Friday, July 29, 2016

End-Times Author Dies

I wonder if the Reverend Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" series, was disappointed he did not actually get to see all the end times prophesies come to pass? The books were a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores. LaHaye died last Monday in a San Diego, California, hospital, days after having suffered a stroke. He was 90.

Lahaye co-authored the Left Behind series with Jerry B. Jenkins. The 16-volume series has sold more than 80 million copies. In a nutshell, the story is a modern day interpretation of the Christian prophecy detailing what happens in the final confrontation between good and evil. The Bible interpretation says Christians will be instantaneously taken to heaven in what is called the "rapture," while those left behind on earth endure seven years of tribulation.

Yes, that is Nicholas Cage in the lead role.
LaHaye was an influential figure in conservative political groups, encouraging the Rev. Jerry Falwell to create the Moral Majority, forming the Council for National Policy, a secretive strategy group for prominent political and religious conservatives, and, along with his wife, Beverly, starting Concerned Women for America in 1979, as an alternative to liberal feminist organizations.

He was also a prolific nonfiction writer, writing more than 60 additional books, including the Christian sex manual "The Act of Marriage" and "The Battle for the Mind," whose denunciations of secularism helped rouse the religious right.

Born in 1926, LaHaye had a tough childhood in Detroit, served in the Air Force at the end of World War II and graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., where he met his wife. He earned a mid-career doctorate at Western Seminary in Portland, Ore., and joined the Southern Baptist Convention.

After leading churches in South Carolina and Minnesota, he moved to Southern California, and for a quarter-century led a thriving congregation that eventually became Shadow Mountain Community Church. After 1981, he devoted himself to writing, promoting his view of Bible prophecy, family life seminars and political activism.

Some fellow conservative Christians pushed back against LaHaye's end-times views, known as premillennial dispensationalism, emphasizing that the books were fictional and should not be read as an exact theological interpretation of the Bible. Still, his books strongly shaped evangelical views of Jesus' Second Coming and popularized the ideas to the broader public. Jenkins called LaHaye a "spiritual giant."

LaHaye extended his influence by founding Christian high schools, San Diego Christian College, known formerly as Christian Heritage College, and a church in the Atlanta area, along with helping establish the Institute for Creation Research, which rejects evolution and contends God created the Earth recently in six literal days.

In 1987, LaHaye resigned as a co-chairman of Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his criticisms of Roman Catholicism and Judaism.

LaHaye is survived by his wife, four children and nine grandchildren.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Alleviate Your Guilt

White People should go here to pay their reparations until the official US government reparations website is open. Thank you for your cooperation. The first step is in the realization that you have a problem. The second step is to give all your money and freedom to us. Have a nice day, cracker.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pope Gone Mad

Omigosh! Sinead was right!
I hate it when that happens.

Quantum Consciousness

Human consciousness is one of the less understood problems in cognitive science.

Ken Palmer, psychology professor and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at Northwestern says, "The debate about the neural basis of consciousness rages because there is no widely accepted theory about what happens in the brain to make consciousness possible."

Palmer's comment clearly refers to the fact that owing to its multi-aspect, multidimensional and parallel functions, consciousness remains a highly mysterious process.

There have been many attempts aimed at describing the real nature of human consciousness. The main question is how the brain generates such a rich experience.

Other questions include the origin of consciousness and what processes inside the human brain lead to human consciousness? Many theories have tried to answer these still unanswered questions. The most recent theories argue that since consciousness is related to sub-neuronal interactions, it could be best described by utilizing quantum mechanical theories and quantum rules that govern particle level physics -- for instance, like the uncertainty principle.

As a departure to conventional methods, the quantum mechanical interpretation of consciousness called quantum mind uses quantum processes as opposed to the classical view of neurobiologists that argue in support of a classical process with no quantum role.

Quantum theories of consciousness are divided into many branches that share the same basics, yet they have their own interpretation of the quantum role.

