Friday, September 28, 2007


[Photo: Faith by sspantherss]

How to Believe in God
Six Easy Steps
By Sam Harris

1. First, you must want to believe in God.
2. Next, understand that believing in God in the absence of evidence is especially noble.
3. Then, realize that the human ability to believe in God in the absence of evidence might itself constitute evidence for the existence of God.
4. Now consider any need for further evidence (both in yourself and in others) to be a form of temptation, spiritually unhealthy, or a corruption of the intellect.
5. Refer to steps 2-4 as acts of “faith.”
6. Return to 2.

Monday, September 24, 2007

9/11 news broadcasts of 2nd "plane's" impact

I know many may think I am beating a dead horse, but I find all the September 11 conspiracies extremely interesting and compelling. This video compares the impact of the 2nd "plane" as shown on various news channels. Very thought provoking... Join the fight for the truth!


[photo by youngobv]

Iranian president, Ahmadinejad, spoke at Columbia University today at the protest of many. He also wished to visit Ground Zero, but his request was denied. He commented on this as follows:

QUESTION: One is, what did you hope to accomplish by speaking at Columbia today? And the second is, what would you have said if you were permitted to visit the site of the September 11th tragedy?

AHMADINEJAD (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): Well, here, I'm your guest. I've been invited by Columbia, an official invitation given for me to come here. But I do want to say something here.

In Iran, when you invite a guest, you respect them. This is our tradition, required by our culture. And I know that American people have that culture, as well. Last year, I wanted to go to the site of the September 11th tragedy to show respect to the victims of the tragedy, to show my sympathy with their families.

But our plans got overextended. We were involved in negotiations and meetings until midnight. And they said it would be very difficult to go visit the site at that late hour of the night. So, I told my friends then that they need to plan this for the following year so that I can go and visit the site and to show my respects.

Regretfully, some groups had very strong reactions, very bad reactions. It's bad for someone to prevent someone to show sympathy to the families of the victims of the September 11 event -- tragic event. This is a respect from my side. Somebody told me this is an insult. I said, "What are you saying? This is my way of showing my respect. Why would you think that?"

Thinking like that, how do you expect to manage the world and world affairs?

AHMADINEJAD (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): Don't you think that a lot of problems in the world come from the way you look at issues because of this kind of way of thinking, because of this sort of pessimistic approach toward a lot of people, because of a certain level of selfishness, self-absorption that needs to be put aside so that we can show respect to everyone, to allow an environment for friendship to grow, to allow all nations to talk with one another and move toward peace?

What was the second question?

I wanted to speak with the press. The September 11th tragic event was a huge event. It led to a lot of many other events afterwards. After 9/11 Afghanistan was occupied, and then Iraq was occupied. And for six years in our region there is insecurity, terror and fear.

If the root causes of 9/11 are examined properly -- why it was happened, what caused it, what were the conditions that led to it, who truly was involved, who was really involved -- and put it all together to understand how to prevent the crisis in Iraq, fix the problem in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

Why do you think he was not allowed to visit Ground Zero? Are we causing further rifts by denying his requests? Do the concerns he raised have any merit?

His comments seem to be well thought out and not far from the truth. But it is hard to take any man with seriousness when he says the following:

QUESTION: Mr. President, another student asks -- Iranian women are now denied basic human rights and your government has imposed draconian punishments, including execution on Iranian citizens who are homosexuals. Why are you doing those things?

AHMADINEJAD (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country.


We don't have that in our country.


AHMADINEJAD (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have it.


Saturday, September 15, 2007


Why is there not a greater movement for ANSWERS? The more I read and research, the angrier I become. It seems we are just pawns in the crazy chess game played by those we entrusted our lives and safety to.

Read Frank Rich's The Greatest Truth Ever Sold for an overview of how Bush's version of reality appears to vastly differ from actual reality.


