Saturday, April 30, 2016

Another Troubled City, Another Subsidized Stadium to the Rescue

Can a taxpayer-subsidized ballpark spark enough economic development not only to pay for itself but to revive an urban dead zone in one of America’s poorest cities?

That’s the big bet the city of Hartford, Connecticut has decided to make.

Currently under construction, the 6,000-seat Dunkin’ Donuts Park will be home to the Yard Goats, a double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. A study commissioned by the city council estimates the ballpark could generate over $350 million in economic growth—turning a stretch of parking lots and vacant buildings into a vibrant residential neighborhood. Hartford hasn’t seen that kind of development in decades.

So if development will come, why not have the city and taxpayers build it? For starters, the stadium is already $10 million over budget and almost two months behind schedule. Homeless on opening day, the Yard Goats will have to play on the road until May 31st.

For most other cities, these delays and cost overruns would be more of an embarrassment than a crisis. But Hartford is running out of cash. Last year, the city endured a debt downgrade and cuts in municipal services. Mayor Luke Bronin has already announced hiring and spending freezes in the wake of longstanding municipal deficits.

Add to the mix Hartford’s longstanding struggles with deep poverty and crime, and many are left wondering why the city is spending money on a ballpark in the first place.

Critics fear the development won’t materialize, leaving taxpayers on the hook for the debt-financed $66-million stadium. As Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie asked, “Why should the people of Hartford—many of whom are very, very poor—why should this burden be placed on them?”

The ballpark’s boosters see a calculated bet, not a burden. Economic projections for the development include over a thousand permanent jobs, a brewery, new retail, and over a hundred new residential units. Already, Hard Rock International has committed to building a hotel opposite the ballpark.

"I see the stadium as a catalyst for economic development in a neighborhood that has not had any investment in years, and believe the state should participate," State Senator John Fonfara told the Hartford Courant in March.

“This is what’s going to help turn Hartford around,” University of Connecticut economist Fred Carstensen told Reason TV, “and it’s clearly the kind of big bet that we make.”

Carstensen, who was commissioned by the Hartford city council to study the effects of a ballpark, acknowledges that the ballpark by itself is a money loser. His analysis, "Economic Impacts on Hartford of Developing Downtown North," shows how the stadium will generate new development and more than pay for itself—but just barely, under the best of circumstances.

“When you’ve got all the pieces in place, then they come out ahead,” he says. “Not by a lot. I mean, this is not some kind of a big win. But the question was: How do you protect the city from the point of view of being able to cover the cost of the stadium over the 20-year time horizon to cover the cost of the bonds?”

Several national studies cast doubt on Carstensen’s analysis. Sports economists Brad Humphreys and Dennis Coates found that the presence of a professional sports team rarely boosts in the local economy, and often ends up as a burden or a boondoggle. Similar conclusions have been echoed by studies at the Brookings Institution, Stanford University, and others.

To his credit, Carstensen has been willing to engage some of his toughest critics. His discussion with Field of Schemes author (and stadium subsidies über-skeptic) Neil deMause was a revealing, if wonkish, debate about the ups and downs of stadium economics. (DeMause ended up softening his views about Dunkin' Donuts Park, though he maintains the ballpark is a big risk for the city).

The entire Downtown North development is shrouded in piles of concrete and rebar right now. The full impact of the project won't be known until at least 2020, when construction is scheduled for completion, and Hartford's big bet either starts to pay off—or becomes another burden for taxpayers to bear.

UPDATE: Neil deMause contacted me a day after the video was published to clarify his perspective. He wrote:

"I didn't "soften my views about Dunkin' Donuts Park" — I softened my views about Carstensen's study, once he pointed out to me that it acknowledged the stadium was a terrible deal, and just had hopes for the surrounding development. (Which is still arguable, but less crazy than the stadium deal.)"

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Ted Cruz Announces His Losing Mate

If you thought Ted Cruz was out of this race, man oh man, you were right.

