• Is the inheritance of rich people whose parents and grandparents killed to get it really "theirs"?

    When you look at the history of the world, and the slavery, genocide, billions killed, the drug dealing, the loan sharking, protection rackets, televangelists, psychic hotlines, all manner of nefarious schemes and scams and crimes, who really owns the world and all that is therein? When the one percent who basically own ninety percent of the world... show more
    When you look at the history of the world, and the slavery, genocide, billions killed, the drug dealing, the loan sharking, protection rackets, televangelists, psychic hotlines, all manner of nefarious schemes and scams and crimes, who really owns the world and all that is therein? When the one percent who basically own ninety percent of the world are to a majority, criminals, or descended from criminals, slave owners, mass murderers, and worse, where does the law continue to protect the unrighteous, as opposed to the poverty stricken and starving masses?
    6 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • How intelligent is it to follow the words of insane, barbaric, raping, pillaging murderous primitives?

    God is either eternal energy, which is everything and everyone, including me, or it simply doesn't exist. That's about the size of it. There is some gain in listening to your parents, but listening to parents from two thousand years ago or more would get you locked up in a mental asylum today. Read the old testament, look at how they were.... show more
    God is either eternal energy, which is everything and everyone, including me, or it simply doesn't exist. That's about the size of it. There is some gain in listening to your parents, but listening to parents from two thousand years ago or more would get you locked up in a mental asylum today. Read the old testament, look at how they were. Nutcase barbarians.
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Should there be a world government, and if so, how would it be formed?

    In most countries, they try to stop society from falling apart by providing services like education, health care, welfare for disabled and unemployed people, and especially make sure that people have food and water and shelter. Who does that for the world? Most of the world is poor as dirt and run by tyrannical dictators or corrupt war lords, in... show more
    In most countries, they try to stop society from falling apart by providing services like education, health care, welfare for disabled and unemployed people, and especially make sure that people have food and water and shelter. Who does that for the world? Most of the world is poor as dirt and run by tyrannical dictators or corrupt war lords, in fact that describes most of the supposed "civilized" countries as well. If you were going to make a world government to simply maintain order and make sure there was at least a minimum standard of living, like being able to eat food and drink water, not die of scurvy or easily treated diseases, then how would you do that? Obviously it would have to be democratic, or it would be fascist, so would you have world elections to elect a single world leader, or would you have it something like the UN? Obviously it's hard to get people from every country in the world to agree on everything, you can hardly even get people in the same country to agree on anything.
    4 answers · Politics · 4 weeks ago
  • If we all die and return to the one thing, to where does the one thing return?

    Energy cannot be created or destroyed it only changes form. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, cause and effect. I believe in a cycle, of the universe, of life, but what exactly is the nature of us all, separate consciousnesses in this one thing? To me, I feel that in an eternal universe life including an exact copy of both this... show more
    Energy cannot be created or destroyed it only changes form. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, cause and effect. I believe in a cycle, of the universe, of life, but what exactly is the nature of us all, separate consciousnesses in this one thing? To me, I feel that in an eternal universe life including an exact copy of both this universe and this life is bound to return, due to mathematical probability caused by eternal variation, but is that me again, when the same energy forms the same being, in the same place, at a different time, countless eons in the future? Am I only this one life, all versions of it that can exist, or all versions of all lives that can exist, forever?
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • How do Christians still deny evolution in modern, civilized, "educated" countries?

    It isn't a matter of belief exactly, evolution is proven. I've seen an underground cave with no connection to the outside world where bacteria live on sulfuric acid that would burn through skin. There's fairly good evidence that the proteins and amino acid chains that form them can be produced through things like volcanic currents,... show more
    It isn't a matter of belief exactly, evolution is proven. I've seen an underground cave with no connection to the outside world where bacteria live on sulfuric acid that would burn through skin. There's fairly good evidence that the proteins and amino acid chains that form them can be produced through things like volcanic currents, lightning strikes, and certain types of clay allow these molecules to line up in the right way, but what I think really does it is the size and eternal age of the universe. Eternal variation. I believe in an eternal, cycling universe, the big bounce theory, stars and black holes, hot energy expands, cold energy contracts, an exact opposite to every action, cause and effect, what goes up, must come down, then it goes back up again, through the violent smashing together of the black holes from the last universe. I actually believe that due to this endless variation, I have lived an almost infinite amount of lives, talked in an almost infinite amount of different languages, believed an almost infinite amount of crazy religions, had an almost infinite amount of girlfriends or wives and children, who themselves had an almost infinite amount of children, because that's what comes from the chaos of quantum mechanics. I think it's a thing, but Einstein called it God, and so do I sometimes, it's just that the word comes with a ton of ridiculous preconceptions, and it's best to avoid it, because while you could call the universe God, it's the universe.
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • How many people did you say believe the literal truth of the bible?

