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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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#43064 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>are you joking, britains destroyers are the most advanced in the world, far better than America has, britains new attack submarines are the best in the world, far better than anything America has, and our new aircraft carriers are also more advanced than anything America has, hahaha you poor delusional fool, you had to resort to buying British planes that we were about to replace
Unfortunately, the UK's propaganda is far less convincing than the USA's. We don't so much project power as uncertainty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlan...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/140376...

When the UK really needs a warship, we can look to France...
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/L...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/09/gove...
The UK hopes it might have a serviceable aircraft carrier of some sort by 2018 - maybe.

Britain's nuclear weapons are a just a status symbol anyway...

They are principally a drain on UK resources.

We don't project power, more a sort of amiable bon-homie...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17944210/ns/world...
Blair added,“To the Iranian people I would simply say this: We bear you no ill will.”

Since: Feb 11

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#43065 Nov 14, 2012
[QUOTE who="ChristineM".
Baseball, derived from the game of rounders played predominantly.
[/QUOTE]

Baseball isn't rounders.

Chinese were playing soccer two thousand years ago.

Did you also discover sunlight?

Since: Feb 11

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#43066 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
HiYa Nymph, yes it’s the barfy butt face way but to be honest it’s fun to watch him go into meltdown
I'm not the one frothing at the mouth, Chubby.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#43067 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
So you stole it, the same way you stole German rockets and other German tech after ww2, and vertical tale offs and landings from the British harrier jump jets
The failure to listen to Frank Whittle by the British is also a national disgrace. I'd forgotten that one!
From:
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/jet_engi...
In 1937, using newly available alloys that were strong and light, he produced the first viable jet engine to be successfully tested in a laboratory.(Unquote).

Perhaps we might have lost just as many pilots to the Luftwaffe as our tactics were hopelessly second-rate? Two aircraft formation is much easier to handle than three. If the aircraft fly far enough apart there is less chance of collision. The leader concentrates on looking ahead while the wingman's attention is to the rear, making sure an enemy aircraft does not sneak up from behind. The RAF were still flying 'vic' in 1940!
Anonymous

UK

#43068 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Baseball isn't rounders.
Chinese were playing soccer two thousand years ago.
Did you also discover sunlight?
Baseball is a ripoff of rounders, soccer is the greatest game ever invented, and just one of many, nearly all infact, games created by Britain, and the very concept of modern sport is British, gosh, aren't we just the greatest nation in all human history, I think so, yes

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43069 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You forgot to claim the wheel.
PS: Whittle came to the US and worked for US. Paid.
Hey you were the one who made the fallacious claim that “The British don't have anything worth stealing” I was juts proving you wrong – again…

Don’t know where the wheel was invented, probably Africa somewhere

You don’t actually know much about Frank Whittle do you? He was paid for working in the US, paid for lecturing in the US, he eventually emigrated to the US but he was never paid by the US for his jet engine discovery, It was effectively stolen by the CIA with promises of payment that never materialised.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43070 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess you think inventions are held by countries.
Forever.
Who invented the airplane?
Putting aside the 'Lanchester' brakes were crap.
Nope, I was simply stating facts, want to make something of it?

I think you meant to say who first flew an aeroplane in controlled flight,

The invention was British

In 1848, John Stringfellow from Somerset, England, achieved the first unmanned powered flight using a steam-powered monoplane called The Flying Machine. Its steam engine made it impractically heavy, and it was limited to very short flights inside a hangar.

Followed by Clement Ader in France who flew a steam-powered bat-winged plane in Paris in 1890. The aircraft took off, reached a height of 20 cm (8 inches), and flew uncontrolled for approximately 50 m (160 ft). This was 13 years before the Wright Brothers' famous flight.

The Lanchester brakes worked, efficiency improved over the years, so what. Seeing as how you brought it up consider the kitty hawk and compare it to an Airbus A380 or Boeing 787
SupaAFC

Ely, UK

#43071 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't.
Let me respond in a way you would understand:

Is so! I super-dooper double dipsy say so with cherries on top!

If you were not a socially-awkward manchild then you would understand that arguments and dialogue cannot start and end with the claim. They require something called evidence. I have demonstrated that your question is without doubt loaded because you have attached far, far too much stock to a figure who is nothing more than a relic.

And you respond with "Isn't"?

Do you need a cooling off period? I am quite happy to lay my mallet down and let my manchild mole have a tea break.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43072 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Take your meds.
I see you used the www and html to post that, well done

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43073 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
In 1912 there were three countries on the brink of inventing the aeroplane, America suprisingly got there first, but within two years the British and French had moved far ahead of America, and had the real planes for ww1, America did not, it was incredible how quickly britain and France left America behind, just two years
Actually Britain and France beat the US however the US was the first with manned, controlled flight

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43074 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
There are the inventions you come up with in every post.
Like the British capturing submarines the Americans captured.
Oh did you capture the U110?^Sorry I didn’t realise^
SupaAFC

Ely, UK

#43075 Nov 14, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol
At nearly 80 posts a day, "friends", "outside" and "life" will remain alien concepts to barefoot.
You may enjoy this piece of hypocritical flip-flop from barefoot ....
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
And over a year later I have reduced him to one-word retorts I haven't heard since primary school.

Barefoot really is the gift that keeps on giving.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43076 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Baseball isn't rounders.
Chinese were playing soccer two thousand years ago.
Did you also discover sunlight?
True, it is not rounder, is an adaptation of rounders made when the rules about movement when holding the ball confused.

Who mentioned soccer? Oh you did, remember that.

Well the England certainly discovered it before the US, when was the US formed?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43077 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not the one frothing at the mouth, Chubby.
Aren’t you? So you new meds are working then?

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#43078 Nov 14, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>It's beautiful to watch him flounder around in circles, all the while claiming that his viewpoint is the only correct one.
Lol

He was caught with his pants down and exposed for the hypocrite he is.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#43079 Nov 14, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
<quoted text>
And over a year later I have reduced him to one-word retorts I haven't heard since primary school.
Barefoot really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Lol

Loved your "talking whack-a-mole" reference to barefoot.

Since: Feb 11

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#43080 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey you were the one who made the fallacious claim that “The British don't have anything worth stealing” I was juts proving you wrong – again…
juts eh?

I guess we have to wait for them to invent the spell checker...

Nice of you to point out the engine for the airplane was invented in Britain.

Who invented the airplane again?

Since: Feb 11

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#43081 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
soccer is the greatest game ever invented, and just one of many, nearly all infact, games created by Britain, and the very concept of modern sport is British,
Soccer has been played in one form or another for three thousand years.

More.

Since: Feb 11

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#43082 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
.
In 1848, John Stringfellow from Somerset, England, achieved the first unmanned powered flight using a steam-powered monoplane.
Toy.

When did England invent fire, Skanque?

Since: Feb 11

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#43083 Nov 14, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Its steam engine made it impractically heavy, and it was limited to very short flights inside a hangar.
Followed by Clement Ader in France who flew a steam-powered bat-winged plane in Paris in 1890. The aircraft took off, reached a height of 20 cm (8 inches)
Wow... 8 inches...

I guess you forgot to mention the long list of other toys invented by everyone else before the Brits.

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