Palestinian inventor builds Gaza's first electric car

Sep 10, 2012 by Mai Yaghi

The boxy little white and blue vehicle draws plenty of curious stares as it chugs down the street. But this is no golf cart—it's Gaza's first hand-built electric car.

It is the latest creation of Munther al-Qassas, a 32-year-old taxi driver from Gaza City who was looking for a novel way to get around as the tiny Palestinian enclave goes through its worst fuel crisis yet.

"I thought about making a car which would suit our circumstances in Gaza, especially with the fuel crisis that forces people to stand in line for hours outside petrol stations or pay a huge amount of money" on the black market, he told AFP.

Not only is it environmentally sound but the tiny white vehicle, which has no doors and can carry two passengers at the back, has been entirely crafted out of .

Qassas says it took him several months to build the car in a workshop on the roof of his home where he collects old .

With a frame made entirely out of wood and with tyres taken off an old wheelbarrow, the little vehicle is hardly a speed demon—managing just 20 kilometres an hour (12 mph) at full throttle.

Contrasting with its white exterior, it has a pale blue roof and similar-coloured interior, and a recycled piece of gym kit for a .

All in, it cost him $1,000 (less than 800 euros) to build—a small fortune in the impoverished Gaza Strip and huge for a taxi driver who holds a degree in political science which he has never used.

"My is a real obstacle to my dreams," he said. "I dream about improving this car and adding things to it—and making it work on solar energy. I could do it, but I don't have the money."

The car has to be charged for five hours with an after which it can run for four hours.

"I would like to make Gaza self-sufficient with this electric car, or even build a ," he said.

Tinkering with electronics has been a hobby of his since he was at school.

— 'Encourage scientific creativity' —

As a teenager, Qassas used to break apart electronic devices to see how they worked, and he would often fix his mother's fridge or washing machine if it stopped working.

Soon, he was doing it for friends and neighbours too.

But despite his passion for inventing things, Qassas wasn't able to pursue his hobby at university because he never made the grade in science when he was at school.

But he has become a regular at science fairs in Gaza, although his inventions have never won him any prize.

"I'm sure if I was in a different country, I would have received more attention and I would have won some awards for what I do," he said.

It was 10 years ago when he made his first serious invention—a device which automatically turns book pages for quadriplegics. He later improved the device to allow readers to turn pages with their head.

Its name: the Munther Reader.

He has also come up with a small invention which allows quadriplegics to access a computer with their head, their tongue or shoulder, depending on their level of disability.

Qassas says there is a huge problem with the lack of opportunity for scientific creativity in the Gaza Strip, which is run by the Islamist movement Hamas.

"We need guidance and encouragement here," he said. "No one here cares about encouraging young people to study science, or to be innovative and develop their abilities."

The government, he said, should "sponsor young people and encourage scientific creativity".

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antialias_physorg
3.4 / 5 (5) Sep 10, 2012
Necessity begets ingenuity.

The government, he said, should "sponsor young people and encourage scientific creativity".

Unfortunately with a religiously tainted government that isn't going to happen (anywhere in the world). Creativity, and especially science, are anathema to religion. People might start to wake up to the fact that their claim to leadership is based on nothing more than a long con.
Msafwan
1.5 / 5 (8) Sep 10, 2012
Unfortunately with a religiously tainted government that isn't going to happen (anywhere in the world). Creativity, and especially science, are anathema to religion. People might start to wake up to the fact that their claim to leadership is based on nothing more than a long con.

Not true. Religion has nothing negative toward science. Only stuff regarding humanity is critized, other stuff do not.

People can develop robotic, aerospace, chemistry and ect without religion ever bothering.
antialias_physorg
4.4 / 5 (7) Sep 10, 2012
Not true. Religion has nothing negative toward science.

Have you been following the news in any country? Anywhere in the world? For the past few decades? At all?
Everywhere religion is trying to push back science. Anywhere where religion is patr of the state science standards are dropping (or already at an all time low point)
Only stuff regarding humanity is critized

You mean evolution is 'stuff against humanity'? Since when does religion know anything about humanity? (And since when does science make any kind of statements about humanity? Scienec is science - whether you like the results or not doesn't matter, because reality doesn't care whether you accept it or not)

TheGhostofOtto1923
2 / 5 (25) Sep 10, 2012
Religion has also caused the conditions in gaza which forces clever people like Munther al-Qassas to cobble together cars from wood and other materials smuggled through tunnels, on their rooftops.

This does also restrict them to cobbling together ineffective rockets and IEDs and suicide vests, instead of WMDs, which I guess is a good thing. But their god tells them that necessity is the mother of all inventions, and that the mother of all necessities is killing the unbeliever who is the source of all their misery, and so who knows what they might come up with? There are over 1000 tunnels under the Egyptian/gazan border.
VendicarD
3.7 / 5 (6) Sep 10, 2012
He should be careful.

He will now be targeted to be murdered by the corrupt Israeli state for being a terrorist.
Deathclock
3.2 / 5 (11) Sep 10, 2012
Not true. Religion has nothing negative toward science.


"Religion" may or may not, depending on which religion you are talking about... but many religious people certainly do.

Only stuff regarding humanity is critized, other stuff do not.


