My usual theme crashed and stopped displaying everything expect pictures and comments. I may return to it when the problem is resolved.
I do apologize that so much time has passed since I last posted a podcast. This was not my intention, but circumstances beyond my control forced me to take a hiatus. On the other hand, looking back on the past year, I needed this time to reflect on all that I had learned up to this point in my investigations.
I begin this second phase of my podcast with another book report. I came across a book called Civilized Man’s Eight Deadly Sins by Konrad Lorenz at a little bookstore in rural West Virginia. Once I finally got around to reading it, I felt I should share the ideas in this book with you. It is a short book, but very dense, so I decided to split it into two podcasts. In this first part, I cover the first three sins according to Mr. Lorenz; Overpopulation, Devastation of the Environment and Man’s Race Against Himself. I explore what I think Mr. Lorenz gets right and what he misinterprets, in my opinion.
I wanted to remind my visitors that I am still alive and well. I will be in Hawaii until June, which means that the podcast will not return until then. My archived talks will remain up in the interim, of course.
Even though, I haven’t been doing the podcast, I continue to scan the news for interesting articles that hint to the direction this system seems to be heading. Here are some of them.
IMF’s epic plan to conjure away debt I got a good chuckle from this article. This is yet another example of the dialectical game that is played on the public. The fallacy in the article’s argument lies in the ignorance of how and why the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve were created. If these institutions actually worked for the public benefit, the plan laid out here would probably work.
World Bank warns of 4 degree theshhold I don’t have much to say about this article, except that it is more doom and gloom about the environment. Funny, I don’t hear much about rising sea levels out here in the middle of the Pacific.
Scientists confirm that homosexuality is not genetic, but epigentic
I have many friends who are homosexuals. This is a very touchy subject to bring up in conversation, but what this article states is true, except for the omission of certain chemicals like BPA and phthalates. You can link to the actual paper here and see if I missed something.
1/4 of Japanese men between the ages of 30-34 are still virgins The Japanese government is very worried about the country’s population decline, as it should be.
China forces internet browser to register real name The president has mentioned such a requirement a couple of years ago. We’ll see when and if it will be implemented in the States.
How many have died because of the FDA? Granted, WND.com is a right leaning website, but the author does make some intriguing points. One subject the author does not touch upon is the fact that the FDA is staffed by people from big Pharma, similar to how Monsanto, DuPont, ADM and other big food corporations run the USDA.
To those long time listeners and newcomers, I want to remind you that I have not abandoned my little corner of the Internet. My life here in Hawaii has been chaotic as of late and now I find myself hunting for a new place to live. Needless to say, I haven’t had any time for the podcast or even research. I will be back in a few months. In the meantime, keep thinking for yourself.
I’ve been living in so-called paradise for over a month now and I must say it has been an enlightening experience. I am at once in awe of the stunningly gorgeous scenery that surrounds me during my travels so far around Oahu and disgusted with the hullabaloo of Honolulu, where I have to work 4 days a week. I thought traffic was horrible when I lived in Seattle!
My living situation has been hectic as well, which has obviously distracted me from the podcast and blog site. I’m hoping my life will smooth out by mid-September, but I can’t make any guarantees.
In the meantime, I ask that you continue to download episodes.
This month, Rolling Stone magazine published an article entitled, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” by Bill McKibben. Considering that the majority of the U.S. has been in an extended heat wave this summer, I decided that I should talk about the weather a bit and while I’m at it, poke some holes in the global warming theory. Everyone should really pay attention to the green agenda, before it begins to dominate all of our lives.
In part two of my talk about “Lies My Teacher Told Me”, I explore the concept of heroification as it pertains to Christopher Columbus. Our high school history textbooks whitewash the atrocities perpetrated by Columbus and those who followed by (once again) blaming the victims. The Arawaks were to blame for their own demise. They should have developed better weapons, I guess. Columbus’ actions in the West Indies set a precedent that affects us to this day. We celebrate Thanksgiving by gorging on food and drink and praising the ingenuity of the Pilgrims, yet most do not know the truth behind the holiday. If they did, I do not think they would have much of an appetite. Then again, one has to be open to the truth in order to understand it. Such critical thought is not allowed in the classroom. Only blind obedience to authority, whether it be a teacher or the federal government.