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In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#46986 Feb 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Is a fish a mammal, yes or no?
Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica are two different coffee beans, yes or no?
SupaAFC

Dunblane, UK

#46987 Feb 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
No such thing: "degree in politics".
sTILL WAITING: ONE SOURCE, YOU DON'T POST HERE?
Done so twice. You cannot say you have not seen them as you have cherry-picked portions from the posts that they were linked in.

So, either:

1) Topix mysteriously edits my posts;

2) You do not read the whole content of my posts;

3) You are lying.

I am going for option 3). Furthermore, there is nothing, whatsoever, stopping you from loading up Google and typing "MRes political research" or "undergraduate politics degree".

You are lying, Barefoot, and trying to redefine reality to fit it.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>moving goalposts.

Wait...

One cite / you stop posting.
We have established that you have no clue what the fallacy means.

You are pretending that politics degrees do not exist - fact.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny: no matter how many times I remind you that you are a m/f c/s liar and you paraphrase instead of quoting, and I demand you provide the quote:

You paraphrase.

You are a m/f c/s liar.
We all know what you posted, manchild. Until you finally get round to acknowledging the university links that prove your claims about politics degrees wrong, there is no point going on yet another wild goose chase when you will only pretend that you did not read the post.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>You do that.

Make sure you include the little number at the end, as I have done, which links to the original source.
You made the claim, so you will back it up. That is what adults do.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
But do it after you declare that you will stop posting after I give you ONE citation.
Translation: "I want to take my ball and go home now"
SupaAFC

Dunblane, UK

#46988 Feb 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Freedom of speech:
The US has it.
The UK does not.
You can go through the list of countries that do not have freedom of speech- let's say the list is one hundred countries long.
The UK does not have a guaranteed freedom of speech.
Examples: already given.
"Rock Hill, S.C. teacher Sharon Aceta was placed on leave Friday after she posted a sarcastic and offensive statement about President Barack Obama on Facebook.

Aceta, who eighth grade math at Rawlinson Road Middle School, was evidently frustrated with Obama's reelection last Tuesday. According to WSOC-TV, the teacher wrote on Facebook:

"Congrats Obama. As one of my students sang down the hallway,'We get to keep our fooood stamps'...which I pay for because they can't budget their money...and really, neither can you."
School spokesperson Elaine Baker told WSOC that while there have been a number of complaints about the post and that the teacher violated the district's social media policy, Aceta likely will not face disciplinary action beyond the one-day suspension.

Aceta has since apologized and deleted the status.

The incident in South Carolina is one of a number involving teachers' Facebook statuses following the election. A Columbus, Ohio teacher came under fire last week for taking to the social networking site to express disappointment in the election results, posting:

"Congrats to those dependent on government, homosexuals, potheads, JAY-Z fans, non Christians, non taxpayers, illegals, communists, Muslims, planned murder clinics, enemies of America, Satan You WON!"
District officials said they were investigating the case.

Similar problems with social media have affected communities across the country. In July, a Bradenton, Fla. parent found a Facebook discussion among teachers of G.D. Rogers Garden Elementary School in which one educator calls a student the "evolutionary link between orangutans and humans." Another teacher responded that the comment made her "laugh out loud."

Last year, a first grade teacher at Paterson School 21 in Paterson, N.J., was suspended after writing on Facebook that she felt like a "warden," and referred to students as future criminals. The school board said, however, that officials cannot remove a teacher there for what is said on Facebook and can only act if it spills over into the classroom.

And just weeks earlier in Doylestown, Pa., Central Bucks East High School English teacher Natalie Munroe was suspended for blogging about her students and referring to them as "disengaged, lazy whiners."

Munroe was reinstated at the school because she had a "legal right to her job," but was later fired for poor performance.

At least 40 school districts nationwide have adopted social media policies. From New York City to Missouri, districts are beginning to discipline teachers for inappropriate Facebook activity. But some educators point out that social media can be a beneficial learning and teaching resource if used properly."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/shar...

Your country is facing the same problem with posters on social media. What you say has serious consequences just as it can do here.

Furthermore, it is still pathetic that you think debate over offensive material on the internet is on a par with police states.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Is a fish a mammal, yes or no?
This is akin to asking "Is Britain a boat? Yes or no?"

I am not claiming that fish are mammals.

