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Atheist/Humanist music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Aug 8. 2 Replies

This song intrigues me, the lyrics mirror some of the issues we have with our families and worldview.[The video is entertaining but really a distraction. Listen to the song]…Continue

Fun and games, Guccifer 2 posts some teasers...

Started Jun 19 0 Replies

The hacker that got the DNC server is getting ready to put a bunch of stuff on Wikileaks. A few documents were posted as teasers.Security consultant Cloudstrike recent announced they were called in…Continue

Real_PeerReview

Started Jun 18 0 Replies

I put this in science, but it's also kind of political.For the past 4 months or so an anonymous Twitter account (Real_PeerReview) featured links actual papers in the social "sciences". The postings…Continue

Retraction watch: Papers originally claiming Conservatism associated with psychotic traits had their data wrong

Started Jun 12 0 Replies

Widely quoted for a while until some researchers called them on statistical errors.Now the conclusions are reversed ...…Continue

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jay H replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion It's not about Trump, it's a much better sign than it appears
"I agree that there is finally a growing resistance to the political  establishment (which included both the Democrats and the Republicans).  Details notwithstanding, Trump managed to completely shake up both parties at the same time (which…"
Nov 24
jay H commented on Randall Smith's blog post Farmers Markets
"Ultimately the cost of things is directly related to the labor involved. Labor intensive production, whether food, clothes, furnishings, whatever will always be a niche market, which gets most of its income from wealthy customers. To actually feed…"
Sep 18
jay H replied to k.h. ky's discussion Re; Hillary Clinton ....Smile !
"I should comment more that facial expression recognition is a deep, old instinct, a survival skill rooted deep in our evolutionary history (friend/foe, trust/distrust). It's cross cultural, became a necessity as tribal societies evolved. Even…"
Sep 11
jay H replied to k.h. ky's discussion Re; Hillary Clinton ....Smile !
"Remember that elections can be won or lost on facial expression and stage presence (Richard Nixon in 1960). (Unfortunately, Hillary is probably as corrupt or more so than Tricky Dicky.) [As a side point, ideological obsession notwithstanding, our…"
Sep 11
jay H replied to Daniel Wachenheim's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"The thing is, the attacks have been largely TRUE information. It's not like this is made up slander."
Aug 28
jay H replied to Daniel Wachenheim's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"Meanwhile DCLeaks (no connection to WL) had part of website taken down and Twitter suspended. Forget about Hillary, don't mess with Soros"
Aug 28
jay H replied to Daniel Wachenheim's discussion Wikileaks: Data democracy or friend to tyrants and despots?
"It seems the people most crying about this now are the Democratic machine supporters. Roger Stone not withstanding (no, he is not part of WL) the information was NOT hacked by WL, they just posted it. That site just happens to be the most famous…"
Aug 28
jay H replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Blasphemy Laws
"The problem is, most of those distinctions are subjective.. what's considered 'hate' is determined, not by rational process but by the agenda of whoever is in power. Maybe WE see a strong distinction between those two statements, but…"
Aug 28
jay H replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist, What is your ax to grind?
"Good question. For me, atheism is only one (significant) component of who I am. I largely don't care if other people choose to be religious or not, as long as they're not being coercive of others. (I try to avoid the stereotype in the old…"
Aug 27
jay H replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Blasphemy Laws
"Blasphemy laws may be going away, but they're merely being replaced by more politically correct 'hate speech' or 'bullying' laws. This has been evolving rapidly in in EU where people are being intimidated and even arrested…"
Aug 27
jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Donald Trump: The Raw and Naked Face of a System That Showers Speculators with Obscene Riches
"Free markets don'e exist because the government (i.e Repubs and Dems) in preventing it. Government can't milk a free market, government can't control it, can't hand out favors in the form of corporate welfare (industrial tax…"
Aug 20
jay H replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Trump's Russian ties
"It's not just trump. http://observer.com/2016/04/panama-papers-reveal-clintons-kremlin-connection/ [BTW though there is quite likely some truth there, look for other sources. Talkingpointsmemo is just a shill for the Democratic party.]"
Aug 15
Qiana-Maieev replied to jay H's discussion Atheist/Humanist music
"Good song, doesn't need the video."
Aug 8
Michael Lynn replied to jay H's discussion Atheist/Humanist music
"is pretty good. Added to playlist."
Aug 7
jay H replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"yes, that's a little funny... sometimes people expect atheists to be fire breathing Satanists."
Aug 7
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About Me:
I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

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

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

 
 
 

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