After a lot of praying Ted Cruz Announces His Losing Mate

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Confused Islamophobes Target American Sikhs

Hasan Minhaj sits down with designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia to find out how Islamophobia is affecting America's (non-Muslim) Sikh population.

Another video with stupid, uneducated Americans

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central.

Jesus I'm loving it!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Scientology Leader Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All

The father, Ron Miscavige, of Scientology leader, David Miscavige, has a new book 'Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me'

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All Hollywood Reporter

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions: Twitter Edition

Stephen realized he's been hogging the confessional, so he asked his Twitter followers to send him their confessions.

Video by CBS, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 2016

Chuck, Shaq and Kenny shoot for Fight against Malaria

Chuck, Kenny and Shaq try to shoot while sitting down as Stephen Curry asks people to join in the fight against Malaria by posting crazy shots.


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Inside The NBA: Chuck, Shaq and Kenny shoot for Fight against Malaria

Abortion, Texas-Style | Full Frontal with Samantha Be

Everything's big in Texas! (Except for the amount of knowledge about healthcare or women's bodies required to completely gut abortion access.)

Ilyse Hogue, president Naral Pro-Choice America

We estimate that somewhere between 100000 and 240000 women age 18-49 in Texas have ever tried to end a pregnancy on their own without medical assistance.

Rep. Dan Flynn, Texas House of Representatives

Americans United for Life

Abortion, Texas-Style | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS


Russia is Reaching Out to God

Rick Wiles, founder of TRUNEWS, explains that Russia's annexation of Crimea was a statement to their Christian faith, while the U.S. is turning away from Christianity.

Jim Bakker Show!


Nutty Christian show. This is stone, cold, crazy!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A discussion about Hell...

What is hell? Is it a literal place of torture and torment? Is it separation from a god? Is it annihilation? Is there anything real behind the threats? Which religion's hell should we avoid? What is this concept doing to people?

This talk was delivered to the UU Humanists of Tampa Florida in April, 2016 by Matt Dillahunty.

Christianity: How Did Kangaroos Get to Australia?

The battle rages on. Will we ever truly know how two Israeli Kangaroos hopped across the middle east and Asia and somehow got to Australia? Well, creationist Paul Taylor has a theory on just that topic that might enlighten you.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Is the Trinity Biblical? James White Vs Bart Ehrman and Rabbi Yisroel

The evolution of Christianity

Bart Ehrman

The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters

How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream?

In The Serengeti Rules, award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers to such simple yet profoundly important questions, and shows how their discoveries matter for our health and the health of the planet we depend upon.

One of the most important revelations about the natural world is that everything is regulated—there are rules that regulate the amount of every molecule in our bodies and rules that govern the numbers of every animal and plant in the wild. And the most surprising revelation about the rules that regulate life at such different scales is that they are remarkably similar—there is a common underlying logic of life.

Sean Carroll recounts how our deep knowledge of the rules and logic of the human body has spurred the advent of revolutionary life-saving medicines, and makes the compelling case that it is now time to use the Serengeti Rules to heal our ailing planet.

This event was recorded on March 20, 2016 at Science Salon, hosted by The Skeptics Society, in California.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jeremy Durham: The Worst Person in Tennessee

Meet the Tennessee lawmaker - Jeremy Durham - who will protect women in bathrooms from transgendered "predators" and then ask them for pics of their boobs.

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The Worst Person in Tennessee: Jeremy Durham | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS

Haven can wait

Real Time With Bill Maher New Rules April ,16, 2016 (HBO) Donald Trump porta potty Voting , Dennis Hastert , bristol palin Airlines , Rock Climbers & Firemen, Tax-Exempt Church

Real Time With Bill Maher New Rules April ,15, 2016 (HBO)

Atheist Comedy - Intelijunt Dezine

Most life is antagonistic to other forms of life. That is illogical if life was designed by a single, perfect, all-knowing creator. For example, why would God design something if He knew it was going to be unsuccessful (go extinct)? Why would God design his creation to be in constant conflict with itself?

