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Democrats Are Coming to Life!

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Friday. 1 Reply

Nationally, Democrats in thousands of places will protest the Republican plan to repeal the ACA, Obamacare.In the US Senate, Democrats broke a Senate rule and stated their reasons for voting "No" on…Continue

Tags: tit-for-tat, congress, partisanship, republican, democrats

Racial Gerrymandering Takes a Hit.

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Just in from www.ballotpedia.org"The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order on January 10, 2017, that would cancel the 2017 special elections in North Carolina.…Continue

Tags: scotus, voting, race

Does America Need to be an Empire? Obama to Maher.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 5. 11 Replies

You can find the eight-minute interview on Youtube.com.9/11 and more are among the many costs we have paid, are paying, and will go on paying. What are the benefits?The book "Invisible Armies: An…Continue

Tags: manifest-destiny, empire

What Do Atheist Nexus Friends Do?

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There are chat rooms, which I suppose I can join by clicking in one and typing a few words.And there's private messaging, which I have occasionslly done.Is there more?Continue

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tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Failing to Govern
"King's words, "a riot is the language of the unheard" may be a paraphrase of a remark long made about guerrilla wars, that they are the wars fought by the weak. I saw the remark in Max Boot's 2013 "Invisible Armies: An Epic…"
8 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Should Senate Democrats Give Senate Republicans 100% Payback?
"Should Dems block everything in the new Congress? No. As Jerry said in a post above, doing that would be immature. The Repubs in the 112th and 113th Congresses (2013-2014 and 2015-2016 respectively) blocked what Obama wanted but did not block…"
9 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion How to piss off Trump
"Who will perform on the pee pipes?"
21 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Good point, Michael. I forgot that theists can count, measure or weigh what they imagine."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"We all know that commitments to atheism range from weak to strong. People whose commitments are weak might have found atheism more convenient than theism, might want to be with loved ones who have died, might be in relationships with theists, or…"
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion How Do We Deal With The Gas-lighter In Chief?
"This very morning I heard a talk by a retired city judge who was hawking his memoir. He said he and his friends knew the Bergman-Boyer movie and used the term when they thought someone was lying to them. He must have liked the term; he seemed sad…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion How Do We Deal With The Gas-lighter In Chief?
"...the Chinese curse about interesting times.... The original curse was "May you live in a time of change". Some people didn't like the heat in the proverbial kitchen. They could have helped lower the heat but they were weak. Not…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion How Do We Deal With The Gas-lighter In Chief?
"Daniel, if A/N someday awards doctorates, your OP here merits one. I saw the Bergman-Boyer movie several years ago and the tactic is well-named."
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion That damnable pause when posting.
"GC, minutes ago copying to the clipboard and reloading the page worked better than the more laborious wlay I'd been using. Thanx."
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion Rick Warren's kid commits suicide.. hey i'm just fwding this.. i have no opinion to be honest; at this juncture...
"Humans invented religion but did not invent natural selection. Each requires "raw material" and each turns out products. Some of their products survive and some do not. Some of the survivors become predators, and therein lies every tale…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Why we should allow sex offenders to sleep with our children in their bedrooms.
"CU, your title and the analogy you chose took my attention away from the point you wanted to make."
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion Rick Warren's kid commits suicide.. hey i'm just fwding this.. i have no opinion to be honest; at this juncture...
"Jerry, think about whether he found life not worth living or too painful to live."
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion How corporations converted conservative religion in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Kevin Kruse's book tells a piece of American history. The current Great Awakening's corporate money attracted better leaders than previous Awakenings. I'm confident that corporate people will in time abuse their freedom so much that…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joseph, for a moment I considered saying you took the thought to where you are, or to where you want to go, but realized that I too sometimes take analysis all the way to hell. And BDSM, of which I've done some, is endlessly variable. A…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion That damnable pause when posting.
"I copy a paused reply to Notepad, do something else and sometimes try again later. I did software repair and "intermittent bugs" like this DP are notoriously hard to diagnose and repair."
Saturday
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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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