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#630234 Jun 15, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
You are religiously intolerant, you aren't following their credo.

"The people who worked on this site came from all walks of life and a gamut of religious beliefs. We sincerely hope that we have communicated our passion for science education. Moreover, we hope that we have demonstrated respect for all beliefs, religious and secular."

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Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#630235 Jun 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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The Man of Steel was the BEST Superman movie EVER!
RR gives it two thumbs up.
Glad you enjoyed it!

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#630236 Jun 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>You are religiously intolerant, you aren't following their credo.

"The people who worked on this site came from all walks of life and a gamut of religious beliefs. We sincerely hope that we have communicated our passion for science education. Moreover, we hope that we have demonstrated respect for all beliefs, religious and secular."
I'm not intolerant of religion, although that is becoming more and more difficult.

I am intolerant of religiously mandated willful ignorance and religions' attempts to perpetuate that ignorance.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#630237 Jun 15, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>The 2nd Amendment was only passed to ensure legality of the slave patrol militia in the slaver states, i.e., militias to hunt down escaped slaves. They had to do this to get agreement from racist states like Georgia to pass the whole Bill of Rights. However when the 13th Amendment was passed outlawing slavery all the states, someone forgot to get rid of the 2nd Amendment. However the 13th Amendment nullified the purpose of the 2nd.
Funny fact, Mississippi just got around to passing the 13th Amendment.
I wondered where you got this garbage from . I have to admit I was really really surprised that the liberal elitist pigs would attempt to rewrite history while trying to destroy the second amendment. That's about the worst possible thing anyone could do is to write lies and distort history. You nearly as without moral compass to parrot this garbage for your own opinion piece determination on why liberty and freedom should be thrown out the window and our rights trampled over by the very type people the founding fathers wrote the amendment in attempt to protect freedom from.

But this does take the cake with the assertion slavery , rather keeping slaves and the confederacy had anything to do with the second amendment. It is a feeble attempt to vilify reason for our constitutional rights. It is also treason and the treachery of the foulest human being to push lies such as this.
Liars being the thing most people loathe, including those who wish to be spared from the evil of bad men with guns, are horrified at the rancid odor of the despicable promoters of outright lies by phony crooks that stop at nothing to gain power through deception.

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Westcliffe, CO

#630238 Jun 15, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Higher education breeds lower beliefs in the supernatural.
Higher education just means a higher and deeper level of indoctrination in a particular mindset and worldview, and immersion in that indoctrination. Such becomes vested interests.

There is no difference between you believing in the absolute truths of the physical methodology of exploring our existence and purpose and that of those who follow a more spiritual path. Insofar as continued existence in this physical plane, both are going to die and leave behind. Ultimately useless knowledge. On a strictly material viewpoint, it is a waste of time arguing about it, which calls into question why Topix atheists are even on here. On a spiritual viewpoint the argumentation is a reinforcement of belief and looking to a future.

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#630239 Jun 15, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Those are not private transportation. Try to use your head for more than an ashtray, sir.
They are private owned by a business.:p

I like the freedom to come and go on a personal whim, not only when a bus or train or plane is scheduled to run.



When The Machine Stops, or whatever tool governs our movement through life, all society is immobilized if it relies on public transport.

There is a much shorter student film that gets the general idea across but this retro film is so cool, so spot on with the spirit of the short story that I thought I'd treat the thread to it.

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#630240 Jun 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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No, I said you live in your own little cocoon, and I suspect you ain't no butterfly.
That worm ain't never morphing, no matter how much he spends on ladies' undies. ;)

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#630241 Jun 15, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Higher education just means a higher and deeper level of indoctrination in a particular mindset and worldview, and immersion in that indoctrination. Such becomes vested interests.
There is no difference between you believing in the absolute truths of the physical methodology of exploring our existence and purpose and that of those who follow a more spiritual path. Insofar as continued existence in this physical plane, both are going to die and leave behind. Ultimately useless knowledge. On a strictly material viewpoint, it is a waste of time arguing about it, which calls into question why Topix atheists are even on here. On a spiritual viewpoint the argumentation is a reinforcement of belief and looking to a future.

