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December 5, 2018

Humpback whale gives show after being rescued. It is the season, lets do more to help our aquatic fellows

Filed under: Health, Nature, News, Questions, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:39

December 3, 2018

Had 10 trigger point injections this morning. Got home a little while ago and thought I would share this. Hugs

Filed under: News, Questions, Funny videos, Funny Stuff, Science, Twitter, Education — Scottie @ 13:04

November 26, 2018

Autopsy Reveals Transgender Woman Was Beaten In ICE Custody, Died After Days Of Untreated Dehydration

Why, damn it why does this stuff have to happen.  She was seeking asylum because a gang got her, and four of them raped her.  So she get to our country, and gets beaten to death at an ICE detention facility.  The country she thought would be her salvation killed her just as the gangs she ran from would have.   Sad hurting hugs.

A transgender woman who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at a privately operated detention center was likely physically abused there, according an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration.

Roxsana Hern√°ndez Rodriguez, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, died on May 25, nine days after being transferred to a dedicated unit for transgender women at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, which is operated under contract by CoreCivic, the second-largest private prison company in the United States.

November 25, 2018

In my own community

Filed under: Economics, Facts, Health, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 17:55

I want to add I know people in my own community that have died from not being able to afford the healthcare they needed.¬† I want you to know it is one major illness for most of us to drive us into bankruptcy.¬† I had to wait three years for my left hip replacement, long after the hip joint was gone, relying increasing on stronger morphine¬†to help with the pain.¬† I lost the ability¬†to walk and was wheel chair bound.¬† ¬†Why in the worlds wealthiest land was this so???¬† Because I couldn’t afford the co-pay for the surgery.¬† ¬†If I had been in Canada or England or any civilized country in six months I would have had the surgery and not suffered as much nor had as much cost.¬† So don’t tell me how¬†great our health care is and how bad theirs is.¬† I will take universal healthcare¬†any day over the suffering I went through.¬† Hugs

November 18, 2018

and the reforestation project

I know some of my viewers do not like videos and some struggle with English.  However this is an important video.  This video explains how one group were able to help a group of people and stop deforestation.  This is important.   Plus it shows you what I watch while I am reading your blogs.   I an not simply anti trump, I am pro helping making a better world for all of us.   Hugs

November 14, 2018

Galaxy Song – Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

Filed under: Funny videos, Funny Stuff, Song, Science, Reason — Scottie @ 10:36

October 21, 2018

And now they come for the trans people.

Filed under: Bigotry, Gender, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Science, Sex, Transgender news — Scottie @ 14:50

Trump Administration Considers Defining Gender As An Immutable Biological Condition Determined At Birth

The New York Times reports:

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed.

Now the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times.

Hit the link for much more.


October 8, 2018

He is horrible for the health and safety of the planet

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Earth News, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Science — Scottie @ 12:33

June 3, 2018

republican madness and pandering to the religious fanatics & dominionists

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 09:07

(cartoon by Tim Eagan)

January 21, 2018

Alabama republican wants schools to teach creationism from the christian bible and give kids credit for it on tests.

Filed under: Children, News, Political, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 08:53

Again pushing religion in public schools, giving faith as science in instruction, allow kids to be uneducated.   Hugs

Section 1. (a) In any public K-12 school instruction concerning the theories of the creation of man and the Earth, and which involves the theory commonly known as evolution, any teacher may include as a portion of instruction the theory of creation as presented in the Bible, and may read passages in the Bible as deemed necessary for instruction on the theory of creation, thereby affording students a choice as to which theory to accept.

(b) For those students receiving instruction as described in subsection (a), and who accept the Bible theory of creation, credit shall be permitted on any examination in which the student provides a response in adherence to the theory, provided the response is correct according to the instruction received.

(c) A teacher in a public K-12 school may not stress any particular denominational religious belief.

December 30, 2017

Sad when the weather channel has to school the White House on documented science accepted by the rest of the world.

