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(and a big thank you from Wikileaks to freefromthoughtblogs)

Wikileaks and Julian Assange have been awarded the 2011 Walkley Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism. Not as globally renowned as the Pulitzers, they are nevertheless the Australian equivalent and still an award that retains some degree of credibility and integrity (contra MTV awards or Oscars).

On one level, this is fantastic. The public, fickle as always and with the attention span of gnats, have allowed Assange to largely become the forgotten man – whilst the attacks to destroy him have in no way abated. Journalists are at least making a token effort to acknowledge the man. Any journalist that remembers their code of ethics and standards and actually still practices genuine journalism knows full well that the act of doing their job as the public’s watchdog could land them in a situation similar to Assange’s at any time. In many parts of the world, it is still one of the most dangerous occupations. (more…)

Tell the new, new atheism to fuck off.

This is an extended rumination on some Freethought literature I have mentioned previously. It contains a lot of very pertinent, and in my opinion, critical points that address the why and the how of godlessness, skepticism and Freethought running off the rails as disastrously as they have over the past few years.

These are all points aimed squarely at PZ Myers as he is the prime corrupter of the movement, but it applies equally to all of the other alpha-baboons that have set up shop at the Crisis Factory that is bent on making criminals and pariahs out of anyone that raises a voice in dissent. (more…)

Ophelia Benson practices emergency misogyny response

The Talking Prune’s desperation to cherry-pick for the sake of confirmation bias is well documented and now the stuff of legend. Of all the baboons, she is the one that most consistently has determination enough to bloody her fingernails while scraping the bottom of the barrel.

This is all very much evident in her current barfing – she somehow managed to stumble across the latest, but certainly not the greatest, outrage from a second tier wannabe provocateur cum1 yellow journalist Kyle Sandilands in faraway in Australia (upside down land for the baboons).

This is just trashy headline grabbing in the tradition of Britain’s gutter tabloids, and very much in the contemporary tradition of the baboon board(more…)

"Trust me"

“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” — Bernard Baily

“It is necessary that we first draw the distinction between evil and ordinary sin. It is not their sins per se that characterize evil people… The central defect of the evil is not the sin but the refusal to acknowledge it… the self-righteous who think they are without sin because they are unwilling to suffer the discomfort of significant self-examination. ” — M. Scott Peck1

“Are a man’s lies merely an indication of his own twisted reality, or does he consciously know he is lying when he sets out to make himself look like the perfect, innocent and injured party?” — Tigress Luv

It never cease to amaze me how The Naked Emperor can continue to pump out this pernicious gibberish and maintain a straight face. It is unbelievable. Does he believe it? I doubt anyone will ever know. A duplicity wrapped in a deceit inside a chicanery. It’s a business model. He has to pretend to believe it – (more…)

Funny! LOL! Get over it.

“The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of baboon board hypocrisy.” — Voltaire (if he were alive today)

There is only one real consistent set of features within the sheltered workshop that is freefromthoughtblogs – and they are hypocrisy, double standards, demands for exceptionalist considerations and the right to be offended at anything at the drop of a hat. Beyond that, everything is a variable dictated by whatever tantrum is being thrown.

So there was very little surprise to be found in this article passed down the chain eventually finding me –

“Priors”

November 18, 2011 at 2:53 am physioprof

Is there any fucken d00d on earth who has ever used the word “prior” as a noun who doesn’t deserve a massive punch right in the motherfucken dicke? (more…)

Ophelia Benson protests the evils of censorship

This is not the official follow-on to the previous article, just an intermission prompted by some new superhuman idiocy from the Talking Prune. Call it the straw that broke the camels back for today. Of all of the alpha-baboons that barricade themselves within the Crisis Factory, the one that stands out from all the rest in terms of repetitive gibberish and sheer intellectual incoherence is the Talking Prune, Ophelia Benson.

Really, it takes a special breed of imbecile to criticise the epistemic relativism1 of various irrational belief systems, and then, in the same blog, post articles such as A man generally cannot know – and then expect to be taken seriously. And to compound the dumbness, a blog who’s byline is “fighting fashionable nonsense”. Yet Ophelia does this kind of thing day in, day out and does so with a straight face. (more…)

“It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.” — Clifford’s Credo

This is quite a nice article I blundered into from some group that call themselves SKP Freethinkers (“SKP” => “escapee”, buncha recreational vehicle nuts, but with very solid Freethinker / skeptic foundations).

This is as good a statement of Freethought principles as I have seen recently, and in fact, Freedom From Religion Foundation agree, asking to reprint it as a pamphlet. It is clear, concise and to the point – simple enough even for baboons to understand. It is well worth a read, and whilst doing so, bearing The Naked Emperor and “freethought”blogs.com in mind. Here’s the link and some choice quotes –

What is a freethinker? (more…)

Truthiness personified

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Whenever I hear the term “snake oil” now I get images of The Naked Emperor in my mind. The ease and glibness with which he spins falsehoods and modifies reality on the fly to suit his purposes is staggering. I just present these two screencaps and am otherwise speechless –

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"We are at war with Eurasia"

"We are NOT at war with Eurasia. We have NEVER been at war with Eurasia"

Now if there actually were all these mysterious Australian women terrified that I’d kick them in the cunt, it would have been brought up by now and repeated ad nauseam. But it hasn’t. It only gets raised now because we are at a convenient part of the plot line and it can add colour to the story. Hearsay and chinese whispers. This is how BigLies get constructed. Just keep chipping away and demonising, repeat over and over and over, and it will stick. Substance not necessary. And it helps if your audience are baboons.

Edit 12th Nov. – Myers statement that everyone’s “fallen all over themselves” is patently false, as can be read here in previous entries. People were just scratching their heads wondering if Myers actually was that stupid, and sat and waited for more information – Myers’ track record of living up to his own boasting is pretty dismal, and sure enough, in this case it appears he didn’t have backbone to follow-up on his threats. The ambiguity of Myers language, as pointed out by some, was also noted – that’s why there was no spontaneous cry of “bullshit!” What is noted by the above is that this is all very typical Myers style deception and stupid game playing that just supports all previous observations about him.

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At least for your spiritual forebears.

It is the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht. They can sure teach you a thing or two about dealing with people who refuse to submit to truth.

It is also the anniversary of the failed Beer Hall Putsch, which just says that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Your Will will Triumph in the end.

And as for other people that refuse to give up when they are reaching for the stars, it is also the anniversary of October Revolution and Joseph Stalin first entering the provisional government of Bolshevik Russia. Just look how far he got.

It’s a happy day all round. You might want to celebrate by denouncing some more random people that disagree with you to whatever authorities you think care.

Ophelia Benson goes bicycle riding in Amsterdam

Let’s learn a new word today. This is for the benefit of the baboons. The rest of you folks probably know this word already, and did so from junior high school because you paid attention to words for their actual meaning, and not for their emotional trigger value –

em·pir·i·cal

adjective

1. derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
2. depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, especially as in medicine.
3. provable or verifiable by experience or experiment.

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i.e. basing stuff on observable reality free of any cognitive biases. So let’s take THAT comment that has terrorised Ophelia to the point I am amazed she hasn’t sent me a laundry bill, and demystify it. Here it is in its raw form, and traced directly back to its source (the details that none of the baboons are interested in), comment #3396 at the slimepit (as the baboon’s like to call it) – (more…)

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