Rants

Stop outsourcing your self approval to religious powers

  • February 15, 2014

"I cant help but draw the parallels, you know, to religion. So religion you get tithed or whatever you have to pay 10% or whatever the fuck amount. So you’re paying for the church always. And then you look at the means they went to make sure everybody ascribed. Well, burning people at a stake when they didn’t believe, well that’s a pretty good way to ensure that you are going to get 10% of that persons money. And then making sure that they’re guilty, ALWAYS, 24 fucking 7, because you’ve made the urge to have sex, which is like the urge to eat, or to take a dump, its not gonna go away,...

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The Social Musician – Thoughts on musician recoil to the word “sales”

  • February 9, 2014

I've recently been listening to the CD baby podcast for independent musicians and it has really gotten me thinking about the non-music side of Smooth Sailing. When I was younger I thought that if I JUST made the best music that I could that I would be discovered because that bullshit idea had been programmed into my brain. Maybe for 1 in a billion you are just in the right place at the right time and you don't get fucked over by a major label, but for many musicians, the dream of music will remain just a dream. I don't want Smooth Sailing to be a dream. Which leads into social media...

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Commentary On Nye & Ham debate (CONFIRMATION BIAS IS BAD FOR YOUR MIND)

  • February 5, 2014

Bill Nye debates Evolution vs Creationism I just watched this thing and hit pause when I had to hammer something down on paper Using the time on this specific video which still has like 13-14 mins of pre-broadcast waiting screen in it. Pause @ 21.13 Oh fuck... the face palm begins... this is going to be a bumpy ride. At least he didn't deny all science which is actually progressive for a lot of creationists watching... but now creating the first gap (observational vs historical) which I can definitely see him leading to the denying of archeological and DNA validity. Saying we weren’t...

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A few white panels

  • January 17, 2014

About a month and a half ago a man jumped from a window in the apartment complex I live in There was apparently a loud crash that I didn’t hear, was either at the gym or asleep don’t remember. He landed on these windows above a cafe in the mall below There was a temporary garbage bag/plastic covering over them for a few weeks but now there are these white panels instead. It’s bizarre to look at, I see them everyday. A human being reached some point where he saw no other option. Who knows what was going through his mind, but when I see those panels everyday I see a monument of human...

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Allegory of the Cave

  • December 30, 2013

Allegory of the Cave December 30, 2013 at 1:47am Platos Allegory of the Cave. http://faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/cave.htm We don't know what we don't know, and what we think we know is (sometimes) our best attempt to put sensory information into words. Some descriptions may be more accurate than others, but each meaning and representation is subject to our own biases/conditioning. I have an image of what a car is in my head. The image that comes to mind may or may not be the same image that you have, but we have an implicit understanding that a car generally has 4 wheels, a windshield,...

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Sociopaths and Society

  • January 2, 2013
Sociopaths and Society

In learning alot about various convicted psychopaths in the past few months (Bundy, Rodney Alcala, BTK, Dean Corll etc…) , it's evident that this is a recurring problem. As a society we don’t know what to do other than incarcerate/execute these people, when we actually manage to catch them. And then there are the corporate sociopaths who do things like defraud millions of people and cause the 2008 financial meltdown. The fact is that 1% of people are born as sociopaths/psychopaths and this has wide ranging implications for the world. (While technically sociopath/psychopath are the same...

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