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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"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.

The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four constituent countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. "

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"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK)
Yes?

So what?

Does the sun still rise in the east?

As I recall, I said that Ireland was west of England.

Do you need to look that up?

Is Northern Ireland part of Ireland?

You better check a map, HOney.

Here's one:

http://geology.com/world/ireland-map.gif

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Yes?
So what?
Does the sun still rise in the east?
As I recall, I said that Ireland was west of England.
Do you need to look that up?
Is Northern Ireland part of Ireland?
You better check a map, HOney.
Here's one:
http://geology.com/world/ireland-map.gif
Silly bastard.

Your original claims were "Britain is an island" and "Northern Ireland is not British".

No-one is arguing, or has argued , that the geographical entity "Ireland" is anywhere other that West of England.

That's a (not very effective) strawman argument of your own devising. And you know it.

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<quoted text>Silly bastard.
Your original claims were "Britain is an island" and "Northern Ireland is not British".
They weren't.

Anything else?

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Team UK football failed because they were UK footballers. Other sports would have a better team ethos.
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I am inclined to agree - Rugby and cricket, for instance.

Take an example - on a football pitch, the players do not respect the ref. They challenge him on penalty, free kick and yellow card decisions, sometimes pulling in all the players AND coaching staff.

In rugby, 30 much bigger men bash into each other, but when the ref's whistle blows, they immediately stop their crap and accept his decision. Same with cricket - higher quality sportsmen.

BTW, you are doing a fantastic job of tearing India apart!
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Same happened to me. bsfoot was crapping on about Concorde. All I said was I got to fly on it free once and he called me a parasite. I don't bother with bsfoot now. It's just another religitard eating cycles.
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<quoted text>Oh, you just hit her back first?
Now that's funny.
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Dec 7, 2012
 
I don't follow football but I think that red cards and penalties are too heavy handed. I think the petty nature of the modern game could, over time, be improved by 10 minute sin bins.

Dissent to the ref: sin bin
Bad behaviour: sin bin
Diving: sin bin

I might follow football again if I could look at most of the players without deriding their bad tempered petulance.

Cook's run out was odd, wasn't it? C'est la vie.
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I am inclined to agree - Rugby and cricket, for instance.
Take an example - on a football pitch, the players do not respect the ref. They challenge him on penalty, free kick and yellow card decisions, sometimes pulling in all the players AND coaching staff.
In rugby, 30 much bigger men bash into each other, but when the ref's whistle blows, they immediately stop their crap and accept his decision. Same with cricket - higher quality sportsmen.
BTW, you are doing a fantastic job of tearing India apart!

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Thinking wrote:
I don't follow football but I think that red cards and penalties are too heavy handed. I think the petty nature of the modern game could, over time, be improved by 10 minute sin bins.
Dissent to the ref: sin bin
Bad behaviour: sin bin
Diving: sin bin
I might follow football again if I could look at most of the players without deriding their bad tempered petulance.
Great idea. I would take it a bit further: A citing commission, like we have in rugby. Let's say the attacking player takes a dive and gets away with it. I'd like to see him cited and banned for 3 or 4 games.

Also, slap the players with some real fines! I remember some South American star was fined about 10,000 Euros for some kind of misconduct. 10,000 Euros??? For a guy that earns 100,000 Euros a WEEK? That is like fining me the price of a bag of crisps.
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Cook's run out was odd, wasn't it? C'est la vie.
Didn't watch it. Work cuts into my cricket watching time.

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Thinking wrote:
I don't follow football but I think that red cards and penalties are too heavy handed. I think the petty nature of the modern game could, over time, be improved by 10 minute sin bins.
Dissent to the ref: sin bin
Bad behaviour: sin bin
Diving: sin bin
I might follow football again if I could look at most of the players without deriding their bad tempered petulance.
Cook's run out was odd, wasn't it? C'est la vie.
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509/6 After day 3.

A near 200 run lead, with 4 wickets remaining. Prior is a decent batsman and Swannie can stack up a few quick runs. Batting normally, you can have another 100 runs in the first session tomorrow; that will mean a near 300 run lead, with 5 sessions to go... This game is in the bag, methinks.
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Apparently there was a 4 day game recently at this ground where only 15 wickets fell, but it's starting to do a bit more now. Our bowlers should have enough time and they've been well rested.

