Monday, October 06, 2008

Creed - by Steve Turner

Here is a poem that I have heard Ravi Zacharias recite. I think it satirically depicts the state of mankind and the overall all ensemble of what humanity is basically saying. Average the contemporary philosophical ideas, the existential artistic expressions of today, and the "average Joe's take on things" and I believe the resulting expression or world view is captured by this poem.

We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don't hurt anyone
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before, during, and
after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy's OK.
We believe that taboos are taboo.

We believe that everything's getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated
And you can prove anything with evidence.

We believe there's something in horoscopes
UFO's and bent spoons.
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha,
Mohammed, and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher though we think
His good morals were bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same-
at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of creation,
sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.

We believe that after death comes the Nothing
Because when you ask the dead what happens
they say nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied, then its compulsory heaven for all
excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin, and Genghis Kahn

We believe in Masters and Johnson
What's selected is average.
What's average is normal.
What's normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors .
And the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.
It's only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust.
History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth
that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds,
And the flowering of individual thought.

(and then he adds this post script)

If chance be
the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky
and when you hear:

State of Emergency!
Sniper Kills Ten!
Troops on Rampage!
Youths go Looting!
Bomb Blasts School!
It is but the sound of man
worshipping his maker.

Friday, October 03, 2008

14 lies from Joe Biden in the VP debate

Here's the link: Joe Biden's lies in VP debate with Palin

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

And the cause is... drum roll... the SUN!

According to a story just posted on DailyTech, the Sun has had no sun spots in the month of August! In fact, the scientists mention that sun spot activity has been slowing for the last several years.

This is significant because there have been scientific findings that link sun spot activity to cloud formation. The more sun spots, the less clouds.

Question: What is responsible for keeping the earth habitably cool and keeping humanity from baking to death from the sun and the earth's greenhouse effect?

Answer: Clouds (precipitation systems).

Question: What is, admittedly by scientists, the thing we know least about in terms of its negative feedback (negative feedback is a good thing: think climate stabilization when I say negative feedback) effect on the global mean climate temperature?

Answer: Clouds (precipitation systems).

Question: When did the sun spot activity start increasing relatively recently?

Answer: 1940.

Question: When do Global Warming advocates say the onslaught of the industrial revolution and human CO2 emissions started causing a rise in the Global mean temperature?

Answer: 1940.

Question: What are the two physical phenomenons that are not accounted for in the alarmist's Global Climate models (or at least, not modeled correctly because we don't scientifically know enough)?

Answer: 1) Sun Spot activity. 2) Global cloud cover and precipitation systems.

Question: Why do you place your faith in the religious global warming movement?

My speculatory answer: You think that "the scientists have formed a consensus and global warming skeptics are nut cases" to quote the mainstream media.

I suggest that people should start looking into the science themselves. We (including me) could learn a lot more about the assumptions the Global Warming advocates are not telling us through media channels. Oh, and if you have watched the Former Next President of the United State's movie, then read a book by a credible so called Global Warming skeptic to balance Al Gore's search for his calling in life.

A good book by a credible scientist to start out with: Climate Confusion.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stupid Quotes... Unbelievable

Nancy Pelosi, on Meet the Press:

I believe in Natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels... The fact is, the supply of Natural
gas is so big, and you do need a transition if your going to go from fossil fuels, as you say, you can't do it overnight,
but you must transition.

This is unbelievable!!! She doesn't think that Natural Gas is a fossil fuel?!?! This is ridiculous, I can't believe we have people this ignorant with legislative power in the United States. Where in the heck does she think Natural Gas comes from? It comes when we drill for oil!!!

Barack Obama, Rick Warren forum at Saddleridge church... The question was, "At what point does a baby get human rights in your view? -- Rick Warren":

Well, ... eh... I think that... Whether... your looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity... uh... you know is above my pay grade. The fact is that, although we have had a president who is opposed to abortion over the last eight years abortions have not gone down.
If it is above his pay grade, then he has no business supporting, voting, or authoring legislation that has anything to do with abortion. This would be an extremely irresponsible thing to do.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cadence IC / spectre error on Solaris 10

I have Solaris 10 installed on a SunBlade 150, and I also have Cadence IC 5.1.41 installed with spectre. After applying some Solaris 10 updates, I started receiving this error when attempting to start spectre: spectre: fatal: relocation error: file /usr/local/cadence/ic5141/tools.sun4v/spectre/bin/32bit/spectre: symbol __SUNW_init_wiostreams: referenced symbol not found

After some searching on the internet, I ran across a fix that worked:

# smpatch list |grep 119963
Patch: 119963-07 Obsoletes: Requires: Incompatibles: Packages: SUNWlibC
Patch: 119963-08 Obsoletes: Requires: Incompatibles: Packages: SUNWlibC

# smpatch remove -i 119963-08
remove patch 119963-08
Transition old-style patching.
Patch 119963-08 has been backed out.

I would include a reference but the place I found the fix is no longer available. Thank goodness for Google cache!

Hope this helps anybody in the future who runs into the same problem. I just hope that Google will index my blog for you!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Fitting post for Father's Day

I thought that since it is so near Father's day, that I would post on this. I posted a video on this before. Just watch the video.

Family Camp 2007 Theme Song

The talent show also featured a theme song!

The Price of Sin video

Well, my family had a camp/re-union. We called it family camp. At the camp we had several "Team Challenge" events where our families would compete against each other. The last day we had a talent show. This video displays our parent's talents! It's hilarious.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Fishing Trip from a while ago

Seth Finally listened to me!