For instance, take a look at what is called the “combination problem”or “binding problem,” referring to the mechanism by which a combination of neurons work collectively in perfect harmony and correlation to produce a single conscious experience.

Renowned British mathematician and an old collaborator of Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose, argues that owing to its quantum mechanical nature and quantum state uncertainties, consciousness is not something computable and deterministic. He goes further to suggest that our brain operates in a probabilistic manner as opposed to the view that compares human brain with a complicated computer. According to him, this probabilistic behavior of the brain leads to what we perceive as consciousness.

Penrose later collaborated with the researcher S. Hameroff to develop the theory of Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch-OR). According to this theory, sub-neuronal structures named microtubules can bring quantum effects on the behavior of neurons causing the brain to function as a quantum computer. However, these structures have never been found.

Another scientist who researches the nature of human consciousness, Mario Beauregard, postulates that due to the small size of neurons’ ion channel, quantum mechanical effects make their own contribution to our consciousness. This idea has been rejected by many others.

Quantum Mind Theories and Free Will

The question as whether quantum effects can partially or even completely affect our thought is open for scientific research and just claiming that quantum effect cause consciousness has no meaning other than a general statement. However, besides the technical aspects of the issue, there is an important topic that needs to be unambiguously answered – whether “free will” is a result of the suggested probabilistic nature of our brain. Is what we call “free will” real at all? The probabilistic nature of quantum brain does not necessarily reject determinism. It offers different states with one being more probable than the others but the mechanisms are yet to be discovered.

Despite diverse opinions and views, what the majority of scientists like Ken Peller are up to is that contrary to religious and philosophical arguments, the nature of human consciousness should be considered and analyzed within the realm of science, and only through the scientific research, this mystery may be unraveled.

New research at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), published on April 12, 2016, proposes a new way that unconscious information is processed into human consciousness. Based on their comprehensive research, they suggest that consciousness manifests itself only in time steps of the order of 400 milliseconds with the rest of the gap being unconsciousness.

It could be stupid people have longer gaps between periods of consciousness. All right, I just made up that part, but it sure would explain a lot.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Brainwashing Of America

Ex-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." (1995) Nah, they wouldn't do that to us, would they?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Sunday Edition (.012)

This is the twelfth NTD Sunday Edition and we're tickled pink to report yet another revealing week of politics, subterfuge, global mind manipulation, propaganda, bogus mass shootings, and the big question: who knows what's real anymore? Certainly not the alleged coup in Turkey which has given Erdrogen the excuse to round up and pummel his political enemies. Glad I'm not traveling to Turkey this summer. All that and more follows, so put up your feet, have a glass of your favorite beverage and prepare to be illuminated.

• Lawyers filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging it allowed the Palestinian militant Hamas group to use the platform to plot attacks that killed four Americans and wounded one in Israel, the West Bank and Jerusalem.

“Facebook has knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas in the form of Facebook’s online social network platform and communication services,” making it liable for the violence against the five Americans, according to the lawsuit sent to Bloomberg by the office of the Israeli lawyer on the case, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner.

“Simply put, Hamas uses Facebook as a tool for engaging in terrorism,” it said. The world's largest social media plus the CIA equals high hilarity in a comedy of errors.

• Are you still using Facebook? Why?

• If you believe in God, wouldn't your life priority #1 to be in a state of Grace as often as possible? The 1st Commandment of the Christian Bible says to love God. By doing so, you will receive the blessings of Grace. It's not just Christian lingo. You become what you believe. I'm not an expert, but I'd reckon Islam communicates similar advice.

• Old news is cold news but some things are worth repeating. It is disturbing to know that the police will now deploy explosives via a robot in order to terminate a suspect. It's sort of the same thing as using a drone aircraft to kill someone. Death from above. Death by remote control. There's something unsettling about it. If you've got that jumpy feeling now, just wait until the devices become autonomous and making decisions about who or what you are on the spot.

