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Some things I like

2012
Where What Comments
You Tube

Christopher Hitchens

On toying with religion.

You Tube

Lawrence O'Donnell: NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre A 'Desperate, Cornered Rat,' 'Lobbyist For Mass Murderers' (VIDEO)

And there you have it....

You Tube

Adele

Nice.

You Tube

Ricky Gervais on Atheism

JC as a baby sitter. Haha.

You Tube

Stewart CRUSHES Chris Wallace

Of course. Murdoch owes the world.

You Tube

John Cleese Despises Christianity.- Antitheist atheist

Tenth rate platitudes. Haha. Some of the Pythons and Malcolm Muggeridge (A candle) and a man in a frock.

The New York Times

Grand Old Planet

Facts do actually matter.

National Secular Society

Supreme Court rules on compensation to Catholic child abuse victims

Love is the message - well maybe not, the message is we want to keep our money. Support religion - help stop compensation for victims.

The Guardian

Starbucks wakes up and smells the stench of tax avoidance controversy

These huge multi-national companies need to grow up.

National Geographic

Global Footprints

Cool.

The Guardian

Water companies pay little or no tax on huge profits

Baroness Thatcher's legacy methinks..

TED

How to Spot a Liar

Worthwhile.

You Tube

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

Must watch - now!

The Guardian

Sellafield audit shows safety costs spiralling

We really need lots more (the UK government says 10) nuclear power stations. No need to worry about the waste - or the decommissioning costs eh?

The Guardian

Hurricane Sandy: Beware of America's disaster capitalists

And here the true face of big capitalism - the red-bloodied American way. The logical progression of Thatcher and Regan privatization.

Bill Maher

Bill Maher's Mitt Romney Warning: 'When You Elect Mitt You're Electing Every Right-Wing Nut He's Pandered To In The Last 10 Years' (VIDEO)

Right!

TED

Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt

Failing governance. He started an NGO called "Transparency International".
Quotes: "Foreign bribes by companies (Germany) were not just supported, but also tax deductable." "In Germany you are not allowed to bribe a Civil Servant, but you are allowed to bribe an elected Deputy."

TED

Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

Many European countries have FOI Laws, but they need to be used. Heather is the journalist who worked on the UK parliament expenses issue - for 5 years.
Quote: "What we need is an Offical Disclosures Act - One which prosecutes Civil Servants who try to hide disclosures."

Winnom

Promotional Video from Corning

This will be everywhere in a few years.

The BBC

Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story

A tragic story of an amazing Talent. Used to love his radio show.

You Tube

Ricky Gervais on Noah's Ark

And now it all looks so silly, if only there wasn't so much damage...

You Tube

Brutal 4 Minutes for? All of Religion - Christopher Hitchens vs. Your Deity

And now it all looks so silly, if only there wasn't so much damage...

You Tube

Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

"And I say to the grown ups (?) if you want to deny the world and what we can observe in the universe, that's fine. But don't make your kids do it."

You Tube

2012 Paul Broun Testimony

The most backward country on the planet. Guns (freedom to kill)

The Guardian

Deborah Orr - We should be ashamed of criminalising squatters

Quite!

BBC News

'No health benefit' from prayer

Really? What a surprise.

Secular Europe

Time to rethink the Church's role in state education

Let's bully young minds. Otherwise they wouldn't believe this crap now would they?

Secular Europe

Germany: Catholics criticise ruling for those who opt out of "church tax"

So you really think religion is not about money and power?

The Guardian

An open letter to Owen Paterson, the new environment secretary

Why do I think the British Right-wingers won't be "getting with the programme anytime soon? Oh and there really is a lot to be made of renewables in the UK - "Britain could power itself six times over with electricity from our sun, wind and water". Friend's of the Earth.

The Guardian

Robert Booth - Secret Royal Veto Power Over New Laws To Be Exposed

Seriously? They own huge swaths of the UK and have official influence on legislators to ensure it stays that way?

You Tube

Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris & Ayaan Hirsi Ali

A Celebration of Reason - 2012 Global Atheist Convention 13-15th April - Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre Presented by the Atheist Foundation of Australia

Cape Cod Times

Data confirm rising sea levels

Trouble is the "majority" don't vote, unless they vote against their own best interests.

You Tube

Robert Reich - Are you regressive or Progressive?

An excellent summary of the science and consequences of Climate Change by Eric A. Davidson, president and senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center.

The BBC

Chimp solves memory test 'faster than blink of an eye'

I can't do this and neither can you!

The Guardian

These tax scams are all legal - that's morally repugnant

We the people need to fix this.

You Tube

Hide and seek Toddler POV

Delightful.

The Guardian

Simon Jenkins - The marriage of church and state is anything but gay Anglicans emerge from this row looking absurdly pedantic. It's time to disestablish the Church of England

It really is about time we took the separation seriously.