Everything is "about humanity", humans are a part of nature, and science deals with explaining natural observations. Every single finding in science affects humanity if not only to further elucidate our place in the universe and our relation to all other things.

People can develop robotic, aerospace, chemistry and ect without religion ever bothering.


As an example, chemistry leads to genetics which leads to evolution which leads to abiogenesis... these things are completely counter to most religious beliefs.

Robotics leads to artificial intelligence which is informed by neuroscience which leads to a lack of belief in the "soul" and a rejection of mind-body dualism... again, counter to most religious beliefs.
Milou
3 / 5 (2) Sep 10, 2012
Ask Galileo about science and religion!!! Although, western countries may be good for science development for this guy, it may also be a detriment and not any better than where he is. "The grass is not necessarily greener on the other side".
SoylentGrin
5 / 5 (3) Sep 10, 2012
Ask Galileo about science and religion!!!


Galileo got off easy. Ask Bruno.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.2 / 5 (18) Sep 10, 2012
"Religion" may or may not, depending on which religion you are talking about... but many religious people certainly do.
Where have you been DC? Havent you learned that religions are all the same thing? That their books all say the same things? That their gods all promise the same things?

Are you thinking about religions which happen to be dormant in certain regions at the present time? We have seem them all revert. They are all violent and oppressive in many places at this very moment.

So what makes you think that some religions might be intrinsically more amenable to a discipline which can only weaken them?
Deathclock
1.7 / 5 (6) Sep 10, 2012
"Religion" may or may not, depending on which religion you are talking about... but many religious people certainly do.
Where have you been DC? Havent you learned that religions are all the same thing? That their books all say the same things? That their gods all promise the same things?

Are you thinking about religions which happen to be dormant in certain regions at the present time? We have seem them all revert. They are all violent and oppressive in many places at this very moment.

So what makes you think that some religions might be intrinsically more amenable to a discipline which can only weaken them?


I certainly wasn't talking about the Abrahamic religions...
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.2 / 5 (18) Sep 10, 2012
He should be careful.

He will now be targeted to be murdered by the corrupt Israeli state for being a terrorist.
I suppose he would be able to secure better car parts if the corrupt religionist state in which he lives, has not promised to destroy israel. I suppose israelis would tend to trust him more if his books didnt tell him and his children that jews were apes and pigs, and once tried to poison their prophet?
http://www.youtub...pp_video

And I suppose that both sides would be a little more amenable to a single state solution, which is the only obvious long term solution for peace, if they werent both desperately trying to outgrow each other, because their gods tell them that THIS is the only long term solution for peace?
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.2 / 5 (17) Sep 10, 2012
I certainly wasn't talking about the Abrahamic religions...
Oh no of course not.

The only proper way to teach children about religion:
http://www.youtub...pp_video

-Educational and fun too.
Msafwan
1.8 / 5 (5) Sep 10, 2012
If there's no religion, just think a moment about what your life would be when everytime people make a speech that changed the way people look at humanity, you are now push toward doing something you hate?? Let say it says your gene sucks and you need to be sterilized? (eg: like facist Nazis)

Religion is like an anti-racist sentiment (that we have now). It doesn't matter what science says. Its about protecting the people of now... although the fact and science did got shot down, it isn't lost... (like darwin & galileo's theory: it start as a fringe science and will grow when it is mature enough).
Deathclock
2.5 / 5 (8) Sep 10, 2012
If there's no religion, just think a moment about what your life would be


I have no religion, and my life is fine.

when everytime people make a speech that changed the way people look at humanity, you are now push toward doing something you hate??


What are you talking about?

Let say it says your gene sucks and you need to be sterilized? (eg: like facist Nazis)


Newsflash: Religion is not the source of morality, empathy, or ethics... why so many people think this I do not understand. It's quite obvious that morality/empathy exists independent of any religious beliefs.

It doesn't matter what science says. Its about protecting the people of now...


Religion is not necessary to protect anyone from anyone or anything (other than perhaps their own insecurities).
Msafwan
1 / 5 (4) Sep 10, 2012
Do you think the people who made the world's system has no religion? why do you think US' law is based on 10-commandment?

Without religion the world will look different.

Your right is protected under this system.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.3 / 5 (16) Sep 10, 2012
Let say it says your gene sucks and you need to be sterilized? (eg: like facist Nazis)
Or lets say, your god sucks and your religion is a sacrilege and so you need to be converted or killed? What is the difference?

The difference is that these 'morals' are written into all religious books. And under certain inevitable circumstances they ALL require them.

Most non-religious people find this abhorrent. Amoral. EVIL. For that matter, so do most religionists; for every religion but their own that is.

That is the major problem with blasphemy laws; the mere existence of other beliefs is, by definition, blasphemy. As populations and pressures grow, this leads directly and inevitably to pogrom.

