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FCC votes 3-2 on "net neutrality" proposal.

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Is the recent FCC decision to support the "net neutrality" proposal going to be a win-win situation for online internet small businesses and everyday users such as yourself? Or will we likely see…Continue

Is having a purpose in life of paramount importance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Jan 7. 94 Replies

Theists will say that a life without divine purpose is futile and worthless. They make the claim that there is little to live for if we are not following the spiritual purpose their god arranged for…Continue

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Mass extinction and loss of biodiversity.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Nov 30, 2014. 15 Replies

I saw some startling statistics regarding the downward spiral of our planet's biodiversity. In the past century, and particularly in the past 50 years, there has been a tremendous increase in the…Continue

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Colonizing Mars- Any Volunteers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by umar Feb 20. 58 Replies

Many in the realm of space exploration believe a manned mission to Mars is possible within the next twenty to thirty years. One issue is that currently it will not be feasible to carry the extra fuel…Continue

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Ed replied to Glen L's discussion 'New billboard in Knoxville, TN'
"I believe it is a mistake to target individual religions. Keep it generic to avoid giving the impression we're going after specific faiths. If the message exposes the folly of religious observation in general then we can hopefully avoid the…"
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Ed replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Books to read in 2015'
"Addall.com Bookfinder.com I regularly purchase used books at a fraction of the new book cost. And oftentimes they are not used even though listed as such. Currently reading: Honeybee Democracy -a study of bee social structure & decision…"
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Kel commented on Ed's blog post 'Florida governor slaps state worker with disciplinary action for using "climate change" verbiage.'
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Kel commented on Ed's blog post 'Indiana Legislature Passes Discriminatory Anti-Gay Bill'
"That people believe it is okay to discriminate others simply for being gay in this day and age is truly shameful. Notice how anti-gay bigots use the exact same reasoning to justify their actions as those who discriminated against Jews and blacks?…"
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Ed replied to umar's discussion 'Muslim taxi driver ordered to pay lesbian couple $10k for telling them to stop kissing'
"How far  are you gonna go? That's the question. What is in good taste and what isn't? Whether in a city park or on a beach our culture accepts displays of sexual affection to a degree. Smooching in a cab wouldn't offend me but I…"
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""So, basically, to the theist, the measure of his faith is the enormity of the untenability of what he believes. The more absurd the belief which he holds, the greater the demonstration of his faith." It is hard for me to wrap my head…"
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Ed replied to umar's discussion 'Muslim taxi driver ordered to pay lesbian couple $10k for telling them to stop kissing'
"I believe the fine is probably excessive. A peck on the cheek or quick "good to see you" kiss is probably commonplace in most big city cabs. Removing articles of clothing and such is a different matter. If cursing and profanity was used by…"
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Florida governor slaps state worker with disciplinary action for using "climate change" verbiage.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/gov-ricks-scott-anti-science-purge-begins-state-employee-banned-for-uttering-climate-change/Florida governor Rick Scott is proceeding with his threats to reprimand state employees who use terminology such as "climate change" and "global warming." They even go so far as to say mental health screening may be necessary for…See More
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"Keep us posted as the advertising agency who owns the billboards feels the heat of Xtian repression. "
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"@ Strega "In my view, religions evolved to accommodate human nature, not to alter or improve it." It seems religion has not always brought out the best in our fellow man. In the case of man's disposition for power and wealth the…"
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Florida governor slaps state worker with disciplinary action for using "climate change" verbiage.

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 10:21am 4 Comments

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/gov-ricks-scott-anti-science-purge-begins-state-employee-banned-for-uttering-climate-change/

Florida governor Rick Scott is proceeding with his threats to reprimand state employees who use terminology such as "climate change" and "global warming." They even go so far as to say mental health screening may be…

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Indiana Legislature Passes Discriminatory Anti-Gay Bill

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:00am 6 Comments

Yesterday the Indiana governor signed the bill passed by their legislature that allows businesses the right to deny service to the homeosexual segment of their state. The so-called valid reason for the law is respecting religious belief. Our country continues to operate like it is still in the Dark Ages. There is certainly going to be lawsuits and probably loss of revenue when organizations decide to hold such things as conventions elsewhere.

