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Day: August 10, 2009

Where did Cain find his wife?

If the people who purported to be such great believers were not such wetbrained morons so often; this question would be an easy softball:
“And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch: and he built a city, and he called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.”
The story of Adam and Eve is always mis-represented as the story of all humanity; which could not be further from the truth.  It is the story of the first followers of Judaism.  The origin of “God’s Chosen People”.  It stands to reason to think that a creation story about “the chosen people” would leave out the existence of people who live “just east of here” they weren’t chosen.  Only Adam and Eve were.
The next time someone says “It’s Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve” you can reply “Sure, but it’s also Eve and Cain and Eve and Cains Son and all of Cain’s brothers too, right?” Then when they are freaked out you can point them to the passage above and say:
Look dummy, the Bible isn’t a literal telling of the origin of life on earth.  If anything the old testament is a Gentile-Friendly version of the Talmud minus the heavy thinking and the emphasis on waiting for the Jesus to come.  It’s a set of stories the describe the struggle of the Jewish People to live up to their Deity.

When even fact checking won’t save you

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.
–Investors Business Daily commenting about the Health Care of Lifelong Brit Stephen Hawking

People in the US who have no real exposure to Universal Health Care of any stripe always want to tell you about how bad it is; and therefore by comparison how awesome (51st in the world) American Health Care ™ is.

It’s just that it’s so not the case.  The only advantage one achieves in the States over a place with Universal Health Care is the CashKey system.

The CashKey system works like this; with enough cash no door is locked to you and no barrier can really stand in your way.

So if you want a new knee or some extra skin cut loose; toss some money at a doctor (or a hospital board member) and you’ll get right into an operating theatre that day.  Maybe you have a benign (but painful) tumor, cash money, cash money.  Money money, dolla dolla bill y’all!

That’s all well and fine; but doesn’t that set up a tiered system that places profit over health care?

Well, yes.  Yes it does.

So, what about Sir Hawkings?  What about him?

Had Mr. Hawkings been born into a family without cash or to Middle Class parents without Health Insurance, how would Stevie Hawkings be doing now?  Why not ask a disabled homeless person about their life?  How about all those folks in Appalachia with no doctor (because there’s no profit in serving those poor areas, get it)

How about this mind-blowing statement;  if your school received government money to educate you; you have an obligation to serve society as a whole.  It’s as simple as that.  If your education was in any way funded by cash from taxes or public funds; then you spend at least the first part of your career serving the public good and paying back society.

But there’s no money in that, is there?

In which I debunk John Doe

Uninsured Gladney agitating against health care reform is reminiscent of those unemployed guys in Ohio who were strong supporters of George Bush against John Kerry. It did not matter to them that they were out of work and on the dole, or that they did not have health insurance, or that their brothers or brothers-in-law were in combat in Iraq: What really mattered to them was that George Bush believed in god, George Bush opposed gay marriages and abortions, and George Bush supported their right to own guns.

Fucking idiots.

Posted by: Doran on August 10, 2009 at 10:18 AM | PERMALINK

That’s because they know they out of a job with or without John Kerry. Empty promises fail to impress (see Barack Obama).Posted by: Jondoe on August 10, 2009 at 10:20 AM | PERMALINK

Umm, what?  Did Obama get into office and then say, “bwa ha ha,  no more politics and decision making for me.  Time to break out the records and get to Dancin’ in this here White House!”

Is that what happened?

Or has the Obama White house faced Republican and Conservative Democrat Oppostion to every single thing that he has proposed.

If you live here in Reality; you’d know it was the latter.  Over there in crazy town the White House is hosting a 2h-hour George Clinton and Jay-Z concert and nothing is getting done because the President goes to bed at 10 PM and isn’t fond of reading.  Right?

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-10

  • I know Penn and Teller stack their show with idiots on the side they disagree with and industry execs when they agree; but why so blatant? #
  • @phronk FINALLY SUMMERY! in reply to phronk #
  • "It learned that this planet is like 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That is so hot." Sara Seager, a professor at MIT and Kepler team member – FML #
  • @phronk Sure, but why base your show around trying to "reveal X is bullshit" when you are clearly using Bullshit methods? No double blinds. in reply to phronk #
  • "It learned that this planet is like 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That is so hot." Sara Seager, a professor at MIT and Kepler team member – FML #
  • Finally a nice summer day for visiting the local nature spot #
  • Gaaaawwwd bless America!
    #teabaggers #
  • How many of the same people might show up to protest Obamacare #
  • I'm sure this was a technical glitch #copyrightcanada #
  • @spam @Doc2DocHealth is a spammer #
  • I started reading all the blog hits about page X and y of the "obamacare bill" and about 0% of them actually linked to #

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