In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#44214 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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A) it does, going back to Fidonet
B) before Fidonet
I remember Fidonet, with it's cute little ASCII doggie logon screen. Sysops would chat with you and actually help, files were there for the taking. No stupid advertisements. Those were the days.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#44215 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You better be careful, Booby, I hate to see you come down on the same side of the argument as me.
Even you are right sometimes.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#44216 Dec 2, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Even you are right sometimes.
Do you want to see the list again?

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#44217 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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They aren't.
You go wrong when you stop stealing the words of others and use your words.
Well, stomp your little bitty bare feet some more and tell us how the US is a democracy.

You love arguing. There's no doubt about that.

But you're an idiot.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#44218 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I implied no such thing, Chester.
Mind your ankle bracelet!
barefoot2626 wrote:
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"The worst years for cattle deaths from BSE in England, Scotland and Wales, was 1992 (36,680) and 1993 (34,370). But millions of other cows have been destroyed because they were too old to go into human or animal food."
Two years = more than 70,000.
Chester.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#44219 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Ummm... right...
Evangelists came to the football game yesterday, sporting the typical 'Jesus Saves' regalia- obviously the entire families, kids wearing placards while the fathers offered their messages from the bench outside the stadium... and he was surrounded by others from the crowd who heckled him mercilessly though they children stood before them.
Americans- as a group- are rather rude.
If someone had had a short atheist meeting, it would probably have ended in blood sport.

So don't go all fundie on us, barefooty.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#44220 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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If you needed blood, you would take blood from anyone willing to give it to you.
Nice that you continue to establish yourself as a liar, Packy.
Unless things have changed very recently, and I don't think they have, no one is told where the blood is coming from when they get a transfusion. Just like no one tells you the name of a transplant donor.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#44221 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Translation: SuperFAG still doesn't know what a loaded question lis.
Translation: SuperFAG thinks a loaded question is a question that no matter how he responds he ends up looking the fool.
E.G.: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
One key indication to whether or not it is a loaded question would be: can the questioner respond if the exact question is put to him or her.
SuperFag: I say Yes, the UK is a monarchy.
Your turn, Snookums.
Oh, hayull. Here comes another meltdown.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#44222 Dec 2, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>barefoot2626 wrote:
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"The worst years for cattle deaths from BSE in England, Scotland and Wales, was 1992 (36,680) and 1993 (34,370). But millions of other cows have been destroyed because they were too old to go into human or animal food."
Two years = more than 70,000.
Chester.
Do notice that not only did I not say "human" deaths, I specified CATTLE deaths.

Followed by the next sentence that specified COWS.

Now, NypHO I do understand already what you are going to say next: you have been called a cow many times.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#44223 Dec 2, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> Unless things have changed very recently, and I don't think they have, no one is told where the blood is coming from when they get a transfusion.
English really proves difficult for you, doesn't it, nympHO?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#44224 Dec 2, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
barefoot2626 wrote:

"The worst years for cattle deaths from BSE in England, Scotland and Wales, was 1992 (36,680) and 1993 (34,370). But millions of other cows have been destroyed because they were too old to go into human or animal food."
Two years = more than 70,000.
Chester.
PS: Thanks for showing us all how easily you got confused. I find it hard to understand how anyone could get "human" death from the above two sentences but then I do underestimate your and meeko's stupidity.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44226 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Ireland.
New Zealand.
Saskatchewan.
Are you dense?
vCJD is a deadly born disease. In the UK. In Ireland. Everywhere.
You being exposed to vCJD means the picky snits in the USA don't want to risk American blood with your potential deadly donations?
Based on a single human case in my lifetime?
Yah.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44227 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PS: Ireland still part of the UK. Check your map.
You do not wanna go there.

Northern Ireland, a separate political entity, is part of the UK.

Ireland, the nation-state, is not.
Thinking

Saffron Walden, UK

#44228 Dec 2, 2012
jesus culting christ - barefoot got *that* wrong too?

How can he be so stupid with just one head?
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>You do not wanna go there.
Northern Ireland, a separate political entity, is part of the UK.
Ireland, the nation-state, is not.
SupaAFC

Pitlochry, UK

#44229 Dec 2, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Translation: SuperFAG still doesn't know what a loaded question lis.
Then why is it you, and not I, who keeps running away from the refutation?
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Translation: SuperFAG thinks a loaded question is a question that no matter how he responds he ends up looking the fool.
Nope, a loaded question is a question that contains underlying assumptions that will result in misleading answers...
barefoot2626 wrote:
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E.G.: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
... and I give you exhibit A. Britain is a monarchy only in words and ceremony. In reality, it is a typical parliamentary democracy that you see in any typical Western democracy.

Only you, Barefoot, refuse to go beyond the surface because your arguments are feeble and, quite frankly, petty.

