Feb 202017

Famous atheist Sam Harris argues that God is neither great nor dead. See his book: “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” and “The End Of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason.” One point Sam and others miss is the rather sub-conscious attribute of the personality of an individual, an attribute religious people often refer to a “soul”. Does a “Soul” exist?

Believers have elaborate explanations for the phenomenon of the spirit of an individual. You know people who are outgoing and others who are rather quiet in a social situation. That’s the manifestation of their spirit, their soul but that’s not the spiritual soul favored by the religionists. they believe God installs a soul into everyone but the exact point it’s done is rather mysterious. Some believe it happens at “conception” but conception isn’t instantaneous. It takes a bit of time for the sperm to get inside the egg. The egg is fertilized when the head of the sperm is completely inside but the tail isn’t yet in. Ensoulment then has a timing problem.

The position of some church people is the soul is sent or however it’s beginning is assigned, zoomed into the zygote. Without evidence of course which is very normal for religions and the issue of the soul isn’t the only issue for a fetus. There’s the issue of viability. Even that’s fraught with problems because the fetus cannot live outside the womb without massive medical machinery. For one thing the heart beats but doesn’t work. the lungs can’t work either. Emiotic fluid in them and surrounding them.

So the issue of abortion gets involved with religion and because of that involvement it cannot be solved in any scientific or legal sense. It can be commanded but a command isn’t a solution.

Then there’s the issue of place. Gods need to be somewhere to exist. No place, no existence. Where is it? In terms of direction and distance, where is God? No place, noe existence. No existence; neither good nor great.

All goes to living or dead. No existence, not living.

So religion comes down to Faith. Science doesn’t support religion. It causes problems for religions. So Having Faith means Being Religious. Sam Harris is therefore treading on the sacred ground of religion. Is he right or wrong? Read his book. You’re on your own. Me? I’m a trained scientist. Science is hard. Lawyers can’t read engineering books but for the religion issue? This isn’t hard stuff.

Feb 202017

Shep supported CNN and demanded President Trump answer the fake questions by CNN and claimed “We Have A Right To Know” and then Shep says “It’s Crazy” meaning President Donald Trump is crazy. Don’t watch FOX until Shep goes to CNN or NBC where he can hang out with Megyn Kelly.There’s no truth to the rumot Shep is leaving but he should be fired.


  • 1. ABC Cecilia Vega
  • 2. ABC David Muir
  • 3. ABC Diane Sawyer
  • 4. ABC John Karl
  • 5. ABC George Stephanoplous
  • 6. Bloomberg Mark Halperin
  • 7. Bloomberg John Heillman
  • 8. CBS Norah O’Donnell
  • 0. CBS Vicki Gordon
  • 11. CNN David Chalian
  • 12. CNN Gloria Burger
  • 13. CNN Jeff Zeleny
  • 14. CNN John Berman
  • 15. CNN Kate Boulden
  • 16. CNN Mark Preston
  • 17. CNN Sam Feist
  • 18. Daily Beast Jackie Kucinich
  • 19. GPG Mike Feldman
  • 20. Huffington Post Whitney Snyder
  • 21. MORE Betsy Fisher Martin
  • 22. MSNBC Alex Wagner
  • 23. MSNBC Beth Fouby
  • 24. MSNBC Phil Griggin
  • 25. MSNBC Rachel Maddow
  • 26. MSNBC Rachel Racusen
  • 27. NBC Savannah Gutherie
  • 28. New Yorker Ryan Lisa
  • 29. NYT Amy Chorik
  • 30. NYT Gail Collins
  • 31. NYT Jonathan Martin
  • 32. NYT Maggie Haberman
  • 33. NYT Pat Healey
  • 34. PEOPLE Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
  • 35. POLITICA Mike Allen
  • 36. VICE Alyssa Mastrenoco
  • 37. VOX Jon Allen
  • Feb 202017

    Divided America. Who did it? How? Why?
    Why? Divide and conquer but who want’s to conquer America? One answer is George Soros because he, well, who knows what’s in his intellectual labyrinth? Who knows how evil becomes part of a person?
    The defeat of Hillary divided the country more than 9/11 united it. her defeat is not going well. It led directly to the “Pink Hat” demonstrations which had no unifying theme except to de-legitimize President Trump. It won’t work. Trump won and will keep on winning even though he has been and will continue to be diverted by the lesser lights in the culture.
    Half of America seems to be directed by the ghetto. the other half, the Trump half by civil society. Who knew how low half of America really was? Hillary did that. Foul-mouth bratty twit Ashley Judd confirmed it. These people are paleointellectuals, the equivalent to Neanderthals. Arrested evolution. Berkele building breakers. Offset by civil America. Pity it’s down to 50%.

    Trump will take and make his progress like Ronald Reagan, –with and to the people.

    Feb 192017

    “Two men, aged 18 and 20, who are both from Afghanistan, were arrested in the city at the weekend for gang raping a Swedish women in Uppsala, Sweden where the rape was posted on line. HERE. Reuters denied it HERE. What is wrong with the Reuters? Answer: they are anti-Trump and ruined their reputation as a fair, objective news source because of it.  

    Feb 182017

    This is a sensual album that will cause you to slow down and contemplate. Chris Botti is one of the smoothest trumpeters ever. He has a light lyrical touch that’s quite the opposite of say a Sousa march. This album is Romantic music. A smooth set of notes.

    This music transports you to another place and time. The fist selection is by Chopin, delicious as interpreted by Botti.  

    Chris received the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album award. He deserved it although the music is of a higher level than “Pop” .


