Tag Archive: Save the World


Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, gives a 45 minute lecture that is a good summary. http://www.seedsofdeception.com


Pic links to huffington post article by Jeffrey Smith


from internet archive (public domain heaven)

Jeffrey Smith is a master storyteller. His style captivates and charms, while his meticulously documented facts leave no doubt about a massive injustice. Smith has worked with a nonprofit group to promote labeling of GM foods; proposed legislation to keep these foods out of schools to protect children; and worked at a GMO detection laboratory. He founded the Institute for Responsible Technology and lives in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified corn and soybeans. He is the author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods from Chelsea Green Publishing. To help you choose healthier, non-GMO brands, use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide.

Advertisements

My Chat with an atheist

AnybodyOutThere | Personal Home Page.

  • 11:32

    stephenmcclenahan:
    you want him because he doesnt want you
  • 11:32

    like when mom tells you stay out of the cookie jar
  • 11:32

    Morrigan:
    I wanted him when he wanted me too, though…
  • 11:33

    stephenmcclenahan:
    if you act disinterested in him he may want you
  • 11:34

    Morrigan:
    Hmm… Not sure how to act disinterested without him forgetting about me…
  • 11:35

    stephenmcclenahan:
    hmmm, do you hang out at the same place? have same friends
  • 11:35

    Morrigan:
    Not really.
  • 11:35

    stephenmcclenahan:
    then i gues your out of luck
  • 11:35

    did you guys go out? how long has it been since you were with him
  • 11:36

    Morrigan:
    We dated for 7 months. We broke up last month. I’ve talked to him a couple times since then.
  • 11:36

    stephenmcclenahan:
    maybe you should focus on yourself, what do you want to do with your life? what are yo good at?
  • 11:37

    write paint music
  • 11:37

    Morrigan:
    I want to be an editor/author. I’m a decent wrtier.
  • 11:37

    *writer
  • 11:37

    stephenmcclenahan:
    heh,, you could help me edit my blogs, i’d love to put together a book
  • 11:38

    focus on that if it’s your passion, then someone who appreciates your pation will show up
  • 11:38

    do you believe in God at all?
  • 11:39

    Morrigan:
    No, I’m atheist.
  • 11:40

    stephenmcclenahan:
    ha ha i love atheists,,,,,,, well then you have to focus on making yourself the best self you can possibly be(here i would insert things about gods purpose for you or something but that doesnt work with the athesists)
  • 11:40

    you don’t have a higher power to look to for help,
  • 11:41

    Morrigan:
    Yeah.
  • 11:41

    stephenmcclenahan:
    it’s all on you,, so you need to just figure out what your strengths are and develope them
  • 11:42

    ‘an atheist should not have much trouble getting over a guy,,, you arent bogged down by the whole “he’s my soulmate” thing or “he’s my destiny” or some other kind of nonrealist delusion
  • 11:43

    Morrigan:
    True, but I still believe in love and I love him.
  • 11:43

    stephenmcclenahan:
    how can you believe in love, that doesnt make sense to a true rationalist sckeptic atheist type
  • 11:44

    as an atheist love should just be rationalised out as a simple body pleasure thing, you can find that anywhere
  • 11:44

    Morrigan:
    Not believing in God and believing in love have little to do with each other.
  • 11:45

    There are things I don’t understand, that hold wonder for me, that I would never even try to rationalize, but that doesn’t include a(ny) God.
  • 11:45

    stephenmcclenahan:
    methinks you’re not a true atheist, you just don’t want there to be a God so you can do whatever you want with out any higher judgement getting in the way
  • 11:46

    elevating love to something more than just getting your rocks off and feeling good is just as foolish as believing in the possibility of a higher power
  • 11:47

    to the ratiional atheist skeptic mind
  • 11:47

    Morrigan:
    So, I’m guessing you’re Christian, yes?
  • 11:48

    stephenmcclenahan:
    a christian would consider me a heretic
  • 11:48

    i would mark undecided if forced at gunpoint
  • 11:49

    Morrigan:
    I’m just saying, being an atheist has to do with only one thing. I do not believe in God. That’s it.
  • 11:49

    stephenmcclenahan:
    i definitly dont think we’ve gotten to this point by pure randomness
  • 11:50

    love doesnt exsist without there being a God, or a other side, or a magic force or something supernatural
  • 11:51

