Dr. Maurice Hilleman Admits Vaccines Contaminated; Viral Cancer, Leukemia, AIDS, Etc

In this video interview Dr. Maurice Hilleman reveals some astounding revelations. He admits that Merck drug company vaccines (Polio) had been deliberately contaminated with SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus from 1953 – 63. 

For years, researchers suggested that millions of vials of polio vaccine, contaminated with SV40, infected individuals which caused human tumors, and by 1999, molecular evidence of SV40 infections were showing up in children born after 1982. Some experts now suggest the virus may have remained in the polio vaccine until as late as 1999. 

In 2002, the journal Lancet published compelling evidence that contaminated polio vaccine was responsible for up to half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases that were occurring each year. And there is the likelihood that there was an importing and spreading of the AIDS virus in the same manner, as revealed in the video.

At first no one could fathom how the virus had been transmitted into the human population, but this shocking video proves that it was deliberately added to the vaccine by Dr. Maurice Hilleman, which was “good science” at that time.

Just Who is Dr. Maurice Hilleman?

Now, for those of you who may think Dr. Hilleman was just another crackpot (he passed away in 2005), think again. He was, and still is, the leading vaccine pioneer in the history of vaccines. He developed more than three dozen vaccines—more than any other scientist in history—and was the developer of Merck’s vaccine program. 

He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and received a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization. 

When he was chief of the Department of Respiratory Diseases with what’s now the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, he discovered the genetic changes that occur when the influenza virus mutates, known as shift and drift. 

He was also one of the early vaccine pioneers to warn about the possibility that simian viruses might contaminate vaccines. So Dr. Hilleman knew what he was talking about. Source: Video description above.

According to Wikipedia; “SV40 is an abbreviation for Simian vacuolating virus 40 or Simian virus 40, a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. Like other polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has the potential to causetumors, but most often persists as a latent infection.


SV40 became a highly controversial subject after it was revealed that millions were exposed to the virus after receiving a contaminated polio vaccine.[1]

History

The virus was first identified in 1960 in cultures of rhesus monkey kidney cells that were being used to produce polio vaccine. It was named for the effect it produced on infected green monkey cells, which developed an unusual number of vacuoles


The complete viral genome was sequenced by Walter Fiers and his team at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 1978.[2] The virus is dormant and is asymptomatic in Rhesus monkeys. The virus has been found in many macaque populations in the wild, where it rarely causes disease. 


However, in monkeys that are immunodeficient—due to, for example, infection with Simian immunodeficiency virus—SV40 acts much like the human JC and BK polyomaviruses, producing kidney disease and sometimes a demyelinating disease similar to PML.

In other species, particularly hamsters, SV40 causes a variety of tumors, generally sarcomas. In rats, the oncogenic SV40 Large T-antigen was used to establish a brain tumor model for PNETs and medulloblastomas.[3]
The molecular mechanisms by which the virus reproduces and alters cell function were previously unknown, and research into SV40 vastly increased biologists’ understanding of gene expression and the regulation of cell growth.
[edit]Virology
SV40 consists of an unenveloped icosahedral virion with a closed circular dsDNA genome of 5kb. The virion adheres to cell surface receptors of MHC class 1 by the virion glycoprotein VP1. Penetration into the cell is through a caveolin vesicle. Inside the cell nucleus, the cellular RNA polymerase II acts to promote early gene expression. This results in an mRNA that is spliced into two segments.

The small and large T antigens result from this. The large T antigen has two functions: 5% will go to the plasma membrane of the cell and 95% will return to the nucleus. Once in the nucleus the large T antigen binds three viral DNA sites, I, II, and III. Binding of sites I, and II autoregulates early RNA synthesis. Binding to site II takes place in each cell cycle. Binding site I initiates DNA replication at the origin of replication.

Early transcription gives two spliced RNAs that are both 19s. Late transcription gives both a longer 16s, which synthesizes the major viral capsid protein VP1; and the smaller 19s, which gives VP2, and VP3 through leaky scanning. All of the proteins, besides the 5% of large T, return to the nucleus because assembly of the viral particle happens in the nucleus. Eventual release of the viral particles is cytolytic and results in cell death.

Transcription
The early promoter for SV40 contains three elements. The TATA box is located approximately 20 base-pairs upstream from the transcriptional start site. The 21 base-pair repeats contain six GC boxes and are the site that determines the direction of transcription.

Also, the 72 base-pair repeats are transcriptional enhancers. When the SP1 protein interacts with the 21 bp repeats it binds either the first or the last three GC boxes. Binding of the first three initiates early expression and binding of the last three initiates late expression. The function of the 72 bp repeats is to enhance the amount of stable RNA and increase the rate of synthesis. This is done by binding (dimerization) with the AP1 (activator protein 1) to give a primary transcript that is 3′ polyadenylated and 5′ capped.

Theorized role in human disease
The hypothesis that SV40 might cause cancer in humans has been a particularly controversial area of research.[4] Several different methods have been used to detect SV40 in a variety of human cancers, although how reliable these detection methods are, and whether SV40 has any role in causing these tumors, remains unclear.[5]

As a result of these uncertainties, academic opinion remains divided, with some arguing that this hypothesis is not supported by the data,[6] and others arguing that some cancers may involve SV40.[7][8]

However, the United States National Cancer Institute announced in 2004 that although SV40 does cause cancer in some animal models, “substantial epidemiological evidence has accumulated to indicate that SV40 likely does not cause cancer in humans”.[9] This announcement is based on two recent studies.[10][11]

Damage and carcinogenicity
SV40 is believed to suppress the transcriptional properties of the tumor-suppressing p53 in humans through the SV40 Large T-antigen and SV40 Small T-antigen. p53 is responsible for initiating regulated cell death (“apoptosis“), or cell cycle arrest when a cell is damaged. A mutated p53 gene may contribute to uncontrolled cellular proliferation, leading to a tumor.
SV40 may act as a co-carcinogen with crocidolite asbestos to cause both Peritoneal and Pleural Mesothelioma [12] (review [13]).
When SV40 infects nonpermissive cells, such as 3T3 mouse cells, the dsDNA of SV40 becomes covalently integrated. In nonpermissive cells only the early gene expression occurs and this leads to transformation, or oncogenesis. The nonpermissive host needs the Large T-antigen and the Small t-antigen in order to function. The Small T-antigen interacts with and integrates with the cellular phosphatase pp2A. This causes the cell to lose the ability to initiate transcription.

Polio vaccine contamination
Soon after its discovery, SV40 was identified in the injected form of the polio vaccine produced between 1955 and 1961. This is believed to be due to kidney cells from infected monkeys having been used to grow the vaccine virus during production.

Both the Sabin vaccine (oral, live virus) and the Salk vaccine (injectable, killed virus) were affected; the technique used to inactivate the polio virus in the Salk vaccine, by means of formaldehyde, did not reliably kill SV40.

It was difficult to detect small quantities of virus until the advent of PCR; since then, stored samples of vaccine made after 1962 have tested negative for SV40, but no samples prior to 1962 could initially be found. Then, in 1997, Herbert Ratner of Oak Park, Illinois, gave some vials of 1955 Salk vaccine to researcher Michele Carbone.

Dr. Ratner, the Health Commissioner of Oak Park at the time the Salk vaccine was introduced, had kept these vials of vaccine in a refrigerator for over forty years.,[14][15] Upon testing this vaccine, Dr. Carbone discovered that it contained not only the SV40 strain already known to have been in the Salk vaccine (containing two 72-bp enhancers) but also the same slow-growing SV40 strain currently being found in some malignant tumors and lymphomas (containing one 72-bp enhancers).[16]

It is unknown how widespread the virus was among humans before the 1950s, though one study found that 12% of a sample of German medical students in 1952 had SV40 antibodies. Although horizontal transmission between people has been proposed,[17] it is not clear if this actually happens and if it does, how frequently it occurs.

An analysis presented at the Vaccine Cell Substrate Conference in 2004[18] suggested that vaccines used in the former Soviet bloc countries, China, Japan, and Africa, could have been contaminated up to 1980, meaning that hundreds of millions more could have been exposed to the virus unknowingly.

Treatment in the popular press
Claims have been made detailing the controversy surrounding SV40 research.[19][20][21] One book by a pair of investigative journalists contains statements indicating that researchers were penalized for reporting the findings of a potential cause and effect relationship between the early polio vaccine, SV40 and cancer.[22]The book further alleges falsification of research due to financial conflicts of interest.[23]




In the short 2 minute video above, the author reports that Polio vaccines are STILL contaminated with these SV40 cancer causing viruses. The consequence will be HUGE. We will continue to see growing cancer rates in the future. The FDA is NOT protecting you or your children. Sorry…



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Dr. Russell Blaylock MD Discusses Vaccine Dangers

Dr. Russell Blaylock MD is a neurologist and a brain surgeon. In the following video, he discusses the dangers of vaccines, and why they are so toxic to the human body, in the following video. He says that physicians do not research the scientific and medical literature, and know almost nothing about neuroscience, as Dr. Blaylock MD is.

Yet, medical doctors somehow claim that all vaccines are safe, and cannot possibly cause harm. Doctors also used to say smoking was safe and had no negative effect on health. Doctors used to say that MSG caused no health effects, and did not cross the brain blood barrier, but now research has shown the opposite to be true. MSG can cause migraines and other effects, and MSG DOES cross the brain/blood barrier. 

The number of vaccines has increased exponentially in the last 30 years, from several to hundreds. A typical person can receive HUNDREDS of vaccinations during a typical lifetime. 

Vaccines have been linked conclusively to diabetes, asthma, neurogical diseases, and more. Where vaccines have been outlawed, diabetes rates have plummeted dramatically. 

The problem is that these vaccine companies donate to all medical schools. They wine and dine residents and interns. They advertise on all of the media. There is no way to get the danger message out due to the overwhelming influence (of the Big Pharma monopoly.)

Virtually every vaccine is contaminated, and those can cause neurological pathogens, which can be passed on to your offspring. 

To grow these vaccines, you have to use living tissue. they started with monkey tissue, but now use a wide variety of other living tissues. Contaminations range from 30-60% of all vaccines.

Kidney cells are contamined with THOUSANDS of viruses, and unless you are looking for them, you will not find them. 


A recent discovery is a stealth virus, which cannot be detected without special tests. Stealth viruses can cause Cancer, decades after the vaccine is taken. There are conferences about this all the time, but they are closed and no information is discussed in the media. 

DNA fragments from vaccines can insert themselves into your genes, which can be passed on to your children. If you inject a micoplasma as a contaminant of a vaccine, it can cause infections and cancers. 