The typical religionist peace process:
http://abcnews.go...17199850
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.2 / 5 (17) Sep 10, 2012
Your right is protected under this system.
What about this girls rights?
http://www.csmoni...ll-stuck

-She was framed by an imam who wanted to purge his community of xians. Because it is the only moral thing to do isnt it? Because allah SAYS SO.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.2 / 5 (17) Sep 10, 2012
"Religious clerics and a majority of the population in Pakistan still defend the [blasphemy] laws, and do not tolerate any talks of reforms. Such support was underscored by the case of Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province. When Mr. Taseer publicly denounced the laws last year and supported a Christian woman facing a death sentence for blasphemy, he was assassinated in broad daylight by his own police guard, Mumtaz Qadri. Mr. Qadri is on death row now but enjoys popular support in the country and is considered as a hero by many in Pakistan."

-Of course the pakistani people have the right to believe these things because allah SAYS SO. And they have the obligation to KILL anyone who opposes these laws or breaks them, because allah SAYS SO.

This is how your stinking religionist morality works. 'Ye shall have no other gods before me' upon pain of death. They ALL say this. They ALL say this FIRST and foremost.
defactoseven
4.2 / 5 (5) Sep 10, 2012
Do you think the people who made the world's system has no religion? why do you think US' law is based on 10-commandment?

Without religion the world will look different.

Your right is protected under this system.


This is not true. Our country and it's laws are based on freedom of religion as well as freedom from religion. The idea that our country was based on any religion is a modern lie propagated by a fundamentalist vocal minority and is based on the agenda that America must become a theocracy. This is the undermining of America. Those who spread these falsehoods are the enemies of science and reason and are those who promote war. Many not only want the destruction of America but the destruction of the world to bring on the eternal fantasy of their choice.

The promoters of the idea that America is based on anything religious, to me, are guilty of crimes against humanity.
Deathclock
2.5 / 5 (8) Sep 10, 2012
Do you think the people who made the world's system has no religion? why do you think US law is based on 10-commandment?


You think US law is based on the ten commandments? You couldn't be more wrong...

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
WRONG - Any American is free to worship any God(s) they choose, including none.

"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"
WRONG - It is not illegal to make "graven images" or anything else this commandment condems.

"Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain"
WRONG - It is not illegal to "take the name of the lord in vain".

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."
WRONG - Millions of Americans work on the "sabbath".

"Honour thy father and thy mother"
WRONG - There are no laws forcing anyone to honor their parents.

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour."
WRONG - there are no laws regarding lying to your neighbor.

"thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife"
WRONG - This is also not illegal
Deathclock
2 / 5 (8) Sep 10, 2012
So, how exactly are our laws in the U.S. based on the ten commandments? Only TWO of them are reflected in our laws, stealing and murdering... the moral value of which are OBVIOUS, religion is not required to inform anyone of this.
obama_socks
1.4 / 5 (11) Sep 11, 2012
He should be careful.

He will now be targeted to be murdered by the corrupt Israeli state for being a terrorist.
* VendicarD *

I agree that Munther should be EXTREMELY careful...but not because of the Israeli gov't. It is Hamas that may do damage to him and his inventions because they prefer to keep Palestinian people down and incapable of improving their own lives legitimately. Terrorist groups and Socialist governments are only interested in keeping the citizens dependent on them and they don't like a show of self-reliance and responsibility and independence. A show of strength is what this young man is displaying with his inventions. That goes against everything that Hamas stands for, in Gaza. If Hamas was sincere about helping Palestinians to improve their lives, they would provide money to help this young man along. But they won't, I'm certain of that.
TheOtherGhost ofOtto
3.1 / 5 (15) Sep 11, 2012
The real lesson of Gaza: You get what you vote for.
obama_socks
1.5 / 5 (15) Sep 11, 2012
Since this thread has somehow deteriorated (as usual) turning away from a tribute to a young Palestinian inventor, into an 'atheists against religion' circle jerk (mostly against Christianity, of course), I hereby offer this article I found awhile ago. It gives evidence that the atheist circle jerk against Christianity and prayer will stop at virtually nothing in order to achieve their objectives for their own happiness, versus the happiness of high school kids and their parents. It gives evidence to the meddlesome nature of atheist nosy-bodies who are neurotically indisposed to imposing their will on others whom atheists seem to believe are evil incarnate and/or mentally defective due to their belief in God.

http://www.thenew...hibition
obama_socks
1.3 / 5 (15) Sep 11, 2012
It seems that the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" (FFRF), a typical meddlesome atheist group has threatened litigation against a Georgia high school administration for allowing prayer before football games. FOOTBALL GAMES!!!
Atheists just can't leave people groups alone so that they can live, work and worship as they please. Atheists always have to spoil everything for Christian communities. But NEVER has it been heard of atheists harassing and litigating against MUSLIM countries and Americans citizens of Muslim faith…they only do these things to Christians. And yet, these atheists pretend to be against ALL religions.

MOST atheists are hypocrites who will take law-abiding Christians before a Judge to prevent prayer and other accoutrements of religious life to show their power against the people. BUT, you will NEVER see a delegation of atheists traveling to a Muslim country to prevent the Muslims from THEIR prayers and publicly reading their Koran. Two-faced Hypocrisy, of course.
Deathclock
2.7 / 5 (14) Sep 11, 2012
MOST atheists ... will take law-abiding Christians before a Judge to prevent prayer and other accoutrements of religious life to show their power against the people.


