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October 30, 2014

Physics Professor Tells Students Scientific Evidence Points To A 'Designer'


The debate is not over until God says it's over.
A physics professor at the University of Oklahoma who often spends his time studying smashed subatomic particles at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory in Switzerland has another hobby – smashing the notion that all scientists believe the universe was created by some sort of cosmic accident.

Dr. Michael Strauss has given some iteration of a lecture he’s titled “Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God” to students and peers at universities across the nation for nearly 15 years, including at Stanford, UT Dallas, UC Santa Barbara, and most recently Thursday at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he said observable and testable scientific evidence points to a “designer who cares about humanity.”

This is coming from an experimental particle physics expert who also says scientific evidence shows the universe is 14 billion years old, and that it was created through a so-called “big bang” – which many people also hear from the likes of atheist and agnostic scientists.

But Strauss, also known for his knowledge and expertise on the Higgs boson “God Particle,” told his audience of roughly 200 students and professors who packed a campus auditorium to hear him speak that the discoveries of modern science give abundant evidence for the existence of a transcendent, intelligent designer who created the universe and has a purpose for humanity.

[...]“If everything in the universe came into being, then the cause of the universe must be transcendent, not a part of this universe,” Strauss argued. “Science kind of stumbled onto something that the Bible declared long ago … that the universe had a beginning.”

Strauss also brought up evidence for the existence of God by citing the apparent design of the universe, noting the amount of matter in the universe, the strength of its strong nuclear force, and the formation of carbon is so finely tuned that if any of these parameters were modified in the slightest, human life could not exist. Strauss stated there are about 100 similar finely tuned parameters.

Strauss’ third point delved into what he called the “rare Earth hypothesis.” Strauss detailed what it would take to for an earthlike planet to form by chance, a planet capable of sustaining not only bacteria, but higher life forms, such as those found in science fiction stories. (Think Class M planets from Star Trek.)

He highlighted how Earth is unique, with its moon, sun and solar system perfectly aligned to allow life to survive. Few if any planets have a large moon in orbit around it to help provide just the right atmosphere. Few if any planets have a neighbor such as Jupiter, which is so large its gravity sucks into it potential threats to Earth, such as comets and asteroids.

In fact, there are 322 such parameters needed for a planet capable of sustaining intelligent life to form, and the probability for occurrence of all 322 parameters to develop by chance is 10 to the minus -282.

“It is unlikely that Earth could ever be duplicated,” Strauss said Thursday.
More here.
2 Peter 3:5
For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and 
the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God,

The Earth was formed from water? Yeah. There’s lots of it – and not just here on Earth; it is the most abundant compound in the known universe:
Depending on where you look in the universe, there is more – or less water than astronomers had been predicting. These findings come as a result of observations made by the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS). SWAS is operated by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as one of NASA’s Small Explorer Projects (SMEX) and was designed to study the chemical composition of interstellar gas clouds. Its primary objective is to survey water, molecular oxygen, carbon, and isotopic carbon monoxide emission in a variety of galactic star forming regions.

SWAS was launched on 5 December 1998 from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a Pegasus-XL launch vehicle.

In a series of papers published this week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, some contradictory information has emerged. In regions of space where the temperature is only 30 degrees above absolute zero, water was found to be far less plentiful than expected. Conversely, according to a press release, “within gas clouds where new stars are being born, the gas can be heated to temperatures of several thousand degrees Fahrenheit; here the water concentration seems to be as much as 10 thousand times larger.”
The Word of God is not a scientific text, it was never meant to be read as such. It is a spiritual and historical text. But if you look closely, there are some amazing hints about the physical properties of our world.

H/T iOTW Report

Stuffing The Ballot Box

You can fool some of the people all of the time, or
You can fool all of the people some of the time, or
You can turn the ballot box into a election kitty litter box
And have the democrats crap in it.
~ sig94



Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland
An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

Non-Citizens Are Voting
A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.

North Carolina features one of the closest Senate races in the country this year, between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis. So what guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe, the man who has uncovered voter irregularities in states ranging from Colorado to New Hampshire, has learned in North Carolina is disturbing. This month, North Carolina officials found at least 145 illegal aliens, still in the country thanks to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, registered to vote. Hundreds of other non-citizens may be on the rolls.

Here Comes the 2014 Voter Fraud
In the past few months, a former police chief in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to voter fraud in a town-council election. That fraud had flipped the outcome of a primary election. Former Connecticut legislator Christina Ayala has been indicted on 19 charges of voter fraud, including voting in districts where she didn’t reside. (She hasn’t entered a plea.) A Mississippi grand jury indicted seven individuals for voter fraud in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral contest, which featured voting by ineligible felons and impersonation fraud. A woman in Polk County, Tenn., was indicted on a charge of vote-buying—a practice that the local district attorney said had too long “been accepted as part of life” there.

