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Texas License Plate case hits SC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 24. 12 Replies

Interesting case, and one that I find myself disagreeing with Americans United for Separation of Church and state.Groups can get special plates with their logo, and Sons of Confederate Veterans wants…Continue

Can it get much crazier?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Mar 24. 7 Replies

Planned speech, by Swedish Foreign Minister has upset Muslim state so much that ambassadors have been recalled, and she may have to resign.The speech, as planned included these radical offensive…Continue

Things covered by thE ACA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Feb 27. 7 Replies

Apparently insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act are required to accept any state licensed 'healing arts' including (where there is a license) homeopathy, chiropractor, naturopathy,…Continue

President OK to ignore courts? 43% of Dems say yes.

Started Feb 21 0 Replies

Kind of scary. One wonders how these numbers would be if a Republican were in the white house?Don't these people get the principles of a constitutional system, that the rules have to apply to…Continue

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jay H replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Will Muslims ever apologize or even admit the the Armenian genocide? on the 100th year anniversary
"Alas our own president will not use the term genocide."
2 hours ago
jay H replied to Chuck Roast's discussion Why Atheists Are Hated: A Thorough Explanation
"Actually it's not unexpected. Humans evolved in social tribal groups. Part of the cohesion of the group is shared belief structures (whether the belief is true is immaterial). Those that reject, or do not accept the shared belief are marked as…"
jay H replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Religion over Country
"I think Republicans realize that the Jewish vote is finally within their grasp. "
Apr 16
jay H commented on Non-ideological pragmatist's blog post Political ideology vs. atheism: An argument for non-ideologial pragmatic politics
"I agree totally with your criticisms of both major alignments. Technically I am registered as a Democrat (from long ago), but I have pretty much contempt for Repiblo-crats. Both groups are driven by people who want to use the coercive power of the…"
Apr 16
jay H replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Retrospective Evidentualism is the Jehovah Witness Fallacy?!
"Lots of people make the break. I (raised in the cult) offically broke off back in the earlly 80s, as did my brother and my wife at the time. Internally I had actually broken away before that, the logical flimflam was just painfully…"
Apr 16
jay H commented on Zomberina Contagion's blog post I Dream Of Mayberry
"I'm old enough to remember when it was new, and I don't think Andy Griffith was ever meant to be anything other than a fairy tale. It was excapism then. Despite Barney's bumbling with guns, no one ever got shot, there was never any…"
Apr 5
jay H commented on Zomberina Contagion's blog post Judas: Sinner, Saint, Or Catalyst?
"There was an interesting short story years ago, telling the events from Judas' side. Jesus was getting out of control, he was getting intoxicated by the crowds and adulation, and was starting to cause lots of trouble for the Jews. Judas had to…"
Apr 5
jay H replied to Patricia's discussion Poll in BC Shows Largely Non-religious
"Unlike, apparently, Ottawa, where stores get huge fines simply for being open on Good Friday:"
Apr 5
jay H replied to Billie Culver's discussion Choir singing hymns in public school performance
"I have mixed feelings. Certainly it gets more complicated in a public school, because it is essential not to be promoting religion, but in getting a musical education some of this is part of musical culture. If you're going to be a performer,…"
Mar 28
Michael Penn replied to jay H's discussion Texas License Plate case hits SC
"The plates are private speech but within the legal dictates of the state that issues them. This allows the state to avoid design and color changes, determine what may or may not be grossly offensive in any way, even on into racist and religious…"
Mar 24
Ted Foureagles replied to jay H's discussion Texas License Plate case hits SC
"For a few years, the standard plate here in South Carolina had "IN GOD WE TRUST" in bold letters across the top.  If you wanted something different you paid extra for maybe a college ball team logo or fishing tackle or, yes, a…"
Mar 24
sk8eycat replied to jay H's discussion Texas License Plate case hits SC
"I did, too...only I was in my 20s, and the female half. My boyfriend at the time wasn't too happy about it.   But he was a square, anyway.  Heh!"
Mar 24
jay H replied to jay H's discussion Can it get much crazier?
"Some more on this Sadly she's getting little support either in Sweden or much of the West."
Mar 24
Pat replied to jay H's discussion Texas License Plate case hits SC
"I actually had sex in the front passenger seat of a TR3. Thank goodness we were teenagers and limber, because there is NO WAY I could do it today without breaking my back - or hers.  Ahhh, youth!"
Mar 24
sk8eycat replied to jay H's discussion Texas License Plate case hits SC
"I loved and drove that TR3 for 25 years, until the last local British car mechanic died of mesothelioma (or asbestosis).  I haven't seen a Triumph of any type on the road around here for 10 or 15 years....everyone wants big, ugly,…"
Mar 24
sk8eycat replied to jay H's discussion Texas License Plate case hits SC
"Some states issue plates where you can choose hearts, ecological symbols, and crosses (or Star of David) in one corner of the plate.....or the BG of the entire plate"
Mar 24

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I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, jay! Glad you could join us. :D

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