Sorry You Got Hacked, But You Did Ask For It

A lot of people are aware that we got hacked.on Saturday and there are a lot of ideas flip flopping about on who is responsible for this and why.

My blog is one of the smaller blogs here, so being hit by an outage actually affects me in different ways. I don’t actually get paid for my work, the blog is my only source of income. It’s however used for

1. Plane Tickets home

2. Luxuries

3. Stuff like clothes

Now to most people this boils down to “Luxuries” but to me it’s important to have these things. I don’t have luxuries in my life. You are already home, you live in places comfortable to you and have social lives. [Read more...]

I Get Mail – How Can You Work With Alex Gabriel

I see you are against the segregation of genders in Islam, my question is this?

How do you manage to work with someone whose viewpoints are  different from yours such as Alex Gabriel? How can you accept someone who stands for the segregation of Muslims when you do not? Are your principles that cheap that you would stay on FTB for the money?

I am against the gender segregation of Muslims on public property. If an event or the equipment or location for an event is paid for by the tax payer and if the over-arching organisation has a duty to promote an equal dialogue then segregation is not helpful or useful. [Read more...]

Feedback

So it’s been a year of blogging at FTB and I wanted to see if there is any feedback from the readers of things you liked, things you didn’t like and things that could do with an improving.

So post your comments here!

Subscribe and Kill the Ads!

A lot of readers routinely complain about the ads. You know some of the ads are rather inappropriate since atheists are less likely to advertise about religion than religious people and quite honestly it amuses many a reader to see advertisements about the saving grace of Jesus alongside my distinctly atheist viewpoints and often ungodly ideas.

So it is with great pleasure I give to you FTB’s ad-free subscription service. For the princely sum of $30 a year your life can be bereft of knowing what Jesus is up to today.

Check out the link.

The rates are $3 for a 30-day subscription, $8 for 90-day subscription, and $30 for a 365-day subscription and one subscription applies to all the blogs at FtB.

If you are not already signed into a valid user account, you’ll be sent to the Login page, where you can pick one of the options: to sign into a third party authorizing service like Yahoo or Google; connect with your WordPress.com blog account; or click the Register link underneath all of it to sign up for a local user account.

There is the slim possibility that you might have difficulty getting to that dashboard page if you are an existing user and don’t already have access. If we get a lot of reports of this, Jason will take measures to automatically add all the user accounts to that main dashboard, but you should be able to get there by default regardless of when or where you signed up.

One of the limitations so far is that this service only uses Paypal, which does unfortunately exclude some people from being able to participate. Jason will be attempting to integrate other payment gateways as his limited time allows. This work is done by him on a volunteer basis in addition to all the other things he does, so please have patience if it takes some time.

If there are bugs, please report them directly to Jason by clicking <a href=”http://freethoughtblogs.com/lousycanuck/2013/10/23/beta-testing-a-new-feature/“>here</a>.

Not Feeling Too Great

[important]Acceptance for who you are is extremely important and as many people don’t know Hera (My Girlfriend) had an abdominal hernia surgery and a stomach band put in. This wasn’t exactly done according to what she wanted. Despite objections I had I felt her family was way too “keen” about it. She did want the band and for the past 6 weeks was incredibly happy with it until the sepsis. I understand the fear of obesity and it’s effects on the human body. Let us get this straight, neither me or Hera think obesity is healthy. And both of us struggle to keep our weight down. I unfortunately came from a youth filled with rugby and the associated appetite that I don’t get to burn off and so am overweight. But Hera’s problem was exacerbated by PCOS and so a band was recommended. It’s just that normally you go through a lot of prep but that did not occur in her case due to her family hurrying things along. Honestly? It left a bad taste in my mouth. And for this? Hera wishes to speak on what happened and what it’s like to be denigrated for something you have trouble with. We both still want to keep our weight under control and in my case lose some more but her scars are real. She fears that the scars left make her unattractive. I frankly am covered in scars and frankly if I look good with mine then so does she. I don’t agree with the way she was treated and I didn’t realise how much she kept from me to make sure I was liked by her family. But this is painful to read.[/important] [Read more...]

FTBCon….science

I and other FTBloggers will be sitting about on a bunch of google hangouts discussing a variety of topics. We figured we could call this FTBCon.

The first “ever” inaugral super duper conference will have most of us sitting around discussing everything from video-games to charity and activism. So if you want to come say hello then check out the official page.

We will have a schedule up and running soon. Until then!

Broken Hearted

I haven’t been posting over the past few days because I didn’t feel like writing.

Well I felt like writing, it was just that I had no idea as to what to write.

You see, I spend most of my time online fighting against people, movements and things I consider as stupid and harmful. But all that while I completely forgot something.

That the people who say the worst things are often your own family. [Read more...]

Holiday

So many of you may have realised why I wasn’t posting so heavily.

The truth is that I was on holiday and I found it hard to be mad about things when everything was soft and comfortable. I could get angry or I could go out for dinner.

I also found I had less time to write because I had stuff to do. I could go out for dinner, spend time with my family and time with Tiga.

And I had a lot of fun. And I owe a special thanks to everyone who donated to help get me back home on a quicker flight and who helped me replace my laptop. And all that time was worth it to spend with family and TIga.

And a special shout out goes to Daniel Bruvoli who travelled from freaking Norway to see me. I was absolutely astonished that people consider what I write to be of any importance and was astonished by this man’s generosity and kindness and willingness to travel so far to dreary Manchester to sit in a pub with us. I just wish I could have taken him around to more things than just a simple pub.

I got till February 2014 before I next go home. Until then? Service will resume as normal.