More Information;

“Vaccine may be more dangerous than swine flu” (Dr. Russell Blaylock, Newsmax magazine)
http://www.newsmax.com/health/vaccine_swine_flu/2009/07/07/232717.html

“Gulf War toxins found in swine flu vaccine” (Daily Express)
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/122228

“Does virus vaccine increase the risk of cancer?” (BILD)
http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/bild-english/world-news/2009/08/07/swine-flu-hea…

“Infectious disease risk in swine flu jabs” (The Age, Australia)
http://www.theage.com.au/national/infectious-disease-risk-in-swine-flu-jabs-2…

“Nano Particles used in untested H1N1 swine flu vaccine” (Global Research)
http://www.infowars.com/nano-particles-used-in-untested-h1n1-swine-flu-vaccines/

Very complete essay on vaccine adjuvants (squalene, aluminum ), with references

http://www.whale.to/vaccine/west_edda.html

“Fast-tracked swine flu vaccine under fire” (Institute of Science in Society)
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/fastTrackSwineFluVaccineUnderFire.php

“Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity” (RFK article on mercury-induced autism and brain damage)
http://www.infowars.com/vaccinations-deadly-immunity/

http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/

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Robert Kennedy Jr. Explains Dangers Of Vaccines

In the following video, Robert Kennedy Jr. illustrates how the coverup of vaccine dangers happened, and why it continues today. He explains that today, one in 166 kids have autism related issues, and 1 in 6 kids have others issues that may be linked to vaccines, such as hyperactivity, ADD, and other neurological problems. As Robert explains, when mass vaccines were started, kids started having problems in massive numbers. 

“In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Georgia. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session — only private invitations to fifty-two attendees. 


There were high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur. All of the scientific data under discussion, CDC officials repeatedly reminded the participants, was strictly “embargoed.” There would be no making photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when they left.

The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. 
According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency’s massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines — thimerosal — appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. 

“I was actually stunned by what I saw,” Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism.

Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants — in one case, within hours of birth — the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.

Here is some shocking testimony from parents and kids affected by vaccines…

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE VACCINE COVER-UP

http://vaers.hhs.gov/index

http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/

http://www.ageofautism.com/

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THE GOVERNMENT AND VACCINE MANUFACTURES KNOW VACCINES ARE CAUSING DAMAGE TO THOUSANDS.
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Source of above; video post explanation. 
Speaking of dangerous science, a “bombshell” vaccine study has revealed what we knew all along: When monkeys are given the same vaccines that human babies are routinely given, they develop symptoms of autism!

BREAKING: BMJ caught in highly politicized scientific fraud – Dr Wakefield demands retraction from BMJ.  http://www.naturalnews.com/031117_BMJ_Dr_Andrew_Wakefield.html

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Supersize Me; Morgan Spurlock

According to Wiki; Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. Spurlock’s film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate onlyMcDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.
Spurlock dined at McDonald’s restaurants three times per day, eating every item on the chain’s menu at least once. Spurlock consumed an average of 20.92 megajoules or 5,000kcal (the equivalent of 9.26 Big Macs) per day during the experiment.
As a result, the then-32-year-old Spurlock gained 24½ lbs. (11.1 kg), a 13% body mass increase, a cholesterol level of 230, and experienced mood swingssexual dysfunction, and fat accumulation in his liver. It took Spurlock fourteen months to lose the weight gained from his experiment using a vegandiet supervised by his future wife, a chef who specializes in gourmet vegan dishes.
The reason for Spurlock’s investigation was the increasing spread of obesity throughout U.S. society, which the Surgeon General has declared “epidemic,” and the correspondinglawsuit brought against McDonald’s on behalf of two overweight girls, who, it was alleged, became obese as a result of eating McDonald’s food [Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 237 F. Supp. 2d 512].[3] Spurlock points out that although the lawsuit against McDonald’s failed (and subsequently many state legislatures have legislated against product liability actions against producers and distributors of “fast food”), much of the same criticism leveled against thetobacco companies applies to fast food franchises whose product is both physiologically addictive and physically harmful.[4][5]
The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature.[6]
A comic book related to the movie has been made with Dark Horse as the publisher. It contains stories about various cases of fast food health scares.[7]

Content

As the film begins, Spurlock is in physically above average shape according to his personal trainer. He is seen by three doctors (a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, and a general practitioner), as well as anutritionist and a personal trainer. All of the health professionals predict the “McDiet” will have unwelcome effects on his body, but none expected anything too drastic, one citing the human body as being “extremely adaptable.” Prior to the experiment, Spurlock ate a varied diet but always had vegan evening meals to appease his then-girlfriend (now ex-wife), Alexandra, a vegan chef. At the beginning of the experiment, Spurlock, who stood 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall, had a body weight of 185.5 lbs (84 kg).

[edit]Experiment

Spurlock has specific rules governing his eating habits:
  • He must fully eat three McDonald’s meals per day: breakfastlunch, and dinner.
  • He must consume every item on the McDonald’s menu at least once over the course of the 30 days (he managed this in nine days).
  • He must only ingest items that are offered on the McDonald’s menu, including bottled water. All outside consumption of food is prohibited.
  • He must Super Size the meal when offered, but only when offered (i.e., he is not able to Super Size by his own accord).
  • He will attempt to walk about as much as a typical U.S citizen, based on a suggested figure of 5,000 standardized distance steps per day,[8] but he did not closely adhere to this, as he walked more while in New York than Houston.
On February 1, Spurlock starts the month with breakfast near his home in Manhattan, where there is an average of four McDonald’s locations (and 66,950 residents, with twice as many commuters) per square mile (2.6 km²). He aims to keep the distances he walks in line with the 5,000 steps (approximately two miles) walked per day by the average American.
Day 2 brings Spurlock’s first (of nine) Super Size meal, at the McDonald’s on 34th Street and Tenth Avenue, which happens to be a meal made of a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Super Size French fries, and a 42 ounce Coke, which takes 22 minutes to eat. He experiences steadily increasing stomach discomfort during the process, and promptly vomits in the McDonald’s parking lot.
After five days Spurlock has gained 9.5 pounds (4.5 kg) (from 185.5 to about 195 pounds). It is not long before he finds himself experiencing depression, and he claims that his bouts of depression, lethargy, andheadaches could be relieved by eating a McDonald’s meal. His general practitioner describes him as being “addicted”. At his second weigh-in, he had gained another 8 pounds (3.5 kg), putting his weight at 203.5 lb (92 kg). By the end of the month he weighs about 210 pounds (95.5 kg), an increase of about 24.5 pounds (about 11 kg). Because he could only eat McDonald’s food for a month, Spurlock refused to take any medication at all. At one weigh-in Morgan lost 1 lb. from the previous weigh-in, and a nutritionist hypothesized that he had lost muscle mass, which weighs more than an identical volume of fat. At another weigh-in, a nutritionist said that he gained 17 pounds (8.5 kg) in 12 days.
Spurlock’s girlfriend, Alexandra Jamieson, attests to the fact that Spurlock lost much of his energy and sex drive during his experiment. It was not clear at the time whether or not Spurlock would be able to complete the full month of the high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, and family and friends began to express concern.
On Day 21, Spurlock has heart palpitations. His internist, Dr. Daryl Isaacs, advises him to stop what he is doing immediately to avoid any serious health problems. He compares Spurlock with the protagonist played by Nicolas Cage in the movie Leaving Las Vegas, who intentionally drinks himself to death in a matter of weeks. Despite this warning, Spurlock decides to continue the experiment.
On March 2, Spurlock makes it to day 30 and achieves his goal. In thirty days, he “Supersized” his meals nine times along the way (five of which were in Texas, three in New York City). His doctors are surprised at the degree of deterioration in Spurlock’s health. He notes that he has eaten as many McDonald’s meals as most nutritionists say the ordinary person should eat in 8 years (he ate 90 meals, which is close to the amount of meals consumed once a month in an 8-year period).

[edit]Findings

An end text states that it took Spurlock 5 months to lose 20.1 pounds (9 kg) and another 9 months to lose the last 4.5 pounds (2 kg). His girlfriend Alexandra, now his wife, began supervising his recovery with her “detox diet,” which became the basis for her book, The Great American Detox Diet.[9]
The movie ends with a rhetorical question, “Who do you want to see go first, you or them?” This is accompanied by a cartoon tombstone, which reads “Ronald McDonald (1954-2012)”, which originally appeared in The Economist in an article addressing the ethics of marketing to children.[10]
A short epilogue was added to the film. Although it showed that the salads can contain even more calories than burgers, if the customer adds liberal amounts of cheese and dressing prior to consumption, it also described McDonald’s discontinuation of the Super Size option six weeks after the movie’s premiere, as well as its recent emphasis on healthier menu items such as salads, and the release of the new adult Happy Meal. However, McDonald’s claimed that these changes had nothing to do with the film.

[edit]Reaction

Super Size Me first premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where Morgan Spurlock won the Grand Jury Prize for directing the film.[11] The film opened in the U.S. on May 7, 2004, and grossed a total of $20,641,054 worldwide, making it the 12th highest-grossing documentary film of all time.[12] It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary but lost to the film Born into Brothels. Super Size Me received two thumbs up on At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper. The film overall received positive reviews from other critics, as well as movie-goers, and holds a 93% “Certified Fresh” rating on the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