I am not claiming that mammals are fish.

What I am saying, manchild, is that you think everything -within- the umbrella terms are the same.

That you still need this explained to you for the fifth/sixth time shows your inability to understand very, very, very basic logic.
SupaAFC

Dunblane, UK

#46989 Feb 5, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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you are the liar bsfoot
sweden is a democracy no matter how many times you lie like the liar you are
Mikko,

I am posting below the two university links that Barefoot claims he has never read. I would like you to say whether you have been able to see them or not. Thanks.

Undergraduate:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/a ...

Postgraduate MRes:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/prospectus/pgrad/study/ ...

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#46990 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
<quoted text>
Done so twice. You cannot say you have not seen
Posts to a university is not a post to prove that "politics degree" exist.

Still waiting: one cite : you stop posting.

Since: Feb 11

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#46991 Feb 5, 2013
Mikko wrote:
sweden is a democracy
Kingdom of Sweden

Since: Feb 11

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#46992 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
<quoted text>
Done so twice. You cannot say you have not seen them as you have cherry-picked portions from the posts that they were linked in.
So, either:
1) Topix mysteriously edits my posts;
Your "proof"? You point the university and you say "See?"

Where oh is this "BS in Politics"
degree?

HAHAHAHAAH!

Still waiting: one cite you're gone, let me know.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#46993 Feb 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Kingdom of Sweden
and democracy you liar

Since: Feb 11

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#46994 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
I am not claiming that fish are mammals.
Swallow, SuperFAG.

You keep bringing it up.

Wipe your chin.

Since: Feb 11

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#46995 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
<quoted text>
"Rock Hill, S.C. teacher Sharon Aceta was placed on leave Friday after she posted a sarcastic and offensive statement about President Barack Obama on Facebook.
Not arrested.

Do let me know the minute the cops take her to jail.

I see you running away from your assertion: I have never posted a cite.

Since: Feb 11

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#46996 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
The incident in South Carolina is one of a number involving teachers' Facebook statuses following the election.
No arrests, eh?

I see you running away from your assertion: I have never posted a cite.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#46997 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
<quoted text>
Mikko,
I am posting below the two university links that Barefoot claims he has never read. I would like you to say whether you have been able to see them or not. Thanks.
Undergraduate:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/a ...
Postgraduate MRes:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/prospectus/pgrad/study/ ...
yes i see them bsfoot is a liar

http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TEDTVO...

Since: Feb 11

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#46998 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
2) You do not read the whole content of my posts;
I read until you hit your first lie.

You can see why I don't finish them.

I see you running away from your assertion: I have never posted a cite.

Since: Feb 11

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#46999 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Yet no link to the two 'politics degrees' you claim to have earned.

Since: Feb 11

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#47000 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
What I am saying, manchild, is that you think everything -within- the umbrella terms are the same.
There is no such thing as an "umbrella" term.

Obviously: English not included in your majors.

Since: Feb 11

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#47001 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
<quoted text>
Mikko,
You keep posting them, dummy!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/a

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#47002 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
What you say has serious consequences just as it can do here.
I cannot help you do not understand the difference from saying something and going to jail, and saying something and getting fired.

You are an incredibly stupid person.
SupaAFC

Dunblane, UK

#47003 Feb 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Posts to a university is not a post to prove that "politics degree" exist.
Even if the post is straight to a degree in politics? Amazing.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Still waiting: one cite : you stop posting.
You either cite your sources like an adult, or don't and show to all the world that you are a dishonest, spineless, lying coward who never cites his sources, then lies about their origin when backed into a corner.

I am not going to stop posting just because an immature manchild wants me to. This is like my four year-old cousin saying she will only eat her peas if she gets ice cream for dessert.

You, without doubt, have the mentality of a four year-old. That is very, very sad.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Your "proof"? You point the university and you say "See?"

Where oh is this "BS in Politics"
degree?

HAHAHAHAAH!
Right on the page. Did you once again only look at the title, then not bother to read the content?
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Still waiting: one cite you're gone, let me know.
"Give me ice cream then I'll eat my peas!"

You are never going to cite your source because you got it straight from Wikipedia. Stop the charade, manchild.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Swallow, SuperFAG.

You keep bringing it up.

Wipe your chin.
And I keep showing that you have no clue what the analogy is on about. You think that I am arguing that fish and mammals are the same when I am talking only about mammals, one group.