    The duduk is a mid-Eastern double reed flute that’s thousands of years old. Hear it here:  DuDuk (Do Dook) music masterfully played by Pedro Eustache (Duduk), Samvel Yervinyan (Violin) at a Yanni concert in memory of the Armenian genocide victims of 1915. Mournful, heartwrenching and full of grief. Compare that with this wildly enthusiastic violin music at a Yanni concert. VIOLINS  . There’s a big, big cultural difference going on in music as well as in the other parts of the cultures of the Mid East compared to the West.

    Are people from the mid-East Dangerous? Yes, some are. How do we know people are from dangerous places. One way is to test them for their musical preferences. At least that will identify from where they originate compared to being in the dark and having to ban everyone. Music can help identify different cultures, not so much because different cultures prefer different types and styles of music but in the absence of  information a questioner can at least identify a region by preferences in music. . 


    Feb 182017

    The “leaks” from inside the Trump administration and the which hunt by the press has happened before. Judge Clarence Thomas called his vetting and attacks by the Left “A High Tech Lynching”. Remember the Witch Trials in Salem Massachusetts, Watergate, Monica and the Blue Dress, Iran-Contra. The Washington Post and the New York Times, use continual, venomous, unscrupulous, inventive, and sometimes unlawful stories to try to sell their pspers using invented facts. President Trump calls them “Fake News” and “Really Fake News”.

    The purpose of the Left media is to damage America by bringing down a president. The Fake News programs are simple propaganda designed to create hysteria against all reason, balance, and consideration for America.

    Feb 182017

    How can someone who doesn’t seem all that great at anything be great at something?
    Obama was elected President of the U.S. That’s one of the greatest accomplishments open to people and that proves he is great at something. What good things did he do as president? What bad or wrong things? Did the good outweigh the bad?

    IMO, no. The biggest wrong thing president Obama did was increase the division between black and white Americans, starting with his defense of Professor Gates. Professor Gates is a black professor at Harvard who gave attitude to a white police officer. Obama defended Gates against the police officer. Obama declared the police “acted stupidly” by arresting a man who was seen and reported to be breaking into a home, a charge that was completely true.

    Obama condemned George Zimmerman who was being beaten by and therefore shot Trayvon Martin. Obama thereby violated Zimmerman’s individual and civil rights.

    Obama was on a mission to take down the high opinions of America held around the world. He embarked on what was described as “an apology tour” “America Has Shown Arrogance”, “We Have Not Been Perfect”, “At Times We Sought to Dictate Our Termspology for the War on Terror (“We Went off Course”), his apology for the War on Terror (“We Went off Course”); He apologized for Guantanamo in France (“Sacrificing Your Values”); Apology before the Turkish Parliament (“Our Own Darker Periods in Our History”); Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas (“The United States Has Not Pursued and Sustained Engagement with Our Neighbors”); Apology for the CIA (“Potentially We’ve Made Some Mistakes”); Obama made another big mistake praising the dictatorship of the Castro’s in Cuba.

    The sooner he leaves the stage the better off American’s will be. On balance, Obama has been an embarrassing mistake for America.It’s proper to ask: “did he do anything right?” Sure, but on balance he’s been wrong and bad for America.

    Feb 182017

    Immigration is today’s hot button issue. America was built by them so lets get bigger by getting more immigrants –but what about the quality of the imports? Are immigrants better or worse for America? What about immigrants from the president’s seven banned countries? It comes down to jellybeans. If you know one jellybean is fatal would you eat a few?
    Despite the high coincidence of terrorists with Islam, the president didn’t ban terrorists because that’s impossible for two reasons. One, the religious outcry and two the inhumanity. Neither is dispositive.

    Terrorists look like the other jellybeans. The president can’t ban jellybeans. Since it’s impossible to identify terrorists it’s inhumane to try. The SJW’s win. Let all in.

    Immigrants are not citizens by definition. Like jellybeans they aren’t all fatal but there are a small number of exceptions. You can feed, clothe and house the exceptions if you like but not where they are dangerous which is to say, not here.

    H-1B visas mean the alien doesn’t want to be an American citizen. A green card is an H1-B visa that lasts for 10 years. These aliens aren’t citizens. Do some want to be citizens? That desire doesn’t make them safe jellybeans, does it?


    Feb 182017

    The curve of hate is half of a bell-shaped curve that has hate on one end and love on the other. Both hate and love exist in the same brain but they are opposites. But opposites cancel each other so how can opposites exist? They can’t. Not in the same way for the same things so love doesn’t cancel hate.

    Hate propels people in good or bad directions. Some people attempt to mitigate their hate by thinking “I hate Trump but I love ice cream” i.e., by showing how they possess love thinking their love of something offsets their hate of some other thing but of course the things are different so the hate isn’t offset by the love. Ayn Rand wrote: “To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.” In other words, that person is crazy.

    Normal people; i.e., rational thinking people cannot hate President Trump. As time goes on more people come to accept that Donald J. won the election just as Obama did. Their sharp edged hate towards him will lessen. It’s like coming down from winning which is to say coming up from the depression and anger at losing. Far too many people are taking an American presidential election too personally. MLK sad: “darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.” When it comes to hate however there’s the middle ground where many people stay. They nurse their hate; feeding it to keep it alive in their soul until they can spring against some Trump supporters throat so watch out for signs that signal such dangers and keep back until their rationality returns.

    Feb 172017

    McCain who lost his bid to become president said on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in “disarray” despite the presidents assurance his administration is running like a fine machine. It’s not usually a problem when Americans disagree with the president but sometimes it reveals a traitor like when Jane Fonda say in a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun wearing a North Vietnamese military helmet and smiled for the cameras. Same goes for McCain whose hostility against President Trump like Jane Fonda’s against America is the opposite of a patriot.

    Senator Rand Paul said: McCain has a history of being wrong major foreign policy questions.

    “I would say John McCain’s been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades. He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East,” he said..