[edit]Criticism and statistical notes

Critics of the film, including McDonald’s, argue that the author intentionally consumed an average of 5,000 calories per day and did not exercise, and that the results would have been the same regardless of the source of overeating.[13] One reviewer pointed out “he’s telling us something everyone already knows: Fast food is bad for you.”[14] Robert Davis of Paste implied the film is an example of “how the ignorance of, or willful distortion of, basic scientific methods is used to manipulate public opinion.”[15]
In the comedic documentary reply Fat Head, Tom Naughton “suggests that Spurlock’s calorie and fat counts don’t add up” and criticizes Spurlock’s refusal to publish the Super Size Me food log; The Houston Chronicle reports: “Unlike Spurlock, Naughton has a page on his Web site that lists every item (including nutritional information) he ate during his fast-food month.”[16] The film addresses such objections by highlighting that a part of the reason for Spurlock’s deteriorating health was not just the high calorie intake but also the high quantity of sugar relative to vitamins and minerals in the McDonald’s menu, which is similar in that regard to the nutritional content of the menus of most other U.S. fast-food chains.
About 1/3 of Spurlock’s calories came from sugar. His nutritionist, Bridget Bennett RD, cited him about his excess intake of sugar from “milkshakes and cokes”. It is revealed toward the end of the movie that over the course of the diet, he consumed “over 30 pounds of sugar, and over 12 lbs. of fat from their food.”[17]
Soso Whaley, an independent film producer, made a YouTube movie reply titled Me and Mickey D’s, in which she also ate all meals at McDonald’s, yet lost weight—20 pounds over 60 days; 30 pounds in 90 days. Whaley’s results were quite different because of the reduced calorie diet, and inclusion of exercise. Some of Whaley’s requirements for her meals were the same as Spurlock’s (had to eat everything on the menu over the course of the experiment, etc.); but some were different (she didn’t have to clean the plate—Spurlock required himself to do so). 
Whaley also documented her meals by saving the receipts. Whaley’s film has been criticized by Sourcewatch,[18] as before the project began the teaser asked, “Will Eat at McDonald’s for 30 Days and Lose Weight?”, although the advertising by Spurlock’s film said the same thing, but only reversed.[19]
Fitness advocate Chazz Weaver also created a documentary video of his own 30-day McDonald’s diet in response to Spurlock’s film.[20] Weaver’s thesis was that without exercise, the fat-laden diet he ate at McDonald’s would have resulted in a weight gain. His result was weight loss (222 lbs. down to 214 lbs.), as well as improved blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.[21]
Spurlock said he was trying to imitate what an average diet for a regular eater at McDonald’s—a person who would get little to no exercise—would do to them. Spurlock’s intake of 5,000 calories per day was well over twice the recommended daily intake for a sedentary adult male, which would amount to only about 2,300 calories.[22] A typical man consuming as many calories as Spurlock did would gain nearly a pound a day (which is roughly how much Spurlock gained), a rate of weight gain that could not be sustained for long periods. 
Additionally, Spurlock did not demonstrate or claim that anyone, let alone a substantial number of people, eats at McDonald’s three times per day. In fact McDonald’s is mentioned during the movie to have two classes of users of their restaurants: There are the “Heavy Users” (about 72% of customers, who eat at their restaurants once or twice a week), and the “SUPER Heavy Users” (about 22% of customers, who eat McDonald’s three or more times a week).

[edit]Impact

In the United Kingdom, McDonald’s placed a brief ad in the trailers of showings of the film, pointing to the website http://www.supersizeme-thedebate.co.uk.[23] The ads stated, “See what we disagree with. See what we agree with.”
The film was the inspiration for the BBC television series The Supersizers… in which the presenters dine on historical meals and take medical tests to ascertain the impact on their health.[24]

[edit]See also

[edit]Media and publications

Supersize Me; By Morgan Spurlock; via A Green Road Blog
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Why The Drug War Is A HUGE Failure

In the following video, a retired anti-drug war cop  explains why he is fighting failed drug war laws.

On June 17, 1971 President Richard Nixon launched the modern-day drug war, an effort perpetuated by every one of his successors.

As the reform group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) documents in a new comprehensive study, the drug war has destroyed lives and property, shredded the constitution, and distorted American education, health care, and even foreign policy. That’s why, notes LEAP, fully 75 percent of Americans and 69 percent of police chiefs agree that the drug war has failed.


Reason’s Nick Gillespie talked with LEAP’s Executive Director Neill Franklin, a retired major in the Maryland State Police. As Franklin explains, he was one of the most bellicose drug warriors around until a comrade was killed during an undercover operation. The best way, argues Franklin, we can pay tribute to his fallen friend – and all the other people whose lives have been laid waste by a war on drugs that has caused far more bad than good – is to turn away from prohibition and embrace regulation and control similar to that used for alcohol.
Shot by Jim Epstein and Joshua Swain, who also edited.
For more videos and information about drug policy, go tohttp://reason.com/archives/2011/06/15/the-price-of-prohibition
For more information on LEAP and to read “Ending the Drug War: A Dream Deferred,” go to http://www.leap.cc/40years/

How the failed war on drugs creates more problems, not less. 

John Stossel – The War On Drugs 1 Of 6
John Stossel – The War On Drugs 2 Of 6
John Stossel – The War On Drugs 3 Of 6
John Stossel – The War On Drugs 4 Of 6
John Stossel – The War On Drugs 5 Of 6
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Bill Maher, George Carlin; Mass Delusion and Need For More Interfaith Communications

(Warning; Adult language via humor.) In this article and video we will explore interfaith communications and differences between religions via atheism as a starting point. 

Atheism can talk about all religions, because in most cases, people who believe this way do not believe in a Deity or a Trinity, or Holy People, or even Holy Books. This discussion is worth having, just because it is so rarely aired and given attention. Even if one does have a faith and a belief system, as well as dogma, is it not a healthy thing to listen to other points of view, including atheism?   


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Here is George Carlin’s version, delivered via humor… 

According to Wikipedia; “Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities.[1] In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.[2][3] Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist.[3][4][5] Atheism is contrasted with theism,[6][7] which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists.[7][8]
The term atheism originated from the Greek ἄθεος (atheos), meaning “without god”, used as a pejorative term applied to those thought to reject the gods worshipped by the larger society. With the spread of freethoughtskeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to identify themselves using the word “atheist” lived in the 18th century.[9]
Atheists tend to be skeptical of supernatural claims, citing a lack ofempirical evidence for deities.[10] Rationales for not believing in any deity include the problem of evil, the argument from inconsistent revelations, and the argument from nonbelief. Other arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to the social to the historical. Although some atheists have adopted secular philosophies,[11][12]there is no one ideology or set of behaviors to which all atheists adhere.[13] Many atheists hold that atheism is a more parsimoniousworldview than theism, and therefore the burden of proof lies not on the atheist to disprove the existence of God, but on the theist to provide a rationale for theism.[14]
Atheism is accepted within some religious and spiritual belief systems, including JainismBuddhismHinduismNeopaganmovements[15] such as Wicca,[16] and nontheistic religions.Jainism and some forms of Buddhism do not advocate belief in gods,[17] whereas Hinduism holds atheism to be valid, but difficult to follow spiritually.[18]
Since conceptions of atheism vary, determining how many atheists exist in the world today is difficult.[19] According to one estimate, about 2.3% of the world’s population are atheists, while a further 11.9% are nonreligious.[20] According to another, rates of self-reported atheism are among the highest in Western nations, again to varying degrees: United States (4%), Italy (7%), Spain (11%), Great Britain (17%), Germany (20%), and France (32%).[21]

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Definitions and distinctions

A diagram showing the relationship between the definitions of weak/strong andimplicit/explicit atheism. Explicit strong/positive/hard atheists (inpurple on the right) assert that “at least one deity exists” is a false statement. Explicit weak/negative/soft atheists (inblue on the right) reject or eschew belief that any deities exist without actually asserting that “at least one deity exists” is a false statement. Implicit weak/negative atheists (in blue on the left) would include people (such as young children and some agnostics) who do not believe in a deity, but have not explicitly rejected such belief. (Sizes in the diagram are not meant to indicate relative sizes within a population.)

Writers disagree how best to define and classify atheism,[22] contesting what supernatural entities it applies to, whether it is an assertion in its own right or merely the absence of one, and whether it requires a conscious, explicit rejection. However, it is generally contrasted withagnosticism.[23] A variety of categories have been proposed to try to distinguish the different forms of atheism.

[edit]Range

Some of the ambiguity and controversy involved in defining atheismarises from difficulty in reaching a consensus for the definitions of words like deity and god. The plurality of wildly different conceptions of god and deities leads to differing ideas regarding atheism’s applicability. The ancient Romans accused Christians of being atheists for not worshiping the pagan deities. Gradually, this view fell into disfavor as theism came to be understood as encompassing belief in any divinity.[24]
With respect to the range of phenomena being rejected, atheism may counter anything from the existence of a deity, to the existence of anyspiritualsupernatural, or transcendental concepts, such as those ofBuddhismHinduismJainism and Taoism.[25]

[edit]Implicit vs. explicit

Definitions of atheism also vary in the degree of consideration a person must put to the idea of gods to be considered an atheist. Atheism has sometimes been defined to include the simple absence of belief that any deities exist. This broad definition would include newborns and other people who have not been exposed to theistic ideas. As far back as 1772, Baron d’Holbach said that “All children are born Atheists; they have no idea of God.”[26] Similarly,George H. Smith (1979) suggested that: “The man who is unacquainted with theism is an atheist because he does not believe in a god. This category would also include the child with the conceptual capacity to grasp the issues involved, but who is still unaware of those issues. The fact that this child does not believe in god qualifies him as an atheist.”[27] Smith coined the term implicit atheism to refer to “the absence of theistic belief without a conscious rejection of it” and explicit atheism to refer to the more common definition of conscious disbelief. Ernest Nagel contradicts Smith’s definition of atheism as merely “absence of theism”, acknowledging only explicit atheism as true “atheism”.[28]

[edit]Positive vs. negative

Philosophers such as Antony Flew[29] and Michael Martin[24] have contrasted positive (strong/hard) atheism with negative (weak/soft) atheism. Positive atheism is the explicit affirmation that gods do not exist. Negative atheism includes all other forms of non-theism. According to this categorization, anyone who is not a theist is either a negative or a positive atheist. The terms weak and strong are relatively recent, while the termsnegative and positive atheism are of older origin, having been used (in slightly different ways) in the philosophical literature[29] and in Catholic apologetics.[30] Under this demarcation of atheism, most agnostics qualify as negative atheists.
While Martin, for example, asserts that agnosticism entails negative atheism,[24] most agnostics see their view as distinct from atheism, which they may consider no more justified than theism or requiring an equal conviction.[31] The assertion of unattainability of knowledge for or against the existence of gods is sometimes seen as indication that atheism requires a leap of faith.[32] Common atheist responses to this argument include that unproven religious propositions deserve as much disbelief as all other unproven propositions,[33] and that the unprovability of a god’s existence does not imply equal probability of either possibility.[34] Scottish philosopher J. J. C. Smart even argues that “sometimes a person who is really an atheist may describe herself, even passionately, as an agnostic because of unreasonable generalisedphilosophical skepticism which would preclude us from saying that we know anything whatever, except perhaps the truths of mathematics and formal logic.”[35] Consequently, some atheist authors such asRichard Dawkins prefer distinguishing theist, agnostic and atheist positions along a spectrum of theistic probability—the likelihood that each assigns to the statement “God exists”.[36]

[edit]Definition as impossible or impermanent

Before the 18th century, the existence of God was so universally accepted in the western world that even the possibility of true atheism was questioned. This is called theistic innatism—the notion that all people believe in God from birth; within this view was the connotation that atheists are simply in denial.[37]
There is also a position claiming that atheists are quick to believe in God in times of crisis, that atheists makedeathbed conversions, or that “there are no atheists in foxholes.”[38] There have however been examples to the contrary, among them examples of literal “atheists in foxholes.”[39]
Some atheists have doubted the very need for the term “atheism”. In his book Letter to a Christian Nation,Sam Harris wrote:
In fact, “atheism” is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a “non-astrologer” or a “non-alchemist.” We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.[40]

[edit]Concepts

Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d’Holbach, an 18th century advocate of atheism.

