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Let's Agitate. What does the USA Lack That Other Nations Have?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Nov 30. 39 Replies

Real universal health care is one benefit the USA all but lacks that other first world nations have. Longer paid vacations for working folk is another.There are more than those two but the USA will…Continue

Tags: benefits, nations

Ways To Beat Trump And His Xian Allies

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Dec 2. 6 Replies

Here's the text of an email about one way:Thanks to you and more than 342,000 other people, we just sent a powerful message to Congress. Supporters of Americans United for Separation of Church and…Continue

Tags: join, dump_trump, activism

Militarized Police, Armed with Weapons of War? For What Reason?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Nov 9. 3 Replies

Okay, our military complex is making more weapons than they can sell overseas. Local police are given the funds to purchase these weapons. These weapons get purchased, and used and/or…Continue

Tags: politics, initiative, referendum, activism, police

A Government's First Purpose Is To Make A Population Governable

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Nov 11. 51 Replies

How many ways do those in government do that?And, given Americans' high religiosity....Continue

Tags: rule, people, control, govern, government

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tom sarbeck replied to Regina Goodwin's discussion Leave me ALONE.
"Hi, Miguel, they can't accept the truth for the same reason that I, and probably you as well, sometimes don't accept it, emotion is stronger than reason. Also, thanks to the amygdala, emotion operates faster than reason. Many say we…"
4 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A radically different look at theist/non-theist morality
"Utnapishtim was an intering read, Donald. I read the Gilganesh story several years ago and understand it to be the first heroic journey story. I liked that a Victorian-era translator didn't sanitize the story. I reckon that you and Bert are…"
8 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A radically different look at theist/non-theist morality
"Cult - suggested understandings: 1) A cult is to a religion what a child is to an adult. 2) A cult is a religion that does not yet own real estate."
14 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Post-Truth US
"Bert, "baitable" is a word now and you might as well plead guilty to having made it one. And who is more baitable than our president-elect?"
23 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Repeated lies seem true in the group No Nonsense
"Ruth, Picasso had a conflict of interest. He could have said that as "I can make what I imagine look real enough that people buy it.'"
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Repeated lies seem true in the group No Nonsense
"I read Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf about 35 years ago, and as I recall he knew that with enough repetition people will believe the biggest lies. And Germans did believe. If the Electoral College makes pathological liar Donald Trump president,…"
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Electronic Citizen Management
"The US of A has long had a similar system: people with enough money can go anywhere, and can even rent politicians."
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Electronic Citizen Management
"Bert, some later news is that a Boeing officer offered to lower the cost for some cuts in stuff wanted."
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A radically different look at theist/non-theist morality
"Committed Catholics don't think it strange funny. As another A/N poster wrote, Catholicism is a death cult; nothing in this life is important."
Tuesday
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A radically different look at theist/non-theist morality
"A slight revision. I'm sure you would find it impossible to convince Catholics of anything that differed from the BS they'd been taught."
Tuesday
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A radically different look at theist/non-theist morality
"Compelled, I would be surprised if any Catholics quizzed you about atheist morality. When I was in 11th grade in a Catholic high school, one 12th grader in a group of boys who gathered after lunch said he was a pagan. The rest of us considered him a…"
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Detective L Ryuzaki's discussion All things good to us are rewarding to us
"Detective, I saw your very long previous topics and had no idea of what to write. I don't recall seeing this one because I seldom read philosophy-related topics. Now, more than a year after you wrote this short one I happened to read it, and…"
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?
".Joan, making the Texas desert bloom will require water, millions of acre-feet of it. For perspective, one acre foot may be enough for four urban families. Until you know from whom you will take the water, put a leash on your imagination "
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Qiana-Maieev's discussion Theology should never influence law.
"Don't let that become a self-fulfilling prophecy."
Sunday
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?
"At a religious college you wrote of religion's role in family violence? You needed to make a point more than you needed a doctorate. Hillary Clinton could have tried to inspire people. She failed."
Sunday
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?
"You used the child to evoke horror. Is that what you want, or do you want to win allies to your cause? Utopians more committed than you evoke horror when they drive cars or trucks into groups of people. Do I need to name the serious utopians, such…"
Sunday

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About Me:
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 5:51pm on November 14, 2016, Qiana-Maieev said…

Thanks for the request, Tom.

At 10:02am on June 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Tom! Glad you could join us. :D

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