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 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
So tell me how many people voted in the choice of who would run for president? What was that again?- 538 out of what… 190+ million voters
120 million voters, Skanque, there is no requirement for people to vote if they don't want to vote and like in the UK one third of the people who can vote don't.

Now I understand: you had absolutely NO SAY in who is the PM, whatsoever.

The UK PM is APPOINTED: just as I said.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
There are around 44 million voters in the UK
And these 44 million voters had no say in who was the PM, none.

I have asked you in what election did you have a chance to mark a selection for PM.

Of course: you won't say that you never have had a chance, and you will never ever get a chance.

PS: By Peter Jeary, NBC News

LONDON -- Democracy is a valuable commodity; revolutions are fought to win it, lives are lost defending it, constitutions are written to enshrine it and billions of dollars are spent making it mean something. However, an initiative in Britain to extend the scope of democracy has met with an emphatic thumbs-down by the electorate, raising questions about how the nation has its say in who-runs-what.

On Thursday, voters in England and Wales, with the exception of London, had the opportunity to elect the first-ever Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC). These new regional officials, paid upwards of $150,000 a year, have the power to set policing budgets, fix priorities and hire and fire chief constables -- the most senior officers in the force.
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But in the end, most people didn’t bother to vote.

Fewer than one-in-six eligible voters cast their ballots, with none of the regions achieving even a 20 per cent turn-out, according to data compiled by the Electoral Reform Society. One polling station in Wales failed to have even a single voter cross its threshold. Among those who did vote, the proportion of invalid ballots was three-times higher than normally seen at a parliamentary election.

The turnout was so low that the Electoral Commission, the independent watchdog responsible for monitoring British elections, announced an inquiry into just what went wrong, describing voter apathy as “a concern for anyone who cares about democracy."
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Jan 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
provided by the government and the RN from the actual start of the war in 1939, consider yourself refuted
I provided real numbers and you haven't.

My numbers prove the US inventory was higher. The US did not decommission any of those ships and in fact ended up trading 50 more ships- that were part of the 400+ ship Navy we had in 1937- to the UK because it didn't have enough ships to escort the cargo ships full of munitions the USA was giving you because you didn't have enough ammo and other goods to fight the war.

PS: If the UK did not (desperately) need our help in WWII, why were they begging for the 50 ships (and all the goods were provided) before the war (for the US) start?

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Jan 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
If you are horrified with the idea of a man running off with a black man
Actually, Skanque: everyone here is fully aware that ***YOU*** are the one who suggested it.

Not that my wife must have run off with another man, but run off with a BLACK man.

This reflects ***YOUR*** racism, not mine dear.

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#46441
Jan 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
No I don’t like drippydicks...
Tasted awful, huh?

BTW: guys don't care and guys don't notice. I guess we don't spend all the face time you have... you know... in real life, in actual experience.

We appreciate the extra work you do for us in that regard, by the way.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
FYI, my children are black, well that lovely golden dark brown you get in children born with one black and one white parent.
Lucky for you, that narrowed down the field of the potential fathers, eh? hon?

But how is it that you say your children are black and then in the very same sentence you say they are brown?

How long did you tell men that you were a virgin?

Did they get suspicious when your four year old ran in and asked what was for lunch?

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Jan 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
I have repeatedly asked that you consider visiting the STI clinic
AGain, Skanque: with all the references to the up close and personal face time experience with oozing penises you have, I suggest that it's clear you have the real life clap experiences.

That, and your laminated card from the clinic that gives you head of the queue treatment.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
FYI, Hitler was christian.
Stalin was an atheist.
Mao was an atheist.
Pol Pot was an atheist.

If you want to study the numbers of people in the last 100 years or so, it looks like the atheists are still winning the humans killed.

If you want to insist it was about religion...

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Jan 18, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Your picture is enough to soften anything, Chubby.
Sometimes permanently, for those who fail to look away quickly, apparently.
Aw, you're flirting with me, how cute.

“There is no god!”

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Government type: constitutional monarchy
source: http://www.indexmundi.com/sweden/government_t ...
Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy form of government and a highly developed economy.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden
Sweden is a democracy

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Jan 18, 2013
 
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You did.
Quote above.
You keep working on your ESL classes.
No i didn't

you should go to school and learn about sweden instead of using cia world fact book

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KittenKoder wrote:
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Aw, you're flirting with me, how cute.
Get some D-cells, Chubby.