There are two possible solutions:
1. The Wasted Theory
2. Evolution

Of course, evolution solves the problem perfectly: adaptation, natural selection, etc.
For religious people, my "Wasted Theory" also solves the problem. You're welcome, religious people; and you may freely use my theory at your discretion.

DarkMatter2525's contribution to Intelligent Design: "The Wasted Theory".

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

QI XL - Mix and Match

QI XL M15 - Mix and Match, With Jo Brand, James Acaster and Bill Bailey.

God is a Boob Man - SNL

One woman (Vanessa Bayer) fights to prove, once and for all, that God is straight.

The world's largest gold coin

The making of the world's largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $1,000.000 Maple Leaf.

This coin broke all records when it was auctioned off at Dorotheum. Aside from its staggering weight and size (100 kilos/53 cm in diameter), the coin, which it took three strong men to lift, is remarkable for its purity; it is made of the finest, most refined gold in existence (999.99/1000 gold).

Satanic Giants Built Stonehenge

Dennis Lindsay says: “I weaved through why and what is the evidence for giant beings on this earth. We all know about Stonehenge, right? That’s just one of hundreds and hundreds of gigantic places around the world that testify that some sort of supernatural power or giants were involved in its construction.”

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Did Satanic Giants Build Stonehenge?

BBC Stonehenge researchers 'may have found largest Neolithic site'

Mars: Dead or Alive - PBS Nova

On January 3, 2004, a strange sight unfolded on the planet Mars. Above a vast, dry lake bed south of the martian equator, a conical vehicle parachuted toward the surface. Then, just before touch down, it was enveloped by a gigantic protective airbag allowing the craft to bounce safely to a stop. Inside was Spirit, the most sophisticated rover ever launched from Earth. "MARS Dead or Alive," which originally aired just hours after Spirit landed on the red planet, covers this mission in depth.

The program's behind-the-scenes look at the construction of Spirit and its twin, Opportunity, includes a special up-to-the-minute segment with the latest news from Mars as of January 3, 2004—to learn if Spirit is ready to undertake the most comprehensive search for evidence of liquid water ever attempted on Mars.

NOVA spent months documenting the tension-filled process of building, testing, final checkout, and launch of a pair of spacecraft that are designed not only to be remote-controlled field geologists but to perform in a demanding environment millions of miles from Earth. As the program shows, unexpected problems with designs for the parachute and airbags almost scuttled the mission, and a potentially catastrophic electronic problem on Spirit didn't turn up until the vehicle was completely inaccessible and awaiting launch.

Riding on the mission are not just the hopes of scientists seeking to answer baffling questions about the history of Mars, but the future of NASA's Mars exploration program itself. Twice in 1999 NASA probes arriving at Mars were lost without a trace. One of the few recent bright spots for Mars research was the surprising success of the experimental lander-rover Pathfinder in 1997, which was designed to test the airbag-landing technique.

Pathfinder was spawned by a freewheeling group of young scientists and engineers who are now back with the far more ambitious Spirit and Opportunity vehicles, which make up what is officially called the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project. The MER science team is headed by planetary scientist Stephen Squyres of Cornell University, who conceived the project with the goal of probing the most burning questions in Mars science: Was there ever liquid water on the Red Planet? Were conditions ever suitable for life?

Spirit and Opportunity are mobile laboratories outfitted with visible-light and infrared cameras to scan the landscape and locate promising rocks for investigation; a power tool to grind off the weathered surface; a microscope to examine the interior; and two other instruments to sniff out the rock's chemistry. (For a closer look at a MER, see Anatomy of a Rover.) In this way, the MER team held out hope of finding evidence of the liquid water that many scientists theorize was once abundant on Mars's surface but has since vanished.

