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global warming is happening – GET OVER IT (science V artards)   Leave a comment

global warming – it’s happening, get over it

still i am seeing people who are denying that global warming is happening – there are even politicians in the USA that are trying to legislate that it’s a bunch of bullshit! WTF?!?!

global warming is happening – GET OVER IT – the last decade has been the hottest… the decade before that was the hottest at the time, and the decade before that was the hottest at the time too…

it’s happening – anyone denying it now is a victim of misleading propaganda

here is the most complete set of data from my local area that i could find from our weather bureau, the Cape Moreton Lighthouse…

as you can see, this particular weather station is out on near the Pacific Ocean so the temperatures will be less variable than an inland weather station. This is because the ocean retains heat better than dry land, meaning temperatures from this station will be influenced by the ocean temperature to a greater extent. ie. places on the coast have cooler summers and milder winters, especially on eastern coastlines.

Inland cities like Canberra are mostly really cold in winter and mostly really hot in summer and Brisbane on the coast gets barely a week of cold days in a row, and pretty much every second hot summer day ends in a storm.

This means that the variations in the average maximum temperature for each month, and from season to season will be less noticeable because the ocean is nearby. The ocean also mitigates the effects of random years being hotter or colder, like if one year is hotter than normal, and if the temp goes back to normal the next year, the ocean won’t have had a chance to have been heated by the atmosphere.

In order for the ocean temp to be heated up by the sun and the atmosphere, it has to be consistently hotter for more than a year or two. This is also why the seasons are slightly delayed in their arrivals, eg. summer starts in December down under, but the sun is highest in the sky (thus more heat reaches the Earth’s surface, as there is less atmosphere to travel through) during November December and January, and yet the temp keeps going up until at least February is over.. The delay in heating (or cooling in winter) is caused by the oceans, in that it takes a while to get them heated, and once they are heated, they tend to stay that way, until at least about March, then it starts to get colder when the sun is no longer directly overhead, so there is less radiation reaching the surface to be heating the oceans as effectively.

Water retaining heat is also why you can get burnt with steam, water vapour retains heat and energy, so it dissipates relatively slowly in the air as it only has the thin air to “bleed off” the heat to, but on the other hand, as soon as steam touches your skin, it suddenly has something to absorb the heat in the steam, that rapid transfer of heat into your skin is what causes “steam burns”..

but anyway, back to the weather data, i’ve selected the “median or less” to be highlighted in the images below as the median favours “normal” temps and tends to exclude temps that might skew the average (aka, the mean)… but it doesn’t really matter, all the data tends to show what I’m saying, have a look at the other settings – the 95 percentile or more shows the hottest five percent of months – mostly grouped into the last decade… same thing for the average as well

from 1913-1990 you can clearly see that most of the months that had temps below the median were loosely clumped together during those years…

but what do we see during the last twenty years?

we see an obvious cluster of hotter months, above the median temperature.

the temperature is going up people, this is a fact …

find any continuous set of weather data for nearly a hundred years and I’m thinking you’ll find similar trends.

Have a look at Sydney, the exact same trend is there too…

so two out of the two sets of data for coastal cities I picked, indicate that the temp is going up, feel free to look up more data…. ask if you don’t understand what it all means.


the temperature is going up … this is happening right now, the trend isn’t towards a status quo, things aren’t going to remain the same as they are now and it’s not going to go away.

If it’s our fault, then it’s unlikely we can change our ways significantly for at least a few decades.

China have already announced they will look to cut their emissions by 2050 … that’s FORTY years from now ..

that’s how dependant countries are on industries that create emissions, that’s how dependant we are on things staying the way they are right now..

For example, if China suddenly stopped producing exports, the world would suddenly have to pay lots more, for a *lot* of stuff, and we would probably see a significant percentage of the world population fall below the poverty line because of it, yes, even more people will be in povery. Which would mean our Western way of life would begin to resemble poorer countries with slums around major cities, for starters.

So regardless of global warming being somebody’s fault, there is nothing we can do to stop it, or rather, there is nothing that we *could* do that would not result a drastic shift in how our world of convenience works…

we could stop all the industry, we could stop driving cars, smoking cigarettes, burning coal for electricity, we *can* stop doing all those things.

it’s just that we won’t, because our society depends on these things, and/or too many of us like our creature comforts, and our vices, and our freedoms to escape away in our cars or jet about the planet, and many of us love our motors sports burning up fuel just for the fun of it.

we could stop cutting down trees and stop using quadruple ply lush scented toilet paper to wipe our bums.

we could do all of these things, but we won’t.. and why is that?

because we like the good things in life, we deserve to have the good things, do we not?

