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Wed Nov 19

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:21 PM

Re: Latest ACA Controversy

Animal products are the direct cause of diabetes and heart disease.
They glom up the arteries. My god, the stats in this country bear witness to that every single day.


Like so many debates these days both sides have compelling [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:13 PM

Re: Thought for my day

Have any of you formulated your ideas of your purpose in life that you want to share?


This has been a bit of a struggle for me since I quit religion. But as near as I have it worked out, my purpose in life is to serve as a vessel [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:42 PM

Re: Does religion cause more harm than good?

Very few people of faith in any developed country would turn down treatment for cancer because it was "the will of God" that they get cancer.

The problem is that religious people get to change the rules to suit their whim. [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:28 PM

Re: Does religion cause more harm than good?

Faith does not necessarily make a person blind to observable truth (even though there will always be some people of faith still try to ignore such).


Faith may not make people blind to observable truth, but it provides a powerful [more]

Fri Nov 14

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:05 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

Republican legislators are motivated over-archingly by greed. That is perfectly understandable, because the only Republican candidates that succeed are those who meet the exacting standards of their corporate donors.

Ergo, if you want to
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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:30 PM

Re: Obama finally being Obama

It will remain center until the white middle class realizes the Republicans only care about the top 5%. By that time they'll be living as third world workers. Many are now after thirty years of Reaganism.


I agree, but the [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:16 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

You think that conservatives secretly agree with, say, a more progressive tax system or expanding the social safety net....and they're just pretending not to because they hate Democrats?

Pretty much, yup.


The two [more]

Wed Nov 12

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Beridian replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:28 AM

Re: Well, I am back

About 2 weeks ago, my brother passed. The memorial was this last weekend. Kind of what you expect and what you don't expect.
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That evening, talking with a cousin (works for ACLU - he's nice, though!) and my SIL's uncle (80s
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Tue Nov 11

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Beridian replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:31 PM

Re: Kansas voters--you built that

Both Moody’s Investors Services and Standard & Poor’s cut the state’s bond rating, alerting investors that the state was positioned to eat away critical reserve funds partly because of the income tax cuts.


Clearly this is [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:22 PM

Re: we don't know what we're talking about...

We get people arguing opinion, which is fine, but without proper scientific studies we can't really know the answer. (Yes, I'm as guilty of this as anyone.)


I have almost entirely given up debating issues. I have a close friend [more]

Fri Nov 7

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:32 PM

Re: Promised I myself no politics

(although they view the former function more as a wealth transfer system rather than insurance).


Wise wealthy people understand that maintaining a nominal social safety net benefits poor and wealthy alike. Allowing economic [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:18 PM

Re: Promised I myself no politics

[BTW, one of the common complaints I hear from conservatives that I talk politics with is that government has moved away from infrastructure development as a core function. Their view of government today matches that of Paul Krugman - that it's [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:24 PM

Re: Lifetime caps - a progressive solution?

By bringing back a lifetime cap, it would force the more wealthy individuals to start to pay down their assets until they otherwise would qualify for medicaid. The way I see this is that the removal of the lifetime cap resulted in more individuals [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:57 AM

Re: Promised I myself no politics

What we need is the one thing that seems to be lacking in the presidency: BACKBONE. We need someone who would make that B****d Lyndon Johnson look like a little angel. Someone who will take names and kick ass.


This is the truth. [more]

Wed Nov 5

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:27 PM

Re: results

Unless, as an article someone linked earlier today said, they adopt the Colorado model of being a new Republican (that's how Gardner won...he had to back away and/or obfuscate all of his prior positions).


If I were calling the [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:06 PM

Re: results

So what's our excuse when we aren't angry?


Fair enough. A great many of the stupid a$$holes that I speak of are progressives who couldn't be bothered to vote. We could have change, but it would take effort, and apparently America [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:38 AM

Re: results

Congress couldn't get anything done before, and they still won't. They'll probably waste time with wet-dream legislation (the kind Paul Ryan will love) only to have Obama veto it.


Any bets how many bills get sent to the [more]

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Beridian replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:40 AM

Re: Priority 1 for the new Congress

...is a formal budget following the traditional process. We've not seen that since 2006 and I welcome it.



I agree. Lets see how long it takes them to produce one. I am not holding my breath.

Tue Nov 4

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Beridian replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:13 PM

Re: The Borax, It Works

I fought a holding action all summer long against the little tiny black ones crawling all over my kitchen counter. I read about Borax but I was put off over how expensive it was.

I ended up using several of the Terro ant baits, supplemented [more]

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Beridian replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:01 PM

Re: Mega Millions and Election Day

But it got me thinking that we could probably get a higher percentage of eligible voters actually voting if we tied voting to somekind of jackpot lotto, even if the jackpot was just a few million.

Can you buy VA Mega Millions on line [more]

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