The landing sites were chosen for their strong signs of a wet past. Spirit is now on site in Gusev Crater, a possible former lake, while Opportunity has been exploring Meridiani Planum, where minerals have been detected that normally form in the presence of water. And where there's water, there may have been life. The ultimate goal of Spirit and Opportunity is to shed light on this intriguing possibility and perhaps pave the way for the most versatile explorers of all—humans.

Original PBS Broadcast Date: January 4, 2004. Season 31 - Episode 09

Lead i America (Last Week Tonight)

Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Lead (HBO)

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Stephen Curry and President Obama promote My Brother's Keeper program: Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA: Stephen Curry and President Obama promote My Brother's Keeper program

All rights belong to TNT and Turner Sports.

President Obama and Stephen Curry promote MBK Program and Charles Barkley get caught lying.

WOTM: God Is NOT Dead Too!

A movie review of sorts... God Is NOT Dead Too!

Atheists Watch - A Matter of Faith

To atheists watch the movie: A Matter of Faith.

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if your Grandma's Facebook posts were turned into a screenplay? Well then I have the movie for you! A Matter of Faith

Hugo's Twitter- @HugoReloaded

Jake's Twitter- @BibleReloaded

David Mitchell and Sean Lock discussing The Heaven & Earth Show

Their talk about religion TV programmes, from TV Heaven, Telly Hell - series 1 episode 6 - 2006

David Mitchell and Sean Lock discussing The Heaven & Earth Show / religious programming

Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain

BBC Timeshift tells the story of how a traditional working-class pub game (darts) became a national obsession during the 1970s and 80s, and looks at the key role television played in elevating its larger-than-life players into household names.

Siobhan Finneran narrates a documentary which charts the game's surprising history, its cross-class and cross-gender appeal, and the star players that, for two decades, transformed a pub pastime into a sporting spectacle like no other.

Featuring legendary names such as Alan Evans and Jocky Wilson and including contributions from dartplayers: Eric Bristow, Bobby George, John Lowe and Phil Taylor.

Darts Corner - UK Dart Shop

Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain (HD)

Documentary video by BBC about darts


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The Power of Darts (ITV Documentary)
How to Make a Dart Board Box

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Professing Atheist?

From time to time we'll see and hear atheists referred to as "professed atheist", "self-professed atheist" and "professing atheist". What does this mean? Where does it come from? Is it just a claim that we're lying?

Or does it tell us far more about the person using the label than the person the label is applied to?

Secret of magic trick of walking on water revealed

How to walk on water

Part of 13th episode of 2008's TV series "Breaking The Magician's Code - Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed"

Slaving away: The dirty secrets behind Australia's fresh food

It's in your fridge and on your table: the fresh food that we take for granted. But there's a dirty secret behind it. Much of it is picked and packed by a hidden army of migrant workers who are ruthlessly exploited.

"There is slave labour in this country." - Queensland grower

A Four Corners investigation has uncovered gangs of black market workers run by unscrupulous labour hire contractors operating on farms and in factories around the country. The produce they supply ends up in our major supermarkets and fast food chains.

"Almost every fresh product that you pick up... will have passed through the hands of workers who have been fundamentally exploited." - Union official

These labour hire contractors prey upon highly vulnerable young foreigners, many with very limited English, who have come to Australia with dreams of working in a fair country.

They're subjected to brutal working hours, degrading living conditions and the massive underpayment of wages.

Reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna has obtained undercover footage and on-camera accounts of this dark world. One migrant worker told her:

"I felt like we were going back in time... the way we were being treated was inhumane."

And another: "It made me question Australia as a country."

Female workers are particularly at risk with women coming forward to make allegations of harassment and assault. From farmers' fields to factory floors, the program tells the story of those workers who slave away to produce the food we buy and eat on a daily basis.

Slaving away: The dirty secrets behind Australia's fresh food.
- by Australian Four Corners

Discoverer: That Mitchell and Webb Look

That Mitchell and Webb Look - Discoverer

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Katherine Ryan Live at the Apollo

Circumcision, white people, teenage girls

Season 11 Episode 5 - Katherine Ryan kicks off live at the Hammersmith Apollo, enjoy!

