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Java Iraq, Money, Religion, Ethics… Gay Roedy’s Health

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporations are very keen on mergers and acquisitions. Why?

None of this is in the interest of the consumer. Why then do governments permit it?

Politicians don’t dare cross the corporations. If you read the fine print on your groceries you will find that almost everything is owned by Nestlé and Altria (Philip Morris tobacco).

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
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I am doing reasonably well with HIV (Human Immuno-deficiency Virus). My new drugs are now holding down the HIV. Nausea and diarrhoea are tolerable. I am not sleeping all the time. Last revised/verified: 2014-08-25

   
Public Domain Public Domain Status In the event of my death, the entire mindprod.com website will revert to the public domain, including downloadable programs and source. You will be welcome to repost and modify any or all of the material on the website. Knowledge keeps no better than fish. I don’t let people repost my material with a few exceptions (e.g. print or foreign languages). The problem is I am constantly changing everything and there is still no technology to keep all the other copies up to date.
   
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What Happens After You Die?

Dinesh D’Souza argues that atheists and Christians are both presuming knowledge about life after death that they cannot know. When I was four, my sister’s turtle died. I dug it up every day for weeks to see if it would stay dead. It did. There is plenty of evidence of this sort that creatures and humans stay dead, ditto for plants. On the other hand, there is no evidence of any kind for resurrection. Life after death is mere speculation and the nature of the assumed resurrection is just wishful thinking. Believing in life after death is like believing in other things for which there is no evidence such as spider men on Mars, the ability to fly by flapping your arms and the ability to attract Hollywood actors to pursue you and demand sex.

I similarly cannot prove that a team of leprechauns do not knock me out for 10 seconds every time I use the toilet with no one watching me using magic that makes me forget the event. But on the other hand, there is not a scrap of evidence it happens either. I don’t have to prove it does not. The fact I have no proof in no way increases the probability this nutty idea is true. Ditto for all the whacko ideas Christians just pull out of their asses. I challenge Christians to show me why any of the things they claim without evidence are any more likely than the leprechaun team.

Most likely, life after death is like life before you were born. There is no experience at all. This is not at all frightening, especially compared with infinite boredom of heaven or infinite torture of hell. I have been under general anaesthesia a number of times in my life. I woke up perhaps an hour later as if no time had passed at all. I had experienced absolutely nothing while under. Deep anaesthesia is the closest I can get to death without actually dying. So it seems to me that experience is the best approximation to death.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)

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