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Mr. Deity and the Hitch

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Guess who's coming to the pearly gates ... and no, it isn't Sidney Poitier!Continue

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Tribute to Christopher Hitchens - 2012 Global Atheist Convention

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by vegantiger Apr 18, 2012. 3 Replies

Yes, I know, there have been plenty of tributes to the Hitch.  Considering the impact that he had on the world and on atheism, one more can't hurt.Besides ... things like this keep Hitchens alive for…Continue

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Comment by David W on December 16, 2011 at 6:54am

Damn. He's really gone.

Comment by Bryon on December 16, 2011 at 12:56am

I think I will miss you most of all. Good bye Chris.

Comment by James M. Martin on December 5, 2011 at 5:52pm

Here is a Vanity Fair photo of a personal hero of mine, as he and I share more than atheism: we both have terminal illnesses, his apparently much more serious than mine.  In the three-page essay he contributes to the latest issue, he writes on Nietzsche, saying that even in his final illness (of siphilis?) the latter wrote good prose.  Hitchens takes issue with a saying attributed to Nietzsche (but possibly borrowed from Goethe) that "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger," which Hitch says is bullshit.  I do tend to agree with him about the saying possibly being Goethe's, though like most popular sayings, there are many more godfathers than children to learn from them.  Goethe also said: "Against stupidity, even the Angels fight in vain."  I might hope that he meant the "angels of our better nature," i.e. us, but I think Goethe was a faithful Catholic.

Comment by House on November 29, 2011 at 1:48pm

World Atheist Day is showing up on twitter:

 

"A parting gift for Christopher World Day on his passing in thanks for his work. (RT if you agree, Thx!)"

Comment by Pangea Girl on August 19, 2011 at 5:05pm

Most Recent Hitch! Slate mag link:

http://www.slate.com/id/2301920/

Comment by matt warren on August 18, 2011 at 5:18pm

BTW...Joseph....the tax on it where I live is 10%.

but you can still grow for nothing but seeds.

 

Comment by matt warren on August 18, 2011 at 5:15pm

I am currently working my way thru some reseach mtl on this subject. a little slow because of dyslexia but its going.

I always thought that the laws about rec drg use in the "north" were abit more lib.

 I am not done reading yet sao I will have top get back to you on this.

cheers.

I see I am also a litle stupid abut the "lay of the land" out ther....thats being fixed also  ;)

all comes down to missing data on the cranial disk.

Comment by matt warren on July 28, 2011 at 1:22pm

yo...on this issue we have and have had a suitable model: the nordic coutrys which have embraces personal freedoms.

holland for one. we would see a rise in use and death in the first few yrs but it will soon level out to be very small because of experience and education.

another thing that would happen is that organized crime will drop to damn near nothing alowing the police/law enforcment more resourses to go after real crime.

victimless crimes are not crimes...they are expressions of personal freedomes.

like t. jefferson said"...as long as it neither brakes my legs or picks my pockets..."

Comment by Joseph P on July 23, 2011 at 10:02am

I fall pretty much on the same side as you.  I'd never touch any sort of narcotics ... hell, I don't even drink alcohol ... but outlawing things like pot is insane.  Legalize, regulate, and tax the hell out of it, like you said.

 

Turn it over the the FDA, not the DEA.

Comment by James M. Martin on July 23, 2011 at 9:14am
The D.E.A. could be revamped and renamed; don't even change the initials, but call it it the Drug Education Administration.  Get people like Erowid involved -- the online psychoactive substance authorities -- and start to tell the truth about drugs.  The biggest liar of them all is the Big Pharma lobby, and the most hypocritical: they know that prescription drugs are readily available on the street, often Lortabs.  Wiki says "recreational hydrocodone use is particularly prevalent among teenagers and young adults because of the drug's widespread availability."  Now it does not take a rocket science to imagine the company C.E.O. placing a phone call to the plant and saying, "Lotsa kids and housewives are using our Lortabs, Stan.  Better turn the conveyor belt from 'high' to 'very high' so we can pop out more of those little money makers."  Marijuana especially is Big Pharma's greatest threat.  It is the New Aspirin.  Bayer should work towards legalization so that it can be the first out with the best weed.  Now that the imitation marijuana is widely sold and chemists exercising their knowledge of re-tooling, the War on Drugs looks especially stupid: why do we spent billions fighting that which cannot be suppressed?
 

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