    Where I am, I would say only about five percent even of the supposed "Theist" population is nutcase literal fundamentalist born again crazy for Jesus or whatever. Maybe half the people say they're Christian, I called myself Anglican when asked to list my religion until about twelve although I stopped believing in it about six. None of... show more
    Where I am, I would say only about five percent even of the supposed "Theist" population is nutcase literal fundamentalist born again crazy for Jesus or whatever. Maybe half the people say they're Christian, I called myself Anglican when asked to list my religion until about twelve although I stopped believing in it about six. None of my family believe in it. It's too nonsensical for most people to see as anything other than one of those fairy tales you tell kids like Santa Claus, and I believe that's what it always was meant to be, which I stopped believing in about the same time, along with the tooth fairy. I mean if you actually start reading the bible and go oh yeah, a talking snake tempting them with a fruit of knowledge and see nothing even slightly wrong with the story being completely literally true, you're either a child, or nuts.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Is radiation that deadly to the world?

    I'm watching a program that says that Chernobyl caused less deaths than die in England falling out of bed every year, that there were less than a hundred deaths, proven to be caused by the accident, and in Hiroshima, there was a lot of deaths initially, and some mutations, but that it would take a much, much larger amount of nuclear fallout to... show more
    I'm watching a program that says that Chernobyl caused less deaths than die in England falling out of bed every year, that there were less than a hundred deaths, proven to be caused by the accident, and in Hiroshima, there was a lot of deaths initially, and some mutations, but that it would take a much, much larger amount of nuclear fallout to wipe out all life on earth, or all human life on earth, in fact it's probably been exaggerated. There's a woman saying that low dose radiation happens all the time, for example from the sun, and that mutation is responsible for evolution, without which we probably wouldn't have survived. What I'm asking is, if there was a nuclear war, would people outside the immediate area really die, either quickly or slowly? It seems to me that while it's certainly deadly, that the effects of for example the agent orange attack in Vietnam was about a hundred times more deadly, with almost a million still dying slowly from poisoning today.
    17 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • How do you define morality?

    I would view it like this, a bell curve, where there exists the feelings of all living creatures, over time, with their feelings moving from pain to pleasure, with high scores on the edges of either side being worth more points. For example if someone had or caused a 10 on the scale of pain, and the pain caused by killing them would not create more... show more
    I would view it like this, a bell curve, where there exists the feelings of all living creatures, over time, with their feelings moving from pain to pleasure, with high scores on the edges of either side being worth more points. For example if someone had or caused a 10 on the scale of pain, and the pain caused by killing them would not create more pain on the scale, then that would be the moral thing to do. In world war two, they decided to give up on killing Hitler because it was thought the war would be lost by the Germans faster if they kept him in power, as compared to anyone else due to his megalomaniacal insanity. Anyway, do you get what I'm talking about? It's not always easy to think over multiple lives, and calculate pain versus pleasure, it requires great levels of empathy and intelligence that many would not possess, and that some may have been brainwashed into thinking does not matter, because it's all a test from an invisible old man in the sky.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • How many Americans think the people who run things are above corruption?

    Over and over again, the corruption and lies have come out about what the US government does, pretty much as bad or worse than any of the other powerful empires through history, the Romans, the Vikings, the Mongols, the English empire, the Russians, the Chinese, I mean to try to make out like your enemy is any worse than you are because you have... show more
    Over and over again, the corruption and lies have come out about what the US government does, pretty much as bad or worse than any of the other powerful empires through history, the Romans, the Vikings, the Mongols, the English empire, the Russians, the Chinese, I mean to try to make out like your enemy is any worse than you are because you have more money, because you killed more of them than they did of you is kind of ridiculous. The capitalist, fascist plutonomy that rules, above the fraud of democracy has only it's own interests in mind, and does anything to maintain their power and wealth. They kind of work together, but more often than not they're simply working together to screw the vast majority, take the way the government owes pretty much more money than they'll ever be able to pay off, to the people who spent that money, unnecessarily, on also making themselves rich, like by ridiculously excessive military spending. As they say, absolute power corrupts, absolutely, and it's not the president who has this power, not even the senators and all of them, wall street, money seems to be the real source of power, so the people who own and run America are those who own the national debt, which includes Jewish bankers, Saudis, Chinese, and general rich and powerful people. This is how capitalism works, and why it is as fatally flawed as communism as a pure idea.
    9 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • Can religion or cult mind control techniques be justified as it's responsible for good as well as evil?

