In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Anonymous

UK

#43549 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Let's bump this up to the same page and you can try to explain how there isn't a "fox news" in any other advanced democratic country.
Since Murdoch has a stronger grip on the politics in the UK than he does in the US, you must mean the UK is not an advanced democratic country...
You dumbass, microchip is gone, he has no influence in britain, his attempted takeover of sky was squashed, his major newspaper has been shut down, and his other one, the times, is in terminal decline, and thank god, we don't have fox news LOL
Anonymous

UK

#43550 Nov 22, 2012
I have seen fox news several times, and oh my god, at first I thought it was a joke, a parody or something, but it continued to get more and more demented, and then just flat out crazy, before I realised that this isn't a joke, this is actually real, they watch this in usa, its one of their major networks, and that was frightening to think about, that these crazy people and the nation they poison have nuclear weapons, wow

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#43551 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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So?
Little bit of difference between "ordering" and reaching in your wallet and paying for one.
It just means even it would have been profitable for Boeing, but not economically viable for the buyers , who would have operated them at a loss.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43552 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
I have seen fox news several times
Rupert Murdoch.

Australian.

Vast holdings in UK media.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43553 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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You dumbass, microchip is gone, he has no influence in britain,
STFU, PACKY: nothing you say has anything basis in reality.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43554 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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You dumbass, microchip is gone, he has no influence in britain,
I guess he just wondered in off the street when he visited the PM Cameron.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43555 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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Except that in Britain no school children are made to pray,
(quote)
Collective Worship

The law in England and Wales provides that children at all maintained schools "shall on each school day take part in an act of collective worship". In community schools, the worship must be wholly or mainly of a Christian character. In Academies and free schools the arrangements will depend on the funding agreement, which will usually have a compulsory worship element built in.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#43556 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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Except that in Britain no school children are made to pray, but in America they are forced to swear allegiance to an invisible sky fairy
What?

I have never been forced to swear allegiance to an invisible sky fairy.

Never heard of that before.
Anonymous

UK

#43557 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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(quote)
Collective Worship
The law in England and Wales provides that children at all maintained schools "shall on each school day take part in an act of collective worship". In community schools, the worship must be wholly or mainly of a Christian character. In Academies and free schools the arrangements will depend on the funding agreement, which will usually have a compulsory worship element built in.
"Compulsory worship" that doesnt happen, what is it called when a law isn't enacted, and hasnt been for decades, irrelivent, the fact remains that bo children ever pray in British public schools, bit half of all American children are FORCED to swear allegiance to a god, how does that even work, what about people that aren't Christians, British schools are full of imigrants, with man6 muslims, a teacher could never have praying in a classroom, but in america they are forced to swear allegiance, I don't understand how you do that, its not very civilised, schools are for learning, not religeous brainwashing, I'm fortunate that both my kids go to a British school, so there is never any religeon of praying for them, its called secularism, European enlightenment, America should try it some time, it would solve so many of your social problems

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#43558 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Constitutional monarchy.
How many sites do I need to post?
Tell us again: what is the OFFICIAL NAME of Sweden.
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy,

so many you want i have to state of sweden website as my evidence!

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#43559 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The government of North Korea insists it is a democracy as well.
What is the name of Sweden, again?
the king have no political power.
sweden is a parliamentary democracy,

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#43560 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Head of state...
Has certain meaning in the English language... maybe you lost it in translation.
What is the official name of Sweden again?
To be sure: the MONARCH in Sweden has less power than the MONARCH in the UK but the thing about the word MONARCH when used in the context of government is: if you have a MONARCH as your Head of State then you are in a MONARCHY.
Would you like for me to post the definition of the word "MONARCHY" yet again? to find a definition with fewer words?
that wasn't a translation that was official swedish government website

sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
the king of sweden have no political power.
SupaAFC

Comrie, UK

#43561 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I cannot help you don't know what a loaded question is, SuperFag.
I am the one who brought an explanation, and you are the one who ran away like a wuss and can respond with nothing but ad homs.

We know why, Barefoot, we know why.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I've already responded to the question: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
NO.
Your turn.
Why have you changed your tack? For the past month or two you were screaming that Britain is a monarchy.
SupaAFC

Comrie, UK

#43562 Nov 22, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.
I admire your electoral system of St Lague. Much fairer than both first past the post (UK election) or AV (Scottish Parliament election) yet still a simple method. We can learn a fair bit from the Swedes.
SupaAFC

Comrie, UK

#43563 Nov 22, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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Sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
so many you want i have to state of sweden website as my evidence!
Yes, it would be nice if Barefoot would join us in actually looking at how our countries actually conduct their politics, but his argument starts and ends at literal titles and deeds. He will ignore our elections, he will ignore what our monarchies do, he will ignore what our Parliaments do.

Barefoot screams that actions speak louder than words... unless, of course, those actions contradict the words he desperately clings to.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43564 Nov 22, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
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What?
I have never been forced to swear allegiance to an invisible sky fairy.
Never heard of that before.
Well, Packy isn't committed to telling the truth. Packy is committed to making you repeat the same thing until you tell him to TTTH.
Anonymous

UK

#43565 Nov 22, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
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What?
I have never been forced to swear allegiance to an invisible sky fairy.
Never heard of that before.
It's a swear of allegiance that half the children have to swear to

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43566 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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It's a swear of allegiance that half the children have to swear to
Uh.. sure Packy.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#43567 Nov 22, 2012
straa wrote:
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It's a swear of allegiance that half the children have to swear to
No they donít.

You speak of something you know nothing about.

Besides you stated allegiance to a sky fairy.
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#43568 Nov 23, 2012
If you've ever been in a US board meeting, you'll never hear anyone give an honest opinion on anything. It's all about not offending the boss.
straa wrote:
In almost all respects America is the least democratic nation in the western world, western democracies do not have the death penalty, western democracies do not have racial segregation and ghettoisation, western democracies do not have creationism in schools, western democracies do not have detention without trial etc etc etc

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