Now come the midterm elections on Nov. 4. What is the likelihood that your vote won’t count? That your vote will, in effect, be canceled or stolen as a consequence of mistakes by election officials or fraudulent votes cast by campaign workers or ineligible voters like felons and noncitizens?

Voter Fraud Deniers Resurface for the Midterm Elections
The left insists that those who do not buy into its agenda regarding global warming are “deniers” – ignoramuses who refuse to acknowledge facts thanks to a political agenda. But when it comes to voter fraud, it is the left that lives in the realm of fantasy. Rachel Maddow, the heavyweight over at the pseudo-intellectual sewage tank of MSNBC – complete with nerd glasses for everyone but Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz! – says that voter fraud doesn’t exist.

Democrats Accused Of Posing As Republican Election Judges In Colorado
The Colorado secretary of state is investigating allegations that some Boulder County Republican election judges are actually Democrats in disguise.

Boulder County GOP Chairwoman Ellyn Hilliard initially raised the alarm when visiting polling locations where she didn’t recognize some of the GOP judges who are tasked with comparing voter signatures on mail ballots to protect against vote fraud.

She became alarmed when she noticed some ballots whose signatures clearly didn’t match those on file for the voter being accepted.

October 27, 2014

October 26, 2014

Coeur d'Alene REVERSES - Ministers Don't Have To Marry Gays

The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, said a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers doesn't have to perform same-sex marriages.

The city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, says the Hitching Post, a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers, doesn't have to perform same-sex marriages.

The city has been embroiled in controversy ever since the owners of the Hitching Post sued the city. They say a city anti-discrimination law threatened to force them to marry same-sex couples now that gay marriage is legal in Idaho.

The story lit up conservative and gay-rights blogs. Wedding chapel owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp said they feared jail time or fines if they declined marriage services to a same-sex couple.

Initially, the city said its anti-discrimination law did apply to the Hitching Post, since it is a commercial business. Earlier this week, Coeur d'Alene city attorney Mike Gridley sent a letter to the Knapps’ attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom saying the Hitching Post would have to become a not-for-profit to be exempt.

But Gridley said after further review, he determined the ordinance doesn’t specify non-profit or for-profit.

“After we've looked at this some more, we have come to the conclusion they would be exempt from our ordinance because they are a religious corporation,” Gridley explained.

Story here.

October 25, 2014

Putin On The Wan

Rumor: Russian Tsar Wannabe Vladimir Putin may be checking out sooner rather than later. From the NY Post:
There is an explanation for Vladimir Putin’s hurry to invade Ukraine — it is rumored he has cancer.

News outlets from Belarus to Poland have reported for months that the Russian strongman has cancer of the spinal cord. But my sources say it’s pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease.

Putin is allegedly being treated by an elderly doctor from the old East Germany whom Putin met decades ago while serving in Dresden for the KGB. The doctor has been trying various treatments including steroid shots, which would explain Putin’s puffy appearance.

The physician, who is 84 years old, quit recently, confiding that he hated coming to Russia and was always mistreated by Putin’s security detail.

Crispin Black, the British army veteran who reports on terrorism and intelligence, reported earlier this year that recurring rumors about Putin’s health “are back again with a vengeance.”
Of course the Post's Page Six isn't a national security briefing source, but - hey - it beats stories about some Kardashian's butt.

BTW: Ten years ago my wife lost her mom (a simply wonderful lady) to pancreatic cancer. It's a stone killer.

I Own The Report

Actually, no.

I Own The World ( iOTW) is was one of my favorite sites. And it still is, but it has morphed into  iOTW Report and has been extensively remodeled; now with three and a half bathrooms, new carpeting in the den and they finally got some curtains.

And that disgusting mold is finally gone from the kitchen. At least I can't smell it anymore.

When Caring Isn't Enough



Sounds awful, don't it? Liberals have been telling us for so long that as long as you care about something, it doesn't matter what you actually do about it.

Well, Ebola don't care either.  It's a simple form of life, the simplest really - a virus - that  just does what it does by replicating inside a host. By doing so, it tries to kill you. And it's pretty good at what it does.

When you bring it home with you, people get scared.  Because a virus doesn't give a hoot about you. You can't reason with it, you can't plead with it, you can't threaten it. It doesn't look at pictures of your kids and smile lovingly.

It's kinda like Sharia Law. And it's here.