    There are many different religions, contradicting each other, which means that the majority are definitely lies, if not lies on purpose, then people thinking they're telling the truth after many generations of listening to insane people. You know, somebody saw a four headed flying sky beast floating in a ring of eyes, and it just spiraled out of... show more
    There are many different religions, contradicting each other, which means that the majority are definitely lies, if not lies on purpose, then people thinking they're telling the truth after many generations of listening to insane people. You know, somebody saw a four headed flying sky beast floating in a ring of eyes, and it just spiraled out of control. Anyway, regardless of whether the people at the top of the pyramid, (both financially and in terms of the power), believe what they're selling or not, it has been used as justification for the killing of billions, slavery, war, torture, persecution, genocide, you name it. It has also been used to feed the homeless, and other charity work, although it really doesn't seem to me like the good outweighs the evil, perpetuating a ridiculous lie as mind control, more often than not for evil or nefarious purposes.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Do housewives get counted as unemployed people, politically?

    I'm just wondering if this is how they work things out, because when there were only about five percent of women working, they didn't say there was a forty five percent unemployment rate, did they? It's been a bit of a change, and what's also changed is the amount of money they pay people. You used to be able to pay for a wife and... show more
    I'm just wondering if this is how they work things out, because when there were only about five percent of women working, they didn't say there was a forty five percent unemployment rate, did they? It's been a bit of a change, and what's also changed is the amount of money they pay people. You used to be able to pay for a wife and two and a half kids, and a house, and a car, and vacations, but try doing that today, and not being a doctor or a lawyer.
    12 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • Politically how selfish is it to just have a billion dollars, let alone ten or a hundred billion?

    It's kind of one thing if you had some sort of plan to do something good for the world, help people, set up a charity, help a large family, build a business that did something to help and employ people, but for one man? I worked out that I would need two million to not have to work or get any sort of assistance for the rest of my life, and... show more
    It's kind of one thing if you had some sort of plan to do something good for the world, help people, set up a charity, help a large family, build a business that did something to help and employ people, but for one man? I worked out that I would need two million to not have to work or get any sort of assistance for the rest of my life, and that's just living off the interest and donating the capital to charity when I'm gone, which is probably thirty or forty years. I'm halfway there at least. I have a quarter of a million in my house, I may have a million one day, once I build in the back yard, and I wouldn't mind having ten times more, I can see why people would want that, but then when you see people starving and suffering around the world, when you have way more than you could ever use, or which could reasonably be spent without being disgustingly decadent, it just seems to be ridiculous. Some of these people claim to be Christian and have ideas of being good people, whatever that means. They also have this idea that these billionaires had to work hard to get their money, but how much harder do you think they work compared to someone who digs ditches in Bangladesh or in their sweat shops in the Philippines?
    11 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • If the largest bank in the world calls the US a plutonomy, then is it not?

    https://delong.typepad.com/plutonomy-1.pdf A PDF from Citigroup suggests that the US, UK and Canada are plutonomies, governments ruled by the rich corporations, exclusively, and that countries that are not are Scandinavia, Germany, France, pretty much the rest of the world. So, what does that mean exactly? This is from 2005, but it only seems to... show more
    https://delong.typepad.com/plutonomy-1.p... A PDF from Citigroup suggests that the US, UK and Canada are plutonomies, governments ruled by the rich corporations, exclusively, and that countries that are not are Scandinavia, Germany, France, pretty much the rest of the world. So, what does that mean exactly? This is from 2005, but it only seems to have continued, the national debt to the banks increasing, the economy may have got better compared to absolute depression, but does anyone doubt the corporations still run the world?
    2 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • Have you heard of dead peasant life insurance that corporations take out on their employees?

