William Schrader
25-ish laps around the Sun
Still lost somewhere in Idaho...

This is a place where thoughts are gathered and tested. Check out my other social media sites (see below) for a refined perspective.


Welcome to my thought lab, where I explore the fringes of my scientific, ethical, and artistic understandings, among other (mostly humorous) things; the entrance pass is an understanding of civil discourse and the term "prototype" as applied to ideals. With that in mind, please give me feedback if you would like to start a conversation!

I consider myself a paradox of the following:
- Philosopher/Scientist
- Techie/Outdoorsman
- Spiritual/Atheist
- Outgoing/Introvert

I love the mist of the river and the smell of pine on a cold morning. There is a timeless, sacred feeling that surrounds me in the woods, a sense of smallness and comfort knowing that I am not the center of the universe. I want to know it all and share it with anyone who wants the same. One day, I'll own a tiny house on the water with her. I'll talk to anyone I meet for hours but enjoy the company of myself; there is a peace in solitude that too few are fortunate enough to find. I am the most vicious enemy of oppression and dehumanization, as those who have experienced either often are.

My inspiration to build this blog comes from either fascination or frustration, sometimes both at the same time.

If I Could Make the World Understand Anything: We are tiny beings on a tiny rock orbiting a tiny star in a tiny solar system within a tiny galaxy in one of many theorized universes / time streams. Don't let the routine of life steal away perspective. There is no reason to exist in anything less than a perpetual state of amazement. And for all the complexity and grander in the cosmic universe, it cannot rival what you are. Forged from elements scattered by death of a star, you are alive despite all your inanimate constituents. You have evolved and survived and grown beautiful where countless species have died out. Your life may be short, but your origin spans the length of all time. By simply existing, you have weathered the storm with the cumulative story of everything written into your bones. The universe is in awe of you...

 

Pick Your Poison 2012: RICK SANTORUM"One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country…. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."  - Interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com SUMMARY: Rick Santorum wants to tell you what you can and can’t do in your own bedroom. This is the definition of an intolerant totalitarian who sees no limit to the power of government, preferably a theocracy. He also seems to misunderstand the role of sex in a healthy relationship, even in his context of abstinence until marriage. Having a child is an enormous economic responsibility, and saying that the sexual needs of two persons, even in the context of marriage, should always result in a child is, at its best, an irresponsible economic and social welfare policy. 
 “President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob … Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image.”  - Speaking to a Tea Party group in Michigan SUMMARY: Rick Santorum wants to keep a lid on social mobility. Also, every engineer, every lawyer, every scientist, every MBA, every teacher, every professional is also a snob; all those academic elitists hoping for a higher-paying job and an intellectually rewarding career. How dare they pursue the American Dream! “The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don’t have enough workers to support the retirees. Well, a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion.”  - Republican presidential debate, May 2011 SUMMARY: The economic crisis is a problem for the next generation (who are economic tools) and the bank collapse and Iraq War are comparatively irrelevant to our economic status. Might I suggest that if the use of birth control and abortion (as a last resort) were practiced in the 1950’s, my generation wouldn’t be cleaning up the SS mess?  “Earlier in my political career, I had the opportunity to read the speech, and I almost threw up.”  - On JFK’s 1960 speech about the importance of separation of church and state. SUMMARY: And I quote from JFK’s speech: “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the President — should he be Catholic — how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him, or the people who might elect him.” Also, Thomas Jefferson: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.” In short, Santorum, who claims to be defending America’s integrity, hates the foundation for our nation and the American way of life… “In the Netherlands, people wear different bracelets if they are elderly. And the bracelet is: ‘Do not euthanize me.’ Because they have voluntary euthanasia in the Netherlands but half of the people who are euthanized — ten percent of all deaths in the Netherlands — half of those people are euthanized involuntarily at hospitals because they are older and sick. And so elderly people in the Netherlands don’t go to the hospital. They go to another country, because they are afraid, because of budget purposes, they will not come out of that hospital if they go in there with sickness.” - The American Heartland Forum in Columbia, Missouri SUMMARY: LINKS! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/rick-santorum-netherlands-euthanasia_n_1294417.html?ref=politics Rick Santorum knows absolutely nothing about the Netherlands. He is a lying sack of reindeer shit. I know that doesn’t sound objective, but when someone blatantly and knowingly misleads people to start a riot and garner mob-style support, I have every academic right to dismantle their credibility as a human being. This one in particular just makes me angry because it’s not an opinion, just a strait-up lie.

Pick Your Poison 2012: RICK SANTORUM

"One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country…. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."
- Interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com

SUMMARY: Rick Santorum wants to tell you what you can and can’t do in your own bedroom. This is the definition of an intolerant totalitarian who sees no limit to the power of government, preferably a 
theocracy. He also seems to misunderstand the role of sex in a healthy relationship, even in his context of abstinence until marriage. Having a child is an enormous economic responsibility, and saying that the sexual needs of two persons, even in the context of marriage, should always result in a child is, at its best, an irresponsible economic and social welfare policy. 



“President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob … Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image.”
- Speaking to a Tea Party group in Michigan

SUMMARY: Rick Santorum wants to keep a lid on social mobility. Also, every engineer, every lawyer, every scientist, every MBA, every teacher, every professional is also a snob; all those academic elitists hoping for a higher-paying job and an intellectually rewarding career. How dare they pursue the American Dream!


“The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don’t have enough workers to support the retirees. Well, a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion.”
- Republican presidential debate, May 2011

SUMMARY: The economic crisis is a problem for the next generation (who are economic tools) and the bank collapse and Iraq War are comparatively irrelevant to our economic status. Might I suggest that if the use of birth control and abortion (as a last resort) were practiced in the 1950’s, my generation wouldn’t be cleaning up the SS mess?


“Earlier in my political career, I had the opportunity to read the speech, and I almost threw up.”
- On JFK’s 1960 speech about the importance of separation of church and state.

SUMMARY: And I quote from JFK’s speech: “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the President — should he be Catholic — how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him, or the people who might elect him.”

Also, Thomas Jefferson: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.

In short, Santorum, who claims to be defending America’s integrity, hates the foundation for our nation and the American way of life…


“In the Netherlands, people wear different bracelets if they are elderly. And the bracelet is: ‘Do not euthanize me.’ Because they have voluntary euthanasia in the Netherlands but half of the people who are euthanized — ten percent of all deaths in the Netherlands — half of those people are euthanized involuntarily at hospitals because they are older and sick. And so elderly people in the Netherlands don’t go to the hospital. They go to another country, because they are afraid, because of budget purposes, they will not come out of that hospital if they go in there with sickness.”
- The American Heartland Forum in Columbia, Missouri

SUMMARY: LINKS!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/rick-santorum-netherlands-euthanasia_n_1294417.html?ref=politics

Rick Santorum knows absolutely nothing about the Netherlands. He is a lying sack of reindeer shit. I know that doesn’t sound objective, but when someone blatantly and knowingly misleads people to start a riot and garner mob-style support, I have every academic right to dismantle their credibility as a human being. This one in particular just makes me angry because it’s not an opinion, just a strait-up lie.