The source of man’s unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature. The pertinacity with which he clings to blind opinions imbibed in his infancy, which interweave themselves with his existence, the consequent prejudice that warps his mind, that prevents its expansion, that renders him the slave of fiction, appears to doom him to continual error.
—d’Holbach, The System of Nature[41]
The broadest demarcation of atheistic rationale is between practical and theoretical atheism.

[edit]Practical atheism

In practical or pragmatic atheism, also known as apatheism, individuals live as if there are no gods and explain natural phenomena without resorting to the divine. The existence of gods is not rejected, but may be designated unnecessary or useless; gods neither provide purpose to life, nor influence everyday life, according to this view.[42] A form of practical atheism with implications for the scientific community is methodological naturalism—the “tacit adoption or assumption of philosophical naturalism within scientific method with or without fully accepting or believing it.”[43]
Practical atheism can take various forms:
  • Absence of religious motivation—belief in gods does not motivate moral action, religious action, or any other form of action;
  • Active exclusion of the problem of gods and religion from intellectual pursuit and practical action;
  • Indifference—the absence of any interest in the problems of gods and religion; or
  • Unawareness of the concept of a deity.[44]

[edit]Theoretical atheism

[edit]Ontological arguments

Theoretical (or theoric) atheism explicitly posits arguments against the existence of gods, responding to common theistic arguments such as theargument from design or Pascal’s Wager. Theoretical atheism is mainly an ontology, precisely a physical ontology.

[edit]Epistemological arguments

Epistemological atheism argues that people cannot know a God or determine the existence of a God. The foundation of epistemological atheism is agnosticism, which takes a variety of forms. In the philosophy ofimmanence, divinity is inseparable from the world itself, including a person’s mind, and each person’sconsciousness is locked in the subject. According to this form of agnosticism, this limitation in perspective prevents any objective inference from belief in a god to assertions of its existence. The rationalisticagnosticism of Kant and the Enlightenment only accepts knowledge deduced with human rationality; this form of atheism holds that gods are not discernible as a matter of principle, and therefore cannot be known to exist. Skepticism, based on the ideas of Hume, asserts that certainty about anything is impossible, so one can never know for sure whether or not a god exists. The allocation of agnosticism to atheism is disputed; it can also be regarded as an independent, basic worldview.[42]
Other arguments for atheism that can be classified as epistemological or ontological, including logical positivism and ignosticism, assert the meaninglessness or unintelligibility of basic terms such as “God” and statements such as “God is all-powerful.” Theological noncognitivism holds that the statement “God exists” does not express a proposition, but is nonsensical or cognitively meaningless. It has been argued both ways as to whether such individuals can be classified into some form of atheism or agnosticism. Philosophers A. J. Ayer and Theodore M. Drange reject both categories, stating that both camps accept “God exists” as a proposition; they instead place noncognitivism in its own category.[45][46]

[edit]Metaphysical arguments

One author writes:
“Metaphysical atheism… includes all doctrines that hold to metaphysical monism (the homogeneity of reality). Metaphysical atheism may be either: a) absolute — an explicit denial of God’s existence associated with materialistic monism (all materialistic trends, both in ancient and modern times); b) relative — the implicit denial of God in all philosophies that, while they accept the existence of an absolute, conceive of the absolute as not possessing any of the attributes proper to God: transcendence, a personal character or unity. Relative atheism is associated with idealistic monism (pantheism, panentheism, deism).”[47]

Epicurus is credited with first expounding the problem of evil.David Hume in his Dialogues concerning Natural Religion(1779) cited Epicurus in stating the argument as a series of questions:[48] “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

[edit]Logical arguments

Logical atheism holds that the various conceptions of gods, such as thepersonal god of Christianity, are ascribed logically inconsistent qualities. Such atheists present deductive arguments against the existence of God, which assert the incompatibility between certain traits, such as perfection, creator-status, immutabilityomniscienceomnipresence,omnipotenceomnibenevolencetranscendence, personhood (a personal being), nonphysicality, justice, and mercy.[10]
Theodicean atheists believe that the world as they experience it cannot be reconciled with the qualities commonly ascribed to God and gods by theologians. They argue that an omniscientomnipotent, andomnibenevolent God is not compatible with a world where there is eviland suffering, and where divine love is hidden from many people.[49] A similar argument is attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, the founder ofBuddhism.[50]

[edit]Reductionary accounts of religion

Philosophers such as Ludwig Feuerbach[51] and Sigmund Freud argued that God and other religious beliefs are human inventions, created to fulfill various psychological and emotional wants or needs. This is also a view of many Buddhists.[52] Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, influenced by the work of Feuerbach, argued that belief in God and religion are social functions, used by those in power to oppress the working class. According to Mikhail Bakunin, “the idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty, and necessarily ends in the enslavement of mankind, in theory and practice.” He reversed Voltaire‘s famous aphorism that if God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him, writing instead that “if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.”[53]

[edit]Atheist philosophies

Axiological, or constructive, atheism rejects the existence of gods in favor of a “higher absolute”, such ashumanity. This form of atheism favors humanity as the absolute source of ethics and values, and permits individuals to resolve moral problems without resorting to God. Marx and Freud used this argument to convey messages of liberation, full-development, and unfettered happiness.[42] One of the most commoncriticisms of atheism has been to the contrary—that denying the existence of a god leads to moral relativism, leaving one with no moral or ethical foundation,[54] or renders life meaningless and miserable.[55] Blaise Pascal argued this view in his Pensées.[56]
French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre identified himself as a representative of an “atheist existentialism[57]concerned less with denying the existence of God than with establishing that “man needs … to find himself again and to understand that nothing can save him from himself, not even a valid proof of the existence of God.”[58] Sartre said a corollary of his atheism was that “if God does not exist, there is at least one being in whom existence precedes essence, a being who exists before he can be defined by any concept, and … this being is man.”[57] The practical consequence of this atheism was described by Sartre as meaning that there are no a priori rules or absolute values that can be invoked to govern human conduct, and that humans are “condemned” to invent these for themselves, making “man” absolutely “responsible for everything he does”.[59]

[edit]Atheism, religion, and morality

[edit]Association with world views and social behaviors

Sociologist Phil Zuckerman analyzed previous social science research on secularity and non-belief, and concluded that societal well-being is positively correlated with irreligion. His findings relating specifically to atheism include:[60][61]
  • Compared to religious people, “atheists and secular people” are less nationalistic, prejudiced,antisemiticracist, dogmatic, ethnocentric, close-minded, and authoritarian.
  • In the US, in states with the highest percentages of atheists, the murder rate is lower than average. In the most religious US states, the murder rate is higher than average.

[edit]Atheism and irreligion

Because of its absenceof a creator god,Buddhism is commonly described as nontheistic.

People who self-identify as atheists are often assumed to be irreligious, but some sects within major religions reject the existence of a personal, creator deity.[62] In recent years, certain religious denominations have accumulated a number of openly atheistic followers, such as atheistic or humanistic Judaism[63][64] and Christian atheists.[65][66][67]
The strictest sense of positive atheism does not entail any specific beliefs outside of disbelief in any deity; as such, atheists can hold any number of spiritual beliefs. For the same reason, atheists can hold a wide variety of ethical beliefs, ranging from the moral universalism of humanism, which holds that a moral code should be applied consistently to all humans, to moral nihilism, which holds that morality is meaningless.[68]
Philosophers such as Georges BatailleSlavoj Žižek,[69] Alain de Botton,[70] andAlexander Bard and Jan Söderqvist,[71] have all argued that atheists should reclaim religion as an act of defiance against theism, precisely not to leave religion as an unwarranted monopoly to theists.

[edit]Divine command vs. ethics

Although it is a philosophical truism, encapsulated in Plato’s Euthyphro dilemma, that the role of the gods in determining right from wrong is either unnecessary or arbitrary, the argument that morality must be derived from God and cannot exist without a wise creator has been a persistent feature of political if not so much philosophical debate.[72][73][74] Moral precepts such as “murder is wrong” are seen as divine laws, requiring a divine lawmaker and judge. However, many atheists argue that treating morality legalistically involves afalse analogy, and that morality does not depend on a lawmaker in the same way that laws do.[75] Other atheists, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, have disagreed with this view and have stated that morality “has truth only if God is truth—it stands or falls with faith in God.”[76][77][78]
There exist normative ethical systems that do not require principles and rules to be given by a deity. Some include virtue ethicssocial contractKantian ethicsutilitarianism, and ObjectivismSam Harris has proposed that moral prescription (ethical rule making) is not just an issue to be explored by philosophy, but that we can meaningfully practice a science of morality. Any such scientific system must, nevertheless, respond to the criticism embodied in the naturalistic fallacy.[79]
Philosophers Susan Neiman[80] and Julian Baggini[81] (among others) assert that behaving ethically only because of divine mandate is not true ethical behavior but merely blind obedience. Baggini argues that atheism is a superior basis for ethics, claiming that a moral basis external to religious imperatives is necessary to evaluate the morality of the imperatives themselves—to be able to discern, for example, that “thou shalt steal” is immoral even if one’s religion instructs it—and that atheists, therefore, have the advantage of being more inclined to make such evaluations.[82] The contemporary British political philosopher Martin Cohen has offered the more historically telling example of Biblical injunctions in favour of torture and slavery as evidence of how religious injunctions follow political and social customs, rather than vice versa, but also noted that the same tendency seems to be true of supposedly dispassionate and objective philosophers.[83] Cohen extends this argument in more detail in Political Philosophy from Plato to Mao, where he argues that the Qur’an played a role in perpetuating social codes from the early 7th century despite changes in secular society.[84]

[edit]Dangers of religions

Some prominent atheists—such as Bertrand RussellChristopher HitchensDaniel DennettSam Harris, and Richard Dawkins—have criticized religions, citing harmful aspects of religious practices and doctrines.[85] Atheists have often engaged in debate with religious advocates, and the debates sometimes address the issue of whether religions provide a net benefit to individuals and society.
One argument that religions can be harmful, made by atheists such as Sam Harris, is that Western religions’ reliance on divine authority lends itself to authoritarianism and dogmatism.[86] Atheists have also cited data showing that there is a correlation between religious fundamentalism and extrinsic religion (when religion is held because it serves ulterior interests)[87] and authoritarianism, dogmatism, and prejudice.[88] These arguments—combined with historical events that are argued to demonstrate the dangers of religion, such as the Crusadesinquisitionswitch trials, and terrorist attacks—have been used in response to claims of beneficial effects of belief in religion.[89] Believers counter-argue that some regimes that espouse atheism, such as in Soviet Russia, have also been guilty of mass murder.[90][91]

