In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43626 Nov 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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mon·ar·chy
[mon-er-kee] noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.
2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.
Synonyms
1. See kingdom.
World English Dictionary
monarchy (&#712;m&#594;n&#6 01;k&#618;)
— n , pl -chies 1. a form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead
sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
king = no political power

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43627 Nov 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
(QUOTE)
mon·ar·chy
[mon-er-kee] noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.
2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.
Synonyms
1. See kingdom.
World English Dictionary
monarchy (&#712;m&#594;n&#6 01;k&#618;)
— n , pl -chies 1. a form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead
the king of sweden have no political power
the king of sweden have no political power
the king of sweden have no supreme authority

Since: Feb 11

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#43628 Nov 23, 2012
Nikki wrote:
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When in 1990 king Boudewijn refused to sign the law on abortion, which was supported by the majority of the population, because he had moral objections he was declared unfit to rule for a day and the law was passed without him.
Yes.. unfit for a day or two... as he arranged.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43630 Nov 23, 2012
USA is not the land of the free!

Patriot Act, NSA spying, TSA checkpoints in the airports and even on bus and train stations warantless wiretapping, secret kill list, torture, wars, imprisonment of whistle-blowers, etc

Since: Feb 11

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#43631 Nov 23, 2012
Nikki wrote:
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Our king has no power, none.
"The Constitution of Belgium entrusts the monarch with federal executive powers: the appointment and dismissal of ministers, the implementation of the laws passed by the Federal Parliament, the submission of bills to the Federal Parliament and the management of international relations. The monarch sanctions and promulgates all laws passed by Parliament. In accordance with Article 106 of the Belgian Constitution, the monarch cannot act without the countersignature of the responsible minister, who in doing so assumes political responsibility. This means that federal executive power is exercised in practice by the Federal Government, which is accountable to the Chamber of Representatives in accordance with Article 101 of the Constitution."

Since: Feb 11

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#43632 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
USA is not the land of the free!
More free than Sweden.

How's the king doing?

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#43633 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
USA is not the land of the free!
Patriot Act, NSA spying, TSA checkpoints in the airports and even on bus and train stations warantless wiretapping, secret kill list, torture, wars, imprisonment of whistle-blowers, etc
These things come with the territory , when you have 300,000,000 people and are the most powerful nation on Earth.
But really ..secret kill list? Imprisonment of whistle-blowers?
You a conspiracy nut?

Warrant less wiretapping was shot down , it can only be done with
foreign calls , and if you aren't doing anything. Well then you have nothing to fear do you? 9/11 caught us with our pants down, it wont happen again.

If you would like to see our ways become more lax and less militant , the worlds will have to stop creating terrorists. The world is not a safe place anymore, closing your eyes and burying your head in the sand wont make the bad people go away.

Since: Feb 11

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#43634 Nov 23, 2012
'Men who work for the Sörmland County Council in central Sweden should sit down rather than stand up when urinating in office toilets, according to a motion put forward by the local Left Party chapter.

The Left Party in Sörmland is taking a stand to ensure men take a seat when emptying their bladders in the county council’s own toilets.'
Anonymous

UK

#43635 Nov 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Exchange rate, English pound to US dollar, actual facts:
http://www.miketodd.net/encyc/dollar-verylong...
I.E.:$4.70 us dollars to 1 pound, 1915,$1.5 US dollars to 1 now.
So the British pound is, and always has been worth more than the dollar, its ok, I allready knew that

Since: Feb 11

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#43636 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
TSA checkpoints in the airports
Sweden also has checkpoints...

Since: Feb 11

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#43637 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
warantless wiretapping
'The FRA law (FRA-lagen in Swedish) is a Swedish legislative package that authorizes the Swedish state to warrantlessly wiretap all telephone and Internet traffic that crosses Sweden's borders. It was passed by the Parliament of Sweden on June 18, 2008, by a vote of 143 to 138 (with one delegate abstaining and 67 delegates not present)[1] and took effect on January 1, 2009.'

Since: Feb 11

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#43638 Nov 23, 2012
Mikko wrote:
imprisonment of whistle-blowers, etc
Show us: who has been imprisoned for whistle blowing in the US.

Since: Feb 11

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#43639 Nov 23, 2012
The Schwedentrunk (English: Swedish drink) is a method of torture and execution. The name was invented by German victims of Swedish troops during the Thirty Years' War. This method of torture was administered by other international troops, mercenaries, and marauders, and especially by civilians following the Swedish baggage train, who received no pay. It was used to force peasants or town citizens to hand over hidden money, food, animals, etc., or to extort sex from women.
Anonymous

UK

#43640 Nov 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It happens all the time.
The POTUS- who is elected into office and who is voted out of office if the majority decides they want someone else?
If the POTUS refuses to sign a law that (and let me correct you, the majority population doesn't pass laws) Congress has passed, it goes back to Congress and Congress can try to overrule him.
Just like when the house of commons overrule the lords, or are you picking and choosing now LOL

Since: Feb 11

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#43641 Nov 23, 2012
straa wrote:
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So the British pound is, and always has been worth more than the dollar, its ok, I allready knew that
No Packy, I am sure you don't understand what an exchange rate is.
Anonymous

UK

#43642 Nov 23, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
These things come with the territory , when you have 300,000,000 people and are the most powerful nation on Earth.
But really ..secret kill list? Imprisonment of whistle-blowers?
You a conspiracy nut?
Warrant less wiretapping was shot down , it can only be done with
foreign calls , and if you aren't doing anything. Well then you have nothing to fear do you? 9/11 caught us with our pants down, it wont happen again.
If you would like to see our ways become more lax and less militant , the worlds will have to stop creating terrorists. The world is not a safe place anymore, closing your eyes and burying your head in the sand wont make the bad people go away.
"If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear" from your mouth to gods ears, Stalin would be proud, spoken like a true tyrant
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43643 Nov 23, 2012
He chokes on a pretzel because he's coked off his tits?
Nikki wrote:
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Key word: nominally.
Belgium's a constitutional monarchy as well. So what?
Our king has no power, none.
When in 1990 king Boudewijn refused to sign the law on abortion, which was supported by the majority of the population, because he had moral objections he was declared unfit to rule for a day and the law was passed without him.
Tell me, what happens when a US president refuses to sign a law the majority of the population is backing?
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43644 Nov 23, 2012
"The U.S. Department of Energy began preparations for tightening the water efficiency standards on urinals. It’s all spelled out in excruciating detail in the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, which also regulates the efficiency of toilets, faucets, and showers. And refrigerators and freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, ovens and ranges, pool heaters, television sets, and anything else the Energy Secretary deems as electrically profligate.(Urinals also are regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which requires at least one urinal for every 40 workers at a construction site for companies with less than 200 employees and one for every 50 workers where more than 200 are employed. The Americans with Disabilities Act also delineates the proper dimensions and placement of bowls.)"
barefoot2626 wrote:
'Men who work for the Sörmland County Council in central Sweden should sit down rather than stand up when urinating in office toilets, according to a motion put forward by the local Left Party chapter.
The Left Party in Sörmland is taking a stand to ensure men take a seat when emptying their bladders in the county council’s own toilets.'
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43645 Nov 23, 2012
Monica Lewinsky.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Show us: who has been imprisoned for whistle blowing in the US.

Since: Feb 11

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#43646 Nov 23, 2012
straa wrote:
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Just like when the house of commons overrule the lords, or are you picking and choosing now LOL
Yes... Packy... so what?

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