Song: Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan | extra 3

In Sachen Pressefreiheit und Menschenrechte tritt der türkische Präsident ziemlich verhaltenskreativ auf. Also diplomatisch ausgedrückt. Das ist bei uns anders. Unser Song für Istanbul.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Song: Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan | extra 3 | NDR

The Panama Papers: The Secrets Of The Super Rich

It's the shadowy world of secret international finance and tax avoidance.

"What we're looking at here is really a parallel universe."

This Four Corners investigation will reveal how the rich and powerful exploit the system.

"What this really says is a lot about the system itself and how broke the system is and how crazy the whole thing is."

Our reporter Marian Wilkinson follows the money trail and it's worth trillions of dollars.

"I was on their immigration stop list. But we've gotten in." Marian Wilkinson, Reporter

The Panama Papers: Secrets of the Super Rich, reported by Marian Wilkinson and presented by Sarah Ferguson.

This story was produced in collaboration with Suddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

The Panama Papers: Secrets of the Super Rich - Monday 4 April 2016

Video by Four Corners. Australia



QI - Combustion

With Dara O'Briain, Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey.

QI Series C Episode 12 - Combustion

The Floating and Levitating Man. TRICK REVEALED (step-by-step)

There is a steel plate on the pavement, covered with a grey carpet. In the corner of the plate, there is a rod sticking out. Into this, the there is a steel platform, on which the performers sits. The steel tube which holds the platform runs up his left sleeve.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The God Who Wasn't There

Former fundamentalist Christian Brian Flemming places the core concepts of his former religion under the microscope in a documentary that attempts to do for religion what Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me did for the fast-food industry. In his bold quest to seek answers to the difficult questions that few are willing to pose, Flemming is joined by Deconstructing Jesus author Robert M. Price, renowned historian Richard Carrier, and The End of Faith author Sam Harris.

From the ignorance of many contemporary Christians as to the origin of their religion to the striking similarities between Jesus Christ and the deities worshipped by ancient pagan cults and the Christian obsession with blood and violence, this faith-shaking documentary explores the many mysteries of the Christian faith as never before.

This documentary argues the "mythicist" case in the historical Jesus debate. This position says that Jesus of Nazareth wasn't a real person but a fiction based on Jewish scriptures and mystery religions of the Roman Empire. It doesn't make sense to talk about a "real" Jesus -- there wasn't any.

Characteristics of ‘The Hero’ by Alan Dundes:

The hero's mother is a royal virgin;
His father is a king, and
Often a near relative of his mother, but
The circumstances of his conception are unusual, and
He is also reputed to be the son of a god.
At birth an attempt is made, usually by his father or his maternal grandfather, to kill him, but
He is spirited away, and
Reared by foster parents in a far country.
We are told nothing of his childhood, but
On reaching manhood he returns or goes to his future kingdom.
After a victory over the king, and/or a giant, dragon, or wild beast,
He marries a princess, often the daughter of his predecessor, and
Becomes king.
For a time he reigns uneventfully, and
Prescribes laws, but
Later loses favor with the gods and/or his subjects, and
Is driven from the throne and city, after which
He meets a mysterious death,
Often at the top of a hill.
His children, if any, do not succeed him.
His body is not buried, but nevertheless
He has one or more holy sepulchers.

Scientology | Outtake: Robert Webb Cracks Up

Robert Webb loses it

Was it Something I Said? | Outtake: Robert Webb Cracks Up | Channel 4

Alex Jones: End Times Are Here

QI - No Such Thing As A Fish

Series H, Episode 3 - 'Hoaxes'

With Danny Baker, David Mitchell, Sean Lock and Alan Davies

Was it Something I Said? | Deleted Scene: Scientology

The panel share their views on Scientology, while Richard Ayoade explains Youtube!

