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Atheist/Humanist music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Aug 8, 2016. 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, 2016 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


Started Jun 18, 2016 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, 2016 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Civil Service Slaughter
"Currently the number of government employees (many doing useless jobs, others meddling in our affiars) is about double the number of people in manufacturing. Something's totally upside down."
Jan 7
jay H replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion tRump plans CIA restructure
"There are a lot of security professionals who doubt the strength of those claims as well. The 'briefing' provided very little concrete information. It's not impossible that Obama got the report he wanted."
Jan 7
jay H replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Pippa Bacca wanted to prove that Muslims in the middle east are nice people by hitchhiking through the middle east wearing a wedding dress
"In parts of our current PC climate, you would be called a 'racist' just for pointing this out. Jesse Huges (of 'Eagles of Death Metal'), the band that was playing at the Bataclan a year ago during the terrorist attacks has…"
Jan 7
jay H replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Statistics show that there are far fewer atheist in prison than theist, True, but totally wrong!
"There's another issue to: how do you define an atheist? We tend to think of folks like many of us who have come to some form of rational conclusion about the universe and decided there is no evidence of gods. But probably the majority of…"
Jan 7
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion If the Electoral College Chooses Trump, Will It Have Failed in Its Purpose?
"I must admit I'm having fun watching all this. Before the election when Trump was questioning the results, Obama insisted that the elections were secure and it would be unpatriotic to question the results simply because you don't like…"
Dec 14, 2016
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion If the Electoral College Chooses Trump, Will It Have Failed in Its Purpose?
"The concept of the EC was in part to keep any single state from controlling the federal government by giving each state a guaranteed minimum voice. In popular vote, California and Texas could pretty much control the country. But it appears that the…"
Dec 14, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
jay H replied to Daniel W'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, 2016
jay H replied to Daniel W'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, 2016
jay H replied to Daniel W'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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016

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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

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