Random Oddservations™ Most of the individuals who read this will not know or remember the ‘Marlboro Man.’ Rugged cowboy, riding his horse alone in the back country under various harsh weather conditions, always getting the runaway calf and getting it back to the herd. When he was all done, he stood back, lit up a Marlboro cigarette, and took a deep draw. He single-handedly made it the best selling brand on the market. However, commercials for tobacco products were made illegal on TV and magazines- that strangely did not put that much of a dent in the sales.
Then I saw this commercial. A helicopter pilot was sweeping down on a cowherd, stirring up dust so the pilot had the typical red neckerchief over the nose and mouth. Chased the cows into the pen and sat the helicopter down. Stepped out, walked over, took the neckerchief off and she took a deep drag on her vape! Sold by Blu. Making it all look cool! And now the FDA is going to try to regulate them (which might not be so bad- but they also want to grab pipe tobacco and cigars under their control also. Government just keeps growing and growing.
Random Oddservations™ Have you noticed that a ream of copy paper is only 400 sheets now instead of 500?
Weaker in Review™ Why so many problems and not enough time or space to write about it.
Describing ilLiberals by the D’s: We have discussed DECEIVE, DECEIT, DISTORT DESTROY, DIVERSION and DELUSION Today it is DESPICABLE
DESPICABLE Adjective Very bad or unpleasant: So worthless or obnoxious as to arouse moral indignation.
What about abortion anytime during pregnancy? With the embarrassment for liberals with the release of the videos describing the demented manner in which Planned Parenthood procures and then sells aborted baby parts for profit, despicable describes Planned Parenthood precisely. The culture of death is alive and well in America. Have to look no further than the practices of Planned Parenthood.
Rock-It™ The Fugs and Phil Ochs. Look them up.
Definitions For Future Discussions
I need to layout some definitions for my readers, especially on Facebook and my blogs. After the most recent discussion (https://iamnotanatheist.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/fb-atheist-is-an-accident/ ) I thought this would be appropriate. Many of the responses of the participants fit into several of these categories.
Non-Believers: Someone who does not recognize the Lord, God Almighty as the one true God. All atheists are non-believers but not all non-believers are atheists.
Atheists: All atheists are absurdists. (Refers to the conflict between (1) the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and (2) the human inability to find any. In this context absurd does not mean “logically impossible”, but rather “humanly impossible”.)
Evolutionists: a person who believes in the theories of evolution (the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form) and natural selection (the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring).
Evillutionists: Somebody who accepts the theory of evolution unequivocally without discussing the increasing science that disproves portions of it piece by piece.
Liberals: Open to defining new behavior and/or opinions and willing to discard any and all traditional values.
ilLiberals: Someone who routinely demonize those who express the “wrong” views of which “wrong” is defined by them.
Ideologue: Ideology is a collection of doctrines or beliefs shared by members of a group. It can be described as a set of conscious and unconscious ideas that make up one’s beliefs, goals, expectations, and motives.
Idiotlogue: continuing to express the same doctrine or belief system despite repeated notifications of verifiable proven concepts that contradict the original ideology. One could find their point of view tolerable if they would just recognize the intelligent opposition, but they don’t and won’t.
Talking Meme Head: Someone who advances arguments based only upon the information contained in discussions about memes.
Myth-o-manes People incapable of distinguishing fact from fantasy?
The Correct Side of the Story
- When the non-believer embraces materialism, they literally destroy the possibility of knowledge, as well as science and technology. Materialistic atheism is one of the easiest worldviews to refute-it virtually refutes itself. https://larryemarshall.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/why-the-laws-of-logic-work/
- Right now, Philadelphia is flirting with a 3-cent per ounce tax on sodas. If it does get passed, it’s likely to have little effect except diverting more money from low-income Americans to the government. If what the anti-obesity advocates want is to fatten up governments’ coffers, the soda tax is the way to go. But when it comes to curing obesity, this isn’t the solution. http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/03/mexico-slapped-a-big-tax-on-sodas-whats-happened-will-discourage-nanny-staters/
- Seem people seem to believe that circular reasoning is an invalid logical construct. This indicates to me they may have been exposed to some type of logic in math or English in high school, but nothing further such as a college class. Circular reasoning is a logical fallacy only when it is arbitrary, proving nothing beyond what it assumes and this article tries to clarify for those posters. https://iamnotanatheist.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/circular-reasoning/