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In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Since: Feb 11

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#43927 Nov 27, 2012
Thinking wrote:
And yet you're less democratic than the UK and 15 places behind Sweden.
Nonsense.

I have a link that says there's a WWII bomber on the moon... posted from a British newspaper.

Just because it's on the internet it doesn't mean it's true.

Start off with this: the UK is a monarchy, not a democracy.

Here's another:
THE LEAGUE TABLE OF DEMOCRACY

Here is how the countries fared on a scale of 1 to 100.

Denmark: 88.3
Finland: 87.7
Belgium: 85.1
Iceland: 83.5
Sweden: 82.9
Norway: 82.1
Canada: 79.4
Netherlands: 79.0
Luxembourg: 75.2
USA: 74.9
Germany: 73.2
New Zealand: 72.1
Slovenia: 69.6
Switzerland: 67.8
Ireland: 67.0
Portugal: 66.7
Spain: 66.6
Australia: 65.5
Hungary: 63.2
Austria: 63.1
Czech Republic: 58.2
Italy: 57.0
Cyprus: 55.5
Malta: 54.2
Japan: 45.8
Great Britain: 44.6
France: 42.8
Poland: 42.0
South Africa: 39.8
Costa Rica: 32.7
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43928 Nov 27, 2012
You're such a moron. You found a link that shows you're still miles behind Sweden!

Cheg on. You am a twart![Richard Herring]

Ha ha ha, loving your post! Sweden with its King trashes you again!

Massive, massive twart.

Ha ha ha!
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nonsense.
I have a link that says there's a WWII bomber on the moon... posted from a British newspaper.
Just because it's on the internet it doesn't mean it's true.
Start off with this: the UK is a monarchy, not a democracy.
Here's another:
THE LEAGUE TABLE OF DEMOCRACY
Here is how the countries fared on a scale of 1 to 100.
Denmark: 88.3
Finland: 87.7
Belgium: 85.1
Iceland: 83.5
Sweden: 82.9
Norway: 82.1
Canada: 79.4
Netherlands: 79.0
Luxembourg: 75.2
USA: 74.9
Germany: 73.2
New Zealand: 72.1
Slovenia: 69.6
Switzerland: 67.8
Ireland: 67.0
Portugal: 66.7
Spain: 66.6
Australia: 65.5
Hungary: 63.2
Austria: 63.1
Czech Republic: 58.2
Italy: 57.0
Cyprus: 55.5
Malta: 54.2
Japan: 45.8
Great Britain: 44.6
France: 42.8
Poland: 42.0
South Africa: 39.8
Costa Rica: 32.7

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#43929 Nov 27, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
How about that new global education ranking survey announced today
The UK is 6th – the US 17th
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20498356
Did you know that if you rearrange the last four letters of you Topix Monicker it spells 'Christ in Me'? LOL. That is funny. You are a closet christian.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#43930 Nov 27, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
<quoted text>I am sorry could not make out what you were trying to convey.
Well just keep on moving on...
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43931 Nov 28, 2012
"christ in me" also spells: "Stench, I rim!"

That's funny. jesus is a closet rimmer.
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know that if you rearrange the last four letters of you Topix Monicker it spells 'Christ in Me'? LOL. That is funny. You are a closet christian.
SupaAFC

Pitlochry, UK

#43932 Nov 28, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
There are one hundred pennies in a dollar, yes or no?
PS: If it was loaded, I would not be able to answer the question.
EG: is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
I can respond "yes".
As can anyone else who knows what a monarchy is, or who isn't stuck with a lie... like you.

Your turn.
You are either incredibly dense or very dishonest. Despite your obvious immaturity I believe that you are not as dumb as you appear, and are deliberately trying to wriggle out of another hole you have dug yourself.

The penny question is simple because we can both agree about the values of numbers and simple addition. 1 + 1 = 2, 1 penny is worth 1 penny, 100 pennies in a dollar. These are assumptions we can agree with.

Your monarchy question, on the other hand, completely ignores the political context of 21st century Britain. By answering "yes", it gives people the false impression that the monarchy is a serious political player in our country when, despite your continual rehashing of ceremonial powers, they are not.

Literally, we live in a monarchy.

Realistically, we live in a parliamentary democracy.

That is why your question is loaded, that is why you ran away from my explanation.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43933 Nov 28, 2012
Thinking wrote:
You're such a moron. You found a link that shows you're still miles behind Sweden!
Simpleton: a link that shows the UK is many more 'miles' behind the USA illustrates that it is easy to find a list on the internet that "proves' anything.

