Slenderman - MisunderstoodWhy don't you humans get it? I'm not the enemy. I'm just different, that's all. You are not used to seeing my kind. That's no surprise. I am one of two that's left. I also have a cousin, somewhere. The last I heard from him was that he found more of his kind in a world made up of blocks. Are you humans there as well? If so, be careful. Don't make direct eye contact with his kin, they take that as a challenge.Slenderman - Misunderstood3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
You humans naturally fear the unknown. I can relate to that. But, you don't try to understand. Instead, you make assumptions.
Let's take my appearance, for example. My height varies, but I am usually 9 feet tall. I have on a black suit and tie, I can make an infinite amount of black tendrils/tentacles come out of my back, and have no face. I am seen as 'unnatural;' as 'alien;' as 'threatening.' Anything that you humans find unusual that intimidates you is labeled as 'unsafe' and a 'threat to your existence.' You must 'exterminate the
Shades of Green- Chapter 12Shades of Green- Chapter 124 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green
Chapter Twelve- Conquest of The Leader
Part Three- War of the Hulks
Defeating the HYDRA soldiers and leaving all of them incapacitated for the time being, the three heroes searched through the campsite, each investigating anything that would be unusual. It was Hawkeye who discovered a large metal crate, setting a small explosive device upon its hatch, thus unlocking it and allowing the crate to be opened. What Hawkeye, Black Panther, and Gorilla-Man discovered within the metal crate caught their immediate attention, for within the metal crate was... a gamma-bomb!
All of them were informed of The Leader's demads and broadcast, but they never thought that the psychotic gamma villain would be able to pull off such a threat! But it would seem that they underestimated The Leader, but how could they have known that the gamma villain was working with the likes of HYDRA and AIM? Regardless, they knew what had to be done, for if they were to have even the slighte
The Hypocrisy of AtheismI speak purely from my own experiences.The Hypocrisy of Atheism4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I have atheists complain about my "How I Know God Exists" journal. They tell me they are offended by it. Yet when I do my own research on their profiles, they have journals talking about atheism being the only correct belief.
I have atheists complain about Christian signatures, stamps, and deviations. Yet they have faved or created their own in support of atheism.
I have atheists complain to me, saying they don't like me talking about God and telling them about Him. They don't want to be converted. Yet they also spend their time trying to convince me that atheism is right and I see them talking to others and trying to convert them to atheism.
I have atheists tell me that Christians are rude and mean. Yet I've only had atheists cuss me out, personally insult me, give me condescension, quite literally stalk me around DA, give me links to pornography, and bombard me with vulgar sexual comments.
I cannot count the times atheists complain that Christi
IntoleranceThe world claims we are intolerant.Intolerance2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That we are weak fools.
Claiming our beliefs are lies
While they worship false knowledge and sparsely dressed idols.
They persecute us and slander our names
While they roll in their adulteries and drink the blood of the saints.
They feed off lies and hide in the shadows,
Persecuting us for following the light.
We put up our crosses and hang our signs
While they scream at us to take it down,
Claiming it is offensive.
But when they hang up images of naked idols and scream profanities and practice their dark arts,
And we ask them to take it down, saying it is offensive,
They merely laugh
And wave us away.
They allow the practice of witchcraft
The screaming of profanities
Encourage evil deeds
Lust for blood spill
Spread deception and harmful rumors
And promote acts of impurity.
Yet they refuse to allow Scripture and the church.
They make it illegal to teach the Word to those who need it most
And punish those who try or even mention its name,
Skepticism of AGW is Expanding across EuropeOne of the tenets of the 'man-made' global warming crowd, is that virtually the whole world has 'accepted' that the human race is responsible for the current phase of climate change. The 'only' hold out is those damned, red-neck, bible thumping, white Americans.Skepticism of AGW is Expanding across Europe2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The following article is by Dr. Hans H.J. Labohm. Labohm is an independent economist and author specialised in climate issues. He is former dpt. Foreign Policy Planning Advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former dpt. Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the OECD, former Senior Visiting Fellow and Advisor to the Board of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael) and former (critical) expert reviewer of the IPCC. Together with Dick Thoenes and Simon Rozendaal, he wrote: 'Man–Made Global Warming: Unravelling a Dogma', MultiScience Publishing Company, 2004.
