“The House of Representatives is run by people who care little for We-The-People…”
The GOP Tea Party cretins are just too damn busy these days playing GOTCHA with President Obama…
It is the most disgusting display of jealousy and hatred, I have ever encountered. … If I didn’t believe in What Goes Around Comes Around, I would be over the top, filled with consternation, watching their creepy ploys… thinkingblue
(WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, means that whatever you do in this life to other people, the same will return to you. Maybe not in the exact same way, but trust me, payback is a mess! http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060901035043AAqXnw7 )
Jump the couch – A defining moment when you know someone has gone off the deep end; inspired by Tom Cruise’s behavior on Oprah.
Jump the shark – The precise moment when you know a program, band, actor, politician, or other public figure has taken a turn for the worse, gone downhill, become irreversibly bad, is unredeemable, etc.; the moment you realize decay has set in. http://www.urbandictionary.com/
- OMG, GOP Tea Party Cretins Jump The Shark!
- Republican Sociopath Profile
- USA Leads Industrialized Countries In 1st Day Deaths for Newborns
- Tea Party and NRA’s Victory Dance On The Graves Of Gun Violence Victims
- Enlightenment Led To The Holocaust
- Coming Out To Higher Consciousness
- Your Eulogy From A Physicist
- Obama Scandal
- They Promise
- Rich Get Richer
- Fanaticism Winner – Common Sense Loser… AGAIN!
- 46 Chicken Littles, Vote No
- Freedom To Hate
- Fox Lying News
- Misconceptions About Prisons
- Look What Dropped In On My Facebook Wall
- Study and Remember These Faces
- What’s The GOP Afraid Of On Gun Control?
- Guns and Numb-Nut Dust
- Thinking Judges
- Warning to American Teachers:
- Iraq Vet Pens Last Letter
- A Ray of Hope
- No Way To Stop It
- Marketing and Industry’s One Motivation – Sell, Sell, Sell.
- The Right To Vote, A Long Hard Struggle.
- GOP Lie To Win Strategy
- Fetus Protectors
- Join The Party If…
- Facebook Breaking News
- Asteroid Close Encounter With Earth
- Ted Nugent – A Real Piece of Work (shit)
- A Day At Facebook
- Mayors Against Illegal Guns Will Air Super Bowl Ad
- Gun Industry Targets Kids
- Common Sense Gun Laws of Japan
- Made In China Yuck!
- The Debauchery Of The GOP (Secret Meeting 2009)
- In The Wake Of Newtown
- TEAPUBLICAN PLANET
- GOP HORSE’S PETUTE ON THE FISCAL CLIFF
THE FACE OF WAR – Too fast our leaders (Like Big Dick Cheney and Little W. Bush) send our young off to war, whether it’s a war they dub necessary or an unjust war (i.e. Iraq)… The middle face in this picture tells you what WAR really looks like and I am sure the civilians who find themselves in the middle of a war that someone has thrust upon them (Like Big Dick Cheney and Little W. Bush) have a similar expression. thinkingblue
We live in a country that is constantly at war with itself. No, not the kind of war as in Civil War, although it sometime seems that the Republicans would be OK with that; right now it is only in the bullying stage. The Republican Party has bullied its way to power on numerous occasions. Richard Nixon believed “the end justifies the means” that whatever measures you have to take to achieve something it’s worth it, for the Republicans this means achieving dominance. This is happening because the GOP has been taken over by Sociopaths; the adults of the party have given up and allowed the juveniles to rule. Anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of dealing with Sociopaths eventually comes to learn some basic facts.
1. YOU CANNOT REASON WITH THEM – The debt crisis nonsense highlighted this first point. There was nothing which President Obama or Dems could possibly have offered Tea Party Republicans that would have satisfied them. Sociopaths adopt a righteous stance and no degree of fact or logic could dislodge them from their beliefs.