That’s how we were raised, we were raised to think that everyone single person on earth could potentially could rule the world, and failing that, a rock star, a test pilot, an astronaut, etc etc .. we all aspire to far greater heights than we are likely to achieve.

We’ve all been raised, on television to believe that one day we’d be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
–[Tyler Durden]

and we deserve the good life, why not? hence, it’s obvious why we won’t do anything about global warming, we are *selfish*.

but it doesn’t matter, a couple degrees increase might not seem like much, but it’s a cascade effect.

Already we are seeing things that we never thought about before with the climate changing

Just recently, for example, in the Arctic ocean north of Siberia, the sea is warming up, and guess what? There just happens to be a swag of *methane* locked under that previously frozen bit of sea bed, which is now bubbling to the surface.

And if you are wondering, methane is like twenty times more effective as a green house gas than carbon dioxide is, and if all that methane gets released into the atmosphere… well then I hope you don’t live too close to the ocean.

The Daily Galaxy – Billions of Tons of Methane Beneath Frozen Arctic Destablizing, Scientists Warn

so what do we do about global warming?

global warming isn’t the problem, if global warming is happening, it doesn’t matter if we are responsible, it’s too late for assigning blame for that now anyway.

it’s our attitude of passing the buck to the next guy that’s the problem….. the biggest deal with global warming at the moment, is that too many people think it’s hoax. So it’s dismissed.. That’s the easiest thing to do… that’s what the intellectually challenged do.

Fox news didn’t tell them what to think, or rather, they told them to think the wrong thing.

How can we do anything about it when everyone isn’t on board with the facts? They dwell over the one report that comes out that had misleading information, and suddenly the whole thing is a hoax.

Come on people, use your head.


the temp is going up – we can’t stop it, even if we tried, we’re just not smart enough to suddenly be able to provide clean power to all of our industries.

But what we can do, with our limited abilities, is stop the polluting of our planet, and if that just happens to fix global warming at the same time, then so be it

you can

* plant trees and other flora to eat all the carbon dioxide
* use public transport
* conserve electricity, if every person on earth with electricity had one less light operating … well, i’m sure it would be a good start
* move to high ground
* stop watching commercial television, it shortens your attention span, and inspires you to buy crap u don’t need.
* get your news from multiple sources, if you read some fantastic story, check out if some other source says the same
* speak up, get on twitter and retransmit stories you like
* stop misinformation being spread
* ask questions

governments can

* tax the hell out of “wasteful” or “flamboyant” or “excessive” life styles, car racing, gambling, fuel guzzlers, if people have money to waste, they can send it towards useful endeavours.

* encourage purchasing of efficient and practical modes of transport, none of these big engine cars, noisy chopper bikes, no more gold mags on cars and none of this silly spending on cars that have shock absorbers that can make the car bounce like it’s on a trampoline

* encourage big business to donate to scientific endeavours, instead of buying off politicians with campaign donations so they’ll support legislation in their favour, big business could be using the money actually *do* something useful and impress society by giving back to all us little people who buy their shit

the point here is that, our selfish ways are going to have to stop, we *need* business and industry to keep going, so we, the regular people need to give up our creature comforts, because we don’t *need* to watch cars go around a track, we don’t need to turn on every light in the house, we don’t need to buy that Ferrari, we don’t need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on weddings, we don’t need to buy 2000Watt speaker systems for our hi-rise apartment, especially seeing that just having the volume at a minimum level means the whole building can hear it.

people often complain that the rich are getting richer as the poor are getting poorer, but that’s the basic concept of *capitalism*, that is the basic model of our western society, and yet people get upset about socialist policies which are designed to remedy that chasm between rich and poor.

we are selfish, and the utterly stupid bit about it, is that most of us don’t even reap the rewards of that selfishness, as it’s the rich minority that benefit from our covetous society.


Posted 23 March, 2010 by manabrau in global-warming, M.S., Science

TEN commandments are redundant… (religiofact)   Leave a comment


mostly written 19/02/2010 …. mostly ….

i’m really trying to keep these blogs short – but, these are my ramblings, so screw you, urrr, ahem, I mean they are my understanding of the bible, which, much to my disbelief, I apparently seem to exceed the average christians’ understanding of said book…

although I shouldn’t be surprised.


The TEN commandments of the OLD Testament are out of date, that is to say that

they are redundant, and they are no longer needed.

you got that?

