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Two of the best shows on TV are animations. Rick and Morty is a relatively new show, just began it's second season and is well worth watching. The other show is the child's cartoon Adventure Time. 

There is a relatively new limited run podcast called Conversation Parade and it's about Adventure time, it's characters, interviews with the voice actors and other folk who make the show the hit it is. I've been listening to the podcast and it's been a lot of fun.

Adventure Time, a 15 minute show with commercials has a significant adult following for a child's cartoon. After it's first season it started to delve into more and more complex material. It's latest season ended not too long ago with some fairly complex subject matter. Adventure time has moved from being a child's cartoon to being, well, something different. It's developing a deep rich history and the main characters are definitely not simple cardboard cutouts.  I don't think there is anything else like Adventure Time on TV, which is a real shame.

If your jonesing for more Adventure Time episodes and can't wait until it's back on the air, Conversation Parade might tide you over and give you some insights to the show you never had before. They also explain why a child's cartoon has such a draw for middle aged men.
Conversation Parade is a limited run series.
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204 mass shootings in 204 days in the USA.

  "Those who live in America, or visit it, might do best to regard [mass shootings] the way one regards air pollution in China: an endemic local health hazard which, for deep-rooted cultural, social, economic and political reasons, the country is incapable of addressing," The Economist wrote in response to the Charleston massacre. "This may, however, be a bit unfair. China seems to be making progress on pollution." 
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In the first minute and thirty seconds of narration I counted 8 bold faced lies, perhaps 70 percent of what he says. The rest of what he says in that time is mostly inconsequential. For instance, his opening line is true, (Most people are taught dinosaurs roamed the earth 65 million years ago)  but he is setting up to imply it's actually false, so very little of what he says is trustworthy.
Simple searches on the internet will show he is wrong.

The video shows stones with dinosaurs etched on them. Those are well known frauds
known as Ica Stones, Wikipedia says: From the 1960s Javier Cabrera Darquea collected and popularized the stones, obtaining many of them from a farmer named Basilio Uschuya. Uschuya, after claiming them to be real ancient artifacts, [he] admitted to creating the carvings he had sold and said he produced a patina by baking the stone in cow dung. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ica_stones

Cow dung is something the stones and this video have in common.

The narrator complains about the dearth of evidence supporting the official view of dinosaurs, but the reality is there is a great deal of evidence supporting the modern scientific view. It's just that he chooses to ignore that evidence and spin a fanciful tail. He has to since it's actually he who has no evidence. Just lies and misrepresentations.
The scientific method demands evidence, and it works. We can see it works in the technology surrounding us every single day. The reason half the people on earth are alive is because of scientific understanding of chemistry. One chemist invented a way to fix nitrogen into fertilizer using an industrial method. And now we eat better than anyone else in history. Satellite GPS systems guide shipping container ships around the world, bring us computers and food. We have a world wide web, which the narrator uses to spread disinformation and lies, yet he thinks all the scientists are in a conspiracy of silence. It's absurd.

People like him complain about science yet he's willing to use the technology science gives us, like computers, modern medicine, cars, planes, TVs, monitors, house insulation, electricity and hot water and so much more. We are surrounded by evidence that science works. But the only thing he can do is lie, misrepresent fraudulent stones, carvings and statues.

Our sciences are interdependent. Biology is based on chemistry. Chemistry is based on physics. Geology is based on physics, chemistry, climatology and to a degree biology.  Physics is based on nuclear physics and quantum physics. They are all interdependent. If one was not true, none of them would be true. This is not to say we understand everything, we do not. There is still much to learn. We know radiometric dating works. When it's done properly. We know no human has every been found with a dinosaur. No dinosaur fossils has been found in young rock. It just hasn't happened.
There are many kinds of radiometric dating. Each is good for a particular length of time, or time period. If one uses the wrong method, they give bad results. The lab will still test them, that is what they are paid to do. But they will mark them as bad. Those who misrepresent radiometric dating always fail to mention the labs mark the dating as faulty because the wrong method was used. Often deliberately by creationists, or others looking to deceive the public. Sometimes by simple error.

If the narrator thinks so little of science, why does he use the technologies that came from science like the internet, computers, monitors, hard drives, keyboards and video cameras?  No, his kind reject and despise science but hypocritically continue to use it to spread their anti science message.
I find that to be sad and pathetic.
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+truthaddsup always Of course you don't have to show any sources. That's what all the internet nuts say. It's always up to everyone else to do the work of proving the hypothesis your desperately trying to shill on Youtube.

We have on the one side science with hundreds of years of peer reviewed research. On the other, some internet nut touting a fraud who baked rocks in cow pies who dismisses several branches of science on just his word.

Science has changed the world for the better and given us technologies that allow everyone to live like royalty, and you, who says science is wrong, but are not willing to provide any evidence or sources. Not exactly shocking.

I've already researched them. When I was a child. That's how I know your a fraud. One that is suffering from confirmation bias and delusions of grandeur.
Here you are saying I don't have the right to judge, but again you are judging and dismissing entire branches of science and your just some schmuck.  Which shows your a hypocrite as well as a fraud and a liar.

You need to research what confirmation bias means and then take it to heart. You've got a very bad case.
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The colour of the sky this morning at about 10:00 am at Victoria, BC.
The result of an overcast sky and various forest fires in the area.
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Skies in SW Minnesota were that same color last week because of forest fires in Canada 
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Rick and Morty Season 2, set to return July 26th.
The first 2 episodes have been leaked.
 
