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Port Huron, MI

#519 Jul 30, 2014
Me - "Someone could post that humans breathe oxygen and you'd have an AJ page saying we don't. You're hopeless."

You- googled and AJ page!

I rest my case.






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Chester, VT

#520 Jul 30, 2014
Are there emotional no-go areas where logic dare not show its face?
by Richard Dawkins Jul 30, 2014

"Are there kingdoms of emotion where logic is taboo, dare not show its face, zones where reason is too intimidated to speak?

Moral philosophers make full use of the technique of thought experiment. In a hospital there are four dying men. Each could be saved by a transplant of a different organ, but no donors are available. In the hospital waiting room is a healthy man who, if we killed him, could provide the requisite organ to each dying patient, thereby saving four lives for the price of one. Is it morally right to kill the healthy man and harvest his organs?

Everyone says no, but the moral philosopher wants to discuss the question further. Why is it wrong? Is it because of Kant’s Principle:“Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never merely as a means to an end, but always at the same time as an end.” How do we justify Kant’s principle? Are there ever exceptions? Could we imagine a hypothetical scenario in which ...

What if the dying men were Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein and Martin Luther King? Would it be then right to sacrifice a man who is homeless and friendless, dragged in from a ditch? And so on.

Two miners are trapped underground by an explosion. They could be saved, but it would cost a million dollars. That million could be spent on saving the lives of thousands of starving people. Could it ever be morally right to abandon the miners to their fate and spend the money on saving the thousands? Most of us would say no. Would you? Or do you think it is wrong even to raise such questions?

These dilemmas are uncomfortable. It is the business of moral philosophers to face up to the discomfort and teach their students to do the same. A friend, a professor of moral philosophy, told me he received hate-mail when he raised the hypothetical case of the miners. He also told me there are certain thought experiments that divide his students down the middle. Some students are capable of temporarily accepting a noxious hypothetical, to explore where it might lead. Others are so blinded by emotion that they cannot even contemplate the hypothetical. They simply stop up their ears and refuse to join the discussion."...

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Rutland, VT

#522 Jul 31, 2014
ROFLMFAO just like the other straight jacket-wearing looney bin residents wrote:
Me - "Someone could post that plants breathe CO2 and you'd have an AJ page saying it's true and that is why CO2 emissions are not a problem nor causing some kind of catastrophic global warming. You know the truth about the AGW scam and link to great sites where folks can find out lots more, such as GlobalClimateScam dot Com.
You -google and find...pertinent truth pertaining to our freedoms which cuts thru the BS!
Too bad I can't handle too much of that cuz I'm a sheeple who suffers from Cognitive Dissonance
But please post More of those great news/truth links from AJs site since I'm obsessed with AJ
I rest my brain

Baaa-aaa -Baaa-aaa-Baaa-aaa
Senator slams network for its constant lies

Senator: "apologize for all the lousy lies you've been saying about me for four years"
Clinton insider successfully blocked Politico media reporter Dylan Byers from writing about the bestselling Clinton, Inc.
The latest headline to appear in the German Press –“Putin confidant: There will be war in Europe”
Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17.
“Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile”
Congresswoman who co-sponsored Bush impeachment bill said Democrats never tried to impeach Bush
'She misspoke,' said a spokesman for Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
(Lee is a very pro-death (abortion) advocate who Claims to be a Christian (yeah-like Hitler who also Claimed that!)
NASA sounds red alert over solar flare that nearly wiped out human civilization two summers ago





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Chester, VT

#523 Aug 1, 2014
50 Signs You're in a Bad Relationship

Justin Bleater

Newton Center, MA

#524 Aug 2, 2014
surely Vermont never had anything to do with eugenics and hideous mind-control experiments of diabolical CIA doctors right?
surely hundreds didn't die while under the 'care' of UVM and Mary Fletcher hospital years ago?
don't google Karen Wetmore with University of Vermont
Watch: How Liberals React When Asked to House An Illegal Immigrant Child In Their Homes
Obama Brings Ebola Into America After Signing Executive Order to Detain Sick Americans
Officials are importing Ebola into the U.S. which doctors have failed to contain in Africa

If Nuclear War Doesn’t Exterminate Us Ebola Virus Might Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

New Yorkers Push for Charges in Police Chokehold Death
Man’s death after police chokehold ruled a homicide..
Keith Olbermann Is Clueless
NazisWere ExtremeLEFTists

Newton Center, MA

#526 Aug 2, 2014
Bruce Walker, author of The Swastika Against the Cross, discusses how Adolf Hitler and the Nazis waged war against German Christian churches.
(just scroll past the Sheriff Arpiao part)
Audio, July 31, 2014

Socialism = NAZI or... Hitler was a socialist.
The nasty little secret they don't want you to know!
by Leonard Peikoff the author of THE OMINOUS PARALLELS
HOTT Socialism = NAZI or... Hitler was a socialist. by Leonard Peikoff the author of THE OMINOUS PARALLELS





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Chester, VT

#528 Aug 3, 2014
Systematically murdering anyone who was not the right kind of white christian is not socialism you idiot, the Nazi movement was fascist christian nationalism.
theocratic fascism

Chester, VT

#529 Aug 3, 2014
Nigeria Kano blast: Boko Haram blamed for six deaths
30 July 2014

"At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say.