[edit]Etymology

The Greek word αθεοι (atheoi), as it appears in the Epistle to the Ephesians (2:12) on the early 3rd-century Papyrus 46. It is usually translated into English as “[those who are] without God”.[92]

In early ancient Greek, the adjective atheos (ἄθεος, from the privative ἀ-θεός “god”) meant “godless”. It was first used as a term of censure roughly meaning “ungodly” or “impious”. In the 5th century BCE, the word began to indicate more deliberate and active godlessness in the sense of “severing relations with the gods” or “denying the gods”. The term ἀσεβής (asebēs) then came to be applied against those who impiously denied or disrespected the local gods, even if they believed in other gods. Modern translations of classical texts sometimes renderatheos as “atheistic”. As an abstract noun, there was also ἀθεότης(atheotēs), “atheism”. Cicero transliterated the Greek word into the Latinatheos. The term found frequent use in the debate between early Christians and Hellenists, with each side attributing it, in the pejorative sense, to the other.[93]
The term atheist (from Fr. athée), in the sense of “one who denies or disbelieves the existence of God”,[94]predates atheism in English, being first found as early as 1566,[95] and again in 1571.[96] Atheist as a label of practical godlessness was used at least as early as 1577.[97] The term atheism was derived from theFrench athéisme, and appears in English about 1587.[98] An earlier work, from about 1534, used the termatheonism.[99][100] Related words emerged later: deist in 1621,[101] theist in 1662,[102] deism in 1675,[103]and theism in 1678.[104] At that time “deist” and “deism” already carried their modern meaning. The termtheism came to be contrasted with deism.
Karen Armstrong writes that “During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the word ‘atheist’ was still reserved exclusively for polemic … The term ‘atheist’ was an insult. Nobody would have dreamed of callinghimself an atheist.”[9] In the middle of the seventeenth century it was still assumed that it was impossible not to believe in God;[105] atheist meant not accepting the current conception of the divine.[106]
Atheism was first used to describe a self-avowed belief in late 18th-century Europe, specifically denoting disbelief in the monotheistic Abrahamic god.[107] In the 20th century, globalization contributed to the expansion of the term to refer to disbelief in all deities, though it remains common in Western society to describe atheism as simply “disbelief in God”.[24]

[edit]History

Although the term atheism originated in 16th-century France,[98] ideas that would be recognized today as atheistic are documented from the Vedic period and the classical antiquity.

[edit]Early Indic religion

Atheistic schools are found in early Indian thought and have existed from the times of the historical Vedic religion.[108] Among the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, Samkhya, the oldest philosophical school of thought, does not accept God, and the early Mimamsa also rejected the notion of God.[109] The early Mimamsa not only did not accept God but asserted that human action itself was enough to create the necessary circumstances for the enjoyment of its fruits.[110] 
The thoroughly materialistic and anti-theistic philosophical Cārvāka (also called Nastika or Lokaiata) school that originated in India around the 6th century BCE is probably the most explicitly atheistic school of philosophy in India, similar to the Greek Cyrenaic school. This branch of Indian philosophy is classified as heterodox due to its rejection of the authority ofVedas and hence is not considered part of the six orthodox schools of Hinduism, but it is noteworthy as evidence of a materialistic movement within Hinduism.[111] Chatterjee and Datta explain that our understanding of Cārvāka philosophy is fragmentary, based largely on criticism of the ideas by other schools, and that it is not a living tradition:
“Though materialism in some form or other has always been present in India, and occasional references are found in the Vedas, the Buddhistic literature, the Epics, as well as in the later philosophical works we do not find any systematic work on materialism, nor any organized school of followers as the other philosophical schools possess. But almost every work of the other schools states, for refutation, the materialistic views. Our knowledge of Indian materialism is chiefly based on these.”[112]
Other Indian philosophies generally regarded as atheistic include Classical Samkhya and Purva Mimamsa. The rejection of a personal creator God is also seen in Jainism and Buddhism in India.[113]

[edit]Classical antiquity

In Plato‘s Apology,Socrates (pictured) was accused by Meletus of not believing in the gods.

Western atheism has its roots in pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, but did not emerge as a distinct world-view until the late Enlightenment.[114] The 5th-century BCE Greek philosopher Diagoras is known as the “first atheist”,[115] and is cited as such by Cicero in his De Natura Deorum.[116] Critias viewed religion as a human invention used to frighten people into following moral order.[117]Atomists such as Democritus attempted to explain the world in a purelymaterialistic way, without reference to the spiritual or mystical. Other pre-Socratic philosophers who probably had atheistic views included Prodicus andProtagoras. In the 3rd-century BCE the Greek philosophers Theodorus Cyrenaicus[116][118] and Strato of Lampsacus[119] also did not believe gods exist.
Socrates (c. 471–399 BCE), was accused of impiety (see Euthyphro dilemma) on the basis that he inspired questioning of the state gods.[120] Although he disputed the accusation that he was a “complete atheist”,[121] saying that he could not be an atheist as he believed in spirits,[122] he was ultimately sentenced to death. Socrates also prays to various gods in Plato’s dialogue Phaedrus[123] and says “By Zeus” in the dialogue The Republic.[124]
Euhemerus (c. 330–260 BCE) published his view that the gods were only the deified rulers, conquerors and founders of the past, and that their cults and religions were in essence the continuation of vanished kingdoms and earlier political structures.[125] Although not strictly an atheist, Euhemerus was later criticized for having “spread atheism over the whole inhabited earth by obliterating the gods”.[126]
Atomic materialist Epicurus (c. 341–270 BCE) disputed many religious doctrines, including the existence of an afterlife or a personal deity; he considered the soul purely material and mortal. While Epicureanism did not rule out the existence of gods, he believed that if they did exist, they were unconcerned with humanity.[127]
The Roman poet Lucretius (c. 99–55 BCE) agreed that, if there were gods, they were unconcerned with humanity and unable to affect the natural world. For this reason, he believed humanity should have no fear of the supernatural. He expounds his Epicurean views of the cosmos, atoms, the soul, mortality, and religion in De rerum natura (“On the nature of things”),[128] which popularized Epicurus’ philosophy in Rome.[129]
The Roman philosopher Sextus Empiricus held that one should suspend judgment about virtually all beliefs—a form of skepticism known as Pyrrhonism—that nothing was inherently evil, and that ataraxia (“peace of mind”) is attainable by withholding one’s judgment. His relatively large volume of surviving works had a lasting influence on later philosophers.[130]
The meaning of “atheist” changed over the course of classical antiquity. The early Christians were labeled atheists by non-Christians because of their disbelief in pagan gods.[131] During the Roman Empire, Christians were executed for their rejection of the Roman gods in general and Emperor-worship in particular. When Christianity became the state religion of Rome under Theodosius I in 381, heresy became a punishable offense.[132]

[edit]Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance

The espousal of atheistic views was rare in Europe during the Early Middle Ages and Middle Ages (seeMedieval Inquisition); metaphysics, religion and theology were the dominant interests.[133] There were, however, movements within this period that forwarded heterodox conceptions of the Christian God, including differing views of the nature, transcendence, and knowability of God. Individuals and groups such asJohannes Scotus EriugenaDavid of DinantAmalric of Bena, and the Brethren of the Free Spirit maintained Christian viewpoints with pantheistic tendencies. 
Nicholas of Cusa held to a form of fideism he called docta ignorantia (“learned ignorance”), asserting that God is beyond human categorization, and our knowledge of God is limited to conjecture. William of Ockham inspired anti-metaphysical tendencies with his nominalisticlimitation of human knowledge to singular objects, and asserted that the divine essence could not be intuitively or rationally apprehended by human intellect. Followers of Ockham, such as John of Mirecourtand Nicholas of Autrecourt furthered this view. The resulting division between faith and reason influenced later theologians such as John WycliffeJan Hus, and Martin Luther.[133]
The Renaissance did much to expand the scope of freethought and skeptical inquiry. Individuals such asLeonardo da Vinci sought experimentation as a means of explanation, and opposed arguments from religious authority. Other critics of religion and the Church during this time included Niccolò Machiavelli,Bonaventure des Périers, and François Rabelais.[130]

[edit]Early modern period

The Renaissance and Reformation eras witnessed a resurgence in religious fervor, as evidenced by the proliferation of new religious orders, confraternities, and popular devotions in the Catholic world, and the appearance of increasingly austere Protestant sects such as the Calvinists. This era of interconfessional rivalry permitted an even wider scope of theological and philosophical speculation, much of which would later be used to advance a religiously skeptical world-view.
Criticism of Christianity became increasingly frequent in the 17th and 18th centuries, especially in France and England, where there appears to have been a religious malaise, according to contemporary sources. Some Protestant thinkers, such as Thomas Hobbes, espoused a materialist philosophy and skepticism toward supernatural occurrences, while the Jewish-Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza rejected divine providence in favour of a panentheistic naturalism. 
By the late 17th century, deism came to be openly espoused by intellectuals such as John Toland who coined the term “pantheist”. Despite their ridicule of Christianity, many deists held atheism in scorn.[citation needed] The first known explicit atheist was the German critic of religion Matthias Knutzen in his three writings of 1674.[134] He was followed a half century later by another explicit atheist writer, the French priest Jean Meslier.[135]
Knutzen and Meslier were in turn followed by other openly atheistic thinkers, such as Baron d’Holbach andJacques-André Naigeon.[136] The philosopher David Hume developed a skeptical epistemology grounded in empiricism, undermining the metaphysical basis of natural theology.

Ludwig Feuerbach‘sThe Essence of Christianity (1841) would greatly influence philosophers such asEngelsMarxDavid StraussNietzsche, andMax Stirner. He considered God to be a human invention and religious activities to be wish-fulfillment. For this he is considered the founding father of modernanthropology of religion.