Come again, Mr. President? You saw the first plane hit the WTC? On TV? Outside the school?
Your statement is equally disturbing whether it is fact or fiction.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My Apologies, Mr. President

[Picture: Muddy Camera Guy by bowers95713]

Finally proof that our president DOES have a clue and is likely smarter than he looks...and acts. Those of us who purported that the invasion of Iraq was a self-serving, power trip intended to line the pockets of Bush and his cronies with cash were SO wrong. Thanks to Washington University in St. Louis, the real motivation is no longer a mystery!

What is this up-till-now well kept secret?

It really is quite ingenious.

Apparently, Bush is actually waging a secret war against the ever growing girth of Americans, using al Qaeda only as a scape goat.

That's right -- as absurd as it sounds. A new study demonstrates that as gas prices climb, obesity rates decline. Apparently, people forgo McDonald's and Burger King to gas up their SUV's or decide to dust off the bike or walking shoes in lieu of jumping in the car. What better way to motivate Americans to shed those pesky pounds?

Perhaps we have even uncovered the reason why the Bush administration fails to actively support preventative measures for global warming. The special interest groups and lobbyists must have nothing to do with it after all.

Therefore, Mr. President, I must apologize for ever insinuating that the interests of the everyday American citizen have been the furthest from your mind since you stepped into the oval office -- the shape of America is definitely in your hands.


[Picture: The MisEducation of George W. Bush by Comandante Agi]

"Either we will succeed, or we won't succeed."
-- George W. Bush

Yes, Bushisms are old hat by now. But I just heard this one on CNN and I couldn't help but marvel at the motivational rhetoric of our commander in chief. Plus, it's a great reason to publish the above picture!

Monday, September 10, 2007

September 11, 2007

[Photo: In Memory... by free2bjcphotos]

The greatest homage that can be paid to those who died on this day in 2001, and in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 6 years, is to never stop seeking the truth.

Together we have been through a monstrosity,
a test of endurance
and strength.
Together we have watched, glued to new information as the situation unravels.
Together we have expressed our confusion,
anger, and sadness.
Together we have mourned silently, love
lost and lives departed.
Together we shall see this as an opportunity
to make right what once went wrong.

Jennifer Kay Tracy, from

Copyright ©2007 Jennifer Tracy

They say that September 11, 2001 was the "day that changed our country forever."

How much truth is there in this statement? Was the change fleeting? Was the change positive? Negative? What evidence of the change is visible in our country today?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Two Watches

[Photo: watch faces by cbcastro]

"A man with one watch knows what time it is;
a man with two watches is never quite sure."

--Lee Segall

Looking for some fresh quality blog material? Check out my brother's inaugural adventure into the blogosphere, Two Watches. He describes his blog as follows:

It seems to me that the majority of the world is caravaning through life with two watches, and this includes myself. Through these writings, and of course rants, I hope to lose one of these watches and know exactly where I am at the right time. I am hoping to talk through my world and find profoundness not only in my words, but in my life.

Hurry and click over to Two Watches to check out Frank's ramblings -- and don't forget to drop him a line and say hello!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Perfect Circle

This video will likely turn many people off, but I think it is extremely well done. It well characterizes what our country has become over the past 6 years -- filled with people who are hypnotized by Bush's rhetoric of greed, power, and hate. Most are too afraid to even question the garbage they have been spoon fed by the media for reasons I don't understand. Is it a fear of being dubbed unpatriotic? Or a fear of what the truth may be?

Our ignorance is their bliss....the truth is out there.

This is the video for the song, Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums, by A Perfect Circle. What a great song. A link to the words is here.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Rhythm of the War Drums

"Three million souls can be starved and murdered in the Congo, and our Argus-eyed media scarcely blink.
When a princess dies in a car accident, however, a quarter of the earth's population falls prostrate with grief.

Perhaps we are unable to feel what we must feel to change our world."

--Sam Harris, The End of Faith

Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Rabbit Hole

No evidence of a plane at the Pentagon and no evidence of the same in Shanksville. Do we really have evidence of Boeing passenger jets at the WTC? Seeing isn't always believing....

For more information about the "no plane" theory, visit here. Watch each of the seven 10 minute videos in numbered order.

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