Europe: "The Tide Is Turning…Very Much Alive And Kicking"
Dr. Hans Labohm On Scept
Climate Policy - SAVE THE WORLD! Kill the Poor.Especially in Africa.Climate Policy - SAVE THE WORLD! Kill the Poor.2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
It is supposed by the pro-AGW crowd, that having abundant energy is going to cook the globe. So for decades, they've been doing everything they can, to shut down any kind of energy production they don't like- especially coal, oil and nuclear, with attempts to shut down fracking for gas, coming up fast.
You have to ask yourself: just How does extremely expensive, unreliable wind and solar, help the poor?
Below is an article by Roger Pielke, Jr. He is a climate scientist, who's focus is upon the economic impacts of climate change. I will note right off the bat, that he Does believe that the human race is having a fairly large impact on climate change- however he is still regarded as a Skeptic, simply because he *Dares* to point out the major, egregious problems with the ideology-based science and dire predictions of the IPCC and others.
Salad for Ethiopia: How Climate Policy Keeps Poor People Poor
By Roger Pielke, Jr
Dec 11 2012
The dirty secre
On AbortionIntroductionOn Abortion3 years ago in Settings More Like This
So people think that it should be OK to kill babies. Here is why they are wrong on so many levels. A fetus is a human. Overpopulation is a myth. Abortion hampers the economy. Abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. These are the problems with abortion.
So You Think A Fetus is not a Person?
When a zygote is made at the moment of conception it already has the attributes needed to be alive. It has the reproduction cells, metabolism, growth, etc. so because of these facts a fetus is already a human and killing it is murder. So if abortion is murder it should be illegal. When fertilization begins a new being has been made with human DNA and it has the qualities needed for life. By the third day several organs including a nervous system are being created. So a fetus is a human, but are you still not convinced? How about a fetus and self-awareness. A fetus can practice its self-awareness in the near future, just like people who are in a coma. They don't have thei
Climate Change Timeline 1895 to 2009There is most certainly a pattern to climate change…Climate Change Timeline 1895 to 20092 years ago in Historical More Like This
…but it’s not what you may think:
For at least 118 years, climate “scientists” have been claiming that the climate was going to kill us…but they have kept switching whether it was a coming ice age, or global warming.
•1895 - Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again – New York Times, February 1895
•1902 - “Disappearing Glaciers…deteriorating slowly, with a persistency that means their final annihilation…scientific fact…surely disappearing.” – Los Angeles Times
•1912 - Prof. Schmidt Warns Us of an Encroaching Ice Age – New York Times, October 1912
•1923 - “Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada” – Professor Gregory of Yale University, American representative to the Pan-Pacific Science Congress, – Chicago Tribune
•1923 - “The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and t
My Interview with KajmLast week, I had the privilege of interviewing the noted deviantART user Kajm http://kajm.deviantart.com/ , at his modest bungalow close on the shores of Lake Erie, in Southern Ontario. Kajm, or as he is known by his friends, Otter, has made a name for himself within the deviantART community, for his well-researched and ordered articles on climate change, and I sat down with him to get the inside scoop on what being Kajm is really like.My Interview with Kajm2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Me: Well Kajm, or should I call you Otter?
Kajm: My name is Gary, actually, but you may call me Otter; 'Kajm' really refers to my OC and main character in my science-fiction writing.
Me: Oh yes, I've seen some of your writings on him. He seems to get into a lot of trouble. I believe I shall keep the two of you separate-
Gary: Good idea!
Me: Okay then, Gary, thanks for giving me the opportunity to interview you at your home.
