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Vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me - Sir Isaac Newton
This picture was taken on 14 August 2009.
"The more people I meet, the more I appreciate my dog"
Porsche 914 pictures and wiring diagrams.
Some Canadian 914 owners.
Portable generator home backup connection.
I have a Zhumell Z12 telescope.
I also found an older
Criterion Dynascope RV-6 reflector telescope. It needs restoration but came with several Circle-Y eyepieces, CP4 Barlow, a RKE28, and a WW2 gun sight.
I'm looking into Wind and Solar power to supplement electrical use in my home.
Grounding techniques for towers used for ham radio or wind systems.
Here is our latest addition to the family.
I found frog eggs in the back yard. They were brought inside and are beginning to hatch.
In an utterly mindless and moronic decision, this song was banned by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. After 26 years playing on the radio some clown complained about the word 'faggot' used in the song. YouTube has the full length unedited version. Email CBSC with your comments.
Update - The ban has been lifted and radio stations are now free to play the song as they deem appropriate.
Christianity stole Christmas.
Christians don't own this holiday, and never did. Christianity is neither the first, nor the 5th, nor the 10th mythology to adopt the Winter Solstice as their major day. Mythra, Bel, Krishna, Horus, and even the Mayan Qetzalcoatl were all born on the Winter Solstice. Jesus, if you believe the Bible, was actually born in the Spring, but early Christians changed it to mesh with other mythos (look it up).
Indeed, none of the trappings of Christmas are Christian. All of it predates Christianity. Yuletide, and Yule logs come from the Pagan holiday of Yule (the pagans also took the Solstice for their own). Santa Claus is Nordic, Germanic, or Celtic, depending on who you ask, and there were no tinsel-covered evergreens in Bethlehem -- that's Pagan too.
Christians don't deserve a monopoly on holiday cheer. We all own a piece of the Solstice (whatever you call it).
In the Name of the Pasta, and of the Sauce, and of the Holy Meatballs, RAmen.
Flying Spaghetti Monster Revealed. Part 1 and Part 2.
Gospel of The Flying Spaghetti Monster.
More about Pastafarianism.
Watch Flying Spaghetti Monster as He creates the world.
Flying Spaghetti Monster songs 1, 2, 3, 4
The Shroud of Napkin
How to Convert an Athiest Part 1 and part 2.
Official website of the
Athiest Bus campaign.
I'd have gone further and said "There is no god. Now stop being delusional and get on with your life."
But at least it's a step... (My apologies to Flying Spaghetti Monster)
"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty, ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomachochistic, capriciously malevolent bully."
Is Science a Religion? by Richard Dawkins.ItsAlive!eBook.pdf
Check out Jamie’s new book:
BANG! The Universe Verse: Book 1
A scientifically accurate, rhyming, comic book that describes the origin of the universe in captivating white on black illustrations. From the beginning of existence to the birth of stars and galaxies, you’ll learn how matter was created, why stars shine, and where we fit in this wild and crazy universe. This book is intended for all ages. If you don’t understand everything, don’t worry - no one does! That’s why it rhymes and has lots of pictures.
Part 2, It's Alive is now available!
Carl Sagan - The Dragon in my Garage.
The world holds two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
The Watermelon Miracle
Just because science so far has failed to explain something... to say it follows that the facile, pathetic explanations which religion has produced somehow by default must win the argument is really quite ridiculous. Richard Dawkins
What if rational, intelligent human beings begin uniting together to help heal the delusion and make our world a better place?
"In the beginning man created god!"
Join the crusade against the ignorance and stupidity that led to the first Crusade!
SMART ideas about Right and Wrong
Planning to baptize your child?
Some of my favorite SMART quotations.
To believe something in the face of evidence and against reason
- to believe something by faith
- is ignoble, irresponsible and ignorant, and merits the opposite of respect.
In the 1980s a newspaper reported that Jesus is now here. If you put now and here together you get nowhere.
When people say, "I'm with Jesus", what they really mean is, "I have an imaginary friend"!
All thinking men are atheists.
Faith based education is a social cancer which serves only to produce new generations of ignorant bigots and I believe that indoctrinating children with this repressive medieval bullshit should be vigorously prosecuted as child abuse.
Atheism Central for Secondary Schools
Godless in America - "Nothing about atheism prevents me from thinking about any idea. It is the very epitome of free thought. Atheism imposes no dogma and seeks no power over others."
God did not make man in his own image. Evidently it was the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilizations.
Atheists have always been at the forefront of rational thinking and beacons of enlightenment. Now you can share your idealism by being part of the OUT Campaign.
Questions from Ask The Atheists
Atheism is not a conscious act of turning away from all gods. It is simply the final destination for those who think. You will be pleased to discover that the sky does not fall down on your head. If you still want to pray, you can; the success rate of your prayers is unlikely to change. (Guy P. Harrison)
Pat Condell sums things up beautifully. I've been watching several of his videos online. It is enlightening to finally see someone speak in such a clear, concise, and truthful manner. I fully agree with him.
