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How To Dispose of Mental Clutter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius on Sunday. 10 Replies

First, toss religious clutter. Quit religion and require evidence of people who want me to accept their religion. With that done political clutter may be next, especially between now and election…Continue

Tags: politics., religion, clutter

The Big Bang Has Died But Governments Move Slowly So Don't Look for the Obits This Year

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn on Friday. 5 Replies

The 2014 PBS video Particle Fever provides some spoken evidence.The script again and again has characters saying, in varying words, the Large Hadron Collider's search for the Higgs boson was the Big…Continue

Tags: electricity, gravity, metaphysics, cosmology, astronomy

The Voters, In Their Infinite Wisdom, Will Decide The Issue.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 21. 13 Replies

In 1972 I became politically active in a state with the direct initiative and was surprised to hear legislators say those words about ballot propositions.I did not immediately agree that voters are…Continue

Tags: Democracy

R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Thursday. 46 Replies

Assuming they lose, of course.We have to ask which Republicans. Establishment, prolbably Libertarian? Evangelicals? Trump's voters? Conservatives other than the above?The likely consequences?Continue

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Joan Denoo replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Idealism leads to cynicism, and both are refuges for people who feel powerless ! ! ! ! in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I don't think I have ever been a cynic; I have been an idealist, thinking in terms of utopia. By nature and by training, I start a problem by imagining what I would like to happen. The process leads me into realism and thus, problem-solving. I…"
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Idealism leads to cynicism, and both are refuges for people who feel powerless ! ! ! !

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tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Secret Tribunals for Corporate Corruption Triumph in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Ruth, are you so idealistic that you want to blame every lawyer? "
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"TR was a burr-under-Republican-saddles progressive at home and a Manifest Destiny imperialist abroad. Was he wanting the muckrakers to stop before they got to him? "
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"Joan, thanks for the link. During my 20 years in SF I often read The Advocate and the Bay Area Reporter, the two principal gay publications. Assange's heartless "recycled news" remark is much like the heartless remarks I hear in…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"Joan, I have too much respect for you to not want the info with which you support that."
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"Joan, with my remaining energy I'm trying for a healthier system. You and I both know allies are necessary. "
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"     Libertarianism does not fill the gaps. Joan, as I'm sure you know, libertarianism and natural selection don't care. Only people care. "
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"Daniel, you claim to know what's in Assange's head and his motives. Where is your evidence? "
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"HuffPo? The one now owned by General Electric? "
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Will being active on Atheist Nexus help you live longer?
"Thomas, I see a lot of wisdom in those words. "
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"     So, let me see if I have this straight, Tom. .... Joseph, your conclusions (if that's what they are) don't merit a reply."
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"Bert, das ist subtil. "
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"The last time I voted Republican? (As if it matters.) Before President Reagan invited evangelicals to join the GOP. "
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tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"That looks like a system designed by sociopaths for sociopaths."
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Born Dec 1930. Atheist 6yrs; Catholic 20yrs; Agnostic 52yrs; Atheist 6yrs; Materialist.
Cincinnati until 1947, St. Pete FL until 1950, US Navy until 1952, St. Pete until 1954, Gainesville (UofF) until 1961, Tallahassee (FlaStUniv) until 1962, into computers where I became a migratory worker (St. Pete, Daytona Beach, Houston, Austin, Phoenix). Retired to San Francisco then Yountville.

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At 2:10am on May 16, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That's true. I've looked on the internet but it's all a bit general. I'll take a stroll into town on Monday and check it up in the library.

At 3:54pm on May 15, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

HI Tom I've been thinking about that theory of yours regarding childhood happiness and political leanings. There could be more to it than I initially thought. In a couple of weeks I'll be visiting the library i'll see what I can dig up.

At 4:28pm on May 3, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That electric Universe will blow a fuse Tom.

At 10:00am on March 2, 2015, Mojo said…
Tom thanks for extending the invite. I've been an athiest since the 70's and have become more so since.

I see religion as the handmaiden of fascism and oligarchs.

I find it absurd and pathetic that so many still embrace the superstition and denial of real humanity that religion demands.

You and I will be long gone before the world will be free of the bonds of theocracy, but every movement has to start somewhere.
At 10:22pm on February 28, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks, Tom.  It isn't that well written, but I think I get my point across.

At 1:52pm on February 20, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks for the invite, Tom.  Hope to have some good discussions with you.  Since we are close to the same age, there probably won't be too many disagreements though..

At 9:56pm on February 4, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Thanks for clarifying. The reason I used the collective 'we' instead of the singular 'I' was because I was aiming for something inside the comfort zone of the reader. Hoping to rattle cages enough that maybe I get some folks to reconsider their stance on self-ownership. Sorry about misunderstanding your comment.

At 12:54pm on February 2, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

The place where you left the comment is at this link:
http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/personal-responsibility#comments

If you could let me know who I plagiarize I'd appreciate it. I didn't mean to.

At 11:55am on January 21, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

You wrote as a comment on my blog titled 'personal responsibility':

"Consider the words you borrowed from someone you didn't acknowledge:

As long as we are living the only power over us is that which we allow."

Tom, The idea is hardly new but from whom did I plagiarize?? I take it seriously, and I looked online to double check and found no quote that I failed to attribute.

At 12:52pm on January 15, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Hey Tom, you said I borrowed words without acknowledging their source. From where??

I'm asking here instead of bumping an old post. I only just read the comments.

 
 
 

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