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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Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#191210 Dec 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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FYi, missiles existed BEFORE sdi was even thought of. In fact, they were a development of German war time technology
I still see no space lasers and multiple launch space platforms and no defensive xray lasers and no neutral particle beam weapons etc, etc that were hyped during the heat of the cold war
You wouldn't even if they have already been deployed.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#191211 Dec 10, 2013
You're dumb. Straight people get cancer too.
Adam wrote:
Homosexuals are cancer for the societies.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#191212 Dec 10, 2013
Buck doesn't even get infinity. He just posts stuff about Hilbert without understanding it all.
ChristineM wrote:
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As yet you have not disproved anything I have said – EVER…

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#191213 Dec 10, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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None of the Bush gang is conservative.
W. did a bit of tax-cutting, but created a new entitlement with prescription drugs, federalized education with a bill he let Teddy "water-world" Kennedy write, and spent like a drunken sailor.
The reason Pelosi did not pursue impeachment of Bush is because there were no grounds.
If there had been, she would have jumped like a bullfrog at it.
As shit-headed dumb as Pelosi is, she's not dumb enough to try that.
Of possible candidates for president in 2016, who would be your preference?

Name(s) only, please.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#191214 Dec 10, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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You are a liberal and liberalism is winning at almost every turn.
Insurance carriers have to pay for birth control pills, viagra, and abortions. In some states you can now marry anything with a pulse. Government spending on social programs has skyrocketed. They just implemented socialized medicine. Amnesty for illegal immigrants is coming back on the table. Pot is becoming legal state by state. We elected the guy with the most liberal voting record in the Senate as president - twice now. The front-running republican candidate for president in the polls is a liberal governor.
To give a sense of how fast the country is moving left (your direction), Mitt Romney, a moderate republican, was successfully portrayed by the media and his opponent as an extreme right-winger.
Your side is winning, Iman.
I should be the one living in Mexico.
Got a spare cot?
Just when I was feeling depressed, you give me some hope.

You forgot to mention the new rules for Senate confirmation of judicial appointments!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#191215 Dec 10, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Those are ground based systems, just developed anti aircraft and missiles. Conventional weaponry shooting down incoming. SDI was targeting ICBM's as they rose and before they headed down. Was more difficult because much larger area and distances covered. The difference between shooting a clay pigeon out of the traphouse and one a couple of hundred yards away.
Even so, this system is a result of Reagan's move into missile defense and work on SDI.

Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Department of Defense:

"More than 25 years ago, President Ronald Reagan challenged the U.S. scientific community to develop antiballistic missile technologies that would improve our national security and reduce our reliance on nuclear weapons. Today, the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, is answering that challenge. The MDA has fielded an initial capability to protect the U.S and our allies against limited ballistic missile attack. The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is becoming more integrated, robust, and global every day."

SDI was also a driving force in the technology for space sensors, space communications, and other areas important to the armed forces.

Some successful testing of SDI was done, but the system succumbed to funding concerns.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#191216 Dec 10, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Just when I was feeling depressed, you give me some hope.
You forgot to mention the new rules for Senate confirmation of judicial appointments!
Thanks, that's a good one.

Now Obamajab can pack the D.C. circuit with hippie radicals.

How did you like the way the "conservative" Chief Justice got around the Constitution on Obamacare?

I bet you liked it. All he had to do was white-out Article I.

No problem there.

“MEET KIKI -She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#191217 Dec 10, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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That's absurd.
You aren't subsidizing the hamburgers.
You are subsidizing what the person eats, drives, or smokes who flips the hamburgers.
The customers are paying for the hamburgers.
If not, you would have to subsidize the burger flipper more.
.. yes, as taxpayers, we subsidize the income of fast-food workers instead of insisting employers pay them a living wage and pass it on to the consumer ..

.. if you go to a dine-in restaurant and order a burger, you probably tip the server. Yes,(s)he's making minimum wage but when you add gratuity, you're paying the true price ..

.. to reduce product cost, fast-food restaurants do not factor in the true value of service. This business model generates profit and demeans the worth of an employee. If anything, it is the ultimate elitist attitude ..

.. if fast-food restaurants paid their employees a livable wage, your burger would cost an additional $1.00. Instead, workers must depend on government handouts to survive ..

.. for me, the picture is wrong. Along with demeaning the value of service people by forcing them to apply for charity, it places an unnecessary tax burden on everyone ..

.. who benefits? The person who likes Big Macs and is too lazy to cook a nutritional meal? How about the restaurant owner? Can't you see anything wrong with the picture ??..

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#191218 Dec 10, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Just when I was feeling depressed, you give me some hope.
You forgot to mention the new rules for Senate confirmation of judicial appointments!
Will come in handy when Attila and his crew gets elected. Unless your crowd can pull a coup first. Which won't go far.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#191219 Dec 10, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Of possible candidates for president in 2016, who would be your preference?
Name(s) only, please.
Cruz.

But he can't win.

Did you know Cruz has argued 9 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court? Has a debating medal from Princeton?

But he can't be as smart as Harry Reid, huh?

If Reagan were coming onto the scene now, he couldn't get the nomination.

That's how far left we've moved.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#191220 Dec 10, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Buck doesn't even get infinity. He just posts stuff about Hilbert without understanding it all.
<quoted text>
I understand when Hilbert says there's no such thing.

Which of those words do you have trouble with?

Nothing infinite exists in reality, furthermore, it is impossible for it to exist.

I understand that.

Is there anything you understand?

Do you know how to wipe your ass?

