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The Sunday Planet - January 24, 2016

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Chris replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 24, 2016
"As always I enjoy reading your Planet articles Neal. The Blind watchmaker should see some kind of crazy Rube Goldberg Machines people make for fun. OK Go This Too Shall Pass Rube Goldberg Machine version Official Randomness in this repeted…"
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Stephen replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 24, 2016
"Sometimes those two things go together."
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Stuart Buckle replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 24, 2016
"I can't make up my mind whether Dan Carlton is a twerp or a dangerous man. "
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Chris replied to Neal's discussion Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it in the group Imagine No Religion
"The " Flat earth" was a joke in the Enlightenment period to pick on religionists.   Eratosthenes Found the Diameter of Earth "
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Neal replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 24, 2016
"Bill agrees: "
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Neal replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 24, 2016
"D'Souza, the young creationist's friend, has some new misinformation to spread. This man has not a clue. Well, I shouldn't say that, he knows how to separate rubes from their coins. Sentient bacteria, how idiotic is this. "While…"
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Neal replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 24, 2016
"Soon. =) "
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Chris replied to Neal's discussion Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it in the group Imagine No Religion
"Liberty University. Believe that being human is a sin. "
Jan 28
Chris replied to Neal's discussion Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it in the group Imagine No Religion
"The joke about about canabalizm and how bozos taste funny fits this one. In the U.S. we have the 700 Club. Islam has a proud history of understanding the cosmos and navigation. The History of the Sextant ...In ancient times, the navigator who was…"
Jan 28
Mrs.B replied to Neal's discussion Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it in the group Imagine No Religion
"Why is evidence dismissed so easily? I've been hearing a lot of the flat earth thing lately, & truth to tell, I'm a little stunned!"
Jan 26
Mrs.B replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 17, 2016
"I join atheist sites to read comments, learn, & to be with other atheists. At my age, I have no desire to waste my computer time on people who cannot listen to another point of view without trying to make a convert. I use my computer for…"
Jan 26
Mrs.B replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 17, 2016
"THANK YOU!!!!!!!!"
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Neal replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - January 17, 2016
"We do not get theists who can talk rationally. When you're talking to a young earth creationist, you are wasting your time."
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The Hype, The Wonder, The Message! Ceenom, the beginnings of a new delusion

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 1:15pm 4 Comments

 

The "Ceen Foundation" has decided to enlighten us with their "Message." Be advised, the message is only to be read by "serious" readers; serious as in seriously fucked up.

I spent some time today reading the "Message" as seriously as I could. Going through the nonsense, especially the…

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The Police State

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 4:30pm 25 Comments

Here's a few images for you to check out. What mighty city is this that needs such a show of force? Lansing MI, with a population of 114,000, is apparently under siege by the populace. At least one might think so looking at the following images. These are from today and there's not a protestor in site.…

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The Ride

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

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The Sunday Planet - July 1, 2012

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 1:00pm 58 Comments

American Angst

The big news is that the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the individual mandate which is the central piece of the legislation. Basically the entire law was…

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At 7:59am on December 30, 2015, doone gave Neal a gift
At 12:09pm on December 18, 2015, Jessica Lo Bianco said…
What brought you to atheist universe?
At 5:51am on November 16, 2015, Dan L Olson said…

Thanks for the warm welcome!

At 3:55pm on September 14, 2015, Davy said…

Thank you Neal for your kind thoughts for my birthday, appreciated.

At 5:45am on September 7, 2015, Jatinder Singh said…

Hi mate how are you doing? Thanks for the friend request.

At 3:24am on August 22, 2015, Chris said…

Hi Neal,

My brother said he's reading a book about the history of Air Traffic Controllers Union (PACTO?) on a Kindle. He doesn't remember the title because it's not a book with a cover he can see. He said the Union started because the controllers were complaining about using 'left over' WWII radar in the late '50's and early '60's. He said the book blamed it on the FAA rather than congressional funding. He hasn't finished the book yet. I worked with several former Electronics Technictions for the FAA who complained about lack of funding and integration of the radio and radar systems within the air traffic control system. That problem obvioulsy hasn't gone away. Flying is still safer than other modes of transportation. I think the stress of the system is placed on the personell when technology is available to make it easier for the piolots  flight controllers, and technitions behind the curtian who work hard every day to make it safe for travvelers.

Ronney Reygun did a wonderful job of breaking PACTO.

I thought the Indonesian flight that was shot down over Ukrane was the airlines fault. British Airways and Air France routed flights around  the war zone. 

Indonesian airline seems impervious to quality. Considering the 'lost flight,' and recent downing quality seems to be that last of their concerns and is the last international airline I would board..

I used to belong to UPTO. United Power Trades Organization. UPTO held a strike after Reagan broke the Air Traffic Controller union. The Union turned over managing NW hydroelectric power plants over to management during the strike.  UPTO still has has a high percentage of membership. Unfortunately the ACOE, who manages the hydroelectric plants in the NW became even worse at managing human and natural resourses over time. 

The LT CO commanding our division of the watershed was promoted and oversaw the 'rebuilding' of New Orleans. An entomologist with a couple of PhD.s one in soil science tried to talk with him about why the retaining walls holding back the water fell over. The CO told him in a sarcastic question: "Are you an Engineer?" when the scholar said no, the CO told him to 'shut the fuck up.

At 5:03am on July 27, 2015, Dixon Wragg said…

Neal, I enjoyed your song "Dreams of War". It makes me think you might like the essay I got published in the local paper just last week. It's called "Flag Waiving", and can be read here:
http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/flag-waiving/Content?oid=2729735

At 7:21pm on July 26, 2015, Dixon Wragg said…

I see you're from Michigan, Neal. I was born in Kalamazoo (but only because there wasn't a hospital in Paw Paw yet), and raised in Paw Paw, Galesburg, and mostly St. Joseph (all in MI). After getting out of the Army and returning to MI, I also lived briefly in Stevensville, Benton Harbor, and Sodus. But I've been in California for many years now, partly because MI is just too damned conservative, and too churchy.

At 7:12pm on July 26, 2015, Dixon Wragg said…

Thanks for the welcome, Neal!

At 4:24pm on July 6, 2015, Anna said…
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