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by U-said-it
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes

But there already is Religous freedom of expression in most 1st world countries, that's not the same as being protected from criticism. By the very nature of a law like this, it is quite clear that people are afraid their religions can't stand up to criticism. Nothing is beyond being criticized, or ...
by U-said-it
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Pat Robertson: Haiti "Cursed" After "Pact to the Devil"
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Pat Robertson: Haiti "Cursed" After "Pact to the Devil"

Pat Robertson: Haiti "Cursed" After "Pact to the Devil" Robertson took to the airwaves Wednesday on his show and said that the country has been "cursed by one thing after another" since they "swore a pact to the devil." ...... "They were under the heel of the French, you know Napoleon the third and...
by U-said-it
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes

Atheist Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes From today, 1 January 2010, the new Irish blasphemy law becomes operational, and we begin our campaign to have it repealed. Blasphemy is now a crime punishable by a €25,000 fine. The new law defines blasphemy as publishing or uttering matter that is...
by U-said-it
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Suit Seeking Accountability fo
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Suit Seeking Accountability fo

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Suit Seeking Accountability for Guantanamo Torture NEW YORK - December 14 - Today, the United States Supreme Court refused to review a lower court's dismissal of a case brought by four British former detainees against Donald Rumsfeld and senior military officers for or...
by U-said-it
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: /dev/null
Topic: Yars Revenge and Demon Attack....
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Yars Revenge and Demon Attack....

I'm not a fan of any Atari games, and I dn't even believe there originally bankrupted empire should be counted as generation one systems.

It all started with the 8-bit goodness of the Nintendo Entertainment System, which resurrected the dead console game industry in the US.
by U-said-it
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Wrong Number Miracle
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Wrong Number Miracle

Altruistic, yes. Miracle, no.
by U-said-it
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Sarah Palin believes in Christian supremacy.
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Sarah Palin believes in Christian supremacy.

In a November 24th, 2009 segment of MSNBC's Countdown, Keith Olbermann asserted that Palin's religious views are not unusual, in terms of American culture. That might be true if giving Samurai swords to graduating religious students, claiming Christians can learn to raise the dead, and advocating t...
by U-said-it
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Smith-Cotton High - "Science is Religion".
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Smith-Cotton High - "Science is Religion".

I think you're confusing terms. Facts ≠ Theories. It is a fact that the liquid water covers about ~70% pecent of this planet, and it is a fact that it's more than 3.6 billion years old. It is a fact that cellular life has been around for at least half of that period. It is a fact that organism...
by U-said-it
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Smith-Cotton High - "Science is Religion".
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Smith-Cotton High - "Science is Religion".

I just find it amazing that 84 years after the Scopes Trial , we now have a rejuvenation of conservatives trying to set back education 150+ years. Especially after Kitzmiller v. Dover where real experts testimony was used to make the judgement, the so called "creation scientists" like Behe had their...
by U-said-it
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Veterans treatment for PTSD blocked by religion.
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Veterans treatment for PTSD blocked by religion.

This is a bit ironic considering the science of psychology was practically jumpstarted by wars, most prominently WWII. During the Iraq war, however, the great difficulty veterans experienced in getting psychiatric care—greater than before—was not a product of cost-cutting, but of convi...
by U-said-it
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Water on the moon
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Water on the moon

Cool stuff, but I'm not that surprised...

Water being one of the simplest forms of molecules, I'd be shocked to find it didn't exist in at least trace amounts everywhere.

Good news for the moon base plans though... :wink:
by U-said-it
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: 10 year old boy stands against prejudice...
Replies: 0
Views: 455

10 year old boy stands against prejudice...

After asking his parents whether it was against the law not to stand for the pledge, Will decided to do something. On Monday, Oct. 5, when the other kids in his class stood up to recite the pledge of allegiance, he remained sitting down. The class had a substitute teacher that week, a retired educa...
by U-said-it
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Smith-Cotton High - "Science is Religion".
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Smith-Cotton High - "Science is Religion".

...Or, they said to the same effect that "evolution is religion". The pale gray shirts, intended to promote the band’s fall program, feature the image of a monkey progressing through evolutionary stages, emerging as a man. Each figure in the design clutches a brass musical instrument. The ban...
by U-said-it
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Secret Service strained to protect Obama.
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Secret Service strained to protect Obama.

An internal congressional report questioning the ability of the Secret Service to continue fulfilling its duties was leaked to the Boston Globe. The report says the Secret Service is strained by a drastic increase in threats to President Obama, coupled with deep budget cuts. Some are speculating th...
by U-said-it
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Girl raped; Onlookers do nothing.
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Girl raped; Onlookers do nothing.

I don't think people should have any legal responsibility to be an extension of law enforcement. ..... But witnessing a violent crime like this, and not reporting it, let alone when it's happening, should legally make you a participant in the crime. Those two positions can't be reconciled. How is p...
by U-said-it
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Girl raped; Onlookers do nothing.
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Girl raped; Onlookers do nothing.

Duty to report/intervene laws are wrong. I don't think people should have any legal responsibility to be an extension of law enforcement. Like if you witnessed someone doing drugs, didn't report them, and got into legal trouble yourself. Now that's retarded, and hopefully it will never happen. But ...
by U-said-it
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Girl raped; Onlookers do nothing.
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Girl raped; Onlookers do nothing.

Richmond, California (CNN) -- Investigators say as many as 20 people were involved in or stood and watched the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a California high school homecoming dance Saturday night. Police posted a $20,000 reward Tuesday for anyone who comes to them with information that ...
by U-said-it
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Arctic Icecap to Dissapear in 20-30 years
Replies: 36
Views: 2770

Re: Arctic Icecap to Dissapear in 20-30 years

BoneyCork should know better than anyone what overpopulation, combined with ancient coal burning power plants, can do to carbon emissions. There are roughly a few distinct camps on this subject: 1) Those who deny Global Warming is taking place. 2) Those who actually look at the evidence, and want to...
by U-said-it
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Arctic Icecap to Dissapear in 20-30 years
Replies: 36
Views: 2770

Re: Arctic Icecap to Dissapear in 20-30 years

name a period in history when those 3 things were not around.
Sorry, I should have said this:

War, starvation, pandemic diseases... We do indeed have all of these things happening now due to over-population.
by U-said-it
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Arctic Icecap to Dissapear in 20-30 years
Replies: 36
Views: 2770

Re: Arctic Icecap to Dissapear in 20-30 years

Well..., the current carbon emissions issue is directly related to how many people there are, and this is a consideration in getting them down to manageable levels. This recent article below kind of sums how I feel about this particular angle. The scientists said dealing with the burgeoning human po...