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#191221 Dec 10, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Even so, this system is a result of Reagan's move into missile defense and work on SDI.
Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Department of Defense:
"More than 25 years ago, President Ronald Reagan challenged the U.S. scientific community to develop antiballistic missile technologies that would improve our national security and reduce our reliance on nuclear weapons. Today, the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, is answering that challenge. The MDA has fielded an initial capability to protect the U.S and our allies against limited ballistic missile attack. The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is becoming more integrated, robust, and global every day."
SDI was also a driving force in the technology for space sensors, space communications, and other areas important to the armed forces.
Some successful testing of SDI was done, but the system succumbed to funding concerns.
That had been a developing technology since long before. The ABM treaty sought limits on it, officially. Reagan abrogated the treaty, thus starting a new arms race. It violated the MAD doctrine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Ballistic_M...

You may have noticed Russia has been quite competent in their rockets and space endeavors for quite some time. We rely on them now. Nice and steady versus some grandstanding on our part. Nice that push didn't come to shove.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#191222 Dec 10, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. yes, as taxpayers, we subsidize the income of fast-food workers instead of insisting employers pay them a living wage and pass it on to the consumer ..
.. if you go to a dine-in restaurant and order a burger, you probably tip the server. Yes,(s)he's making minimum wage but when you add gratuity, you're paying the true price ..
.. to reduce product cost, fast-food restaurants do not factor in the true value of service. This business model generates profit and demeans the worth of an employee. If anything, it is the ultimate elitist attitude ..
.. if fast-food restaurants paid their employees a livable wage, your burger would cost an additional $1.00. Instead, workers must depend on government handouts to survive ..
.. for me, the picture is wrong. Along with demeaning the value of service people by forcing them to apply for charity, it places an unnecessary tax burden on everyone ..
.. who benefits? The person who likes Big Macs and is too lazy to cook a nutritional meal? How about the restaurant owner? Can't you see anything wrong with the picture ??..
Yes, what I see wrong is your analysis.

Fast food workers earning minimum wage are mostly just entering the workforce and working part time.

If you raise the minimum wage, you will eliminate a percentage of their jobs. Then they will be more reliant on government.

They must have wanted the jobs, since they applied and took them.

A high percentage of McDonalds managers began in part-time, minimum wage jobs.

How taxpayers are forced to deal with this is not done by the McDonalds management or the market. The subsidizing is created by the government.

These employees are better off having this minimum wage job than not having it, and so are the taxpayers.

Utopian economics has been tried over and over. The results are not promising.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#191223 Dec 10, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. yes, as taxpayers, we subsidize the income of fast-food workers instead of insisting employers pay them a living wage and pass it on to the consumer ..
.. if you go to a dine-in restaurant and order a burger, you probably tip the server. Yes,(s)he's making minimum wage but when you add gratuity, you're paying the true price ..
.. to reduce product cost, fast-food restaurants do not factor in the true value of service. This business model generates profit and demeans the worth of an employee. If anything, it is the ultimate elitist attitude ..
.. if fast-food restaurants paid their employees a livable wage, your burger would cost an additional $1.00. Instead, workers must depend on government handouts to survive ..
.. for me, the picture is wrong. Along with demeaning the value of service people by forcing them to apply for charity, it places an unnecessary tax burden on everyone ..
.. who benefits? The person who likes Big Macs and is too lazy to cook a nutritional meal? How about the restaurant owner? Can't you see anything wrong with the picture ??..
Automation turned restaurant workers into factory workers. Glorified automats. That lack of tips hurt badly, and you are right about it being subsidized by the government. I posted a link with the numbers, I think it was yesterday morning.

But the automation did reduce the spitting in the food.
Bongo

Patchogue, NY

#191224 Dec 10, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. yes, as taxpayers, we subsidize the income of fast-food workers instead of insisting employers pay them a living wage and pass it on to the consumer ..
.. if you go to a dine-in restaurant and order a burger, you probably tip the server. Yes,(s)he's making minimum wage but when you add gratuity, you're paying the true price ..
.. to reduce product cost, fast-food restaurants do not factor in the true value of service. This business model generates profit and demeans the worth of an employee. If anything, it is the ultimate elitist attitude ..
.. if fast-food restaurants paid their employees a livable wage, your burger would cost an additional $1.00. Instead, workers must depend on government handouts to survive ..
.. for me, the picture is wrong. Along with demeaning the value of service people by forcing them to apply for charity, it places an unnecessary tax burden on everyone ..
.. who benefits? The person who likes Big Macs and is too lazy to cook a nutritional meal? How about the restaurant owner? Can't you see anything wrong with the picture ??..
poppycock. The average Mc donalds brings in $40 thousand a day and more in some busier ones. The payroll is cheap because you don't need much skill and there are plenty of proletariats who don't aim higher , waiting to apply. They could double the wage and have only a small impact on profit. Some small businesses have such small margins that a min. wage hike would affect them,

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#191225 Dec 10, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Federal_...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Russ...

The Soviets and Russians are no slouches in the science and technology arena. It is a very good thing we never got into a serious slug fest with them. We actually could have lost.

Since: Sep 08

Rocky Ford, CO

#191226 Dec 10, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_of_all_bo...

Non-nuclear.

Can also seriously ruin one's day, canceling or postponing indefinitely any plans made.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#191227 Dec 10, 2013
Sorry about the Nene engines...
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R ussian_Federal_Space_Agency
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Russ...
The Soviets and Russians are no slouches in the science and technology arena. It is a very good thing we never got into a serious slug fest with them. We actually could have lost.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#191228 Dec 10, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
Dave is very smart.
Yeah, he told me. Or something like that.
Waitwut

Skei, Norway

#191229 Dec 10, 2013
Divine Alien wrote:
When we leave this world, we are going back to God himself.
And you know this... how?

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