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Texas License Plate case hits SC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 24. 12 Replies

Interesting case, and one that I find myself disagreeing with Americans United for Separation of Church and state.Groups can get special plates with their logo, and Sons of Confederate Veterans wants…Continue

Can it get much crazier?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Mar 24. 7 Replies

Planned speech, by Swedish Foreign Minister has upset Muslim state so much that ambassadors have been recalled, and she may have to resign.The speech, as planned included these radical offensive…Continue

Things covered by thE ACA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Feb 27. 7 Replies

Apparently insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act are required to accept any state licensed 'healing arts' including (where there is a license) homeopathy, chiropractor, naturopathy,…Continue

President OK to ignore courts? 43% of Dems say yes.

Started Feb 21 0 Replies

Kind of scary. One wonders how these numbers would be if a Republican were in the white house?Don't these people get the principles of a constitutional system, that the rules have to apply to…Continue

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jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Cooperative video game play elicits pro-social behavior, research finds
"This is a general comment, NOT on your specific research. We need to be careful with sociological studies, because there are many confounding factors including how the sample group was selected, what definitions were used to categorize, what…"
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. "
jay H replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
"Years ago, I considered myself a liberal. Over the years, however, I pretty much hit the wall on my 'open mindedness.' Like the old adage, 'don't be so open minded your brains fall out', it got to the point that complete…"
jay H replied to chris carroll's discussion Big Ol' Boot in the Face to Bronze-Age Mythological Nonsense
"Maybe things will settle down now. I may sound grouchy, but this has become an issue (to both sides) out of all proportion to its importance. Among the many civil rights issues, in a world where people people (including gays) are murdered and…"
Jun 26
jay H replied to Chris G's discussion Good By Stars and Stripes
"This is damned scarey http://www.gazettenet.com/home/14730229-95/after-email-controversy-smith-president-kathleen-mccartney-leads-campus-vigil-over-police-killings-o Smith College president forced to recant and do pennance for daring to say all…"
Jun 25
jay H replied to Chris G's discussion Good By Stars and Stripes
"Actually I'm a bit uncomfortable with this whole business, First it is a kind of deflection. The flag had nothing to do with the terrible crime; without the flag, the same crime would have occurred. It's a great deal of 'something…"
Jun 25
jay H commented on Damien Marie AtHope's blog post Pro-guns or Anti-guns is that the only question?
Jun 24
jay H commented on Damien Marie AtHope's blog post Pro-guns or Anti-guns is that the only question?
"I tend to agree, this rabid dichotomy is not very productive. It's a bit odd that people who are anti-guns don't seem to have a problem with cops carrying guns (are cops somehow more trustworthy that other citizens---not from my…"
Jun 24
jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Saul Alinsky's 24 Rules for Radicals
"Why limit it to GOP? There is not one voice in the Democratic party that is not riddled with comparable levels of manipulation."
Jun 15
jay H commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Answers In Genesis Creation Museum Legal Discrimination Practices In Hiring
"First, I think it's important to separate the tax issue from the employment questions. Interpretations have varied widely, but when religion (or other characteristic) is specifically related to the job, it should not be inappropriate to…"
Jun 13
jay H replied to George Chase's discussion Pray-Away-the-Gay.
"Avoid the broad brush, however. I know of churches in this area that actively welcome gays."
Jun 12
jay H commented on Damien Marie AtHope's blog post Unequal Oppression vs. Equal Human Rights
"In theory that is good. It's hard to define true 'equal rights' other than everyone having the same standing before the law. We have some basic core rights, but people seem to try to keep adding to them with new ones (right to good…"
Jun 9
jay H replied to Freethinker31's discussion Brainwashing is Rampant
"It's the parents job to keep children informed as to what they need to know. And it's fairly subjective. As a side point (the original post did not specifically bring it up) it is most assuredly not the government's job, and not…"
Jun 7
jay H replied to Chuck Roast's discussion Godly Morons Plot School Masacre
"Why do you think "acts of God" can't prosecuted? :) "What God Wants God Gets"  Roger Waters song."
Jun 6
jay H replied to Freethinker31's discussion Brainwashing is Rampant
"Brainwashing is a brutal psychological technique. It requires absolute control (as in a prison camp). I pointed that out because the term has been used so loosely over the years as to become devoid of any meaning. What you have can be a form of…"
Jun 6
jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Guess what? More people are living in peace now. Just look at the numbers Steven Pinker
"It helps that my wife works at Princeton. ;)"
Jun 5

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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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