In America, atheists are still in the closet

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So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

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Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#40060 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Because you hate it when justices respect the Constitution.
Gotta' twist it, shape it.
Can't allow it to be what the people ratified.
Liberal justices know best for us.
And all of a sudden, like a Jack-in-the-Box, here's Buck!!

Glad to have you back dude.

These threads have gone down the tube without you.

Socal awaits you.

Since: May 10

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#40062 Oct 8, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The pill doesn't always work.
Ask your mommy.
And tea bag whiners scream about abortion but then they scream louder about paying for prenatal care.
I guess they only have enough love for zygotes, the love gets worn down by time the fetus reaches the third trimester.
You are a liar. Even if what you say were true, the merits of the pro-life position is not diminished.

You employ what is called a "red herring".

You just aren't smart enough to be good at it.

...and you are a draft dodger. Shame.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#40063 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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...and he pays $6 a gallon for gas because of the people they elect and send to Sacramento.
I hope it goes to $20.
Would serve them right. They ask for liberalism - they should get it.
Ouch Buck.

I have a 6 series BMW.

And I commute to L.A.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#40064 Oct 8, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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That is the problem, from my perspective - can anybody give any specifics. Let's say a 30 year old man from any demographic group opens up a business, what credits will apply to the guy, and what must he achive for this to happen?
And then, on a large scale, how will this affect taxation and the national budget. I am all for lowering tax rates and/or credits - Hell knows, I can do with a tax break. But if we lower tax rates, our budget decreases... How is that revenue replaced? Will it be replaced? If not, where are we going to cut? Or are we simply robbing Peter to pay Paul?
Lowering tax rates does not reduce the budget - it has zero effect on the budget.

It can affect revenue, but a static analysis is not appropriate because lower rates affect economic activity, which affects revenue collected.

Cutting marginal tax rates and capital gains tax rates INCREASES revenue to the treasury. The largest amount of revenue ever collected in a year was in 2007 - with the evil Bush tax rate cuts in place.

So how are deficits blamed on tax rate cuts?

Simple. They lie. People in government want to spend more every year, and they do. That is their source of power - giving things away. If they can convince you they are going to give you something, but tax somebody else for it, they are in.

That's why Obama is president - the idiot vote.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#40065 Oct 8, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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And all of a sudden, like a Jack-in-the-Box, here's Buck!!
Glad to have you back dude.
These threads have gone down the tube without you.
Socal awaits you.
Going to Kansas City next week. Promised a job there, body-guarding some dude.

That's still a ways away from Socal, I think.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#40066 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Going to Kansas City next week. Promised a job there, body-guarding some dude.
That's still a ways away from Socal, I think.
Good luck.

If it doesn't work out, hey, you're already on the road....

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#40067 Oct 8, 2012
What? You believe in ancient pagan beliefs of a burning hell? Oh Hades doesn't scare me Zeus has my back.

A Christian threatening an atheist with hell is like a hippie threatening to punch me in my aura.
Just Results wrote:
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No, I haven't seen that picture. But I am getting a terrific mental picture of you splashing around in the lake of fire you will be screaming in.

Since: Feb 11

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#40068 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Catch up.
Stephanie Cutter (Obama's Deputy Liar) already admitted they just made the 5 trillion dollars up.
She didn't.

Independent economists at the Tax Policy Center have shown the price tag for those cuts is $360 billion in the first year, a cost that extrapolates to $5 trillion over a decade.

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/romn...

The five trillion dollars Romney is insisting he is going to find by closing loopholes?

Catch up.

Name one.

Since: Feb 11

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#40069 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
Spanked like a baby.
Do let me know when people get to vote on debate performance.

Romney is still stuck with the fact the majority of the people in his own party down like him, and the Democrats and independents like him even less.

And much to draft dodgers surprise: women are going to be able to vote.

Since: Feb 11

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#40070 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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...and he pays $6 a gallon for gas because of the people they elect and send to Sacramento.
National gas prices highest under George Bush, Fatty.

Still.

If you want to insist the POTUS as anything to do with gas prices.

Maybe if you are lucky you can find a picture of Obama starting that fire in the refinery that pushed the gas prices up.

And hide the fact the reason gas prices are high in California is because of bills signed by Arnold.

Take your statins, Fatty.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40071 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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You are a liar. Even if what you say were true
Someone should have explained the facts of life to you before you reproduced, Fatty.

Birth Control doesn't always work.

And the GOP plank calls for the end of abortions- no abortions, no exceptions.

No matter how hard you stomp your feet.

