Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Government to remove evolution from high school curriculum

The new curriculum draft for primary and secondry schools in Turkey excludes Evolution Theory from biology courses

İsmet Yılmaz, the Minister of National Education in Turkey on Friday announced the new curriculum draft for school. After the draft is finalized, textbooks will be published based on the new draft to be used starting from 2017-2018 academic year. 

EVOLUTION THEORY EXCLUDED

The new curriculum draft brings some radical changes:

-The failed coup attempt will be included in Social Studies courses starting from the 6th grade.

- The overall academic difficulty is reduced.


- Evolution Theory is excluded from Biology courses. The related unit named “The Origins of Life and the Evolution” is replaced with “Living Beings and Environment.”

The reactionary transformation experienced in the last 14 years in Turkey brings about significant results. 31.2 percent of Turkish students under 15 years old underperformed in mathematics, sciences and reading, according to the PISA test. Turkey scored 420 points on the math test and ranked 49th out of 72 countries. Turkey was also 52nd in science and 50th in reading. According to Turkish Education Association (TED)’s "2016 Education Evaluation Report", the average verbal skill score of university graduates in Turkey is lower than the average score of high school dropouts in Japan.

See more at: www.news.sol.org.tr

Probably this goatf*cker Erdogan is in his habitual form.


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife (L) and daughter (wearing a blue tunic) looking at Lucy fossil, which rewrote the story of humanity. Erdoğan family has an unofficial role in Islamization of education system.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Study: Now are 8 men richer than half of the world population

By David Chutlashvili

Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. It details how big business and the super-rich are fuelling the inequality crisis by dodging taxes, driving down wages and using their power to influence politics. It calls for a fundamental change in the way we manage our economies so that they work for all people, and not just a fortunate few. 

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: 

“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day.  Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy. Across the world, people are being left behind. Their wages are stagnating yet corporate bosses take home million dollar bonuses; their health and education services are cut while corporations and the super-rich dodge their taxes; their voices are ignored as governments sing to the tune of big business and a wealthy elite.” 

"Our broken economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite at the expense of the poorest in society, the majority of whom are women. The richest are accumulating wealth at such an astonishing rate that the world could see its first trillionaire in just 25 years.  To put this figure in perspective – you would need to spend $1 million every day for 2738 years to spend $1 trillion. Public anger with inequality is already creating political shockwaves across the globe. Inequality has been cited as a significant factor in the election of Donald Trump in the US, the election of President Duterte in the Philippines, and Brexit in the UK. Seven out of 10 people live in a country that has seen a rise in inequality in the last 30 years.  Between 1988 and 2011 the incomes of the poorest 10 percent increased by just $65 per person, while the incomes of the richest 1 percent grew by $11,800 per person – 182 times as much,Oxfam reports.

Byanyima said: 

“The millions of people who have been left behind by our broken economies need solutions, not scapegoats. That is why Oxfam is setting out a new common sense approach to managing our economies so that they work for the majority and not just the fortunate few.”


“Governments are not helpless in the face of technological change and market forces.  If politicians stop obsessing with GDP, and focus on delivering for all their citizens and not just a wealthy few, a better future is possible for everyone.”

Probably we will soon live in a cruel world, where everything is ruled by a gigantic company, like Weyland-Yutani Corporation. This corporation will have secret services, soldiers, spaceships, and we will work for miserable cents like Fiorina 161 prisoners. Alien 3 will be our horrible reality soon. This tragic future awaits us when we will believe in God and will not do anything against the growing social inequality.

The world’s 8 richest people are, in order of net worth:

1. Bill Gates: America founder of Microsoft (net worth $75 billion)

2. Amancio Ortega: Spanish founder of Inditex which owns the Zara fashion chain (net worth $67 billion)

3. Warren Buffett: American CEO and largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway (net worth $60.8 billion)

4. Carlos Slim Helu: Mexican owner of Grupo Carso (net worth: $50 billion)

5. Jeff Bezos: American founder, chairman and chief executive of Amazon (net worth: $45.2 billion)

6. Mark Zuckerberg: American chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook (net worth $44.6 billion)

7. Larry Ellison: American co-founder and CEO of Oracle  (net worth $43.6 billion)

8. Michael Bloomberg: American founder, owner and CEO of Bloomberg LP (net worth: $40 billion)

Oxfam’s calculations are based on global wealth distribution data provided by the Credit Suisse Global 



Alien 3. Image via Blumhouse



Sunday, January 15, 2017

The absolutely unbelievable blue city that came out of a dream

By David Chutlashvili

In the north of Morocco, there is a small town called Chefchaouen. This unbelievable place can be called a ’blue dream,’ since the old part of it is filled with buildings painted in all shades of blue — from light blue to aquamarine.

