In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43577 Nov 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
More of you defining what "is-is".
http://john-adams.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/20...
I assume you did not see the second line …(Commissioned by The Times but not published)… I can only ask myself why?

Sorry, did John Adams own any concord?

Did John Adams post any tax returns for the operating profit made from Concorde

Did John Adams post any certified accounts for the concorde?

Who is John Adams anyway?

John Adams is a tree hugger, on the board of directors of Friends of the Earth in the early 1970s and have been involved in debates about environmental issues ever since.

Is this all you can get?

No, ok, never mind

By the way, you seem to be loosing it again – up you medication

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43578 Nov 23, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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"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.
“Might”

I have clarified my statement in a later post

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...

I did overlook it, I have used this tax concession myself several times (twice on Concorde) however butt face claimed that EVERY passenger mile was tax deductible. Not so, leisure travellers and travellers to/from work, travellers not in work (children for example) had no such deductions.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#43579 Nov 23, 2012
Tinka wrote:
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Lucifer may have been a tat leaning you know that way he was very into the finer things...
Art and such, Jesus by now who knows what they are both into...
God a Fairy?
They don't pray to female though( I think a Mormon may have to commit suicide if they had done so) you know can you imagine what if it were so though the CHristiability to the account that they have been taken in...
I am sorry could not make out what you were trying to convey.

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#43580 Nov 23, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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So, plans change. Consider the Boeing 2707 for example, the plan was for a sst to fly but hey, you failed and the US taxpayer footed the bill.
It wasn't. It was funded to see if it were to be economically viable: seed money.

The difference of course: the USA doesn't have a state-run airlines that use tax subsidies to pick up acquisition and operating costs of their airliners, or, as in the Concorde's case, operational fundings.

The difference being, of course: Americans were able to see the project was not economically viable... ad the Concorde would not have been able to be built and fly without the infusion of tax dollars.

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#43581 Nov 23, 2012
straa wrote:
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"Compulsory worship" that doesnt happen
Already proved it does.

Not interested in you acknowledging.

PS: It's the law.

Since: Feb 11

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#43582 Nov 23, 2012
straa wrote:
bit half of all American children are FORCED to swear allegiance to a god
Do let us know when you can prove one child in America is forced to swear allegiance to a god.

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#43583 Nov 23, 2012
straa wrote:
I'm fortunate that both my kids go to a British school,
Shame you never attended a school that taught English, eh, Packy?

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#43584 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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Sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
A constitutional monarchy.

Is the official name of Sweden 'Kingdom of Sweden'... yes or no?

Since: Feb 11

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#43585 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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the king have no political power.
sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
So you do have a king.

Must be why they call it the "Kingdom of Sweden".

Call me when the king is deposed, until then: constitutional monarchy.

This is from the website that says it is the official Sweden gateway:

http://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/

'The Swedish monarchy

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. The Swedish head of state since 1973, King Carl XVI Gustaf, exercises no political power and does not participate in political life. He is the representative of the country as a whole, and in that capacity performs mainly ceremonial duties and functions. Among his duties the monarch chairs meetings of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. The king is supported in his duties by Queen Silvia and their three children, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine. Queen Silvia was born in Germany to the German-Brazilian Sommerlath family.'

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#43586 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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that wasn't a translation that was official swedish government
SOURCE: http://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/Quick-facts/

Quick facts about Sweden

Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe
Longest north-south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km)
Longest east-west distance: 310 mi (499 km)
Capital: Stockholm
Population: 9.5 million inhabitants
Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber
Religion: In practice, Sweden is very secularized. The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran; co-exists with many other beliefs
Life expectancy: Men 79 years, women 83 years
MCPLI

Woodridge, IL

#43587 Nov 23, 2012
CODEsapphire wrote:
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You don`t have to be an Atheist to be a bully, since it`s obviouse that your not yet your being highly offensive to all Atheist yet any person with common sense knows to the judge a whole group of people just by a single member
Question- Does that also apply to religious people? I choose not to judge all Muslims for the acts of some. I also do not judge all Christians for the acts of some. Can you say the same?

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#43588 Nov 23, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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I am the one who brought an explanation, and you are the one who ran away like a wuss and can respond with nothing but ad homs.
Don't dish it out if you can't take it, SuperFag, I'm not the can't answer the question: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no.

I've slapped the snot out of you every time you stick you ugly head up.

The sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and the UK is a monarchy, make sure to remind Odoriferous Skanque you have a problem with that.

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#43589 Nov 23, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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I admire your electoral system of St Lague. Much fairer than both first past the post.
And in the UK, most of the members of the Parliament are appointed by the monarch and of course: the monarch can dismiss the government if he or she is so inclined.

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#43590 Nov 23, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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Yes, it would be nice if Barefoot would join us in actually looking at how our countries actually conduct their politics
It begins with acknowledging the system of government.

The UK is a monarchy.

The USA is a democracy- a federal republic, to be more specific.

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#43591 Nov 23, 2012
Thinking wrote:
BS. I was never made to pray.
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Law.

"Collective Worship

The law in England and Wales provides that children at all maintained schools "shall on each school day take part in an act of collective worship". In community schools, the worship must be wholly or mainly of a Christian character. In Academies and free schools the arrangements will depend on the funding agreement, which will usually have a compulsory worship element built in."

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

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The speed limit on the freeway near my home is 65 MPH. The answer to the question: What is the speed limit on the freeway? would be : 65.

It does not mean everyone complies with the law.

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#43592 Nov 23, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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So, plans change. Consider the Boeing 2707 for example, the plan was for a sst to fly but hey, you failed and the US taxpayer footed the bill.
Wasn't the plan, Skanque, the plan was to come up with a design.

Are you having problems finding the designs for the SSTs?

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#43593 Nov 23, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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I don’t know about the good old US of A but in the UK business travellers could only claim a percentage of specific travel expenses against tax.
So now you find out that I was right: business travelers could have the UK taxpayers pick up a portion of the costs on the Concorde... just as I said.

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#43594 Nov 23, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
BA and Air France made an operating profit from Concorde,
An "operating" profit?

In other words, JUST AS I SAID: BA & Air France had the taxpayers pay for the planes, and received subsidies for their continued operation, and the "profits" came from not considering the actually costs- billions of dollars- of the planes themselves.

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHA!

And Air France NEVER had a profit and BA *claims* that it was making a profit for a FEW years of its almost thirty years after the British government got tired of LOSING MONEY EVERY YEAR and sold the jets to BA for pennies on the dollar- including buying two Concordes for £1 (about a dollar a piece).

The BA CLAIMS to have made a profit but the BA does not open its books. And the BA CHOSE to not continue to fly the Concorde because it was making a real profit selling first class seats on traditional jets (most them: AMERICAN Boeings).

The PROOF of the pudding obviously: if the Concorde was profitable, there would have been more than a baker's dozen flying after thirty years.

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#43595 Nov 23, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
My dear mr obesity it was pounds, not dollars and what are you claiming dollars in one sentence and claming £ in the next, you are confused
No, Chubby: I am quoting, I know using actual quotes is beyond you, and yes, I speak in dollars not in pounds since the American dollar is the worldwide currency.

No matter the currency, the Concorde did not make a profit, it cost the taxpayers of France and UK BILLIONS of (dollars, pounds, francs, you choose...).

You see: profit is scored the same way, one has to make more money than it cost and the Concorde cost more than it ever recovered.

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#43596 Nov 23, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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FYI, the UK government is not in the business of making jets
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHA!

Odd that the UK keeps losing lawsuits saying that that is exactly what they do.

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