    Morrigan:
    Yes it does. Do soul mates? No. But love, while mysterious and not fully explainable, does.
  • 11:52

    stephenmcclenahan:
    if you say there is no God, there is no spirituality
  • 11:52

    everything is cut and dry science, with rational explanations
  • 11:52

    Morrigan:
    No, it’s not.
  • 11:53

    stephenmcclenahan:
    then there is no room for love, sweety,,, love would be a silly missconception of the deluded who believe in fairy tails
  • 11:54

    if you believe in spirituality then you believe ther is some form of “God” just not the way most religions describe it
  • 11:54

    Morrigan:
    Love does not have to be spiritual.
  • 11:55

    Love is being happy when you’re with someone. Preferring to fight with one person over kissing any other. Wanting what’s best for them, even when it’s not what you want.
  • 11:55

    stephenmcclenahan:
    love is supernatural, it is not a solid mathamatically describable thing
  • 11:56

    what you are describing is not love thats just feeling good
  • 11:56

    a person is pleasing to you fill your needs makes you feel better,, that’s not love
  • 11:56

    Morrigan:
    then what would you say love is?
  • 11:57

    stephenmcclenahan:
    you might as well ask me what God is… but i do know that love doesnt exist if one believes in a truly scientific rational view of reality
  • 11:58

    love is just as much a delusionary belief as God, to the truly rational scientific atheist mind
  • 11:59

    an atheist shouldn’t worry about love, unless you’re not truly an atheist, which is what i think the problem is
  • 12:00

    Morrigan:
    I am an atheist. The only thing that is “required” to be an atheist is the belief that there are no gods.
  • 12:00

    stephenmcclenahan:
    Look I’m in no way saying that i believe athiest rational thought is stupid or wrong…
  • 12:00

    Morrigan:
    Anything beyond that is not intrinsically atheistic. It may be common in atheists, but not 100%.
  • 12:00

    stephenmcclenahan:
    i wish i could feel that way,, life would be a hell of a lot easier
  • 12:01

    Morrigan:
    There are plenty of atheists who are irrational and unscientific.
  • 12:02

    stephenmcclenahan:
    now that, i feel is silly and self delusional
  • 12:02

    an atheist says ther is no God,, an agnostic says he doesnt know
  • 12:02

    Morrigan:
    True.
  • 12:03

    stephenmcclenahan:
    an agnostic can be irrational and scientific but not an atheist
  • 12:04

    an atheist is basically the same as a footstomping fundamentalist, both claiming to know the true nature of something that cannot be understood
  • 12:04

    I meant,,,,an agnostic can be irrational and UNscientific but not an atheist
  • 12:06

    Morrigan:
    There are many atheists who believe in love. Maybe they have a different definition of love than you, but that doesn’t mean they can’t believe there are no gods and believe in love.
  • 12:07

    stephenmcclenahan:
    sure it does, find me a famous phillospher who was a devout atheist and says he believes in love, it’s not gonna happen
  • 12:07

    there are many atheists who are actually agnostics
  • 12:10

    if God doesnt exist then neither does love,,, love is boiled down to just pleasure seeking with know “meaning” beyond that
  • 12:12

    don’t confuse God with how man has defined it
  • 12:13

    if you believe in Love, as in there is something “more” there, something special,, then perhaps that same thing is your understanding of God
  • 12:15

    the something “more” that is there, the something that is above or more special then just feeling good is unexplainable and magic,,,,,,, God
  • 12:15

    Morrigan:
    I can see we’re not going to agree on this issue.
  • 12:16

    stephenmcclenahan:
    anyone who tells you they know what God is, or they KNow God doesnt exist, is self delusional
  • 12:17

    i can back up both sides the rational phillisophical skeptic atheist view,,, and the believe in God view,, you are the one who wants to take a little from each side
  • 12:19

    i want to believe that love is special magical spiritual, but i don’t believe there might be the possibility of anything else special magical spiritual
  • 12:19

    that’s self delusional
  • 12:20

    a true atheist would laugh at you

Ok, this has been a dream of mine for almost 20 years:  Get a large abandoned building in the warehouse district part of town, you know the type of building: over a hundred years old, freight elevator, bricks, big wooden floors, loft style spaces. Create a storefront, simple gallery space cafe incubator style accommodations.   Have at least one large open area for large art shows, music events, fundraising events etc.  then the rest of the building is used for housing the artists, studio space, workshops, printing presses, kiln, darkroom, any type of equipment that helps artists make art.

Believe me I’ve been close to realizing this dream with 2 very large projects that involved lot’s of    people but they were business world geared ventures   (they never listen to the crazy artist guy, it’s always “hey did you get that new website up? we need those t-shirts? you don’t want us to pay you to let you perform at our show do you?”)

