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The evolution of work

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Has man evolved?

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A new theory explaining the origins of life?

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Map of Archaic Ancestry

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Comment by Joseph P on June 9, 2016 at 3:44pm

Heh, thanks Joan, but I just lost it a bit with Dominic.  Steps have been taken, though.

Comment by Joseph P on June 9, 2016 at 3:43pm

I'm not quite done ...

... okay, and that message is now sent off to Richard.

Comment by Joseph P on June 9, 2016 at 3:35pm

Joseph, stop giving me excuses for your inability to help me in getting any of the books I listed,i am not buying it.It is the same America you live in that the individual that has offered to send me one out of the books that I listed lives in,if that person can do it what is stopping you from doing the same?henceforth stop bothering yourself about the issue ,your comments are not helping my cause to get someone to get me the books

Dominic, go fuck yourself.  You come here and spam the hell out of the comment wall of one of our groups, begging for free things, when mailing them to you would cost more than I typically spend on food in a week.

When some of us tried to help you out, you insulted us for not giving more and tried to shame us to con us out of more.  What the hell is wrong with your head that you think this is acceptable behavior?

I'm sorry I tried to help you out.  My mistake.  I apparently should have just told you to fuck off and save myself the trouble.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2016 at 2:57pm

Joseph, I keep falling in love with you, over and over again. You have a stellar attitude about yourself, others, women, and sexuality. I guess you will have to excuse the gushing of an 80-year-old woman. Just want to let you know I love you, as a grandson. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2016 at 2:33pm

Dominic, I am very glad you are a member of Atheist Nexus. I look forward to learning more about you and your country. I support you in your efforts to get work and will help with information as it becomes available to me. Sadly, I am not able to assist you with any amount of money. I wish I could. We do not make excuses for why we are not jumping at the chance to help you. We tell you the reality. 

I am confident you do not want to hear the trials and tribulations that confront us. The entire world exists in a state of flux. Many changes taking place at the same time increases tensions. What seems to be small problems balloon into earth-threatening ones. 

My advice to you is to let us know how your requests result in an address or books. At the same time, learn how to download information from the internet, if it is safe for you to do so. I don't suggest putting yourself at risk. I do suggest that the internet may be your only source for now. 

If getting atheist information over the internet is risky, then belonging to an atheist group is even riskier. We have lost some treasured friends to the dictates of Muslim regimes. 

Given all these factors confronting you, what options do you have? The trick is to find ways to thrive, even when you have so many obstacles. 

You are our teacher about your world. We only know what we can read in the paper or watch on TV. This one-to-one relationship makes for a more informed decision on our part and hopefully will benefit you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2016 at 11:05am

Dominic, thank you for your response and you make perfect sense. Of course, you cannot get atheist material over the internet. It is just too risky, I appreciate that you remind us of the terrible things that can happen in such strict Muslim countries. 

Now, let's do some problem solving. I don't know what other options exist for the books or for the address. I will have to do some research to find organizations that may be able to help you. It will take me some time. Others may have better ideas; I hope so! 

In the meantime, will you please acknowledge Qiana's effort on your behalf?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2016 at 10:54am

Dominic, I am sorry you have been out of work for so many years, and I applaud the fact that you try to find employment in foreign countries. That is a positive thing. 

Asking someone to offer their address for your noble efforts is asking too much. The high risks to do such a thing is because of all the corruption. An individual just cannot take that chance. An organization is better prepared to check out the validity of your character. Your word is not enough. 

As to the books, why do you want the books and not the links? Just as a matter of courtesy, I would expect you to at least acknowledge the effort of Qiana, who took the time and worked to find the links and send them. You did not acknowledge her efforts. It seems you just brushed her off without explanation or a "thank you, but no thanks".

We do not understand your circumstances because we do not know enough about your country and you. We do know what we read and see on TV, and that does not give us assurance that you are of good character. I am not saying you don't have good character; it seems you do because you are trying to better your life. However, we are all too aware of the scams of those from African nations. 

As to the christians being willing and able to respond to your requests, too many of them do such favors to get people such as yourself into their flocks. It is a money issue, the more people, the more money they can scrounge. Be cautious of those bearing gifts. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2016 at 10:33am

I agree, Qiana, he didn't acknowledge you sending him the links, I sent one before I realized you had already sent them. He lacks social skills. 

People in foreign lands have the perception that U.S. people are wealthy and have money flowing out of our pockets. I learned that when I did my research in Asia and Europe. 

Comment by Susan Stanko on June 9, 2016 at 7:40am

Raven, sounds like your ex may be demisexual.  It is on the asexual spectrum.  They only get sexual attraction when there is a deep emotional bond.

Comment by Raven Burnes on June 9, 2016 at 1:12am

Hi, Joseph. I like your honesty. I'll just "friend" you on here. :)


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