TEN commandments == OLD School == Judaism

TWO commandments == New School == Christianity

the central message of christianity, is the TWO commandments that Jesus gave…



*everything* *christian* hangs upon these two statements:

1. Love god before all other gods
2. Love thy neighbour as thyself

and that is it, that is all you need to actually know to from the bible to be *christian*.

Jesus said it himself, these two things are to held above all others.

So if there is an apparent conflict with something else taught in the bible, then these two commandments are to take precedence in the christian faith.


The only complication you could/should apply to these TWO commandments, is to take that second commandment, and make it into a generic one.

By doing that, you can make it replace the TEN commandments. This notion is, in fact, stated in the *bible*.

eg. Don’t kill him if you don’t want him to kill you. Don’t steal from this dude if you don’t want this dude to steal from you, don’t tell lies if you don’t want to be lied to, don’t lust after my woman if you don’t want me to lust after yours etc etc etc

If you don’t hold these two commandments above all else – you are not christian, it’s as simple as that, and you need to get off your high horse quick smart and pent and repent and rerepent and rererepent, *quick*smart*, because if there *is* a god, then *YOU* are the biggest sinners and blasphemers out of the lot of us as you’ve taken what little good there is in the bible, and you have ignored it completely and utterly.

but of course, if you know otherwise, feel free to bash my non-believer head in with the same bible I got this shit from, but it says quite clearly in two of the gospels, and it also says it, not so clearly, in the other two gospels, and it is even indicated as such by Paul and in several other places, that this is the way of things in christianity and that nothing else out ranks these things.

The long blog explains about how the christians have got their christianity wrong…. in Biblical detail


i’m not sure i’ve mentioned this yet but, or rather, i am not sure who i said this to, but recently i was told, after mentioning the TWO commandments of Jesus, that I was making shit up about Jesus.

now now – don’t laugh at me and say “YOU DO THAT *ALLL* THE TIME!!!” .. this is true, but not this time

I was told that these two commandments I had “made up” were in fact, “Jedi tricks”, which means that they were, in fact, NOT teachings of Jesus….

hmmmm. .. So Jesus’ two commandments, are Jedi mind tricks? hmmm… you flatter the Jedi, Sir!

so after pointing out that the bible does indeed refer to these teachings as the “two commandments” (King James Version) – I was then told that I was the *only* person who had ever referred to them as such.

Admittedly, I didn’t realise these TWO commandments were called ‘commandments’ until about a month ago either… but then again, I did not care, as I stopped being a christian a very long time ago, if ever I was one that is, so my memory was flaky over that point, but someone calling themselves christian, should at least know that much.

I mean they are the two BIGGEST points of christianity, right?

Seems to me that the TEN commandments have been entrenched in the minds of too many people, and they’ve not got around to actually being taught about what Jesus actually said, it would seem to me, that people are just *saying* that they are christian and get *really* upset when some heathen scum like me, knows their story better than they do.

I for one always think of that big arse movie when I hear about the TEN commandments, with what’s his face, National Rifle Assocation dude, what’s his name.. that dude… Heston.. that’s right.. Planet of the Apes… it’s a mad house, I tells yah!

but why do i say such a thing? It would seem that the vast majority of people claiming to be christians have it *wrong*, that’s why.

I hear christians saying the TEN commandments this ra ra ra ra the TEN commandments that ra ra ra ra … I wonder if it’s because TEN sounds more significant than TWO?

So, it’s a fact, that there are some christians in this world who are sooo fucking dumb that they don’t know the FIRST OR THE SECOND THING ABOUT CHRISTIANITY, LITERALLY….

So…. just how many Christians hold the ten commandments above the TWO?

There’s one, so it’s likely there will be more of them, probably thousands, possibly millions.

At this moment in history, I suspect that there could be as many as 30 million versions of christianity.

I believe a very lengthy survey of christians would be required to detect how extensive the damage is… but….

It’s quite joyous.

Glorious even!

is it not?

Matthew 22:36-40 (36) Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law? (37) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

So here we have it, Matthew and Mark say it outright in the King James Version, that these are commandments, and that they outrank, supersede, replace, supplant, exceed and make redundant the TEN commandments.

Take special note of the closing phrases – there is no other commandment greater than these – so when Jesus said he came to fulfil the law, he says that on these two commandments, hang *all* the law.

To me this says that the TEN commandments, while still valid, are outranked or outdated by the TWO because the TEN commandments are all applicable to either one of the TWO commandments Jesus gave anyway, especially when you view the second commandment in a generic light. eg.

Old: you should not kill.
New: You should not kill if you do not want to be killed.