Filed under: Facts, Nature, News, Reason, Science, Twitter — Scottie @ 11:59

September 21, 2017

(1) Response to Patrick Moore’s “What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change‚ÄĚ – YouTube

Filed under: Facts, Harm, History, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 10:54

I often get comments and see videos about the falsehood of climate change.  Even with the hurricanes we have been dealing with getting stronger and more dangerous, it is still denied the planet is heating up.  Sadly my own government is full to bursting with people who deny any part of climate change while most of the world knows it is settled science.  Hugs

(1) The scientific method made easy RE-UPLOADED A 2nd TIME (see vid description) – YouTube

Filed under: Religion, Science — Scottie @ 10:10

For those that have no clue and think science is faith based or that science uses faith. ¬† Basically¬†the religious¬†factions that want to say that everyone against¬†their view is just¬†the same as them. ¬†That is simply wrong. ¬†One person like that recently told me using a dictionary was faith, and if you couldn’t personally verify something happened by seeing it or doing it, it was faith. ¬†To him the moon landing was faith because¬†today we did not see it and did not do it. ¬† Maybe they will watch the video and learn. ¬†I doubt it.

September 16, 2017

Denies Climate Change: house DESTROYED by hurricane!

Filed under: Earth News, History, News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 10:29

February 27, 2017

Extremist Quacks Get Life Sentences For Murdering Their Diabetic Son | Debunking Denialism

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Dealing With Abuse, Harm, Health, News, Questions, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 09:29

*edited this to correct the months that I was out of school.  It was some time in the earliest part of spring because the old snow was trying to melt away,  and I was taken out of school not to return until we moved twice.*  Hugs

No one wants to hear what I have to say about this. ¬†No one wants to hear me rant and rave. ¬†I don’t want to use words that I need to express¬†my anger at this. ¬†Remember when in the late 1960’s when the people I lived with were accused of abuse of myself, they simply moved. I have told the story before how they moved twice in the spring to mid summer. ¬† I was taken out of school and did not return until we were in a completely different town and school system. ¬† SO here is an excerpt from the article. ¬† Hugs. ¬† ¬†

To avoid the social services, the education system and doctors, the parents moved to another province. After a few more years of pain, isolation, starvation and a lack of sufficient medical treatment, Alex died. Now, both of the parents have been convicted to life in prison for first degree murder. Justice has been served, but it was too late for Alex and his life could have been saved by the system years before if it was not because of the decision of a judge to give him back to his parents. Later investigations would reveal that the parents had gotten another child taken from them earlier and another infant that had died under mysterious circumstances. 

They denied that he had diabetes, kept him isolated and starved him for years.

Source: Extremist Quacks Get Life Sentences For Murdering Their Diabetic Son | Debunking Denialism

December 1, 2016

Brain Reacts To Religion Just Like Drugs – YouTube

Filed under: News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 15:34

I am posting this for Victoria. ¬†Her blog is¬† . ¬†She has ¬†already explained this stuff to me, as have a few others. ¬†However the reason I dedicate this to Victoria is she has a way of making a very complicated and sometimes uncomfortable subjects clear and understandable. ¬†She will keep working with you until you understand. ¬†She has never been impatient or abrupt with me, and with stuff like this I am rather dense. ¬†So now the news is reporting what she and her friends already knew so well and explained to us. ¬†So the next time some one tells you they believe in god because they had “this incredible feeling” you can try to explain the brain does that for many different things. ¬† Aron Ra even talked about this in one of his videos. ¬† I did not understand it well until Victoria and Ark talked about it. ¬† Be well, be safe. ¬†Hugs

November 12, 2016

From The Moon, Our Politics Seem Petty – YouTube

Filed under: Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 17:35

November 3, 2016

The Catholic Church’s Cruel Response to Assisted Suicide in Canada – YouTube

Filed under: Harm, Health, Ideas, My Life and Rants, Questions, Reason, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 14:55