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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Stalin was an atheist.
Mao was an atheist.
Pol Pot was an atheist.
If you want to study the numbers of people in the last 100 years or so, it looks like the atheists are still winning the humans killed.
If you want to insist it was about religion...
nope
nope
nope

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Get some D-cells, Chubby.
You take batteries? This is interesting, and kinky.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
What's all this talk about the Enigma being undecipherable? It was little more than a character scrambling electric typewriter. Why are we mucking about with Quantum Cryptography if the Nazis already invented an unbreakable code generating machine? Undecipherable? Hogwash! Maybe back in those days. How often did they change the 'key'? Could it even be changed or was it hardwired (geared?) into the device?

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Jan 18, 2013
 
RHill wrote:
How often did they change the 'key'? Could it even be changed or was it hardwired (geared?) into the device?
All the time.

The big break came when someone got sloppy and reused the same one.

It was... "LIKE" an IBM Selectric typewriter and had... four "balls" "elements" in IBM-eese and they were selected from a box of elements and you had to have the right elements (aka rotors, so now you can shift to the IBM Wheelwriter, aka daisy wheels) in the machine to decypher the message.

So... if you want to stretch the metaphor to a strict "substitution" code (A=K, K=P), not only would you have to figure out the substitution, you'd have to do it for three (early versions) random rotors (and the Germans added more rotors to each new version)... because (A=K, K=P, then P=Q... then Q=B)

And the rotors the radioman would put in... he'd selected disk from a... "deck"...

The most critical enigma would have been the last one captured by the Americans (U505) as the Germans were aware of the British's capture of the early models of the code machine...

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Jan 18, 2013
 
Mikko wrote:
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nope
nope
nope
Of course, Meatball: you don't acknowledge the Kingdom of Sweden is a monarchy...
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RHill wrote:
What's all this talk about the Enigma being undecipherable? It was little more than a character scrambling electric typewriter. Why are we mucking about with Quantum Cryptography if the Nazis already invented an unbreakable code generating machine? Undecipherable? Hogwash! Maybe back in those days. How often did they change the 'key'? Could it even be changed or was it hardwired (geared?) into the device?
This is not a mystery.
Extensive writing on this subject.
Poland role impressive
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Jan 18, 2013
 
A high percentage of atheists seem to be agnostics?
SupaAFC

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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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.
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de·moc·ra·cy
/di&#712;mäkr&#601;s &#275;/
Noun
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
A state governed in such a way.
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Swallow, SuperFAG.
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.
How does pasting a dictionary definition refute the fact that the monarchy has not refused assent to a bill for over 300 years?

I can only conclude that you think that dictionaries literally define reality. If a duck was defined as having flippers, then ducks all over the world would magically grow flippers.
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You mean the larger half of the UK Parliament?
Gosh, you mean when I say more members of the UK Parliament are appointed, I am right again!
OH MY!
Wipe your chin, SuperFAG!
Nobody has claimed otherwise, but if I could only claim victory by arguing with red herrings, I suppose that is your best option.

Lords, do nothing. Queen, does nothing. Conclusion? Britain is a representative, parliamentary democracy with a figurehead monarch at the top.

Define that, manchild.
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Moving the goalposts, again, SuperFAG?
Like when you insisted ALL PMs were elected and I proved you wrong - that Macmillian was not elected... and you wanted another example?
Of course: I only have actual facts and actual laws on my side...
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Moving the goalposts, again, SuperFAG?
Not at all. You keep saying "Already refuted" for points you have never attempted to refute in the first place as a get-out for actually doing anything. You claim that you have refuted the Queen rubber-stamping bills...

... but have done nothing to demonstrate as such.

Those goalposts have remained firmly in place for over 300 years. You shot wide and claimed victory anyway.
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Like when you insisted ALL PMs were elected and I proved you wrong - that Macmillian was not elected... and you wanted another example?
Of course: I only have actual facts and actual laws on my side...
Macmillan was elected as an MP like any other Prime Minister, first representing Stockton then being Bromley's MP for many years.

Like all MPs in the Commons, he was democratically elected. You -think- he was unelected purely because the Conservatives at the time had no system for replacing PMs in a sitting Parliamentary session, so had to recommend one to the Queen.

Only you seem to think that the Queen acted independently in this issue, which is why you would rather find a case over 50 years old instead of look at the Conservative leadership challenge to Thatcher in 1990, when they did have a system in place.

Regardless, Macmillan was elected just like any other Commons MP. So, whatever victory you think you had, you don't. Accept it, little boy.
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Wipe your chin, SuperFAG.
United KING_dom, monarchy, YES OR NO, BOY!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Barefoot has gone into meltdown again - someone fetch him his blankie.
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HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH!
Funny how it makes a difference if dare I call the UK Britian, FUNNY HOW THAT IS.
I guess the NotBots have being pedantic trademarked.
Nope, couldn't care less as demonstrated in my posts - not your head.

Does my manchild need his nap now? You have gone all grouchy-wouchy.

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