Gary: Please, the pleasure is all mine; living out in the country as we do, and hours away from relatives and mos
Mass Effect 3: After The CreditsMass Effect 3: After The Credits3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
At some point she realized she was breathing.
Sensations came slowly after that. That muffled thudding...her heartbeat, footsteps, or guns in the distance? She tried to open her eyes, but the blackness was absolute. A finger twitched. Her lips - everything was numb - her lips parted and she tried to speak, but everything was muffled, she couldn't move, she couldn't move! She tried to yell and only managed to produce a choked whimper.
A sudden burst of noise and activity, a pinch on her arm, and everything spiraled back into oblivion.
There was a beeping. It was annoying. How long had it been going on?
She slowly pulled herself out of unconsciousness. It was a huge effort to open her eyes, almost an unbearable task to focus them. The stark white and bright light of the room made her headache -- because by god, she had a massive headache --- about ten times worse instantly. An involuntary moan escaped her, which then made her realize just how absolutely foul her mouth tasted. Where
Hate for FaithI refuse to be driven by ignoranceHate for Faith5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
It is true that faith raised cathedrals ... some on the shoulders of slaves, but most were not. (mike4evermental does not even bother to look into how many mosques or synagogues were also built by slave labor. Nor does he look into the buildings built by Statist dictators around the world; past or present)
When several men with faith make a decision, they probably have come to a 'consensus' or simply agreed on a particular matter of course; like the Constitution.
I will never be with men of Hate, nor with men of Fear. For Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration (of thought). I will face my fear ... well, you know the rest.
If you choose to be only with men of 'hope', that is your choice, but be careful. Currently a man of 'hope' is backing the car of America into a very deep ditch ...
Faith is the confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. The word faith can refer to
Liberal vs ConservativeLiberal v.s. Conservative: A Civil DiscussionLiberal vs Conservative12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"No blood for oil" the liberal said
Bleeding heart babies" conservatives alleged
Screw the Kurds, lower the tax
No, Lets save the world, lets bomb Iraq
Abortion is fine, its her option
Hold on killa, ever hear of adoption?
Still gas cost to much
Now that's a good point
But Bush I don't trust
Shut up, go smoke a joint
Racism runs wild, Homeless are dying
Cause some lives suck, don't mean we aren't trying
Why can't we all just get along?
We did once in September of a year long gone
We stood hand in hand
On the steps of Capitol Hill
We sang with no band
Forgetting petty bills
We learned that day
Yes, from the death of our own
Our fighting did fade
Patriotism had grown
Americans,we did call each other
Elephants and Asses
That day brothers
You're a war-loving prude
And you're a hippie with no spleen
But lets not be rude
LETS ALL GO EAT ICE CREAM
Remember, liberal or conservative, everyone likes ice cream. Lets all let ice cream be the glue to br
Why Healthcare is NOT a Human RightWhy Healthcare is NOT a Human Right3 years ago in Settings More Like This
This weekend marks the second anniversary of Obamacare. When he signed it into law last year (despite most polls showing the majority of the people did not want it) he probably did not know that some of its policies violated the Constitution and thus would have to be looked at in the Supreme Court.
So is healthcare a basic human right?
Well, many on the left think so and that is why it was shoved down our throats. However, the answer is rather obvious: NO!!!!!! Now I do believe everyone needs to have access to affordable healthcare. The current system is not perfect and insurance companies should be seriously looked at, however this is not an excuse to put in progressive medicine to kill off a free market because some people think it is a basic human right.
A true basic human right would be the right to be able to do something and not receive something instead. Real basic human rights should belong to all of us unless we take other peoples' human rights. The government is taking other
Don't Blame Me, Blame the 1stDon't Blame Me, Blame the 1st5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Don't Blame Me, Blame the First! An interview extravaganza!
Early this week, I interviewed the largely unknown deviantART user BlameThe1st http://blamethe1st.deviantart.com/ . He is known, or I should say, wishes to be known, as an advocate of Christianity, conservatism, and skepticism of any aspect of science which threatens his former two ideaologies. He would not agree to speak in person, so our discussion took place over the telephone.