All of that noise that you just made is very misleading. In every case I am familiar with the Atheists are attempting to see the constitution upheld, which means that prayer cannot be a sanctioned component of public school, including school sports teams. If the Atheists take these people to court and the court rules in their favor then they are NOT taking law-abiding citizens to court, as you claim, are they? If the court rules in their favor then there was wrong doing on the part of the defendants. Going to court is the CORRECT thing to do, that is what the court system is for, to determine what is and is not legal/constitutional.

BUT, you will NEVER see a delegation of atheists traveling to a Muslim country


Why the fuck would they travel out of their own country for this? Are you stupid?
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (16) Sep 11, 2012
ERRATA
"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." WRONG - there are no laws regarding lying to your neighbor.
This pertains to slander or libel.

And there are at least 2 differing lists in the bible:
http://en.wikiped...andments
obama_socks
1 / 5 (7) Sep 12, 2012
"All of that noise that you just made is very misleading. In every case I am familiar with the Atheists are attempting to see the constitution upheld, which means that prayer cannot be a sanctioned component of public school, including school sports teams. If the Atheists take these people to court and the court rules in their favor then they are NOT taking law-abiding citizens to court, as you claim, are they?" --Death'sClock--

Not misleading at all. The US Constitution is being upheld in this case. The school administration has decided to comply with the separation of church and state law, even though it went against their grain as believing Christians. However, prayers can be said by the high school students themselves since no coercion is involved and no church official is leading the prayers. The students are exercising their human and civil rights to pray and honor their God as they see fit.
obama_socks
1.3 / 5 (12) Sep 12, 2012
It was only on the idiotic demands of one set of parents who "felt uncomfortable" listening to references to religion and God, since they are both godless people. That is their right to be if they wish. However, they are troublemakers and unhappy to see youths and their parents being happy. They would most likely complain loudly also if they saw and heard a family at a restaurant saying their prayers before eating their meal.
My point is, and that you don't seem to understand, is that atheists are basically mean-spirited against people who don't believe as they do as godless people. Atheists have no compunction about screeching foul when they have found in other people what atheists consider to be "blasphemous" against their own godless beliefs. These Christians are not murdering, beheading and causing general mayhem against their fellow Americans. They're just having fun, getting together, and enjoying the games. But atheists just HAVE TO spoil everything and wreck student lives.
Deathclock
2.2 / 5 (10) Sep 12, 2012
obamasocks: I don't give a fuck about the one case you are talking about... lots of people get their panties in a bunch over lots of things that I think are ridiculous, regardless of their religious beliefs. Get over it. Christians make a fuss over equally stupid bullshit all the time.

Here is a tip: "Atheists" do not necessarily have ANYTHING in common other than the lack of belief in a God. We are not a club or an organization bound by similar beliefs, interests, or political ideology. The only trait one must possess to be an atheist is to not profess any belief in any God...
obama_socks
1.3 / 5 (12) Sep 12, 2012
MOST atheists ... will take law-abiding Christians before a Judge to prevent prayer and other accoutrements of religious life to show their power against the people.


BUT, you will NEVER see a delegation of atheists traveling to a Muslim country


Why the fuck would they travel out of their own country for this? Are you stupid?

--Death'sHead--

That's the whole idea. Why STOP at religious Americans who happen to be mostly Christians. If you atheists are sincere about ridding the world of religiosity, then your zeal and fervor should be GLOBAL. Otherwise, you're all hypocrites and you hide behind the US Constitution in order to make other people miserable and yourselves happy. Your only happiness before you die IS to make others UNhappy, only because you see that they have a deep and abiding faith and belief in something that you have completely rejected because your god, SCIENCE, can't provide you with what Christians hold dear, the evidence that God exists.
obama_socks
1 / 5 (7) Sep 12, 2012
obamasocks: I don't give a fuck about the one case you are talking about... lots of people get their panties in a bunch over lots of things that I think are ridiculous, regardless of their religious beliefs. Get over it. Christians make a fuss over equally stupid bullshit all the time.

Here is a tip: "Atheists" do not necessarily have ANYTHING in common other than the lack of belief in a God. We are not a club or an organization bound by similar beliefs, interests, or political ideology. The only trait one must possess to be an atheist is to not profess any belief in any God...
--Death'sHead--

Yes, there are other thousands of cases of atheists getting their own panties in a bunch over Christians doing their own religious thing, even though that "thing" does no harm to anyone else except to atheists who hate for the religious to enjoy their religion. Truth is, no Christian or Jew gives a damn whether you believe in God or not. They only want to be left alone; freedom to pray.
obama_socks
1.3 / 5 (12) Sep 12, 2012
"Here is a tip: "Atheists" do not necessarily have ANYTHING in common other than the lack of belief in a God. We are not a club or an organization bound by similar beliefs, interests, or political ideology. The only trait one must possess to be an atheist is to not profess any belief in any God... " --Death'sHead--

The Freedom From Religion bunch I referenced earlier IS an organization of atheists. They do have an agenda to prevent the religious in America from participating in worship of their God in public places, aside from church, that is. They undoubtedly snort and stamp their feet and turn all red upon seeing and/or hearing of some religious group proclaiming their faith and belief. Why, even a choral group singing Christmas carols outside of someone's house may not be safe from atheistic dementia.
It is now a proven fact that atheists want to dump on Christians and Jews, etc. as a show of POWER. Atheists have a NEED to control those with whom they disagree, i.e. worship of God
Deathclock
2.5 / 5 (8) Sep 12, 2012
If you atheists are sincere about ridding the world of religiosity


I am an Atheist and that is no goal of mine... I wouldn't mind seeing it occur, but I wouldn't spend 10 cents from my own pocket to cause it much less travel internationally...