Oh there is a difference, a fundamental one Dave.
A seeing and believing difference.
The spiritual path is believing without seeing it.
The academic path is seeing it to believe it.
Spiritual requires nothing physical to believe it.
Academics requires the physical to believe it.
But you are also saying knowledge is useless, I don't think this is so. But I agree topix is a perfect example of an exercise in futility.

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#630242 Jun 15, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Paranoid much? We want to keep "our" guns but take yours away? Where do you get that idea?
Also, let's be serious - the whole far right fantasy about "rising up" against a tyrannical government bolstered by the power of personal firearms is nothing but a pipe dream. What would we do with shotguns and rifles against the most powerful military on earth?
The U.N. considers themselves a liberal organization yet they want to be armed with the latest, best weaponry for *peace keeping*. THAT is hypocritical. THEY want to choose (for the entire planet) who gets guns and who has 1.3 children and what shots those 1.3 are immunized with, and yet, all of their programs are funded by the citizens of the U.S. taxpayers [of course], so fk you lamewad. This BS is promoted by people who have the nerve to call themselves liberals but who spend an inordinate amount of their time trying to control other peoples' lives. It kinda goes against the true definition of the word "liberal", dontcha think?

That was a rhetorical question, coz I know you will argue against any comment I make no matter what. It's what you do, argue, whether you make sense or not.

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#630243 Jun 15, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>This situation again demonstrates RR's lack of ability to make sensible analogies and your predilection to back up everything he says.
....
FYI, I have not agreed with him on everything. Example: I disagreed about disciplining a baby.

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#630244 Jun 15, 2013
Greens - tuf wrote:
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First and foremost, where did the alphabet come from ?
I make up words. Beautiful ones.

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#630245 Jun 15, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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So you are saying rubber bullets and bean bag guns don't exist?
Guns were designed to inflict harm and initially the design was to kill. That doesn't mean all guns are designed with a singular purpose. There are guns designed for other reasons, and nothing you type can negate or invalidate this fact. Skeet trap and sporting clays supports the guns specifically designed for this competition, which is also an Olympic Sport.
There is also International and American pistol shooter associations with competitions and designers who build guns specifically for them as well as Bowling pin shooting and guns designed to kill bowling pins.
Rubber bullets could kill if they hit just the right/wrong spot. I'd hate to take one in the eye.

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#630246 Jun 15, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> What is particularly distressing to me is that the police are trained to shoot to kill, and the ammo they use is very good at it. In fact so good it is illegal by Geneva convention standards as being inhumane and immoral because it is so devastating. So the US government uses ammo on it's own people, that it can't use fighting our enemies. That's sorta saying something , I know what to call it but can anyone else agree what to call it?
Hypocrisy.

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#630247 Jun 15, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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That style target would be preferred in training to kill other humans. But all targets are not other humans, can you agree to that?
Yep, I've used bottles and cans or a simple bull's eye target pinned on a bale of hay in front of a hill.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#630248 Jun 15, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Rubber bullets could kill if they hit just the right/wrong spot. I'd hate to take one in the eye.
Absolutely, I don't want be shot with anything.
Unless it's gonna feel good. lol

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#630249 Jun 15, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Oh there is a difference, a fundamental one Dave.
A seeing and believing difference.
The spiritual path is believing without seeing it.
The academic path is seeing it to believe it.
Spiritual requires nothing physical to believe it.
Academics requires the physical to believe it.
But you are also saying knowledge is useless, I don't think this is so. But I agree topix is a perfect example of an exercise in futility.
Ah...

If a Topix atheist believes they are intelligent, full of life, and useful additions to the life experience of everyone, yet do not display it, is that a spiritual path?

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#630250 Jun 15, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Wait a sec, you've never driven on a public road?!
That's unusual.
He's "insecure", and that's an understatement.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#630251 Jun 15, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, I've used bottles and cans or a simple bull's eye target pinned on a bale of hay in front of a hill.
Rabbits at a hundred yards with a 6mm 65 grain bullet are better than bottles or cans. They make these interesting red mists along with patches of fur flying. An explosion of color.

Rabbits were made for killing and eating, by man or vulture.

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#630252 Jun 15, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Lets see you build a house out of guns.
Anyone who sells guns for a living does exactly that.

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#630254 Jun 15, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Um, Alice doesn't have a vlog that we know of, sir.
Don't make me show how I know that you are the Alice of malice.
You won't like it.

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