The female bomber is reported to have blown herself up as students queued to check their names on an admission list.

Meanwhile the government says a 10-year-old girl with a suicide belt has been arrested in a neighbouring state.

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been waging an insurgency in Nigeria since 2009.

The college bombing was the fifth attack in Kano since Sunday.
'Huge crowd'

At least three of the attacks were carried out by female bombers, in what BBC Nigeria analyst Aliyu Tanko describes as a new trend in the insurgency.

It is unclear whether the group is recruiting female bombers or forcing kidnapped girls to carry out suicide missions, he says.

Boko Haram is holding more than 200 girls that its gunmen abducted during a raid in April on a boarding school in Chibok town in the northern state of Borno.

Who are Boko Haram?

Founded in 2002

Initially focused on opposing Western education - Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language

Launched military operations in 2009 to create Islamic state
Thousands killed, mostly in north-eastern Nigeria - but also attacks on police and UN headquarters in capital, Abuja

Some three million people affected

Declared terrorist group by US in 2013"...

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Chester, VT

#530 Aug 26, 2014
Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific process
John Timmer - Aug 26 2014

"Science educators have recognized that teaching science as a large compendium of facts, without reference to the scientific process and theories that bind them together, simply leads to uninterested and uninformed students. So it's a bit mind-boggling to discover that an Ohio state legislator is attempting to block educators from teaching anything about the scientific process. And for good measure, the bill's sponsor threw politics and creationism into the mix.

The bill currently under consideration by the Ohio Assembly, is intended to revoke a previous approval of the Common Core educational standards, which target math and literacy. However, the bill's language also includes sections devoted to science and social studies. And the science one is a real winner:

"The standards in science shall be based in core existing disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics; incorporate grade-level mathematics and be referenced to the mathematics standards; focus on academic and scientific knowledge rather than scientific processes; and prohibit political or religious interpretation of scientific facts in favor of another."

Specifically prohibiting a discussion of the scientific process is a recipe for educational chaos. To begin with, it leaves the knowledge the kids will still receive—the things we have learned through science—completely unmoored from any indication of how that knowledge was generated or whether it's likely to be reliable. The scientific process is also useful in that it can help people understand the world around them and the information they're bombarded with; it can also help people assess the reliability of various sources of information.

Prohibiting "political or religious interpretation of scientific facts," however, opens up a large can of worms. People who believe the Earth is less than 10,000 years old frequently claim that they work with the same facts as actual geologists and biologists; they simply interpret them differently. Although the wording of the bill is vague, it could be interpreted as blocking educators from pointing out how completely inconsistent with the data this interpretation is, or prevent them from describing how the evidence favors a four-billion-year-old Earth."...

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Chester, VT

#531 Sep 10, 2014
Pa. county council rejects 'In God We Trust' motto
September 10, 2014

"PITTSBURGH (AP)— A Pennsylvania county council has voted 8-6 against posting the national motto, "In God We Trust," in its chambers.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald had threatened to veto the measure, which he called "a movement by the right-wing evangelical Christians across the country basically to impose Christianity" in public buildings." ...
ThinkTwice dot Com

Rutland, VT

#532 Sep 16, 2014

Snow hits the ground in seven states as advocates demand U.N. response to "global warming"


hey cwazy susieQ- these are ewe're evil ilk, the ones who worship science just like ewe!->

Globalists push for population control
Actual science

Chester, VT

#533 Sep 16, 2014
The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record
Nick Visser 09/15/2014

"This past August was the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. The latest readings continue a series of record or near-record breaking months. May of this year was also the warmest in recorded history.

Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a climatologist and climate modeler at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told The Huffington Post that while the agency's data does indicate that this August was the hottest on record, the difference falls within a few hundredths of a degree compared with previous Augusts.

Schmidt cautioned against focusing on any one month or year, but instead on the fact that "the long-term trends are toward warming." A very hot August, he said, is just one piece of the data that "point[s] towards the long-term trends.""