Otherwise, you're all hypocrites and you hide behind the US Constitution in order to make other people miserable and yourselves happy. Your only happiness before you die IS to make others UNhappy, only because you see that they have a deep and abiding faith and belief in something that you have completely rejected because your god, SCIENCE, can't provide you with the evidence that God exists


Stereotypical and bigoted horseshit. There may of course be SOME atheists who go out of their way to hassle religious people, but I am not one of them, nor is anyone I know. There are as many or more Christians who go out of their way to oppose secular ideals as there are the opposite.
Deathclock
2.5 / 5 (8) Sep 12, 2012
Yes, there are other thousands of cases of atheists getting their own panties in a bunch over Christians doing their own religious thing, even though that "thing" does no harm to anyone else except to atheists who hate for the religious to enjoy their religion.


...and there are thousands of cases of the exact opposite. Who the fuck cares? People disagree, and they go to the courts to decide who is right, that is the way it was designed to work, that is the correct way to handle public disagreements.

Truth is, no Christian or Jew gives a damn whether you believe in God or not. They only want to be left alone;


You couldn't be more biased... there as many militant theists as there are militant atheists, if not MANY more simply due to their greater numbers as a whole.
Deathclock
2.5 / 5 (8) Sep 12, 2012
Why, even a choral group singing Christmas carols outside of someone's house may not be safe from atheistic dementia.


...and I am an atheist and I think it's fine for people to sing Christmas carols wherever the hell they want to, what now?

It is now a proven fact that atheists want to dump on Christians and Jews, etc. as a show of POWER. Atheists have a NEED to control those with whom they disagree


You sound like a raving lunatic... stop watching so much Fox News. I'm an atheist and none of this applies to me. I have no trouble with nativity scenes or crosses or caroling or any of that trivial shit, and I think the people who do get upset about it (on BOTH sides of the issue) are retarded... and I think you are retarded.
obama_socks
1 / 5 (7) Sep 13, 2012
Nothing wrong with Fox News, Weekly Standard, Glenn Beck, Rush, and other media who are not amongst the very biased Socialist liars who work for Main Stream Media (MSM). In fact, it's quite refreshing to hear the truth from the former to compare with the latters' deceptive opinions on current events. I listen to both sides and then take a hard look at the facts to see which ones are telling the truth.

Militant theists, militant atheists and militant Jihadists are ALL of one cloth. Militancy in anything invariably gives these militants the same type of desire to control others and have power over them.
Your atheist circle jerk in these threads, along with your fellow atheist circle jerkers like Theghostofotto1923 and his sock puppets and others that we have had the displeasure of reading, about all the biased filth against normal, unmilitant believers in their God, is a remarkable display of religious hatred distinguishable from the Spanish Inquisition only due to the Bill of Rights.
obama_socks
1 / 5 (6) Sep 13, 2012
If you atheists are sincere about ridding the world of religiosity


I am an Atheist and that is no goal of mine... I wouldn't mind seeing it occur, but I wouldn't spend 10 cents from my own pocket to cause it much less travel internationally...

Otherwise, you're all hypocrites and you hide behind the US Constitution in order to make other people miserable and yourselves happy.


Stereotypical and bigoted horseshit. There may of course be SOME atheists who go out of their way to hassle religious people, but I am not one of them, nor is anyone I know. There are as many or more Christians who go out of their way to oppose secular ideals as there are the opposite.
--Death'sHead--

As you were not the only one engaging in the atheist circle jerk in this thread, I have to wonder why you spoke up while no one else did. It's been evident a long time what you are. As America is a place of enormous diversity, I will have to deduce that you are against some diversities.
obama_socks
1 / 5 (6) Sep 13, 2012
And those diversities are Christian denominations...of which there are many. As it is impossible for you, in particular, to KNOW all those people who are practitioners of those Christian religions, it would seem that it is YOU who is biased and bigoted because, as you say, ''If you atheists are sincere about ridding the world of religiosity'' -me-

"I am an Atheist and that is no goal of mine... I wouldn't mind seeing it occur..." -DC-

You wouldn't mind seeing it occur. Ridding the world of religiosity is what you would like to see, but you will not take an active role of participating in its demise.
However, you do talk a lot against Christians and their beliefs, but as I've said, you atheists say nothing against Islam nor extol the ridding the world of the evils of Muslim Fundamentalists in these threads.
The ones who would murder you and your loved ones and separate your head from your body is, sadly, not spoken of...but Christianity MUST be ended, and that would please you.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (13) Sep 13, 2012
Stereotypical and bigoted horseshit. There may of course be SOME atheists who go out of their way to hassle religious people, but I am not one of them, nor is anyone I know. There are as many or more Christians who go out of their way to oppose secular ideals as there are the opposite.
-But antireligionists like myself feel OBLIGATED to expose religionist bullshit for what it is, and what it does.
but as I've said, you atheists say nothing against Islam nor extol the ridding the world of the evils of Muslim Fundamentalists in these threads
This is only because the ignorant lying flooding bigot pussy/Obie, who is also a fake nurse and fake NASA worker, only chooses to read the posts which denigrate xianism.

