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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 35 minutes ago

FGM study

Some folks patting themselves on the back (asserting their petition led to this). Whatever the case may be, the US is going to do a study of FGM.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 39 minutes ago

Re: tragic

Yep...flu is deceptively nasty. More than you wanted to know: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm

The problem with the vaccine is that the virus mutates extremely rapidly, and the [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1 hour ago

leaving your life

I follow this guy on YouTube for his photography tips. Even if they aren't things I generally worry about (e.g. studio lighting...I have no studio), I find them interesting and he's a good presenter. Well...he and one of his models have literally [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1 hour ago

secular coalition

Received in email from the AZ chapter is the legislative "scorecard" for the state. It appears each state does their own. Those interested might check the SCA for their state to see if there's one for them.

Here's AZ's:
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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1 hour ago

Re: tragic


Gee, ya done Greeked me, 1pg. And used my own words to boot.


Great minds...

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Giglio Island

Looks like life is going to get back to normal there. All those workers can go home now.

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1poorguy replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 2 hours ago

Re: Camping Update

In 1964 Sheridan went on a rampage burning most of the mills. There's a mill in Edinburg that was saved. I believe it's the only mill to survive the war.

I know many southerners declare that the "South with rise again", but [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: tragic

The last measles death in the US was 1 - back in 2003.


Gee...ya think maybe vaccinations had something to do with that? Nahhh...couldn't be.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: tragic

Sorry, but I can't reconcile saying a woman has a right to abortion because of privacy and it's her body - but that same woman doesn't have a right to NOT get vaccinated.

The two aren't even remotely similar. In one case you're [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: tragic

There are diseases for which I think vaccinations should be mandatory: smallpox, measles, mumps, polio, etc. The efficacy of vaccinations for these is well beyond doubt.

That's what I had in mind. MMR, HPV, polio, smallpox... The flu [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:42 PM

Re: tragic

In my opinion people who do not wish to be vaccinated should be offered the alternative of living in some isolated place where they will not be a threat to others, say Antarctica or the moon for example.

Agreed.

As for [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Apple User's Group board. 7:18 PM

no more cats

They may be moving to national parks. Saw this today. New OS X coming.

https://www.apple.com/osx/preview/

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1poorguy replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 5:20 PM

Re: Free will revisited

For example, when you are hungry, your brain does a thorough analysis of your body's nutritional needs, looks for deficiencies, current energy outputs vs intake, etc. It then compares this need against a known catalog of foods you've eaten, and [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:35 PM

Re: underwater dreams

...then still a few should have been an option even at nonresident rates - depending on what they pay out of pocket for themselves.

Prop 300 killed it. They not only had to go to non-resident rates but were also ineligible for any [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:08 PM

tragic

It's not the kids' fault, but they're the ones who will suffer due to their parents' stupidity.

I still maintain there should be only ONE valid reason for "opt-out", and that's a medical problem (such as an allergy). Otherwise [more]

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 11:56 AM

underwater dreams

Heard on NPR this morning. Kind of a sad story about some undocumented poor kids from Phoenix beating the rich MIT kids in a robotic competition. The MIT kids ended up with good jobs (as you'd expect), but the poor kids not so much.

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 5:18 PM

how a conspiracy theory starts...

Interesting read. I can't verify the veracity of the claims, but it seems odd to me that someone would take the blame for it if he didn't have to.

I agree with the idea that more often it's incompetence not conspiracy.

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:38 PM

one difference I noted...

...between Europe and the US: European bread is so much better than ours.

And I'm not comparing the typical sliced white bread to one of their fresh-baked oval loafs (with the crust that goes "thump" when you tap it). Even breads [more]

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1poorguy replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 12:09 PM

Re: Faith and Reason

Human reason fails typically when irrationality is allowed to run free. At least that's what I've observed.

The Nazis were one example (the author mentioned them, so this isn't a Godwin!). Just today we have yet another:

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:53 AM

Re: Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

But in Christianity in particular, many sects teach that scriptural stories are always literal truth, and definitely *not* metaphor. The fourth realm is mapped onto the second, the brain's objections are suppressed, and then we are told that none [more]

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