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Rutland, VT

#534 Sep 18, 2014
HA HA HA!! yeah, keep telling ewerself that it's warming, as ewe shiver all the More this winter and the next and the next etc.-ewe Global Cooling Denier!

Fact: The RSS satellite dataset shows no global warming at all for 215 months from October 1996 to August 2014. That is more than half the 428-month satellite record.
Fact: The fastest measured centennial warming rate was in Central England from 1663-1762, at 0.9 Cº/century – before the industrial revolution. It was not our fault.
Recent extreme weather cannot be blamed on global warming, because there has not been any global warming. It is as simple as that.


Global Temperature Update – No global warming for 17 years 11 months
September 4, 2014
Updated list of 52 excuses for the 18-26 year 'pause' in global warming

March 31, 2014
Why science went astray
Mike Adams of Natural News explains the role physicist Steven Hawkings has played in influencing the scientific ‘community’
ClimateDepot dot Com

Rutland, VT

#535 Sep 18, 2014
Sept 17, 2014
Who knew?

Global Warming will likely cause more snow, ice and bitter cold?

At least, that what the liberal media is pushing this week.

Actual headline:

“Global warming likely to cause colder and snowier winters, scientists say”

The US just suffered through its coldest winter on record.

Antarctica sea ice set an all-time record this year.

The global warming temperature pause has now extended over 17 years.

Despite this data, the liberal media is going the extra mile to push their global warming scam on the American public. posted this headline earlier this week:

Global warming likely to cause colder and snowier winters, scientists say

Scientists now believe that global warming is to blame for extreme cold snaps in North America during the winter months – and that it will only keep happening.

The “polar vortex” that plunged Canada and the U.S. into historical cold last winter is said by researchers to have occurred because melting polar ice changes weather patterns, according to a study published earlier this month.

A team of Korean and American scientists asserted in a new study that the melting ice causes the northern jet stream (upper level air flow) to shift south and bring polar air with it.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Gott mit uns

Chester, VT

#536 Sep 29, 2014
Radicalized Right-Wing Activists Are Pledging Allegiance to a Dangerous Agenda
CJ Werleman September 26, 2014


The Islamic State has said,“Secular statists are destroying America,” and that “God is not finished with the U.S. yet.” When religious extremists make such proclamations we should take them at their word. Equally we should demand “moderate Muslim” voices to denounce such affronts to America’s secular values.

The above paragraph is true except for one notable exception: the above proclamations are not attributed to Islamic extremism or the Islamic State. They’re respectively owned by the 2012 GOP nominee runner-up Rick Santorum, who provided the first quote, and potential 2016 GOP front-runner Ted Cruz, who gave the second - on day one of the 2014 Value Voters Summit.

America, your religious extremists are already inside the “Homeland,” so what are we going to about it?

“Obama’s agenda is not based on the Bible,” Santorum said.“Iran is dangerous because it’s a theocracy,” warned Cruz. It doesn’t take a clinical psychologist to detect the cognitive dissonance that the combined statements display.

Any American with even a smidgen of secular sensibility should be deeply troubled by the maniacal religious radicalization of the Republican Party’s most reliable and agitated voting bloc. While ISIS is a rag-tad bunch of tens of thousand Sunni extremists, who get around the Arabian Desert on the back of Toyota pick-ups, the Values Voter Summit is an audition for those who wish to represent hundreds of millions of Americans, as they get around the continental U.S. in the back of Air Force One.

We are not talking about a fringe minority of disgruntled religious extremists. We are talking about swathes of the electorate who wish to transform America’s secular democracy into a tyrannical theocracy, and if the 2000 general election taught us anything, it’s that America is but one low-turnout election away from electing a religious extremist who wishes to impose the biblical equivalent of Sharia law on gays, minorities, liberals, atheists, Muslims, academics, immigrants, and anyone else they deem undesirable.

“Pro-choice, pro-gay rights supporters are the real extremists,” thundered Santorum.“We must declare war on Islam,” shouted Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Right-wing pastor Dwight McKissic called the gay rights movement a “Satanic” effort birthed “from the pit of Hell itself,” before suggesting “the Antichrist himself may be homosexual.”

All fascist movements begin with words - a narrative that describes a utopian vision. The Christian fascist movement - which is what the Republican Party’s religious base is - believes it can attain societal perfection through the targeting and elimination of “social deviants.”

“This ideology, which is the driving force behind the shutdown of the government, calls for the eradication of social “deviants,” beginning with gay men and lesbians, whose sexual orientation, those in the movement say, is a curse and an illness, contaminating the American family and the country. Once these “deviants” are removed, other “deviants,” including Muslims, liberals, feminists, intellectuals, left-wing activists, undocumented workers, poor African-Americans and those dismissed as “nominal Christians”—meaning Christians who do not embrace this peculiar interpretation of the Bible—will also be ruthlessly repressed,” writes Chris Hedges." ...