    I'm watching a Michael Moore movie, Capitalism - A Love Story. It's talking about bank and Walmart and Nestle employees, millions of Americans, who are covered by dead peasant insurance, they get up to or over a million dollars when one of their employees dies, especially young women, who are less likely to die, and they keep all this money,... show more
    I'm watching a Michael Moore movie, Capitalism - A Love Story. It's talking about bank and Walmart and Nestle employees, millions of Americans, who are covered by dead peasant insurance, they get up to or over a million dollars when one of their employees dies, especially young women, who are less likely to die, and they keep all this money, and give the families nothing, when for example, this one young woman, a Walmart employee was a cake decorator, worked there a few years, and the family had to pay a hundred thousand in medical fees, and six thousand for a funeral. They weren't told that the company took out a policy on her life, and that they had a vested interest in her dying. This is against the law for most other people to do, take out policies on people without their knowledge, for obvious reasons, but somehow, they get away with this, and I bet millions of people right now don't know that there's a million dollar price on their head.
    31 answers · Insurance · 3 months ago
  • Is there still a house in New Orleans they call the rising sun?

    It's an old song from a long time ago, but I wonder if the house is still there, or was it just a general house that wasn't actually called the rising sun?
    It's an old song from a long time ago, but I wonder if the house is still there, or was it just a general house that wasn't actually called the rising sun?
    10 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • Don't you hate it when you make a conclusive argument for something, at least in your own mind?

    Providing tons of links, including from serious sources, respected news sites, government sites, the CIA's own website, when I'm talking about the CIA and they themselves admit they've been guilty of it, and then people who haven't heard or seen the proof, because they just showed up from somewhere, say that's a load of bull, you... show more
    Providing tons of links, including from serious sources, respected news sites, government sites, the CIA's own website, when I'm talking about the CIA and they themselves admit they've been guilty of it, and then people who haven't heard or seen the proof, because they just showed up from somewhere, say that's a load of bull, you got no proof, you're a crazy conspiracy theorist? I mean with some conspiracy theories, I can see what they're talking about, but in terms of the corruption of the US government, the CIA, their drug dealing, mass murder, lies, manipulation of the media, pretending to fight a war against drugs, while being the head of dozens of cartels, who feed them information and kill for them, so they can get their piece of the pie, even the Kennedy assassination, the proof is overwhelming. I mean when it comes to who planned 9/11, it becomes a bit harder to directly pin it on the CIA or the Bush family, or the Bin Laden family as a wider organization, but they did both gain the most from that attack, immediately, in their shares in the Carlyle group, and Osama, well, he's apparently dead isn't he? The Afghans still starving? There's a lot of "truth" that goes down as history that I just think is almost already proven wrong, with a lot of good evidence, and as they say, it's the "winners" who write the history books.
    7 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • How much exactly does the US government spend on the "war on drugs"?

    I think I've pointed out enough times that the US government take a cut at least from the international drug trade, if not directly control all of it. They had the Cuban cartels working for them, Noriega was on the CIA payroll, El Chapo or the Sinaloa were given weapons and immunity to do things for the CIA, like kill their competition, causing... show more
    I think I've pointed out enough times that the US government take a cut at least from the international drug trade, if not directly control all of it. They had the Cuban cartels working for them, Noriega was on the CIA payroll, El Chapo or the Sinaloa were given weapons and immunity to do things for the CIA, like kill their competition, causing much of the violence in Mexico this century. They gave weapons to Al Qaeda, to Saddam, although that was oil, but you get the idea, the DEA, the FBI, they very often give total immunity to certain people to bust other people, which to me seems like ridiculous hypocrisy, like they're fine with people dealing drugs as long as it's the ones they choose and they get a cut. But then, what's the point of all this money supposedly fighting a war on drugs, if it doesn't work, just locks people up, which apart from ruining their lives, also costs the taxpayers money, and isn't solving anything at all? It all just keeps getting worse because they're pretending to fight a war on themselves, the largest drug dealers in the world. No tolerance, it's a joke. If you still don't believe me, I'll just provide one link from the CIA website, because while they are usually liars, this was a previously secret document that became public or santised copy approved for release, this century, about the eighties. https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/...
    4 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • Why do conservatives like to hassle poor people?

