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November 17, 2009 by taltamir

I recently heard a liberal describe her faith in the government, it struck me (again), how similar liberalism is to religion. When people often try to convert me to religion they often say things like "but how can you go on not knowing that there is an after life", and "wouldn't you prefer to know that you are going to heaven"... My answer is, very much so, I would love nothing more. But I do not know such a thing, everything indicates to me that it isn't going to be the case, and clos...
November 17, 2009 by taltamir
I was listening to one of my favorite radio stations, full of good conservative talk show hosts. One of them was discussing healthcare with a liberal caller.

She kept on changing the subject and making an appeal to emotion, that being "tell me where I can find healthcare now that I can afford? I could afford it when it was 172$/mo, now its 400$/mo and I can't afford it, I tried blu-cross, aetna, etc?"

I think he really dropped the ball on answering her. He said he doesn't know her exact si...
November 16, 2009 by taltamir
Why are people pretending that we have never tried socialized medicine in the USA? We have medicare and medicaid, both of which are bankrupt.

Comrade Obama, you want us to trust in you to nationalize healthcare? You claim it will work? Prove it by fixing medicare and medicaid first. Prove it by doing it in a single state and have it work (two states tried socialized medicine, it was a failure in both).
November 13, 2009 by taltamir

I noticed something about obama, he tends to make very accurate observations I agree with... and then draws very odd conclusions from those.

For example, he made the argument that a problem healthcare faces is crushing corporate bureaucracy, so far so good... but then he concluded that the solution is government bureaucracy instead.

In the link above he makes the argument that FedEx and UPS do great while the post office is a...
November 10, 2009 by taltamir
We have seen government run healthcare in many nations before. We have seen medicare and medicaid in the USA, as well as the experiment in hawaii and other states.

But we are told that this is different, that this government can do better. We are told that if only we had nationalized health insurance, people who currently do not receive basic care (such as prescription drugs) will stop dying, and if it saves lives, isn't it worth the cost?

Well, lets look at the H1N1 vaccine. The governmen...
October 31, 2009 by taltamir
The deluxe version of dragon age on impulse includes:

Warden’s Keep (While supplies last) *

What the hell? since when do you run out of supply on a DLC! Does this mean that if you preorder the deluxe version and you don't get lucky enough to have your order processed amongst the first X users you will not get the DLC?
October 23, 2009 by taltamir

Rich countries are rich because of a successful culture. Nothing is stopping people from improving their own countries. Except many cultures do not show the respect to technology, industry, education and innovation needed to be successful.

This is part of the problem which the west in general (and the USA specifically) currently face.

The american PEOPLE no longer have respect towards capitalism, entrepreneurship, and industry. All three have become "evil" in their mind and ...
September 28, 2009 by taltamir
From the whitehouse, you can get a transcript of obama's address to the UN:


Excerpt from address to UN (bolding and italicizing done by me - nothing removed or changed or reordered in this portion of the speech. Portions before and after dealt with other issues, such as climate change):

I will also continue to seek a just and lasting peace between Israel, Palestine, and the Arab w...
September 28, 2009 by taltamir
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Cairo-University-6-04-09/here is a good analysis, although it doesn't even touch about the iran issue...http://www.bloggersbase.com/articles/partnerships/jpost/why-the-obama-cairo-speech-was-bad-for-israel-the-jews-and-western-civilization-in-general/
A few of the worse parts of obama's speech:1. At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine's.  ...
September 19, 2009 by taltamir
People who support obama-care are acting as if there are two and only two sides right now.

1. On the one hand there are those who wish to reform a broken system2. On the other those who wish to oppose reform because they like the status quo, are stupid, evil, or just ignorant (ignorant means don't know any better; and is not an insult).They go on and on trying to prove how "bad" things are right now by giving personal experiences, or second (or greater) hand stories of people who had bad expe...
September 15, 2009 by taltamir
I heard on the radio today that the CDC is working on making circumcision mandatory for all newborns in the USA.

A quick search revealed plenty of articles confirming that claim. Have we fell so far as to rob people of their rights to their own body?

Circumcision is tauted as "cleaner" and "less likely to pass disease". You know what is even cleaner and even less likely to pass disease? complete removal of the penis. Also why not rip out everyone's nails so they don't have to clean under t...
September 5, 2009 by taltamir
I have often heard the claim that darwin disavoed evolution on his deathbed, so often that I actually assumed it to have happened. Although recently it occurered to me to look further into the subject.

A female evangelist, Elizabeth Hope aka Lady Hope, has published the following; proclaiming darwin has rescinded his scientific beleifs and accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and saviour at his deathbed.

It was one of those glorious autumn afternoons, that we sometimes enjoy in England, w...
September 3, 2009 by taltamir
I will make you an offer. I shall give you 50$ to come to my house and clean my toilet, floors, and carpets. Or 100$ to sit at home and do nothing.

Which one would you choose and why?
September 2, 2009 by taltamir
Look at this chart:



Ultraviolet and things to its right will give you cancer. Visible light and things to its left will not.

That is because they simply do not penetrate your body, and the few photons that do, do not produce free radicals like UV light.

When a UV photon hits a molecule it can cause free radicals, anti bonding bonds, emission of light at a lower wavelength, heat, etc... The reason is the significant amount of energy contained in it. As you go down...
September 2, 2009 by taltamir
In recent news, europe banned incandescent light bulbs above 100 watts, leaving only CFL bulbs, and is moving towards banning incandescents soon.

The USA is on tract to do the same by 2012... and so is pretty much every other western nation.

CFL bulbs are a lot cheaper, they make sense. In fact, a quick bit of algebra shows that throwing away you perfectly working incandescent and buying a CFL replacing will save you money. Yet some people choes incandescents for various functions for vari...