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Current Events & World News

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Current Events & World News is the place to post all your current news threads. Posts can be of particular interest to atheists, or they can be about domestic or foreign politics and events in general.

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Egypt: Tear gas canisters "Made in the U.S.A."

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Pope Beanie Feb 21, 2011. 22 Replies

Spankin' Sarah Palin: A clown short of a circus

Started by Jesus_Was_A_Man_Or_Myth_Or_Both. Last reply by doone Dec 19, 2010. 1 Reply

Winning the Class War

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 29, 2010. 0 Replies

Judge: Let lesbians into military so male GIs can turn them straight

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Misty: Baytheist Living! Nov 28, 2010. 2 Replies

The Leavers: Young Doubters Exit the Church

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Gayle Gordon Nov 27, 2010. 6 Replies

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Comment by Cecilia on January 8, 2011 at 8:32pm
His political views seem to be a weird brew - some can be charaterized as "progressive" but he is clearly from the wingnut/Tea Party world.  It is just that he is from the "libertarian" wing of the Tea Party.  Those folks have "progressive" views on things like drugs and individual liberty and many of them are follower of Ayn Rand and, as such, not surprising that they'd be atheist.
Comment by Cecilia on January 8, 2011 at 8:28pm

Wasn't the guy who flew the plane into the IRS office building in Texas also supposed to have been an atheist?  If I recall, they tried to make a big deal about it but I don't think it ever got much traction. 

Comment by Sydni Moser on December 8, 2010 at 1:44pm
15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Cliché, sure, but it's more true than at any time since the Gilded Age.

While politicians gloat about our "recovery," our poor are getting poorer, our average wages are still falling behind inflation, and social mobility is at an all-time low.

But, yes, if you're in that top 1%, life in America is grand.

Check Out the Graphs and Charts HERE
Comment by Sydni Moser on December 7, 2010 at 5:51am
Bill Maher: Glenn Beck Is Like Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard (VIDEO)
Posted: 12- 6-10
Huffington Post

"I think he's doing what some people before him have done like L. Ron Hubbard, who's a novelist and decided, you know what, it's a much easier gig to be a religious leader," Maher responded, adding, "I think Glenn Beck is [segueing] from what he was, mostly a political preacher, to a preacher preacher. It is an easier gig and you make more money, you know, Jim Baker kind of money."

Comment by Sydni Moser on December 5, 2010 at 3:50pm
Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant

The energy services company Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of liberals each time it was awarded a contract in Iraq.

Now the company's name, Halliburton, is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.

According to a story filed late Wednesday, Cheney will be indicted in a Nigerian bribery case as part of an investigation into an alleged $180 million bribery scandal.

"Last week, Nigeria arrested at least 23 officials from companies including Halliburton, Saipem, Technip and a former subsidiary of Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG in connection with alleged illegal payments to Nigerian officials. Those detained were all freed on bail on Nov. 29," Bloomberg News' Elisha Bala-Gbogbo wrote.

"Authorities in the West African nation are probing Halliburton, Saipem and Technip for the alleged payment of $180 million in bribes to win a $6 billion liquefied natural-gas contract," Bala-Gbogbo added. "Panalpina is being investigated for illegal payments it allegedly made to Nigerian customs officials on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell Plc."

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Comment by Sydni Moser on December 5, 2010 at 2:07pm
McCain Calls Ending the Bush Tax Cuts 'Class Warfare'

John McCain claims that the Republicans have fought to have tax cuts targeted for small businesses, but apparently not if it means getting rid of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. And apparently the Democrats proposing this are waging "class warfare". He's right that there's class warfare going on right now. He just failed to mention that it's his side that's waging and winning it.

WATCH the Video HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on December 5, 2010 at 1:58pm
Rachel Maddow on Ronald Reagan's Failed Trickle-Down Voodoo Economics

Rachel Maddow did an absolutely wonderful job dismantling the Republican talking points that Ronald Reagan's "Voodoo Economics" or "trickle-down economics" worked, pointing out how the Republicans who keep coming on the air claiming that tax cuts for the rich benefit the "job creators" are full of a bunch of bullpucky.

WATCH the Video HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on December 5, 2010 at 1:52pm
Comment by Sydni Moser on December 5, 2010 at 12:44pm

Comment by Sydni Moser on December 3, 2010 at 6:46am

Nashville billboards claim Jesus will return May 21, 2011

There are 24 shopping days left till Christmas.

And 171 days left until Jesus' second coming.

That's the message on 40 billboards around Nashville, proclaiming May 21, 2011, as the date of the Rapture. Billboards are up in eight other U.S. cities, too.

Fans of Family Radio Inc., a nationwide Christian network, paid for the billboards. Family Radio's founder, Harold Camping, predicted the May date for the Rapture.

Their message is simple — "He Is Coming Again" — and their aim is to get unbelievers to turn around quickly. But critics say the billboards are a waste of time, one more failed attempt to predict the end of the world.

The Rapture is going to be a great day for God's people but awful for everyone else, said Allison Warden, 29, who orchestrated Nashville's billboard campaign. She's a volunteer with, a website set up by followers of Family Radio. She and other fans designed the billboards, along with T-shirts, bumper stickers and postcards to get Camping's predictions out.

Warden traveled from her home in Raleigh, N.C., to Nashville last week to check out the billboards, purchased through the end of the year. She wouldn't say how much they cost or name who paid for them.

She is absolutely sure that Camping's prediction is right.

She is absolutely sure that Camping's prediction is right.

"It's a certainty," she said.

But the Rev. Fred Fuller of Madison Campus Seventh-day Adventist Church disagrees. He says the Bible points to Jesus' return, but no one knows when.

"The Bible says no one knows the day or the hour," he said. "I don't believe that date-setting or the scare tactic of an immediate date is a biblical approach."

Predicting the second coming for Jesus dates to the first days of Christianity, when believers said he would return in their lifetimes. Since then there have been a series of failed predictions. One of the most famous, known as the Great Disappointment, happened in 1843, after William Miller and his followers sold their homes and waited out in a field for Jesus to come back.

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