Here are some of his videos.
Those who have not been enlightened may find Edward Current's War on Athiesm more appealing.
He has many videos on MySpace, YouTube, and Milk and Cookies.
What If God Disappeared?
God's Cool Designs
What Would Jesus NOT Do?
This must be one of the best Jeebus sightings ever. Click for the website.
" The way to change the world is to change people's minds. As more and more people openly discuss the fact that "God" and "Allah" are completely imaginary, the world becomes a better place. The people who believe in "religion" look sillier and sillier. Eventually, religion becomes a fringe activity that is meaningless. "
This is an interesting series at YouTube. There are at least 34 videos.
Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 1)
"God is a spirit. 0% proof!"
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence, than it does knowledge." - Charles Darwin.
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect." - James Madison
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley
"Faith is believing what you know ain't so." - Mark Twain
"Science is a candle in the dark" - Carl Sagan
"Where knowledge begins, religion ends." Ulugh Beg, Viceroy of Samarkand 1410 - 1449
"So for scientists and others who worry about the grip of religious faith, I say continue to light a brighter candle and chase back the darkness." Edward O. Wilson, founder of the science of sociobiology - The Philosophers' Magazine Autumn 1999
"To be an athiest requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which athiesm would deny.", Joseph Addison 1672-1719
"Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life." Aristotle
"Everybody who has undertaken in the last 300 years to stand against the growth of scientific knowledge has lost." ,Paul Gross, biologist
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." Stephen Roberts
“All religions have a track record of non achievement for several thousand years. Indeed it may well be argued that the only tangible benefit to civilization is by the feel good factor it provides to people who would rather be happy than right.” Thunderf00t on YouTube
Belief in an all-knowing, all-powerful supreme cosmic dictator who created the universe is not only very childish and illogical, it's simply ridiculous and (should be) highly embarrassing for any serious adult to admit.
The clear cognitive dissonance displayed by followers of organised religion is currently the world's most pressing mental health challenge.
Take responsibility to educate yourself. Knowledge is power. Beware of strange men in strange clothing who inhabit strange buildings and ask for money every Sunday.
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes, and he is turned out for what he knows.
Imagine there's no heaven; it's easy if you try.
No hell below us, above us only sky.
Imagine all the people living for today ...
Imagine there's no countries; it isn't hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too.
Imagine all the people living life in peace...
-- John Lennon, Imagine
Top 10 Signs You're a christian Fundamentalist
I often have to listen to critical comments from Christians regarding my views. As yet there is not the slightest real evidence to support their beliefs nor a single direct answer to any of the questions. Spouting bible BS doesn't cut it. I have very little patience for such utter idiocy. It is like a disease. Religious beliefs do nothing but perpetrate ignorant nonsense and condemn future generations to believe in its violent mythology. I am not intentionally focusing on Christians, but it is the dominant group where I live. When I worked in Israel I had Jewish crap shoved at me, and while in Syria it was Islamic stupidity. It takes a special brand of idiot to believe in this foolishness. Jesus, Allah, Zeus, Ra, Thor, and others are no more real than The Great Pumpkin. The sooner people wake up to reality the better off the planet will be as a society. Civilization has been enslaved to its imaginary friends for far too long. Give your head a good hard shake and toss Jeebus and his Goatherder's Guide to the Universe into the garbage bin.
I consider myself anti-religious — actively against religion in all it's delusionary forms and have been since before high school. I've put up with Christian bullshit and had religious education shoved down my throat throughout all levels of public schooling. The onslaught continues in daily life. My beliefs follow rationalism, not foolish superstitions. The pursuit of knowledge through science, logic, and thought are the only ways for humanity to progress. We need to shed the chains of religion before our species will truly thrive and succeed.
I do not use the term athiest to describe myself.
We do not use the words aleprechaunist or afairiest to describe those who do not believe in leprechauns or fairies.
It is ridiculous to use the word atheist to describe those who do not believe in something which is equally foolish.
The term "atheist" gives too much credit to
delusional thiests and I will not use them as a reference to define my beliefs.
It is time to choose a positive and forward thinking term for those who know that all human gods are imaginary.
A more appropriate word is Rationalist. Christians, jews, muslims, and people of other equally delusionist religious groups would be referred to as Irrationals.
Another interesting term is PEARList - A person who believes in the use of Physical Evidence And Reasoned Logic.