Was it Something I Said? | Deleted Scene: Scientology | Channel 4

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Alex Jones Blasts 'Psychotic' 'Cult Leader' Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck has become a 'Cult Leader' according to Alex Jones.

Credit Reports (HBO)

Credit reports play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

Credit Reports and background check


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Guy P Harrison: Discouraging Irrational Belief

Atheist Community of San Jose presents award-winning writer and author Guy P. Harrison. Guy P. Harrison will present an upbeat and hopeful talk on how skeptics can be more successful in discouraging irrational belief. Harrison will offer practical tips for having positive and productive interactions with believers. Guy P. Harrison will detail some of the mistakes most people make when discussing or debating gods; the importance of knowing something about brain evolution, cognitive biases, how vision and memory work; the need for humility in the skeptic; and the single most effective way to promote nonbelief worldwide.

Guy P. Harrison is an “expert blogger” for Psychology Today and the author of six highly acclaimed bestsellers that promote science and reason. His new book is "Good Thinking: What you need to know to be smarter, safer, wealthier, and wiser". His other books are: "Race and Reality"; "50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True"; "Think: Why you should question everything"; "50 Simple Questions for Every Christian"; and "50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God". Learn more about Guy and his work at .

Guy’s Psychology Today blog is at­rriso
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David Mitchell on Pascals Wager

Comedian David Mitchell discusses atheism and Pascal's Wager on QI, hosted by Stephen Fry also starring Sean Locke, Alan Davis, and Jimmy Carr

Mitch Diamond: The Biology of Human Ritual

Rituals are regular or repetitive patterns of behavior, and many of them are closely associated with religious practices. Are religious rituals non-adaptive byproducts like Dawkins and Pinker say about religion, or do they have genetic predispositions? Unlike religious beliefs, which have no evidential support and are not amenable to scientific evaluation, religious rituals have the advantage that, as behavioral actions, they can be observed and even measured.

What are the religious rituals, what characteristics do they have in common, and what is the evidence for biological contributions to these ritual behaviors? Does a psychobiological basis for religious ritual suggest evolutionary inspiration? Or could elaborate and complex religious rituals come from our minds as byproducts of other evolutionarily advantageous capacities?

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ACSJ Presents Mitch Diamond: The Biology of Human Ritual

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WOTM: Atheism is a Religion

Yet another writer claims that Atheism is a Religion. Here's my response...

David Barton Will Train Christians To Take Control Of Government

In this video, David Barton provides more insight into his Seven Mountains-based "School of Practical Government."

Glenn Beck Says Nobody Can Understand The Moses-Like Burden That Ted Cruz Carries

The Mormon Glenn Beck says that nobody can understand that Moses-like burden that weighs upon Ted Cruz because he knows he's been called by God to save America.

David Mitchell on the feeding of the 5000

David Mitchell and Jimmy Carr express their views on the feeding of the 5000 on QI; Season 6, episode 12; "Food"

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Robertson: Fight Muslim Invasion Like The Body Fights Disease

The Christian prophet Pat Robertson talks about Muslims

The 700 Club on Christian Broadcasting Network

Hear a Scientologist get declared suppressive

Scientologist Sylvia DeWall is heard being declared suppressive and is expelled from the Church of Scientology because, an ethics officer explains, she watching Lawrence Wright and Leah Remini on television

How the Bible Says to Investigate a Murder

An Atheist Reads the Bible 10. Narrated by MrStripyHead

Delegate Intimidation | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Good news, delegates! You'll get to spend now till the convention feeling vaguely unsafe!

Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things (with Michael Shermer)

Every day, we see intelligent people embracing unintelligent things. They're skeptical in some areas of their lives, gullible in others. They seem to shift from logical to illogical at the drop of a hat.

Maybe this refers to another. Perhaps it describes ourselves.

In this conversation, Seth Andrews speaks with Dr. Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine about belief, intelligence, religion, conspiracy theories, and the brain.

