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Is a picture worth a thousand words?

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Who Gives a Bleep?

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Backslide into Church?

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The Flying Atheist commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .
"No offense to you, Donald.  I know there's many good people in Texas.  Someone's got to be the voice the reason down there!   "
25 minutes ago
The Flying Atheist commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .
"It doesn't matter that Cruz is originally from Canada.  I'm guessing his Cuban family heritage can be traced back to the Cubans living (illegally?) in Miami.  See?  He's probably more 'Merrican than you ever could…"
32 minutes ago
Daniel W commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .
"Barak Hussein Obama embraced his given name proudly. Rafael Edward Cruz runs as "Ted". But you are right, he can claim he's not one of them Mexicans. Then again, he was born in Canada. Apparently there is a loophole allowing him to…"
1 hour ago
Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .
"I was amazed that Cruz liked Trump's speech regarding Mexicans. I guess his Cuban heritage removes him from being a Latino. Still, he is a dufus of the highest order. Between Perry and Cruz they could generate enough brain power to light match."
2 hours ago
Daniel W commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .
"Why is it that Texans consider Perry smart?   For that matter, why do they consider Ted Cruz smart?"
2 hours ago
Gerald Payne commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .
"It beat's me how anyone can consider having gun carrying citizens in a confined public area a safety measure. It's a wild west mentality."
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Donald R Barbera posted a blog post

Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .

Just when Former Texas Rick was beginning to fade into the seas of ignorance after his blunders in the Presidential Debates, he rises from the depths of stupidity to land on the shores of absurdity. Recently, Perry stated he thought trained gun owners should be allowed to carry guns into theaters. As a former…See More
Monday
Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post The Pareto Principle and Christians
"Daniel--you hit the mother  "load." I find that most of the Christians I know are club members. They spout all the popular sayings, God is good" God is great," the Lord move in mysterious ways," and a hundred more you…"
Thursday
Donald R Barbera replied to Loren Miller's discussion Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers) in the group Hang With Friends
"I'm sad that I must confirm your findings from posted statistics and friends who've volunteered their services for a good cause. Although it is totally anecdotal, they have told me more than once that all the "good" stuiff goes…"
Thursday
Daniel W commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post The Pareto Principle and Christians
"Don, reading your essay, I was inspired to google on Pareto Principle and Christians.  That led me to an American Family Association blog post, which to me falls into the 1% most intolerant Christian group.  It's a 3-part post, but I…"
Jul 21
Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post The Pareto Principle and Christians
"Daniel--When I was a cub reported covering the "Cop Shop," several officers told me that although crime numbers seemed especially high, the truth was that a majority of  the crimes I noted were crimes committed by repeat offenders.…"
Jul 21
Daniel W commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post The Pareto Principle and Christians
"Don, thanks for the discussion. In medical care, the claim is that 10% of the people require 90% of the attention.  I have never done a study on that, but it feels right. On the issue of criminality, if locking up the majority of criminals…"
Jul 21
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The Pareto Principle and Christians

When the behavior and belief of Christians in the United States, an economic theory developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Paretto may hold the answer as to why in a majority Christian nation adherence basic dogma of their philosophy seem unrecognizable. Paretto posited that in nearly every situation the target of 100% is achieved…See More
Jul 20
Michael Pianko commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Transformer, Transition—Transgender
"I never thought about how I would react if I had a kid who feels he or she is the opposite gender he or she looked like. I would like to think I would try not to be too creeped out... maybe if my kid were transgendered I would explain to it that I…"
Jul 19
Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Transformer, Transition—Transgender
"Mixhael--When genders are assigned at birth, those decisions don't take into consideration of future environments, parents and psychological as well as anatomical factors. Of course, no one can do that. So, we're back to square one. What…"
Jul 19
Michael Pianko commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Transformer, Transition—Transgender
"For awhile I have felt like from the moment a kid is born until the parents take it home, the kid must not be separated from the mother, even for a second. I really don't know and never tried to find out what kind of tests they think they have…"
Jul 18

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe . . .

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 9:30pm 6 Comments



Just when Former Texas Rick was beginning to fade into the seas of ignorance after his blunders in the Presidential Debates, he rises from the depths of stupidity to land on the shores of absurdity. Recently, Perry stated he thought trained gun owners should be allowed to carry guns into…

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The Pareto Principle and Christians

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 8:11am 4 Comments

When the behavior and belief of Christians in the United States, an economic theory developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Paretto may hold the answer as to why in a majority Christian nation adherence basic dogma of their philosophy seem unrecognizable. Paretto posited that in nearly every situation the…

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Transformer, Transition—Transgender

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 12:32am 13 Comments

Growing up in a medical household certainly had its advantages as my brother, sisters and I had opportunities many kids never had chance to do. We were up to date, well educated and consciously modest because of those things. Yes, coming from that medical household also…

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OH, Grow Up! Marriage Hypocrites

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

It is past time for American religionist to grow up. For decades, Christians used the  Bible to force their religion on others to conform to their beliefs while egregiously failing to follow their own beliefs, which they want to force on others. The US Supreme Court's decision to approve gay marriage across the…

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Whoa—Put on the Brakes!

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 10:53pm 6 Comments

Gay and lesbian couples around the nation can now legally marry. It is indeed a victory for equality, love and unity. It is a step in the United States moving into the 20th century. It is a potential financial bonanza for wedding planners, cake makers and flower shops. It’s all coming up roses. In…

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At 11:22am on March 24, 2015, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks, Donald, for the link to the music. I like the way you phrased the music appreciation via education. I always seek out your posts. 

At 6:12pm on March 22, 2015, Richard Goscicki said…

Thanks, Donald.  Needless to say, I'm the guy with the Brooklyn accent.  Rev Jones is the cowboy and the pompous bombastic asshole is the imam.

Rich

At 11:18am on January 21, 2014, Luara said…

Hi Don,

You said you would be interested in seeing what I come up with in reading about delayed food allergies.  I just posted a blog post on the likely mechanism of my kind of delayed food allergies.  With tons of references!

At 1:00pm on December 4, 2013, Luara said…

Don,

Maybe you would be interested in my review of the Manual for Creating Atheists.

At 1:25pm on December 1, 2013, Luara said…

You might be interested in my review of Carl Hart's book High Price.Laura

At 8:58am on November 28, 2013, Daniel W said…
Don have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 11:11pm on January 7, 2013, Daniel W said…

Here is my review of King Leopold's Ghost.  If you are interested.  I thought of your book reviews when I wrote this.

At 2:46pm on August 22, 2012, Harlem Humanists said…

Thanks for reaching out to us. It'd be great if you could visit us some time that you're in NYC. 

At 1:36pm on July 26, 2012, Tammy S said…

Thanks for the add Donald, I really enjoy your postings!

At 11:43am on July 26, 2012, Steph S. said…

Thanks for the email Donald -  I always enjoy your writing.

Hope you have a great day!

 
 
 

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