The French Revolution took atheism and anti-clerical deism outside the salons and into the public sphere. A major goal of the French revolution was a restructuring and subordination of the clergy with respect to the state through the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. Attempts to enforce it led to anti-clerical violence and the expulsion of many clergy from France. The chaotic political events in revolutionary Paris eventually enabled the more radical Jacobins to seize power in 1793, ushering in the Reign of Terror. The Jacobins were deists and introduced the Cult of the Supreme Being as a new French state religion. Some atheists surrounding Jacques Hébert instead sought to establish a Cult of Reason, a form of atheistic pseudo-religion with a goddess personifying reason. Both movements in part contributed to attempts to forcibly de-Christianize France. The Cult of Reason ended after three years when its leadership, including Jacques Hébert was guillotined by the Jacobins. The anti-clerical persecutions ended with the Thermidorian Reaction.
The Napoleonic era institutionalized the secularization of French society, and exported the revolution to northern Italy, in the hopes of creating pliable republics. In the 19th century, atheists contributed to political and social revolution, facilitating the upheavals of 1848, the Risorgimento in Italy, and the growth of an international socialist movement.
In the latter half of the 19th century, atheism rose to prominence under the influence of rationalistic and freethinking philosophers. Many prominent German philosophers of this era denied the existence of deities and were critical of religion, including Ludwig FeuerbachArthur SchopenhauerMax StirnerKarl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche.[137]

[edit]Since 1900

Atheism in the 20th century, particularly in the form of practical atheism, advanced in many societies. Atheistic thought found recognition in a wide variety of other, broader philosophies, such as existentialism,objectivismsecular humanismnihilismanarchismlogical positivismMarxismfeminism,[138] and the general scientific and rationalist movement.
Logical positivism and scientism paved the way for neopositivismanalytical philosophystructuralism, andnaturalism. Neopositivism and analytical philosophy discarded classical rationalism and metaphysics in favor of strict empiricism and epistemological nominalism. Proponents such as Bertrand Russell emphatically rejected belief in God. In his early work, Ludwig Wittgenstein attempted to separate metaphysical and supernatural language from rational discourse. A. J. Ayer asserted the unverifiability and meaninglessness of religious statements, citing his adherence to the empirical sciences. Relatedly the applied structuralism ofLévi-Strauss sourced religious language to the human subconscious in denying its transcendental meaning.J. N. Findlay and J. J. C. Smart argued that the existence of God is not logically necessary. Naturalists and materialistic monists such as John Dewey considered the natural world to be the basis of everything, denying the existence of God or immortality.[35][139]
The 20th century also saw the political advancement of atheism, spurred on by interpretation of the works ofMarx and Engels. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, religious instruction was banned by the State. While the Soviet Constitution of 1936 guaranteed freedom to hold religious services, the Soviet state under Stalin’s policy of state atheism did not consider education a private matter; it outlawed religious instruction and waged campaigns to persuade people, at times violently, to abandon religion.[140][141][142][143][144] Several other communist states also opposed religion and mandated state atheism,[145] including the former governments of Albania,[146][147][148] and currently, China,[149][150] North Korea,[150][151] and Cuba.[150][152]
Other leaders like E. V. Ramasami Naicker (Periyar), a prominent atheist leader of India, fought againstHinduism and Brahmins for discriminating and dividing people in the name of caste and religion.[153] This was highlighted in 1956 when he arranged for the erection of a statue depicting a Hindu god in a humble representation and made antitheistic statements.[154]
In 1966, Time magazine asked “Is God Dead?”[155] in response to the Death of God theological movement, citing the estimation that nearly half of all people in the world lived under an anti-religious power, and millions more in Africa, Asia, and South America seemed to lack knowledge of the one God.[156]
In 1967, the Albanian government under Enver Hoxha announced the closure of all religious institutions in the country, declaring Albania the world’s first officially atheist state,[157] although religious practice in Albania was restored in 1991. These regimes enhanced the negative associations of atheism, especially where anti-communist sentiment was strong in the United States, despite the fact that prominent atheists were anti-communist.[158]
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the number of actively anti-religious regimes has reduced considerably. In 2006, Timothy Shah of the Pew Forum noted “a worldwide trend across all major religious groups, in which God-based and faith-based movements in general are experiencing increasing confidence and influence vis-à-vis secular movements and ideologies.”[159] However, Gregory S. Paul and Phil Zuckerman consider this a myth and suggest that the actual situation is much more complex and nuanced.[160]
The religiously motivated terrorist events of 9/11 and the partially successful attempts of the Discovery institute to change the American science curriculum to include creationist ideas, together with support for those ideas from George W. Bush in 2005, all triggered the noted atheist authors Sam HarrisDaniel C. DennettRichard DawkinsVictor J. Stenger and Christopher Hitchens to publish books that were best sellers in America and worldwide.[161]
A 2010 survey found that those identifying themselves as atheists or agnostics are on average more knowledgeable about religion than followers of major faiths. Nonbelievers scored better on questions about tenets central to Protestant and Catholic faiths. Only Mormon and Jewish faithful scored as well as atheists and agnostics.[162]

[edit]New Atheism

New Atheism is the name given to a movement among some early-21st-century atheist writers who have advocated the view that “religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises.”[163] New atheists argue that recent scientific advancements demand a less accommodating attitude toward religion, superstition, and religious fanaticismthan had traditionally been extended by many secularists.[citation needed] The movement is commonly associated with Richard DawkinsDaniel C. DennettSam HarrisChristopher Hitchens, and Victor J. Stenger.[164][165] Several best-selling books by these authors, published between 2004 and 2007, form the basis for much of the discussion of New Atheism.[166]

[edit]Demographics

Percentage of people in various European countries who said: “I don’t believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force.” (2005)[167]

It is difficult to quantify the number of atheists in the world. Respondents to religious-belief polls may define “atheism” differently or draw different distinctions between atheism, non-religious beliefs, and non-theistic religious and spiritual beliefs.[168] A Hindu atheist would declare oneself as a Hindu, although also being an atheist at the same time.[169] A 2005 survey published in Encyclopædia Britannica found that the non-religious made up about 11.9% of the world’s population, and atheists about 2.3%. This figure did not include those who follow atheistic religions, such as some Buddhists.[20] A broad figure estimates the number of atheists and agnostics on Earth at 1.1 billion.[170]
A November–December 2006 poll published in the Financial Times gives rates for the United States and five European countries. The lowest rates of atheism were in the United States at only 4%, while the rates of atheism in the European countries surveyed were considerably higher: Italy (7%), Spain (11%), Great Britain (17%), Germany (20%), and France (32%).[21][171] The European figures are similar to those of an official European Union survey, which reported that 18% of the EU population do not believe in a god.[172] Other studies have placed the estimated percentage of atheists, agnostics, and other nonbelievers in a personal god as low as single digits in Poland, Romania, Cyprus, and some other European countries,[173] and up to 85% in Sweden, 80% in Denmark, 72% in Norway, and 60% in Finland.[19] According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19% of Australians have “no religion”, a category that includes atheists.[171] Between 64% and 65% of Japanese are atheists, agnostics, or do not believe in a god.[19]

Proportion of atheists and agnostics around the world.

An international study has reported positive correlations between levels of education and not believing in a deity,[60] and the EU survey finds a positive correlation between leaving school early and believing in a God.[172] A letter published in Nature in 1998 reported a survey suggesting that belief in a personal god orafterlife was at an all-time low among the members of the U.S. National Academy of Science, 7.0% of whom believed in a personal god as compared with more than 85% of the general U.S. population,[174] although this study has been criticized by Rodney Stark and Roger Finke for its definition of belief in God. The definition was “I believe in a God to whom one may pray in the expectation of receiving an answer”. [175] 
An article published by The University of Chicago Chronicle that discussed the above study, stated that 76% of physicians believe in God, more than the 7% of scientists above, but still less than the 85% of the general population.[176]Another study assessing religiosity among scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that “just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power; specifically, 33% of scientists say they believe in God, while 18% believe in a universal spirit or higher power.”[177] Frank Sulloway of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Michael Shermer of California State University conducted a study which found in their polling sample of “credentialed” U.S. adults (12% had Ph.Ds and 62% were college graduates) 64% believed in God, and there was a correlation indicating that religious conviction diminished with education level.[178] 
An inverse correlation between religiosity and intelligence has been found by 39 out of 43 studies carried out between 1927 and 2002, according to an article in Mensa Magazine.[179] These findings broadly agree with a 1958 statistical meta-analysis by Professor Michael Argyle of the University of Oxford. He analyzed seven research studies that had investigated correlation between attitude to religion and measured intelligence among school and college students from the U.S. Although a clear negative correlation was found, the analysis did not identify causality but noted that factors such as authoritarian family background and social class may also have played a part.[180] Sociologist Philip Schwadel found that higher levels of education correlate with greater tolerance for atheists’ public opposition to religion, greater skepticism of religious leaders, and a reconsideration of “the role of religion in secular society”.[181]“”



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Bill Maher, George Carlin; Mass Delusion and Need For More Interfaith Communications; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/bill-maher-mass-delusion-and-need-for.html

Here Comes Trouble; Michael Moore

Rough Transcript; 

Kids today know they are getting a raw deal; lots of debt, pollution, and problems that seem unsolvable. 400 people own more and have more wealth than 150 MILLION Americans. 

All movements start with a few brave individuals. The womens movement started with a few women who wanted a vote. They needed to change the Constitution, but they had to do it, without ANY votes on their part. 

So do not lose heart. Just act and get involved. You will be attacked, ridiculed and made fun of. Do it anyway. 

As Michael says, there are solutions to the problems we face today. The solutions have the support of the majority of the US public. In the first nine weeks, a majority of Americans were in favor of the Occupy movement, started by the young for the most part. This was accomplished despite the vehement opposition of corporate owned mass media. 

The US is a liberal country, a left leaning country. This is where we need to change our thinking. All of the polls, most Americans agree with liberal viewpoints. 
60% of Americans are opposed to the two wars. 
80% are in favor of paying women the same as men. 72% favor raising taxes on the rich. 
54% say gay marriage should be the law of the land.

This is a liberal, bottoms up, 99% oriented country, bottom line. 

Most liberals do not have the courage of their convictions. They are like cats. It is hard to ‘herd’ them. What do liberals believe in? We are like Harry Reid; we could compromise. We do not want you to filibuster.. let’s withdraw the bill. We will put YOUR language in the bill. Oh, no, not enough? We will just introduce bills you used to introduce to make you happy. What kind of thinking is this? It is just whining and weak. 

Obama won by 10 million votes. He was about change. But what kind of change? (Is it corporate friendly change, because they ‘own’ all politicians?)

Republicans are ferocious. If they win, they take over. We are in charge. Here is what we are going to do. Get out of the way. 

Liberals lose their car keys constantly. Republicans NEVER lose their Hummer, Mercedes, or BMW keys. They have car key hooks by the door. They are ORGANIZED. 

Liberals never know where they want to eat. They let someone else make that decision, as well as all other decisions, because they are wishy washy, indecisive, and unsure about just about everything. Liberals doubt a LOT. 

Republicans in the family always know what they want. They are VERY SURE about everything, guaranteed. They say; “get in the car, we are going to Ponderosa”. They are disciplined, organized and focused. Liberals could learn something from Republicans. 

Canada has FIVE political parties with only 34 million people. If you want true political representation, you need at least five. I feel compelled to say this at the scene of the crime. They do it all with paper ballots. They do not mess with electronic voting. 

