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Optical Illusions

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This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

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If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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Comment by Steph S. on June 8, 2012 at 6:15pm

I love the LOL you posted Ian!

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:12pm

*hands Paula earplugs and Valerian* - that is exactly the party that should be the 'anti-stupid' but... it too has been co-opted, which is why I'm listed UNA/Independent...

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:11pm

I tell ya sk8eycat and Joe, I am expecting full blown civil war to bust out any day, there's so much disrespect for a standing president and I honestly believe that's because of his name and his skin color. I mean correct me if I'm wrong but my husband and I were discussing this very thing this morning before we saw the Obama effigy in the news, that we could not remember news anchors and reporters calling any other sitting President Mr. So and So but all the time you hear these assholes completely disrespect President Obama by calling him 'Mr. Obama'! We seriously can't recall any other President being so disrespected in the media and honestly as much as I hated President Bush, he was always Mr. President and I can't remember anyone calling him Mr. Bush...

Comment by Paula W on June 8, 2012 at 5:53pm
I'm at the Democratic state convention, but it feels like I'm in church. They have a gospel choir playing. =/
Comment by Joe Meyer on June 8, 2012 at 5:25pm

We are living in The Crazy Years. (Anyone who has read Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" stories knows what that means.  A theocratic dictatorship by the next 10 - 20 years.  With any luck, I'll be dead by then.)

Has anyone considered a split in the thinking of the country almost as important as the Civil War was? I sometimes wonder if progressive will win out, or have to  co exist with the Theocratic beliefs.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 8, 2012 at 2:55pm

Comment by Lillie on June 8, 2012 at 2:26pm

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

I am terrified you are right.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 8, 2012 at 1:03pm

Tammy, I think the Walker jock straps (supporters) spent 8 to 10 times as much as his opponents could scrape up.  One disgusting aspect of the mess is that the national Democratic party didn't help as much as they could have, and they waited till the last minute to do anything at all.

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

We are living in The Crazy Years. (Anyone who has read Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" stories knows what that means.  A theocratic dictatorship by the next 10 - 20 years.  With any luck, I'll be dead by then.)

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 7:12am

What was the spending difference? I think Walker spent around 30 million funded by the Citizens United decision/err I mean the Koch Brothers...

Comment by Pamela on June 8, 2012 at 6:46am
Damn "so hard". Still can't type on an iPhone.
 

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