This interview is part of a larger radio podcast, which includes listener-submitted content and host commentary:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Will Smith Shot and Killed in New Orleans. ESPN First Take

ESPN First Take - Today 4-11-16 Will Smith - Molly Qerim Joins Stephen A Smith & Skip Bayless as they debate the hottest topics in sports.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Unbelievable: Bart Ehrman vs Tim McGrew

On Saturday 18th July 2015 at 02:30 pm, Bart D. Ehrman and Timothy J. McGrew join as guests with moderator Justin Brierley on radio show "Unbelievable," a weekly program aired on UK Premier Christian Radio from the London studio.

They discuss "Can We Trust the Gospels?" Bart Ehrman discusses whether the Gospels are reliable historical records of Jesus’ life with Christian apologist and academic Tim McGrew. They debate whether inerrancy makes any difference, the authorship of the Gospels and apparent contradictions between them.

Christian Radio: Unbelievable with Bart Ehrman vs Tim McGrew - Round 1


Christian radio show "Unbelievable" hosted by Justin Brierley:


Bart Ehrman vs Tim McGrew - Round 2

Tim Duncan piece by Rick Reily

Piece on Tim Duncan by Skip Bayless which aired during the playoffs of the 2013-2014 season.

Tim Duncan is 5 × NBA champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

Tim Duncan 1000 regular season wins!

QI XL: Kit and Kaboodle

Stephen Fry looks at a whole kit and kaboodle of K topics. Talking with the dead and other bullshit

With Noel Fielding, Ross Noble Colin Lane and Alan Davies.

QI XL Series K Episode 2 Kit and Kaboodle

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Alex Jones Proves Obama Is Demonic: A Fly Once Landed On Him

The Christians Alex Jones and James David Manning the two agreed that President Barack Obama is a spiritually evil man who, according to Alex Jones, is “he is a vampire” and “will never been seen with a cross around him.”

Alex Jones Proves Obama Is Demonic: A Fly Once Landed On Him

The Panama Papers: How the rich and famous hide their money

The financial secrets of the rich and powerful have been exposed in one of the biggest data leaks in history. Multiple media, including France's Le Monde, came out on Sunday night with a global investigation into offshore accounts and shell companies. Among the people named in the files are scores of politicians from more than 50 countries. When plutocrats and terror networks alike move money with such ease, why haven't loopholes closed? Why is so much money still moving under the radar?

The Panama Papers: How the rich and famous hide their money (part 1)

Richard Dawkins interviews Ricky Gervais on Religion

Stephen Fry on Political Correctness and Clear Thinking

Stephen Fry (actor and comedian) joins Dave Rubin for a quick discussion about political correctness, clear thinking, V for Vendetta, free speech, and his decision to quit Twitter. We're working on a date to have Stephen for an official episode of The Rubin Report!

This is a bonus edition of 'The Sit Down' on The Rubin Report, filmed on the set of Larry King Now.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Skepticism and Atheism: Yau-Man Chan

As a long time skeptic and atheist, it was only quite recently when Yau-Man got involved more formally with the Skeptic Movement that he learned that many skeptics are not atheists and many atheists subscribe to all sorts of pseudoscience nonsense and conspiracy theories. Yau-Man wants to engage his fellow atheist to explore why there isn't more of an overlap.

Why aren't skeptics naturally also atheists and why do some atheists manage to hold on to many superstitious and non-reality based ideas when they have rejected religion?

Yau-Man Chan has a Bachelor of Science (physics) from MIT and a Masters in scientific instrumentation from UC Santa Barbara in 1977. He is most known for appearing in the reality television series Survivor: Fiji (2007) and Survivor: Micronesia (2008).

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Jon Stewart on Religion - early stand-up

Early stand-up by Jon Stewart on religious headgear, easter, pork and more about religion

Bart Ehrman on the Origins of the Trinity

Flip Benham: School Prayer Replaced With 'Condoms, Drugs & Violence'

Flip Benham warns that God has punished us for taking prayer out of schools.

