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U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud 7 hours ago. 9 Replies

That according to a Daily KOS story citing the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. Adding insult to injury, 33rd is two spots lower than last year's ranking. We…Continue

Tags: shame, ranking, exceptionalism, childbirth, children

The Bangers Are Getting Desperate.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 26. 9 Replies

With good reason. They're finding it increasingly difficult to make the universe obey their math.Like the theocrats in Galileo's time who refused to look through his telescope at the night sky, the…Continue

Tags: plasma, electricity, woo, astrophysics, universe

The English Language's Two Best Uses: Poetry and Fraud.

Started Apr 17 0 Replies

It's good for poetry because it has so many synonyms with different shades of meaning.It's good for fraud because the shades of meaning are often morally different.Here's one of many thousands: "I…Continue

Tags: religion, survival, romance, politics, morality

Politicians: Guilty of Predation Until They Prove Themselves Innocent

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 17. 4 Replies

Their predation didn't start after the Citizens United ruling. From the 1787 Federal Convention, here are a few words of two founders.Alexander Hamilton. The people are turbulent and changing; they…Continue

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Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"The top 10 best countries for moms are: Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Australia and Belgium. The least religious countries are: Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Norway, Hong Kong, Japan,…"
7 hours ago
Patricia replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"Yeah, such a burden......"
8 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"jay, don't assume I 'm a Dem and get defensive. Reagan's inviting xian fundies to join the Repub Party without first counting them was dumb, dumb, dumb. But Repubs were desperate. Since 1960 they'd been throwing moderates from…"
14 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Jennifer Checki's discussion Athiesm and intelligence
"Jennifer, I too have scored very high on different IQ tests. I was in my early 40s when I found that a man I worked with was a MENSA member. I was qualified and decided to join. I went to its meetings and saw that many there were younger than I. I…"
14 hours ago
Plinius replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"Always good to find out if the statistics are sound, but if it's true we'll see a lot of pregnant Americans coming in..."
15 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Unable to Comment on Blog Posts
"I recently learned that bloggers can remove replies they dislike and the people who posted those replies know their replies have been removed. I replied to a blog one day, and the next day decided to copy my reply to a Word document. I selected it…"
15 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Jennifer Checki's discussion Athiesm and intelligence
"No one has yet mentioned that in the late 1970s, research on IQ tests revealed that they were better tests of socio-economic well being than of intelligence.A perhaps-cynical college psych instructor told his class (I was in his class because I had…"
16 hours ago
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"Infant mortality is calculated very differently around the world and is not directly comparable. If the US used Sweden's standard, for example, our rate would be 30% lower. And really how scientifically accurate are numbers from the West…"
16 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to matthew greenberg's discussion time for pols to share their feelings on atheism
"Where so many xians vote, "panderingpolitician" is one word. Hillary's saying recently that the bible is her favorite book turned my stomach too but I won't deny a Dem a vote. Until the Greens show that they are a political party…"
17 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"The US of A has a few billionaires who need taxpayer help. "
18 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Pat's discussion Are Anti-Religious Cartoons Hate Speech?
"Loren, since they won't message you to tell you when they're coming, is armor plating part of your everyday attire? "
18 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Nationalism Is A Form of Religion
"Hi, Bluegrass, I hope your government tells you. I have since 1952 participated in elections but my government, besides not telling me, during the war in Viet Nam asserted a right to lie to me. I kid you not; the White House press secretary said as…"
19 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"What is even more incredible is that the GOP wants to defund (and if possible, completely dismantle) Planned Parenthood, because three percent of the services they offer for women's health includes abortion.  Of course, they don't…"
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Patricia replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"We're 20th......that's a huge difference!"
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Pat replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"You know, while it is shameful this is happening, the real shame is that I'm not all that surprised. And, that's the worst shame of all. P.S. Here's the article."
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tom sarbeck replied to Pat's discussion Are Anti-Religious Cartoons Hate Speech?
"1) Given America's centuries-long tradition of often vicious political satire, and 2) given xianity's often violent insistence that America was founded on xian principles, if there's any hate in religious cartoons, it's in the…"
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About Me:
Atheist 6yrs; Catholic 20yrs; Agnostic 52yrs; Atheist 6yrs; Materialist.
Cincinnati until 1947, St. Pete FL until 1950, US Navy until 1952, St. Pete until 1954, Gainesville (UofF) until 1961, Tallahassee (FlaStUniv) until 1962, into computers where I became a migratory worker (St. Pete, Daytona Beach, Houston, Austin, Phoenix). Retired to San Francisco then Yountville.

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At 4:28pm on May 3, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That electric Universe will blow a fuse Tom.

At 10:00am on March 2, 2015, Mojo said…
Tom thanks for extending the invite. I've been an athiest since the 70's and have become more so since.

I see religion as the handmaiden of fascism and oligarchs.

I find it absurd and pathetic that so many still embrace the superstition and denial of real humanity that religion demands.

You and I will be long gone before the world will be free of the bonds of theocracy, but every movement has to start somewhere.
At 10:22pm on February 28, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks, Tom.  It isn't that well written, but I think I get my point across.

At 1:52pm on February 20, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks for the invite, Tom.  Hope to have some good discussions with you.  Since we are close to the same age, there probably won't be too many disagreements though..

At 9:56pm on February 4, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Thanks for clarifying. The reason I used the collective 'we' instead of the singular 'I' was because I was aiming for something inside the comfort zone of the reader. Hoping to rattle cages enough that maybe I get some folks to reconsider their stance on self-ownership. Sorry about misunderstanding your comment.

At 12:54pm on February 2, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

The place where you left the comment is at this link:
http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/personal-responsibility#comments

If you could let me know who I plagiarize I'd appreciate it. I didn't mean to.

At 11:55am on January 21, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

You wrote as a comment on my blog titled 'personal responsibility':

"Consider the words you borrowed from someone you didn't acknowledge:

As long as we are living the only power over us is that which we allow."

Tom, The idea is hardly new but from whom did I plagiarize?? I take it seriously, and I looked online to double check and found no quote that I failed to attribute.

At 12:52pm on January 15, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Hey Tom, you said I borrowed words without acknowledging their source. From where??

I'm asking here instead of bumping an old post. I only just read the comments.

At 10:37pm on October 30, 2014, Daniel W said…

Thanks Tom. 

I have lost whole, complicated, entries due to the damn system selecting something and deleting it.  Didn't know about the control-z, thanks.  Since initially posting that, I submitted to the  Borg, and was assimilated into Win 8.1.  So far I don't see a difference from 8.0 except now it screws up some links.  How much fun is that?

At 12:19pm on October 9, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Thanks, Tom, for your comment on my blog post. I like the "sheriff" bit!

 
 
 

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