In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#45568 Dec 29, 2012
Khatru wrote:
Isn't involuntary servitude a form of slavery?
T'aint.

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#45569 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy
(QUOTE)
mon·ar·chy
[mon-er-kee] noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.
2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.

Synonyms
1. See kingdom.
Danzig

Västerås, Sweden

#45571 Dec 29, 2012
Maybe worth mentioning that countries, nations and borders are invented things too, products of the imagination, and originally they were formed around robbers, who later on called themselves kings, and who stole from and subjected the people within certain land areas.

The models of society we have today derive from those unnatural models which were formed with violence, and their purpose hasn't changed at all, even if the subjecting today happens with more developed methods than by swords and spears.

To reach real freedom and truth, and to create a world we really want, we have to understand the world we have inherited and how to make changes to the better. To do that, we have to understand who we are, so the change begins in oneself. Again, I recommend that you read Alkuajatus - The Original Thought. It's really something new and different.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45574 Dec 30, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
(QUOTE)
mon·ar·chy
[mon-er-kee] noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.
2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.
Synonyms
1. See kingdom.
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853 <-- official state website

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45575 Dec 30, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
(QUOTE)
mon·ar·chy
[mon-er-kee] noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.
2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.
Synonyms
1. See kingdom.
and the king of sweden have no supreme power

de·moc·ra·cy [dih-mok-ruh-see]

government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
swxxxt

Masontown, PA

#45576 Dec 30, 2012
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Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#45577 Dec 30, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
T'aint.
"The term involuntary servitude is used in reference to any type of slavery, peonage, or compulsory labor for the satisfaction of debts. Two essential elements of involuntary servitude are involuntariness, which is compulsion to act against one's will, and servitude, which is some form of labor for another. Imprisonment without forced labor is not involuntary servitude, nor is unpleasant labor when the only direct penalty for not performing it is the withholding of money or the loss of a job."

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#45580 Dec 30, 2012
bsfoot gives religitards an even worse name.
Khatru wrote:
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"The term involuntary servitude is used in reference to any type of slavery, peonage, or compulsory labor for the satisfaction of debts. Two essential elements of involuntary servitude are involuntariness, which is compulsion to act against one's will, and servitude, which is some form of labor for another. Imprisonment without forced labor is not involuntary servitude, nor is unpleasant labor when the only direct penalty for not performing it is the withholding of money or the loss of a job."
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...

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#45581 Dec 30, 2012
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy
World English Dictionary
monarchy
— n, pl -chies

1. a form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead .

The official name of Sweden is: the Kingdom of Sweden.

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#45582 Dec 30, 2012
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
and the king of sweden have no supreme power
World English Dictionary
monarchy
— n, pl -chies

1. a form of government in which supreme authority ...******* whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead ****

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#45583 Dec 30, 2012
Just Results wrote:
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I know.
Reported.

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#45584 Dec 30, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
"The term involuntary servitude
Context.

The 13th amendment of the US Constitution abolished all slavery.

It also abolished involuntary servitude except under the conditions noted.


I don't have time to teach you English where obviously your school masters have already failed.

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#45585 Dec 30, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
"The term involuntary servitude is used in reference to any type of slavery, peonage, or compulsory labor for the satisfaction of debts"
PS: Involuntary servitude is not slavery. That is why they have two words which mean two different things.

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Watford, UK

#45586 Dec 30, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Context.
The 13th amendment of the US Constitution abolished all slavery.
It also abolished involuntary servitude except under the conditions noted.
I don't have time to teach you English where obviously your school masters have already failed.
In other words it abolished all slavery except involuntary servitude which still remains legal.

Yes or no?

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#45587 Dec 30, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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In other words it abolished all slavery except involuntary servitude which still remains legal.
Yes or no?
Have you stopped downloading kiddy porn, yes or no?

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Watford, UK

#45588 Dec 30, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Have you stopped downloading kiddy porn, yes or no?
In other words:

You've lost this round so you resort to doing what you always do when you're beaten.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

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Nykvarn, Sweden

#45589 Dec 30, 2012
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853 <-- official state website

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#45590 Dec 30, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
In other words:
In other words: you can never quote me, you have to create a straw man.

"Slavery" and "involuntary servitude" are not interchangeable.

Not in the English language.

Particularly when used in the same sentence to define two things.

Though ignorant dolts creating straw men may try.

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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#45591 Dec 30, 2012
Mikko wrote:
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy
king·dom
noun
Definition of KINGDOM
2
: a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchical form of government headed by a king or queen

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#45592 Dec 30, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
In other words: you can never quote me, you have to create a straw man.
"Slavery" and "involuntary servitude" are not interchangeable.
Not in the English language.
Particularly when used in the same sentence to define two things.
Though ignorant dolts creating straw men may try.
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It makes no difference, wetpants.

Whether you treat them individually or as one..

According to your constitution "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude are legal"

"except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted"

In other words, for some people who fall foul of the law, slavery and involuntary servitude are still legal in America.

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