• Do ya think it's possible the entire LGBT bathroom issue was something pushed on the public simply to continue stirring the pot? Well, duh. Right out of the Alinsky playbook. Communism sucks.

• Not so with the gun banners. They really do want to take away your firearms and they're getting more and more emboldened. This gun ban thing has been going on for many years, long before Obama took office, and if you look closely, many are the same characters who exonerated the ATF and the FBI from the carnage at Waco. Bloomberg, Chuckie Schumer, Hillary herself, and Joe Biden (Joe will say anything so it's not really fair to accuse him as being a true believer but he's put himself inside the great lie so he gets tagged along with the others). There is a whole new gang too, including Gabby Giffords and her astronaut husband as well as selected parents from Sandy Hook and the guy who said his legs were blown off at the Boston Marathon and lots of new faces with questionable backgrounds (but they've all got Facebook pages!). If you haven't noticed, a thriving industry, aided and abetted by the US governmnet -- that means financed by your tax dollars -- has sprung up out of the great "Scare America Silly Gun Scam".

It's a con. If you haven't figured it out by now, then you're playing catch-up.

• Good Lord. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. I suppose that's true if you happen to be lying under one when it falls out of the sky.

• Speaking of the weather, it's hot in Texas. Every year at this time the Texas temps rise to 100 plus degrees off and on for thirty to forty days. It's not just common, it's like clockwork, year in and year out. August is the hottest month of the summer in Texas and here it comes. One can find a little shade by lying under one of the many air conditioners that can be found in Texas. Just ask John Kerry to make a little room by scooting over a bit.

• Even with all the exposure of Hillary Clinton as a lying, murdering, egocentric, unqualified tyrant, they say she is still likely to garner the presidency in November. It's safe to say the election is rigged for Clinton. Will the great globalist powers push it through and risk a revolution from the right or will they bow to pressure and allow Trump to grab the prize? Well, we'll see. Try to bear in mind that this Trump guy is just as much of an unknown equation as Hillary is known. We know we don't want Hillary, but is Trump a set-up as well?

Never Clinton for president. Hillary as president would be like having Meryl Streep as president playing the awful lady in The Devil Wears Prada. Didja see that?

• Police across the USA continue to accidentally (?) shoot and kill suspects. The latest shows a video of a black guy lying with his hands up in the middle of the street trying to help another guy who was having an autistic meltdown. Cops shot the black guy for no good reason. The officer who committed the shooting was heard to say he didn't know why he did it. Later, he was quoted as saying he was just doing his job. His job apparently includes shooting unarmed civilian citizens. The police have way too much power and too much leeway in what they can do to people.

• The release of thousands of damning emails from the Democratic National Convention headquarters this week verifies the dirty tricks of the Democrat campaign for the presidency (and other offices as well.).  Will anything happen because of it? Like, indictments or lawsuits or Hillary dropping out of the race? Not likely.

• For all you sci-fi fans, there's a new Star Trek movie being released with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk again. I have not seen it yet, but when I do, I'll post a review. It's entitled Beyond.

• No disasters at the Republican National Convention last week after all the Black Lives Matter hubbub and all the threats from the left about disrupting the process. It didn't happen. Why did Soros back off?

• A new high-accuracy calibration of the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) dark matter detector demonstrates the experiment's sensitivity to ultra-low energy events. The new analysis strongly confirms the result that low-mass dark matter particles were a no-show during the detector's initial run, which concluded last summer.

The first dark matter search results from LUX detector were announced last October. The detector proved to be exquisitely sensitive, but found no evidence of the dark matter particles during its first 90-day run, ruling out a wide range of possible models for dark matter particles. Previous experiments had detected potential signatures of dark matter particles with a very low mass, but LUX turned up no such signal. This latest work was focused on demonstrating the high sensitivity of LUX to potential signals in the search for those low-mass particles.