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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Jan 3, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
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BTW: England started the bombing of cities, Germany retaliated.
Wrong.
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Jan 3, 2013
 
If Scotland wants to opt out of the economic relationship they willingly joined in 1707, they need to take Northern Ireland with them. It seems the more intransigent someone is, the more Scottish their surname.
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<quoted text>Considerably to the relief of many of us in the Republic.

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Jan 3, 2013
 
Richardfs wrote:
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Wrong.
Among many sources...
"This was the time when Churchill began to think about the need for an 'absolutely devastating exterminating attack by very heavy bombers from this country upon the Nazi homeland.' When on the night of 24 August 1940 the German air force - the Luftwaffe - accidentally and against Hitler's orders - dropped some bombs over London, the British prime minister requested a retaliatory raid on Berlin. Hitler responded by going ahead with the Blitz, and the following months and years saw tit-for-tat raids on each country's cities.

At the same time, Britain's air force began to realise that its bombers were not able to find and hit specific war targets such as airfields or armament factories. An investigation revealed that just one in five aircraft was succeeding in dropping its bombs within five miles of its target. Under such circumstances, the bombing offensive could only be effective if it was directed at targets as big as cities.

Consequently, in February 1942, Bomber Command was instructed to shift the focus onto the 'morale of the enemy civil population'. This new policy came to be called 'area bombing'.

The aiming points thereafter, for bombing raids, were no longer military or industrial installations, but a church or other significant spot in the centre of industrial towns. And since fire was found to be the most effective means of destroying a town, the bombers now carried mainly incendiary bombs.

Thus, the exigencies of war had rendered the traditional distinction between combatants and non-combatants meaningless. Nearly everybody living in an 'industrial town' was considered to contribute directly or indirectly to the German war effort, and had therefore become a supposedly legitimate target"

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" While Germany refrained from aerial bombing of British cities after the British declaration of war on Germany in September 1939, Britain started aerial bombing of Germany, officially focusing on military and industrial targets, on the night of 15/16 May with 78 bombers against oil targets, 9 against steelworks and 9 against marshaling yards.[11] Oil remained the main British objective until the summer of 1941."
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Jan 3, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
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US = 4,300,000-4,700,000 troops
Canada = 600,0000
Poor Packy.
What's your point, all you've done is embarrass yourself even more, the fact that 600,000 Canadians did more and had more of an impact on world war one that 4 million Americans speaks volumes, don't you think

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Jan 3, 2013
 
straa wrote:
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What's your point,
~stomp stomp stomp~

stomp Packy stomp
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Great! everyone agrees the United Kingdom is in a downhill spiral and soon the only United part of the United KING_dumb will be England. Maybe Wales...
The nation in the most spectacular decline is without doubt the USA, but because you were never that high up to begin with, the speeding fall that America is now going through should be less painfull as you hit the bottom, you barely made even fifty years, what an embarrassment
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barefoot2626 wrote:
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You haven't come close to pissing me off, Skanque, no matter how hard you froth, no matter how you demonstrate just how big a racist you are.
You display every year what a dispicable racist you are when you use worlds like paki, we all know what you are, nothing but poison and bile, the little man syndrome

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Jan 3, 2013
 
Thinking wrote:
If Scotland wants to opt out of the economic relationship they willingly joined in 1707, they need to take Northern Ireland with them. It seems the more intransigent someone is, the more Scottish their surname.
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One has noted the phenomenon.

Hehehe.

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#45726
Jan 3, 2013
 
straa wrote:
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You display every year what a dispicable racist you are when you use worlds like paki
Packy, Packy.

Don't dish it out if you can't take it, Packy.

PS: Packy is the name of the most famous elephant in the USA.

Packy likes to stomp.

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straa wrote:
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The nation in the most spectacular decline is without doubt the USA
~stomp stomp stomp~

The USA hasn't lost an acre of ground in 240 years.

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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The Constitution of Sweden doesn't control the English language.
(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.
the english language doesn't control the swedish constitution.

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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#45729
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barefoot2626 wrote:
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NotBot rules = when he doesn't give you the quote ya need, make one up.
Yes it's better to not be a bot like you and you make thing up about a country you never have visited

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#45730
Jan 3, 2013
 
straa wrote:
the little man syndrome
I'm over six foot, Packy.

And you suffer from the littledick syndrome.

We all have our crosses to bear... or in your case... bare...

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the english language doesn't control the swedish constitution.
It controls the English language.

And the Kingdom of Sweden is a monarchy.

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<-- official state website
You just told us that governments don't control what they are called.

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

Democratic People's Republic of Korea?

So you giving up on that argument?

To be sure: it was a stupid 'counterpoint'- but you were the one who brought it up.
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#45733
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barefoot2626 wrote:
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The USA hasn't lost an acre of ground in 240 years.
That's because you've got no land to lose, haha, all you have is your own country, its all you've ever had, and its all you ever will have, untill it is taken from you, you tried to expand once before, into canada,but it didn't end well for you, defeated and bankrupt,Britain totally kicked your butts, you have never tried again since, and as has been shown, you are not capable of taking countries like britain did
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barefoot2626 wrote:
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I'm over six foot, Packy.
And you suffer from the littledick syndrome.
We all have our crosses to bear... or in your case... bare...
Little man syndrome is little Dick syndrome you dumbass, my god don't you even know the simplest of rudimentary insults, you clearly suffer from the condition, but, thankfully, your god was much kinder to me

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straa wrote:
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That's because you've got no land to lose, haha
All of the UK would fit in one of our states, Packy.

All of the UK is in one time zone.

Give your misplaced jingoism a rest.

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#45736
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straa wrote:
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Little man syndrome
Six foot, Packy.

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#45737
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,Britain totally kicked your butts
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

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Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... well

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**

We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**

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