I came out of the voting booth, and did you see Obama’s name on the ballot? He put his WHOLE name on the ballot; Barack Hussein Obama.   The name Hussein popped out at me; we are going to LOSE all of these states, over just his middle name. Why would he do that, in the middle of a war? Obama said he did it, because “That is my name”. Hussein means kindness in Arabic.  That is the Obama I want back. I want that courage. 

You just wasted three years. You should have come in like Roosevelt, because Americans put me here. He held out olive branch after olive branch. He really believes in turning the other cheek and forgiving. 

We are all Americans. The Republicans are Americans, even though they demonize us. He held out 20 olive branches. They smacked them out of his hand. Boener and top Republican leaders met on election night and declared that they would just BLOCK EVERYTHING, and make him invisible. They would pretend that he was not there. 

Michele Obama was booed at a recent Nascar event. This has devolved into Hussein from Kenya. They would force the government to a halt and get rid of him. He has lost a lot of the enthusiasm. He does not have to worry about an opponent. 

Did you see the debate in Sept? Do you believe in science? Only Huntsman raised his hand. He also believed in global warming, and gay marriage. All the rest kept their hands down. They did not go there.  His tie is sending gay signals. 

America is NOT crazy. You live in a liberal country. They do understand these issues. We have a poor education system, so that people do not know anything about civics, and they do not teach that anymore. We have 40 million people who are functional illiterates, who can get programmed to listen to Fox News. 

Before you get to fear and hate, you have to get them ignorant, like children who believe there is a monster in the closet. What do you do for kids? You turn the light on and show them there is no monster in the closet. 

Teach to the test, just enough for Walmart and McDonalds, but nothing else. Do not teach people how to think for themselves. 

Do you know who thinks we live in a liberal country? Republicans. They are ANGRY all the time. Somehow they believe the MEDIA is LIBERAL. If they really believed that America was Conservative, they would be really happy, if the majority agreed with them and it was time to celebrate. 

Why is it necessary to pass laws to make it hard for students, elderly and disabled to vote. Why would you want to SUPPRESS voting? If they thought everyone was Conservative, they would want EVERYONE to vote. They KNOW that the country is liberal, and LIBERALS are in charge. 

It is hard. They have the money. They have reduced the country to a shred of democracy. The 400 people know that at any moment, they only have 400 votes. What if the 150 million said they wanted the whole country to change? What if they got tired of it? How can they sleep at night? They know they do not have the power.

Some people need to run for office. Run on a platform of getting money out of the elections. We need an amendment that says corporations are NOT PEOPLE. That is just insane. 

Then he reads from the book… Here Comes Trouble.


In 1971, it was still legal to racially discriminate against blacks or anyone else, as long as it was a private organization. The Elks advertised a class to teach people how to run for office, but only WHITES were invited. That got me started. 


I wrote a speech and called them out, and called them bigots. What kind of example are they setting? What kind of college is this that allows racists? I looked over in the audience and saw no Elks in the audience. Half the audience was looking at me like; Boy is he going to get it. 


Michael Moore, you won the prize of this college speech contest. You will receive the prize at the closing ceremony, and you will give the speech again, in front of all of the 2,000 students at the college. 


For the rest of the story; (The Best Part), watch the video, or read the book… 🙂


Here Comes Trouble; Michael Moore
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/here-comes-trouble-michael-moore.html 

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TEPCO Loses Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
How Corporations Control Governments, Media, Politicians; Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man; via A Green Road Blog
ALEC Exposed; How Corporations Buy, Corrupt, And Control The Federal And State Governments; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/alec-exposed-how-corporations-buy.html
The Psychopathy Of Corporations; “I Am Fishhead”
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism; via A Green Road Blog
How Do Corporations Dominate Elections With Money In the US? via a Green Road Blog
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/classified-top-secret-classified-top.html
Mother Beats Monsanto in Court; Indian Farmers Committing Suicide By Drinking Product; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mother-beats-monsanto-in-court-proves.html
How To Identify GMO Foods; Found Even At Health Food Stores; via A Green Road Blog

SPIRITUAL/INTERFAITH
Movie; I AM, Exploring The Meaning Of Life, Liberty And Happiness; via A Green Road Blog
Take 1 Giant Leap Into Happiness; Via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/1-giant-leap-happiness.html
Wayne Dyer; The Power Of Intention Program; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/wayne-dyer-power-of-intention-program.html
Raj Yoga; A Connection with Soul, God And Consciousness; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
Mysteries And Theories: Is The Earth Growing? via a Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mystery-is-earth-growing.html
Inspirational: All Good Things Are Coming To You Today; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/inspirational-all-good-things-are.html 
Greg Braden; The Science Behind Miracles And Heart Based Living; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/greg-braden-science-behind-miracles-and.html
John Hagelin, Ph.D; Consciousness Superstring Unified Field Theory; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/john-hagelin-phd-on-consciousness.html
The Universal Golden Rule; Moving Towards A Global Ethic; via A Green Road Blog
From Survival To Transcendence, Every Person Has Needs; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/every-person-has-set-of-needs.html
The Force And Power Of Love; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/force-and-power-of-love.html
Here Comes Trouble; Michael Moore



Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism

Wiki reports; “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary film by filmmaker Robert Greenwald that criticises the Fox News Channel, and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, claiming that the channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. The film says this pervasive biascontradicts the channel’s claim of being “Fair and Balanced”, and argues that Fox News has been engaging in what amounts to consumer fraud.
The documentary was not released theatrically, but rather was distributed in DVD format by the Political action committee MoveOn.org, and sold online through Internetretailers such as Amazon.com, where it was a top-seller in July 2004.[1] MoveOn.org had helped promote the DVD release by taking out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times.[1]
The film examines the global growth of Murdoch’s media enterprise in the context of concentration of media ownership considerations, and evaluates the effect of having one person in control of a large mediaconglomerate on freedom of the pressOutfoxed’s analysis includes:
  • Review of Fox News’s coverage during the lead-up to, and the aftermath of, the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • Interviews with former Fox News journalists, exposing incidents where Fox News asked journalists to lie, and when they refused, they were fired. When the reporters sued Fox in court, providing proof of their claim, the court ruled that there is no current law against lying on a news program.
  • Instances where Fox News commentators such as Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity attempt to intimidate guests with whom they disagree, such as author and activist Jeremy Glick.
  • Studies which evidence more airtime and coverage is consistently given to Republican politicians, particularly those in the George W. Bush administration, than to Democrats.
  • Inspection of whether Fox News’ premature result-calling of the 2000 presidential election contributed toGeorge W. Bush officially being elected.
  • Scrutiny over Fox News management, including Murdoch and president Roger Ailes, both conservatives, in controlling the network’s content, and editorial control from Murdoch down ensuring which stories and issues are covered and the strongly conservative perspective of such coverage.
  • Discussion of suspensions and other reprisals meted out to reporters and producers for not promoting the channel’s political point of view.
  • Highlights of Fox News’s tendency to pick strong, confident, conservatives and weak-looking, complacent liberals to appear on it.
Former Fox News journalists appear in the film critiquing the methods and perceived integrity of their former employer. For example, Jon Du Pre, a former reporter for Fox News’s West Coast bureau, said that he had been suspended by Fox News management because his live shots from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Ronald Reagan‘s birthday — which Du Pre described was like a “holy day” to Fox News’s hierarchy — were not “celebratory enough.”[2]

A former Fox News military contributor, Larry C. Johnson, also claimed that he was in high demand to give on-air analysis on the “War on Terrorism“, until he called into question on Hannity Colmes whether or not the United States could fight two wars (in Afghanistan andIraq) simultaneously, an incident after which Johnson says he was promptly ignored as a potential Fox News contributor.[3]

[edit]Participants

  • Robert W. McChesney, founder of Free Press, author of “The Problem of the Media”
  • Jeff Cohen, former MSNBC/Fox News contributor
  • David Brock, President/CEO of Media Matters for America
  • Gene Kimmelman, senior director of the Public Policy & Advocacy Consumers Union
  • Frank O’Donnell, former Fox News producer, Washington DC
  • Dave Burnett, former Fox News reporter, Washington DC
  • Diana Winthrop, former Fox News producer
  • Walter Cronkite, former CBS Evening News anchor
  • Larry C. Johnson, former Fox News contributor
  • Jon Du Pre, former Fox News anchor-West Coast bureau
  • Clara Frenk, former Fox News producer
  • Dave Korb, former freelance Fox News writer
  • Av Westin, former Vice President of ABC News
  • David Hnatiuk, former Fox music supervisor
  • James Wolcott, former staff writer for the New Yorker, cultural critic for Vanity Fair
  • Peter Hart, media analyst for FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
  • Steve Rendall, senior analyst, FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
  • Rep. Bernie Sanders, independent Congressman from Vermont since 1991
  • Joseph A. Cafasso, former Fox News military & counter-terrorism editor
  • Al Franken, Air America host
  • Jeremy Glick
  • Eric Alterman, media critic, author of “What Liberal Media?”
  • John Nichols, author of “Dick: The Man Who Is President”
  • Chellie Pingree, president of Common Cause
  • Jeff Chester, executive director of Center for Digital Democracy
  • Alexander Kippen, former Fox News reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Larry Irving, former asstistant secretary of commerce for Communications  Information
  • Len Hill, independent producer
  • Malkia Cyril, executive director of Media Youth Council
  • David Goodfriend, founder of Air America Radio
  • Wally Bowen, founder and executive director of the Mountain Area Information Network

[edit]Reviews

Outfoxed received mixed reviews. Variety.com reviewer David Rooney writes that the film “provides stimulating evidence of how thoroughly news can be skewed, political agendas served and a climate of fear created by a news net selling itself as an objective information service.” He compares it favorably to Michael Moore‘s documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, adding that without the “media spotlight” that surrounded Moore’s film, Outfoxed “appears unlikely to reach beyond a liberal audience with an already vehement aversion to Fox News’ partisan coverage.”[4]
Megan Lehmann wrote in the New York Post that the movie was a “narrowly focused, unapologetically partisan documentary,” and that it “is so one-sided, it undermines its own integrity.”[5] Note: News Corporation owns both Fox News and the New York Post.
Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post praised Greenwald’s uncovering of “…a handful of memos from a top Fox executive”, which he argued suggested network bias over the war in Iraq and the investigation of theSeptember 11 attacks. However, Kurtz was highly critical of how Greenwald’s allegations relied on “orders, or attitudes, of an unnamed ‘they’…”, and was critical of the filmmaker for making “…no effort at fairness or balance himself. Not only did he avoid contacting Fox, and indulge in some misleading editing, but the film also features a parade of the network’s liberal detractors.”[6]

[edit]See also

[edit]References

  1. a b Deans, Jason (2004-07-21). “Fox News documentary tops Amazon sales chart”. London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-03-29.
  2. ^ Jesse Walker (2004-08-16). “Outfoxed DVD Review”. Mindjack. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  3. ^ Miles O’Dometer (2004-11-27). “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism”. Rambles.net. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  4. ^ Rooney, David (2004-07-12). “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism”. Variety.com. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
  5. ^ Lehmann, Megan (2004-08-06). “Fair and Balanced, this Doc’s Not”New York Post. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  6. a b Kurtz, Howard (2004-07-11). “Tilting at the Right, Leaning to the Left: Robert Greenwald’s ‘Outfoxed’ Has Its Own Slant on Balance”The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-07-20.
  7. a b c d “FOX News Channel Statement on ‘Outfoxed'”. Foxnews.com. Archived from the original on 2006-09-27. Retrieved 2007-01-23.

