" The provate and public sectors are intertwined, The revenues of private sector giants like GM, Apple and Microsoft as well as private businesses that only sell to governments such as Northrup Grumman and Raytheon.
top 100 contractors…"
"Corporatists do seem to like quote mining Thomas Jefferson. They always ignore this one:
" I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and…"
"Don't they need a job first to earn money and then become a consumer?
Not necessarily They need an income, but not all income is earned from jobs.. Un earned income includes rental income, investment income pensions disability payments,…"
""How did you as a consumer buy your Iphone before the first Iphone was built?" Hmm,,, The first consumer available smart phone was the IBM "Simon Personal communicator.in 1994. The IPhone didn't appear until 2007, In the 15 years…"
"Must we work within you definitions?
I describe myself as an agnostic existentialist. I define agnosticism in a way that has little relation to the existence or non existence of supernatural sentient entities. In my agnosticism, anything that is…"
"Gotta agree with you on this Virgil. Discretion is the better part of valor.
I realized the other day, that the US "war on terror" is missing a key strategy. Terrorism is primarily a form of psychological warfare. It relies…"
"I'm not afraid of rattlesnakes,
If I see a rattle snake, I most certainly will not attempt to pick it up and pet it like a fluffy little kitten. That would be stupid.
I hold a healthy respect for what a rattle snake can do in defending itself…"
""No consumers involved in the process. "
Well let's look at that a bit closer.
Merriam Webster definws a consumer as one that consumes (utilizes economic goods or services)
consumers are customers that…"
The health insurance industry is a major factor in the hgh cost of health care.
Te dirty little secret is that insurers workout contracts with the health care providers where the providers get patients sent their way in exchange for a…"
Anyone who has actually owned a small business, or managed a store for a medium or large chain can tell you that you hire more employees only when you need more help to make or sell whatever you make or sell. It's simple math. If…"
"I am reminded of a "Howard the Duck" parody of "Star Trek".
In the comic strip, Howard somehow ends up on the star ship "Boobyprize"and is receiving the grand tour of the ship by Capt. Kook when the captain…"
Some people are hardwaire to religion, I suspect that I am not. Even though my parents sent me to church as a child, religion never made sense to me.
I prefer to describe myself as agnostic, because, even thogh I don't entertain even the most remote possibility of some all powerful supernatural intelligent being, I cannot and will not claim knowledge of the unknowable. In short, I seperate what I know from What I believe or disbelieve.
Why are you here?
I've been an active commenter on a few atheist blogs for years (under a pseudoname), and considering that atheists in Nashville seem as rare as the elusive Florida snowman, I just googled and this site showed up.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
When I was 15, I realized that many problems of religious people around me wre cause by religion.
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