Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#233658 Jul 27, 2014
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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and yet President Obama is responsible for Amb. Stevens death, the IRS targeting conservative groups....yada yada yada.
Bush is to blame for the use of torture, he had Gonzales write the memo justifying it. He ordered the invasion of Iraq, it was his administration that okayed the use of torture, kidnapping and imprisonmnet without trial, his administration came up with enemy combatant to circumvent the geneva convention
There was no torture.

You are making shit up.

Our military was authorized to blow their flesh and bones into bits and fragments.

But pouring a little water up their nose,....OOOOOHHH NOOOOOOOOO!!

There was no torture - not one instance.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#233659 Jul 27, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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I see. A completed infinity can never exist.
But one might exist. Even though it cannot exist.
If we cannot measure something, it might be a completed infinity, even though it cannot exist.
A married bachelor cannot exist. But one might exist, if we cannot see him, even though he cannot exist.
Got it. Thanks, man.
The platypus didn't exist either, till we found out it did.
If infinities exist we could never prove it, it would take forever.
In this way we can only say it is moving toward infinity, we will never have enough time to completely count it. That is what an infinite density or infinite distance is an incalculable number so large, there is no number that completes it no matter how arbitrarily large it becomes it cannot complete the measure.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#233660 Jul 27, 2014
River Tam wrote:
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So does the U.S.A.
I see a trend here. Somebody stole some land and now somebody is finding a way to get it back, yes?
We stole El Salvadore's land?

I see. Thanks, man.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233661 Jul 27, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> He was also into gambling and prostitution, hmm lets see....
Human trafficking, drugs , gambling and prostitution, the sheriff is a mobster?
So are the people that brought those illegals into town. The smugglers. Why are you trying to pin the blame on him only?

Some of those young immigrant girls will service 20-60 illegal workers, and others, per day. To pay off those that got them there, or because they were kidnapped.

The smugglers enable the exploitation. They advertise the good life in America, and provide the means to sneak in. It's a systemic problem.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#233662 Jul 27, 2014
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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the law you are talking about wass also enacted to combat child soldiers...I contend that being forced to join a drug cartel/gand is a form of child soldiering
being forced to join a drug gang or being killed does fall under presecution, does it not?
Not unless you rewrite the law.

"... account of race, religion, nationality,
membership in a particular social group, or political
opinion. This definition of refugee is set forth in
101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)"

Of course, we have a president who thinks he can rewrite laws.

He actually has.

Supreme Court stopped him on a few occasions.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#233664 Jul 27, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I never said I liked it, only that my compassion is greater than my greed here.
I know it will harm me,( a little) and that it's not good for me or my country.
But empathy decides that these people deserve our sacrificing a little to accommodate them into becoming Americans. This is America remember?
Not some greedy robber tribe of heartless cannibals. Sire we have to set some limits though.
Why do we have to have limits?

Having limits contradicts your description of what America is.

We do have limits. The limits have been put in place by consent of the people who live here as citizens, and govern themselves as a sovereign nation.

Those limits are not stringent, and definitely not cruel.

When we abandon those limits, as Obamajab did with his 2012 executive order, we get what we are getting on our border right now.

If they are rewarded as you suggest, we get more.

They should be humanely cared for, housed, processed, and sent back safely.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#233665 Jul 27, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
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The platypus didn't exist either, till we found out it did.
If infinities exist we could never prove it, it would take forever.
In this way we can only say it is moving toward infinity, we will never have enough time to completely count it. That is what an infinite density or infinite distance is an incalculable number so large, there is no number that completes it no matter how arbitrarily large it becomes it cannot complete the measure.
A completed infinity is not something undiscovered, like a platypus, it is something which cannot exist, by its own inherent properties.

If it were completed, it would not be infinity.

Infinity is an abstraction - it has no application to physical reality.

You are not an abstraction. The universe is not an abstraction. Physical properties are not abstractions.

Cutting pizza into infinite slices is an abstraction. But you can't fit infiinite pieces of pizza into a 16' x 16' x 2' box.

Most people can get that.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233666 Jul 27, 2014
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/business...

Oh, yes. Evidence of the wealth this flood of economic refugees has brought to this economic system.