Putting Faith in its Place
I enjoy watching science fiction shows on television. There is plenty of religion on StarTrek, particularly with Klingons and Bajorans. However there is nothing suggesting it is correct and in most cases shows the reasoning behind the superstitions. It is even more surprising when people scold me for wasting time watching such silly shows, that it is only people dressed in funny costumes, and clearly not true. The same people then have the audacity to go to church on Sundays and pray to their imaginary friends! How hypocritical, but that's what christianity and religion is built upon. It's amusing if nothing else.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Logics will get you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I've recently become aware of the use of bump keys to easily open locks. I made a bump key in just a few minutes and was able to open the dead bolts on the doors of my house. The locks are doing little more than keeping wind from blowing the door open. Anyone with a bump key and intent to get in would do so with virtually no resistance.
Watch the following bump key videos.
1, 2, 3, 4.
I have other ideas for improving home security.
Lots of pictures of Taylor.
Pictures of the 19 February 2004 blizzard.
Automotive OBD2 codes
National HRO instruction manual. Includes parts listing and schematic.
Hallicrafters SX25 instruction manual. Includes parts listing and schematic.
Directory of my pages.
Keep your filthy f-ing cats out of my yard.
Halifax Regional Municipality has enacted a bylaw regarding responsible animal ownership.
Bylaw A-300 Respecting Animals and Responsible Pet Ownership
Cat: It's the "other" red meat.
How to eat cats
Beer Can Cat Teriyaki - Includes a beverage!
More cat recipe ideas.
More tasty morsels from Jerry's Bait & Tackle. Click on Recipes on left of screen.
Other useful links and sites I visit.
National Do Not Call List
Canadian Marketing Association, Do Not Contact service.
Create and manage a Personal Do-Not-Call list
CBC Nova Scotia Storm Center
LavaSoft Ad-Aware download Spyware removal
Canadian Satellite TV forums
Nova Scotia weather forecast
US National Hurricane Center
Engine Oil Filter Study
Motorcycle oil filters exposed!
Connector configurations for telephone, computer, etc.
Pelican Parts Porsche parts supplier
Bob is the Oil Guy Articles on oil additives, filters, etc.
Nova Scotia road conditions and highway web cams
VMR Canada Canadian used vehicle market values
Nova Scotia Driver's Handbook
Industry Canada Certification and Engineering Bureau - Radio Equipment List (REL)
Nova Scotia Food Establishment Inspection Reports
Publications: Nova Scotia Environment
Before You Construct a Water Well: Facts a Homeowner should know
Before You Construct an On-site Sewage System: Facts a Homeowner should know
Taking Care of Your Home Sewage Disposal System
I've always been intrigued with Egyptology. I visited the pyramids in January 1988 while working with UNDOF - United Nations Disengagement Observation Force at the Golan Heights at the border with Syria and Israel. The massive size of the structures can not be appreciated without actually being there. The tour went inside the Bent Pyramid and Khufu's pyramid. We also visited the Egyptian museum in Cairo. I should scan some of my pictures to put here...
Jean-Pierre Houdin has the most plausible theory for the construction of the pyramid that I've seen to date. The web site describing the theory is highly recommended.
The HRM Freecycle network is designed to allow individuals who want to "recycle" that special something that's no longer being used, but too good to throw out. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door, feel free to post it. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! Our goal: To find a good home for material objects that are otherwise headed for the landfill.
If you don't live in the Halifax area, click here for other Freecycle Network communities.
Protect our climate and have cleaner air and healthier communities for all everyone.
The One-Tonne challenge asks you to reduce your annual greenhouse gas emissions by one tonne.
CBC and The Hour want to mobilize Canadians to do One Million Acts of Green.
Saving energy also puts more money in your pocket.
Cow's milk is the wrong food for people.
Unless you're a calf, cow's milk is not for you.
The Milk Letter
No Milk Page
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Homogenized Milk: Rocket Fuel for Cancer
Socrates taught his students that the pursuit of truth can only begin once they start to question and analyze every belief that they ever held dear. If a certain belief passes the tests of evidence, deduction, and logic, it should be kept. If it doesn't, the belief should not only be discarded, but the thinker must also then question why he was led to believe the erroneous.
Things you'd like to say at work
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." (Carl Sagan)
“Knowledge is Freedom: hide it, and it withers; share it, and it blooms” (P. Hill)
If it becomes apparent your goals can not be reached on time, do not adjust your goals. Instead, adjust your approach.
Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. And someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all. (Futurama, Season 3, Godfellas)
“The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so." - Gore Vidal
I’m working on the patience to accept stupid people the way they are, courage to maintain my self control, and the wisdom to know that if I act on it, I'll go to jail.
“It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” - Mark Twain.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.
The views and opinions expressed on this page and my other pages are my own. They may or may not reflect those of my family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, beer buddies, gardener, family doctor, employer(s), coworker(s), mechanic, the guy who pumps the septic tank, etc. Similarities to any people, situations, fantasies, or imaginary friends should be considered purely coincidental.
If you like my web pages please let me know. If you don't like my web pages or disagree with my thoughts and/or expressions I really don't care. Find somewhere else to whine and don't come back. Friends of Jeebus can Póg mo thóin.