Ideally another 100 runs whilst scuffing up the wicket would be great, but I don't mind if we crash and burn for just another 50 runs if our bowlers are up for it.
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509/6 After day 3.
A near 200 run lead, with 4 wickets remaining. Prior is a decent batsman and Swannie can stack up a few quick runs. Batting normally, you can have another 100 runs in the first session tomorrow; that will mean a near 300 run lead, with 5 sessions to go... This game is in the bag, methinks.

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Thinking wrote:
Apparently there was a 4 day game recently at this ground where only 15 wickets fell, but it's starting to do a bit more now. Our bowlers should have enough time and they've been well rested.
Ideally another 100 runs whilst scuffing up the wicket would be great, but I don't mind if we crash and burn for just another 50 runs if our bowlers are up for it.
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Well, I like aggressive declarations, so I would say give them 5 innings to bat through.

Had I been captain, I'd tell the batsmen to get their eye in tomorrow and have a go - get that run rate up and stack up as much before the interval. You got India on the ropes here
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Dec 7, 2012
 
I don't think we'll be hanging around.
England last won a series in India in 1985, I'm starting to feel optimistic.
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Well, I like aggressive declarations, so I would say give them 5 innings to bat through.
Had I been captain, I'd tell the batsmen to get their eye in tomorrow and have a go - get that run rate up and stack up as much before the interval. You got India on the ropes here

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Thinking wrote:
I don't think we'll be hanging around.
England last won a series in India in 1985, I'm starting to feel optimistic.
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Your position is certainly very strong. It would take an inhuman effort (or weather) to allow India to force the draw.

We got the Kiwi's next month, however, I am pissed at they way they arranged the tour.

Usually, first test takes place on 16-20 December. Second test, 26-30 December (usually at the Wanderers) and the New Year's Test, held at the majestic Newlands-venue. This is the way it has been for a great many years. The second test is the best bit of television I get to watch all year - After Christmas, one is fed up with the year, with family and everthing associated with holidays. That translates to 5 days of complete and utter inactivity in front of the TV. I get to be as lazy as I want (which is, pretty lazy).
I get to lie on the couch and only get up for eating or taking a leak.

Now, those rat bastards have taken it away from me! Instead, there is one T20 to be played on the 26th!

I feel like killing someone.

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Dec 7, 2012
 
Thinking wrote:
Apparently there was a 4 day game recently at this ground where only 15 wickets fell, but it's starting to do a bit more now. Our bowlers should have enough time and they've been well rested.
Ideally another 100 runs whilst scuffing up the wicket would be great, but I don't mind if we crash and burn for just another 50 runs if our bowlers are up for it.
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Please speak English!!!

Can somebody translate this? Damn foreigners.
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I think you'll stuff NZ in all formats, especially with their captain issues. Much like England had when SA were in town. I think you must be performing some strong voodoo prior to each series.
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Your position is certainly very strong. It would take an inhuman effort (or weather) to allow India to force the draw.
We got the Kiwi's next month, however, I am pissed at they way they arranged the tour.
Usually, first test takes place on 16-20 December. Second test, 26-30 December (usually at the Wanderers) and the New Year's Test, held at the majestic Newlands-venue. This is the way it has been for a great many years. The second test is the best bit of television I get to watch all year - After Christmas, one is fed up with the year, with family and everthing associated with holidays. That translates to 5 days of complete and utter inactivity in front of the TV. I get to be as lazy as I want (which is, pretty lazy).
I get to lie on the couch and only get up for eating or taking a leak.
Now, those rat bastards have taken it away from me! Instead, there is one T20 to be played on the 26th!
I feel like killing someone.

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Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>I feel like killing someone.
Hint: never put thoughts like that on paper. Which brings up the question ... is this kind of like cyber-paper?

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Over here in America, Americans vote indirectly for POTUS.
You do understand the difference between direct and indirect?
And as I pointed your at least a dozen times- as many times as you have toes- the electoral college VOTES for the POTUS.
Votes.
Compared to... I don't know let me see... oh, over in the United KINGdom where the prime minister is appointed by the monarch.
Been here before the operative word is “indirectly”– i.e. you don’t actually vote for who will become president you vote for the person who votes for who will become president. Which of course means that YOU don’t vote for who will become president.