[edit]External links

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outfoxed

Although this movie illustrates how ONE corporation (News Corp) owns much of the mass media, and skews news to reflect the corporate viewpoint, it is not the only corporation doing this. Large corporations not only own media, they also  manipulate and engineer ‘programming’ with methods that are pointed out in this movie, in order to influence elections, rig outcomes and to manipulate what people think and then say. 


Watch any show on a large corporate owned TV show. Ask the question; is what is being shown and talked about good for corporations and their profits?


If you choose to research this, the answer to this question will more than likely turn out to be yes, about 98% of the time. If and when the news or show is NOT favorable to corporations, it will more than likely be brief, short, cursory and not dive into any issues with any depth.  


Even on ‘public’ owned media, such as PBS, the corporate influence and viewpoint is expressed in many ways by showing mainly favorable coverage for such things as nuclear accidents, while downplaying the risks, dangers or negative health impacts that communities and individuals may experience. Watch  and see if this theory works for you. Here is one example of a corporate friendly movie produced by PBS; 
PBS; Radioactive  Wolves In Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Movie Review http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/chernobyl-pbs-radioactive-wolves-in.html
Here are some examples of how they could have done it; 
Gulf Seafood Radium Levels; Chernobyl in the Gulf of Mexico; via A Green Road Blog
Bird Radiation Studies; Chernobyl, TMI & Fukushima; Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/bird-studies-and-chernobyl-tmi-and.html

Bottom line; once you start noticing the ‘programming’ that corporations put out, you will be LESS influenced by it. 

You will tend to start thinking more for yourself and not be told what to think, how to think it and who to think it with. You will search out news and information via other sources that are not just ‘corporate spin’ outlets, and start listening to ‘other’ less popular viewpoints. Who knows, you may even create your own ‘voice’ and thoughts, and not accept corporate speak anymore. 


You may even start noticing distinctions such as community based, bottom’s up viewpoints, groups and actions, versus top down 1% viewpoints, groups and actions. 


If you dive deeper still and keep watching in a neutral way, you may start noticing the unconscious ‘energy’ that goes with this media programming, which plays out in churches, non profits, corporations, and other places that people gather in groups. This energy is not even about individuals. 


Once you get to this point, you will notice that the root cause of this corporate takeover of media and politics is actually more about consciousness, rather than some individual person who is ‘evil’. 


Then some questions may arise; what is consciousness? how do we change consciousness? 


Finally, we may start looking inside and meditating or doing other things to increase our own consciousness, which in turn will affect the consciousness of others. 

This is the road less traveled, which leads to a forest with no trail. You will make a trail through the forest, for others to follow. It may end up being a highway, but someone has to forge the trail first. 



As Emerson says; “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism; via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/outfoxed-rupert-murdochs-war-on.html

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TEPCO Loses Insurance Coverage; Japanese Nuclear Plants; Via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tepco-loses-insurance-coverage-for-all.html
How Corporations Control Governments, Media, Politicians; Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man; via A Green Road Blog
ALEC Exposed; How Corporations Buy, Corrupt, And Control The Federal And State Governments; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/alec-exposed-how-corporations-buy.html
The Psychopathy Of Corporations; “I Am Fishhead”
How Do Corporations Dominate Elections With Money In the US? via a Green Road Blog
Classified, Top Secret, Classified, Top Secret; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/classified-top-secret-classified-top.html
Mother Beats Monsanto in Court; Indian Farmers Committing Suicide By Drinking Product; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mother-beats-monsanto-in-court-proves.html
How To Identify GMO Foods; Found Even At Health Food Stores; via A Green Road Blog

The Force And Power Of Love

What is the power of love? Who can measure it? Where is it located? 

The answer is that science has not studied love, because it is invisible, unmeasurable and unknowable. However, love can be EXPERIENCED. 

There are many definitions for love. A simple definition of love would be whatever gives pleasure, as in a baby getting it’s needs met; food, water, physical contact and emotional connection to Mom. 


Some would define love as starting with family love, and extend that into love between two people, such as in a friendship, relationship or marriage.  

There are even more definitions possible when one combines love and power. Some would say that love is selfish and all about ‘my needs’. What is good for me, I could see as ‘love’, whether that means more money, power, possessions, etc. Some people do not feel loved unless they are getting more of these things. 

Others like Martin Luther King Jr, would say that love is all about the other person, and what we can give. What is your definition? 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Huey Lewis in the video above sings The Power of Love. He expresses love as the foundation and power that drives everything of value. He describes it as more powerful than steel, and able to turn strong men into weaklings. 


If you have ever been deeply in love with someone, you know what Huey is talking about. If you get the chance to feel this, it is worth any sacrifice. This kind of love is worth more than any gold, any possessions, any fame, and any other power, because all of that pales by comparison with the power of love. 

Christina Perri sings; A Thousand Years, in the following video.



She is pointing at love being something beyond time and space. How far can love take a person, a couple, a community or even the world? There are many aspects to love that can be explored even further in depth than being deeply in love. Take tantra yoga for example. 


Is it possible that love continues on even beyond death? Is it possible that we can experience or be in  such a state of love such that it never ends? What happens if we die and come back? Some people have described the feeling of the ‘other side’ as being extremely loving and completely different from this Earthly realm, which is full of suffering and pain. 

Where would this journey into the heart take us, if we really wanted to explore the inner realms of the heart? What direction would we have to go, in order to experience the power of love that is like that? 

One possible way to go in that direction is to explore the inner realms that are inside of us. What are the limits of love? What is the ultimate power of love? How much of that power is it possible to feel and express? Maybe we can look at some examples of people we know about, or have heard about. 


Mother Teresa is one example of love and power in action. She used prayer as part of her expressing love as a power, through her Christian faith. But love is not possessed of any one religion or belief system. There are many paths that go up to the top of the mountain of divine love. 

Mahatma Gandhi is another example of love and power in action. He used meditation and his Eastern religion as a foundation of his love and power in action. He used the power of love and non violence to take back a country from an invading army; (the British).


There are many more examples, other than the above.. Explore how love and power express themselves both through others and yourself. It may help to go inside and explore the depths and breadth of love, empathy and compassion with various teachers who specialize in teaching more about it, such as gurus, masters, and love specialists of all kinds.  


How powerful is love?  Is there is a limit to  love when it is expressed by one person, or a small group of people? 


What has been your experience of self less love in action? Have you been on the receiving or giving end of self less love? Most people experience this with their parents. 


What can a community accomplish once it harnesses the power of self less love expressed through individuals?  The answer is blowing in the wind, or possibly in the inner realms. 


Care to take a journey inside? Here is one small way  to start exploring your heart and the power of love.


Concentrate on the word love. Repeat the word love, over and over. Contemplate on the meaning and feeling of it, in every cell of your heart and your whole body.  Concentrate on your heart, and keep repeating the word love, first out loud and then silently. Keep doing this for longer periods of time, until you build up to a 30 minute period, or longer. Schedule a regular time every day, and combine it with meditation if you like.. 


Here is another example of one way to start exploring the power of love that is inside of you; 





More actions you can take to learn more about love  and peace in action…


Join;


Peace Think Tank Discussion Group 
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/PeaceThinkTank

Multicultural Interfaith Forum http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Interfaith
The Force And Power Of Love; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/force-and-power-of-love.html


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SPIRITUAL/INTERFAITH
The Universal Golden Rule; Moving Towards A Global Ethic; via A Green Road Blog

Movie; I AM, Exploring The Meaning Of Life, Liberty And Happiness; via A Green Road Blog
Take 1 Giant Leap Into Happiness; Via A Green Road Blog; via A Green Road Blog  
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Wayne Dyer; The Power Of Intention Program; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/wayne-dyer-power-of-intention-program.html
Raj Yoga; A Connection with Soul, God And Consciousness; via A Green Road Blog
Fibonacci Secrets Revealed; via A Green Road
Mysteries And Theories: Is The Earth Growing? via a Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/mystery-is-earth-growing.html
Inspirational: All Good Things Are Coming To You Today; via A Green Road
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Greg Braden; The Science Behind Miracles And Heart Based Living; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/greg-braden-science-behind-miracles-and.html
John Hagelin, Ph.D; Consciousness Superstring Unified Field Theory; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/john-hagelin-phd-on-consciousness.html

Every Person Has Needs; From Survival To Transcendence; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/every-person-has-set-of-needs.html

Jeffrey Patterson MD on Nuclear Power and Human Health

Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility talks with Earth Focus about the links between nuclear power and human health. What, if any, dose of radiation is safe? What kind of radiation are we exposed to? Can radiation cause genetic damage? Find out in this Earth Focus interview.

Jeffrey Patterson MD on Nuclear Power and Human Health; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/jeffrey-patterson-md-on-nuclear-power.html

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LOW DOSE RADIATION DANGERS FOR CHILDREN
Jeffrey Patterson MD on Nuclear Power and Human Health; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/jeffrey-patterson-md-on-nuclear-power.html
Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-particles-from-fukushima-continue.html
Low dose radiation causing changes in children; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-causing-unusual-changes-whats.html
Tokyo; is it safe to live in or visit? via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html
Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via A Green Road Blog   http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/depleted-uranium-effects-in-human-body.html 
Radium Girls & Radium Dials; Ottowa Illinois, Death City; via A Green Road Blog
How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html
Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road Blog
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via A Green Road Blog
Dr. Ernest Sternglass; Childhood Cancers/Deaths Caused By Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road Blog
How Cesium And Strontium 90 Kills Children (German w English CC) via A Green Road Blog
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/german-how-cesium-and-strontium-90.html 
Dr. Gorden Edwards PhD; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech; via A Green Road Blog
Radon Dangers; Hormesis Explored; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/radon-dangers-and-hormesis.html
The Children Beyond Chernobyl Movie; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/children-beyond-chernobyl.html
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