2. THEY PLAY THE VICTIM CARD – Stand up to a sociopath and call them out on their actions and they instantly cry foul. When Vice President Biden accurately compared Tea Party negotiator’s tactics to those of a terrorist, the right-wing freaked out. Case in point was Sarah Palin who called Biden’s remark “vile” and “quite appalling”. Yes, that’s the same Sarah Palin who is fond of making the claim that the President of the U. S. “pals around with terrorists”.
3. PSYCHOLOGICAL PROJECTION – Is a form of defense mechanism in which someone attributes thoughts, feelings, and ideas which are perceived as undesirable to someone else. Projection reduces anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted unconscious impulses or desires materialize without letting the conscious mind recognize them. Perfect example was how the Republicans ‘lusted’ to impeach Bill Clinton over a sexual indiscretion, when many in their party had a closet full of sexual indiscretions or worse.
This undermines the strength of a country but that doesn’t matter to the Republican Sociopaths because their intrinsic nature is to care only about themselves. At this moment, I have to ask: WHY? Why are they allowed to carry on in this way, when we all know that if they succeed in their quest to achieve Absolute Power our country will not survive in the long term, little by little they will dismantle it (they have already weakened it quite a bit during the Bush/Cheney years) until its dominance on the world stage will resemble that of sub-Saharan Africa. OK, this may look like an over statement but the USA will suffer many years to come if something isn’t done to stop these Republican Sociopaths from gaining more power. thinkingblue
Profile of a Narcissistic Sociopath – Charming, Manipulative, Grandiose, Lying, Authoritarian, Secretive, Divisive…
Think you can spot a sociopath/psychopath? Think again.
According to experts, this behavior affects 3% to 5% of the population, which could mean more than15 million people in the USA with these characteristics, or up to 1 in 20 people – higher percentages than one might realize.
Sociopath-imageIn general, psychopaths come from all walks of life. They’re our friends, lovers, co-workers and leaders. They’re outgoing and persuasive, dazzling you with charm and flattery. Knowing the profile characteristics might help you to avoid being scammed or hurt by someone you trust. Or, you might already be in a situation and are confused by the others behavior. Be aware of the characteristics. Be smart.
What is a narcissistic sociopath?
A narcissistic sociopath is someone with a combination of narcissistic personality disorder and definitive behavioral signs of sociopathy.
People with narcissism are characterized by their excessive and persistent need for others’ admiration and positive reinforcement. They generally have grandiose opinions of themselves and believe they are superior to other people. Narcissists are also frequently convinced that they are above the normal responsibilities and obligations of everyday life, so they usually have significant difficulties maintaining employment or relationships as a result.
The narcissistic sociopath has this type of personality along with a noticeable lack of regard for the rights of others and a tendency to regularly violate those rights.
One noted difference between a narcissistic sociopath and people with narcissism alone is that:
The narcissist with the sociopathy reacts strongly and sometimes even violently to negative feedback. True sociopaths generally do not respond to criticism or care what others may think of them.
A narcissistic sociopath is unable to tolerate criticism and needs constant praise, as well as deference from other people. Many with this condition present themselves in the best light possible and are able to easily charm others to gain their trust.
Links for above picture:
Profile of the Sociopath http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html
Republicans are at war, in oh so many ways but especially with women and the poor which is partly the reason why the USA ranks low for newborn survival. They clamor on and on about wanting to make safe abortions illegal, (while also trying to do away with Planned Parenthood) they call themselves Pro-life, yet their visible attitudes towards vulnerable human beings, (living and breathing on their own) is blasé and anything but pro-life. One could almost deduce from their actions that they actually want women to suffer by forcing them to carry their unwanted pregnancy to term, (and for poor women, without prenatal care) endure a life threatening experience and suffer again when the newborn dies shortly after birth.
I know the GOP is heartless but that’s just too hateful even for them (or is it?)
The richest country in the world and we rank 30th out of 176 countries regarding infant mortality, (which translates in the lack of respect for its female population) is repulsive. So what else is new? thinkingblue
Excerpt: While the recommendations are simple and cheap, they’re often not implemented in developing countries. The report blames that, in part, on a lack of political will by government leaders.
