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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Grinning Cat on February 1, 2017 at 11:57am

On antacids -- you can also just use generics. The label will indicate what the ingredients are, and you're not paying for those national ad campaigns to persuade you to buy the expensive brand!

(I heard that the FDA's tolerance for the "same amount" of a drug as declared on the label can be +/-10%; for some prescription drugs that could be significant.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 11:53am

I almost never answer the phone if it's not a recognized number.  If it's legitimate, they will leave a message.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 1, 2017 at 11:33am

Spud, thanks for that tip about phone scams that try to get you to say "yes" to some question, then use that out of context as "proof" you ordered something or authorized charges.

Another article about it:

"Beware new 'Can you hear me?' scam" (CBS News)

The question doesn’t have to be “can you hear me?” It could be “are you the lady of the house?”; “do you pay the household telephone bills?”; “are you the homeowner?”; or any number of similar yes/no questions. A reasonable response to any of these questions is: “Who are you, and why do you want to know?”

If the caller maintains they are with a government agency -- Social Security, the IRS, the Department of Motor Vehicles or the court system -- hang up immediately. Government officials communicate by mail, not phone (unless you initiate the call).

Which prompts the question -- how do we distinguish a legitimate phone survey or poll from a scam pretending to be one?

Comment by Daniel W on February 1, 2017 at 11:26am

If you have caller ID and the call is "anonymous", I think dont even answer.

Comment by Daniel W on February 1, 2017 at 11:26am

I think "Just hang up" is the best policy.

On alka-seltzer vs. tums - tums is a good source of calcium.  alka-seltzer is high in sodium., and also contains aspirin, which if your heartburn is due to an ulcer, it will make the ulcer worse and possibly cause bleeding.  There are newer alka-seltzer branded products that do contain calcium.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 11:06am
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 11:05am

When this company ran out of shovel sized boxes, it got creative:

Comment by Plinius on February 1, 2017 at 11:04am

Those companies are disgusting!

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 10:51am

Better yet, hang up without saying anything.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 10:49am

Never say yes.

If a telemarketer asks a question, such as "Can you hear me?"

https://consumerist.com/2017/01/27/if-a-telemarketer-or-robocall-as...

 

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