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Sun May 3

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:19 AM

Re: The Day the 60's Died

...rioting is just plain stupid.

Stupid in what sense? As a cold empirical matter, rioting is a weapon of the weak that historically has often yielded political and economic concessions. This is not to say that rioters are acting [more]

Sun Apr 26

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MisterFungi replied to the Baby Boomers board. 7:26 AM

Re: Changing lightbulbs

I want to do this myself for as long as I can!!

Comments?


My comment is: you already have. Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries (and death!) among folks over 50. If you're still comfortable on a little two-step [more]

Thu Apr 23

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:12 PM

Re: Another Article Jews/Women

I have been asked because families have poorly planned and have declined them as well.

How do you know they poorly planned? There are all kinds of reasons why family members end up getting separated in seating, and not all of them [more]

Mon Apr 13

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:24 AM

Re: Airline Seats and Jewish Men

I doubt very much that my wife would object. For one thing, she wouldn't want to sit next to a jerk. (The other guy, not me.) Moreover, it would probably mean that she would get the aisle and I'd be in the middle.

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:48 AM

Re: Airline Seats and Jewish Men

I am on a iPad, waiting for a seat on a flight at MSP, so I cannot readily read all the posts. But I would like to make a couple of points.

First, an article in NYT about this problem indicates that airlines are aware of the issue and do [more]

Fri Apr 10

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MisterFungi replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 4:06 AM

Re: 66 for 66

What make of bike helmet would you wear...

All of my helmets have been Giros, except for the hard white plastic one I had back in the early '80s. It looked like something you'd wear for roller derby.

Wed Apr 8

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:40 AM

Re: BRK is a hedge!

Markel's returns are going to be driven to a large extent by the performance of their bong portion of the portfolio.

I think that's more likely for these companies:

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:03 AM

Re: Credit Card Freebies

"No, there’s nothing about having a lot of credit available that can hurt your score,” says Paperno. “In fact, all other things being equal, more revolving credit availability can, for some, mean a lower credit utilization ratio (balances [more]

Tue Apr 7

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:47 PM

Re: Credit Card Freebies

...plus I understand it can affect your credit rating.

True but, from what I have read, in a good way (unless, of course, you use the card to go further into debt).

My understanding is that your credit score is affected by [more]

Mon Apr 6

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:37 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

For folks who have not yet been exhausted by the discussion here, there's a 4-part series in WaPo that I found to be informative. It includes a section about whether the Indiana RFRA (in its original form and in its newly amended form) would protect [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:41 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

albaby writes, "There's no support for the idea that Christians who hate gays would be able to use 'religious freedom' to successfully avoid anti-discrimination lawsuits..."

You lost me there. Even in Indiana, in which gays [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:20 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

If the adherent isn't willing they say-so up-front (and aren't hired). If you accept a position you must fulfill the duties of that position.

I've got a better idea. it's called worker's rights. We bargain over working conditions [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:14 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

Again I ask, if blatant discrimination were not the purpose of the law, then why enact it?

Maybe you missed the part where I agreed wholeheartedly with you on that. I oppose the Indiana law.

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:12 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

Were there not clergy who vehemently opposed it? Were there not clergy who stood for generations in favor of slavery and then later segregation?

Of course there were. That doesn't negate my statement. The vast majority of leaders of [more]

Sun Apr 5

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:02 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

...it isn't even remotely out of the realm of probability that some of those events could occur.

If you truly believe that, then I guess you are justified in working yourself into a lather about them. In my judgment, your examples [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:07 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

So, would it be OK for a firefighter not to do his/her job if they suspected the building was owned by a gay couple?

I don't know what "would it be OK" means. If you mean "would it be legal under RFRA," I will [more]

Sat Apr 4

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:20 PM

Re: How income inequality benefits everybody

...it isn't a collective action problem to behave, yourself, in the way you think the law should obligate everyone to behave.

No, it's not. But it doesn't accomplish Buffett's objective, which is to make the tax code more equitable. [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:05 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

...since they are one in the same - according to you.

I never said any such thing.

I pointed to an example of a cat. You said it's not a cat, it's a furry animal. I said it's both. Now you insist that, according to me, [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:10 PM

Re: Fixing a Spoon

Have you tried finding a replacement on eBay or somesuch? I was able to find replacement spoons for the stainless flatware we got more than 30 years ago.

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:01 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

Philosophy is not religion.
Religion is belief in some ridiculously impossible "thing."


I'm sorry, but you're wrong. That may be how you define "religion," but that's not what religion is.

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