In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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SupaAFC

Keith, UK

#40510 Oct 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Elected my dear, just because you are clueless of British politics is not my fault that you want to rant about British politics
Looks like Barefoot has had enough of me and has decided to pretend that our "debate" never happened.

Want to refute Barefoot's ad nauseum non-arguments about British politics? Remind him that the Electoral College, not the American people, vote for the president. Remind him that the Prime Minister, the man he claims is not elected, is an MP for his own constuency. And best of all, refer him to the BBC link I posted (and he has run away from) where it is crystal clear that the referendum for Scottish independence has not only got a date scheduled for royal assent, but also a date to be held a year after!

Barefoot: all fluff, no facts.

Since: Feb 11

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#40511 Oct 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Elected my dear, just because you are clueless of British politics
I'm not the one who had to be reminded that you had two houses, and the larger of your two houses- House of Lords- are APPOINTED.

To review:
Two Houses, the larger is appointed by the monarch, you have absolutely nos say in at at all.

The monarch can dissolve Parliament for any reason whatsoever, you have absolutely no say in it whatsoever.

The lower house: the prime minsiter is appointed by the monarch, you have absolutely no say in it.

The monarch can dismiss the entire thing after tea, if she or he is so enclined.

And no one cares about the dog catcher elections.

PS: I don't need you to confirm facts.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40512 Oct 16, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
Want to refute Barefoot's ad nauseum non-arguments about British politics? Remind him that the Electoral College, not the American people, vote for the president.
You refute nothing that I have said, SuperFag.

Americans elect the electors who elect the president: We determine the winner, by election.

No matter how hard you stomp your feet.

Tell me the last time you have had any say in who runs your government?

PS: You have added nothing new, as I pointed out.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40513 Oct 16, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
And best of all, refer him to the BBC link I posted (and he has run away from) where it is crystal clear
You keep thinking that the Scottish election has something to do with the thread.

You aren't voting, SuperFag.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#40514 Oct 16, 2012
Anarchy worked in "America" before the invasion

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40515 Oct 16, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Nicely put and a good example that shows how the Queen has no say in this referendum.
She doesn't have to have any say in this ADVISORY vote: she will still be the QUEEN OF SCOTLAND!

HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

And what, prey tell would happen if the monarch - by the time the nuts and bolts of this ADVISORY POLL worked their way around to "independence" (and **if** the UK Parliament agreed)- she or he just said... ummm... no?

Putting aside of course she (or he) will still be the Queen?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40516 Oct 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
You mean you actually wipe you a$$, that really surprises me.
I don't have you here to lick it clean for me, darling.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40517 Oct 16, 2012
Khatru wrote:
Everyone knows she would rather the UK stayed together
If everyone knows, than you should be able to find the quote of the Queen saying she approves, disapproves, or- since she will still be the Queen of Scotland- gives a shit one way or the other.

Putting aside by the time the Parliament decides what it will do about this ADVISORY vote it will be after Queen Elizabeth is dead or passed on the reins to the next Queen.

Or perhaps William, assuming she skips over Chuck.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40518 Oct 16, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
Barefoot: all fluff, no facts.
I guess I have to remind you, SuperFag, that I wasn't the one who was confused about how hold the power to dissolve the Parliament.

Still waiting for you to show us ANYTHING that you have refuted... outside of the things you made up and attributed to me because you are a m/f c/s liar.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40519 Oct 16, 2012
Khatru wrote:
Of course, she can't do any such thing.
The monarch can dismiss Parliament after tea today if she is inclined to do so.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#40520 Oct 16, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I don't have you here to lick it clean for me, darling.
You seem to think you would even have an ass if you were that close.
We call that stupid!

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#40521 Oct 16, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Your cult has failed, that's why you're here so desperate to lie and recruit believers. Fact
I'm glad I made you mad (it's so easy). Your insecurity and lack of faith with atheism is my leverage.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40522 Oct 16, 2012
wolverine wrote:
As of December 1980, Obama was a doctrinaire Marxist who had been active in the anti-apartheid movement and had attended meetings of the Democratic Socialists of America. He believed that a Communist revolution in the U.S. was imminent, and that the recent election of Ronald Reagan to the presidency was nothing more than a minor set-back to that revolution.
Jeezus Christ Krispies.

The man had been your president for four (4) years.

You aren't communist. You aren't socialist. You aren't even close to socialist.

Do you have any common sense whatsoever?

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40523 Oct 16, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Projecting, darling, and I 'd bet my garden (and orchard)- larger than yours.
A bet you will win, I am sure. I have a smal garden where I stay now.

However, the old house near Pretoria had a massive landscape -on the edge of the rural area. Only problem was a lot of snakes and scorpions snuck around so you never wanted to venture too far.

All that aside - do you do your own gardening?

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40524 Oct 16, 2012
Just Results wrote:
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Now you get to sit back and see how God's creation grows with beauty. It's proof that God exists, right in front of you.
God is a plant??

Cool!

Does god like organic fertiliser, or can I just use 2:3:2 on him?
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#40526 Oct 17, 2012
While You Old Folks Talk About Gardening, I Prefere My Greenhouse With hydrophonics.

And, Use Non GMO Hybryd Seeds. The Round-up Will Eventually Kill You, Thanks Monsanto
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#40527 Oct 17, 2012
Time To Go Support The Entitlement Group.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40529 Oct 17, 2012
wolverine wrote:
While You Old Folks Talk About Gardening, I Prefere My Greenhouse With hydrophonics.
And, Use Non GMO Hybryd Seeds. The Round-up Will Eventually Kill You, Thanks Monsanto
Meh. Greenhouses are unsightly. would love to have one, but in some corner of my yard where it is out of visitors' line of sight.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40530 Oct 17, 2012
I'd like to swing this past a few of the folks on here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jk...

On the John Stewart show, the guest was none other than the Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling.

Aside from her jests that the US could do with a monarch, she did make one very good point:

She (J.K Rowling) lived on state money during the early stages of her career.(In Britain, it is called "on benefits" instead of "welfare")

Now despite the heavy criticism of some of you that you do not wish to "support the freeloaders", Rowling became one of the bestselling authors OF ALL TIME with her Harry Potter series, that led to cults of fans, a movie series and millions of supporters. Harry Potter is THE global phenomenon of the 2000-2010 era and the entire enterprise is worth not millions, but billions.

During this venture, she herself became one of the richest women in the world, and was responsible for thousand of jobs.

Now people: THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED. Because every person may be a diamond in the rough.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#40531 Oct 17, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Meh. Greenhouses are unsightly. would love to have one, but in some corner of my yard where it is out of visitors' line of sight.
matter of opinion.
http://homeimprovementbiz.com/wp-content/uplo...

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