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Chester, VT

#538 Sep 30, 2014
Worth a thousand words:

Chester, VT

#539 Oct 1, 2014
This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees
Joaquim Moreira Salles October 1, 2014

"Prospective students in the United States who can’t afford to pay for college or don’t want to rack up tens of thousands in student debt should try their luck in Germany. Higher education is now free throughout the country, even for international students. Yesterday, Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish tuition fees, which were already extremely low compared to those paid in the United States.

German universities only began charging for tuition in 2006, when the German Constitutional Court ruled that limited fees, combined with loans, were not in conflict the country’s commitment to universal education. The measure proved unpopular, however, and German states that had instituted fees began dropping them one by one.

“We got rid of tuition fees because we do not want higher education which depends on the wealth of the parents,” Gabrielle Heinen-Kjajic, the minister for science and culture in Lower Saxony, said in a statement. Her words were echoed by many in the German government.“Tuition fees are unjust,” said Hamburg’s senator for science Dorothee Stapelfeldt.“They discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Compared to American students, Germans barely had to pay for undergraduate study even before tuition fees were abolished. Semester fees averaged around €500 ($630) and students were entitled to many perks, such as cheap (often free) transportation within and between cities.

Free education is a concept that is embraced in most of Europe with notable exceptions like the U.K., where the government voted to lift the cap on university fees in 2010. The measure has reportedly cost more money than it brought in. The Guardian reported in March that students are failing to pay back student loans at such a rate that “the government will lose more money than it would have saved from keeping the old £3,000 ($4,865) tuition fee system.”

UK students often compare their plight to their American counterparts, but most Americans would be fortunate to pay as little as the British do: a maximum of $14,550 per year. High tuition fees in the U.S. have caused student loan debt, which stands at $1.2 trillion, to spiral out of control. It is now the second-highest form of consumer debt in the country. According to the Institute for College Access and Success, two thirds of American college students will leave their alma mater in significant debt (averaging at $26,600).

While there are many government measures that could ease the massive burden of student debt, some straightforward steps could make higher education accessible to all. Tennessee, for example, recently voted to make two-year colleges free for all high school graduates. The U.S. as whole could take a note from Germany and make public universities free with relative ease. The government spends around $69 billion subsidizing college education and another $107.4 billion on student loans. Tuition at all public universities comes to much less than that, around $62.6 billion in 2012. By restructuring the education budget, the cost of attending public universities could easily be brought down to zero. This would also put pressure on private universities to lower their cost in order to be more competitive.

At least for now, however, learning German might be the best financial choice an American high school student can make. "

Chester, VT

#540 Oct 5, 2014
Religion is BS
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Truth Treason Whorage

Newton Center, MA

#541 Oct 5, 2014
truth wrote:
Government (the god of libtards) is BS =xtlH13eI-7gXX
Why the Illuminati Killed George Carlin
Gott mit uns

Chester, VT

#542 Oct 7, 2014
Atheist group threatens North Carolina school over optional Bible classes
Butter Bracco Oct 7th, 2014

"A prominent atheist activist organization, the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is pressing to end optional Bible classes as North Carolina elementary schools.

The letter to Rowan-Salisbury School System officials alludes to a complaint from an unidentified individual who took issue with the Bible being taught to children in public school.‘

According to reports, the 45-minute classes are being held at Cleveland, Woodleaf and Mount Ulla Elementary Schools and parents may opt their children out of the instruction if they wish.

FRF says that it was informed that one class “presented the Bible as literal fact, including teaching a seven-day creation, giving students examples of ‘God’s plan’ that ‘clearly’ showed the universe was created with a purpose, and supposed examples of the Bible predicting scientific discoveries.”

“These classes are flagrantly unconstitutional,” the letter, written by attorney Patrick Elliott. states.“Presenting the text of the Bible as true in a public school violates a host of Supreme Court cases.” They assert the classes are wrong even though parents may opt out their children.

“It is irrelevant that parents may excuse students from the elementary Bible classes,” the letter continued.“Suggesting that children who do not wish to be subjected to religious activity at their school should be segregated from their classmates is reprehensible.… It makes no difference if some parents would like the Rowan-Salisbury School system to teach the Bible as fact to its students.”

Elliott asked that district officials put an end to all elementary school Bible classes, and also investigate religious studies in the upper grade levels.

“The district must take the necessary corrective action to ensure that the Bible is only studied by mature students for academic purposes, in classes taught by teachers with no religious bias, using objective course materials,” he wrote.

The district says that it is looking into the matter, but has declined to comment at this time."...

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