I have worked in an I.C.U. in a large hospital system. ¬†In the hospital I worked at they had five I.C.U.’s. ¬†A medical one, an Open Heart one, a surgical one, and a small one that was in transition from nero to thoracic I.C.U. plus a pediatric¬†one. ¬†With the exception of the pediatric¬†I.C.U. I have worked all those units, specializing in the surgical one. ¬†I have seen patients die agonizing horrible deaths due to end of life issues. ¬† I have also know people who choose to go to Hospice instead of hospitalisation. ¬†Those who were going to die and were accepting of it fared far better in hospice. ¬† ¬† They did not suffer any more than those in the hospital. ¬† They were in calmer more natural situations. ¬†Most important their lives were not needlessly and senselessly kept going for the minutes, hours, at most days, in which the patient suffered. ¬†In some cases it was the patient’s choice to go to the hospital and that is proper, if you don’t want to die , no matter how hopeless your case maybe , you deserve to have the staff fight to provide you every opportunity to live. ¬†However sometimes even when a patient is taking to a hospital the case is already hopeless and the body simply can not continue to live. ¬†Again even in those cases if the patient wants to do everything possible I support their right to get the care and treatment that may give them that option. ¬† In the cases where a patient has the facts, know they are terminal, and decide they don’t want to face the pain and issues of resuscitation, other options should be available. ¬†Sadly it is often the family that block such efforts to provide a comfortable end to such patients. ¬† I knew one poor woman who was kept alive for days suffering incredibly. ¬†Her lungs were destroyed, she couldn’t breath. ¬†Her lungs had no ability to exchange air, to her every moment was suffocation. ¬†Nothing could be done to keep life sustaining oxygen being transferred from her lungs to her body. ¬†It couldn’t happen. ¬†She was going to die, yet was kept alive in agony for ¬†two days because her husband couldn’t let her go. ¬† She beg us to let her go to not resuscitate her. ¬†However at the point they come to the I.C.U. a patient is considered to be in a condition to not be able to address their own needs if a family member can state their wishes. ¬†It is little more complicated than that but if you get a doctor who for religious beliefs is adamant that all measures be taken even if the patient doesn’t want it, if they can find even a remote relative that asks for all measures to be done, they will push to go with all measures. ¬†I felt we were torturing this lady just so her husband could put off his own grief of saying good bye , of admitting his wife was dead. ¬†It was resolved when our director asked him to stay on the last time out of multiple times she coded and was resuscitated. ¬† He seen the toll it takes on the patient, the damage to the body that resuscitating a patient can do to them. ¬†It is not like on TV where they charge paddles and give a few shocks and the patient then starts breathing and is alive again. ¬†Bones can be and often are broken, ribs broken can damage the other organs like lungs, ¬†damage done the body, drugs administered that are a serious problem, organ failure and brain damage can easily result. ¬†In this case the husband watched what was being done to his wife’s body and begged all of us to stop. ¬†He had not known. ¬† I and Ron have already said in written documents we don’t want such efforts if our conditions are to such an extent. ¬†If we are in an end of life state we prefer hospice care. ¬†Go out with dignity and peace. ¬†Ron and I both believe in euthanasia or doctor assisted suicide after what we have seen and lived through in the time we worked in I.C.U.’s. ¬† ¬†Be safe and well, but be happy with your life, think carefully how you want the end of your life to be. ¬†IF you don’t, someone else will decided for you, and you may not like the way they do decide it. ¬† Hugs


October 17, 2016

I want one of these

Filed under: News, Science — Scottie @ 17:02

Sisyphus is a kinetic coffee table designed to make its own patterns. A thin layer of sand lies beneath the glass surface, and a robot-powered magnet rolls a ball through the grains to create mesmerizing designs. Source Source 2

October 15, 2016

Cape Town Student Says Science Must ‚ÄúRestart‚ÄĚ Since It Doesn‚Äôt Incorporate African Black Magic

Filed under: Ideas, News, Questions, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 22:16

Science isn’t the problem. She is.

Source: Cape Town Student Says Science Must ‚ÄúRestart‚ÄĚ Since It Doesn‚Äôt Incorporate African Black Magic

I found this interesting. ¬† I couldn’t really understand the audio part of the video. ¬†However this shows it is not just in the USA that religions want science thrown out in favor of their favorite myth. ¬† If anyone has more information on this I would love to hear it. ¬† Thanks. ¬† Hugs


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