Posts tagged ‘Facts’

(Evil) Fun at Work

Today I learned that some of my colleagues believe in alternative medicine.

I berated them that it is bovine fecal matter, and that it is the same as alternative facts “the sky is green”, stupid. That any success doesn’t go beyond placebo (by proxy).
If stuff works, it is called MEDICINE, without the prefix, even if it “just” herbs.

To which they replied “everyone is entitled to their beliefs.”

No, sorry, they’re not. Belief in chinese alternative medicine states that ground up rhino horns are medicine (although it is the same as fingernails), and now the northern white rhino is as good as extinct thanks to that.

Now they’re not talking to me anymore.

I have the perfect picture for this.

I won’t shut up. Fuck alternative medicine, homeopathy, MMS (bleach) and juicing.

See a REAL doctor, who gives you REAL medicine, you pseudo enlightened fuck-wit.

Happy Anniversary.

The Voyager probes were launched before I was born. Five years before I was born. 

When I grew up during the 80s and 90s they beamed back scientific insight and observations about our solar system, pictures and measurements, hard evidence and knowledge, that I would come to read in textbooks that I devoured. 

They humbled us. By giving us a glimpse of our world from so far away, that this place, ask these places, were a mere pixel, a mote of dust.

They empowered us. By being the farthest man made objects in space. (Until they find a a Viking ship sailing the interstellar medium I guess.) By teaching us. 

They enabled us. By making subsequent missions a possibility. Juno, Cassini-Hyugens, New Horizons. All these would not have happened, our at least not in the way they happened, without the Voyager probes.

Their mission, ongoing as it is today, is vital for our understanding of the universe, and our place in it, as well as it is inspiring. 

Go boldly, Voyagers, where no man (made object) has gone before.

A.

PS: It’s my birthday today. 

People who….

schould be beaten with poles enscribed with facts.

These days the bullshit express ran around Facebook (and other asocial media) with the two dudes standing opposite each other arguing whether the number painted on the floor between them is a ‘6’ or a ‘9’.
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Listen here you uber pseudo-tolerant assholes out there, this is completely wrong.
This is the level of erroneous bullshit I’ve come to expect to see from people who need ‘safe spaces’ (despite there being none on the planet, unless you dig an airraid shelter without internet, TV or radio, books or newspapers, then you and your opinions are in a safe space).
There are no other sides to a debate about the “truth”.
Either something is, or it isn’t. (Unless you’re dealing with quantum physics. But that’s another can of worms.)
A friend of mine said that, while you do not have to give validity to the opinions of the other side, you have to give validity to the emotions behind them.
No.
No, I don’t.
Giving validation, for example, to these cretins who believe vaccines cause autism, even in the slightest, is too much. They squeeze their foot through the door and wiggle until they are in. And before you know it they stand in your living room babbling on about something, reeking of rancid coconut oil and herbal mixtures for their hair.

We live in a time and world where opinions and feelings are higher valued than facts, and someone coined the phrase ‘post-factual’. In such a world where I can beat on peoples ears with facts until my mouth dries up and their eardrums bleed, without changing ANYTHING, you honestly expect me to see your (erring) point of view, or the misguided emotions behind it?
No.

“Look sunshine, here’s a 4, a 5 and thus this is a 6, followed by a 7 and an 8, and, oh, look, a 9.
If you go there and argue that it is a 6, I will make you eat the paint.” Facts, people, facts.

I’m done debating feelings and opinions crowds. These window-lickers are immune to facts, why waste my time?
The earth is a globe (more or less), it isn’t hollow, moonlanding was real, 9/11 was a terrorist attack, there are no reptilians, the jewish global conspiracy is non existent, vaccines are safe, healthy, and important, chemtrails do not exist, nor do Morgellons, aliens (if they exist at all) don’t give a crap about earth – or humans in particular, safespaces are bullshit, there are only 2 genders (Genders, are facts. Identities, are feelings. Got that? Good, moving on), HAARP and weather manipulation are BS, mindcontrol does not work, and dihydrogrenmonoxide is H2O also known as water you chemistry-phobic velcro shoe wearing half wits!

