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Thu Mar 26

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JamesBrown replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:25 PM

Re: How Welfare Encourages Entrepeneurship

ravvt writes: New business formation is at a 35yr low while welfare spending grows to ever higher levels.

Curious. Your image doesn't specify whether the businesses are incorporated or not, while the study in the OP looked only at [more]

Wed Mar 25

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JamesBrown replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 4:26 PM

Re: Beginning of life discovered?

It offers a plausible explanation, which is the best we'll ever get. To the die hards, you can't go back and prove it happened. Kind of like they can't go back and prove god really did visit Earth thousands of years ago then [more]

Thu Mar 19

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:54 PM

Re: secret religious war

1pg: Apparently being Christian isn't enough for these Christians...you have to be the right kind of Christian.

About the only thing that all Christians can agree on is that the majority of the others are doing it wrong.

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:52 PM

Re: Heavan

1pg: "A celestial North Korea."

What's curious is how people pine to get away from this world and to be ushered into the next one.

And yet both worlds were designed and built by the same Architect.

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JamesBrown replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:45 PM

Re: A tree does not grow in Washington

telegraph writes: "It was the DEMOCRATS that was the party of slavery in the pre Civil War south...and long after!....."


Right. During the time of Lincoln, Republicans were more liberal from New England states, and Democrats [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:59 PM

Re: A tree does not grow in Washington

1poorguy: "Even while we did remarkable things like raise the city of Chicago to install sewers, we didn't let women vote and enforced Jim Crow. "

telegraph: "That was the convention of the day. SO?

It ended. Get over [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:20 AM

Re: NYC Sergeant dies just before retirement

Too many people we knew who retired and were dead 2 or 3 years later.

Wouldn't that be an argument to never retire?

;)

Sat Mar 14

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JamesBrown replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:18 AM

Re: where to retire

I have the same criteria as you, 1pg--affordable with stuff to do.

(My motto: it's better to do stuff than to have stuff.)

Right now, my suburb of Dallas fits the bill quite nicely, but my wife is growing more and more tired of the [more]

Wed Mar 4

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:10 AM

Re: Need Help

Does anybody here remember the name of the very recent film about the guy who cracked the enigma code? I just can't recall the name - though I can picture the ad for it in my head.

The Imitation Game.

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JamesBrown posted to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 9:30 AM

Kent Hovind in Legal Trouble Again

Noteworthy Creationist Kent Hovind was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for tax evasion. Hovind argued that he didn't owe taxes because he only swears allegiance to God, not to the United States, all the while engaging in financial trickery [more]

Fri Feb 27

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:49 PM

Re: why do we...

1poorguy: Why do we idolize actors and sports figures and not scientists and discoverers?

"Why is it, I wonder, that anyone who displays superior athletic ability is an object of admiration to his classmates, while one who displays [more]

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JamesBrown posted to the Atheist Fools board. 11:00 AM

The Reluctang King of the Hidden Internet

Eye-opening article by Harry Farrel, asst. professor at George Washington University, on the 'hidden internet' first developed by "technology-obsessed libertarians' in the 1990s. Using TOR routers and other cryptographic tricks to obscure [more]

Thu Feb 12

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 2:47 PM

Re: An atheist jihadi

This was a senseless act of violence, a tragedy, and a heinous crime, whether it was over a stupid parking dispute or not.


And if the motivation for this horror did indeed spring from the accused's atheism, then this particular [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 2:32 PM

Re: For the forgiveness of sins

bdhinton: But you aren't trying to argue this says anything about whether God exists or not, are you?

Hmm. Those words seem familiar. :)

I don't think I'm committing that error. I'm often willing to presume that God [more]

Wed Feb 11

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 2:07 PM

Re: For the forgiveness of sins

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Well, then you're going to have to explain, using small words, what evil thing Balaam was going to do that Jehovah stopped in the nick of time.
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Curse HIS people.

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I don't get that [more]

Tue Feb 10

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 6:45 PM

Re: For the forgiveness of sins

lhaselden: God moves in mysterious way.

Yes, I used to say that a lot when it appeared that God did something that didn't make sense.


You do not accept the story of Balaam but it does what you wanted to [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 6:41 PM

Re: For the forgiveness of sins

I don't have any problem with this passage. It all depends on how one Hebrew word is translated:

Interesting. So verse 22 might be interpreted as, "But God was angry AS he was going..." meaning that Balaam made Jehovah angry [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 3:12 PM

Re: For the forgiveness of sins

The most interesting account I know of is the prophet Balaam in Numbers 22. Please read the entire chapter.

I had forgotten the details of this story. It's utterly bizarre.

So there's Balak, king of Moab, who sees the [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 11:15 AM

Re: For the forgiveness of sins

AdrianC writes: Yes, God could have preserved the message. And yet, God allows the church to go off the rails regularly, believers do evil things, they lie, cheat, steal, kill. They're people, right? They make mistakes and God lets them do [more]

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