In America, atheists are still in the closet

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wolverine

Greeley, CO

#40388 Oct 14, 2012
Families Up...Time To Go.....Have A Fine Sunday.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#40390 Oct 14, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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So...What Yer Sayin Is You Like To Experiment With Any Drug You Please, And Wake Up With A Prick In Yer Azz...And No One Should Tell You Otherwise ?
I Have To Agree
Yea right you dont like freedom. I have read post of yours wanting gay marriage ban and wanting abortion banned and your additude toward drugs tells me your just a NEO-CON BIG GOVERNMENT WAR MONGERING CONTROL FREAK....

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#40391 Oct 14, 2012
Well hav bunch of friends coming over for football sunday....Wife is giving me those "eyes" that say come helpget stuff ready....LOL....Anyway bye to all here..AND SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!

Since: Feb 11

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#40392 Oct 14, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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The only idiot here is the one harping on about a non-existent god and getting verbally beat down day in and day out about it.
If I am continually harping about a non-existent god, than you should be able to find an example in five minutes.

Because I am calling you a m/f, c/s spooge swilling liar.

Again.

I have challenged you on this every time you say it and you are still unable to find the quote.

PS: Puss... btw, in a forum centered on "atheists", deities are more than likely to come up.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#40393 Oct 14, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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This is not your nation TRAITOR...Nazi fascist like you cant claim this nation..WE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PATRIOYIC AND LOVE THE CONSTITUTION WONT LET SLIME LIKE YOU STAY HERE....Got it ?
Constitution?

Who needs it?

“Laws control the lesser man….. right conduct controls the greater one.”

Mark Twain

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#40394 Oct 14, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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I will satdn up and destroy you traitors...because I will have couple hundred million AMERICAN PATRIOTS at my back......You crazy David Koresh nazi facist types will lose moron..
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"

Samuel Johnson

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#40395 Oct 14, 2012
wolverine wrote:
Families Up...Time To Go.....Have A Fine Sunday.
Same to you, Wolvie!
SupaAFC

Crieff, UK

#40396 Oct 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Are you going to add anything new?
I cannot add anything "new" until you learn that actions speak louder than words.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PS: So the PM doesn't matter, eh?
When have I claimed that he does not?
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PPS: The monarch can dissolve the people you vote for any time he/she wants for any reason he/she wants.
PPS: the Electoral College votes for the president of your country.

Since: Feb 11

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#40397 Oct 14, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Constitution?
Who needs it?
UK = state religion
UK = no freedom of speech
UK = head of state... same one, 60 years.

Constitution = what separates citizens of a democracy from balless subjects of the monarch

Since: Feb 11

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#40398 Oct 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
PPS: the Electoral College votes for the president of your country.
The electoral college doesn't emerge from Queen Elizabeth's virgina.

You don't vote for more than half your Parliament, dingus, and YOU GOT NO SAY on your head of state.

NONE!

HAHAHAAHAH!

WE VOTE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, HONEY!

Since: Feb 11

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#40399 Oct 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
When have I claimed that he does not?
When did I say you had?

Dingus: you live in a monarchy.

Look it up.

The head of state in a monarchy is....

a) elected?
b) no, you don't have any say and you never have and never will?

Lamb chop: how does the prime minister get his/her position?

a) elected?
b) appointed by the head of state?

If the head of state decides to dismiss the people you do vote for (the minority house) you can
a) not do a damn thing
b) refer to your constitution
c) whine and cry and stomp your feet?
SupaAFC

Crieff, UK

#40400 Oct 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The electoral college doesn't emerge from Queen Elizabeth's virgina.
The Electoral College could emerge from a rock for all it matters. The fact is that 538 electors - not the American people - choose the president of the United States. You cannot cry about how American politics does not literally follow Constitutional procedure while claiming that Britain still lives in a medieval time of strong monarchies and nobilities based on written documents rather than based on how it actually functions.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You don't vote for more than half your Parliament, dingus, and YOU GOT NO SAY on your head of state.
NONE!
HAHAHAAHAH!
And again I ask: who, other than you, cares? We sure don't, because unlike you, we understand that actions speak louder than the words on a piece of paper.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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WE VOTE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, HONEY!
Is the Electoral College the president? No? Then you don't vote for the president.

Since: Feb 11

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#40401 Oct 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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The Electoral College could emerge from a rock for all it matters. The fact is that 538 electors
The fact of the matter is: The citizens of the USA vote for these electors.

Tell me: how many times have you had any say in voting for your head of state?

Any say?

Since: Feb 11

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#40402 Oct 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
while claiming that Britain still lives in a medieval time of strong monarchies and nobilities based on written
I don't have to make up things that you say to prove my point.

You continue top make up things I did not say to wiggle out of the fact: you live in a monarchy.

You do not have the protection of a constitution.

The monarch can dismiss the Parliament.

The Church of England makes appointments to your Parliament.

You have absolutely no say over your head of state.

Your head of state is the head of your state religion.

No matter how hard you stomp your feet.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#40403 Oct 14, 2012
Today's motorcycle ride along the windswept majesty of Galveston's pristine beaches gave me an idea for a new product. "Biker Dipers" will be appearing soon on store shelves near you! If you would like to invest ... Let me know. I need backers!

Since: Feb 11

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#40404 Oct 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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And again I ask: who, other than you, cares?
Let's look at the hundred or so comments you have posted here.

COUGH.

Let's go down the list of things that you have refuted that I actually said:...

Um... right.

Nothing.

If it is important enough for you to make up things that I haven't said to try to win a point here... you must care.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#40405 Oct 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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UK = state religion
UK = no freedom of speech
UK = head of state... same one, 60 years.
Constitution = what separates citizens of a democracy from balless subjects of the monarch
Wow, the how is it that Coughlan, DPR Jones, and Noel still make such excellent videos bad mouthing the UK, religion, and pretty much everyone? Interesting, are they government plants perhaps?
SupaAFC

Crieff, UK

#40406 Oct 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The fact of the matter is: The citizens of the USA vote for these electors.
The fact of the matter is: the Electoral College is not the president. Therefore, you do not vote for the president.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Tell me: how many times have you had any say in voting for your head of state?
Any say?
Tell me: who, other than you, cares? We sure don't.
SupaAFC

Crieff, UK

#40407 Oct 14, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Wow, the how is it that Coughlan, DPR Jones, and Noel still make such excellent videos bad mouthing the UK, religion, and pretty much everyone? Interesting, are they government plants perhaps?
According to Barefoot the year is 1531 and we are all still living in a feudal age where the monarchy and nobility are top of the tree and we, the peasants, must til the soil and pay homage to the church.

Now if you will excuse me, I have to string my lute and play in the royal court.

Since: Feb 11

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#40408 Oct 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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The fact of the matter is: the Electoral College is not the president. Therefore, you do not vote for the president.
Fact of the matter: we vote for the electors who vote for the president.

Fact of the matter: you have NO say in it whatsoever.

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