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

Started Feb 28 0 Replies

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 Alex Decesare's discussion 'should I worry about my parents kicking me out because of my atheism'
"They can't legally give you the boot until you're eighteen, unless they go through official state channels. Otherwise they're susceptible to abandonment and child endangerment laws. But you don't want to go there anyway.  I…"
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Ed replied to Unseen's discussion 'Penn and Teller call BS on much of the environmental movement'
""Sometimes even capitalists do the right thing because it's in their self-interest if for no other reason." Self-interest at the expense of everything else is not a motto I'm inclined to adapt."
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Ed replied to Unseen's discussion 'Penn and Teller call BS on much of the environmental movement'
"The issue with this video is one of preparation. Youthful zeal to do the right thing for the sake of the planet is admirable but without preparation & research they are left open to trickery and ridicule. I think it is a sham for Penn &…"
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Ed replied to Unseen's discussion 'Penn and Teller call BS on much of the environmental movement'
"It's great that Penn & Teller decided to make a short film that concentrates on interviewing individuals who are not well informed about the issue of environmentalism. The emphasis being not well informed instead of misinformed. There are…"
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Ed replied to Unseen's discussion 'CNN Special Report on Atheism/Atheists'
""I don't know but are we suppose to be "spreading the word?" so to speak." Noel, I would certainly be more vocal in my own community if it were not for the financial harm to my business I would realize in the form of…"
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Ed commented on Ed's blog post 'Republican dominated Arkansas Legislature At it Again.'
"Here's my email to the state senator who happens to live right here in my neck of the woods: Ms. Irwin, I am hopeful you were one of the three dissenting votes in today's Senate vote regarding the proposed Ten Commandment's monument.…"
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_Robert_ commented on Ed's blog post 'Republican dominated Arkansas Legislature At it Again.'
"http://christiannewsjournal.com/satanist-display-in-florida-capitol-offensive/ That may end up backfiring on them like here in floriduh and Oklahoma. "
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Republican dominated Arkansas Legislature At it Again.

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, etc.I'm…See More
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Ed replied to Unseen's discussion 'CNN Special Report on Atheism/Atheists'
"With the History Channel pushing Jesus Rediscovered, Ancient Aliens, and The Discovery Channel airing Sasquatch hunts it is refreshing to see programming that concentrates on a little bit of reality. This is all the tip of the melting iceberg and I…"
20 hours ago
Ed replied to Elli Leimone's discussion 'Got Milk? Throw It Away..'
""Also, and I realize this is a very specific example, there are nutrients in wine, too, such as vitamins, but it’s still poison as far as our bodies are concerned, and can cause various health problems if consumed too much or too…"
22 hours ago
Ed replied to Elli Leimone's discussion 'Got Milk? Throw It Away..'
""That milk has proteins and nutrients to help that scrawny young thing to become a massive, meaty beast. What do you think happens when we drink it?" Uh, we receive proteins and nutrients. Just like other food sources. I can only…"
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Ed replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Star bucks, false-liberals and twitter storms.'
"In my neck of the woods? There remains a strong undertone of unspoken racism in southern rural America. It is something I try to avoid- discussing racial issues- with the locals as it almost always ends up in heated argument where they become overly…"
Monday
Ed replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Star bucks, false-liberals and twitter storms.'
"Davis, do you consider yourself a centrist? Is a false liberal really on the opposite end of the spectrum from a liberal fascist? The problem will Starbuck's well intentioned cup slogan campaign is that American society does not like being…"
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Timbuktu Manuscripts

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 that the…See More
Sunday
Ed replied to Peter's discussion 'What Was It Like to "Come Out?" (To Be Openly Atheist In Your Society)'
""incidentally, I did tell one of my sisters about my non-belief, and I told her not to tell anyone" Why is it you decided to confide in your sister and not your best friend? Was your sister understanding and receptive to your new position…"
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Ed replied to umar's discussion 'Afghan woman lynched in Kabul after burning Koran'
"You speak of the qualities of an infidel."
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rare atheist in the Bible Belt of the South
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biblical themes are at odds w/ science-logic-reasoning
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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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Need a job? Starting pay: $120,000 per annum.

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

http://www.ngoteamswandog.org/

Is your life in need of a little more excitement? Bored? If you have the credentials then....

America is in hot pursuit of willing mercenaries to fight the "good fight" against the bad guys in Iraq/Syria. Starting pay is a guaranteed $120,000 and I believe they provide the ammunition. It's HIGHLY recommended you carry a suicide pill in the event you're captured by ISIS. I would…

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Christian Assumptions

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 10:02am 19 Comments

In responding to a phone message left by a potential customer I called back to see what they wanted. We discussed what they were looking for and whether I could accommodate their woodworking request. Then there was this: "So what church do you go to?" I explained that I was not religious and therefore had no need to attend any church. They commented that they would leave a "pew" open for me.

Is it just ignorant southern U.S. fundamentalist Christians that make these assumptions about…

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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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