Huff Post

Earth Tipping Point Study In Nature Journal Predicts Disturbing And Unpredictable Changes

Spend Phase 3 touring around Europe and seeing so many (still) beautiful places and meeting some good people, it seems a shame that the shit will almost certainly hit the fan within a century. People alive then will ask "What did they think they were doing?"

UC Television

Robert Reich: How Unequal Can America Get Before We Snap?

This is what has happened and not just in the U.S. Mandatory.

Huff Post

Shocking New Oil Propaganda Plan to Fool Americans

Money trumps science?

Democracy Now

"We Need to Make a Ruckus": Robert Reich Hails Occupy for Exposing Concentration of Wealth and Power

This is a long-haul and we will have to keep returning to making things better. The right-wing will always want to take things backward.

Drmocracy Now

Former Labor Sec. Robert Reich on Clinton's Errors of Crippling Welfare to Repealing Glass-Steagall

Candid. This man is very special!

The Irish Times

Evil, militant anti-Christian secularism is simply a myth

Damn right too it is!!

TED

Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier

Aging - is it for you? You bet!

BBC News

Leader of 'radical' US nuns rejects Vatican criticism

The pointed hats vs the ladies who do good work?

TV 4

Why does anyone believe in organizations run by frustrated men which promote myths and fairy tales? "They don't grow up with strong women around them!" Haha!

Mandatory viewing!

You Tube

The pro-life movement's disregard for life is grotesque

Worth reading!

You Tube

Higher social class predicts increased unethical behavior

Interesting! Mandatory reading!

You Tube

Jeffrey Sachs on the US economy: 'It's been an amazing ride for the rich'

If I were a rich man!

You Tube

The Vizsla Song

Well done!

Guardian

What Aardman's Pirates taught me about the evils of capitalism

Well-written, interesting article.

Huff Post

The law in Tennessee

There are fly-over states and then there's Tennessee.

Harvard Medical Journal

The pope prays for world peace every xmas.....

And does it help? Well surprise, surprise, actually no, in fact if people know they are being "prayed for", they do worse.

Huff Post

And yet another first for the catholic church....

A good thing to remember the next time someone says they are religious. And you thought it was only wars against women and infidels they supported? Religion poisons everything. - Christopher Hitchens

You Tube

Dennis Terry

Simply incredible to see that such speech still exists in this day-and-age, and that there are people still susceptable to such bigotted "preachers".

You Tube

Intelligent Design is Stupid: Neil deGrasse Tyson

It should really not be taught in US schools.

You Tube

Neil DeGrasse Tyson- World to End In 2012...or Not

Don't listen to fools, makes you like one too.

You Tube

Denis Potter - His last Interview

He says (on his death bed so to speak) to live in the now. "Below my window in Ross, the blossom is out in full now, there in the west early. It is the whitest, frothiest, blossomest blossom that there ever could be."

TED

Jeremy Jackson

Glass of chilled white with that fish sir?

TED

Paul Gilding

Those four words!

TED

James Hansen TED Talk: 'Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change'

Mandatory.

TED

The James Bond of robots: Vijay Kumar at TED2012

Swarming robots.

You Tube

Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation

And now I know why I love comedy.... "The alchemy of comedy turns walls into windows."

Huff Post

Baby love?

Rather you.....

You Tube

Sting

This won't hurt - I promise!

You Tube

Christopher Hitchens Vs. Tim Rutten 2007

Most interesting discussion.

The Guardian

Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era'

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Forbes

Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal

And where will the politicians take us from here?.

You Tube

Marshall Ganz, PhD - Organizing

It's taken 40 years for this movement to grow to have effect.

You Tube

Stephen Fry dismantles the Roman Catholic Church, from the Intelligence Squared debate

And there you have it!

You Tube

Douglas Adams.

Atheism - there is no god!

You Tube

Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book

Be amazed...

You Tube

Presentations as stories.

Something we all love.

You Tube

Alan Price - Simon Smith etc... "

Make it a happy Monday...!

You Tube

George Carlin on God, the planet, and "the freak show"

Shame he has gone.

You Tube

Sam Harris simply destroys catholicism

And he does it in Notre Dame.

Bill Maher

Religulous Ending - Documentary - Bill Maher

And the faithful continue in their straightjacket.

New Rule - Bill Maher

Atheism is not a religion! Unbaptizes Mitt Romney's Dead Father-In-Law!

Go Bill! Totally right......

LA Times

The verdict is in on climate change - Professor Naomi Oreskes

Listen up folks - this was decided by science many years ago.

Huff Post

Mormon Church's Prior Baptism Of Dead Jews Could Raise Concerns For Florida Voters

So now you know, the people who believe in myths and fairy tales may come and get you too.

The Guardian

Academic publishers have become the enemies of science

As they say in the article, we fund the research and then we have to pay to see the results? Nothing like the current system to get the head shaking.

The Guardian

Revealed: Europe's plan to penalise Canada's tar sands goes Dutch

So, no more tanking at Shell or BP - OK?

Time - Swampland

Warren Buffet

Also essential reading and listening.




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