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Fri Nov 21

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:54 PM

Re: just doing what Congress wants....

a two-tier system of citizenship where the bottom tier is allowed to stay in this country and work, but is not allowed to vote, to benefit from welfare programs, to travel freely, or to enjoy the full protection of workplace laws

I [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 12:45 PM

Re: the "Cake Boss"

I'd be surprised if 1 drink doesn't put someone your size over the legal limit...

From charts I've seen it's 2 drinks at my weight. But I tend to ask for my drinks to be "kind of on the weak side" since I don't like the [more]

Thu Nov 20

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:30 PM

Re: Does religion cause more harm than good?

In a sense Nazism was very much a religion. To be a Nazi required blind faith in bizarre beliefs.

But then you could make any human group a "religion". Sports teams and fans have bizarre beliefs, by your definition that [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:54 AM

Re: Does religion cause more harm than good?

Religion promotes tribalism.
Religion anchors believers to the Iron Age.
Religion makes a virtue out of faith.
Religions diverts generous impulses and good intentions.
Religion teaches helplessness.
Religions seek
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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:43 AM

Re: Does religion cause more harm than good?

Religion promotes tribalism

I think humans promote tribalism - religion is just one say they do it. I think even without religion we still see it.

One example I can give is when my mom talks about growing up in Instanbul [more]

Tue Nov 18

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:58 PM

Re: In-floor Radiant Heat ...

Our system employs a special tubing, running back and forth between each floor joist, in each room, spaced a small distance from the flooring above. 6-inch insulation is installed BELOW it, with foil facing upward to reflect the heating [more]

Mon Nov 17

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:51 PM

Re: healthy people pay & sick people get money

Do you have any children where pre-natal care was covered by an employer health insurance company and their later shots and any other healthcare needs? Employees with no kids or fewer kids have been subsidizing bringing into the world the kids of [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:20 PM

Re: A Peek at Boomers' "Last Homes"

sneaking out while the parents are asleep at night through first-floor glass doors instead of second floor double-hung windows, the old standards will die anyway

As a single woman - no thank you. If it's easy to "sneak out" [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:43 AM

Re: Latest ACA Controversy

I can count myself among many that saw their tax bill go up in 2013 because of ACA. Not to mention that since I do not qualify for subsidies, if they force me to buy into ACA, my monthly premiums will go up by 20+% for which I get nothing more nor [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:37 AM

Re: Latest ACA Controversy

If you have a law that makes explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it wouldn't have passed," said Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor involved in developing the plan.

What I want to ask people like that is: [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 10:27 AM

Re: the "Cake Boss"

It really doesn't take that many drinks to be over the limit to legally drive. While its best not to drink alcoholic beverages at all if driving, I'm more understanding if someone is at .08 versus waaay over the limit.

But it's sad how drunk [more]

Sat Nov 15

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:25 PM

Re: Bill Clinton's Out of Touch Economically

The top 20% of Americans in terms of economics - are totally out of touch with the other 80% also.

This trend is going to get worse.


But it's @ 6 weeks until Christmas, and the 80% aren't going to start their holiday [more]

Fri Nov 14

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:58 PM

Re: Brick-and-mortar looking better

I had a better experience with Verizon Wireless online this week.
Went to the Verizon store last weekend to take a look at the iPhone 6+ - unfortunately their floor model wasn't working and they didn't have any in stock. They were able to change [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:55 PM

Re: plural wives indeed

I have been told (on this board!) that women are just as susceptible to abs and buns and pecs as men are to breasts and butts and legs.

I've dated the guy with just the abs and pecs without much of an educated mind behind it, and it [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:56 AM

Re: plural wives indeed

Basically what it seems to say is the one with the money attracts the most mates. Not really a shocker.

For successful women, I don't think it attracts the kind of mates many successful women want (if talking about [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:39 AM

Re: cell phone deals and providers

their new lowest plan is $40 call/text, 500MB data

That should read "$40 call/text and $20 500MB data. The plus about so many people buying smart phones for young children and hence sharing large data plans is companies seem to [more]

Thu Nov 13

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:55 PM

Re: cell phone deals and providers

My iPhone service is decreasing $20/month because for the past 2 years I've been on their lowest data iPhone 5 plan ($40/unlimited call/text; 300MB for $40 data) and their new lowest plan is $40 call/text, 500MB data.

I don't have a [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:42 PM

Re: Black Fri-week?

Last year or the year before was the first holiday season where I bought all my gifts online. And what I buy for gifts usually don't have special savings - such as for my mom I buy her REALLY good bottles of Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($20+ [more]

Tue Nov 11

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:20 PM

Re: plural wives indeed

I don't understand the moral issue with plural wives/spouses. Not counting the 14 year-old, as long as it's between consenting adults, and as long as any legal benefits were adjusted to not grossly favor those in plural marriages, what's the big deal [more]

Mon Nov 10

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:00 PM

Re: oligarchy?

When a group of elites manipulate a situation where people have no options, all to benefit themselves, they are oligarchs and the people are living in the oligarchy.

Some of the miners are in a cage of their own making. This is an [more]

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