If you work for a wage you are in that middle.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#233667 Jul 27, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
A completed infinity is not something undiscovered, like a platypus, it is something which cannot exist, by its own inherent properties.
If it were completed, it would not be infinity.
Infinity is an abstraction - it has no application to physical reality.
You are not an abstraction. The universe is not an abstraction. Physical properties are not abstractions.
Cutting pizza into infinite slices is an abstraction. But you can't fit infiinite pieces of pizza into a 16' x 16' x 2' box.
Most people can get that.
You could never fit the universe in a box of any size either, because it's infinite.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Manhattan Beach, CA

#233668 Jul 27, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Yeah. Someone else's little darlings.
Third worlders don't have the same set of values your privileged little ass grew up with. They grab what they can. You WILL be competing with them. The open floodgate doesn't allow for them to be assimilated as when the influx was controlled.
It's OK, Dave.

Even the paranoid are sometimes followed.

In any case, you can always build yourself a civil defense shelter.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Manhattan Beach, CA

#233669 Jul 27, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Don't try bleeding heart me, sweetheart.
How about me, can I bleeding heart you, Dave?

I have lots of stories.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Manhattan Beach, CA

#233670 Jul 27, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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What do you think the purpose of a nation having borders is?
What kind of sentence is THAT?

I think River has it right--you're high as a kite.

By the way, the purpose of a nation having borders is bananas.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Manhattan Beach, CA

#233671 Jul 27, 2014
River Tam wrote:
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I don't like borders, Buck.
Are you even allowed to vote?
Where's Catcher? We need a lawyer here.
You've been in prison for 50-60 percent of my life. I'm not sure of the exact percentage because I'm on Buck math.
It's hopeless, River.

Buck doesn't respond to logic.

And he makes up his own laws, and has a personal interpretation of the Constitution.

You're doing just fine with him.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233672 Jul 27, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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How about me, can I bleeding heart you, Dave?
I have lots of stories.
No.

So do I.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Manhattan Beach, CA

#233673 Jul 27, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
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No.
So do I.
Come on, don't be a party pooper.

Let's have a story contest, Dave.

The loser gets humanely waterboarded by Buck.

Deal?

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233674 Jul 27, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> You could never fit the universe in a box of any size either, because it's infinite.
Even an infinite box? Or a future infinite box? Or an infinite number of infinite boxes if you could divide infinities into infintely small infinities?

Thete has to be an infinite variety of infinities, and boxes to fit them in. You can grow your infinity from a singularity to fill the box.

We know it has to be possible because you told us so, what with the infinite possibilities of anything floating around in the infiniteness of time and space.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233675 Jul 27, 2014
http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/07/26...

Interesting, but I posted that for the quote in it.

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts"

Richard Feynman

He knew lots of scientists.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#233676 Jul 27, 2014
Heh heh.

Bunch of stuff bouncing around in the mind and then a shower. Things come together.

Look at a drop of water acting as a lens. Put yourself in the middle looking outward. Might see a red shift in the distance. You will see a background haze of sorts.

Or something like that. Gets complicated.
Patrick

United States

#233677 Jul 27, 2014
Britain’s Prince George, who is celebrating his first birthday this week, is facing a rising chorus of criticism within the United Kingdom, with many calling the first year of his reign a major disappointment.

Alistair Strott, a journalist and one of George’s most outspoken critics, calls the Prince’s first year “long on hype and short on solid achievement.”

“Like a lot of us, I followed the royal birth last year with a great deal of excitement and anticipation,” says Strott.“But one year in, we all have to look at each other and say,‘That’s it?’”

While defenders of Prince George cite a packed schedule of events during his first year, Strott is unimpressed.“Yes, he’s been on TV and magazine covers,” he says.“So have the Kardashians.”

The journalist is not alone in criticizing Prince George, as a recent U.K. poll called his inaugural year the worst first year for a royal baby since the Second World War.

Strott acknowledged that George had spent much of his first year in office learning to walk, but added,“If he’s learned to talk, he certainly hasn’t said anything memorable.”

On most of the major issues facing Britain today, from unemployment to its relationship with the European Union,“George has been missing in action,” Strott says.

Buckingham Palace has already started the drumbeat of publicity for Prince George’s second year, but Strott remains skeptical.“People can call this child ‘royal’ if they like, but the word I’d choose is ‘overrated,’” he says.

Since: May 09

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#233678 Jul 27, 2014
Dave Nelson wrote:
Heh heh.
Bunch of stuff bouncing around in the mind and then a shower. Things come together.
Look at a drop of water acting as a lens. Put yourself in the middle looking outward. Might see a red shift in the distance. You will see a background haze of sorts.
Or something like that. Gets complicated.
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