    Conservatives love to lay the blame on everything wrong with the economy on poor people on welfare, when they're less of a problem by about ninety five percent than the rich people. The rich one percent, for example, the landlord of the slums where those people live, just sit around lounging on their yacht, while everyone else pays them, and... show more
    Conservatives love to lay the blame on everything wrong with the economy on poor people on welfare, when they're less of a problem by about ninety five percent than the rich people. The rich one percent, for example, the landlord of the slums where those people live, just sit around lounging on their yacht, while everyone else pays them, and generally the difference is, they were lucky enough to have an extra couple of million, which they could have inherited, or robbed a bank or sold drugs to get. The higher end of the scale, well the further you go up, generally the more corrupt and evil it gets. The larger scale, the more cutthroat it gets, just like in the drug business, and at the top of that, the CIA, and the Jewish mafia according to multiple sources on the internet, the Landsky syndicate who were smuggling the heroin out of Vietnam while bombing them with chemical weapons on Air America, were the CIA, Jewish mafia, and a bunch of politicians and general rich elite bad guys, and thugs. Is it not more important to focus on the big picture, when it comes to money? In my view it is equally as important to focus on the poor, but the thing to do would be to take from the rich and give to the poor, in the form of a handout, or in some form of employment.
    15 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • How many proven facts can you deny to try to stick up for "America"?

    I've been pretty harsh about the CIA and the rich elite who rule America, and try to rule the world, with an iron fist, because they have in my mind been proven to have been drug dealing, mass murdering, lying, thieving, war criminals who use chemical, nuclear and probably biological weapons to kill millions, so they can make money and maintain... show more
    I've been pretty harsh about the CIA and the rich elite who rule America, and try to rule the world, with an iron fist, because they have in my mind been proven to have been drug dealing, mass murdering, lying, thieving, war criminals who use chemical, nuclear and probably biological weapons to kill millions, so they can make money and maintain power for themselves, or their rulers. When I point out facts, which are fairly well established, such as the facts about George Bush meeting with the Bin Laden family about their mutual investment in the Carlyle group, who are well known to be associated with the CIA and the Pentagon, weapons, oil, that sort of thing, the day before 9/11, the majority of people responded with, not true, never happened, all lies, two word answers, much like Trump does when somebody says something true he doesn't like, or Putin for that matter. I mean, they are less likely to kill journalists and more likely to buy the company that owns the paper and get them fired, if they don't already control all of those media outlets, which is unlikely, but these are pretty solid facts, reported by multiple sources like the New York Times, Time, I mean I also heard that those were bought by David Rockerfeller to cover up his attempted takeover of the world, but it does bring up a good point. You can't trust the CIA, they're definite liars, you can't trust the alternative media, because they may be lying for an equally evil and rich opposition group.
    10 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • What relevance is there that the Bush's and the Bin Ladens met the day before 9/11?

    to specifically talk about their shared investment in the Carlyle group, an elite investment company dealing in weapons manufacturers and oil and stuff like that? The bin Laden – Bush Carlyle Group meeting was also confirmed by The Economist in a June 2003 article entitled C- for Capitalism: ON the day Osama bin Laden’s men attacked America,... show more
    to specifically talk about their shared investment in the Carlyle group, an elite investment company dealing in weapons manufacturers and oil and stuff like that? The bin Laden – Bush Carlyle Group meeting was also confirmed by The Economist in a June 2003 article entitled C- for Capitalism: ON the day Osama bin Laden’s men attacked America, Shafiq bin Laden, described as an estranged brother of the terrorist, was at an investment conference in Washington, DC, along with two people who are close to President George Bush: his father, the first President Bush, and James Baker, the former secretary of state who masterminded the legal campaign that secured Dubya’s move to the White House. The conference was hosted by the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm that manages billions of dollars, including, at the time, some bin Laden family wealth. It also employs Messrs Bush and Baker. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, when no one was being allowed in or out of the United States, many members of the bin Laden family in America were spirited home to Saudi Arabia. The revival of defence spending that followed greatly increased the value of the Carlyle Group’s investments in defence companies. (emphasis added) The Carlyle Group is embroiled with the defense and intelligence establishment. “It is widely regarded as an extension of the US government, or at least the National Security Agency, the CIA, and the Pentagon.”
    8 answers · Politics · 3 months ago