Mark 12:29-31 (29) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: (30) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment. (31) And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

So clearly, in Matthew and in Mark, TWO of the FOUR gospels, it says that the TWO commandments are above and beyond the instructions that the TEN commandments gave.

And the second of the TWO commandments can be applied generically, so therefore can apply to most situations, so it seems pretty clear that the TEN commandments are redundant, as the TWO address situations that the TEN do not..

One could say that the TEN commandments have FULFILLED their purpose, as the generic nature of the second commandment applies to lots of things,

“don’t insult me if you don’t want me to insult you”
“mind your own business about my sexual orientation, and I’ll mind my business about your sexual orientation”

of course… the whole thing is categorically a fail… as clearly, ppl don’t “get” it .. and these people are probably in the minority, but they are so arrogant, that more than likely they are the ones shouting the loudest that they are “faithful” to the christian, ahem, cause? This is called an affirmation, say it enough, and it must lay down neural path ways or something like that so that way of thinking becomes natural. Like if you walk over the same bit of grass often enough, you end up making a path, and to deviate from that path is quite difficult because it’s easier to stick to the path….

It’s amazing, i am stunned, i am flabbergasted…. people just don’t get the whole “do unto others, as you would prefer they do unto you” .. How can that be?

I am mortified and ecstatic at the same time, actually. mortified that these people exist, but ecstatic because this is exactly what I want to see. That being that people are so blinded by their faith that they literally don’t know the first thing about it …

what non-believer would not enjoy that?

and if the TWO gospels aren’t enough to convince the dumbarse christian out there that they have their religion utterly wrong, here’s some more supporting “evidence” from the bible….

Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

The Gospel of Luke said something similar to the “do unto others” thing.

and here from the Gospel of John …

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

so whatever you’re fave Gospel was … viola!! they all said the same thing.

and James taught….

James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

even St Paul wrote something similar …. he even explains that the TWO commandants out rank the TEN by rattling off a few of the TEN, and then taking it one step further by saying, “if there be any other commandment”, you can apply the “love thy neighbour” thing to it ..

Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Did you read that? Both Jesus and Paul said this – no christian or born again paulian has any excuse for not following this … and if that isn’t good enough, here’s Saint I-made-my-self-an-apostle Paul again, rather succinctly this time.

Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

and just how many books did this John dude get to do anyway?

1 John 2:7-11 (7) Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. (8) Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. (9) He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. (10) He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. (11) But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 John 3:23-24 (23) And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. (24) And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1 John 4:20-21 (20) If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (21) And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

2 John 1:5-6 (5) And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. (6) And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Revelations 22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

So all in all … they are COMMANDMENTS .. and please go check other versions of this godly word of yours, as I have done

of the SIXTEEN DIFFERENT bibles I bothered to check, nine use the word commandment, the tenth used “command” but still in the same context as to mean “commandment”, and one of them had a lot of the words replaced with the appropriate Hebrew words, and five others were in other languages completely so i had no idea what they said and meant.

but what does this also mean? It seems very clear to me, that the following statement should be exactly what every christians should get out of christianity::

Jesus said that “love god before all others” and “love thy neighbour as thyself” *replace* the TEN commandments and any *other* directive / commandment / suggestion / implication / order / recommendation / whatever …

if *any* thing in the bible comes into conflict with “love thy god before all others” and “love thy neighbour as you love thyself” – if *anything* comes into conflict with these TWO COMMANDMENTS, then the TWO COMMANDMENTS take *precedence*, they out rank every thing else, they make everything else superfluous..

So if you read the bible and somehow you get hatred or prejudice against certain types of people out of it, then shut the fuck up about it because you didn’t read your bible properly even half as well as you have claimed…

“Love thy neighbour, as thyself”

if you can’t do that, then stop pretending with your christscam, as we’re onto you, look for us, we’ll be there… we could be standing beside you right now, quietly laughing to ourselves at how STUPID you are.

