In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#46695 Jan 22, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
And religious kooks on the street keep screaming that Jesus
What do you charge to move goalposts?

I do believe I smell red herring...

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#46696 Jan 22, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
It sure was. Congratulations on being correct for once!
So a democratically elected parliament does not a democracy make.

Putting aside: I don't give a sh!t if a monarchy has an elected parliament or not.

Putting aside: most of the UK Parliament is appointed.

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#46697 Jan 22, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
How about looking at what the Lords - actual, physical people - do instead of simply stating what they can potentially do?
The UK parliament: most members are appointed (1), yes or no?

(1) appointed by the monarchy or inherited post by appointment.

Watch this: Yes.

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#46698 Jan 22, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
We are well aware that you will happily latch onto anything if it suits your purposes, no matter how irrelevant or dated it is.
I like the way when you insist that you are correct and use absolutes, and then I get to break it off in your azz, and then you run away from it, and then scream that in social sciences that blah blah bllah de bo bob doodle and the path of the moon...

When it is truly a YES or NO response that is required.

Like when you told us Macmillan had the UNANIMOUS approval of his party...

Over here in the USA, UNANIMOUS means EVERYONE. If the Senate takes a vote, and it's 99-1 (as sometimes it is): it is NOT UNANIMOUS.

I noticed... you skipped over my question above.

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#46699 Jan 22, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
When your "best" case is going back over 50 years to latch onto a case
Funny, when you insist that something NEVER happens and I say: here you go...

And then you say... well... it doesn't count because it happened over fifty years ago...

Putting aside it is another example of me pulling down your panties in front of everyone YET again... WHAT THAT MEANS IS: IT CAN HAPPEN THAT WAY AGAIN.

And- as we all can recall, we are back to: does the UK monarchy appoint the PM, yes or no?

Watch this: YES.

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#46700 Jan 22, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
You hate the word democracy because it blows your argument out of the water; get over it, little boy.
The USA is a democracy, SuperFAG.

The UK is not. The UK is a monarchy.

Post the definition as many times as you like; I only have to look at the window to see one.

While when you look out the window... you see a monarchy.

“There is no god!”

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#46701 Jan 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The USA is a democracy,
republic

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#46702 Jan 22, 2013
The United States is a republic, not a democracy.

The most technical term, our country is a constitutionally limited representative democratic republic.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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#46703 Jan 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Monarchy.
Yes.

Also a democracy.

There's a range.

You admitted it.

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#46704 Jan 22, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
republic
The federal republic (in the USA) is a kind of democracy.

The monarchy in the UK is a monarchy.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46705 Jan 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The federal republic (in the USA) is a kind of democracy.
The monarchy in the UK is a monarchy.
no it isn't

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#46706 Jan 22, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Funny that , I am not stomping anything, the machines captured form the U110 was the first fully working military spec machine captured.
I proved this wrong, Skanque.

Why not start saying the first fully working military spec with red handles enigma machine captured?

Plenty of room left to move goalposts.

The pigs insisted beds were not beds if they were no sheets/
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#46707 Jan 22, 2013
When bsfoot types his senile prattlings on this forum he wonders what all these foreign people are doing in his secure accommodation.
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
Also a democracy.
There's a range.
You admitted it.

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#46708 Jan 22, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
Also a democracy.
There's a range.
You admitted it.
Funny how you never have that quote when you need it.

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#46709 Jan 22, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
You admitted it.
You altered my quote.

It's what liars do.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#46710 Jan 22, 2013
He did. I saw the post and your reply.
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
Also a democracy.
There's a range.
You admitted it.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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#46711 Jan 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how you never have that quote when you need it.
"The monarch of the UK is much more powerful than the monarch of Sweden."

That's a range of monarchic power, and a range of what's a "monarchy".

Wanna talk about "Absolute Monarchies"? There still are a few.

You're out of your league, you absolutist infant.

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#46712 Jan 22, 2013
Thinking wrote:
He did. I saw the post and your reply.
<quoted text>
Yet no quote.

Funny how that is.

Funny how I do have the quote.

Funny how I have the misquote.

Funny how that is.

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#46714 Jan 22, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>"The monarch of the UK is much more powerful than the monarch of Sweden."
Link it, Macasnoozum.

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#46715 Jan 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Link it, Macasnoozum.
Did you, or did you not , say that?

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