But most: garbage in, garbage out.

If the official name of the state- that would be the name chosen by the state itself- declares that it is a monarchy, it is a pretty safe bet to say the state is a monarchy.

Since: Feb 11

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#43934 Nov 28, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
The penny question is simple because we can both agree about the values of numbers and simple addition. 1 + 1 = 2, 1 penny is worth 1 penny, 100 pennies in a dollar. These are assumptions we can agree with.
Yes or no: A monarchy is a country ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

Since: Feb 11

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#43935 Nov 28, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
Your monarchy question, on the other hand, completely ignores the political context of 21st century Britain. By answering "yes", it gives people the false impression
You keep making others responsible for the conclusions to which you jump.

There are one hundred pennies in a dollar.

Who is the head of state of the UK?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43936 Nov 28, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
Literally, we live in a monarchy.
I see: if we take what I have said and examined closely what exactly I have said, what I have said is absolutely true.

So the answer to the question: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no? can be answered with a firm YES.

Based... on what the words actually mean.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43937 Nov 28, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
By answering "yes", it gives people the false impression that the monarchy is a serious political player in our country when, despite your continual rehashing of ceremonial powers, they are not.
By answering 'yes', I am saying the supreme ruler of the UK is a monarch.

Does the UK monarchy have the power to dismiss the government, yes or no?

Since: Feb 11

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#43938 Nov 28, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
That is why your question is loaded, that is why you ran away from my explanation.
Ran away, SuperFAG?

I slapped the snot out of you.

You a panzied-ass lying moma's boy who can't admit he's wrong. Only in your dreams does anyone run away from you.

Literally speaking.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43939 Nov 28, 2012
The UK is not ruled by a monarch.
The US is far less democratic than Sweden with its King.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes or no: A monarchy is a country ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43940 Nov 28, 2012
Thinking wrote:
The UK is not ruled by a monarch.
The US is far less democratic than Sweden with its King.
<quoted text>
UK = monarchy.
Sweden = monarchy
Anonymous

UK

#43941 Nov 28, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I see: if we take what I have said and examined closely what exactly I have said, what I have said is absolutely true.
So the answer to the question: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no? can be answered with a firm YES.
Based... on what the words actually mean.
Here's a loaded question, is the American president appointed, yes or no?
Anonymous

UK

#43942 Nov 28, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
complete jingoistic babble.
No its fact, there have been four ages of mankind
1. The stone age
2. The bronze age
3. The iron age
4. The industrial age
Notice that the industrial age is the only age that was created by just one country, great Britain, an achievment America could never match I'm afraid, that's why Britain will always be remembered long after America, who will be remembered only as a small British colony

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#43943 Nov 28, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
No its fact, there have been four ages of mankind
1. The stone age
2. The bronze age
3. The iron age
4. The industrial age
Notice that the industrial age is the only age that was created by just one country, great Britain, an achievment America could never match I'm afraid, that's why Britain will always be remembered long after America, who will be remembered only as a small British colony
Dead wrong.

The information age, often called the internet age, is something the US started, and Japan promptly improved.

I hate the US, I can't stand this country, it makes my skin crawl knowing I was born here, give credit where due.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_Age
Anonymous

UK

#43944 Nov 28, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Dead wrong.
The information age, often called the internet age, is something the US started, and Japan promptly improved.
I hate the US, I can't stand this country, it makes my skin crawl knowing I was born here, give credit where due.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_Age
The information 'age' is not a new age, it is just a small part of the industrial age, a new age us a sciesmic shift in humanity, like the industrial revolution and the bronze age, the information age does not fit this category as it is not a new age and just a small matter, and don't forget that the world wide web is a British invention, so was the first computer, but it doesn't matter as we are all living in the industrial age now, and it will probably be centuries untill the next new age arrives, these things are very rare

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43945 Nov 28, 2012
Thinking wrote:
You're such a moron. You found a link that shows you're still miles behind Sweden!
Cheg on. You am a twart![Richard Herring]
Ha ha ha, loving your post! Sweden with its King trashes you again!
Massive, massive twart.
Ha ha ha!
<quoted text>
and Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of Norway, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Kingdom of the Netherlands

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43946 Nov 28, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
UK = monarchy.
Sweden = monarchy
both are democracies

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