The NY Post lets us in on the Ebola Boy's progress in NYC.
An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post.

“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.

“One nurse even went as far as to pretend she was having a stroke to get out of working there, but once they cleared her in the ER they sent her back up,” the source added.

Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated by nurses working in teams of two, “with one serving as a buddy watching the other,” said Health and Hospitals Corporation spokeswoman Ana Marengo, who denied there was a sickout.
You perhaps will have noticed, Dear Reader, that the article tells us "Dr Craig Spencer is being treated by nurses working in teams of two..." and not a single mention of doctors getting their hands dirty.

That is because there is a new organization of socially responsible and morally aware doctors forming in America today; they call themselves "Doctors Without Ebola And Want To Keep It That Way."
The Doctors Without Borders volunteer — who is in stable condition — has even been putting his medical skills to use, lecturing the staff about proper treatment.
Lecturing, as in sobbing uncontrollably into a telephone that no one will answer.
“As a doctor, he knows a lot about medicine, so he would call the nurses station all day and going back and forth with doctors on what to do,” the source said.
And it worked so well for him. I'm sure the nurses are faithfully following his incessant, hysterical instructions to the letter while the supervising doctors long ago vacated the premises and are now drinking Chlorox  martinis (microwaved, not stirred) at the club.

October 24, 2014

Dennis Rodman On Suicide Watch

North Korea has decided to close it's borders to all tourists because of the threat of Ebola.

Insiders state that this measure was actually taken due to disastrous overcrowding in North Korean prison camps. In the Hoeryong concentration camp, barbed wire is now rationed (Minimum Daily Requirement has been reduced to 13mm a day) and prisoners must make reservations to starve to death.

North Korean Tour Guides Explain That The Tourist Center Is Closed.
(Reuters) - North Korea will bar entry to foreigners on tourist trips from Friday because of worries over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, operators of tours to the isolated country told Reuters.

[...]It was not immediately clear if the North Korean ban also covered non-tourist members of the diplomatic or business community with ties to Pyongyang.

"We have just received official news from our partners in the DPRK that, as of tomorrow, tourists from any country, regardless of where they have recently visited, will not be permitted to enter," said Gareth Johnson of Young Pioneer Tours, a travel company based in China that runs tours in North Korea.
H/T Weasel Zippers

O Canada

H/T Virtual Mirage


Two days ago at the Pittsburgh-Flyers game in Pittsburgh.

Doctors Without Common Sense

The New Look
- Smart Ebola Casual Wear - 

From across the pond we hear of a Doctors Without Borders physician who was so caring that he brought the deadly hemorrhagic virus back to The Big Apple Ebola.

Three people are now under quarantine and "disease detectives" are frantically seeking others who may have been infected whilst Doc Spencer spent a week wandering about NYC happily leaking ebola bugs and enjoying conjugal pleasures with his fiancee.

Hmmm - remember the part about body fluids? Welcome home honey...
New York Ebola doctor's fiancee and TWO friends quarantined amid fears he gave them deadly virus: Potential victims in isolation - and there could be more after medic spent SEVEN days riding the subway, bowling and traveling in Uber taxis

  • Dr Craig Spencer, 33, who returned to the U.S. from Guinea, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday
  • He flew through Brussels, Belgium and arrived in New York on October 17
  • The doctor was taken to hospital from his home in Harlem on October 23 after developing an 103F fever, diarrhea and nausea
  • Spencer reported feeling sluggish on Tuesday but only developed a temperature on Thursday morning
  • On Wednesday night, Dr Spencer, who had been self-monitoring his symptoms, went to a bowling alley in Brooklyn by subway and taxi
  • His fiancee Morgan Dixon is being quarantined as a precaution at Bellevue Hospital; His two friends are in self-quarantine at home
  • 'Disease detectives' have fanned out to trace the patients' contacts in order to identify anyone who may be at risk
  • President Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case
Once again the barn door is shut, but not locked, after the horses are gone. When will they finally start to quarantine everyone who enters the US after spending time in an African shithole?

More here.


October 21, 2014

In The News



Genie Sez - You Ain't Gettin' None
A Dubai man has been granted a divorce from a wife who, he alleges, refuses to engage in sexual activity with him. The difference keeping them apart, he argued, is impossible to settle, because her parents told him his wife was possessed by a genie who controlled her every move.
Obviously this isn't the genie.


When He Started Doing Jumping Jacks
ARLINGTON, Va. - A naked man, who was doing push-ups in the middle of an Arlington street, was arrested after police say he became aggressive and refused to listen to commands from officers.