The State of the World’s Mothers report lists Finland as the top country for mothers and newborns. It’s followed by Sweden, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Australia. The top 10 are credited with high levels of support and respect for women.
As for the United States, Miles said, “The U.S. comes in 30 in the index this year. So that is not terrific, I would say. Thirtieth is not where I think most American women and mothers think they would end up. The disparity in the United States I think is what really drives the differences. So it is very much tracked to poverty.”
In fact, the United States leads industrialized countries in first day deaths for newborns, followed by Canada and Switzerland.
As for the major emerging economies – the so-called BRICS nations – the 2013 Mother’s Index ranks Brazil 78th and Russia 59th. India is in the 142nd position, while China is 68th and South Africa 78th.
U.S. ranks low for newborn survival
Babies born in Cuba, Malaysia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom have a better chance of surviving the first month compared to those born in the United States, according to researchers at the World Health Organization and Save the Children.
In a 20 year analysis of newborn death rates around the world, the study published in PLoS Medicine revealed the number of infants who die before they are 4 weeks old account for 41% of child deaths worldwide. Newborn deaths in the United States ranked 41 out of 45 among industrialized countries, on par with Qatar and Croatia.
America’s low ranking among modern nations may come as surprise to many who regard the U.S. health care system as the best in the world. Researchers say preterm delivery (delivering before 37 weeks) plays a role in the United State’s lower ranking.
“Prenatal care is not all created equal. There are areas of the United States where access to prenatal and preventive care is a real problem. It puts the mother at a disadvantage and contributes to premature births and death rate,” says the study’s author Dr. Joy Lawn of the non-government organization Save the Children. MORE HERE: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/31/u-s-ranks-low-for-newborn-survival/
Ending sentences that say it all:
For all your talk about defending liberty Wayne, I’ll give you something more important to defend: the young children whose lives always seem to take a back seat to how many guns you can get Americans to buy. I’m talking about children at Sandy Hook, a 4-year-old in New York, a 2-year-old in Kentucky. There’s something immoral about denying any connection between the deaths of children and the explosion in gun sales that you claim show how much we love our freedom. I’d rather have those kids alive, even if it costs me more than a few bucks in gun sales. MORE HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-weisser/open-letter-to-wayne-lapi_b_3219807.html
I had to make a new video of “GOP and NRA Do A Victory Dance” because the copyright gestapo at youtube said THE CHURCH BELLS in the previous video was COPYRIGHTED. That’s right, church bells apparently are owned by “Slavia-Integrity”, sound recording administered by: 7:20 The Orchard Music ???
CHURCH BELLS??? I wonder what the churches are going to do now that they have to pay royalties when they ring their bells??? thinkingblue
|Tea Party and NRA’s Victory Dance On The Graves Of Gun Violence Victims|
The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are engaged in a “culture war” that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun control debate.
NRA First Vice President James Porter, a Birmingham, Ala., attorney who will assume the organization’s presidency Monday, issued a full-throated challenge to President Barack Obama in the wake of a major victory regarding gun control and called on members to dig in for a long fight that will stretch into the 2014 elections.
More than 70,000 NRA members are expected to attend the three-day convention amid the backdrop of the national debate over gun control and the defeat of a U.S. Senate bill introduced after December’s mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. A small gathering of gun control supporters were outside of the convention in Houston.
Enlightenment Led To The Holocaust
So Says Penny Nance
This is UNBELIEVABLE, to say the least. The religious-right-wing has become the most preposterous purveyors of absolute lunacy and they keep getting more deranged and out-&-out silly with each passing day (minute). We seem to think that their outrageousness means nothing and will not hurt anyone but their senselessness is reaching a point where it is starting to sound menacing. This woman, Penny Nance’s prattle that ‘Reason’ led to one of the most horrific crimes of any century is not only monstrous it’s, unsubstantial (putting it extremely mild)! Who is she preaching to? Fox News has become synonymous with WHACKO and it’s about time, someone (maybe with some power) tells them so. Their viewers (America) deserve so much more. thinkingblue
More Think Atheirst Here :http://www.thinkatheist.com/
WHAT EXACTLY IS MORAL RELATIVISM
What a difficult subject to research, any so called answers you come across are subjective and quite personal to each person or oganization who tries to explain (objectively) exactly what is meant by Moral Relativism. I had a very hard time trying to pick the one that suited ME for Pity’s Sake. I finally decided on this one (below) although ME, MYSELF and I, still have problems with it.