I’m currently involved with The Poor Souls Society people, who seem to be on there way to achieving something similar to this

So far i have found one amazing group in London who seem to get it

these guys are amazing and have come up with several things i never dreamed of       Crisis center for ending homelessness

scroll to bottom of this page to watch the video

go to that second link and watch the video, you will be amazed, Please God help me get something like this going here

What are you talking about now Stephen?

This may sound crazy but it’s really a total simple logical obvious thing:

cargo shipping containers are everywhere all over the world, you don’t have to drive very far in any city on the entire planet to find one of these things abandoned in a vacant lot.  Every Dock has the facilities already in place to move them around very efficiently, the systems for moving them by boat plane train truck and even helicopter are all already in place and being used daily.  They are a solid structure, easily modified, and when you drop them on a piece of land you don’t need a building permit, lot’s of regulations and red tape can be avoided in areas where this may cause a problem

I’m by far not the first to come up with this idea

The daily green article on shipping container homes

whole website dedicated to cargo container living

Tokyo design week competition

If you really think about this it’s a no brainer, slap some solar panles on top maybe a pop up wind turbine (think of it as a sailboat sucking air and wind for energy conversion)

it wouldn’t take much to get this rolling full steam and we could use up the millions of these things that are just laying around everywhere

Ok, here’s how it goes, a simple black/white image on the front. Make sure you have some info about your good will intentions, charity etc. make sure to put web address on there. On the back you can sell sponsor logo space.

Create a not for profit 501 c 3 for all the  money to go to/ come from, and to manifest all your good works from.  For instance this one here is for this blog site and it’s quest to do what God’s will is.

All the money will go toward this goal, we don’t have any sponsors for the back yet, so if you want to get on this near the top, give us a call.

Ideally this would have an event date, time and location also. then to lower the per print cost you get a stack of heavy paper to increase the print count with paper that costs cents instead of shirts that cost dollars. If you work your formulas out right you can literally get shirts for as low as 2 bucks a piece and have most if not all of your costs covered by the sponsors on the back of the shirt.   This is a real shirt, and soon to be a real not for profit 501 c 3, with a board fo directors consisting of church leaders from multiple denominations, theologians and philanthropists

contact Stephen at my custom union printed T-shirt business in St. Louis MO

Everyone wears T-shirts, turn on a tv to a show on starving kids in Africa, if they poorest of the poor wear t-shirts, everyone does, walk down the street, count the number of t-shirts, open up your drawers, count how many are in there.  Now imagine making a custom thing that you can put whatever you want on it and imagine that thing cost you as low as $2 to make and can be sold for $10 or more.

Remember the cost of printing goes down as number of prints go up, those prints don’t have to be on T-shirts.

Great advertising for your cause, great morale booster for your volunteers.

We are on a quest to…

Know God’s Will

Artists, Writers, Bloggers, Researchers, needed

I’m Serious About this folks, i printed the first one yesterday, i actually have white ink in the screen right now, I’ll get a pic up soon, i promise

i have 3 dark shirts, ringers a couple of them, all size large I’ll let em go for $10 you cover shipping (we can do the us mail little box thing it’s like way cheap)

I will probably be selling the white tee style with black ink (it will look like the pic above) for $10 as well to start with

if i get some sponsors for the back, cost will go down to like $5 (lower for bulk with your logo on back)

and if i can get these things goin right, we can get the cost down to like $3 to someone buying it and still raise millions for charity

literally save the world,  I’m not kidding

I hereby pledge to have totally open books on these shirts from day one, this is my gift to the world

seriously

as of right now there is only one and I’m wearing it

I Seriously do not get how no one can understand this I Literally know hundreds of people who put on events

  • you can get your cost per piece down to $2 (or lower) per shirt, no more than $5 bucks per shirt total cost printed
  • you also get prints on paper that can potentially sell at fine art prices ($100+)
  • and you can easily have them paid for before you print by sponsors

This seems so simple and people come to me all the time and end up being disappointed with prices and costs

Biggest mistakes people do when they try to get shirts printed

  • they want lots of colors on little amounts of shirts
  • they have no idea what they want from the artist and make him redo and change the concept 20 times
  • they expect you to be creative immediately on a complicated thing that they themselves have spent months trying to visualize and still can’t
  • they complicate the shirt more and more and want it faster, there is a wide variation on types of prints and how difficult they are
  • a print shop loses money on orders all the time in hopes of that bigger job that comes next
  • a steady client gets things printed for way less than they should
  • a one time client HAS to be charged a high amount unless the job is big enough, find that tipping point