Take your statins!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40072 Oct 8, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
Even if what you say were true, the merits of the pro-life position is not diminished.
It isn't a pro-life position, draft dodger: it is the antiabortion position.

There are no real pro-lifers in the antiabortionist camps.
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#40073 Oct 8, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It isn't a pro-life position, draft dodger: it is the antiabortion position.
There are no real pro-lifers in the antiabortionist camps.
Wow, Does It Hurt To Be You, Tissue, Jackwagon ?

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40075 Oct 9, 2012
RHill wrote:
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There should be a "safety net" it should be time limited, you should be drug tested, you should prove that you are actively seeking employment on your own and if you have no marketable skills, you should be provided training opportunities.
Personally, I've worked several places where there were lay offs and I never got laid off. It's a companies way of shaking off the fleas and ticks, the leeches and the dead weight. If you're competent and work hard you won't get laid off.
A very broad statement amigo.

General Motors' forecasted sales halved from 2008 to 2009 (this changed, they found fessible markets in Russia and in China). I know that for a fact, because we produced a jack and catalytic converter for every single GM car that ran off the line.

The plant I was in had 192 employees in August 2008. By February 2009, there was less than 80.

I can assure you that a great many of the men and woman laid off where assets to the company

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40076 Oct 9, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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32 - 16?
What happened?
Sigh.

We got our arses kicked.

16-12 lead by half time, we had them on the ropes. But second half they rallied and blown us off the park.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40077 Oct 9, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think the whole plan is ironed out atm DF but at least he is adamant about private enterprise and what it takes with the American dream. Not socialistic big government controlled BULL SHITE, because the government is combat ineffective when it comes to making the economy
pump up and go. Besides being strapped they want to add programs we simply cannot afford. We have no good leadership here.
But America past a gargantuan milestone with private enterprise early this morning. The first private supplier of the space station
successfully launched their rocket taking supplies up there.
SpaceX is on the up. America was built on private enterprises .
Obama is killing not only the ability for private enterprise but killing the will of our people by government control.
We need to get rid of those controls so capitalism can function, we are not socialists, and that's where Obama is leading us.
The problem here amigo, is what part is Obama's fault, and what part is circumstance? The situation EVERYWHERE fickle. Even here, I can show you malls opening here in SA in what is considered prime real estate, and sitting completely empty.

The global economy is what is making it hard for the small guy.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40078 Oct 9, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> The fact is a growing economy has more money coming in.
So if you are able to pay the tax and able to move your business forward, then other are also.
The Tax base increases , so revenue collected increases.
The economy moves forward with less control and less tax , but collection is higher because it is moving.
That's the deal that's capitalism , that's how it works.
The thing here is that no matter what you do, you are going to find it hard to grow.

At the therblig level: Let's say I open us a small business in the US, living the American dream. I need people to buy from me in order to make money. In fact, I need people to buy a hell of a lot, because I have to pay rent, overheads, raw materials and salaries.

If my target market is all just scraping by, then I am not going to turn a profit.

That is not the fault of Obama, it is global circumstance.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40079 Oct 9, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Do we even have any Kiwis on here?
None that I can think of, only the odd Aussie - Atomic G and Richard FS

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40080 Oct 9, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Liberal justices know best for us.
You are learning.

Next lessons will include:

- Infinity: Just a concept
- The shape of the earth; yes, round IS close enough to cut it
- Evolution and the fossil record
- Intelligent Design: Creationism in disguise
- Muslims: Not all of them wants to kill you!
SupaAFC

Aberdeen, UK

#40081 Oct 9, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I need only to read your post, Shug, to have a case study for a pathological liar.
In other words, you think lies are the words of other people regardless of whether they are even valid or not.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Find that quote yet, hon?
Yes, I did. I have posted it plenty of times now, only for you to keep claiming that you "meant" something else.

Not once did you mention the Lords prior to claiming that you meant them, and only them.

Not once have you conceded that even if we play along with your claim about the Lords, that it is plainly wrong anyway considering that even the Lords Spiritual are selected not by the CoE, but by the Prime Minister from a list drawn up by a nominations committee.

Not once have you conceded that even if we also pretended that the Lords were appointed by the CoE, that it amounts to nothing anyway considering the Lords do nothing as they have no real power anymore to do much, if anything at all.

Conclusion? What you claim your post "really" meant means absolutely nothing at all. You still think that Britain lives in the 18th century to desperately cling to your argument that Britain is just as, if not more, religiously influenced than your own country.

Wrong, wrong and wrong again, Barefoot.

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