What is relativism?
Archbishop Piero Marini closes the door of the Sistine Chapel for the conclave… There was no way in for moral relativism at conclave…
Shortly before he was elected pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger delivered a withering denunciation of relativism. For those unfamiliar with even the blunter points of philosophy, what was he driving at?
Moral relativism is the idea that moral principles have no objective standard, so states its dictionary definition.
In its extreme, the view that there are no hard and fast rules on what is right and wrong, on which values are set and should be fought for.
It is in contrast to absolutism, that there is one truth.
One man’s meat…
Relativism is “Different opinions, no one authority, and as many ‘truths’ as there are people or societies or cultures advancing different ways of doing things,” says Simon Blackburn, Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University.
It is easy, he says, “to give relativism a slogan: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” And when that is applied to ethics, then goodness, virtue and duty also lie in the eye of the beholder. MORE HERE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4460673.stm
Richard Dawkins’ Ten Commandments, from his book The God Delusion, is the credo I like best. thinkingblue
- Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you.
- In all things, strive to cause no harm.
- Treat your fellow human beings, your fellow living things, and the world in general with love, honesty, faithfulness and respect.
- Do not overlook evil or shrink from administering justice, but always be ready to forgive wrongdoing freely admitted and honestly regretted.
- Live life with a sense of joy and wonder.
- Always seek to be learning something new.
- Test all things; always check your ideas against the facts, and be ready to discard even a cherished belief if it does not conform to them.
- Never seek to censor or cut yourself off from dissent; always respect the right of others to disagree with you.
- Form independent opinions on the basis of your own reason and experience; do not allow yourself to be led blindly by others.
- Question everything.
PS: I wish Penny Nance would read these commandments as well as her ilk, there at Fox News. They could possibly learn what being NICE is all about.
Today I came across another Facebook, A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS, and as usual, some of the comments piqued my curiosity as to why so many people haven’t cracked the door (even minuscule) on higher consciousness. So I went about searching Google using different search words to come across some enlightenment (even minuscule) to answer this particular “WHY”. My mental travels across the vast internet brought me to a site that discussed non-human consciousness, in reading the examples put forth by the writer, I laughed to myself thinking… OF COURSE, non-humans possess consciousness and higher, didn’t we all travel the byway of evolution and because of different forks in the road, end up where we are today, ME PEOPLE, YOU COW! So with this perception in hand I wrote on the Facebook membership page (The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (Official) https://www.facebook.com/RichardDawkinsFoundation) the below (minuscule higher consciousness) thoughts. Thinkingblue
Many people living in the USA, thanks to indoctrination by corporate church, corporate politicians and by corporations in general (via propaganda) are frightened of many things but mainly of death. It is a pity because death is a part of birth, yet fear of it turns people inhuman. If we could all tap into a higher consciousness which both human and non-human beings possess, the charlatans around us would not have a ‘snowballs chance in hell’ to take over and control our thinking minds. Let me reiterate TIS A PITY! So ‘in the closet’, of whatever (scared to DEATH and of it) too many of us, will remain. Here’s a link to help one find the threshold to a higher consciousness. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-stevens/animal-consciousness_b_1857667.html thinkingblue
Brain Researchers Acknowledge Animal Consciousness by Kathy Stevens http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-stevens/animal-consciousness_b_1857667.html
Last week, an international group of brain researchers released the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness. The document declared the group’s data-driven consensus that most animals are conscious and aware in the same way that humans are, and confirmed that virtually all animals have at least some degree of sentience — even bees, according to Christof Koch in his Huffington Post blog, “Consciousness is Everywhere.”
