Super Scam Me

” Super Size Me “ is not a serious look at a real health problem. It is, instead, an outrageously dishonest and dangerous piece of self-promotion. Through his antics, Spurlock sends precisely the wrong message. He absolves us of responsibility for our own fitness. We aren’t to blame for being fat; big corporations are! And the remedy, he suggests, is to file lawsuits and plead with the Nanny State and the Food Police for protection. From CapMag.com Read More

Blue Sky Studios – Robots

Robots by Blue Sky Studios was just released. They were the creators of Ice Age and Bunny , which won the Acadamy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1998. Blue Sky Studios also created the digital cockroaches in Joe’s Apartment (1996) .

According to IMDb.com they also did special effects for these films:

Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Fight Club (1999)
Jesus’ Son (1999)
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
A Simple Wish (1997)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Titan A.E. (2000)

Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Toyota Prius

From MotorTrend.com

… [T]he Hybrid has a strange influence on some people, as evidenced by Road Test Editor Chris Walton: “This car has a mysterious effect on my otherwise pedal-to-the-metal driving style. I find myself trying to (a) improve my mpg, (b) “earn” more battery-bars back by charging off-throttle, (c) be generally gentle and kind on the car–what’s happening to me?!”

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Ten Commandments

There is controversy as to whether the Ten Commandments should be allowed to be posted in schools and government buildings. Those who claim that posting them does not promote a particulare religion are mistaken, in my opinion. Here are the Ten Commandments as taken from Exodus 20:2-17.

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness.
10. Thou shalt not covet.

Only three of these commandments have anything to do with modern day law as far as I can see. Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt no steal, and thou shalt not bear false witness. Even then bearing false witness is only a crime as it pertains to upholding contracts, courtroom testimony, truth in advertising, etc.

Was Hitler evil?

I don’t believe in evil. I believe Hitler was a human who was following human desires. I believe he deserved to die for his deeds. I hope no one ever commits the crimes he committed ever again. I do not believe there is an absolute right and wrong. Right and wrong are concepts created by humans. Some would like you to think that a certain behaviour is wrong because “God” said it is wrong. If we want the human race to survive, we must cooperate and agree that we will not do certain things to each other. I value my freedom and therefore would like to live among people who respect each other’s freedom. This I feel is a good enough basis for making laws. There is no need to rely on laws given by any god.