In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

There are 51425 comments on the Spiked story from Apr 11, 2012, titled In America, atheists are still in the closet. In it, Spiked reports that:

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“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#43529 Nov 22, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Concord was not subsidised when it was in commercial operation.
Development cost over 1.1 Billion, money well spent
Say what? Maybe airfares are tax deductible in the US but they have NEVER been tax deductible in the UK
"Maybe airfares are tax deductible in the US but they have NEVER been tax deductible in the UK"

If you're an employee or a director you might be able to get tax relief for business expenses you've paid for. These include the cost of professional fees or subscriptions, business travel and subsistence, tools and specialist clothing.

What counts as a 'tax-deductible' expense?

You can only get tax relief for business expenses you've paid for and if they were for the cost of:

* travelling you had to do in doing your job

other expenses you had to pay in doing your job - and which related only to doing your job

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/incometax/tax-allow-ee...

Seems you have overlooked a tax deduction .
Should have kept your receipts for flying on Concorde.
Anonymous

UK

#43530 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Yep.
Explain what "Kingdom of Sweden" means.
Over here in the English-speaking world, it means that you are officially a kingdom meaning your head of state is a monarch.
Sweden is far freer than USA, Sweden constantly ranks far above usa in the freedom and democracy tables and the press freedom tables, where on all three counts usa is shockingly bad
Anonymous

UK

#43531 Nov 22, 2012
I don't think they have fox news in Sweden LOL, or any other advanced democratic country
Anonymous

UK

#43532 Nov 22, 2012
In almost all respects America is the least democratic nation in the western world, western democracies do not have the death penalty, western democracies do not have racial segregation and ghettoisation, western democracies do not have creationism in schools, western democracies do not have detention without trial etc etc etc

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#43533 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
In almost all respects America is the least democratic nation in the western world, western democracies do not have the death penalty, western democracies do not have racial segregation and ghettoisation, western democracies do not have creationism in schools, western democracies do not have detention without trial etc etc etc

We don't have those things either.

But all countries have detention until trial , it's called arrested.
If you are referring to GITMO , that is a complete different situation. In which in the UK was called internment.

The Isle of Man
Douglas Aliens Detention Camp

“e pluribus unum”

Since: Dec 10

primus inter pares

#43534 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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Sweden is far freer than USA, Sweden constantly ranks far above usa in the freedom and democracy tables and the press freedom tables, where on all three counts usa is shockingly bad
Sweden is also free of many of the problems the USA has to deal with.
But I have noticed a culture there that seems appealing to me,
though honestly I don't know an awful lot about the Swedes.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43535 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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Sweden is far freer than USA,
Pardon me if I give this no consideration whatsoever.

I think you like to hear yourself talk.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43536 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
In almost all respects America is the least democratic nation in the western world,
You vote for the Queen in the last election, Packy?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43537 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
I don't think they have fox news in Sweden LOL, or any other advanced democratic country
You post so many stupid things that people must think you post them intentionally just to waste my time.

FOX news... is owned by Rupert Murdoch... who owns...

gosh... you are a real troll.
Anonymous

UK

#43538 Nov 22, 2012
The guy that owns fox, Rupert Murdoch, he had an almost total manopoly on a lot of British newspapers and tv, untill it was uncovered that they had been hacking peoples phones and e mails, and now he has been kicked out, the right wing news of the world shut down, his attempted takeover of satelites television networks, and his political influence is now gone, we are finally rid of him and his poisonous ideology, I'm sorry that you still have him and his political influence in America
Nikki

Brecht, Belgium

#43539 Nov 22, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Sweden is also free of many of the problems the USA has to deal with.
But I have noticed a culture there that seems appealing to me,
though honestly I don't know an awful lot about the Swedes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =PBgR5pPYiiUXX
Sweden's lovely. I studied there for 5 months and the people are incredibly nice and the country is beautiful.

A bit cold though...
Anonymous

UK

#43540 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You vote for the Queen in the last election, Packy?
I have as much a say on the British queen as you do on the American president, none at all

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43541 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
western democracies do not have creationism in schools
"Britain is the only Western democracy to require worship in non-religious publicly funded schools."

SOURCE: http://www.secularism.org.uk/collective-worsh...
Anonymous

UK

#43542 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Pardon me if I give this no consideration whatsoever.
I think you like to hear yourself talk.
Says the bitter, twisted old man who's entire life is spent ranting on topix like a rabid dog, it would be more humane for someone to put you to sleep, shall I call a vet

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43543 Nov 22, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Interestingly enough there were orders for 122 of them when the project was cancelled.
So?

Little bit of difference between "ordering" and reaching in your wallet and paying for one.
Anonymous

UK

#43544 Nov 22, 2012
Did barefoot just call someone a troll,hahaha, the rankist troll on topix is throwing stones in glass houses again
Anonymous

UK

#43545 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Britain is the only Western democracy to require worship in non-religious publicly funded schools."
SOURCE: http://www.secularism.org.uk/collective-worsh...
Except that in Britain no school children are made to pray, but in America they are forced to swear allegiance to an invisible sky fairy

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43546 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
The guy that owns fox, Rupert Murdoch, he had an almost total manopoly on a lot of British newspapers
Minutes ago you said that no where else did countries have to put up with a "Fox" network.

FOX is owned by Murdoch.

Murdoch has a STRONGER position in the UK than he does in the US.

And owns news organizations around the world.

I cannot help you: you will have to learn to shut your mouth.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43547 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
I don't think they have fox news in Sweden LOL, or any other advanced democratic country
Let's bump this up to the same page and you can try to explain how there isn't a "fox news" in any other advanced democratic country.

Since Murdoch has a stronger grip on the politics in the UK than he does in the US, you must mean the UK is not an advanced democratic country...
Anonymous

UK

#43548 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Minutes ago you said that no where else did countries have to put up with a "Fox" network.
FOX is owned by Murdoch.
Murdoch has a STRONGER position in the UK than he does in the US.
And owns news organizations around the world.
I cannot help you: you will have to learn to shut your mouth.
Fox news is an abomination that eould ne laughed at by everyone in Britain, a channel like that could only exist in america LOL

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