You’ve waited long enough. Rick and Morty RETURN Sunday, July 26th at 11:30pm. Watch Full Episodes: http://asw.im/7mze5G
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Reminds me of the definition of insanity. Doing the same thing and expecting different results.
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Some quick and dirty reviews and a bit of a rant:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Sept 9, 2014
Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds June 1, 2015
The Fold by Peter Clines June 2, 2015

I like Station Eleven, the writing was good but it had, in my mind numerous technical problems. It was kind of a feel good apocalyptic novel about a travelling symphony slash play. They travelled a small area 20 years after the Georgia flu wiped out the vast majority of the worlds population. The writing switches back and forth between before the flu and after it, following some people who made it, and some who didn't. I say a 'feel good' apocalyptic because unlike most end of the world novels the author Emily St. John Mandel leaves out most of the worst of what we would see. The sort of horror Stephen King described so well in The Stand.

I won't bother explaining the technical problems. Once I realized it they stayed in my mind the entire book and they nagged at me, and left me annoyed by the ending. Really annoyed.

Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds was OK, but over too fast and a little flat, and that was kind of a shame. Scur is a warrior woman who is seeking revenge on the enemy war criminal that captured and tortured her. I listened to the audio book version, and it was one of the most annoying narrations of a book by a professional I have ever heard in my life. Susan Duerden was the books narrator.
I admit it got better as the book went on, but it was so very annoying. The first half of the book sounded like she was reading it in a monotone with a slightly questioning lilt, but a rhetorical question. Every. Single. Sentence. Was this on purpose, or was the producer just too cheap to do it again?

The Fold by Peter Clines
The Fold comes fairly soon after his novel 14, which owed a great deal to HP Lovecraft in more than one way. Peter Clines latest book is again somewhat Lovecraftian, although it doesn't turn that way until closer to the end. The Fold has us wondering how long it's going to take all the genius's working in a lab to figure out what we figured out in the very beginning of the book. Clines writing is similar to his first book, he does well and keeps our interest, but as good as he is I think his writing has a ways to improve. Or perhaps I'm just not enjoying his style as much as I like say, Stephen King who really takes you into the mind of the characters and makes them come alive. I still remember the opening of the Stand. Stu Redmond sitting around with the good old boys, hanging out in the gas station. They spend their time jawing, one picks his nose and wipes it on the sole of his cowboy boot. Stu seeing the car pulling off the road heading towards the pump, not slowing down. Stu leaning over and turning off the pumps, and the terrible consequence that action had on the rest of humanity.

Is it unfair for me to compare a beginning author to Stephen King? Or the type of book? I'm not sure, but that's the way it is. I want more authors like Stephen King that take us deep into the lives of the people and keep me reading until I can barely see straight, when I straggle off to bed and do it all over the next day, forgoing anything else I need to do just so I can find out what happens.
To be honest, even King hasn't produced a book that effects me like that in a while.


http://www.amazon.com/Stand-Stephen-King/dp/0307947300/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438015279&sr=8-1&keywords=The+STand

http://www.amazon.com/Fold-Novel-Peter-Clines/dp/0553418297/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438015330&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Fold+clines

http://www.amazon.com/Station-Eleven-Emily-John-Mandel/dp/0804172447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438015374&sr=8-1&keywords=Station+Eleven

http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Bullets-Alastair-Reynolds/dp/1616961937/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438015413&sr=8-1&keywords=Slow+Bullets
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Armada by Ernest Cline
Science fiction July 14, 2015
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Ernest Cline's first book, Ready Player One (4.5 stars on Amazon.com) was enjoyable, a lot of fun, exciting and well plotted so I was looking forward to reading his latest book, Armada. I got it in audio book format, read by Will Wheaton. Unfortunately Armada is not anywhere near the quality of his first book and I was disappointed. Armada reads like a poor version of a young adult book. Armada gets 3 1/2 stars on Amazon. I'd rate it about 3.

Zack Lightman is an angry young teenager full of angst and turmoil. He's a video gamer, his father is dead since he was a baby. While sitting in school daydreaming, he sees spaceships out the classroom window. The same kind he's seen in his video games. Then he stands up for another student who is being bullied. Some stuff happens and things start getting weird. Then we find out the world's governments have been conspiring to keep the biggest secret in the history of the world.

To be honest, the entire book came across as hackneyed. The majority of the book. It wasn't so terrible I stopped listening, but it wasn't good, perhaps mediocre.
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175 Billion in estimated corporate tax avoidance in Canada.
I've heard from politicians for decades how a little pain now will help pay off the deficit and debt, and in the future we could pay for all the social programs we would ever need.
But instead of balancing the budget or paying off the debt, what politicians have done is lower the corporate tax rate and stopped enforcing tax laws on corporations.
This article is from March, 2014. Nothing has changed since.
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I was out walking my dog yesterday when I came across this condo. A nice change of pace from all the cookie cutter condos all over my city.
I think I'd like living on the top floor. Imagine it as a single house, it would be a truly great house to live in.
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+Greg A. Woods Yes, I agree it would need to be scaled back for a single residence. You can't see from this side, but the other side is fairly large, not quite as nice, perhaps I should say more conventional, so yes it would be way too big for one person/family. 
Unless the person is filthy rich.
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Credit where credit is due. Very brave.
Thank you for the share, RJ.
 
A survivor of the massacre in Tunisia has revealed Muslim hotel staff members formed a human shield on the beach in a heroic bid to protect Western tourists from the terrorist gunman.
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