Posted 11 March, 2010 by manabrau in bible, jesus, M.S., Religion Sux Arse, T.E.A.M.S

have a look at how FANTASTIC god is! (religiomath)   Leave a comment


have a look at how FANTASTIC god is!

the earth does not spin around it’s own axis,

it does not orbit around the sun..

the earth doesn’t wobble on it’s axis every 27 thousand years or whatever the Mayans reckon – what do they know?!? They’re dead!

the earth, is in fact fixed to the spot, not moving at all, so therefore the universe spins around us and the earth is held in place by it’s magnetic field, because if it didn’t the earth would fall into the deeeeep chasm of space, and possibly land in some big vat of liquid nitrogen, or hydrogen or some some super conducting fluid thing

have a look outside, watch the sun and moon move in the sky, there’s your proof, the earth doesn’t move – every thing *else* moves!

and what’s more believable?

the earth spins on it’s axis and orbits the sun, the so called “Heliocentric” model that “scientists” claim to be the truth, or)

the plain simple truth that the universe spins around the earth?

i think it’s obvious, don’t you?

let’s do some math and have a look at how FANTASTIC god is shall we??

if we take the nearest galaxy similar to our own, the Andromeda galaxy at 2.5million light years away, it would have to go on a journey each day around the earth of about….

let’s see 2*PI*2.5million is roughly 16million light years every day. (did u know you can put “2*PI*2.5million” into google and it frikking works it out for you!)

Let’s see a single light year is 9,460,730,472,580km,

now times that by 16million and you get about 151,371,687,561,280,000,000km travelled in 24 hours…

so divide by 24hrs and that’s 6,307,153,648,386,666,666km/hr, ( 666 *snickers* )

divide that again by 3600 seconds in the hour and u get about 1,751,987,124,551,851km/sec

now light travels at a measly 300,000km/sec so the Andromeda galaxy travels at about 5,839,957,081 (five thousand million or 5 billion for the USA-ites) times the speed of light to make it’s journey around planet earth!!

god is awesome!! god can do *anything*!! (someone want to check my math? )

I mean some ppl have the audacity to think god that isn’t doing anything now he’s made the universe and that he has been slacking off ever since, crap!

he’s out there spinning the frikking universe around planet earth at speeds that could only be achieved by god!

which is why I don’t believe in god or pray to it or spell god with a capital “G” – *I* don’t want to be responsible for distracting god with some petty request, the universe could go flying off on a tangent having slipped out of god’s grip and then astronomers would have nothing to do once the light show of billions of galaxies screaming by was over… maybe we’d go flying through other universes…

“oh look Helen.. was that a universe that just flew by outside the window?”

not to mention some galaxy might crash into us – the universe might be mostly empty, but there’s an awful lot of it, something is very likely to hit us…


fucking dumbarse stupid fucking creationists ..

Posted 10 March, 2010 by manabrau in Religion Sux Arse, sarcasm, Science

the ant farm… the story of Dogurt and Livedon   Leave a comment


the ant farm…

Dogurt and Livedon were friends, they liked to play together and they played and played and played….

Dogurt had plenty of toys, but he was rather flippant with them, and he got bored very easily.

At one stage Dogurt had an ant farm, and he and Livedon would play making up stories about the ants as they made their way around the tiny little enclosure …

but again Dogurt got bored, and he found the ant farm scene wasn’t so ‘hip’ any more, but rather than toss them aside like he did with other toys and let them go wild so there’d be ants every where, he gave them to Liv.

Livvy didn’t keep the ants all locked up, she let them go in her back yard. Where they *did* run wild, and she would make up her own stories about all the ants roaming around in her backyard as they built themselves an Ant Empire.

After a couple of years, as time went by, the ants had flourished making an ant hill and all those ant type things, they were in Heavant.

But then old Dogurt, Doggy to Liv, found out why that old friend of his, Livedon, was not spending as much time with him, it was because she was spending time with the ants he gave her and was having fun making up stories and such like they used to do together.

so Doggy, in an outburst of rage, decided to get back at Livvy for not giving him attention, and in a temper tantrum, kicked down the ant hill, killed all the ants, saying that they were his to do with as he pleased anyway as *he* gave those ants to Livedon, and seeing that she had no ants to make up stories about any more, he thought that she would have to spend time with him again now..

but Livedon, didn’t like Dogurt as much any more, especially seeing how he killed all the ants he had given to Livvy as a gift, they spoke every now and then, but it was a case of simply being polite in passing for the sake of not causing a fuss.

But back at the ant hill, it turns out they weren’t all dead, and after a few more years of being tended to by Livvy, they were able to rebuild into a bigger and better Antopia…. Livvy was happy to see that some had survived, and vowed to protect them with more vigilance and a harsher defence next time around…

but then of course, Doggy found out again, and Dogurt tried to knock down the ant hill again, but this time, as promised, Livedon rose up and kicked Dogurt’s arse … so much so … that Dogurt, sent somebody else to represent him from that point onwards… this new guy was Dogurt’s son, and he was called Susej, and he seemed to be an OK sort of guy….

Posted 1 March, 2010 by manabrau in Religion Sux Arse, story