Me: Thanks for the opportunity to interview you.
BlameThe1st snickered smugly.
BTF: Why the change of heart? I thought I was 'too pathetic' for you to even waste your time with?
Me: Well, you are pretty pathetic, I'm not gonna lie about that. But the whole reason I had no plans on interviewing you previously, was that every time someone with a differing view attempted to debate you on an issue, you'd just never respond, out of utter cowardice I suppose. Still, it's better than your buddy Kajm
Why I hate politicsToday I walked from my house a short mile to WalmartWhy I hate politics2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
On the way there I saw an entire family
A man, a wife, and 2 small children
Asking for any change could be spared
Both had lost their jobs last year
I gave them half the money in my pocket
I saw a man no older than 25
Sitting in front of the Inn 'n' Out
Whatever left over table scraps you can spare
My brother gave him half the change in his pocket.
I almost got back home to find 2 men
Begging for any change for a funeral for a young boy
We gave them what we had left.
Then I get home to hear
The economy is getting better
Now that we're over the fiscal cliff
Not so differentNOT SO DIFFERENTNot so different3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
White Power, Black Power
Same shit, different colors
You only see things two ways
One wrong, One right
Last time I checked
The world cannot be seen in only black and white
You think you’re so strong
Hiding behind the curtain
You say you’re in control
I’m not that certain
All you seem to desire is ripping open old wounds
But you’re only hurting yourselves and acting like fools
Dividing a nation
For future generations
You want to push the tension to the brink
But you won’t let other people think?!
Just listen to their voice
Their hearts and minds are not to be toyed
Why don’t you genuinely try and make amends
Instead of fueling rotten corruption on both ends
This is not a matter of fate. Both sides chose to drink from the cauldron of hate
Please stop engaging in these hateful campaigns before it’s too late
Stop judging others by the color of their skin
If you want to know someone, you have to look wit
COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMINGMYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
FACT: The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index, produced by the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011. The warming rate from 1964 to 1998 was the same as the previous warming from 1911 to 1941. Satellites, weather balloons and ground stations all show cooling since 2001. The mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8 C over the 20th century is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas ("heat islands"), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas ("land use effects"). Two science teams have shown that correcting the surface temperature record for
Jefferson Quotes"Because art is a form of expressing ideas, and using taxpayers' money to promote ideas they may disagree with is immoral and violates their rights. Such misuse of taxpayers' money is a violationnot a promotionof freedom of speech. As Thomas Jefferson explained, 'To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." -Thomas JeffersonJefferson Quotes5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. " -Thomas Jefferson
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." -Thomas Jefferson
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " -Thomas Jefferson
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much
Retards vs. Ann Coulter... LITERALLY This TimeRetards vs. Ann Coulter... Literally This Time.Retards vs. Ann Coulter... LITERALLY This Time3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Every liberal from the center of the earth to Alpha Centauri called George W. Bush a retard. They called him that, and worse. They called him retarded like it was a part of the breathing process. They wrote columns in big-name newspapers and magazines calling him retarded, wrote books calling him retarded, and put it into movies and TV shows. There were even two plays running simultaneously featuring Bush as an idiot child who cries and plays with toys. It went on and on and on for eight years; even today, mention his name in public and see how people react.
Republicans as a whole have been called Nazis, Klansmen, starvers of children, warmongers for oil, fascists, Inquisitors, and murderers of the elderly who are waging a war on women. They said Romney let a man's wife die of cancer, that voting Republican would lead to black churches burning, that Sarah Palin caused the Giffords shooting, and that Rush Li
The Monsters of Green EnergyThe Monsters of Green Energy3 years ago in Settings More Like This
First off, please note that I am NOT anti-green energy. I think it can help us from relying on pollution from sources like coal, but I will explain my solutions later in the essay. I want to first talk about what we should not use as green energy. There are two sources that I call the monsters of green energy. What are these two? Wind and solar energy.