Thank you for admitting it at last that the Electoral College votes for who will become president. Have you been studying what you have been rabbiting about and denying for weeks? Good of you to admit that you made an error in the past and that you lie in this very post, you have never admitted that the electoral college votes for who will be president, you have always argues until blue in the face that YOU vote

But you still know bugger all about British politics do you? Never mind I’ll wait for you to change your mind or move the goalposts again, you are so good (but blindingly obvious) at that.

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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You take a long time to ignore something.
I bet you ignored your ex husband out of the house, eh?
How far do you want to go back on this? I have been telling you since you started with you stupidity.

And once again more JW lies, well done, your god can see everything you spew. I hope you sleep well knowing that you are such a hatefully lying T\/\/AT. Just because you wife p|ssed off and left you for a guy who can actually satisfy her is not my problem
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You have told us that the electoral college appoints the POTUS.
I have told you the electoral college elects the POTUS.
One of us is right, and one of us is wrong.
So far, you have not been right.
Must be you who is wrong because I make it a point to be right.

Like for instance that my children to not pray at school
Like the fist working enigma machine was captured by the British in 1941
Like in 1939 the Brits had the biggest navy
Like the US bankers caused the 2007 global depression
Like the Electoral College votes for who will be president, not the voters
Like the Prime Minister is chosen by his “elected” party from persons voted by his/her constituents.
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As I said: Ireland is to the west of England.
In answer to the question: Is Ireland to the west of England, yes or no? the correct response could be one word, yes. It contains no no assumptions, and the respondent who answers the question directly admits to accepting that assumption.
The question: Is Ireland to the west of England, yes or no? therefore is not a loaded question.
Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
HMMMMMMMMMM.
It contains no assumptions, and the respondent who answers the question directly does not have to assume that assumption, and there is no consequence in responding outside of looking like an idiot if he or she is wrong.
Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no? Is it a loaded question?
It is not.
If you don’t want responses to your questions than try asking the mirror and not posting them publicly on topix.

I agreed that Ireland was west of England, but you simply have to rant on until you realise your stupidity. Your ignorance expects the black or white answer “yes”. You are actually ignoring the political and hysterical significance because fact totally screws up your pedantic black and white aspect on life. You are also ignoring the geographical significance of the rest of my post. But hey, it’s barfy butt breath I am taking to here so it’s expected.

As to your second question, I have already agreed. A point that you repeatedly ignore and ignore and ignore and ignore and ignore and ignore and ignore.

My replies contain no assumption, just facts, the facts that you ignore such as Wales is west of England (prove me wrong), It is in no way is a loaded statement but you picked it up like a rotweiler with new dentures. Here are some more, the sky is up, your are a senile old T\/\/AT, you do not vote for who will be appointed president, Ireland is split into 2 countries

That last one is political and historical fact. Just as the northern American continent is split into 3 countries. Live with that fact and until and if Northern Ireland becomes independent from the UK, that’s the way it will stay no matter how hard you stamp your feet.

Is Canada to the north of the USA

Is Mexico to the south of the USA

Is Hawaii west of the USA

Do you vote for who will be president?

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You mean like all your anti-USA tirades, you denying the vital help the UK got from the USA in two world wars?
Why don't you show everyone where an American said they did it on their own.
Wow you have surpassed yourself today that’s twice you have admitted your fook ups

“help”– thank you, at long long last for that word “help” Another American is converted form fantasy to truth

Well if you want to know where, just look back through this thread (and the hundreds of other threads on topix). Consider some of the posts you have made, and Aura does a good imitation too but at least he (sometimes) admits it’s a joke.

Oh just and juts google “amercia won WW2”

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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One of our many differences, Skanque: I don't have to make up things you do not say to prove my point (which I have to do a few dozen times before you run away without confessing that I was right all along).
Dream on, you contradict yourself so much. And lying will upset your JW god and you wont go to heaven – tought
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A short blurb, do see the word "elected" featured prominently... not appointed.
How Does The Electoral College Work?
Kathy Gill
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Told ya that YOU, the voter does not get to elect who will be president

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