I state the facts in an argument, I will not discuss the opinions and emotions. Facts.
If you do not change your mind and keep on being stupid, fuck you.
The point of ridicule has then been reached. And I will make fun of you until I get bored.
Trolling? Maybe.
Adequate reaction of a facts person to a postfactual idiot? Definitely.

Do not defend this garbage. Keep this postfactual crap where it belongs – in pre-school.

Take care
A.

Battlecry of the numbskulls

“Do your own research” or better yet “educate yourself”.

If you hang around in the undepths of the internet; you know, where the gullible people roam; you sooner or later encounter these words.

Chemtrail fetishists, Vaccination fearers, Climate-change deniers, Hollow Earth Hoggers, 9/11 inside jobbers, moonlanding rejecters, and so on.
All say the same thing: “Educate yourself.”

Alright?

I’m not going to combat any of the aforementioned idiot groups, this is not the place, nor do I have the time or the energy (at the moment).
All I’m doing is focusing on their common battlecry.

What is this “educate yourself” phrase telling us?
1. The one shouting this is too dumb/short on arguments/lazy/witless/allofthese to lay out a few arguments to convince the other side of his standpoint.
2. It is assumed that the own standpoint is the only one that might be perceived as true. Anything else is wrong, and has to be recognised as such.
3. Be so afraid of alternatives, so better believe me! The true info is somewhere out there, you could look it up, but better believe me!!!!11onetyone

The battlecry is usually paired with a “wake up” or an accusation of the other side being a sheep, or bought. Which only furthers the “dangerousness” of the topic that should be learned auto didactic.
A question that might arise here is “Why do they fear monger?”
The answer is simple, and bafflingly so: Group building.

There are, basically, three ways to build/form a group:
A.) “Us people, for …” the hardest of the three. You want something, you need to rally support and work towards a goal with others who want the same thing.
B.) “Us people, against …” medium difficulty. There is something you don’t want, you find people who don’t like it either, you rally their support and work against stuff.
C.) “They against us.” easiest of the bunch. No explanation needed, no work involved, no rallying of support. You just say that there is a conspiracy out there and your group starts to form.

Humans are herd animals, and thus tend to congregate into groups, and that’s why we like to form them. In what ever way we can.
If you have no goals, no interests what so ever – you’re still left with your fears. And if you’re also a numbskull, you just flail your arms in panic, and if anyone asks, say: “Wake up, you docile sheep! The Aliens have replaced the politicians with remotecontrolled lizard people in the NewWorldOrder who plant GMOs to mindrape us, while they spray Morgellons, smart dust and mind numbing chemicals on us from commercial airplanes in Chemtrails, and lie to us about the climate, while trying to poison us with vaccines. Hitler had the foresight to flee to the hollow earth and form an Ark there…EDUCATE YOURSELF, if you don’t believe me!!!11one”

Take care, and don’t trust everything you read on the net.
A.

Faces of feces (Politics pt.2 & Advertising pt.2)

In the last years I have noticed a trend that had been going on for a long time.

People over Program

Are we as a society really that shallow? How could we allow to sink this low?
No matter what you are advertising for, even of it is for toilet-bowl-scrubber-bots, we sho PEOPLE instead of the PRODUCT. Happily smiling families, scantly dressed women, yes. A flash of the product, back to the people.
Maybe it’s a (scantly dressed) celebrity instead of a family/scantly dressed woman – still one we want to see.

It has become the same issue with politics, we have celebrities or people, advertising for parties. We have interrest in the candidates, instead of the party program.
Hitler was non smoker, barely meat eating, barely drinking alcohol war hero – think before you cast your vote.
Who cares if the candidate is living a healthy life? Is god fearing or an atheist?
Or whether they are attractive?? What are their stands on the issues? What their plans for the economy? The foreign policies?
Look at the political advertising posters from the 1950s and compare them with todays.

Issues vs. Faces.
While in the 50s they would have promised toilet-bowl-scrubber-bots, they would show it to us today.

While I know that the stands on the issues are as trustworthy as the fake smile, and photoshopped politicians heads – but I’d rather cast my vote based on what they told me, than on how nice they look and how often they pray to a space zombie.

Sadly we have an election coming up in the fall of this year, which means from around mid summer on I will be bombarded with non-slogans and smiles more fake than Lolo Ferrari’s tits.

Stay away from Austria at that time, they’re going wild then…

A.