This thread started out by criticizing Islam and that the misery it causes in gaza. How religion causes bright and industrious people to build cars and IEDs out of wood and wheelbarrows.

Did you miss that pussytard?
SoylentGrin
3 / 5 (2) Sep 13, 2012
I have to wonder why you spoke up while no one else did.

The rest of us haven't said anything because it's useless to speak to you. You're on a rant, getting more unstable as you go, and beginning to sound like a paranoid lunatic.
DC just exhibits more patience and willingness to engage the futility of trying to talk to you.
Estevan57
2.4 / 5 (26) Sep 13, 2012
So Otto, are you STILL convinced that I am Obamasocks and Pussycat, etc?

ObamaSocks - Rush and Glen Beck are NOT news sources, they are opiniated entertainment by their own admission. The Weekly Standard advertises itself as a conservative weekly magazine.

Telling people who they are and what they believe is never an acceptable way to get a message across. It demeans your argument and lowers you to Ottos level, which is not good because he is truly dispicable.
Otto is desparate to demean and degrade religion because it builds him up in his own mind. People rarely call him on this because he is such a mean little fuck.

Separation of Church and State is not a law, but a principal, which is not formally stated in the US constitution, and not a current law in any state. So sorry.

Gaza got what it voted for. An overreligious fanatical hate (of Israel) based government. Now they will pay.
obama_socks
1.5 / 5 (8) Sep 13, 2012
Yes...but unfortunately, it doesn't help when Israel is looking to expand on 40 more Jewish settlements in the West Bank. It ruins their credibility of wanting peace with the Palestinians. Hamas will never give up their control of those people no matter how the Palestinians vote.

@ SoylentGrin
In my earlier post on page 1, I said that this thread, rather than being a tribute to a Palestinian inventor, Has deteriorated into an atheist circle jerk against religion. The article mentions Hamas the terrorist organization, not Islam the religion. Perhaps you missed what I actually said and feel compelled to defend your biased anti-religion position. I welcome any and all arguments regarding religion and politics. That is why I created this one sock puppet for that purpose. I have only 2 user names on this website including my primary name that is just for scientific discussion and nothing else. OttoBlotto wanted my primary name so that he could abuse that one also and continue his lies.
obama_socks
1.5 / 5 (8) Sep 13, 2012
While atheists can talk all they want against Christians and their beliefs on the internet, what I will always object to is when atheist organizations such as FFR (mentioned on page 1) take action OFFLINE against Christian prayer and other accoutrements of Christianity, litigating or threatening to litigate against Christians simply because it makes them feel better and less threatened in their ideology of choice.
This thread was to say nice things about the young Palestinian who wants to help his people and continue inventing things. It tells me that there are some people in Gaza who are honorable and enlightened, despite their humble environment and those who want to keep him and his people down.

Another thing, I have nothing to do with Estevan57 and his one sock puppet. We are two separate individuals who knew nothing about each other prior to OttoBlotto's lying accusations that we have some sort of connection.
There is NO connection between me and Estevan57 and never has been.
obama_socks
1.5 / 5 (8) Sep 13, 2012
There is also no connection between me and OttoBlotto's small cadre of names that he constantly and stupidly wishes to tack onto me, (and, I notice, onto Estevan57 as well). It is possible that OttoBlotto KNOWS all this already, but is continuing such accusations because he is having fun doing it. It might be his one source of laughter and tickles his "funny bone" at our expense.
That would also be further evidence that Theghostofotto1923 is mentally deranged...something which has already been established in any case.

I recall the Physorg thread regarding the man in India who travels around the country with his entourage, seeking out inventors who have invented useful and usable inventions. Perhaps Israel should seek out the young Palestinian and offer him monetary assistance to continue his quest for better inventions. They could offer to whisk him off to somewhere in Israel where he may safely learn more to help him on his way and explain the patenting process to him.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (12) Sep 13, 2012
Thats cute. Dueling denials.
So Otto, are you STILL convinced that I am Obamasocks and Pussycat, etc?
A show of differing opinions within a household.
Otto is desparate to demean and degrade religion because it builds him up in his own mind. ..little fuck.
Naw I just don't like it when religionists burn embassies and kill diplomats because someone insults their dead prophets. I think I am justified in this don't you think esai? I also don't like it when Xian militias poach rhinos from helicopters. I suppose they think their omnipotent deity can make all the rhinos he wants.
http://www.nytime...nted=all

-And I don't much like whining pissants who defend the right of people like this to believe in Jesus or Moses or muhammud, just because they can't bear to give it up themselves. 'But theyre DOING it wrong' you say. No, they're only doing what their books tell them to.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (13) Sep 13, 2012
Another thing, I have nothing to do with Estevan57 and his one sock puppet.
I MUST wonder, WHY the incessant emphasis on detail? WHY are you each so intent upon supporting each others personas? We know you are BOTH liars, that you BOTH use suckpuppets which pretend to converse with one another... And you show up here at the same time to make a nice show of contention.