It boggles my mind that this stuff isn’t headline news. Here’s what’s headline-worthy: 1) why science is so far behind the rest of us 2) how human animals treat non-human animals, given that plenty of us know that human or non-human, animals are essentially the same in ways that matter.
What would the world’s reaction be if the New York Times‘ lead story tomorrow were “Chickens Understand That Their Throats are About to Be Slit” or “Horrific Confinement and Deprivation Feels Same to Pigs as It Does to Humans”?
Take a look at what we witness at Catskill Animal Sanctuary:
1) It was time to euthanize an old steer named Samson. I had rescued him from a horrid hoarding situation; he and I had been special friends; he was no longer able to stand. Many of the humans who had loved him surrounded him, rubbing his massive body, singing. I sat at his head, and as he was falling asleep from the tranquilizer (the first step in a two-part process), Samson licked my face over and over — thirty times, perhaps? — until he could no longer hold his head up. My unscientific view? He was saying goodbye, saying thank you, and saying he loved me.
2) A hen named Barbie and a sheep named Rambo had a special relationship. Barbie loved to rest on top of Rambo’s back or cuddle up next to him in a pile of hay. When Barbie returned to the barn after a 2-week illness-related isolation period, she walked out into the long barn aisle, glanced around, walked past the free-range chickens, past the humans, right up to Rambo, who was resting in the aisle, and pressed her big bird body right up against his. He turned his head, and gently nuzzled her back. There were dozens of moments like this between Rambo and Barbie. For me, that single one was “proof” of their affection.
3) A former cockfighting rooster named Paulie nearly always chose to eat lunch with staff. A staffer named Alex always brought a small bag of sunflower seeds, and after he shared some once or twice with Paulie, the bird began walking immediately to Alex. If Alex didn’t immediately produce the seeds, Paulie pecked Alex’s leg, looked up at Alex, pecked again. If Alex STILL didn’t deliver the goods, Paulie became irate, squawking and flapping his wings, unwilling to accept no for an answer. MORE HERE
AARON FREEMAN EULOGY FROM A PHYSICIST
This is the most beautiful sermon I have ever heard. I wish all people in this world could be comforted by what is true and not what they imagine to be true… “The universe and its scientific explanation fill me with awe at the wonderment of what is, and I am comforted at the thought of my tiny little place in the vibrations and energy that make up everything. We are the stars made conscious.” Amen… (John Eef Ees facebook member)
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.
And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.
And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.
And you’ll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly. Amen.
This is so good… How less confusing life would be if we could all think like a physicist. thinkingblue
Listen on NPR’s All Things Considered. Here:
Every once in awhile an article is written that begs this question… Hey, do you trust the medical community?
Well, I don’t! There’s a constant boast coming out of this community, that only “they” (believers that a medical degree, means GOD, alumni) can make you live longer, as though all those millions of years of evolution that had gradually eliminated (take or leave a million years or so) the weak so they no longer reproduce, allowing the strong to multiply (until an ice age or global warming event made extinct the healthy strong ones, who could not adapt, through no fault of their own) were all for naught. “They” convince us that if we don’t DOCTOR and swallow Big Pharma’s pills, we will die much sooner than we would like to. Most of the time early death comes by outside (our body) influences; such as polluted air, contaminated water and food, and MARKETERS who advertise and brainwash us to buy products that they are quite aware will eventually make us very sick and, in the course of time, bump us off. (Oh and let us not forget Guns legally carried around by any nut with a chip on his shoulder) In our culture of greed, if there’s a buck to be made, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
And that’s the truth (as I see it)… pfffft! thinkingblue
Post Script: There are many who dream of helping humanity by achieving an education and attaining a degree in medicine to actualize this dream. These people wish to end suffering for many and save lives without a lucrative compensation being the first priority. These professionals deserve respect and are a tribute to all that is good in this existence.