This beautiful coloring was introduced by Jewish refugees, who believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about afterlife. 

These Jewish refugees were not fanatics. They were freethinkers, agnostics, and atheists. They had poetic ideas about life after death. 

This is a long-standing tradition in Chefchaouen; All buildings are painted blue, although these Jewish refugees are no longer alive. But there is no fanaticism in this beautiful city. Chefchaouen lives very quietly.

This small city proves that when humanity will survive, only with the help of poetry and cultural exchange. 































Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sick Minnesota Boy Dies After Parents Prayed For Him Instead Of Calling Ambulance

Minnesota police has arrested two parents, after they failed to seek medical attention for their dying 7-year-old adopted son, Seth, but instead tried to improve his condition with prayer.



Seth Johnson. Image via You Tube

Timothy and Sarah Johnson were arrested last week for neglect of a child resulting in substantial physical harm. Their son died last March after the couple decided to treat him themselves with prayer.

The Johnsons, who had “issues going to doctors,” were concerned about the medications the hospital may have prescribed to Seth for his pancreatitis and acute sepsis, according to news station KMSP.

Furthermore, based on their own research, the couple believed Seth to have post-traumatic disorder, a brain injury, and fetal alcohol syndrome.

“The parents admitted to police that his behavior had changed, that he wasn’t sleeping, was throwing himself down stairs and was taking hours to eat,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement. “Yet, they refused to do what most parents would have done and take him to a doctor.”

Seth’s illness worsened significantly when his parents left him in the care of his 16-year-old brother and headed out of town for a wedding. Midway through their weekend getaway, the older son called to say that Seth could not talk or eat.

After receiving another call informing them that Seth had managed to eat a few Cheerios, they decided not to leave the wedding early. When they did finally return, they apparently found Seth laying on the floor.

According to authorities, instead of immediately seek medical attention, the Johnsons instead decided to pray for Seth’s recovery and to wait until the morning to contact a health care professional.

Unfortunately, the next day, they found Seth unconscious and covered in vomit. Timothy Johnson attempted CPR, while Sarah Johnson called 911, but paramedics pronounced him dead when they arrived on the scene.

Authorities found bruises all over the Seth’s body, as well as two large lesions on his back, but the reporting pathologist has yet to formally complete the autopsy.

“We cannot comprehend how a parent would leave a very sick seven-year-old to the care of a 16-year-old so they can go away for a weekend,” said Freeman in the statement. “Nor can we comprehend how the parents refused to come home Sunday morning to care for their sick child when they were notified of his serious condition. Nor can we comprehend why the parents did not call an ambulance Sunday night to immediately obtain medical help when they finally got home.”

Now, if Freeman’s office can secure a conviction of the Johnsons, the couple will face one year in jail as well as a possible fine. 



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

HISTORIC: Barack Obama Signed A Law To Protect Atheists

By David Chutlashvili

President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The new law protects atheists, humanists, antitheists and other freethinkers around the world from religious persecution. 

American Congress passed the international religious freedom bill protecting atheists, humanists, antitheists and other non-theists with overwhelming bipartisan support, and Obama signed the legislation into law last Friday, Dec. 16.

According to PATHEOS, the new law explicitly protects atheists, humanists, and other non-theists, and upgrades the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act. In particular, the new law states:

The freedom of thought, conscience, and religion is understood to protect theistic and non-theistic beliefs as well as the right not to profess or practice any religion.


The Act also condemns “specific targeting of non-theists, humanists, and atheists because of their beliefs” and attempts to forcibly compel “non-believers or non-theists to recant their beliefs or to convert.” 

Commenting on the new law, Caroline Mala Corbin, professor of law at the University of Miami, said:


"The new law has some really interesting language in it. It takes an expansive view of religious liberty, saying freedom of religion is not just about the right to practice religion. It is also about the right to have your own views about religion including being agnostic and atheistic."

President Obama was the first president to explicitly acknowledge nonbelievers in his inaugural address, so this seems to fit into his legacy vis-a-vis nonbelievers.