I am Colombo and I smell something very rotten in pussyland. And it's not stovetop stuffing. Ahaa Colombo makes a little joke.
Estevan57
2.4 / 5 (26) Sep 13, 2012
"Militant theists, militant atheists and militant Jihadists are ALL of one cloth. Militancy in anything invariably gives these militants the same type of desire to control others and have power over them." - obama socks
Osocks,
Though I totally disagree with your politics and other views, I think you nailed it on the head with this.

Otto's militant antireligeous stance is as annoying as a militant religious one. Irrational is as irrational does.
Refuting people who post religious views that diseagree with scientific study on this site is not unusual and is ordinary.

However, going after people by gang downvoting and the constant denial of a persons identity is enough to deserve whatever that person can dish out.
So I will be Ottos doppelganger. His views are irrational, so the fun part is guessing the life event that is at the root of them.

I would submit that Otto has been praying for a date so long that he is ashamed and furious at God for denying him.
Estevan57
2.2 / 5 (26) Sep 13, 2012
Otto - I MUST wonder, WHY the incessant emphasis on detail? WHY are you each so intent upon supporting each others personas?

We don't support each other so much as dispute your idea that we are the same person.
Estevan57
2.4 / 5 (26) Sep 13, 2012
Being called Ritchie is particularly annoying because his posts and personality are very different from mine. Solar flare activity making it brighter outside is just freaking hilarious. And the equator thing... wow.

I just happened to start attending this site as you were involved in "the great war" against various people. If you bother to look, the beginning of the year is when most people join.

You can dislike the extremist actions of whomever you wish. There will always be extremists, religious or not. Speaking of that,
say hi to the magnificent masterbator. Having two downvotes is SO much fun isn't it? Hence the masterbator name? Yes?

I restarted Estevan only to show I wasn't banned, just fyi. You said I was banned, so how could I resist exposing you as a liar?
Feel free to vote however you choose. Early and often.
I will continue to use only one name anyway.

No need to be an Otto.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (15) Sep 13, 2012
However, going after people by gang downvoting and the constant denial of a persons identity is enough to deserve whatever that person can dish out.
Yah check my ratings stalker. Who is gangrating whom?
So I will be Ottos doppelganger.
And I do believe stalking is against company policy?
His views are irrational, so the fun part is guessing the life event that is at the root of them.
I hate lying flooding lazy dimwits who enjoy pretending to be someone else. Is that so wrong?
Estevan57
2.4 / 5 (26) Sep 13, 2012
Otto I just don't care about a rating, that's your game. It matters to you though.

And the gangrating, be proud, be very proud, your mother looks down from heaven and shakes her head at what her little boy has become. Tsk Tsk

What a shameful game you play with people here.
I would heartily disaprove of anyone stalking another person here or anywhere else.

Your big fucking problem is that you can't tell from different people on this site.

You think all the people that are disgusted with you or argue with you are the same 3 or 4 people.

And this is why I call you stupid. You ARE stupid.
obama_socks
1.8 / 5 (10) Sep 13, 2012
I concur...Blotto IS stupid. His stupidity is probably genetically inherited from stupid ancestry. In his persona as Theghostofotto1932, he calls himself Otto Skorzeny and raises the specter of Reich and Empire in that profile. We know that theghostofotto1932 is also Blotto from Blotto's many previous rantings about Reich and Empire, among other equally bizarre things. If Blotto is a grandson of Otto Skorzeny and son of Skorzeny's daughter, whose name I believe was Waltraud, then Blotto's mother may have been either Margaretha or Ilse. If Blotto isn't connected genetically to these Skorzeny relatives, then Blotto is a fraud...a hanger-on and a pretender.
But if Blotto is related to these Nazis, then the Simon Wiesenthal Center may be very interested in him and whatever knowledge he may have of Nazi officers and sympathizers who lived in Spain, South America and the United States...and were protected in the U.S. by the CIA while it was headed by George H. W. Bush.
obama_socks
1.8 / 5 (10) Sep 14, 2012
Blotto must be paranoid also, in addition to all his other mental maladies if he believes he is being stalked on this website. Finding himself in the same thread with either Estevan57 or myself does not constitute a stalker problem. There is no illegality to being in the same location at the same time as someone else.
Blotto calls himself Otto Skorzeny, the name of a celebrated Nazi SS officer who was born in Austria in 1908 of Polish ancestry...a Slav since the name Skorzeny is definitely NOT German or in any way Teutonic.
As I've said in my post above this one, Blotto calls himself Skorzeny in his profile. If there is no actual genetic connection to Otto Skorzeny and Blotto is merely going on pretense, then he is a fraud and may as well have attempted to pass himself off as Abraham Lincoln or George Washington, even Adolph Hitler. Hitler had supposedly been spirited away from the bunker and Skorzeny killed a look-alike in his place.
These bits of info can be found in Google search.
obama_socks
1.8 / 5 (10) Sep 14, 2012
* CORRECTION *
In my third post above this one, I had typed, "If Blotto is a grandson of Otto Skorzeny and son of Skorzeny's daughter, whose name I believe was Waltraud, then Blotto's mother may have been either Margaretha or Ilse".
It should have been "then Blotto's GRANDMOTHER may have been either Margaretha or Ilse".(as the wife of Otto Skorzeny).
obama_socks
1.9 / 5 (9) Sep 14, 2012
Gangrating? Oh, I assume Blotto means "gang-rating". As I don't bother to rate anybody because it's time-consuming and silly, neither Blotto nor anyone else will ever find my name on their activity page. Voting down or up or in between is not my shtick. I have said many times before that I have only my primary name (which is kept secret from Blotto), and Obama_socks, which Blotto has chosen to transpose into "Obamasucks" on page 2. The name Obamasucks is fine with me, btw, but I didn't know that Blotto also felt that way. ;))

