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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Myth America: A Stand-up Tragedy

Myth America: A Stand-up Tragedy

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Calling Out All Animal Users

The excuses and justifications for exploiting animals for human luxury are beginning to wane thin. Even the so called humane animal movement is now being exposed as recent sites such as arise. Films like Earthlings are beginning to make their impact as they make their way around the country. Based on raw information and the ugly truth, people can and are beginning to make more informed food, clothing, and entertainment choices. There is little more fulfilling in life than knowing that you are not a part of the problem but the solution. Be courageous, if you eat and buy animal products, open your heart and watch this film in its entirety. It will be hard, but do it for the 50 billion animals that needlessly suffer from human dominance, do it for the environment, do it for your own health. For anyone interested, I would be thrilled to send you a paper I recently put together called "A Case for Veganism: Healthy Humans, Happy Animals and a Sustainable Planet." Change begins today, even if it must be baby steps.

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Holding Fox to the Fire

Here is a much needed corrective to the one-sided, Israel only media. Since the American public does not have prime time access to Al-Jazeera in order to hear the other side of the story from the other side, straight shooting Scottish parliamentarian George Galloway is a breath of fresh air. Though forceful, his points are oft neglected and well taken.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Step Out of The Matrix with "Zeitgeist"

My last post touted Michael Moore's film "Sicko" as one of the best films of the year, and it still is, however, it has now found its long lost twin in "Zeitgeist." Prepare to watch what may be the most informative, revolutionary films regarding religion and politics to recently hit the web. What place does astro-theology have on the New Testament? How similar are the basic narratives of pagan gods to the biography of Jesus? Does the official 9-11 story really add up? What is the federal reserve and why is it seen as an economic monster that drowns the U.S in perpetual debt? What exactly is the vision of our political leadership? Is a police state forming without our notice? Watch and see what you think.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Must See Movie of the Year

Michael Moore, the name alone can make people cringe or crack a smile. Regardless of your political persuasion and what you think about his previous films, his latest documentary "Sicko" is a must see. Being one of the best documentaries I have seen, I can assure you that it is at least worth your time. View it and decide for yourself if there is nothing worth fixing in America.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Eternal Torment Debate: Does God punish people forever in conscious, eternal torment?

Steve Scianni, Patrick Navas and Dan Mages debated with Gene Cook, Joel Hughes, and Mike Sarkissian on the issue of eternal torment. Does the Bible teach that God torments people in conscious pain for all eternity? Steve, Patrick and Dan argued that the Bible correctly interpreted teaches no such concept. Download the audio on the podcast page of Also check out the post debate discussion which will be episode #13. Let us know your thoughts!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

"Support Our Troops" for Real

We see it on bumper stickers and we hear it constantly, 'Support the troops.' Now let me ask a question: what does this mean exactly? I wish someone who says this would actually finish the thought and tell me what it means and just how we are to do this. Does it mean we support every word they say and every action they take, whether good or bad? Does it mean that we leave them overseas and send reinforcements? Does it mean that we cannot criticize the President, his Administration and the War? Well whatever it may mean, it ought to never inspire the American people to swallow every word the President speaks, nor should it stop us from criticizing a war that has proven to be criminal, illegal and murderous.

It should never stop the American people from telling the President that we will not be lied to anymore...that we do not want our taxes to buy one more bomb, fly one more plane, ship one more troop, or kill one more Iraqi.

By supporting our troops I mean that the American people need to stand up and fight this corrupt administration and let them know that we do not condone the killing of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi's...that we do not like seeing our soldiers maimed and killed....that we are not interested in ruining lives and families...that we abhor the lies and propaganda of a false 'war on terror'...that we are not Imperialists and have no business invading a foreign country.

By 'supporting the troops' I mean very simply that the American people reject the war. I also mean that we tell the President and his cabinet we know what they are doing and that the gig is up....that we know about the scandalous corporate profiteering in Iraq...that we understand the horrors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the negligence with which our returning troops are treated. We will tell them that we know Saddam Hussein was a puppet empowered and used by the United States and that by killing him was only destroying what we initially created...we know that Iraq has no connection to 9/11 and they have no WMDs...we also know that what they do have is what the U.S. has always wanted -- large oil reserves...we know about the secret wars and coups of the CIA and U.S. Government in the past (in Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, etc. etc.)...we know that our Imperialistic, Bully-minded foreign policy does not 'fight' or 'eliminate' any threat, it only creates terrorists and hatred for America...we know, we know, we know!

And this is the saddest part, that a country built on such great principles and ideals, the "land of the free," is being ruined and villainized around the globe by militaristic officials and greedy corporate scoundrels. Think about it!? Why does the U.S. encounter such hostility around the planet? Very simple, because we are oppressive and brutal to the rest of the world. And then we wonder why they burn our flag and blow up our buildings?

What a sad testimony to the intellect of Americans when they get fooled by a line like, "They hate us for our freedom." This is perhaps the most absurd thing any U.S. President has ever said. In answer to the question, why are there terrorists and why do they hate us, this is the most childish and devious response anyone can voice, and here is the tragedy, (1) it came from the 'leader' of our country and (2) the American people believe it! Listen, NOBODY hates anybody for having freedom...people hate because they are DENIED their freedoms and that is what the U.S. has done time after time, and they continue to do so now. We deny them their liberties, we deny them their land, their resources, their governments, their livelihoods, their houses and their lives -- THAT Mr. President is why they hate us and everyone seems to know it but the Americans.......shame.

Support the troops by bringing them home and ending the the troops by impeaching the the troops by demanding that our military ONLY be used to defend our our troops by educating them into Intelligent Individuals, not Robotic Slaves who kill on the troops by supporting this Lieutenant who refuses to go to Iraq

Steve Scianni

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