The American Humanist Association is celebrating the new law. In a press release the group explains the importance of the new, updated legislation:

"The persecution of openly humanist and atheist writers has become an area of increasing concern especially after the string of murders of secular bloggers and publishers by religious extremists in Bangladesh. The American Humanist Association, along with other international advocates for religious freedom, have also been critical of the flogging of secular writers in Saudi Arabia, as well as a Saudi law that equates atheism with terrorism."

In a statement, Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, said:

"The American Humanist Association is proud to see this historic legislation signed into law and looks forward to working with the US Department of State to ensure religious liberty for non-theists and religious minorities abroad. That non-theists are now recognized as a protected class is a significant step toward full acceptance and inclusion for non-religious individuals, who are still far too often stigmatized and persecuted around the world."

The recognition of atheists, humanists, antitheists and other non-religious freethinkers as a protected group is good news for international liberty and democracy. This step will strengthen freedom around the world. This step is a clear signal for undemocratic regimes. These regimes will well know that atheists, humanists, antitheists and other non-religious freethinkers are not "devilish," but they are an equivalent group, and this group has the right to be protected and recognized. 

Thank you, Mr. President! You were always a good human. 


President Barack Obama. Image via YOU TUBE


Saturday, December 10, 2016

American Christian Religious Leaders Met Up With Congress Members to Drive Satan Out of the “Halls of Legislation”

By David Chutlashvili

“If God rules in the halls of legislation, it’s the pulpit’s benefit of being there, being on site and standing up and speaking the law of God to our elected leaders and praying for them,” [Tennessee Pastors Network’s Dale] Walker said. “It’s been the absence of the pulpits is the reason why Satan has ruled in the halls of legislation.”

According to Patheos, Kistler also revealed that in addition to praying in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Capitol, pastors were given access to the U.S. Senate chamber by Rep. Louie Gohmert. In the senate chamber, he said, “we got on our knees. and it sounded almost like a labor room as people were crying out to God for the revival that Chaplain [Barry] Black believes is coming and that we believe is coming.”


“To do that in the Senate chamber was an absolutely astounding opportunity,” Kistler said, “and again it puts an exclamation point on the Senate chaplain’s assessment that revival is on the way and may indeed begin in the halls of Congress.” 



Secularism and separation of church and state are very important for any democracy. "Separation of church and state" is a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson. First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States explains: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." 

Thomas Jefferson understood very well how important Secularism is. But these pastors do not understand that. They do not want to understand that. They want what makes them richer and more powerful. And these very powerful people speak always "in the name of the people." They are incredibly powerful, but they cry always that they are "persecuted." They cry and scream so loud that we do not hear the voice of the really persecuted people. And that must have an end.



Cartoon via TRUTHDIG

Via Right Wing Watch

Friday, December 2, 2016

Mike Pence's Neighbors Are Covering The Street In LGBTIQ Flags


By David Chutlashvili

Many tolerant people in America do not love Mike Pence. Every reason for this hatred is clear and understandable: During his first run for Congress in 2000, Pence advocated for 'conversion therapy' to 'cure' homosexuals. And as governor of Indiana, he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which many have said allows business owners to discriminate against LGBTIQ people. 

RELATED: Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence Doesn’t Accept Evolution or Climate Change

Pence recently moved into a house in Chevy Chase, Washington D. C., where he'll remain until moving to the Vice President's official residence next year. Today Pence's new neighbors want to remind him of his past and his duty to protect the rights of LGBTIQ people. Pence's neighbors - these very good people protest against fanaticism, homophobia, and possible violation of human rights.

After hearing about her new neighbor, Ilse Heintzen decided to hang a flag from her house in solidarity with her gay friends. 

According to Distractify and WJLA Heintzen says that she managed to convince a few of the other houses on the street to follow her lead and that the protest is quickly taking off.

There are roughly a half-dozen pride flags hanging on the block, and many of the residents in houses without flags said they planned on joining in.  

Heintzen described the idea as “a respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking. She said: "I have no idea what he will think about, but I hope he will change his mind. This is one way that I can show my disagreement."

Mike Pence will always remember that his Electoral College not everything is and the majority of the American people is against homophobia and bigotry. 

RELATED: Mike Pence believes in creationism and he wants to teach that to kids


Images via YOU TUBE