Allow me to explain wind turbines first. Wind turbines use the wind to made us energy. Sounds clean right? Did you know that wind turbines need a constant input of electricity to keep the blades moving in low wind? So already you need an alternative source. They are also very expensive to repair and are in some cases inefficient to run.
Believe it or not, but wind power was used an thrown away over a hundred years ago. It was a new invention in the late 1800's and early 1900's but it did not simply do its job: make energy. When we turn a light on we expect it to be on until we turn it off, but you are not guaranteed that with
A Tale of Two IslandsOnce a upon a time, in a world ever far from Earth, two groups of colonists left their home countries on their planet (called Scribes) for two islands. The two islands were a distance from each other, but both islands could be seen within each other's view. Both islands were quite large, at least the size of Australia and they both had trees, rivers, mountains, at least one desert, animals, and basically large amounts of normal resources. The nation on one island was called the U.C.S. (United Conservative States) and the other was the L.U. (Liberal Union).A Tale of Two Islands3 years ago in Settings More Like This
As time moved on, both countries had new immigrants and more children. Their populations both increased to roughly one million people. Both countries were democratic and both had a democratically elected government and constitutions. Both islands had an executive body for a president, a legislative body for representatives, and a judiciary branch. The U.C.S. had mostly conservative parties in their government and a few liberal while
Defending Free Market CapitalismDefending Free Market Capitalism3 years ago in Settings More Like This
I have always been a strong capitalist. I feel that it is the greatest economic system that can help people in every country. However, we have recently lost touch with this brilliant system. Terrible economic movements like Occupy Wall Street are trying to degrade the system. Also, communism and socialism have been on the rise again lately and we cannot have these failed economic systems take over the world. Why? Because they have failed and should never return. The USSR no longer exists and China and Vietnam are just terrible countries that are going to have a workers revolutions for better rights eventually.
What is Free Market Capitalism
What is free market capitalism? Capitalism is an economic system in which trade and industry is privately owned for profit. Now you know what capitalism is. What is a free market? A free market is an economic system in which there is little or no restrictions for private industry. Thus, they would be able to generally profit the most un
Climate Change Resource PageClimate Change Resource Page - (updated as recently as 17 Dec 2012, with 16 new sites linked)Climate Change Resource Page4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I've wrestled with an opening to this piece for the last week, and I've finally decided to just go ahead and lay it all out for those who wish to make use of it.
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of climate-change science is serious lacking for a lot of reasons. Those reasons, however, are NOT what the True Believers in 'man-made' global warming would have you believe.
A lot of people on this site believe that things are not as dire as the heavily politicized IPCC and those governments which back it, would have us believe. Most of you do not really have the time to find the information you need to counter the often scientifically illiterate responses you get from those who would blame the human race, and more specifically the Right / Conservatives / Christians / the US / White people, for what we believe is just another phase in half a billion years of climate change.
They are the ones who, fo
There's a Slight Problem with Hansen's ScienceThere's a Slight Problem with Hansen's Science3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Above is a graphic, showing how temperature and CO2 No Longer Coincide.
That was one of the main arguments, was it not? That temperature was rising in response to human-generated CO2?
But just look at the chart.
It is based on three scenarios, by James Hansen of NASA.
Scenario A: how temperatures were predicted to go, should the human race go about 'business as usual.' A phrase that is getting a lot of use by climate alarmists.
Scenario B: How temperatures were predicted to go, should we manage to keep human-generated levels of CO2, to about the 1990 level.
Scenario C: How temperatures were predicted to go, should we have brought the economies of the world to a grinding halt in the 90s, wiping out millions of jobs in every developed nation, and ruining the future hopes of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, for decades to come.
What do you see?
The black line is observed temperatures, as kept by the MET CRU.
Where are we with CO2? Scenario A, or pretty damn close to