governments routinely name those who protest or dissent  from their policies as terrorists. Someone who marches outside the pentagon receives the same treatment as those who use bombs at the Boston Marathon or use planes to bring down buildings full of people..

 

Given this, I hereby declare myself an official Atheistic Terroristdedicated to striking fear into the hearts of the religious faithful and delusional by hurling bombs of logic and  reason.  We are legion, our cells often found in local brew pubs,  where we  covertly hatch our nefarious plots against the righteous over pitchers of  brown ale. NO GODS, NO MASTERS, we cry. we arecoming for your children.