But, you do petty.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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One key indication to whether or not it is a loaded question would be: can the questioner respond if the exact question is put to him or her.
SuperFag: I say Yes, the UK is a monarchy.
Your turn, Snookums.
Why answer a loaded question? If I say yes you jump around and say "ah ha! See? Britain's a monarchy!" then run away from looking at the practicalities of our government, and if I say no you go on a mental breakdown and start showing me the same pieces of paper and ceremonial rituals that to anyone else other than you amounts to absolutely nothing.

You refuse to go below the surface, you have run away from my refutation of your loaded question six times.

Are you going to make it seven?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44230 Dec 3, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Do notice that not only did I not say "human" deaths, I specified CATTLE deaths.
Followed by the next sentence that specified COWS.
Now, NypHO I do understand already what you are going to say next: you have been called a cow many times.
Bah.

You: "4" and "70,000".

A deliberate comparison of two totally different statistics.

Latest CDC report I can find states the TOTAL number of human deaths from vCJD, worldwide, as 205.

166 in the UK.
23 in France.
4 in the US.
4 in Ireland.

Over a 20-year peiod.

Yup, that's an epidemic.

Just by contrast, there are about 100 new cases of Hansen's Disease diagnosed in the US every year - about 10 of them NOT from countries where it's common.

That's leprosy.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44231 Dec 3, 2012
Thinking wrote:
jesus culting christ - barefoot got *that* wrong too?
How can he be so stupid with just one head?
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Oh, he's just melting down again. He'll come back and say "Well, it's Northern IRELAND. That's Ireland!"

For the small puddle of hairy bouillabaisse he must by now metaphorically be, he sure is noisy.
Thinking

Saffron Walden, UK

#44232 Dec 3, 2012
According to Stephen Fry, in relation to its size, the noisiest creature we know of is... the pond skater.
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, he's just melting down again. He'll come back and say "Well, it's Northern IRELAND. That's Ireland!"
For the small puddle of hairy bouillabaisse he must by now metaphorically be, he sure is noisy.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44233 Dec 3, 2012
Thinking wrote:
According to Stephen Fry, in relation to its size, the noisiest creature we know of is... the pond skater.
<quoted text>
Hehehe.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#44234 Dec 3, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Obama was elected. I understand: you have NEVER been able to vote for prime minister- an appointed office- and are unable to refute what I have said using the English language.
Don’t understand much do you?

Obama was appointed by the Electoral College

Cameron was elected by his party who were elected by the voters

Refuted several times, the problem seems to be that you are incapable of accepting that fact is fact
barefoot2626 wrote:
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States. The United States is a Federation.
What is the United KINGDOM, Skanque? What does the KINGDOM in united KINGDOM stand for?
Most people are under the impression being a KINGDOM would make it a monarchy.
Those who speak English.
At last you agree with me, well done, have you upped your antipsychotics or something?
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I know how you like having the drippydick secured between your lips, so I take this as a term of endearment.
You have NEVER voted for the office of prime minister. NEVER EVER.
If I am lying, you should be able to prove otherwise.
Stop flapping your sticky gums: show us.
You can take it whichever way you want drippydick, tell it to your STI nurse.

Every time I vote I vote for a political party, the head of which may, depending on votes received become prime minister. Why are you so ignorant?

Honey I do not have to prove anything to you, whenever I have proved anything to you in the past you have ignored that proof and gone your own sweet delusional way anyway – in the words of a very clever man screw-you
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You mean the minority of the members in Parliament who are elected? and the majority of a minority select a representative that they put forward as a suggestion to the monarch and and monarch can appoint that suggestion if she/he chooses to do so?
You just told us you voted twice for PM.
Which is it?
Don’t know much do you? and you understand even less. The queen has no say in who a party elects as their leader. What she can do is approve or disapprove of that choice

Why do you LIE, I never told you I voted for the PM because one - I do not live in Whitney. And two - I also told you that I did NOT vote for his party. You really do lie too much and it shows you up as a lying T\/\/AT, must be something to do with JWism
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Funny how you keep insisting that they select and/or appoint the POTUS.
And I keep saying the POTUS is elected.
Funny how you cannot refute a single thing I have said.
PS: the sun rises in the east.
the UK is a monarchy
the PM of the UK is appointed
and I- like some 130 million other CITIZENS- voted for the office of the POTUS.
A typical example for the proofs that you ignore, I have shown you on several occasions the evidence of the way the US president and vice president is selected by the electoral college. I have shown you the US constitution and the relevant amendments that take away you right to vote.

Methinks you are getting desperate - again
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I have never said or suggested otherwise.
The sun rises in the east.
Liar - http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I'm not the one who has to be reminded of how the British 'electoral' system works: the SUBJECTS of the Queen have no say in the APPOINTMENT process of the office of PM.
So you didn’t actually read how the british electoral system works and you are sticking to your own delusions – well done
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Poor Odoriferous Skanque: I heard somewhere on these threads that her hubby left her for a man who had less hair on his his face than she.
Thanks for sharing!
This is why JWs are so unacceptable to real people, they lie so fiooking much in the hope of gaining extra god points

Thanks for proving

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