That you persist with red herrings (excuse the pun) demonstrates your complete inability to understand basic logic.

Peas, logic, four year-old brain.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Not arrested.

Do let me know the minute the cops take her to jail.
Makes no difference. She was suspended from her job as a result of exercising her freedom of speech. Would such a penalty be incurred if America truly was as free as you claim it is?
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I see you running away from your assertion: I have never posted a cite.
And it remains a fact. You claim you got the Macmillan quote from somewhere else other than Wikipedia. I ask you to show the source. You then pathetically demand that I stop posting if you fulfill the request.

In short, you are getting destroyed, again, can't take it anymore, again, and want rid of me by getting the last word.

Not happening, manchild. Playground tactics may work with some posters, but not me. You are my time-killing b!tch.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
No arrests, eh?
Suspended from her job, eh?
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I see you running away from your assertion: I have never posted a cite.
Still a fact. Prove me wrong, manchild - show me the non-Wikipedia source you supposedly got your Macmillan quote from.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>I read until you hit your first lie.

You can see why I don't finish them.

I see you running away from your assertion: I have never posted a cite.
Translation: Barefoot cherry-picks from other people's posts.

So you lied about me never posting the links. Okay then.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Yet no link to the two 'politics degrees' you claim to have earned.
You did not ask for evidence for my own degrees, you asked for evidence that such degrees exist.

Mission accomplished. Now what demands are you wanting for proof of my own degrees? A time machine?
SupaAFC

Dunblane, UK

#47004 Feb 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>There is no such thing as an "umbrella" term.

Obviously: English not included in your majors.
An umbrella term is a term used to cover a broad number of functions or items that all fall under a single common category. Umbrella term is also called a hypernym. For example, cryptology is an umbrella term that encompasses cryptography and cryptanalysis, among other fields. Similarly, an umbrella organization is a central and coordinating body representing a number of smaller, separate bodies.

The closely related blanket term is a word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary, even have a minimal relationship, but blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms may originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.

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

Wrong again, manchild.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep posting them, dummy!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/a
Then you lied about having not read them. You, my manchild friend, are a liar, and are only making a show of it -after- I got another poster to verify them being posted.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I cannot help you do not understand the difference from saying something and going to jail, and saying something and getting fired.
You are an incredibly stupid person.
So you demand that only arrested cases count? Alright then:

"The Inquisitr reports that a 22-year-old woman from California was arrested after posting a racial slur against President Obama on her Facebook account. Denise Helms, who is clearly not a supporter of the African American President, told her friends that maybe “he will get assassinated” prompting authorities to investigate her.
Denise Helms never expected her joke about Barack Obama to cause such a tantrum on behalf of the Secret Service. The 22-year-old woman made a racial comment about the newly re-elected President and hoped that maybe he “gets assassinated this term”. The post went viral within a few hours as it was shared by other Facebook users.
Helms released an interview telling reporters that she never expected to get so much attention over a comment. She later on tried to set things straight by admitting that the part related to the president’s assassination was a little bit far-fetched. The mere fact of speaking about someone’s assassination doesn’t necessarily mean you would do it, Denise explained. However, she wouldn’t be the least affected if Obama was murdered.
Denise’s employers at Cold Stone Creamery were outraged by the woman’s comment, as well. They decided to fire her and posted an official statement on their Twitter account, on Thursday, notifying the press that Helms is no longer working with them. Following an avalanche of angry messages, Cold Stone Creamery’s spokesperson declared that the company does not share the employee’s view on Barack Obama.
Denise Helms’ problems could get a lot worse in the future. According to the Associated Press, the woman is currently being investigated by the Secret Service because threatening the president is a felony. If she is found guilty she could be sent to jail.
Helms is not the only person who posted offensive messages against the United States President after the results of the election were communicated on Tuesday evening. Real estate mogul Donald Trump took to the Twitterverse to express his anger over Obama’s re-election and to invite people to make a revolution. He later on deleted his radical posts."

http://www.dailygossip.org/woman-arrested-for...

What say you now?

Since: Feb 11

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#47005 Feb 5, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
<quoted text>
Even if the post is straight to a degree in politics? Amazing.
<quoted text>
~stop stomp stomp~

Name the degree.

Obviously, you have problems copying things verbatim.

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