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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Thinking wrote:
Let us instead continually live in the present!
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Ireland is still west of England.

I just checked Live Earth satellite.

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It isn't, numbnuts.
It is like asking "Are there one hundred pennies in a dollar, yes or no?".
A loaded question, you dolt, no matter how hard you stomp your feet, has a "loaded" false or questionable presupposition.
Everyone in this forum knows the UK is, in fact, a monarchy. As there are 100 pennies in the dollar and, as I stated above, Ireland is an island to the west of England.
Exactly the tapdance I predicted you'd attempt.

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<quoted text>The "UK" is properly called "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Look it up, Pookie.
So what?

Do you want me to post the times you refer to it as UK?

Say $10 each?

What is the name of the island that England is on?

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<quoted text>Well, he'll try to convince you that your home country is indeed a part of the UK. Heck, he's arguing with citizens of the UK about what kind of government they have, even though they have not belabored his point about it being a monarchy.
Barefooty just needs something to cry about. His mommy won't change his diapers when he poops himself on Topix so that's all he can do.
I doubt he'll convince any Irishman of that.

After all, the Brits spent 800 years trying to do that, with considerably more resources.

It's almost sad, seeing someone so desperate for attention, and so incapable of admitting error in even the smallest matter.

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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Has Ireland been moved?
Because the last I *looked* it was west of England.
I just read back, and that was never a point of contention.

Nice try at shifting the argument, though.

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So you think that india is third rate, why is that then, in your humble opinion
If he put it as third rate, he was being kind.

I wonder Bharat would be now if the UK hadn't installed itself as ruler of the brown people of that continent?

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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Still part of Ireland.
Been part of Ireland for a few million years.
And is not part of Britain.
No matter how hard you stomp your feet.
You said "UK", also.

"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

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It's almost sad, seeing someone so desperate for attention, and so incapable of admitting error in even the smallest matter.
You mean like you refusing to admit most of the people living in Northern Ireland are Irish?
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Correct (as I would expect of you). When we rebranded our failing Olympic team a decade ago, it became "Team UK". Some NI athletes are concerned they are not represented by that name.
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<quoted text>The "UK" is properly called "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Look it up, Pookie.
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Dumb.
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You mean like you refusing to admit most of the people living in Northern Ireland are Irish?

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Thinking wrote:
Correct (as I would expect of you).
Ireland = west of England.

It was in all the papers today.
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Sources?
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It was in all the papers today.

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Thinking wrote:
Dumb.
Stay in school, maybe when you are done the required religious classes you will get to study geography.

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America are englands people, we went to America and took our democracy and language with us, your welcome, the worlds democracies exist because of Britain and its parliamentary democracy, call me when you have achieved even as tenth as much as Britain, untill then you are a forgotten note in history, hardly remembered, and know as just a small part of the great British empire, the greatest nation in all history, you are welcome, again
You are stupid like that in thinking anything was ever free until America busted your ass down.

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Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> You are stupid like that in thinking anything was ever free until America busted your ass down.
hey hey!

Don't you start pick on Packy, too!

He is very sensitive...
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Before that, America wasn't free to keep slaves longer than Britain or enforce racial segregation.
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<quoted text> You are stupid like that in thinking anything was ever free until America busted your ass down.

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Thinking wrote:
bsfoot thinks he invented Bush and Obama from conception through to selection and reelection.
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India 236/6

They are in a spot of bother here. Get Dhoni, and you are into the tail.

If you can get them all out for under 300, you have got the game by the scruff of the neck
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Looking good but still need to lose Dhoni then deliver on the batting before it's a done deal.

Plenty of time for either side to self destruct.
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India 236/6
They are in a spot of bother here. Get Dhoni, and you are into the tail.
If you can get them all out for under 300, you have got the game by the scruff of the neck

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Thinking wrote:
Looking good but still need to lose Dhoni then deliver on the batting before it's a done deal.
Plenty of time for either side to self destruct.
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That is true.

Would not help your cause if you get them out for sub 300 and they skittle you out for 150.

That is why I love Test cricket - you need to be consistently good to win they game.

I like the shorter versions, ODI and T20, but they can be turned on a dime. Chris Gayle hits 27 off an over off you, and the whole complexion changes. Likewise, Dale Steyn take 3 wickets and suddenly, the momentum has shifted.

In Test cricket, the game does not turn on a dime. One over's brilliance alone would not win a match

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Thinking wrote:
Correct (as I would expect of you). When we rebranded our failing Olympic team a decade ago, it became "Team UK". Some NI athletes are concerned they are not represented by that name.
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A question:

You know that the IOC are trying to get Rugby Sevens into the Olympics? After that, the IRB may move to get the fifteen-man code added as well.

Where will Ireland fall then? You and I both know that Ireland has a decent rugby team and can compete on their own.

Or will the Nations come together, to form a B&I Lions team, while Southern Ireland plays on their own?

I rather like the idea of seeing a Lions team compete at the Olympics...

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