Jesus said - according to the bible:
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn

“‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law — a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 10,34-38

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Comedians on Religion

Dara O'Briain, on Catholicism / Christianity
Ricky Gervais on atheism
Seth MacFarlane and Bill Maher

What's inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?

We CUT OPEN a Rattlesnake Rattle to see what’s inside!

Rattlesnakes are dangerous reptiles that can have a lethal bite, luckily for us this one was not alive.

Christians will be Gunned Down by the US Government for Praying

In this video, Jim Bakker warns of a looming government-led massacre of Christians.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Flip Benham Says Gay Activists 'Want You Dead'

Flip Benham says that the gay community is "the most violent community there is" and "they want you dead."

Team Cruz | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Who are some of Ted Cruz's biggest fans? Prepare to not be surprised in the slightest.

Flip Benham, pastor
Mike Bickle, pastor

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Burning Ping Pong Balls - Periodic Table of Videos

Burning cellulose ping pong balls. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff.

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Black Christians Defending Slavery

It's especially cringe worthy when we get to hear black Christians defend the institution of slavery. They are all-in on supporting the bible, and the bible is clearly in favor of slavery, so it puts us all in this very uncomfortable situation where they feel compelled to defend slavery.

Bible Lesson #1 - The Birth Of Jesus

This lesson is covering the biblical inconsistencies around the birth of Jesus.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Kirk Cameron tells us how humans were created

Feminist Whores For Islam

One for the ladies.

By Pat Condell, 2016

North Carolina and Georgia Anti-LGBTQ Laws: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the new religious freedom laws proposed in North Carolina and Georgia.

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Atheism Defined On Jeopardy

Jeopardy ask: What is atheism?

You would think that defining a word like atheism would be an extremely simple task. The lack of a belief in god or gods. But apparently, it's not that simple. It seems that it is a golden opportunity for some to attempt to belittle and discredit atheists. The definition that Jeopardy gives for atheism is spit out your mac and cheese retarded.

The active, principled denial of the existence of god.

Norway is good without God

Good Without God: Atheists Outnumber Theists In Norway

Saturday, April 2, 2016

QI - Bible

With Jeremy Hardy, Jeremy fucking Clarkson and Barry Cryer.

QI Series B Episode 4 - Bible

Update: Sorry, wrong video. Miss titled

Friday, April 1, 2016

Killers: QI XL

With Sandi Toksvig, Trevor Noah and Jason Manford.

QI XL K06 - Killers. HostStephen Fry, BBC

Top 10 (Failed) Proofs the Bible is True: Fourth Proof, "Parables and Psalms"

Episode 29 of a massive, multi-part series examining Bob Dutko's, Christian radio talk show host and apologist, "Top 10 Proofs the Bible is True." In this episode, we examine Bob's fourth proof the Bible is true: Fulfilled Prophecy, "Parables and Psalms", regarding Psalm 78:2.

However, in addition to an examination of the apologist's claim, this episode takes a look at the development of the psalms as prophecy and how this played into the written works of the New Testament.

Nixon, Please - Racist Origins of the War on Drugs

A former aide to Richard Nixon admits that the war on drugs was created as an excuse to arrest black people, and "Scandal" star Joe Morton issues a wake-up call to America.

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Concussion 2015 Official Trailer

Concussion debuts its official trailer for 2015 and you can see it here today plus get a trailer review! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph gives you her reaction to this trailer for Concussion starring Will Smith as Dr Bennet Omalu who took on the NFL over the concussions hurting retired players!

And with Beyond The Trailer's Trailer Plus, you'll get a link to other movie news, reviews, and trailers! Enjoy this official HD trailer and trailer review for Concussion before you see the full movie in 2015! And make Beyond The Trailer your first stop for entertainment news on YouTube today!

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