Republican dominated Arkansas Legislature At it Again.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:47pm 2 Comments

Today the Arkansas State Senate approved a bill 27-3 to allow a private firm, with private monies, to erect a monument on the Capitol grounds that would display the Xtian Ten Commandments. It now goes to the House. Since our state has been recently abducted by the Republican Party -attorney general, governor, Senate majority, House majority- there has been a plethora of legislation attempting to promote their god and make life hard on the likes of illegal aliens, the poor, college kids,…

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Timbuktu Manuscripts

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Read an article in Smithsonian about the efforts of a secretive group in the African nation of Mali to rescue the large volume of ancient Arabic manuscripts that resided in Timbuktu. The Islamist insurgents (Al queda ?) who had force-ably taken over the northern territories of Mali were uncomfortable with the existence of the manuscripts. Why? Evidently anyone who studied the manuscripts discovered that the religion of Islam actually supported religious tolerance. It was evident…

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At 12:55pm on February 18, 2015, archaeopteryx said…
I can't get my PM to work, Ed, and haven't been able to since my account was deleted Jan 1-2 - to respond, I will need an email addy --
At 12:44pm on February 18, 2015, archaeopteryx said…
Congratulations, Ed - you are my second "friend," where I once had over 200 before my account was deleted entirely Jan1-2. Since this will appear on your comment will appear on your comment wall, I can't go into detail. I will try PMing you, but since I rejoined, I haven't been able to get PM to work, so I may need you to give me an email address, if you don't receive a PM within the next five minutes.
At 9:06am on November 23, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

I sent you an email Ed...

At 12:23am on August 3, 2014, Tom Sarbeck said…

Napa County is indeed wine country, Ed, as is Sonoma County just to the west.

My dad and his friends made beer and wine during the Prohibition years when we lived in Ohio. He was in the grocery business and I heard him tell people they can make wine from anything that rots. My wife and made wine during our marriage but not from grapes. I now make my own liqueurs.

At 8:54am on July 2, 2014, Seraphina said…

Thanks, Ed!

I'm up the walls with study this week but once my exam is over I intend to be more active in these parts :D


At 2:24am on June 23, 2013, Karl Hanks said…

Thanks Ed!  

At 10:04pm on January 12, 2013, Samuel Cheshire said…

Thanks for the message.  I will definitely check out that book.  I am always looking for a new read.  You seem like you might have a good opinion on this; Do you think that as a race we are de-evolving by catering to the ignorant masses by creating welfare states for people who are too stupid or lazy to do for themselves and then give them tax credits which equates to thousands of dollars just for having children?  This is going to sound really bad, but wouldn't it be better for our species if we neutered anyone with an IQ under say 100?  There are too many people on earth anyway.  Why is it someones human right to reproduce?  I think it should be a privilege that is earned.  Only the best and the brightest should be allowed to carry on their genetic lineage.  Also there should be a strict guidelines and quality requirements for parenting.  I realize this will never happen.  People are to corrupt by nature to use a system like that for good.  Sometimes I think we are all doomed.

At 6:25pm on January 12, 2013, Samuel Cheshire said…

Thanks :) I'm enjoying it already.  It's nice to be able to communicate with people even if every thought is not seen eye to eye.  The internet is full of people trolling and sniping at one another, its good to finally find a place for civil correspondence.

At 6:08pm on January 12, 2013, Samuel Cheshire said…

"Indifference to the needless suffering and plight of the very beings it (god) is supposedly responsible for creating is testament to the convoluted thinking of it's followers. "

I'm sure that it is, but not only followers of a specific ideology but the human race as a whole.  For that matter every species and the whole of nature.   It's a dog eat dog world.  When a lion commits infanticide its not evil its just the natural order of things.  Human beings are fickle emotionally unstable creatures.  For some reason we have the ability to think abstractly and outside of the basic survival instincts if only for a moment or two.  The formation of religions over the coarse of human history was only natural for a creature with this capability in order to reconcile its advanced cognitive status to a deaf playing field.

At 10:41pm on December 7, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

I'm surprised we weren't already friends on here.  Anyway, if you don't use a copper bowl then you need to add a little cream of tartar - essentially to drop the PH a little.  You also need to ensure you don't have a single drop or smear of yolk in those whites.  After that it should be easy.

 
 
 

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