Cops say they found 31-year-old Timothy Lowe just before 8 p.m. in the 3200 block of S. 24th Street. Officers say Lowe was naked, doing push-ups in the street, while under the influence of narcotics.

Police say they used a taser on him after he aggressively approached officers.
Mr. Lowe is a practitioner of the New Tae Kwon Whoa! exercise discipline.


It Was The Rug, The Rug Made Her Do It
Thanks to the Internet and a website that at the time, was scarcely known outside of Washington DC but a website we all know today: the Drudge Report, within 24 hours I became a public figure, not just in the United States but around the entire globe. As far as major news stories were concerned, this was the very first time that the traditional media was usurped by the Internet.

[...]Overnight, I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was Patient Zero.
No, you went from a completely private, "Do You Like My Thong Mr. President?", screwed up, attention-seeking intern to the most widely recognized provider of oral sex in the universe. To this day I refuse to let my wife and daughters wear a blue dress.

Seriously, while kneeling on the carpet in the most famous office in the world preparing to service the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, did it ever occur to you somewhere in the dim, moist, hormone riddled recesses of your mind that this was indeed a very, very Bad Thing™? That throughout the civilized world you would not be able to walk into any public place without the accompaniment of smirking and giggling?

And what's love got to do with it? I am married (32+ years) to a wonderful woman who loves me to death. Yet, in my heart of hearts I know that if we were ever alone together in the Oval Office, she would never, ever do to me what you did to Billy Jeff.

To blame Matt Drudge for this shows that after all these years you still haven't learned a thing about the Bad Thing™ and under what circumstances it is a bad thing.  And that is a Bad Thing™ also.


Django Unzipped
Actress Daniele Watts, who played the slave CoCo in Django Unchained, and her boyfriend have formally been charged with lewd conduct, one month after claiming Los Angeles Police used racial profiling in their arrest.

Watts maintains that she and boyfriend Brian James Lucas were only kissing in her car, parked outside the CBS Studio Center, when police approached them on September 4.

However, witnesses allegedly told police that the two were having sex in public and the LAPD stepped in to investigate the claims.
And what's love got to do with it? I am married (32+ years) to a wonderful woman who loves me to death. Yet, in my heart of hearts I know that if we were ever alone together in the back seat of a car in Los Angeles in view of the public during daylight hours, she would never, ever do to me what Daniele Watts did to her boyfriend.

Don't complain, I'm on a roll here.

October 19, 2014

US IRS And DoJ - Same Corruption, Same Greed

The stench of Eric Holder's DoJ continues to astound. Of course there is no media attention:
Corrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless corporation and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening.


Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district from the case because they may have been defrauded by the DoJ prosecutors.
The short of it is the feds filed a law suit and lied about the evidence in order to fleece a company out of millions.

The order reads, in part:
Defendants base their Motion on the grounds that the United States' prosecution of this action constituted a fraud upon the Court when the United States attorneys and the Moonlight Fire investigators and their counterparts in co-pending state actions, operating under a joint prosecution agreement with the United States, advanced a corrupt and tainted prosecution, violated Defendants' due process rights, and engaged in investigatory and prosecutorial misconduct.


Defendants allege that this misconduct was perpetrated by officers of the Court and ultimately tampered with the administration of justice, in a manner that wronged not only Defendants, but also the Court and the public. 


According to Defendants, the government's misconduct compromised the judicial process and amounts to an unconscionable scheme designed to improperly influence the Court's decisions in this case. In fact, Defendants state that they perceive the Court itself as a victim “as it has neither had the chance to fully assess the trust it naturally placed in certain federal prosecutors nor the ability to do so in the context of all that was eventually discovered about the thoroughly corrupt and financially driven Moonlight Fire investigation.”

[...]Accordingly, all District and Magistrate Judges in the Eastern District of California are RECUSED from hearing case number 2:09-cv-02445 and all related matters. This matter is REFERRED to Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, for the assignment of a judge other than from the Eastern District of California to sit by designation and hear case number 2:09-cv-02445 and all related matters

Story here and here.

October 18, 2014

How Ebola Is Done

Nigeria managed to stop ebola in its tracks. What did they do?
...there has not been a new case of the virus since September 5. And since September 24 the country's Ebola isolation and treatment wards have sat empty. If by Monday, October 20 there are still no new cases, Nigeria, unlike the U.S., will be declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO). 
What can we learn from this African country's success quashing an Ebola outbreak?
  • Fast and thorough tracing of all potential contacts
  • Ongoing monitoring of all of these contacts
  • Rapid isolation of potentially infectious contacts
Apparently Nigeria has people who know what they're doing running their disease prevention. Wonder if they'd like to come here...