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White American Terrorists Hold The Record For Killing Americans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia on Wednesday. 10 Replies

http://rt.com/usa/270142-white-americans-terror-threat/Why am I not surprised?I first saw America's penchant for violence --…Continue

Tags: violence., America

Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H May 26. 3 Replies

After you have joined an organization, here the fictional XYZ Society, do you tell your friends:1. I have joined XYZ.2. I'm an XYZ member.3. I belong to XYZ.4. Other.From Wikipedia: When discussing…Continue

Tags: state, church, politics, nationalism, religion

U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 6. 9 Replies

That according to a Daily KOS story citing the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. Adding insult to injury, 33rd is two spots lower than last year's ranking. We…Continue

Tags: shame, ranking, exceptionalism, childbirth, children

The Bangers Are Getting Desperate.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 26. 9 Replies

With good reason. They're finding it increasingly difficult to make the universe obey their math.Like the theocrats in Galileo's time who refused to look through his telescope at the night sky, the…Continue

Tags: plasma, electricity, woo, astrophysics, universe

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tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"I would at one time have told Clive he wants to return to the jungle. Then I read of the jungle and of how animals there treat others of their own species better than America's capitalists treat anyone, except their benefactors. A few pages…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Clive, I agree with Joseph. You know little of the American version of capitalism. The US of A has from the start been of, by and for investors/speculators. The 1787 Convention is one starting point, as is any earlier date we attach to the…"
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Prohibition resulted from an ideology that blinded people to what they were doing. Into a document that limits the powers and actions of people in government, the prohibitionists put a limit on the rights and actions of people not in government. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Ah, faith. Clive, are there no untrue rumors hidden among the facts? If believed, they may seriously skew the knowledge."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Michael,  you're right; the police do mainly just investigate the crime they find out about after it has already happened. When you  become the world's ruler you can privatize the police too. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"And now these people have the Internet and e-books to push their evil dogma. Bertold, do we any longer have to ask where America's violence originates? We too have the internet and e-books. We outnumber those sick and depraved people and can…"
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Thanks. After 12 years in Catholic schools I was as dogmatic as Michael but I didn't advertise my condition. Happily, several years in hardball politics knocked it out of me. Also happily, some therapy helped me clean up the mess. "
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving in the group No Nonsense
"Nice. The rule I found was N to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd power. Devise a suitable problem and give it to a public school student and a college graduate student in math. If they both solve it, the grad student will devise a more complicated…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Perrin says: I agree. Michael Penn says Perrin seems plenty smart to him. Perrin seems scatter-brained to me. He's crowding too many unsupported and unrelated conclusions into too few words. "
Saturday
tom sarbeck commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"NO! This way, head! And while I'm on your case, the sign you put up is so biased that I'm betting you won't tell us what's eating you. "
Friday
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion White American Terrorists Hold The Record For Killing Americans
"Though if you consider the relative number of Iraqi terrorists killing Iraqis, Saudis killing Saudis, Afghans killing Afghans, Pakistanis killing Pakistanis, even Indians killing Indians, our numbers are not that large. "
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Michael, your lack of experience in public administration has you doing some very low-quality thinking. I would explain but your posts have shown that you have closed your mind to everything that others might say. If you want my explanation,…"
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Hey folks, let's remember that the First Amendment protects Michael's right to state his views, and even his right to seek allies for his cause."
Jun 29
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Gerald, Michael is saving money to buy an island where he can live by himself. The taxes he has to pay are delaying his departure. Or, .... "
Jun 29
tom sarbeck replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Hm-mm, history tells how some of that went down. During the few years between our 1787 Federal Convention and the revolution in France, some of that nation's nobility spoke of how they felt bad about their poor. The Prince of Conti and the…"
Jun 29
Michael Penn replied to tom sarbeck's discussion White American Terrorists Hold The Record For Killing Americans
"I'm not surprised but I have put my gun away. These days you will have to deal with my baseball bat. If Buford Pusser could carry a big stick I can carry a baseball bat. Especially at my house for home protection."
Jun 28

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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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