Blotto has been down-voting poor me with his sock puppet LITE and others. Doesn't bother me one bit...haha :P
obama_socks
1.8 / 5 (10) Sep 14, 2012

I would submit that Otto has been praying for a date so long that he is ashamed and furious at God for denying him.
* Estevan57 *

I recommend for Blotto's first date a sweet young woman who was appointed by Obama as Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS). Janet Napolitano would be perfect for Blotto and he can advise her as to who are the real enemies of the United States, namely those terrorists Richieguy, PussyCatEyes, the Russianguy, Peridot, Estevan and ObamaSucks. Of course, after taking Janet to a gay porn movie theater and dinner at McDonald's, Blotto would then insist on all Christians being rounded up and thrown into internment camps to await execution simply because he hates religion and Santa Claus. He can also complain to Janet about how two individuals who don't know each other have become conflated in a conspiracy against Blotto and are now stalking him in a public website while he morphs into a MagnificentMasterbator to throw them off his scent. sniff sniff
antialias_physorg
4 / 5 (4) Sep 14, 2012
"Militant theists, militant atheists and militant Jihadists are ALL of one cloth."

...though I yet have to see a militant atheist. I.e. someone who EXPRESSLY wages war on religion through violent means for the purpose of eradicating religion (and not just - like Stalin et. al. - for the purpose of eradicating a power group that just happens to be religious).

Militant atheism is kind of a no-go since there is no such thing as common ground in atheists. The absence of an idea does not make for a unified platform.
SoylentGrin
5 / 5 (4) Sep 14, 2012
Militant theists, militant atheists and militant Jihadists are ALL of one cloth


Militant theists blow up buildings, blow up abortion clinics, blow up cars (and why doesn't anyone count the decades of car bombs throughout the UK as Christian Terrorism?).
If you're an atheist and just speak your mind, you're militant.
Any inch of resistance to religious encroachment is equated with miles of atrocities done by theists. And just pointing out that inequality will get me lumped and labeled.
obama_socks
2 / 5 (8) Sep 14, 2012
"Militant theists, militant atheists and militant Jihadists are ALL of one cloth."

...though I yet have to see a militant atheist. I.e. someone who EXPRESSLY wages war on religion through violent means for the purpose of eradicating religion (and not just - like Stalin et. al. - for the purpose of eradicating a power group that just happens to be religious).

Militant atheism is kind of a no-go since there is no such thing as common ground in atheists. The absence of an idea does not make for a unified platform.

--antialias--

Yes, you have YET to see one (militant atheist). But that's not to say that not even one exists and may be harboring an indefinable hatred against Christians...enough to kill a few. Lots of people disappear each year of all ages. Hatred of something like theism in a person, atheist or not, is usually undetectable. Militant Jihadists, on the other hand, are most often anxious to prove their hatred and loyalty to Islam and don't mind killing you.
obama_socks
2 / 5 (8) Sep 14, 2012
Militant theists, militant atheists and militant Jihadists are ALL of one cloth


Militant theists blow up buildings, blow up abortion clinics, blow up cars (and why doesn't anyone count the decades of car bombs throughout the UK as Christian Terrorism?).
If you're an atheist and just speak your mind, you're militant.
Any inch of resistance to religious encroachment is equated with miles of atrocities done by theists. And just pointing out that inequality will get me lumped and labeled.
- SoylentGrin -

I never said that atheists are militant...although some of them seem to be. Blotto, for example.
If you live in the U.S., your right to speak your mind, no matter what condition your mind is in, is protected by the First Amendment. Freedom of speech does not indicate militancy unless you're advocating war or something else unpleasant.

Christians are not out to harm atheists nor to convert them to belief in God. We understand that each individual is different.
obama_socks
2.3 / 5 (9) Sep 14, 2012
Of course, because of individuality, there are, and have been, theists who are militant. I have mentioned that already. They are most often shunned by mainstream Christians and, if they prove to be troublesome, the police may sometimes be called to control any violence. As I've said, militants are all of the same cloth...they're about power and control...and intimidation. But you have the right to resist such things, as I do.

Recently, a big bunch of atheists met in Washington, DC. They came to celebrate their atheism and lack of belief. Nobody tried to stop them and nobody complained. It was their right to assemble peaceably in that place and have a great time. There were no anti-atheist demonstrations, because nobody cared. lol
Europe will eventually be overrun by Jihadists and rule with Shariah Law no matter how long it takes. They will try it in the U.S. also. Surely, atheists will trade Christianity for Islam, no doubt, and Muslims will use Constitutional Law against you.