In America, atheists are still in the closet

Apr 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Spiked

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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Nov 19, 2012
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No one wants to, dipsh!t HAHAHAAHAHAHAHHA it was a colossal failure! HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH.
You're insane, it was a huge success and used by rich, famous and politicians all around the world

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Nov 19, 2012
 
straa wrote:
In a way it could be good, the Russian rockets are much safer
Tell us about the British rockets, Packy.

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The jet engine was a British and German invention, just like radar, alsothe only supersonic commercial plane was the British concorde, and still today no one has managed to build a rival replacement, and by the first world war British and French planes were years more advanced and capable than anything America had, you didnt even have an airforce for decades

The Jet engine was GERMAN invention.
The allies both got it from them.
Radar was invented by a German also, but the term RADAR was coined by an American. Eight countries developed radar separately between 1934-39. United States, Great Britain, Germany, the USSR, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Italy.

Britain has had it's achievements in aviation , that is for sure.
The Concorde was more for publicity than for transportation.
It was a commercial flop and white elephant , even though it was an admirable aircraft.

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The Jet engine was GERMAN invention.
Only if you want to be technical.

Like when I say the UK is a monarchy, I am only technically correct based on actual facts.

But I am sure Odoriferous Skanque will remind you that in 1927, a British schoolboy bit off the end of a straw wrapped in a paper sleeve, and blew on the end of the straw, sending the sleeve airborne, which is a jet... sort of.

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You're insane, it was a huge success and used by rich, famous and politicians all around the world
I guess that's why they are still flying today, because they are such a huge success.

As long as the government is British government continues to slip $35 million a year into the books so it would not go into the red.

I guess that is why you consider yourself such a huge success, eh, Packy?

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How can one person be so wrong, football is a British invention
The British are also the inventors of the time machine and they used the time machine to send soccer back to China two thousand years ago.

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modern tennis is
French.

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Nov 19, 2012
 
*Shakes head*

Double Fine is shocked by the lack of knowledge displayed on here.

Double Fine invented the modern airplane, RADAR, jet engines, submarines the games of tennis and chess, the question mark and oral sex on women.

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Double Fine wrote:
*Shakes head*
Double Fine is shocked by the lack of knowledge displayed on here.
Double Fine invented the modern airplane, RADAR, jet engines, submarines the games of tennis and chess, the question mark and oral sex on women.
Failed armchair theist

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Failed armchair theist
Window coffee flower?

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French.
Tennis

First played: Between 1859 and 1865 (Birmingham, England)

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Aura Mytha wrote:
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The Jet engine was GERMAN invention.
The allies both got it from them.
Radar was invented by a German also, but the term RADAR was coined by an American. Eight countries developed radar separately between 1934-39. United States, Great Britain, Germany, the USSR, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Italy.
Britain has had it's achievements in aviation , that is for sure.
The Concorde was more for publicity than for transportation.
It was a commercial flop and white elephant , even though it was an admirable aircraft.
The Brits invented the "magnetron" ... a key component in almost all (practical) RADAR systems since WW2. I replaced one yesterday. It differed from the original design only in size and materials. EEV (English Electronic Valve) is still in business and still making "maggies".

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Only if you want to be technical.
Like when I say the UK is a monarchy, I am only technically correct based on actual facts.
But I am sure Odoriferous Skanque will remind you that in 1927, a British schoolboy bit off the end of a straw wrapped in a paper sleeve, and blew on the end of the straw, sending the sleeve airborne, which is a jet... sort of.
Wow. Glad I signed in this morning. An admission of sorts! Wouldn't have missed it for the world!!

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You don't need to advertise you know less about the sun and astronomy than you know about airplanes, history, and the UK government.
I would stick to declaring there's no god, Chubby, since there is no proof one way or another and it is something that you can insist that you have not been proved wrong.
What a load of syphilitic dribble

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It can be hard and dangerous to be an atheist. I have a Darwin bumper sticker on my car. And A few times some criminal religous freak has scratched nasty things in paint job. If I ever catch one of these loving kind christians I will use my 2nd amendmnet right on them,......send them to there god.

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<quoted text> We all know dozens of people worked toward getting man his wings , but Orville and Wilbur are credited with building the first fully functioning airplane. Oddly enough the concept they used in wing warping , is reborn today in spades as the concept of morphing aircraft becomes the pursuit in advanced aviation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vR3T8mdpdTIXX
America has always been the first's in aviation history sweety.
We will again show the world how to fly!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Another first VTO to supersonic to VL
History made.
The only fielded true 5th generation fighter, has the radar signature of a golf ball., And hides it heat trail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Another first in aviation history.
Get your wings!
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Yes dozens of people flew planes before the Wright Brothers, hence they did not INVENT the aeroplane. There is of course a major difference between building something (even with modification) and inventing something. I am not decrying the Wright Brothers achievement I am concerned with the claim to invention

“We will again show the world how to fly”- Ahh so you are going to INVENT the aeroplane again? Honey, the Wright brothers put back US aviation development by years.

“VTO”- That of course did not stop the US airforce and Navy using the Harrier. And I believe still using them after production in the UK has ceased

No denying that that the US military has produced some wonderful technology, that however does not mean that the Wright brothers invented the aeroplane

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Aura Mytha wrote:
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The Wright Brothers didn't invent the concept.
But they did make the concept reality.
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That my dear is what I have been saying all along

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Hey peeps. Can anyone here help me with a debate I am having in the office.

"Killer" and "Murderer" can sometimes be used as synonyms (e.g. the man's killer/murderer was his wife - both words work)... But they are not always the same thing, am I right?

Murder is unlawful killing of a human by a human. So if there are "lawful" killings, then it means that in some cases a killer and a murderer would not be the same thing?

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Double Fine wrote:
Hey peeps. Can anyone here help me with a debate I am having in the office.
"Killer" and "Murderer" can sometimes be used as synonyms (e.g. the man's killer/murderer was his wife - both words work)... But they are not always the same thing, am I right?
Murder is unlawful killing of a human by a human. So if there are "lawful" killings, then it means that in some cases a killer and a murderer would not be the same thing?
As far as I understand murderer applies to one who premeditatedly kills a fellow human being

A killer does not necessarily premeditate and nor does it have to be human as either the killer or victim, one can kill for food

So a murderer is always a killer but a killer is not always a murderer

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