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Tom Sarbeck replied to Doug Reardon's discussion 'balancing the federal budget'
"Sarah: America has not spent into oblivion. Starting with Reagan and continuing with both Bushes, the GOP has borrowed us into oblivion. Clinton, who joined the GOP in repealing Glass-Stegal (sp?), left a surplus. Bush Two spent that surplus. Wall…"
Nov 12, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Doug Reardon's discussion 'balancing the federal budget'
"Gallup's Mirror, the GOP (the Party) has not pushed hard for Creationism. Evangelical xians, who Reagan invited into the GOP and who now control most state GOPs, are pushing hard and creatively. Their most recent legislative efforts are prose…"
Nov 12, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Doug Reardon's discussion 'balancing the federal budget'
"SteveInCO, we think alike. When you retire, your kids (or your neighbors) cook and eat you. (Or when you can no longer afford health care.) "
Nov 12, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Unseen's discussion 'What's so f***ing terrible about socialism, anyway?'
"SteveInCO: "I oppose unlimited democracy." You oppose what does not exist. Humans decide what to have for dinner. Wolves and sheep don't. Democracy and fetish? The magical connotation of "fetish" makes it and a…"
Oct 27, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Unseen's discussion 'What's so f***ing terrible about socialism, anyway?'
"SteveInCO, terms like those you used describe defenses no debate can address. Only introspection can penetrate them. "
Oct 27, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Unseen's discussion 'What's so f***ing terrible about socialism, anyway?'
"Unseen, you drew an wrong conclusion. I wasn't putting people out of work. I'm the only one of seven men I knew personally who survived at attempt on my employment. My immediate manager at Honeywell botched the job so badly that I had…"
Oct 27, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Unseen's discussion 'What's so f***ing terrible about socialism, anyway?'
"There is no one socialism; each differs from the others by the amount of government control. Similarly, there is no one capitalism. They differ by the amount of government regulation. I'm not persuaded that we here know what kind of either we…"
Oct 26, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Unseen's discussion 'What's so f***ing terrible about socialism, anyway?'
"That's right; I don't use words that conceal so much and often result in endless equivocation because even dictionaries differ. "
Oct 26, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"I was a Repub in Arizona in the 1970s and heard Goldwater speak to activists. In immigrant issues he may have had a bit of conscience, but a history of the Party (Rule and Ruin, by Kabaservice) says that in the early 1960s he played a major part in…"
Oct 23, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"Thank you. I'd seen earlier estimates of immediate deaths by fire in Tokyo and by immediate vaporization in Hiroshima. "
Oct 22, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"Strega, I'm puzzled. Where in what I wrote did you see a shred of military or any other kind of patriotism? I long ago stopped pledging allegiance to a piece of cloth. Have you stopped? If not, why not? Wrong? It's more than wrong. It…"
Oct 22, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"Elected myself? I'll have you know it's an hereditary position. You're now more concerned with numbers than with being vaporized?"
Oct 22, 2012
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"Alright, archaeopteryx, let's do it publicly. You appear to not know, or you consider it unimportant, that in March of 1945, a one-night firebombing raid on Tokyo burned to death or suffocated thousands more people than the atom bomb instantly…"
Oct 21, 2012
archaeopteryx left a comment for Tom Sarbeck
"Interestingly, Tom, I was glancing through the posts on a thread today, and noticed one of my own with just the letter: B -- nothing else - I would have no occasion to write the letter, "B" and just let it stand alone, so I must assume…"
Oct 15, 2012
Tom Sarbeck and archaeopteryx are now friends
Oct 15, 2012
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"I've been to a war and survived it. Before we ban nuclear weapons, think on this: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY, a general nuclear war will result in the destruction of people who profit from war. The profit-takers' fear of…"
Oct 13, 2012

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Quit Catholicism circa 1957 for agnosticism. Quit that about three years ago for atheism.
US Navy shipboard electrician in Korean War; Degree in math and economics Univ. of Florida; retired from mainframe computer manufacturing.
Politically Progressive (left of liberlaism).
Age
77-82
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
I'm happily well out of the atheist closet. A non-militant, I get no flak from the believers I know. They know I would metaphorically boil and eat them.
I want to hear from non-believers of varied ages and keep up with current happenings.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
Well-meaning parents with limited horizons because they'd grown up during the 1930s Depression told me I was going to college because I was too lazy to get a job. I tossed them and their religion from my life. I later realized that 12 years in Catholic schools had made a traumatic departure necessary.
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No
How did you hear about Think Atheist?
I think I heard of it in a survey.

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At 4:21am on October 15, 2012, archaeopteryx said…

Interestingly, Tom, I was glancing through the posts on a thread today, and noticed one of my own with just the letter:

B

-- nothing else - I would have no occasion to write the letter, "B" and just let it stand alone, so I must assume something happened to rest of it as well. I'm wondering if possibly TA's server/servers has/have a bug of some kind?

 
 
 

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