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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barefoot2626 wrote:
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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.
Why do you talk so much bollocks?

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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.
Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930 and had the first successful bench test April 1937. Hans von Ohainís design first ran in September 1937. However Ohainís engine was the first to fly in 1939. They are jointly accredited with inventing the Jet engine.

Christian Huelsmeyer was the first to discover the effect of radar in 1904, but radar was invented by three British scientists, Sir Robert Watson-Watt, A F Wilkins and H E Wimperis in 1935. Sir Henry Tizard put it to use in the War

Commercial flop? 27 years flying? Forget the US media hype. The ongoing benefits of Anglo French co-operation that started with Concorde are immeasurable and far outweigh the development costs. Certainly the BA Concordeís were operationally profitable. http://www.concordesst.com/retire/faq_r.html

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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.
More barfy butt face bollocks

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Tennis
First played: Between 1859 and 1865 (Birmingham, England)
French = 12th century
The Origins of Tennis - History of Tennis

"The History of tennis game was developed from a 12th century French handball game called "Paume" (palm). In this game the ball was struck with the hand. After some time "Paume" game produced handball "Jeu de Paume" (game of the palm) and there were used racquets. The game was first created by European monks for entertainment roles during ceremonial occasions. At first, the ball was hit with hands. Later, the leather glove came into existence. This leather glove was replaced with an adaptive handle for effective hitting and serving of the ball. That was a birth of tennis racquet."

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Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930 and had the first successful bench test April 1937.
How'd that bench fly, Skanque?

PS:'The first patent for using a gas turbine to power an aircraft was filed in 1921 by Frenchman Maxime Guillaume.'

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That my dear is what I have been saying all along
That's not what you have been saying, you fat lying Skanque.

You have been saying someone flying a toy was the inventor the airplane.

Now pull up your panties and move along.

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ChristineM wrote:
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Yes dozens of people flew planes before the Wright Brothers,
Liar.

But we know that, proved dozens of times.

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Wow. Glad I signed in this morning. An admission of sorts! Wouldn't have missed it for the world!!
Yes, I admit that the UK is a monarchy and has been a monarchy for the last thousand years or so.

When asked: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?

I admit saying "yes"....

I confess, Booby...

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What a load of syphilitic dribble
Wipe your chin, then, Skanque.

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ToManyLaws wrote:
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.
Prove it.

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ChristineM wrote:
I am not decrying the Wright Brothers achievement I am concerned with the claim to invention
The Wright Brothers invented the airplane.

You have been decrying for months. You open your mouth; out pours spooge coated lies. I prove you wrong. And you roll on the floor kicking your fat lies.

Toys aren't airplanes, Chubby.

You "proved" that Pearse flew an airplane before the Wright Brothers... and I provided a quote from Pearse himself where he said he didn't fly before 1904.

A toy model isn't an airplane, Skanque, no matter how hard you stomp.

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Prove it.
What?

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<quoted text>What?
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Double Fine wrote:
"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?
You and I go for a piece at the same time, your shot goes wide, I put one between your eyes.

I am your killer. It isn't murder.

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As far as I understand murderer applies to one who premeditatedly kills a fellow human being
Nope.

Most murders are not premeditated.

English... not your forte.

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French = 12th century
The Origins of Tennis - History of Tennis
"The History of tennis game was developed from a 12th century French handball game called "Paume" (palm). In this game the ball was struck with the hand. After some time "Paume" game produced handball "Jeu de Paume" (game of the palm) and there were used racquets. The game was first created by European monks for entertainment roles during ceremonial occasions. At first, the ball was hit with hands. Later, the leather glove came into existence. This leather glove was replaced with an adaptive handle for effective hitting and serving of the ball. That was a birth of tennis racquet."
french played with their hands and was the old version of tennis
the modern tennis was first played between 1859 and 1865 (Birmingham, England)

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More barfy butt face bollocks
You have nothing real so need to make BS up
he thinks that the king of sweden have power to rule over everyone in sweden when he doesn't.

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Commercial flop? 27 years flying? Forget the US media hype.
Never turned a profit.

Got in the air and stayed in the air with French and British government funding. If it were a commercial success, there'd be Concordes everywhere you see... 707s,737s, 757s, and 787s.
Thinking

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I was lucky enough to fly Concorde in 2003, and on Air Miles to boot! It was a great experience. If only that POS Continental DC-10 hadn't dropped metal over CDG we'd still be able to fly it today. All the airliners today are bloody boring.
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Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930 and had the first successful bench test April 1937. Hans von Ohainís design first ran in September 1937. However Ohainís engine was the first to fly in 1939. They are jointly accredited with inventing the Jet engine.
Christian Huelsmeyer was the first to discover the effect of radar in 1904, but radar was invented by three British scientists, Sir Robert Watson-Watt, A F Wilkins and H E Wimperis in 1935. Sir Henry Tizard put it to use in the War
Commercial flop? 27 years flying? Forget the US media hype. The ongoing benefits of Anglo French co-operation that started with Concorde are immeasurable and far outweigh the development costs. Certainly the BA Concordeís were operationally profitable. http://www.concordesst.com/retire/faq_r.html

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french played with their hands and was the old version of tennis
An old version of.... tennis, did you say?

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